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Discover as much of northern Thailand as you can on this eight-day trip packed with unforgettable cultural experiences. Explore the serene UNESCO World Heritage site Ayutthaya Historical Park and enjoy dinner on a converted rice barge. Travel to a traditional village outside of Chiang Mai and visit the home of a local family. Introduce yourself to a colourful and enchanting part of the world.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 155181
  • Starts: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finishes: Bangkok, Thailand
You will Visit
  • Bangkok

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Additional Notes:
You are welcome to arrive at any time on day 1, but please note that hotel check-in time is 14:00pm.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Transport:
Upon arrival at the airport, head to the arrival hall and door number 3 near the information counter. Look for a driver holding a G Adventures sign with your name, who'll take you to your hotel so you can check in and start exploring.
Private Vehicle (0.75-1.50 hours)

02

Day 2: Bangkok/Kanchanaburi (1B)

Travel to Kanchanaburi, home to the "Bridge on the River Kwai." Take a train journey over the bridge and take in a piece of World War II history.

Included Activities:
Bridge on the River Kwai Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))

03

Day 3: Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (1B, 1D)

Enjoy a morning visit to Erawan National Park and waterfall then visit the Thai/Burma War Museum and War Cemetery. This afternoon, travel to Ayutthaya and enjoy dinner on a converted 1930s rice barge.

Included Activities:
Erawan Waterfalls Visit
Thai/Burma Railway Centre and Allied War Cemetery Visit
Dinner Cruise

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))

04

Day 4: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai (1B)

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ayutthaya Historical Park, which served as Thailand's capital from the 14th to 18th centuries, when it ranked as one of the most magnificent cities in the world. Later, return to Bangkok to catch a flight to Chiang Mai.


Included Activities:
Ayutthaya Historical Park Guided Tour

Transport:
Hello again, Bangkok! Travel back to the city and to the airport by private van.
Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours)
Plane (1.50 hour(s))

05

Day 5: Chiang Mai (1B, 1L)

Monk Chats are a great cultural exchange, but is also important in helping the young Monks improve their English.

Included Activities:
Cooking Class
Meet with Monks at Wat Chedi Luang
Doi Suthep Temple Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle

06

Day 6: Chiang Mai (1B, 1D)

Travel to the countryside near Chiang Mai and enjoy dinner northern khantok style, a must-do when you reach northern Thailand. Khantok in the Northern dialect means wooden tray, used for carrying dishes, round in shape and made of teak wood. The host will invite guests to sit on the floor around the khantok. Main dishes usually include sticky rice, hang-le curry (Burmese-styled curry), and some chill-pasted crispy pork. Later, enjoy tea time with the opportunity to talk with local people to learn their way of living.

Included Activities:
Traditional Thai Home Dinner

07

Day 7: Chiang Mai/Bangkok (1B)

Flight to bustling Bangkok for a klong riverboat ride through Bangkok's canals and visit to Wat Po, the famed Temple of the Reclining Buddha.

Included Activities:
Klong Riverboat Tour
Wat Po Visit

Transport:
Take a quick flight back to Bangkok.
Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Private Vehicle

08

Day 8: Bangkok (1B)

Depart at any time.

Additional Notes:
Please note that check out time is 12:00pm.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Arrival transfer
    • Entrance to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre war museum and train ride
    • Visit to Erawan National Park
    • Guided tour at Ayutthaya Historical Park
    • Dinner on a converted rice barge
    • Thai cooking class and market visit
    • Sunset visit to Doi Suthep monastery
    • Wat Chedi Luang visit and conversation with a monk
    • Khantoke home dinner and village visit
    • Explore Bangkok and take a boat ride
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (7 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Private bus/minivan, tuk tuk, train, boat, plane, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Take a train over the "Bridge on the River Kwai"
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Ayutthaya Historical Park
  • Take an authentic Thai cooking class with a local chef
  • Discuss Buddhism with the monks at the Wat Chedi Luang temple