8 days,Bangkok to Bangkok

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

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

  • 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 the Grand Palace, Wat Po temple and Klong Canal boat ride. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners. (Allow USD120-150 for meals not included.)
  • Comfort hotels (7 nts).
  • Private bus/minivan, tuk tuk, train, boat, plane, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10.

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Day 1 Bangkok

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Days 2 Kanchanaburi (1B)

Travel to Kanchanaburi, home to the 'Bridge on the River Kwai'. Take a train journey on the 'Death Railway' and visit the Thai/Burma War Museum and War Cemetery.

Day 3 Ayutthaya (1B,1D)

Morning visit to Erawan Waterfalls then travel to Ayutthaya and enjoy dinner on a rice barge.

Days 4 Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai(1B)

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ayutthaya Historical Park, then return to Bangkok to catch a flight to Chiang Mai.

Day 5-6 Chiang Mai (2B,1L,1D)

Arrive in the capital of the North, where we take a Thai cooking class at a private culinary school and listen to monks chanting at Doi Suthep Temple. Also visit a rural village and enjoy an authentic Khantoke dinner of local specialties. Option to visit the Elephant Conservation Centre and explore the night market.

Day 7 Bangkok (1B)

Flight to bustling Bangkok for a klong riverboat tour and visit to Wat Po.

Day 8 Bangkok (1B)

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