Bangkok to Chiang Mai Express

Classic, Bangkok to Chiang Mai

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

If you’re short on time but want to see the sights north of Bangkok (and really, who doesn’t?), this is the express trip for you. Take seven days, pack them full of wonderment and reflection in Northern Thailand — Kanchanaburi, Ayutthaya, and Chiang Mai, and plenty of temples, palaces, and small villages to explore — and you’ve got a recipe for one of the most memorable weeks you’ll ever have. Toss in the ease of travel by trains and buses and there’s no way you’ll feel like you’re missing out on anything in this dynamic region.

What’s included

  • Your Local Living Moment: Overnight Rafthouse Excursion, Kanchanaburi
  • Wat Pho visit
  • Klong riverboat tour
  • Erawan Falls and Bridge on the River Kwai visit (Kanchanaburi)
  • Thai-Burma Railway Centre and Allied War Cemetery visit
  • Temple ruins tour (Ayutthaya)
  • Doi Suthep temple visit (Chiang Mai)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore magnificent temples and palaces
  • Sleep in a floating rafthouse
  • Learn about the sombre history of kanchanaburi.

Itinerary

Day 1 Bangkok Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Bangkok/Kanchanaburi (1B, 1D) Enjoy a klong boat tour of Bangkok including a visit to Wat Pho. Travel to Kanchanaburi and head to your floating rafthouse accommodation. Enjoy free time to explore. Included Activities: Klong Riverboat Tour Wat Po Visit Overnight Rafthouse Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 129km)
Day 3 Kanchanaburi (1B) Enjoy a day of sightseeing at Erawan Falls and the Bridge on the River Kwai. Explore the Allied War Cemetery, the Thai-Burmese Railway Centre and the JEATH War Museum to learn more about the area's history. Included Activities: Erawan Waterfalls Visit Bridge on the River Kwai Visit Thai/Burma Railway Centre and Allied War Cemetery Visit Transport: Enjoy a short drive to view the beautiful Erawan Waterfalls. (1-2 hours per direction) Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours)
Day 4 Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya (1B) Travel to Ayutthaya and visit the historical sites of the old capital city. Opt to visit Chan Kasem National Museum and Chao Sam Phraya Museum. Included Activities: Temple Ruins Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 5 Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai (1B) Spend a full day exploring Ayutthaya before boarding an overnight train to Chiang Mai. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))
Day 6 Chiang Mai Chiang Mai is a vibrant city with heaps to see and do. Famous for its night market, cooking classes, and Muay Thai, it's a feat to fit it all in. Included Activities: Doi Suthep Temple Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s)) Private Vehicle
Day 7 Chiang Mai (1B) With a little extra time in the area, hilltribe treks are easily accessible, as is the Golden Triangle.
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