Historical objects and sites are a testimony to every country's civilization and cultural heritage. They bridge the gap between past and present and instill a sense of belonging and pride and the importance of cherishing their invaluable legacy. Absorb the atmosphere of the ruins and monuments of past Thai civilizations such as can be found in the ancient Angkor sanctuaries of Phimai and Phanom Rung. Admire Thailand's former capital cities and now historical parks of Sukhothai and Ayutthaya and enjoy the beautiful mountains of the North. These sightseeing trips do not include heavy physical activities.
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Sukhothai was founded in the 13th century as the first capital of Thailand (then Siam). Ayutthaya was for 4 centuries the capital and cultural centre of the Thai kingdom until in 1767 it was completely destroyed by the Burmese. What was left of these great cities has been extensively restored in 2 Historical Parks, both a must-see for all travelers to Thailand. The many ruins of palaces, temples & monuments of Sukhothai and Ayutthaya are of impressive beauty and of great aesthetical and archaeological importance.
Between 900 and 1200 B.C. large parts of Thailand were conquered by the Angkor empire. Thailand has a wealth of Angkor temples, built at the beginning of the 12th century, when the Khmer empire had its glory period. This module takes you to the Angkor sanctuaries of Phimai, Phanom Rung. They are the best restored of all Angkor monuments in Thailand. Both temples are of great historic and aesthetic importance. They became the example and prototypes for the later built and world famous Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
A relaxed sightseeing tour with overnight stays in beautiful luxury hotels. Visit the Golden Triangle, once the infamous once the infamous opium production area of Thailand but now a much visited tourist destination. Meet hilltribes and see how they live. See the opium museum and the small hilltribe museum. In Chiang Dao you can see how elephants are trained to work in the jungle. The northern border village Mae Sai has many markets with countless goods for sale. Also Chiang Rai's famous "white temple" is included in this program.
Via the beautiful national park of Doi Inthanon you will travel to Mae Hong Son. Visit waterfalls and hilltribes and overnight stays in beautiful nature resorts. See the famous long neck tribe and enjoy the scenic views over Mae Hong Son from the Doi Gongmoo temple, which is located on the top of a mountain. Via Pai and the Lod caves you travel to Chiang Dao, where you can see how elephants are trained to work in the jungle. Four day roundtrip with start & end in Chiang Mai.
Stay a few days at home with a Thai host family in a small Thai country village. Take part in authentic daily village life and experience first-hand how life on the quiet Thai countryside still is. For instance, you will visit the village people at home and see how they earn their daily living, go into the rice fields and visit the village school and see how a typical school day begins. For a few days you are really among the charming Thai country people of Isan, northeast Thailand.
From Khonkaen you travel via Sukhothai to Chiang Mai. This tour can be done perfectly following our Homestay Khonkaen. Travel through the mountainous provinces Loei and Petchaboon, belonging to Thailands most beautiful provinces. Visit Thung Salaeng Luang national parks and the Kaeng Sopha falls. Spend a leisure day at the historical park of Sukhothai. Via the Elephant Conservation center in Lampang this tour ends in the afternoon of day 3 in Chiang Mai.
Travel through the most remote areas in the easternmost part of Thailand. This journey takes you along the Mekong river. See country life as it has been lived for ages, visit Phra That Phanom the most sacred monument of Isan and watch the sunset over the mountains of Laos. The region is the least-visited by foreign tourists. It gives a genuine impression of the way that the Thais live their daily lives and also an opportunity to admire the beautiful scenery.
Absorb centuries of history and culture along Thailand's "River of Kings" on board the legendary Mekhala. Cruise between Bangkok and the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, staying overnight alongside a traditional Buddhist temple. Ayutthaya once was the capital of Siam, a great trading city before it was destroyed by the Burmese in 1767. The ruins still remain a haunting reminder of its former splendor. The Mekhala, a former rice barge, transformed to a floating boutique hotel, provides your accommodation, complete with air-conditioned cabins and comfortable chairs on deck to view life along the waterways.
The romance and beauty of the Phang Nga Bay are yours to enjoy from the deck of the June Bahtra, a traditional Siamese Junk. All the journeys onboard the beautifully-appointed June Bahtra start from Phuket and take you on a magical cruise along one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines. A variety of cruises are available to choose from, including full-day cruises with a visit to James Bond Island (with lunch), sunset cruises (with dinner) and a “Twilight” tour, combining the afternoon sun with an evening sunset (with snacks).
As a long-standing icon of the region, the Suwan Macha sails a relaxed course between Phuket, Phang Nga Bay, Krabi, and the Phi Phi Islands – a storybook setting for a romantic adventure at sea. On a voyage with no more than 10 guests, your experiences will be as personalized as they are memorable. A sense of discovery accompanies much of what you see and do with an emphasis on ease, comfort and choice.