Northern Thailand Journey

Classic, Bangkok to Bangkok

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Never been to Northern Thailand? These 14 days from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and back again sure are the perfect introduction to all the life-changing cultural experiences people come here for. Stay on a traditional floating rafthouse in Kanchanaburi, enjoy an local cooking class with delcious meal and take a guided bike tour of Sukhothai Historical Park. Nature, nourishment, palaces, and people – this trip's got it all.

What’s included

  • Your Local Living Moment: Overnight Rafthouse Excursion, Kanchanaburi Your Discover Moment: Chiang Mai Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Class, Chiang Mai Your Local Living Moment: Village Homestay, Lampang
  • Klong riverboat tour (Bangkok)
  • Wat Po visit
  • Erawan Falls and Bridge on the River Kwai visit (Kanchanaburi)
  • Rafthouse stay
  • Temple ruins tour (Ayutthaya)
  • Thai Burma Railway Centre visit
  • Doi Suthep temple visit (Chiang Mai)
  • Local cooking class and meal
  • Mae Sai visit (Chiang Rai)
  • Opium Museum visit
  • Local community homestay (Lampang)
  • Bicycle tour (half-day, Sukhothai)
  • All transport to/from included activities and between all destinations

Highlights

  • Enjoy a homestay with a lanna family
  • Go shopping in bangkok
  • Experience the 13th-century ruins of sukhothai historical park from the seat of a bike
  • Get inspired with a local cooking class in chiang mai

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))
Day 7 Chiang Mai (1B, 1D) Enjoy free time to explore Chiang Mai. Opt for a bicycle tour, a visit the Mae Sai waterfall, shopping at the night market, or getting a traditional Thai massage. Enjoy a local cooking class with dinner. Included Activities: Cooking Class
Day 8 Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai (1B) Travel to Chiang Rai and start exploring. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50-5.00 hours, 274km)
Day 9 Chiang Rai (1B) Visit the town of Mae Sai and the Opium Museum. Included Activities: Mae Sai Visit Opium Museum Visit
Day 10 Chiang Rai/Lampang (1B, 1D) Continue on to Lampang and enjoy a homestay in a traditional Lanna village. Participate in craft demonstrations and opt to help prepare a local meal. Included Activities: Village Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 315km)
Day 11 Lampang/Sukhothai (1B, 1L) Take in traditional morning activities, followed by lunch in the village. Travel to Sukhothai and enjoy a free afternoon. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 213km)
Day 12 Sukhothai (1B) Take a half-day guided bike tour of Sukhothai Historical Park and explore the area with some free time. Included Activities: Sukhothai Bicycle Tour
Day 13 Sukhothai/Bangkok (1B) Travel to Bangkok and enjoy some time for last minute shopping. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 422km)
Day 14 Bangkok (1B) Depart at any time.
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