Upon arrival our guide will accompany you to your hotel.
In the morning wake up early and head to Wat Pho to witness the chanting of the monks. Follow this with a spin around the Grand Palace and the interactive Siam Museum to understand more about Thai history and religion. Lunch will be local style on the river. In the afternoon enjoy a canal trip on a boat to witness river life in Bangkok. Evening is at leisure.
After breakfast, drive to Ayuthaya, an ancient capital of Thailand, flourished for several hundred years (1350 - 1770), was sacked by the Burmese, and then taken over again by the Thais! This was the last location of the capital before the government based itself in Bangkok. At the magnificent city ruins you can see Wat Phra Sri Sanpetch with three-spired pagoda as, the large Buddha image of Phra Mongkol Bophit and then visit to Wat Chaiya Mongkol. Then visit Bang Pa-In, the former Royal Summer Residence of King Rama V consisting of buildings in a quaint mixture of European and Thai architecture.
After breakfast check out and transfer to the airport for your short flight to Chiang Mai. On arrival check into your hotel and enjoy lunch. The afternoon will be spent with a local guide taking in the Old part of the city before enjoying sunset at Doi Sutep Temple. Evening is at leisure to browse the night market.
Leave for the Chiang Dao young Elephant training camp (56 kms, away) in the morning, observing the elephants take their morning bath in the stream before commencing their daily works such as pulling logs, pilling up logs and other interesting activities. Then, you will experience in riding elephants into the jungle to visit Lizu village, this riding takes about 1 and a half hours. Then, you will start your next adventure in a bamboo rafting trekking down a stretch of the Ping River. Lunch will be provided. The tour will end in the late afternoon.
After breakfast join your chef and visit the local market to pick out some ingredients for your class. Return to the cooking school to learn how to cook thai food and test your culinary skills. Lunch is eating the fruits of your efforts – enjoy! After lunch return back to your hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Transfer to the airport for your direct flight to Phuket. On arrival transfer to your hotel.
Travel by boat to beautiful Phang Nga Bay, with spectacular limestone islands and secluded beaches. A highlight of this trip is seeing James Bond Island. Enjoy a seafood lunch on board and plenty of chances for swimming. This is a group tour but private is on request. Return back to your hotel in Phuket in the late afternoon.
Leisure on this tropical paradise island
After breakfast check out of the hotel and indulge in some last minute shopping. You will then be dropped at the airport for your departure.