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Northern Thailand Explorer

14 days, Bangkok to Bangkok

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Often overlooked for the country's southern islands, northern Thailand offers incredible opportunities to witness local culture and tradition. You'll get time to explore the capital of Bangkok before heading up to scenic cities along the Mekong, wandering through rice fields and discovering temple-rich regions. This engaging itinerary satiates explorers that are eager to go off the beaten path, with time to visit historic sites and local towns at your own pace.

14 days

Bangkok to Bangkok

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Trip Code: ATNN

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Often overlooked for the country's southern islands, northern Thailand offers incredible opportunities to witness local culture and tradition. You'll get time to explore the capital of Bangkok before heading up to scenic cities along the Mekong, wandering through rice fields and discovering temple-rich regions. This engaging itinerary satiates explorers that are eager to go off the beaten path, with time to visit historic sites and local towns at your own pace.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; 2019 departures: Max 15, Avg 12; 2020 departures: Max 16, Avg 12.

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

14 days

Bangkok to Bangkok

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: ATNN

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

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Map of the route for Northern Thailand Explorer

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Bangkok/Nong Khai

Enjoy a klong boat tour of Bangkok including a visit to Wat Pho. This evening board an overnight train to Nong Khai.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3Nong Khai/Chiang Khan

Arrive early in Nong Khai and enjoy a scenic drive along the Mekong, spotting Laos on the other side of the bank. Arrive in the charming town of Chiang Khan mid-morning.

Day 4Chiang Khan

Experience morning alms-giving by offering rice to local monks. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, wandering around this small town on the Mekong.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 5Chiang Khan/Phitsanulok

Travel to Phitsanoluk. Enjoy an orientation walk of one of Thailands oldest most historic cities, followed by an afternoon at leisure. For dinner, devour flying morning glory - a local specialty that also provides the entertainment of vegetables soaring through the air.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 6Phitsanulok/Lampang

Drive to Sukhothai Historic Park and wander through ruins of this ancient Kingdom. 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.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Local Living Moment Village Homestay

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 7Lampang/Chiang Mai

Travel to Chiang Mai. Climb the many stairs to Doi Suthep, the beautiful temple that overlooks Chiang Mai from its location atop a mountain. Fulfil dreams of Thai streetfood this evening at the incredible night market.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Chiang Mai

Enjoy free time in Chiang Mai. Opt to go on a segway tour or cycle through the countryside. It's a feat to fit it all in.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 9Chiang Mai

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.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Foodie Moment Cooking Class

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 10Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya

Free time in Chiang Mai before boarding an overnight train to Ayutthaya.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 11Ayutthaya to Kanchanaburi

Arrive in Ayutthaya and enjoy a short tour of historical sites followed by a drive to Kanchanaburi. Explore the Death Railway Museum and Allied War Cemetery, and stretch your legs during a short stop at The Bridge on the River Kwai. Catch a boat transfer to a riverside resort in the jungle.

Day 12Kanchanaburi

Enjoy free time to explore. Opt to go caving or trekking.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 13Kanchanaburi/Bangkok

Enjoy swimming under the magnificent Erawan Falls. Later transfer to Bangkok for your last night out on the town.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 14Bangkok

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Local Living Moment: Village Homestay, Lampang
  • Your Discover Moment: Chiang Mai
  • Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Class, Chiang Mai
  • Wat Pho visit
  • Klong riverboat tour
  • Sukhothai Historic Park visit
  • Doi Suthep temple visit
  • Night Market visit
  • Khantoke Cooking Class
  • Thai/Burma Railway Centre and Allied War Cemetery visit
  • Bridge on the River Kwai visit
  • Erawan Waterfalls visit
  • Morning alms-giving
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotel (10 nts), sleeper train (2 nts), homestay (1 nt).

Meals

11 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Allow USD150-195 for meals not included.

Transportation

Train, private vehicle, boat.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.

Departures

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Please Contact Us to inquire about dates for next season, or to discuss other tour options.

Northern Thailand Explorer

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