9. From Bangkok: 3-Day Private Tour to Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai
Day 1 - Bangkok, Ayutthaya & Nakornsawan
Pickup from your hotel in Bangkok and head to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital. Stop by Bang Pa In, known as the Summer Palace, built in 1632. Explore the many stunning buildings with a long heritage in the area. You will then visit the Mahathat Temple. The highlight is the Buddha's head, which is covered with tree roots.
After Mahathat Temple head for lunch in the local restaurant. After lunch, board a boat to go around Ayutthaya island. Enjoy the views and see local life along the river.
Next, you will depart Ayutthaya and head to Nakornsawan province. Visit the Nakornsawan Aquarium also known as Bueng Borapet, the biggest fresh water lake of Thailand. Then enjoy a boat ride to see the wild ducks and birds in the lake area.
After a full day of adventure head to the hotel in Nakornsawan province and check in at the hotel, then spend your evening at leisure. Overnight at the Aramis Hotel or equivalent.
Day 2 - Sukhothai
Check out from the hotel in Nakornsawan and head to Sukhothai. On the way, stop by Kriwong temple, the most remarkable temple in Nakornsawan. Located on the hilltop, it boasts a 360-degree view of the city.
Then, visit Pra Buddha Chinnaraj, also known as the The King of Victory. This statue is widely considered the most beautiful Buddha statue in Thailand. Next, visit the Folk Museum to see a collection of old tools, toys and objects from the past.
After the museum, head to a factory to see how images of Buddha are made from brass and bronze. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant nearby.
Then head to Sukhothai, and the Sukhothai historical park. Bike around the historical park and take in the stunning views of the historical ruins. Overnight at the Sukhothai Treasure Resort & Spa or equivalent.
Day 3 - Chiang Mai
Checkout from hotel in Sukhothai. Stop by Srisatchanalai, another beautiful historical site. See the old pagodas and a sitting buddha that dates back to 1250.
Then, head to Lampang to visit Phra Suthon Momngkol Kiri, the largest Burmese-style reclining Buddha in Thailand. Visit the local market called Baan Ta Market or Kard Ban Ta to see how locals in Lampang spend their day. Try local delicacies and snacks. The journey ends in Chiang Mai, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.