THAILAND 14 DAYS "THE BUDDHA ROUTE"

This exciting trip is planned in co-operation with Ride Asia Ltd. which is one of the leading motorbike travel agencies in Thailand.

The Buddha Route covers the northern, north-western and the western part of Thailand. The route passes through mountain rich parts which is some of the mote beautiful motorbiking roads in the world. As a participant of this trip you will amongst other things be driving along the border to Myanmar from the town Amphawa to the western part Thailand by "The Three Pagoda" and continue to the north-western part of Thailand by "Mae Sod". North again towards Myanmar to "Mae Sai" to end the trip in Chiang Rai. Large sightseeing program included in the tour.







Tour Dates
Starting Point
Bangkok.
Price
BIKE: 33.000,00 dkr. Honda CB500X, fuel, flight tickets, all hotels and meals, servicecar, luggage transportation, soft drinks on the route, tickets and entries fees, airport transfers.
REAR SEAT PASSENGER: 24.000,00 All meals, luggage transportation, soft drinks on the route, tickets and entries fees, airport transfers.
Single room 2.100 dkr. extra.
Guides: 2 English, Thai and Danish spoken.
NOT INCLUDED: Alcohol beverages.

Finishing Point
Chiang Rai.
Duration
14 days
Motorcycle Type
Honda CB500X
Route
Road types & conditions: 90% small local roads, 10% main highway. Mountain roads with many curves, pavement ranges from asphalt/concrete/pack gravel and offroad
Rest Days
3

Accomodation
Nice hotels, resorts and National Parcs.
Clean rooms with air conditioning, shower and seating toilets.
Highlights
A big sightseeing program, a floating marked, wartime cemetery, the bridge over the river Kwai, the Tiger temple, the 3 pagoder, ride and elephant, rafting, the border to Myanmar, the golden triangle, for more information read the descriptions of the individual days.
All this is included in the cost of the trip.


The tour

Day 1


Arrival Bangkok - Amphawa

You will be picked up at the airport, transfer to your hotel. Vehicle preparations and safety check. Briefing before dinner.
Day 2


Amphawa - Thong Pha Phum National Park km 320

We take a short ride to Damnoen Saduk for long tail boat ride at the Thailand famous Damnoen Saduk floating market where you will see the traditional way of life of the people who lives along the river. We continue to the city of Kanchana Buri where we visit the Kanchane Buri War Cemetery where the prisoner of war are buried and then we continue on to the Bridge of the river Khwae, then we walk over the bridge to the Jeath War Museum and lunch will be at a buffet restaurant on the river next to the bridge. After lunch we continue on to the world famous Tiger Temple where you will get up close experience with the tiger that are freely roaming around the temple, then we continue on to Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum afterward we are heading to our final destination at Thong Pha Phum National Park where you will be staying in the Tarzan Hut "Tree House Hotel with shower and toilet".
Day 3


Thong Pha Phum National Park - Sangkhla Buri km 190

We depart to Sangkhla Buri District. Morning you will enjoy the beatifull nature surrounding. After breakfast we depart on route 3272 back to Thong Pha Phum District. Along the way you will enjoy the beautifull curves and continue through Sangkla Buri District to the Three Pagodass Pass Boundary Point Thailand/Myanmar stop for photos. Then continue to Sangkhla Buri District once we arrived at the center of Sangkhla Buri District we will visit the Moon temple Wat Wang Wiwek Aram and the old wooden Mon Bridge that spans across the Vijiralongkorn Lake connecting Mon village "Wang Kha" with the city center. Ride To the hotel and check in, relax until dinner time.
Day 4


Sangkhla Buri

We will spend the day relaxing around Sangkhla Buri with the morning program are Monk offering at the old wooden bridge from 05.30am - 06.00am and at 09.00 long tail boat ride to visit the old wooden bridge and the sunken temple "Wat Saam Prasob" then up the river to visit Karin village elephant camp enjoy elephant ride up and along the river, stopping for lunch. After lunch we ride back down the river in a bamboo raft. Back to the hotel in late afternoon. Freetime until dinner.
Day 5


Sangkhla - Nakhon Sawan km 491

Todays riding distance is the longeston this trip. We are riding from the west to the south and back up to the north ending in the City of Nakhon Sawan passing through 3 different cities Kanchana Buri, Suphan Buri and Uthai Thani. Arrive in Nkhon Sawan before sun down. Riding condition during the morning some curves, after lunch on local roads along rice fields. Dinner will be at a seafood restaurant.
Day 6


Nakhon Sawan - Mae Sod km 287

Continue on the main highway route 1 to City of Kamphaeng Phet and from there to City of Tak for lunch. After lunch on route 105 the beginning of the most beatifull mountain road to Mae Sod District, along the way we will make at stop at Mu Sur Hill Tribe market. Then Mae Sod Boundary Post between Thailand and Myanmar.
Day 7


Mae Sod - Mae Sariang km 235

Today the mountain road curves begin. We are continuing on route 105 North, passing through Mae Ramat District and Tha Song Yang District where we will stop at Mae La Temporary Shelter Area taking photos of the refugee camp, then continue to lunch at Maeusu Cave. After lunch we are heading up north to Nam Ngao National Park View Point where two rivers meet each other. You can see the color different in the river where the two meets. Arounf 16.00 we will arrive at the Riverhouse Hotel in Mae Sariang District. Barbeque dinner will be provided this evening.
Day 8


Mae Sariang - Mae Hong Son km 177

We will depart from a beautiful teak wood hotel continue up on road 108 passing through Mae Lo Noi District and Khun Yuam District. Todays road will also be challenging for the riders. We will stop at the Ban Mongham Hot Spring hawing a swim and bath in the nature hot springs pools. After refreshing your body we continue to Ban Nam Piang Din "Karen Tribe Long Neck Village" Lunch will be served at the long neck village. We will arrive in The Point villa Hotel Mae Hong Son at 16.00. Dinner will be in Fern Restaurant.
Day 9


Mae Hong Son - Pai km 169

After breakfast we ride the Mae Hong Son Chambers of Commerce for the Mae Hong Son Certification of the achievement "The 1.864 Curves" with photo of the sign. Then we continue on route 108 and turn off onto local road to Pang Tong Highland Royal Development Project and Pang Tong Royal Palace, after we will have lunch at the Tam Pla National Park "Pang Ung Reservoir". After lunch we head back to the main route and stop at the Tam Pla National Park where we can see large fish living in the caves \"Pla Mung or Tor Soro\". Then we continue onto Pang Mapha District Tham Pi Man Jabo Cave visiting the massive prehistoric teak coffins estimated to be 1700 years old. We continue to our final distination Pai. We will arrive in Pai hot Springs Spa Resort 17.00. Enjoy the hot springs and pool at the hotel, dinner will be at 19.00
Day 10


Pai - Doi Angkhang km 313

Departing from Pai Hotspring Spa Resort on route 1095 passing through Huai Nam Dang National Park and continue north on route 107 Mae Taeng District to Chiang Dao District and head west on route 1322 to Wiang Haeng District for lunch. After lunch we go up north on gravel mountain road to Ban Arunothai and head east until reach Doi Angkhang. We will arrive at Angkhang Nature Resort 16.30. Dinner will be at the hotel.
Day 11


Doi Angkhang - Doi Mae Salong km 133

After breakfast we wisit the Angkhang Royal Project. Late morning we depart to Doi Mae Salong, on our route today we will be riding on the special military control road on the border between Thailand and Myanmar. This road is use by the local and military personnel and not used by tourists. Along the route we will pass many military check points. Lunch will be a special picnic on the Doi Sun Chu military base over looking at Myanmar territory. After lunchwe will continue on the special route 1314 until Thaton District and head up on route to Doi Mae Salong. Arrive at Mae Salong Flower Hills Resort 16.00. Dinner will be at the hotel.
Day 12


Doi Mae Salong - Chaing Khong km 163

Enjoy breakfast over looking Doi Mae Salong tea plantations, after breakfast we depart to Mae Fa Luang District to the Princess Mother of Thailand "Srinagaringdra" resident on Doi Tung where we will spend time visit her home the Doi Tung Royal Villa and Doi Tung Garden and learn her philosophy of life and how she help the Thai people. Afterward we will continue to Prathat Doi Tung and to Mae Sai Boundary Post in Chiang Rai and continue route along the Mekong river between Thailand and Laos to Chiang Saen District which was one of the major cities of the Lana Kingdom, and stop at the Golden triangle and will visit The Hall of Opium. We will arrive in Chiang Khong District at Chiang Khong Teak Garden Hotel 16.00. Dinner will be at the hotel.
Day 13


Chiang Khong - Chiang Rai km 200

Today is the last riding day. After breakfast we will take you on route 1155 through Wiang Kaen District and continue on route 4029/1093 to Phu Chi Fa the famous the \"Sea of Mist\" and lunch on the Phu Chi Fa and continue to Chiang Rai Province. Arrive at Laluna Hotel 15.00. Farewell dinner party will take place at 19.00.
Day 14


Chiang Rai

Transfer from Hotel to Chiang Rai Internationel Airport.
Clients schedule flight from Chiang Rai to Bangkok and connecting flight to Europe.




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