Thailand Rundreisen

ailand ist bekannt als Land des Lächelns. Nirgendwo ist der Zauber Südostasiens so unmittelbar zu erleben wie in Thailand. Faszinierende Kulturen, anmutige Tänze, die Atmosphäre der farbenprächtigen Feste und Märkte ebenso wie prachtvolle Paläste und Tempel mit goldenen Kuppeln und meditierenden Mönchen gibt es zu erleben.

Mögliche Sehenswürdigkeiten

Bangkok & Umgebung

Bangkok ist seit 1782 die Hauptstadt des Königreichs Thailand. Nebst dem politischen, wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen Zentrum befinden sich hier auch über 400 Wats (buddhistische Tempelanlagen und Klöster). Das Nationalmuseum in Bangkok ist das grösste seiner Art in Südostasien. Bekannt sind unter anderem auch der schwimmende Markt von Amphawa (nur am Wochenende), wo per Boot die einheische Kultur erkundet werden kann. Der Nationalpark Khao Sam Roi Yot wurde 1966 eröffnet. Zu den seltenen Bewohnern gehören die ziegenartigen Gorale, der Javaneraffe, der Südliche Brillenlangur, der Loris, Leoparden und der Bänderlinsang.

Golden Triangle

Geografisch gesehen ist das Goldene Dreieck das Gebiet, in dem der Mae Sai (Ruak) in den Mekong mündet und die Grenzen von Myanmar, Laos und Thailand aufeinandertreffen. Ein guter Ausblick auf das Goldene Dreieck bietet sich auf thailändischer Seite von einem Aussichtspunkt oberhalb des Dorfes Sop Ruak. Hier steht auch das berühmte Schild mit der Aufschrift „Golden Triangle“.

Mae Sai

Mae Sai ist die nördlichste Stadt Thailands und nur durch eine Brücke mit Myanmar (ehemals Burma) verbunden. Wo die Grenze zwischen beiden Ländern liegt, ist unschwer an der Beflaggung zu erkennen: Etwa bis zur Mitte der Brücke sind thailändische Flaggen gesteckt, dahinter wehen die burmesischen Landesflaggen.

Mae Salong

Mae Salong hat den Charakter eines südchinesischen Dorfes. Auf dem Markt werden an Ständen eingemachte Früchte und Grüner Tee verkauft. Touristen können die unterschiedlichen Teesorten aus kleinen Schälchen verkosten.

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai ist sie die grösste und kulturell wichtigste Stadt in der Nordregion von Thailand und wird wegen der landschaftlichen Schönheit auch „Rose des Nordens“ genannt. Ein paar Kilometer von Chiang Mai entfernt liegt auf dem Doi Suthep einer der schönsten Tempel Thailands. Die heissen Quellen in San Kampaeng sind sozusagen die “Haustherme”.

Chiang Rai

Das Highlight ist der weisse Tempel Wat Rong Khun. Er stammt von einem erfolgreichen thailändischen Maler, Chalermchai Kositpipat. Mit 42 Jahren beschloss er, mit dem durch seine Malerei verdienten Vermögen ein einmaliges buddhistisches Kunstwerk zu errichten. Wat Rong Khun ist nicht einfach ein Tempel, es ist ein Arrangement von Gebäuden und beeindruckenden Kunstwerken. Und so grossartig die Anlage ist, sie ist nicht fertig. Es wird immer noch weiter gebaut.

Phuket

Phuket wird auch als die „Perle der Andamansee“ bezeichnet. An der Westseite findet man einige der schönsten Strände Süd-Thailands. Der grosse Buddha von Phuket sitzt in einer meditativen Pose auf einem sehr dominanten Platz und schaut von seinem 400 Meter hohen Berg auf die Chalong Bucht hinunter. Bei klarem Wetter kann ihn ein ankommendes Schiff bereits aus 50km Entfernung erspähen.

Khao Sok Nationalpark

Der Nationalpark Khao Sok befindet sich 72 km nordöstlich von Khao Lak. Auffallend im Regenwald sind die vielfältigen bunten Libellen und farbenfrohe Schmetterlinge. Hinzu kommt, neben den Attraktionen des schwarz-gelben Nashornvogels, Arten aus den Gattungen Eisvögel, Makaken, Tiger, Leopard und Wildschwein sowie der gefährdete Malaienbär. Highlights sind auch die wunderschönen Wasserfälle.

Reiseablauf

Die Kultur Thailands ist einmalig und wer einen Tauch- und Badeurlaub plant, sollte unbedingt auch eine Rundreise in Betracht ziehen. Wir haben ein paar Vorschläge rausgesucht, Wünsche können bei der Planung gerne angegeben werden.

4 Tage / 3 Nächte "Southern Highlights" Rundreise

Beispiel eines möglichen Reiseablaufes:

Phuket – Phang Nga – Krabi – Khao Sok – Takua Pa – Phuket

Tag 1: Phuket – Phang Nga – Krabi [-/L/D]
07:00-08:00 Pick-up passengers from various major Phuket hotels. 08:00 Depart from Phuket for Phang Nga. En route, visit rubber plantation and rubberprocessing
factory. Also visit Suwan Ku Ha Cave with its numerous standing, sleeping and sitting Buddha statues. Proceed to pier and take boat trip through one of the most fantastic parts of Thailand, with hundreds of oddly shaped limestone formations jutting out of the water, plus serene islands, mangroves and caves. This is the area, where the James Bond film “ Man with the Golden Gun“ was shot. Stop for lunch at one of the local restaurants in the Muslim village of Koh Panyi, built on stilts in open sea. Continue by bus to Krabi. On the way visit Tharn Bokkorani National Park, with its beautiful jungle. An underground river rises at the foot of the mountain. Check in at Deevana Plaza Krabi Ao Nang or similar hotel. Dinner and accommodations.

2. Tag: Krabi [B/L/D]
07:30-08:30 Boat trip depart from Hat Noparat Thara a beautiful fine-sand beach, protected by rocky islands to idyllic island of Koh Poda and Pranang Cave with opportunity for swimming and snorkeling. 13:00 Lunch at local restaurant, 14:30 Visit Wat Tham Suea, a cliff monastery in a jungle valley surrounded by limestone
rocks. Dinner and accommodations. Overnight at Deevana Plaza Krabi Ao Nang or similar hotel.

3. Tag: Krabi – Khao sok – Takua pa [B/L/D]
08:00 Depart from Krabi by minibus for Ao Luk. Boat cruise and exploration of mangrove swamps to grotto. View ancient paintings in stalactite cave (approximately 500 years old). Proceed to Khao Sok National Park, 900 meters above sea level. Free time for swimming, optional jungle canoeing or short jungle trek. Lunch and continue to
Takuapa. Check in at Kuraburi Greenview Resort or similar hotels. Dinner and accommodations.

4. Tag: Takua Pa – Phuket [B/L/-]
08:30 Depart for Takuapa. Visit to the Chinese origin village and the local market. Continue to Phuket, with a short stop at the Lampi Waterfall. Lunch at a local restaurant in Thai Muang. 14:00 Proceed to Phuket and transfer to your Phuket hotel.

B = Frühstück / L = Mittagessen / D = Abendessen

5 Tage / 4 Nächte "Golden Triangle" Rundreise

Beispiel eines möglichen Reiseablaufes:

Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai – Chiang Saen – Doi Mae Salong – Mae Sai – Thatorn – Chiang Mai

1. Tag: (Bangkok) – Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai – Chiang Saen [-/L/-]
After arrival at airport Chiang Mai Drive to Chiang Rai and lunch at local restaurant. Continue to Chiang Saen, former capital of the first Thai Kingdom, situated directly on Mekong River at border between Thailand and Laos. Visit Wat Phra Dhat Jom Kitti by climbing 383 steps to top of hill. Also visit Wat Chedi Luang and small museum nearby. Continue by longtail speedboat upriver on the Mekong toward Golden Triangle where borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. Check in at Imperial Golden Triangle or similar hotel.

2. Tag: Chiang Saen – Doi Mae Salong – Mae Sai – Chiang Rai [B/L/-]
08:00 Depart from Chiang Saen to visit Lisu Village at Ban Mae Kaotom and continue uphill via Mae Chan to visit Yao and Akha hilltribe village. Proceed to Doi Mae Salong, passing through beautiful mountain scenery. View takes in a stunning view of Thailand, Myanmar and the Mekong Valley. Lunch at Mae Salong Villa in Doi Mae Salong. Depart Doi Mae Salong to Mae Sai, the northernmost Thai town on the Myanmar border. Walk around local market with opportunity for shopping. Before returning to Chiang Rai, short stop at fish cave. Check in at The Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort & Spa or similar hotel.

3. Tag: Chiang Rai – Thatorn – Hmong Hilltribe Lodge [B/L/D]
07:30 Leave hotel for boat landing. Board simple longtail motorboats for three-hour journey up Kok River, passing tiny hilltribe villages, bamboo huts and jungle scenery. Disembark at Ban Pha Tai and continue by bus to visit Ban Lorcha, a Phami Akha hilltribe community center. This community-based tourism development project promotes sustainable, self-reliant development to improve the quality of life of villagers of this Akha Community, and is a model for tourism in Hilltribe villages. Lunch at local restaurant. Proceed to Mae Rim via Fang and Chiang Dao. Continue drive to Hmong Hilltribe Lodge. Dinner followed by presentation of Meo dances and overnight stay.

4. Tag: Hmong Hilltribe Lodge – Chiang Mai [B/L/-]
08:00 Drive to elephant camp and watch elephants taking timber in forest. Their strength and strategic teamwork will amaze you.
Recommended Option: Take elephant ride into the jungle surroundings at a surcharge. Continue visit to orchid farm and lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon visit to Handicraft Villages to see manufacture of lacquerware, spinning and weaving of Thai Silk and to watch how paper umbrellas are made. Also visit a well-known Thai wood-carving factory, with possibility of buying Burmese antiques. Check in at Furama Chiang Mai Hotel or similar hotel.

5. Tag: Chiang Mai – (Bangkok) [B/L/-]
08:00-11:30 City Tour. Visit the most interesting temples in Chiang Mai, like Wat Phra Singh with its famous Buddha image, Wat Chiang Man, oldest temple in Chiang Mai and built by King Mangrai, and Wat Suan Dok, housing remains of many generations of the old Chiang Mai Royal Family. Also visit Wat Doi Suthep, tucked away in the mountains at 1,056 meters above sea level. Lunch at local restaurant. 13:00 Transfer to Chiang Mai Airport.

B = Frühstück / L = Mittagessen / D = Abendessen

5 Tage / 4 Nächte "Southern Explorer" Rundreise

Beispiel eines möglichen Reiseablaufes:

Bangkok – Amphawa – Petchburi – Hua Hin – Sam Roi Yod – Chumphon – Khao Sok – Phuket

1. Tag: Bangkok – Amphawa – Petchburi – Hua Hin (Driving distance approx. 258 kms.) [-/L/D]
07:00 Early start from Bangkok to visit the Railway Market of Mae Klong where you can see fresh market stalls lying on both sides of the railway tracks. Witness breathing-taking scene when the train approaches the tightly packed market, and watch vendors dismantling their stalls while the train passes through and immediately reoccupying the rails after. Continue drive to an enchanting Amphawa Market where you have the opportunity to explore probably the most popular weekend market among Bangkokian and admire the century-old wood houses. Take an exciting boat ride in a motorized long-tailed boat to see traditional Thai life along the canal. Disembark at Wat Bang Kung, a rarely found and amazing temple since Ayuthaya period with a huge Banyan tree embracing the chapelwith its roots.
Afterwards, drive to Wat Pumarin Kudi Thong, famous for its teak-wood chapel and serve as temple museum with antiquity preservation. Proceed to Petchaburi, en route lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, drive to Khao Luang cave with its many much-worshipped Buddha statues. Another stop is at King Mongkut’s Summer Palace, climbing up on a 92—meter high verdant hill.The whole compound is comprised of royal halls, palaces, temples and other buildings which were elegantly constructed in a well-balanced Thai, neoclassical Western and Chinese architectural styles.Proceed to Hua Hin. Check in at the imperial hua hin beach resort or similar hotel. Dinner and accommodations. Optional: Opportunity to visit Hua Hin city’s night market.

2. Tag: Hua Hin – Sam Roi Yod – Chumphon (Driving distance approx. 285 kms.) [B/L/D]
08:00 Drive to Sam Roi Yot National Park. Upon arrival, take a boat ride and hike to Phraya Nakhon cave with the beautiful small pavilion. The cave is made mainly of limestone with skylights above and when the sun shines enter through these skylights, the effect is truly mystical. Return by boat and lunch at a local restaurant. Continue drive southwards to Chumphon, stop at Ban Krut to visit Wat Tang Sai – Beautiful Buddhist temple on the top of Thongchai mountain. A superbly developed site edicated
to the King and Queen of Thailand. Proceed to the beach in Chumphon and check-in at novotel chumphon beach resort. Dinner and accommodations.

Optional: Night squiding (19:00-22:00 subject to local condition and not available during rainy season) Extra: Baht 4,000.- net per boat/10 pax Enjoy the touching authentic fishermen life style. Experience squid trapping accompanied by fishermen. Enjoy a late night BBQ on the boat with your nights catch.

3. Tag: Chumphon – Khao Sok (Driving distance approx. 267 kms.) [B/L/D]
08:00 Drive to the white sandy beach Hat Sai Ri. Visit the shrine of the Prince of Chumphon followed by a visit to the province’s largest Robusta coffee plantation. Try a cup of freshly brewed coffee with home-made snacks. Afterwards, drive to Lang Suan district to explore fruit market which offering fresh fruit from local orchards as well as some processed fruit. Continue drive to Surathani. En route, visit Ban Phumriang, a small handicraft which is notable for its gold and silver brocade silk cloth and jute head gear. Visit to Phra Borom That Chaiya, this ancient chedi houses Buddha relics, which are highly revered by local residents. Lunch at local restaurant. Afterwards, proceed to Khao Sok. 17:00 Arrive Khao Sok National Park and check-in at elephant hills, the safari tents with comfortable beds, reading lights, mosquito net, blanket, cold & hot water and western style toilets. Dinner and accommodations.¨$

4. Tag: Khao Sok [B/L/D]
08:00 Start the activity, transfer to elephant camp, here you can see, touch and find out about the life of Thai elephants and about the elephant conservation project the company is running. Participating in our Elephant Experience you will get close to and experience hands on these magnificent animals, you will have the chance to interact with them and learn the secrets of their mahouts. You must prepare and feed them one of their daily meals, scrub and clean and watch them bathe. Feed them their dietary supplements that help with digestion and overall well-being and plant some of their food which will be ready for next year’s crop. A once in a lifetime chance to experience the Asian Elephant, the largest land animal in this part of the world. Returning from the camp with a huge appetite you will appreciate the buffet lunch that is served, a variety of Thai dishes cooked not too spicy. After lunch take a jungle river canoe trip down the Sok River. The canoes are very stable and safe, life jackets are provided as well as a local river guide to paddle the canoe. Drift along the jungle river passing limestone mountains and cliffs covered with exotic tropical vegetation. Sometimes hornbill can be seen flying high overhead or reptiles basking in the sun on the riverbanks. From the canoe you can experience a world that has changed little in thousands of years, some of the last areas of primary rainforest. Dinner and accommodations.

5. Tag: Khao Sok – Phuket (or Khao Lak or Krabi) [B/L/-]
08:00 Proceed to Takuapa passing small rural villages, rubber and oil palm plantations. Glimpses of rural life in tropical southern Thailand can be seen along the way. Explore the rivers that cut through the mangrove forest by dinghy boat. For people who want to explore the smaller creeks, see some bird life and get closer to nature self-paddle canoes with life jackets are available for a silent journey into this dense green world. Emerging further along the coast meet up with our classical Burmese junk where lunch will be served, a variety of Thai dished cooked not too spicy. Drinks are available, as well as bathroom facilities on board. Cruising on the junk gives the feeling of traveling back in time when nature was untouched. In the afternoon, transfer to Phuket/Khao Lak/Krabi.

B = Frühstück / L = Mittagessen / D = Abendessen

Preise Thailand Rundreisen

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    4 Tage / 3 Nächte "Southern Highlights" Rundreise, Basis Doppelzimmer pro Person
    ab CHF 1'125.-

    5 Tage / 4 Nächte "Golden Triangle" Rundreise, Basis Doppelzimmer pro Person
    ab CHF 866.-

    5 Tage / 4 Nächte "Southern Explorer" Rundreise, Basis Doppelzimmer pro Person
    ab CHF 1'187.-

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