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Bangkok to Chiang Mai Express

If youre short on time but want to see the sights north of Bangkok (and really, who doesnt?), this is the express trip for you. Take seven days, pack them full of wonderment and reflection in northern Thailand Kanchanaburi, Ayutthaya, and Chiang Mai, and plenty of temples, palaces and small villages to explore and youve got a recipe for one of the most memorable weeks youll ever have. Toss in the ease of travel by trains and buses and theres no way youll feel like youre missing out on anything in this dynamic region.

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Easy
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 145000
  • Starts: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finishes: Chiang Mai, Thailand
You will Visit
  • Bangkok
  • Chiang Mai

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Bangkok/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.

Included Activities:
Klong Riverboat Tour
Wat Po Visit
Overnight Rafthouse Excursion

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 129km)

03

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)

04

Day 4: Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si 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 (2.50 hour(s), 150km)

05

Day 5: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/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))

06

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))
Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))

07

Day 7: Chiang Mai (1B)

With a little extra time in the area, hilltribe treks are easily accessible, as is the Golden Triangle.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Wat Pho visit
    • Klong riverboat tour
    • Erawan Falls and Bridge on the River Kwai visit (Kanchanaburi)
    • Thai-Burma Railway Centre and Allied War Cemetery visit
    • Rafthouse stay
    • Temple ruins tour (Ayutthaya)
    • Doi Suthep temple visit (Chiang Mai)
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/guesthouses (4 nts), rafthouse (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt)
    • 5 breakfasts, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Train, private van, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore magnificent temples and palaces
  • Sleep in a floating rafthouse
  • Learn about the somber history of Kanchanaburi.