Itinerary in brief:
- 3 nights Bangkok
- 2 nights onboard overnight train
- 3 nights Chiang Mai
Day 1: Arrive Bangkok
On arrival into Bangkok Airport you will be greeted by a private guide and transferred to your hotel for a 2 night stay.
The rest of the day is free to explore.
Days 2&3: Bangkok
With 2 full days to explore the city of Bangkok, why not head to the Grand Palace for a tour of this opulent building? Or perhaps visit one of the many floating markets located around the area, a great chance to see the locals going about their daily life.
We can also book you a half-day ‘Three Temples Tour’ if you wish. This tour visits 3 of Bangkok’s most significant and visually stunning temples; Wat Trimitr, which houses the world’s largest solid gold Buddha, Wat Pho; Bangkok’s oldest temple & Wat Benjamabophit; home to the magnificent reclining Buddha. Speak to you consultant to arrange this, or any other day trip.
Day 4: Bangkok to Chiang Mai by train
You will be met at your hotel late afternoon today and taken by air-conditioned vehicle to Bangkok’s train station, where your guide will wait with you until you board the train.
Once you board the train, your guide will get you settled and explain how it all works before leaving you in peace to enjoy your overnight journey north to Chiang Mai.
Days 5-7: Chiang Mai
You will arrive into Chiang Mai in the morning, where you’ll be greeted by a private guide and taken to your hotel.
The next 3 days are yours to explore Chiang Mai.
On day 6 we’ve included a full day Chiang Mai trekking tour to the region of Chiang Dao, an area with 5 different ethnic hill tribes. The day begins with a drive to a colourful local market to hand pick a local picnic lunch to have later. Your expert guide will lead you on one hour trek to the first village, followed by a 2-3 hour trek to the next, with time to enjoy your picnic lunch while learning about the culture of the local people. You’ll continue on to see the Lisu, Akha & Palong tribes before making the 1.5 hour trek back to Chiang Mai.
Day 8: Chiang Mai to Bangkok by train
You have a whole day free today until your guide comes to collect you from your hotel, for your transfer back to the station and your overnight train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok.
Day 9: Arrive Bangkok
Arrive back into Bangkok this morning to continue with your trip.