This is the ultimate, comprehensive Northern Thailand experience. Spend 17 days discovering the best of Thai culture. From big-city life in Bangkok to historic Ayutthaya and a hilltribe trek outside of Chiang Mai to meet the locals, this tour takes you to all the places on your must-see list, and some you didn’t know to add. Perfect for first-timers or travellers that have seen it all.
Day 1 Bangkok
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Bangkok/Kanchanaburi (1B, 1D)
Enjoy a klong boat tour of Bangkok including a visit to Wat Pho. Travel to Kanchanaburi and head to your floating rafthouse€commodation. Enjoy free time to explore.
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.
Day 4 Kanchanaburi to 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.
Day 5 Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai (1B)
Spend a full day exploring Ayutthaya before boarding an overnight train to Chiang Mai.
Day 6 Chiang Mai
Arrive in Chiang Mai and explore the city. Visit Doi Suthep in the afternoon.
Day 7 Chiang Mai/Ban Pha Mon (1B, 1L, 1D)
Drive from Chiang Mai to the trailhead. Trek through farmland and bamboo and teak forests. Learn about bush food and medicinal plants. Enjoy lunch en route before continuing through rice fields and valleys to reach the first village of a Lahu tribe. Assist with food prep and cooking, learn about weaving and embroidery or check out a local Lahu massage.
Day 8 Ban Pha Mon/Ban Muang Pam (1B, 1L, 1D)
Trek between villages, over farmlands and grasslands, and ascend to the ridge line. Learn about bush medicine and seasonal fruits as you make your way to the lunch stop. Go for a swim and help the local guides prepare lunch. Continue on to the Karen village and spend the night. Opt to learn about medicine from a shaman or play football with the locals.
Day 9 Ban Muang Pam/Chiang Mai (1B, 1L)
After breakfast, leave the village and continue on, stopping at other villages along the way. Arrive at Tham Lod, a 1666m deep cave. Enter by bamboo raft and move to different chambers - a truly unique experience. After lunch, drive back to Chiang Mai for some free time to explore.
Day 10 Chiang Mai (1B, 1D)
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.
Day 11 Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai (1B)
Travel to Chiang Rai and start exploring.
Day 12 Chiang Rai (1B)
Visit the town of Mae Sai and the Opium Museum.
Day 13 Chiang Rai/Lampang (1B, 1D)
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.
Day 14 Lampang/Sukhothai (1B, 1L)
Take in traditional morning€tivities, followed by lunch in the village. Travel to Sukhothai and enjoy a free afternoon.
Day 15 Sukhothai (1B)
Take a half-day guided bike tour of Sukhothai Historical Park and explore the area with some free time.
Day 16 Sukhothai/Bangkok (1B)
Travel to Bangkok and enjoy some time for last minute shopping.
Day 17 Bangkok (1B)
Depart at any time.
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