11 or 14 days
Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Chiang Mai, Phitsanulok, with extension to Hua Hin
From the bustling metropolis of Bangkok to the serenity of Saiyoke National Park, you will gain a broad understanding of this spectacular kingdom. Navigate the Chao Phraya River canals and battle for bargains at busy markets. Experience the warmth of the Thai people and test your spice threshold with their flavourful cuisine. Every destination and experience will add new depth to this immersive tour of Thai culture and its natural surroundings.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Thailand

  • Day 2: Bangkok

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 3: Bangkok

    Visit the Grand Palace and see the Emerald Buddha 

    Take a boat tour of Chao Phraya River and Thonburi klongs

    Visit the enormous Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho 

    Learn about Thai culture and history at the Museum of Siam 

  • Day 4: Bangkok

    Travel to Ayutthaya

    Enjoy a tour of Ayutthaya's old town  

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Farm to Table: A Thai Experience

    Farm to Table: A Thai Experience

    Enjoy an afternoon at a Thai organic farm. Take a short boat ride followed by a hands-on demonstration of organic farming practices. Next, sample seasonal fresh fruits and a delicious coconut drink. End the day with dinner sourced from the farm's very own organic produce.

  • Day 5: Bangkok • Ratchaburi • Kanchanaburi

    Transfer via Ratchaburi to Kanchanaburi 

    Explore Damnoen Saduak floating market

    Visit the Death Railway Museum 

    Enjoy a Thai cooking class

  • Day 6: Kanchanaburi

    Walk to the beautiful Saiyoke Yai Waterfall 

    Stop at the Hell Fire Pass Memorial in Burma 

    Travel to Tham Kasae

    Experience a train ride on the "Death Railway" 

  • Day 7: Kanchanaburi • Phitsanulok

    Travel to Phitsanoluk

    Visit Bo Ya Cave

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Night Market Rickshaw Tour

    Night Market Rickshaw Tour

    Every traveler to Asia should enjoy a spin in a man-powered rickshaw. Get your camera ready. This evening your rickshaw peddler will take you on an exhilarating tour of the local market. See vendors tossing Pak Boong Loy Fah or "Flying Morning Glory" the odd, but wildly popular, signature dish of Phitsanulok province.

  • Day 8: Phitsanulok • Chiang Mai

    Travel through Sukhothai to Chiang Mai

    Visit the Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site  

    Active guests can tour by bike with a local guide 

    Strike a bargain at the lively Chiang Mai Night Market

  • Day 9: Chiang Mai

    Visit Mae Taeng Valley and Elephant Nature Park 

    Enjoy an authentic Thai dinner and classical dance show 

  • Day 10: Chiang Mai • Bangkok

    Visit a monastery for a local exchange with one of the head monks  

    Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep 

    Fly back to Bangkok

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 11: Bangkok • Hua Hin

    Visit Khao Luang cave 

  • Day 12: Hua Hin

    Enjoy free time at Hua Hin beach 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Day Tour Kaeng Krachan Nature Reserve

    Day Tour Kaeng Krachan Nature Reserve

    Drive northwest of Hua Hin to Kaeng Krachan Nature Reserve, Thailand's largest national park. Learn from a local naturalist and gain insight and information on the park, visit Kaeng Krachan reservoir which dams the Petchaburi River, creating a huge lake covering 45 Sq kms. Take a boat-trip that around the lake to observe the beautiful scenery of wooded islands. Lunch is included at a Thai restaurant that overlooks the reservoir.

  • Day 13: Hua Hin • Bangkok

    Enjoy free time at Hua Hin beach 

    Transfer to Bangkok

  • Day 14: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Thailand

  • Day 2: Bangkok

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 3: Bangkok

    Visit the Grand Palace and see the Emerald Buddha 

    Take a boat tour of Chao Phraya River and Thonburi klongs

    Visit the enormous Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho 

    Learn about Thai culture and history at the Museum of Siam 

  • Day 4: Bangkok

    Travel to Ayutthaya

    Enjoy a tour of Ayutthaya's old town  

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Farm to Table: A Thai Experience

    Farm to Table: A Thai Experience

    Enjoy an afternoon at a Thai organic farm. Take a short boat ride followed by a hands-on demonstration of organic farming practices. Next, sample seasonal fresh fruits and a delicious coconut drink. End the day with dinner sourced from the farm's very own organic produce.

  • Day 5: Bangkok • Ratchaburi • Kanchanaburi

    Transfer via Ratchaburi to Kanchanaburi 

    Explore Damnoen Saduak floating market

    Visit the Death Railway Museum 

    Enjoy a Thai cooking class

  • Day 6: Kanchanaburi

    Walk to the beautiful Saiyoke Yai Waterfall 

    Stop at the Hell Fire Pass Memorial in Burma 

    Travel to Tham Kasae

    Experience a train ride on the "Death Railway" 

  • Day 7: Kanchanaburi • Phitsanulok

    Travel to Phitsanoluk

    Visit Bo Ya Cave

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Night Market Rickshaw Tour

    Night Market Rickshaw Tour

    Every traveler to Asia should enjoy a spin in a man-powered rickshaw. Get your camera ready. This evening your rickshaw peddler will take you on an exhilarating tour of the local market. See vendors tossing Pak Boong Loy Fah or "Flying Morning Glory" the odd, but wildly popular, signature dish of Phitsanulok province.

  • Day 8: Phitsanulok • Chiang Mai

    Travel through Sukhothai to Chiang Mai

    Visit the Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site  

    Active guests can tour by bike with a local guide 

    Strike a bargain at the lively Chiang Mai Night Market

  • Day 9: Chiang Mai

    Visit Mae Taeng Valley and Elephant Nature Park 

    Enjoy an authentic Thai dinner and classical dance show 

  • Day 10: Chiang Mai • Bangkok

    Visit a monastery for a local exchange with one of the head monks  

    Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep 

    Fly back to Bangkok

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 11: Bangkok • Hua Hin

    Visit Khao Luang cave 

  • Day 12: Hua Hin

    Enjoy free time at Hua Hin beach 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Day Tour Kaeng Krachan Nature Reserve

    Day Tour Kaeng Krachan Nature Reserve

    Drive northwest of Hua Hin to Kaeng Krachan Nature Reserve, Thailand's largest national park. Learn from a local naturalist and gain insight and information on the park, visit Kaeng Krachan reservoir which dams the Petchaburi River, creating a huge lake covering 45 Sq kms. Take a boat-trip that around the lake to observe the beautiful scenery of wooded islands. Lunch is included at a Thai restaurant that overlooks the reservoir.

  • Day 13: Hua Hin • Bangkok

    Enjoy free time at Hua Hin beach 

    Transfer to Bangkok

  • Day 14: Depart for home

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  • Meals

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (Extension: breakfast only)

  • Entrances

    Boat tour Chao Phraya River and klongs; Grand Palace; Summer Palace of King Rama IV; Elephant Nature Park; Hill Tribe Villages; Wat Phra That Doi Suthep; Sukhothai Historical Park; Saiyoke Yai Waterfall & National Park; Wat Pa Lelai Monastery; JEATH Museum; Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

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