Bangkok to Chiang Mai Express

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Overview

If you’re short on time but want to see the sights north of Bangkok (and really, who doesn’t?), this is the express trip for you. Take seven days, pack them full of wonderment and reflection in Northern Thailand — Kanchanaburi, Ayutthaya, and Chiang Mai, and plenty of temples, palaces, and small villages to explore — and you’ve got a recipe for one of the most memorable weeks you’ll ever have. Toss in the ease of travel by trains and buses and there’s no way you’ll feel like you’re missing out on anything in this dynamic region.

Itinerary

Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

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 rafthouse accommodation. Enjoy free time to explore.

Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Kanchanaburi

Enjoy a day of sightseeing at Erawan Falls and the Bridge on the River Kwai.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 4: Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya

Explore the Allied War Cemetery and the Thai-Burmese Railway Centre to learn more about the area's history. Travel to Ayutthaya and visit the historical sites of the old capital city. Opt to visit Chan Kasem National Museum and Chao Sam Phraya Museum.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 5: Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai

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

Includes: Breakfast

Day 6: Chiang Mai

Arrive in Chiang Mai and explore the city. Visit Doi Suthep in the afternoon.

Chiang Mai is a vibrant city with heaps to see and do. Famous for its night market, cooking classes, and Muay Thai, it's a feat to fit it all in. Experience the flavours and scents of traditional northern Thai cuisine by pre-booking the Northern Thai Cooking Class. Or pre-book the tuk tuk adventure and cruise around to see the most of Chiang Mai.

Day 7: Chiang Mai

Depart at any time.

With a little extra time in the area, hilltribe treks are easily accessible, as is the Golden Triangle.

Includes: Breakfast

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