Day 1: Bangkok- Lopburi - Phitsanulok - Sukhothai (L/D)
Pick up from the hotel in Bangkok. Our trip’s first stop is in the town of Bang Pa In, where the Royal family has their summer palace surrounded with a beautiful garden. The park it self is open to the public at times, when the Royal Family is not present. From here the our journey continues to Lopburi, we will visit ruins from two temples dating back to the year 900AC. Lunch will be catered in a local restaurant in Lopburi. After lunch our trip continues to Phitsanulok, approximately 390 km North of Bangkok. We will visit the Wat Phra Si, which houses the famous statue of Phra Phutta Chinnarat.
This temple is the one, if not the most holy temple in Thailand. After our visit in the temple, we continue to Sukhotai and overnight at the hotel Pailyn (or similar), situated approximately 4km. from Sukhothai’s historical park. Dinner at the Hotel.
Day 2: Sukhothai - Lampang (B/L/D)
After breakfast we will visit the historical park of Sukhothai, famous for its many ruins of temples and Buddha images. Sukhothai was the first capital of old Siam. The country of Sukhothai used to be a very good country. "The one that wants to trade with horses, can do so. The one that wants to trade with silver or gold, can do so. The people is satisfied". The King Ramkhamhaeng is freedom and respect, and he is still today honoured as a great King among his people. His bench, the one he used to sit upon, a copy is found in the park by the ruins of the castle. Lunch at a local restaurant. Thereafter we continue our journey to Lampang, where we will spend the night at the charming hotel, Lampang River Lodge (or similar), situated in the outskirts of Lampang. Before we check in at the hotel we will make a short city tour. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 3: Lampang - Chiang Mai (B/L)
Departure from Lampang to Chiang Mai. We will visit a hospital for elephants. On our road to Chiang Mai, we will drop in and visit the mountain tribe of Karen. We will also go by Pasang, a cotton weaving village and Wat Haripoonchai, a beautiful Temple in Lampoon. Lunch will be catered at a local restaurant and in the afternoon we will do a stop in a craftsman town, where we will look into some workshops, to see and study how one crafts beautiful furniture made of teak wood and rosewood. The tour ends at the hotel or at the airport in Chiang Mai.