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Entrance to Thai/Burma War Museum and train journey on the 'Death Railway'
Includes return economy airfares

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It’s difficult to fit all the varied experiences of northern Thailand into just one week, but we found a way.

Highlights

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Entrance to Thai/Burma War Museum and train journey on the 'Death Railway'
  • Visit to Erawan National Park
  • Entrance and guided tour at Ayutthaya Historical Park
  • Dinner on a converted rice barge
  • Thai cooking class and market visit
  • Sunset visit to Doi Suthep Monastery
  • Kantoke home dinner and village visit
  • Explore Bangkok including a visit to Wat Po temple and Klong Canal boat ride

Holiday Type

Culture
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Wildlife & Nature
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What's included
  • International and internal flights
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Comfort hotels (7 nts)
  • Private bus/minivan, tuk tuk, train, boat, plane, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
Need to know
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10
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Itinerary

Day 1
Bangkok

Bangkok

You will be met on arrival at Bangkok Airport and transferred to your hotel. You are welcome to arrive at any time on day 1, but please note that hotel check-in time is 12 noon. At 6pm there will be a group meeting where you will meet your Chief Experience Officer (Tour Leader) and fellow travel companions and go over the logistics of the upcoming adventure. Following the meeting your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will take you for your first experience of delicious Thai food (optional). Bangkok has plenty of appeal. With towering skyscrapers pressed up against Chinese shop-houses and brand-new Mercedes squeezing past vendors with pushcarts, this is a city of distinct contrasts. Culture fiends will delight in the city’s countless pagodas, while shoppers could spend weeks sifting through Bangkok’s malls and open-air markets.  Our hotel tonight is centrally located in Bangkok near a number of great restaurants and markets. Each room is air conditioned and is twin/double share with attached shower and ensuite.

Day 2
Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi

We head to Kanchanaburi, home to the Bridge on the River Kwai. Take a train journey on the 'Death Railway', visit the Thai/Burma War Museum and War Cemetery. We visit the Allied War Cemetery, built to commemorate the POW's who died building the Thai-Burmese railway. We’ll also visit the Thai-Burmese Railway Museum, JEATH Museum and then experience a train ride over the Bridge on the River Kwai and through the Kwai Noi Gorge on the Death Railway, taking a step back in time to WWII. 

Day 3
Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya

Morning visit to Erawan Waterfalls then travel to Ayutthaya and enjoy dinner on a rice barge. We visit the seven tiered waterfalls of Erawan National Park where we soak in the coolness of the pools at the base of the falls. The highest fall is said to resemble Erawan, the three-headed elephant of Hindu mythology. Spend the morning relaxing by the water, trekking through the jungle, climbing through the local caves, or just relaxing in the reviving shade. Travel to Ayutthaya, where this evening, we enjoy a remarkable cruise on a converted 1930's rice barge taking in the incredible sites of the city at night while enjoying a sumptuous Thai set dinner.

Day 4
Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai

Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Ayutthaya Historical Park. Ayuthaya served as Thailand’s capital from the 14th to 18th centuries, when it ranked as one of the most magnificent cities in the world. Late in the 17th century its population reached one million, and foreign visitors wrote awestruck accounts of its size and splendour. Return to Bangkok to catch a flight to Chiang Mai.

Days 5-6
Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

Arrive in the capital of the North where we take a Thai cooking class at a private culinary school and listen to monks chanting at Doi Suthep Temple. Also visit a rural Village and enjoy an authentic khantoke dinner of local specialties. Option to explore the night market. Visit Doi Suthep Temple, established in 1383, this is one of the most sacred Buddhist temples in Thailand.  Also enjoy a Village visit and home meal in a rural farming community. Travel to the country side of Chiang Mai where we have the opportunity to walk around the village to learn about local life. Surrounded with agriculture. After enjoy dinner northern Khantok style followed by tea time with the opportunity to talk with local people to learn their way of living.  

Day 7
Bangkok

Bangkok

Flight to bustling Bangkok for a klong riverboat tour and visit to Wat Po. We hop on a long tail boat ride along the bustling Chao Phraya River and the quiet canals. Taking you back in time to a more traditional way of life, far removed from Bangkok’s modern skyscrapers, passing many beautiful landmarks on the riverside. We also pay a visit to Wat Po temple.

Day 8
Bangkok

Bangkok

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