Highlights of Thailand

Comfort, Bangkok to Bangkok

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

It’s difficult to fit all the varied experiences of northern Thailand into just one week, but we found a way. Through a combination of flights, boats and the omnipresent tuk tuk, travellers need not sacrifice cultural activities and inspiring sites on this comfort-focused trip. Experience golden monasteries, cooking classes and thriving night markets as well as the sobering 'Death Railway', where legions of POWs met a cruel fate in World War II. Prepare to return home a different person.

What’s included

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Traditional Thai Guesthouse & Home Dinner, Chiang Mai Hands-on: Cooking Class, Chiang Mai
  • Arrival transfer
  • Entrance to Thai/Burma War Museum and train journey on the 'Death Railway'
  • Visit to Erawan National Park
  • Entrance and guided tour at Ayutthaya Historical Park
  • Dinner on a converted rice barge
  • Thai cooking class and market visit
  • Sunset visit to Doi Suthep Monastery
  • Kantoke home dinner and village visit
  • Explore Bangkok including a visit to Wat Po temple and Klong Canal boat ride
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Step back into history at the 'bridge on the river kwai'
  • Impress your friends with your thai cooking skills
  • Receive a blessing from a monk at the temple of doi suthep
  • Visit a local village for an authentic khantoke dinner
  • Explore ayutthaya's ancient ruins

Itinerary

Day 1 Bangkok Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. Additional Notes: You are welcome to arrive at any time on day 1, but please note that hotel check-in time is 12 noon. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Upon arrival at the airport, head to the arrival hall and door number 3 near the information counter. Look for a driver holding a G Adventures sign with your name, who'll take you to your hotel so you can check in and start exploring. Private Vehicle (0.75-1.50 hours)
Day 2 Bangkok/Kanchanaburi (1B) Travel to Kanchanaburi, home to the 'Bridge on the River Kwai'. Take a train journey over the bridge. Included Activities: Bridge on the River Kwai Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 129km)
Day 3 Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (1B, 1D) Morning visit to Erawan National Park and waterfall then visit the Thai/Burma War Museum and War Cemetery. This afternoon, travel to Ayutthaya and enjoy dinner on a rice barge. Included Activities: Erawan Waterfalls Visit Thai/Burma Railway Centre and Allied War Cemetery Visit Dinner Cruise Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai (1B) Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Ayutthaya Historical Park. Ayuthaya served as Thailand’s capital from the 14th to 18th centuries, when it ranked as one of the most magnificent cities in the world. Return to Bangkok to catch a flight to Chiang Mai. Included Activities: Ayutthaya Historical Park Guided Tour Transport: Hello again Bangkok! Travel back to the city and to the airport by private van. Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours) Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Day 5 Chiang Mai (1B, 1L) Our hotel is located in the heart of Chiang Mai city, within 5 a minute walk of the famous night bazaar. Included Activities: Doi Suthep Temple Visit Cooking Class Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
Day 6 Chiang Mai (1B, 1D) Today, explore Chiang Mai with some free time. Savour authentic khantoke cuisine this evening. Included Activities: Traditional Thai Guesthouse & Home Dinner
Day 7 Chiang Mai/Bangkok (1B) Board a longtail boat ride along the bustling Chao Phraya River and the quiet canals. Return to a more traditional way of life, far removed from Bangkok’s modern skyscrapers, passing many beautiful landmarks on the riverside. Pay a visit to Wat Po temple. Included Activities: Klong Riverboat Tour Wat Po Visit Transport: Take a quick flight back to Bangkok. Plane (1.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle
Day 8 Bangkok (1B) Depart at any time. Additional Notes: Please note that check out time is 12pm. Included Activities: Departure Day
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