TailorMade Thailand: Bangkok to Chiang Mai Express

Make it truly your own. Start with this TailorMade sample itinerary, then work with our Private Travel team to customize the tour. We've packed in Thailand's very best sites into this efficient itinerary so that you can pick, choose, and add on the experiences that speak to you. Experience Bangkok on a traditional klong boat tour, soak in important history in Kanchanaburi, and get swept up in Chiang Mai's bustling night markets. You'll leave with a full heart and a fuller stomach.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Easy
  • Supplier Tour ID: ATNRTM/250595
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Bangkok, Bangkok
  • Finishes: Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Bangkok
  • Kanchanaburi
  • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
  • Chiang Mai



Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive at any time. Your arrival transfer is included.


Day 2: Bangkok/Kanchanaburi

Enjoy a klong boat tour of Bangkok including a visit to Wat Pho. Travel to Kanchanaburi and head to your floating bungalow accommodation. Enjoy free time to explore.
Tonight you will enjoy a unique homestay experience aboard a floating bungalow on the famous River Kwai. Relax, swim, and mingle with locals in the community.


Day 3: Kanchanaburi

Enjoy a day of sightseeing at Erawan Falls and the Bridge on the River Kwai. Explore the Hell Fire Pass Museum to learn more about the area's dark history.


Day 4: Kanchanaburi/Ayutthaya

Travel to Ayutthaya and visit the historical sites of the old capital city by bike. Opt to visit Chan Kasem National Museum and Chao Sam Phraya Museum to delve deeper into the country's rich history.


Day 5: Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai

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


Day 6: Chiang Mai

Arrive in the vibrant city of Chiang Mai and start exploring. For lunch, take a cooking class and sample your creations. Visit the sacred site of Doi Suthep in the evening.


Day 7: Chiang Mai

With so much to see and do in Chiang Mai, today is free to enjoy it at your own pace. Get out and explore the beautiful natural surroundings on foot or by bike. Spend the evening experiencing a famous Muay Thai fight or wandering the bustling night market.


Day 8: Chiang Mai

Depart at any time.
With a little extra time in the area, hilltribe treks are easily accessible.

    • Wat Po and Klong Tour (Bangkok)
    • Erawan Waterfalls Visit (Kanchanaburi)
    • Death Railway, River Kwai, Hellfire Pass Museum Full Day Tour (Kanchanaburi)
    • Ayutthaya Temple Ruins Bike Tour
    • Doi Suthep Guided Tour (Chiang Mai)
    • Chiang Mai Cooking Class (Chiang Mai)
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hotels/guesthouses (5 nts), rafthouse (1 nt)
    • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
    • Private vehicle, train
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Tour Highlights:
  • Stay overnight in floating bungalow on the River Kwai
  • Take in Kanchanaburi's World War II history
  • Indulge in Chiang Mai's night market eats
  • Visit the ruins of the former capital of Ayutthaya