9 Days Thailand and Bali Culture Tour

INT-T-TBC09 9 Days Thailand and Bali Culture Tour

This 9 days Thailand and Bali tour will take you to soak up into the local culture and explore the beautiful nature as well.

The Buddhist temples in Bangkok downtown are struggling with the modern high rise buildings. For example, sitting in the busy streets, Wat Arun, known as the Temple of the Dawn, has a fascinating Khmer-style tower to offer. The ancient temples scattered in the corners of Bali are storytellers of this Indonesian island. Don’t miss out on the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple on the shores of Lake Bratan. It is a fabulous Hindu Shaivite Shiva temple in Bali.

This trip will be rewarded with stunning nature as well. You will explore the mountain area of northern Thailand for the mysterious Golden Triangle and climb up to the highlands of Kintamani Volcano for an overlooking view of the active volcano of Mount Batur.

TOUR CODEINT-T-TBC09

PLACES VISITEDBangkok - Chiang Rai - Golden Triangle - Bali

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

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Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a temple tour in Bangkok, covering Wat Traimit, Wat Arun, Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew.
  • Tour Kanchanaburi, a town for nature lovers and history buffs.
  • Explore the famous Golden Triangle region where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet.
  • Admire beautiful Bali temples like Uluwatu Temple, Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, Handara Gate, Tanah Lot Temple.
  • Visit art villages to experience the traditional Bali culture.

At a Glance

Bangkok(3 nights)

Chiang Rai(2 nights)

Bali(3 nights)

Itinerary Day by Day

9 Days Thailand and Bali Culture Tour

Day 1 Bangkok Arrival

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request

Welcome to Bangkok! Upon arrival, your guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to hotel for check-in.

Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 2 Bangkok City Highlights

Meals: B

After breakfast, you will have a full-day city tour of Bangkok. First visit Wat Traimit, known as the Temple of the Golden Buddha. It is the home to a gold Maravijaya Attitude seated Buddharupa statue, with a weight of 5.5 tons.

Then visit Wat Arun, known as the Temple of the Dawn, which is one of the most published images of Bangkok. In the middle of the temple, an 82 metres high beautifully decorated Khmer-style tower stands, where you can walk up the steep stairs and admire the view of Bangkok and the rivers.

After that, explore Wat Pho, also called the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Finally, head for the Grand Palace, one of the must-sees in Bangkok, followed by Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand.

Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 3 Bangkok Excursion to Kanchanaburi

Meals: B

In the morning, visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where you can experience the traditional Thai market with numerous vendors selling local food, fresh fruit and products from their boats.

After an exploration of the market, drive to Kanchanaburi that is famous for the Death Railway built during WWII. Made famous by the book and movie The Bridge on the River Kwai, the bridge and railway are notable attractions in Kanchanaburi. Today, carriages still go on the tracks, taking travelers through the fields of sugar cane and rice terrace.

Finally, pay a visit to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre to learn more history about the railway.

Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 4 Bangkok to Chiang Rai

Flight: Domestic flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement

Meals: B

Today, rise up early to catch the flight to Chiang Rai. Upon arrival, start a city highlights tour. Visit the Navel City Pillar, a monument made of more than 100 Khmer-style pillars, and Rai Mae Fah Luang, a beautiful museum showcasing Lanna artifacts.

After that, head to Wat Rong Khon, normally known as the White Temple and Wat Rong Suea Ten, known as the Blue Temple. Then drive to Black House, also called Baan Dam, where you can see a lot of skeletons and animal skins, strange but impressive.

Overnight in Chiang Rai.

Day 5 Chiang Rai Excursion to Golden Triangle

Meals: B

Today, head to the Golden Triangle region to have a full day excursion.

Start the morning by Long Neck Karen Village to see the long neck hill tribe people who relocated from the Thai and Myanmar border. If time permits, you can watch cockfighting near the hill tribe village. Then drive to Mt. Doi Mae Salong to visit the Chinese village on the top of the mountain.

After lunch, continue the trip to the highest peak on the Thai-Myanmar border, Doi Tung. Here you can overlook the entire northern rice field plain and visit Doi Tung Temple that was built in A.D.1493. The scenery here may remind you of Switzerland.

After that, drive back to your hotel and enjoy your free time.

Overnight in Chiang Rai.

Day 6 Chiang Rai to Bali

Flight: Flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement

Meals: B

Enjoy your breakfast and free morning before you are transferred to the airport for onward flight to Bali.

Upon arrival, your guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is for leisure on your own.

Overnight in Bali.

Day 7 Bali - Art Villages, Tirta Empul Temple, Kintamani Volcano

Meals: B

Start today’s tour with a visit to Batubulan Village, famous for its Barong and Kris Dance that performs the Balinese mythology with ornate costumes and unique musical instruments. After the exploration of Tohpati Village and Celuk Village, continue your trip to Mas Village, which is the best place on the island to find high-quality Balinese woodcarvings that are considered some of the best woodcarvings in the world.

Then, go to Tegenungan Waterfall, one of the most famous waterfall in Bali, that is located in the south of Ubud. Afterward, visit Tirta Empul Temple that locates in the village of Manukaya, not far from Ubud.

In the afternoon, move to the highlands of Kintamani Volcano for an overlooking view of the active volcano of Mount Batur and the wide Lake of Batur in a valley. You then tour the village of Temen and take a short walk to the local coffee farm. Then drive to Tegalalang Village to enjoy a beautiful view of the rice terraces. End the day with a visit to Ubud Palace and then Ubud Market.

Overnight in Bali.

Day 8 Bali - Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, Handara Gate, Tanah Lot Temple

Meals: B

In the morning, enjoy a beautiful scenic drive along the island's mountains and highlands. En route, stop at the Taman Ayun Temple that boasts magnificent traditional architectural features.

Continue to visit Bedugul, a pleasant mountain village on Lake Bratan. Stroll around the local Candi Kuning Market to get a insight into the culture of the real Bali. After that, take a short walk to the shore of the lake and visit the fascinating Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple. Next, pay a visit to Handara Gate for an amazing photo.

Then drive to Wanagiri Hidden Hills, where you can get stunning views of Lake Tambingan and Lake Buyan. Afterward, move to Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, one of the most picturesque areas in Bali.

Finish the day with a visit to Tanah Lot Temple, sitting on a solid sea rock facing the Indian Ocean. It is one of the most important landmarks in Bali. When the sun sets, the scenery is even better.

Overnight in Bali.

Day 9 Bali Departure

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement

Meals: B

Today enjoy your free time until transfer to the airport for your flight home.

End of service.

Service Inclusions:

  • Flight tickets with airport tax as listed in above itinerary.
  • Entrance fee and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private English speaking tour guide service.
  • Private van for land transportation with cold drinking water and soft drink provided in the car.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner.

Service Exclusions:

  • International air tickets.
  • Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Meals do not listed in itinerary.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any).
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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