Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Locally Hosted, Private

Thailand & Laos Ancient Kingdoms - Bangkok, Luang Prabang & Chiangmai (10 days)

Wanna Tours Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand To Chiang Mai, Thailand

Valid for Departures Now Through: 08 Aug 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Bangkok, Thailand
The Peninsula Bangkok None

Bangkok VIP Arrival

On arrival at BANGKOK Suvarnabhumi Airport

• You will be greeted at the Aircraft Gate in terminal building by a uniformed hostess with welcome signage with your name

• You will be escorted to the Fast Track Immigration counter where your entry into Thailand will be expedited, as your will not have to wait in line with regular arriving passengers.(Currently Business & First Class Passengers only)

• The hostess will handle all airport formalities with immigration and customs officials.

• The hostess and a porter will then assist in obtaining all baggage. In the event of lost baggage, hostess will assist you at the Lost & Found counter of your Airline.

• The hostess and porter will escort you through customs and to meet up with your Wanna Tours Guide in the Passenger Terminal Arrivals Hall

Here Your Wanna Tours Guide will commence your Program and transfer to you The Peninsula Hotel Bangkok, where your reservation is for the next 3 Nights and includes Breakfast.

En route to the Hotel, your Guide will give you an introduction to Thailand and your Program. (Specific aspects of your Sightseeing, etc. can also be discussed with your Guide).

Day 2
Bangkok, Thailand
The Peninsula Bangkok Breakfast, Lunch

Bangkok’s Grand Palace & Private Boat Trip

This morning we travel by Private Boat through the Klongs (Canals) of Thonburi where we get an insight to why Bangkok was once known as "the Venice of the East", we also call in to see the Royal Barge Museum and Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn).

After lunch at a local restaurant we visit Bangkok's most revered site - The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha. We can also visit Wat Pho, one of Bangkok's oldest and largest Temple complexes, among the many sites of interest here is the Viharn which is home to a 46 meter Reclining Buddha, before returning to the Hotel.

Day 3
Bangkok, Thailand
The Peninsula Bangkok Breakfast, Lunch

Bangkok Environs, Floating Market & Jim Thompson’s House

Leaving the Hotel early (around 07.00am) we drive South of Bangkok through the local countryside stopping at Palm Plantations and the unusually located, Rom Hoop (train) Market to Damnoen Saduak, to visit Thailand's most impressive floating market.

Here we travel by small boat around the quiet waterways and the bustle of the main floating market. After looking around the market we drive back to Bangkok, taking lunch at a local restaurant en route.

This afternoon is at your leisure or available for local sightseeing (Again specific aspects of your Sightseeing, etc. can be discussed with your Guide) a possible suggestion would be to see Jim Thompson's House, the classic Thai-style former home of a Pioneer of the Thai Silk Industry (to your interest, as time and energy permits !) before returning to the Hotel.

Day 4
Luang Prabang, Laos
Bangkok, Thailand
Avani+ Luang Prabang Breakfast

Fly to Luang Prabang – Sunset over the Old City

This morning after check out, we Transfer you to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport for your morning flight to Luang Prabang

On arrival at LUANG PRABANG Airport you will be met by our Laos Guide and we transfer to The Luang Say Residence where your reservation is for the next 3 Nights and includes Breakfast.

En route to the Resort, your Guide will give you an introduction to Laos and your Program. (Specific aspects of your Sightseeing, etc. can also be discussed with your Guide).

Afternoon at your leisure in the Resort or available for any local sightseeing. In the late afternoon we can climb the steps of the Wat Phousi Temple for a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding hills at sunset.

Day 5
Luang Prabang, Laos
Avani+ Luang Prabang Breakfast, Lunch

In and around Luang Prabang – Ancient City & World Heritage Site.

This Morning we spend the day exploring Luang Prabang, the former Royal Capital City of Laos and now a complete World Heritage Site.

We will visit the former Royal Palace (which is now the National Museum.), as well as the Principal Temples including Wat Xieng Thong.

After lunch at a local restaurant we can visit other places to your interest (Luang Prabang is quite "laid back", so again Specific interests, Sightseeing, etc. can be discussed with your Guide), with a possible visit to the Tad Sae Waterfall, and the village of Ban Xiang Chong which is well known for its traditional Lao weaving in cotton and silk.

Day 6
Luang Prabang, Laos
Avani+ Luang Prabang Breakfast, Lunch

Private Boat Excursion on the Mekong River

Today we have with a Very Scenic excursion on the Mekong River by Private Boat, to the holy caves of Pak Ou, where some of the most famous Buddhist sculpture in Southeast Asia is found.

After exploring these Holy Caves, we have lunch overlooking the river, before we reboard the boat and travel downstream to a local rice-wine producing village on the banks of the Mekong.

Afterwards, (to your interest), as we return to the City, we can to take a walk through the Temples of Xieng Mene, climbing the steps of Vat Chompet to see the amazing view back across the river to Luang Prabang.

Day 7
Luang Prabang, Laos
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Anantara Resort Chiangmai Breakfast

Very Local Merit Making Ceremony in Luang Prabang- Fly to Chiangmai

This morning we leave the Resort early and take part in a very local merit making ceremony by giving Alms (some food & drink, etc.) to the local Monks. This is a moving sight with many Saffron Robed Monks walking out of the Temple in the early moring.

We return to the Hotel for a leisurely Breakfast and after check out we transfer to Luang Prabang Airport for your flight to Chiangmai.

On arrival at CHIANGMAI Airport we transfer to Anantara Resort Chiangmai, where your reservation here is for the next 3 nights and includes Breakfast.

The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure in the Hotel .

Day 8
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Anantara Resort Chiangmai Breakfast, Lunch

Today we can spend in and around Chiangmai City.

Your Guide and Driver will be available for independent use throughout the day and specific interests, etc. can be discussed with your Guide on arrival.

Some possible suggestions might be:

On the Cultural & Historical side we could visit the Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre., as well as some of the Principle Temples inside Chiangmai old moated City, such as -

Wat Phra Singh, Chiangmai City's most important Temple. Constructed in the 14th Century, of particular interests here are some well preserved murals.

Wat Chedi Luang, once home to the Emerald Buddha (Now in the Grand Place in Bangkok) built over 600 years ago, is dominated by it's massive Chedi, which was partially destroyed by an earthquake in the mid 1500's. and Wat Chiang Man, the City's oldest Temple.

Also Chiangmai is Thailand's center for various Local Handicrafts, Craft villages and Shopping.

Among some of the activities we could see are: Silk & Cotton Weaving; Silver working, Teak-wood carving; Laquerware production; Celadon Ceramics; the Earthenware Pottery Village at Muang Khung and a village community producing Sa-paper.

(Again Specific aspects of your Sightseeing, etc. can also be discussed with your Guide and we can visit as much as you wish in the time available!!).

Day 9
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Anantara Resort Chiangmai Breakfast, Lunch

Private "Elephant Owner for a Day" Program

This morning around 07.30am, we drive by Private Air-conditioned vehicle, to Patara Elephant Farm, in the Hang Dong Valley on the outskirts of Chiangmai

On arrival at the Site, you will be greeted by your Host, discuss your program, and get changed to a more comfortable Local “Elephant” Outfit. We then start our Private "Elephant Owner for a Day" Training Session, which includes:

..Learn about elephant farm management and our breeding program.

..Train to approach and be near elephant. Learn to observe elephant temperament.

..Introduction to our elephants. Morning feed.

..Daily health care for elephant.

..Learn about elephant skin care and bathing your elephant.

..Showing different techniques for the mahout to get on & off the elephant neck and spoken commands for elephant

You then lead your Elephant into the Water for a refreshing dip, before having a very local picnic lunch at the waterfall

After lunch, we then have the choice to Walk or Ride with the Elephant through the Fields & Forest to the Elephant Nursery Center, where you have an opportunity to see & play with the “young” Elephants

On

completion and say farewell to your elephant, we meet up with our Vehicle &

return to your Resort, where a Complimentary 60-minute Thai Massage

awaits you.

For your Safety & Security, your own Qualified, English-speaking Guide, will be with you throughout the Private Program. Also, although you will be in your own Private Group (with your own Elephant) throughout the activities in the camp – but there will be other Visitors in “joining group” sessions at the farm

Meals included: Very local picnic lunch at the Elephant Site

Day 10
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
None Breakfast, Lunch

Doi Suthep - Chiangmai’s Temple of the Mountain - Chiangmai Departure

This morning we visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the most venerated Temple in Chiangmai, situated on the hill-side some 3000 ft. above the City in the Doi Pui National Park.

Here we can climb the 306 stairs, to reach the Temple which encloses a large traditional, "Lanna" style Chedi covered with gold plates (A small mountain Tram is also available if the stairs are too much effort !!)

From the Temple Grounds there are also panoramic views over Chiangmai and the surrounding area.

On our descent, we can visit Wat U-mong, in the foothills of the mountain. This unusually designed meditation Temple, dating from the late 1300’s has unique underground tunnels which give the Temple it’s name.

After lunch at a local Restaurant, we transfer to Chiangmai Airport for your flight to Bangkok

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Complimentary 60-minute Thai Massage at Aanantara Resort Chiangmai

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Description

This 10 Day Sample, Private Thailand & Laos Program covers 3 of the Ancient Royal Kingdoms of Bangkok, Luang Prabang & Chiangmai for the First Time Visitor, at a comfortable pace and with our Special Features & Highlights of :

• VIP Fast Track Service on Arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

• Private Boat Trip In Bangkok

• Luang Prabang - a City Lost in Time and Complete World Heritage Site

• Scenic Private Boat excursion on the Mekong River

• A Unique Opportunity to take part in a very local Merit-making Ceremony in Luang Prabang

• Private Elephant Program in Chiangmai

Naturally since all our Programs are privately operated and tailor-made to your requirements - if you or your Clients want to change anything or request any specific items, we will be happy to make the necessary adjustments (where feasible !) and quote accordingly.

We must stress again that – everything we do is operated by our own Guides (Different Guides in each Country) and Tailor-made for your Clients Trip, our programs are quite flexible, Clients can discuss specific details of the sightseeing with their Guide on arrival who will cater to their interests wherever possible.

Please remember, the very nature of these Private trips makes them quite flexible and wherever possible we do try to cater directly to your Clients interests

Also, for example, if you wanted to add a few days at a Thailand Beach Resort – this would then also make for a Perfect Honeymoon Program

While you could book this Program as it is, we would, more usually, incorporate this into an overall Private Program for your Clients, tailored directly to their needs.

About Us

We are a fully licensed & registered independent tour operator based in Chiangmai, Northern Thailand. For over 25 years we have been offering private, tailor-made, escorted tour programs for FIT & small group VIP clients throughout Thailand. As well as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma) & Vietnam.

Insider Tip

Use our VIP Arrival Services at Bangkok, Chiangmai, Siem Reap, Hanoi & Saigon Airports to smooth your way in to SE Asia. “Green” Season (May-August) is the most “economic” time to travel to Thailand.

Terms & Conditions

PAYMENTS

DEPOSIT. 25% of your Total Nett Cost is payable on receipt of our Booking Confirmation. High Season or Specialist Program bookings may require earlier or additional deposit to secure our services •

BALANCE. Payable at least 30 Days prior to arrival of Clients in Thailand (High Season & Specialist Program bookings may require earlier balance of payment).

All Payments must be made in advance before any tour program commences, and we can ONLY accept payments by:

1. BANK (wire) TRANSFER (US$)

For Payment in US$ to our US$ Account in Thailand - Please Transfer to:

ACCOUNT NAME : Mrs. WANNA THOMAS

ACCOUNT NUMBER : 840 101 0029 435591 501

BENEFICIARY BANK : BANGKOK BANK PLC.

PROMENADA BRANCH. 2047 CHIANGMAI.

192-193 Moo 2, Tumbon Thasala

Amphur Muang Chiangmai

Chiangmai 50000.

Thailand.

Tel: +66 65 142605-7

SWIFT Code : BKKBTHBK

ROUTING# (from USA) : 026008691

Recipient Address. (if required)

Wanna Thomas

16/3 Ban Sribuangen

M2. Thasala Soi 9

Chiangmai

Thailand. 50000

Please ensure ALL the Above details are included accurately in your Wire Transfer Request Form.

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2. BANK (wire) TRANSFER (Thai Baht)

Payment in Thai Baht to our Thai Baht Account in Chiangmai, Thailand -Please Transfer to:

ACCOUNT NAME. WANNA THOMAS & Mr. DAVID GEORGE THOMAS

ACCOUNT No. 251-059712-9.

BENEFICIARY BANK :

BANGKOK BANK PLC.

for THAPHAE BRANCH. CHIANGMAI.

53 - 59 Thaphae Road.

Tambon Changklan.

Chiangmai 50100.

Thailand.

"SWIFT" Code BKK BTH BK.

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Important Notes:

• Prices quoted may be revised subject to Currency fluctuations, or any other items beyond our control.

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3. AMERICAN EXPRESS

We can also accept Payment by American Express Card (We cannot accept any other cards),

We apply no additional charges for using American Express - When taking the charge here, our Bank converts the charge to Thai Baht, calculated at the local exchange rate on the day and when converted back, the US$ amount that will show up on your Statement may well differ to Total US$ amount indicated.

So naturally, we cannot control any changes in actual costs caused by Exchange Rate conversions by American Express or the corresponding Banks.

CANCELLATION. If circumstances dictate, we may charge fees to cover our administration, Bank Fees & associated expenses, etc. for which we may use these guidelines: •

  • From Booking - 45 Days prior to Clients arrival in Thailand : 10%-25% of your Total Nett Price •
  • From 44 Days - 22 Days prior to Clients arrival in Thailand : 35%-50% of your Total Nett Price •
  • From 21 Days - Scheduled Arrival time of Clients in Thailand: 75%-100% of your Total Nett Price

These will be in addition, to any penalties we receive from our Suppliers, Hotels, Airlines, Transportation Services, etc.



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Awesome service

By: Lawdan


Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2014

This company was so nice. We had a great time with Nok, and she was so good to us and our kids. Extremely patient and accommodating. Can't wait ti go back and see more of Thailand with this company. 
Travel Advisor:  Rose Field
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Wonderful Trip to Southeast Asia!

By: smiller


Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2015

We just returned from an amazing 2 week long trip to Southeast Asia to include Thailand and Cambodia. Monika at Sixth Star travel helped with every step of the way--from air fare and schedules to hotels to events. If I had questions or changes, Monika was quick to respond and made sure the trip was as I wanted it. All of the details were covered, and we had a stress free phenomenal vacation that was memorable for everyone! I would highly recommend Monika and sixth star to my friends and family-- I felt like I was in good hands all the way, and knew that if I had an issue, Monika would be there to help!
Travel Advisor:  Monika Dysart
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Unfortunate Experience

By: Jeanne


Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2017

Unfortunately, our guide, while a lovely person, seemed totally out of his depth in Bangkok. His normal territory is Chiang Mai and Chiang Rei. I believe there must have been some issue with the normal Bangkok guide(s) and our guide was sent by the company to Bangkok to stand in for another who was unable to guide our group. The owner should probably have been the stand-in!

Fabulous

By: Asian Odyssey


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2018

We used Wanna tours to guide us through Siem Reap Cambodia and Chiang Mei Thailand. A great guide and driver were furnished in each location. They were very helpful and made our trip.
Travel Advisor:  Fran Nelson
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