Day 1 : Bangkok
Airport transfer from Suvarnabhurmi Airport to hotel in Bangkok. (Private Transfer)
Day 2 : Royal Grand Palace Tour (B)
Breakfast at Hotel. Pick up from Bangkok Hotelat 07.30hrs. for Bangkok half day city tour. We will visit The Emerald Buddha Temple where we house the world’s most precious image of the lord Buddha, the 75 cms Statue of Jade sits atop an 11 meter height on golden pedestal surrounded by Lavish Murala and richly decorated pavilions.Follow by the visiting of The Grand Palace which encompass several major buildings. The most prominent buildings included the throne hall, the reception hall and the coronation hall. Around 12.00 hrs., we will return you to hotel.
Day 3 : Ayutthaya (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Pick up from Bangkok Hotel (located in city center) at 07.00 hrs. You will be welcomed on board the Luxury Cruise at the River City Shopping Complex Pier in BANGKOK. You can relax and enjoy the fascinating scenery along the Chao Phraya River. Coffee and other beverages will be served while you are enjoying the rich variety of sights along the river banks such as Temple Of Dawn, The Grand Palace and the Royal Barges. A fascinating buffet lunch will be served, including a wide variety of oriental and western cuisines. In the meantime, the cruise will pass through Nontaburi province before reaching Wat Chong-lom Pier.
12:00 hrs. The Cruise arrives at Wat Chong Lom Pier outside the city of Ayutthaya. Then, you will continue your journey to Ayutthaya by road. We will start exploring the ancient city’s Historical Park by bicycle to see the highlights of this former capital of Thailand around 13:00 hrs. We will drive through The former Royal Palace and Wat Prasri Sanphet, Wat Lokayasutharam, Wat Na Phramen and Wat Mahathat. Afterward, you will transfer to hotel in Ayutthaya for day use.
Overnight train to Lampang, Train No.13. Depart from Ayutthaya at 21.03 hrs. – arrive Lampang at 07.00 hrs.
Note : Train in Thailand usually delay.
Day 4 : Lampang– Mahout Training at Elephant Conservation Centre (L,D)
07.00 hrs. Arrive Lampang and drive to Elephant Conservation Centre(Private Transfer by local transportation). The Mahout training will startat 08.30 hrs.The main objective of the National Elephant Institute is to develop elephant conservation in a sustainable way: proposing income and other guidelines for communities that keep elephants so that they can earn enough money in tourism rather than street begging or illegal logging.
Upon arrival, watch the elephants taking their morning bath before starting their day’s training and work. With their trainers, the elephants will demonstrate a number of skills for you, and you may feed them with bananas or sugarcane, it is their favorite treats. Lunch at the institute. This afternoon will be entirely dedicated to your first steps into the Mahout career, learning the basics of elephant handling at the show ground. Dinner at the institute.
Overnight in Elephant Conservation Centre at Lampang.
Day 5 : Mahout Training at Elephant Conservative Centre (B)
Early this morning, head toward the jungle where you retrieve your elephant and take it back to the institute. A hot breakfast will be served before resuming the training program at the show ground. After elephant bathing, it’s your turn to join the daily demonstration with other elephants!
A certificate ceremony to be held at the end of the show. Then, it’s time to say goodbye to your elephant and transfer to Chiang Mai (Private Transfer by local transportation)
Day 6 : Chiang Mai (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Pick up from Chiang Mai Hotel (located in city center) at 09.00 hrs. to join shopping in market for fresh ingredients, you will learn to cook 4 different dishes by experience English speaking teacher. This activity is a half day cooking class in Lanna style school located in a country-side village. The school offers lessons in how to cook delicious Thai food, Thai sweets, fruit-carving and presentation. When cooking Thai food, various local spices, that enhances your health and physical well-being, are used as ingredients. After that, you will be transfer back to hotel around 13:00 hrs.
Day 7 : Chiang Mai Departure day (B)
Breakfast at hotel, Today is our last day of the trip. We wish you a nice stay and join us again in the future.
2 nights –Superior room at Legacy Express Hotel or equivalent
1 night – Overnight Train from Ayutthaya - Lampang
2 nights – Superior room at Imm Hotel Thapae Chiang Mai or equivalent
Half day Grand Palace tour (Private tour)
Boat + Bike tour from Bangkok – Ayutthaya (Joined Tour)
2 days 1 night Mahout training at Elephant Conservation Centre Lampang (Joined activity)
Half day cooking class (Joined tour)
Private transfer as mentioned
Meal as mentioned
All transfer included
Personal expense; Minibar, laundry, etc.
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