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Thailand Journey

8 Days, Bangkok to Bangkok
Thailand Journey

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Discover as much of northern Thailand in one week as you can on this eight-day trip packed with unforgettable cultural experiences. Explore the serene UNESCO World Herita read more...

What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 7 nights accommodation (Hotels (7 nts)).

  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners.
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Private bus/minivan, tuk tuk, train, boat, plane, walking).
  • Arrival transfer.
  • Internal flights.
  • Entrance to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre war museum and train ride.
  • Visit to Erawan National Park.
  • Guided tour at Ayutthaya Historical Park.
  • Dinner on a converted rice barge.
  • Thai cooking class and market visit.
  • Sunset visit to Doi Suthep monastery.
  • Wat Chedi Luang visit and conversation with a monk.
  • Khantoke home dinner and village visit.
  • Explore Bangkok and take a boat ride.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour, local guides.
  • Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart.
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 100-130 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
Day 1 Arrive Bangkok
Day 2 Bangkok/Kanchanaburi
Day 3 Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
Day 4 Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai
Day 5 Chiang Mai
Day 6 Chiang Mai
Day 7 Chiang Mai/Bangkok
Day 8 Bangkok
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Places Visited
  • Bangkok
  • Kanchanaburi
  • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
  • Chiang Mai
  • Bangkok to Bangkok Map
  • DAY 1 Arrive Bangkok

    Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

    Private Vehicle
    Suvarnabhumi Airport - Bangkok 45m-1h 30m
    Upon arrival at the airport, head to the arrival hall and door number 3 near the information counter. Look for a driver holding a G Adventures sign with your name, who'll take you to your hotel so you can check in and start exploring.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    1h 18:00
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Bangkok/Kanchanaburi

    Travel to Kanchanaburi, home to the "Bridge on the River Kwai." Take a train journey over the bridge and take in a piece of World War II history.

    Private Vehicle
    Bangkok - Kanchanaburi 3h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Bridge on the River Kwai Visit
    Kanchanaburi 1h 45m-2h
    Take in a piece of World War II history on this visit. You've seen or at least heard of the famous movie, "Bridge on the River Kwai" -- tour the real thing and take a train ride over the bridge. It's massive, majestic, and imposing, and offers fabulous views of the river below. (Breakfast)

  • 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.

    Erawan Waterfalls Visit
    Nam Tok Erawan 2h-3h
    Visit one of the world's most beautiful waterfalls. Its seven tiers offer a unique experience at every climb, reaching up to 1,500m (4921 ft). Swim in the turquoise pools, snap photos from the top tier, and opt to hike in the jungle to spot monkeys.

    Thai/Burma War Museum and Allied War Cemetery Visit
    Kanchanaburi 1h 30m-2h
    Visit the Allied War Cemetery, the Thai-Burmese Railway Museum, and JEATH (Japan, England, America, Thailand and Holland) War Museum to learn about the Death Railway's dark history. More than 6,000 prisoners are buried at the cemetery.

    Private Vehicle
    Kanchanaburi - Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 3h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Dinner Cruise
    Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 2h
    Cruise down the river aboard a converted 1930s rice barge. Have a delicious Thai meal while taking in the incredible views of the city. (Dinner,Breakfast)

  • 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.

    Ayutthaya Historical Park Guided Tour
    Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 3h-3h 30m
    Explore the ruins of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 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.

    Private Vehicle
    Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya - Bangkok 1h-1h 30m
    Hello again, Bangkok! Travel back to the city and to the airport by private van.

    Bangkok - Chiang Mai 1h30m
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Chiang Mai

    Following a visit to the local markets with a chef we will enjoy a Thai cooking class at a private culinary school, then have the dish 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.

    Cooking Class
    Chiang Mai Morning
    Pick out the best ingredients at a local market and learn how to make delicious Thai dishes.

    Meet with Monks at Wat Chedi Luang
    Chiang Mai
    Visit the 14th-century Wat Chedi Luang Buddhist temple in the heart of Chiang Mai's old city. Sit down with young monks to discuss daily life and Buddhism, and leave feeling spiritually refreshed. Monk Chats are informal discussions at a round table with a prepschool age Monk, usually accompanied by their teacher.

    Doi Suthep Temple Visit
    Doi Suthep 3h
    Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a golden Buddhist temple outside of Chiang Mai on the Mt Doi Suthep. Climb 300 steps to reach the temple and be rewarded with an unforgettable view. Admire the many Buddhist relics at this sacred temple and visit the white elephant shrine. Legend has it that the location of the temple was chosen after a white elephant carried a relic to the mountain and trumpeted three times before dying on the spot. Also, with a little luck, you may witness the chanting of the monks.

    Private Vehicle
    Chiang Mai
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Optional Activities
    Chiang Mai Cycling Tour

    Chiang Mai
    Meander through the old city of Chiang Mai on bike. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 6 Chiang Mai

    Enjoy the day to explore or participate in some optional activities.

    Free Time
    Chiang Mai Morning
    Chiang Mai is a mecca for shopping and handicraft production, so take advantage of this opportunity to do some shopping if you wish.

    Optional Activities
    Night Market

    Chiang Mai
    Pick up a a souvenir at this shopper's paradise. Wander through the market to find music, food, and local artists selling handmade crafts.

    Chiang Mai Cycling Tour
    Chiang Mai
    Meander through the old city of Chiang Mai on bike.

    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.

    Traditional Thai Home Dinner
    Chiang Mai Evening
    Visit a village outside Chiang Mai and sit down to an authentic Khantoke dinner in the home of a local family. Dishes typically include sticky rice, hang-le curry, and crispy pork with chilli paste. Over tea, learn about life in rural Thailand and visit the family garden and learn about herbs and spices popular in local cooking. (Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Chiang Mai/Bangkok

    Flight to bustling Bangkok for a klong riverboat ride through Bangkok's canals and visit to Wat Po, the famed Temple of the Reclining Buddha.

    Chiang Mai - Bangkok 1h 30m
    Take a quick flight back to Bangkok.

    Klong Riverboat Tour
    Travel by longtail boat on the busy Chao Phraya River. Go through the smaller klongs (canals) to see skyscrapers, temples, and shops in the distance, and the densely populated waterfront settlements up close.

    Wat Po Visit
    This temple is known for its reclining Buddha, its feet covered with mother-of-pearl engravings of Buddhist symbols. Explore the large grounds and other compounds to see other Buddha figures, murals and the chedis that contain the ashes of Buddha. This is also the birthplace of traditional Thai massage.

    Private Vehicle
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Bangkok

    Depart at any time.

    Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals


    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 100-130 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 16 passengers, at an average there are 10 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.


    Please note that this trip is part of a combination of multiple tours. As such, the CEO, staff and/or particular vehicles operating your tour may change between tour segments. You may also expect some group members to join or leave the tour, between tour segments.

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