Discover the great history tour in which you experience the Thailand of kings. In addition, a visit to the elephants and the beautiful landscapes and calm rivers of northern Thailand awaits you.
It starts in Bangkok, where you have time to explore this fascinating and hectic city. Then continue to the historic pearl of Ayutthaya, where you will take a wonderful boat trip and marvel at the city’s many fascinating temple ruins, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Then your train meanders from Ayutthaya to Phitsanulok, where you will experience “flying vegetables”. The next day you go on a bike tour through the temple ruins of the first capital of Thailand, Sukhothai. You will experience the most beautiful temple ruins in the country, Wat Mahathat.
Further north, in mountainous Chiang Mai, an interesting city tour by rickshaw to some of the traditional and lesser-known sights of the city awaits you. Here is also one of the absolute highlights of the trip, namely the ChangChill elephant home, where the elephants are only allowed to be elephants.
The journey ends in the north, in Chiang Rai, where you visit the white temple Wat Rong Khun and the Golden Triangle. Of course, the trip is not complete without a boat trip on the famous Mekong River, at the very top of the border with Myanmar and Laos.
Sa-wat dee! Welcome to Thailand.
Upon arrival, go through immigration and then pick up your luggage. A guide will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall with a Siem Reaper Travel sign. You will be driven to the hotel in central Bangkok.
In the afternoon there will be a welcome meeting at the hotel. The guide tells more about Thailand, what you should pay attention to and respect. The guide also answers any questions and goes through the travel program with you. After the meeting, a short walk around the hotel awaits you, where the guide will show you ATMs, pharmacies, good restaurants and much more. Finally, you will receive a welcome drink in the hotel’s rooftop bar. The view over the skyline of Bangkok in the glow of the sunset is simply fantastic. After the meeting, you are sure to be hungry. You can either eat at the hotel or head to the bustling streets of Bangkok, where unique dining experiences await – from hectic street kitchens to modern fusion restaurants.
After a hopefully long and good night’s sleep, you wake up in the hectic and fascinating capital, which is home to around 12 million people.
There are no trips planned. You can therefore explore the city on your own or book one of our additional excursions at home.
If you want to get around Bangkok you don’t have to worry about the notorious traffic as the city offers many modes of transport such as taxis, buses and tuk-tuks. You can also use the Sky Train, which winds its way through the city’s skyscrapers and is a good, fast, and inexpensive means of transportation. The river taxis are also really a hit. They dock at many of the city’s sights.
Bangkok is divided into east and west by the King’s River Chao Phraya. It rises south of Bangkok and flows 372 km north to the city of Nakhon Sawan. The east is also considered to be central Bangkok. There you will find the popular areas of Silom Road and Sukhumvit with countless restaurants, markets, shopping centers and sky bars.
Most of Bangkok’s sights are to be found in the east, including the magnificent Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Kaew. A few miles to the east you come across the Jim Thompson House. The young American revived the Thai silk trade again after the Second World War, which is why he received the Order of the White Elephant. In 1958 he built his incredibly beautiful teak house, which is now a museum and memorial to the silk guru who disappeared without a trace during a trip to the highlands of Malaysia in 1967.
After walking the streets of Bangkok so much, you are sure to long for a break from the heat and traffic noise. Then we recommend a visit to the parks Benjakiti and Lumbini or a visit to the island of Bang Krachao, which is also called “Bangkok’s jungle”.
You can also head to the west side of the King’s River. There you will encounter a completely different Bangkok without honking tuk-tuks and skyscrapers made of glass and steel. There you can experience authentic Bangkok and a labyrinth of canals on which the houses were built on stilts and the mail still comes by boat.
In the evening there is nothing better than marveling at the sunset from one of the city’s many sky bars. For example, you can visit the Lebua Sky Bar, which is known from the movie “Hangover 2”. Please note the dress code.
Afterwards, you can take a tuk-tuk to the neon-lit China Town, eat at one of the many street kitchens or visit the outdoor shopping and entertainment area Asiatique, where there are also other restaurants.
If you want some peace and quiet, you can take a seat in one of the quiet riverside restaurants, where you can also enjoy a cold Singha beer while the boats gently slide by.
We guarantee that no matter how you spend the day, you will definitely not get bored.
This hotel is a 30-minute drive from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Rooms feature wooden flooring and brightly coloured walls. Each room comes with satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities. It offers an outdoor pool and a free shuttle to Krungthonburi BTS Skytrain Station.
This hotel is a 5-minute drive from Ayutthaya Historical Park. It offers air-conditioned rooms with a balcony and microwave. The property is equipped with a fitness centre and beauty salon. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property
Topland Hotel is located a short distance from Nan River offering sweeping views of the river and Phitsanulok City. It provides free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a spa.
At the resort, rooms have a balcony with a garden view. Featuring a private bathroom with a hot tub and a hairdryer, rooms at BaanSuk Sukhothai Resort also boast pool view. The rooms at the accommodation are fitted with a seating area.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Located a 1-minute walk from Chiang Mai’s Night Bazaar, Nap in Chiangmai offers modern rooms and free WiFi throughout. Each room will provide you with a cable TV, air conditioning and a safety deposit box. There is also an electric kettle and a refrigerator. Featuring a rain shower, the private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries.
Set in Chiang Rai, 1.5 km from Statue of King Mengrai, Maison De Chiang Rai offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, free bikes and a garden. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation features room service and free WiFi throughout the property.
Meals are characterized by fresh, seasonal ingredients, prepared in a simple, classic style of Thailand. Western food is also available during the trip.
If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies), please inform in advance so that we can provide a notice to the restaurant or hotel where you will be served.
Each activity comes with an experienced tour guide responsible for offering local insight, pursuing great experiences and make every tour exceptional.
They are trained to make your trip magical. We know that it’s the unexpected surprises that make a trip memorable. That’s why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.
Bangkok | Chiang Rai
Min. 2 – Max. 12 People
18 – 70
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The terrain is varied, mainly flat and follows by the mixture of tarmac roads and dirt roads passing the countryside & Angkor complex. We cycle on backroads with lovely open landscapes and leisurely with plenty of stops to rest or take photos. Our Siem Reaper guides can also easily accommodate type riders, who seek less ride with a boost in the van.
We strongly recommend that you ride a mountain bike for our trips involved in asphalt, dirt, and backroads that some are sandy and rocky. If you are much more comfortable with your own stuff, we highly suggest bringing such as pedal, saddle, helmets, and water bottles. Our mechanic will adjust to your bikes and personal stuff.
The tools and spares are carried by your tour guide in the vehicle along with a full toolkit for the tour. However, it is also gauche for us to carry spares for every eventuality, therefore, it is necessary that when before departing, you should have a quick look at your two-wheel fellow whether it is in good order.
We recommend you to wear a helmet all our biking adventures and is non-negotiable. If you do not wear a helmet you will not be allowed to cycle. Your tour guide is trained in first aid and emergency rescue, but to a large degree, you must be responsible for your own safety while riding.
The country has two distinct weather seasons but we can travel all year round in Cambodia. Our wet season runs from May to September and the dry season from October until April and the heaviest rainfall usually in August & September. The cooler is 24°C around November/December and hottest hitting 35°C around April/May.
Keeping you completely hydrated is a job we take very seriously. Cold water, some energy-restoring local fruit, and soft drinks are included in the tour price while riding. Soft drinks and other beverages during meals are not included. Beer is freely available everywhere but is NOT included in the price.
The currency of Cambodia is called ‘Riel’, and there are however no needs to change the currency into riel as US dollars are accepted everywhere. Please kindly note that ripped, torn, or old bills will not be accepted. ATM machines are available in the main cities across the country and mostly in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Banks are open Monday to Friday from 08:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Saturday morning until 12:00 PM. Most hotels and restaurants in the major cities will charge US dollars, but for other currencies, it is advisable to visit a bank. Traveller’s checks can be exchanged at banks and some hotels, but it is not usable outside of the major cities. We would highly recommend using Visa Card or Master Card, as they are now accepted in many hotels, restaurants, and shops in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. As if you wish to travel in a local taxi (Tuk-Tuk), make sure to have the right amount of cash and change with you as the drivers are unlikely to keep a lot of cash with them.
The visitors to Cambodia require a passport to enter the country and all travelers must hold a passport with the validation for 6 months after their planned exit from Cambodia.
Citizens of the UK, EU countries, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States and almost all other nationalities will require a visa to visit Cambodia. Non-UK residents should check with the Cambodian Embassy in their country of residence for the most up-to-date information. Most nationalities can get a visa on arrival at Phnom Penh & Siem Reap international airports without prior registration. Visa issued on arrival for most nationalities, US $30/pax, and the visa has a one-month validity. You need to pay in cash and in US Dollars and provide two recent, identical passport photographs.
Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price. You can organize travel insurance with your preferred insurance company. As medical facilities in Cambodia are rather limited, so it is imperative for you to take out a good medical insurance policy when travelling.