Northern Thailand Experience

12 days,Bangkok to Bangkok

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

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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

  • 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
  • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners. (Allow USD150-200 for meals not included.)
  • Train, longtail boat, walking, minibus, songthaew, local bus.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12
  • Hotels/guesthouses (6 nts), rafthouse (1 nt), hilltribe village huts (2 nts, multi-share), sleeper trains (2 nts).

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Day 1Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Bangkok/Kanchanaburi(1B, 1D)

Enjoy a klong boat tour of Bangkok including a visit to Wat Po. Travel to Kanchanaburi and head to your floating rafthouse accommodation. Enjoy free time to explore.

Day 3Kanchanaburi(1B)

Enjoy a day of sightseeing at Erawan Falls and the Bridge on the River Kwai.

Day 4Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya(1B)

Travel 2 hrs to Ayutthaya and visit the historical sites of the old capital city. Opt to visit Chan Kasem National Museum and Chao Sam Phraya Museum.

Day 5Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai(1B)

Spend a full day exploring Ayutthaya before boarding an overnight train to Chiang Mai.

Day 6Chiang Mai

Arrive in Chiang Mai and explore the city. Visit Doi Suthep in the afternoon.

Day 7Chiang Mai/Ban Mae Chok(1B, 1L, 1D)

Depart from Chiang Mai and head for the remote villages of Northern Thailand.

Day 8Ban Mae Chok/Ban Pa Khao Lam(1B, 1L, 1D)

Trek for 3-4 hours after breakfast through rice and vegetable fields. After lunch continue on for 1-2 more hours to a Karen tribe's village.

Day 9Ban Pa Khao Lam/Ban Muang Kut(1B, 1L, 1D)

Board a bamboo raft for an leisurely ride along the Mae Tang River. Meet some local Lahu people before heading to the Shan village for lunch.

Day 10Ban 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.

Day 11Chiang Mai/Bangkok(1B)

Enjoy another free day in Chiang Mai to experience more of this fun city before an overnight train to Bangkok.

Day 12Bangkok

Arrive to Bangkok in the morning. Tour ends on arrival.

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