Delve into the wonders of northern Thailand on an eight-day trip packed with unforgettable cultural experiences. Explore the serene Ayutthaya Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and dine on a converted rice barge. Travel to a traditional village outside of Chiang Mai and visit a local family's guesthouse. In this place of golden Buddhist temples, rejuvenate your travel spirit and stretch your understanding of the world.
Price per person1,179 EUR
Flight tickets are not included. Our travel advisors will gladly help you find the cheapest flights. The price above is based on 2 adults traveling together. What's included?
Travel to Kanchanaburi, home to the "Bridge on the River Kwai." Take a train journey over the bridge and marvel in a piece of World War II history.
Day 3 - Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
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.
Day 4 - Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai
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.
Day 5 - Chiang Mai
Visit the local markets with a chef to collect ingredients to use in our Thai cooking class at a private culinary school, the results of which we'll enjoy for lunch. Later, we'll visit the historic Wat Chedi Luang and sit down with one of the young monks to discuss daily life and Buddhism. Listen to monks chanting at Doi Suthep Temple, one of the most stunning golden Temples in Thailand. Monk Chats are a great cultural exchange, but is also important in helping the young Monks improve their English.
Day 6 - Chiang Mai
Enjoy a free day to explore or participate in some optional activities. Later, we travel to the countryside, visiting a local village and enjoying an authentic khantok dinner in a family's home. 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.
Day 7 - Chiang Mai/Bangkok
Fly back to Bangkok for a klong riverboat ride through the city's canals and a visit to Wat Po, the famed Temple of the Reclining Buddha.
Allow USD100-130 for meals not included.
7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Please be aware
Optional Activities : USD150 for optional activities not included in the trip.
Kayaking (Kanchanaburi) - USD6-28
Thai massage – USD10-30 per hour
Bicycle tour (Chiang Mai) - USD15-30 for Half Day
Thai Cookery Course (Chiang Mai) - USD30 for Half Day
Bamboo rafting (Chiang Mai) - USD15 plus transport
All prices are per person (unless stated otherwise), and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators.