Northern Thailand Experience

Classic, Bangkok to Bangkok

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Meet saffron-robed monks, visit hilltribe villages and delve into the different on an adventure that includes Thailand's wild northwest corner. You'll stretch your legs and your mind on a 3-day trek to hilltribe villages, each with their own language and religions. Whether you're walking the ancient streets of Ayutthaya or planning some shopping in Chiang Mai, our CEOs will help you discover places you wouldn't otherwise have known were there. And with plenty of free time to explore on your own, this trip will let you really absorb the spirit of this diverse country.

What’s included

  • Local Living: Overnight Rafthouse Excursion, Kanchanaburi
  • Klong boat tour (Bangkok)
  • Wat Po entrance and guide
  • Erawan Falls and Bridge on the River Kwai visit (Kanchanaburi)
  • Temple ruins tour (Ayutthaya)
  • Thai Burma Railway Centre visit
  • Doi Suthep temple visit (Chiang Mai)
  • Hilltribe village trek (3 nts)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore magnificent temples and palaces
  • Trek through remote hilltribe villages and meet local people
  • Sleep on a floating rafthouse
  • Learn about the somber history of kanchanaburi and the infamous burma railway

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/Phra Nakhon Si 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 Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/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/Ban Mae Chok (1B, 1L, 1D) Stop en route at a local market to stock up before the trek. Visit a nearby waterfall, enjoy a local lunch, then trek for 2 hrs to a Karen village. Opt to explore the village before dinner. Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 1 Transport: Drive to Mok Fah village for a swim in a waterfall before continuing to Baan Pang for lunch. Continue another 30 mins to Huay Nam Dung National Park to start the trek. Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Day 8 Ban Mae Chok/Pa Khao Lam (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy a full day of trekking through the gorgeous scenery of Northern Thailand. Meet Karen villagers and learn about their unique customs and way of life. Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 2
Day 9 Pa Khao Lam/Ban Muang Kut (1B, 1L, 1D) Board a traditional bamboo raft for some leisurely floating downriver. The first stretch of a couple hours will end at Lahu hill tribe village for a short visit with the locals. Hop aboard the raft for a cruise to Shan village for lunch. Then, continue by truck before a short trek to a waterfall and another village for the evening. Included Activities: Bamboo Rafting to Lahu Village Bamboo Rafting to Shan Village Hilltribe Trek Day 3 (Shan Village - Ban Muang Kut)
Day 10 Ban Muang Kut/Chiang Mai (1B, 1L) After breakfast, leave the hilltribe villages behind and head back to Chiang Mai with free time in the afternoon to explore. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 11 Chiang Mai/Bangkok (1B) Enjoy another free day in Chiang Mai to experience more of this fun city before an overnight train to Bangkok. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00-13.00 hours)
Day 12 Bangkok Onward travel can be booked for 3pm or later. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities)
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