Best of Thailand

Discover the best highlights of central and north Thailand from bustling Bangkok to scenic landscapes of Northern Thailand. Explore Bangkok’s chaotic night markets, street food vendors, and rooftop bars. Visit the infamous Death Railway and Bridge on the beautiful River Kwai. Explore Thailand’s archaeological gems including the ancient ruins of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai. Embrace the natural beauty of Northern Thailand in Chiang Mai and Chaing Rai, and watch the local elephants in their habitat. This 9-day adventure travels on and off the well-worn path to discover unique cultures, landscapes, and landmarks untouched by tourist crowds.

Duration

Destination

Start/Ends in

9 Days

Thailand

Bangkok / Bangkok

Hotels

Group Size

Age Requirement

4 Star

4-18 People

18+

Trip Rating

Trip Theme

Departs

4.8

9 reviews

Classic,Short Break

All Year Round

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Discover the unmissable sites of Thailand including the Grand Palace, Floating Markets, the White Temple of Chiang Rai, and the ancient Sukhothai Kingdom.
  • Stay in carefully selected 4- & 3-star accommodation with airport transfers and daily breakfasts included in the tour package.
  • Get to know each city like a local on guided walking tours in Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Ayutthaya, Sukhothai and Chiang Rai.
  • Embrace your inner zen with authentic Thai experiences such as an included Thai Massage and horse-drawn carriage experiences.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Ayutthaya. Dating back to 1350, the ancient city is teeming with royal palaces, monasteries, and pagodas waiting to be explored.
  • Prepare to be mesmerised as you feed and bathe elephants at an elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai.
  • Enjoy plenty of free time in the evenings to explore each city at your own pace or relax in the comfort of premium resorts with your new travel mates.

Sights Visited on This Tour

The Akha are an ethnic group who live in small villages at heights in the mountains, they made their way from China into Southeast Asia during the early 20th century.

The history of Ayutthaya dates back to the supposed foundation in 1350, although some temples in the marvelous ancient city have been known to exist before then.

Bangkok, Thailand’s famous capital, also known as a large city known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds it's network of canals.

Chiang Mai is home to hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples, including the 14th-century Wat Phra Singh and 15th-century Wat Chedi Luang.

Chiang Rai is an idyllic town famous for its magnificently ornate White and Blue Temples. It also has a taste of indigenous culture with the cozy Akha Village.

That might happen to you, too! Experience elephants up-close while feeding and bathing them. Learn about herbal treatments and make their vitamin balls.

Lying at the source of the Mae Klong River, the majestic bodies of water in Kanchanaburi are among the most spectacular defining characteristics of the town.

Lopburi is a province in the central region of Thailand. The province is divided into 11 administrative districts, and Mueang Lopburi District is the capital.

Phayao Lake

Kwan Phayao is a lake in northern Thailand. Kwan, a word from the northern Thai language, means large swamp. The shape of the lake is a nearly-half-circle-moon shape.

The ancient city of Phitsanulok has a long history dating back to the Khmer era, generally called “Muaeng Song Kwae” with reference to the two rivers passing through it.

This river used to be the upper section of the Mae Klong River, however, in the 1960s, this river was named the Khwae Yai River meaning 'Big River.'

This steel bridge is one of the important historical landmarks and memorials in Thailand. It is a symbol of the province and is a recommended place in Kanchanaburi.

A town founded in the 13th century on the fringe of the Khmer empire. The exact year is unknown, but according to the Fine Arts Office it was between 1238 and 1257.

Sukhothai Archaelogical Park

Located in a beautiful setting of lawns, lakes and trees in north-central Thailand, was the capital of the Sukhothai kingdom in 1238.

Designed by Colin St Clair Oakes and maintained by the Commonwealth Commission. There are 6,982 buried there, mostly Australian, British, and Dutch.

It's a Theravada Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. The temple is often referred to as "Doi Suthep", although this is actually the name of the mountain where it's located.

Wat Rong Khun, perhaps better known to foreigners as the White Temple, is a privately owned art exhibit in the style of a Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai Province.

The Blue Temple is immediately recognizable for its brilliant shade of rich sapphire. The temple walls, roof, and surrounding statues are all covered in this gorgeous hue.

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

4 Star Hotels and Resorts

Meals

8 Breakfasts

Transportation

Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle

Orientation Walks

Organised orientation walks at the towns visited

Tour Guiding

Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

Flight

Flight between Chiang Mai & Bangkok

Sightseeing

Akha Village
Ayutthaya
Bangkok
Chiang Mai
Chiang Rai

Elephant EcoValley
Kanchanaburi
Lopburi
Phayao Lake
Phitsanulok

River Kwai
River Kwai Bridge
Sukhothai
Sukhothai Archaelogical Park

War Cemetery & Museum
Wat Doi Suthep
Wat Rong Khun
Wat Rong Suea Ten

What is NOT included?

What is NOT included?

- Any flights not mentioned above
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not stated above
- Items of a personal nature

- Tips and gestures
- Entrance fees to the sights and museums
- Optional activities
- Other services not stated in the itinerary

Dates & Rates

All prices are per person, based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers not wishing to pay a single supplement will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender.

The below rates are for solo travellers, the 2 FOR 1 deal will be applied when you select 2 or more travellers during the booking process.

The below rates are for solo travellers, the 2 FOR 1 deal will be applied when you select 2 or more travellers during the booking process.

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Accommodation

Centara Riverside Hotel
Chiang Mai
4 Star

Discover Thailand’s breath-taking north at Centara Riverside Hotel, where the warmth of local traditions combines with quality. The hotel is situated in the heart of the city, only a few steps from Ping River.

LALUNA HOTEL & RESORT
Chiang Rai
4 Star

Laluna stands apart from the crowd with a unique feel. A collection of 79 spacious bungalows hidden away from the main road and nestled within a tropical paradise.

Grand Mercure Atrium
Bangkok
4 Star

Grand Mercure Atrium is located in the heart of dazzling Bangkok. The hotel is conveniently situated and at the same time, offers serenity with its outdoor pool & weel-being center.

FELIX RIVER KWAI RESORT
Kanchanaburi
4 Star

Felix River Kwai is the legendary riverside garden retreat of Kanchanaburi, built with local hard redwoods, mountainous rocks and terracotta tiles sealed to create a comfortable homey ambience.

PATTARA RESORT & SPA
Phitsanulok
4 Star

Pattara Resort and Spa is the first and only resort in the center of Phitsanulok. It's rooms are surrounded in nature with a private atmosphere. Every room can access to the infinite swimming pool.

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Chiang Mai
Centara Riverside Hotel
4 Star
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Chiang Rai
LALUNA HOTEL & RESORT
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Grand Mercure Atrium
4 Star
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Kanchanaburi
FELIX RIVER KWAI RESORT
4 Star
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Phitsanulok
PATTARA RESORT & SPA
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Tour Reviews

At Travel Talk we do not only strive to provide excellent value for premium adventures but also to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.2% customer satisfaction rate in 2019. Thanks to the invaluable feedback of our incredible travellers, we are continuously working to improve ourselves and the communities we touch, year after year.

4.8/5 9 reviews
  • Accomodation 4.89
  • Transportation 4.89
  • Value for Money 5
  • Guide 5
  • Overall 4.78

R. Spears

Tao went above and beyond for us. Great tour guide would highly recommend.

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M. Reed

Suree was an excellent tour guide – a friendly, professional, and exceptionally knowledgeable. Having traveled the world on many tours, she is in the top tier that I have encountered. Numerous times, she went out of her way to ensure we fully enjoyed the Thailand experiences. I would recommend her “specifically” to any of my friends coming to Thailand.

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M. Koenig

While the tour was great, what made it great truly was our tour guide, Suree. Her authenticity, true kindness, and warmth made the trip most memorable. Patient and good-natured, she was also knowledgeable, and had great empathy. I will always remember the tour because of her.
P.S. And we had a magnificent bus driver with great driving skills. He always cared for and tended to our comfort. Some parts of the route were challenging, but he navigated them with skill, and our overall experience exceeded expectations. Sometimes, unexpected events occur, but he handled them well.

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T. Pham

Tour guide Suree and our driver were truly wonderful, helpful, and made our trip a really special experience!

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A Hellebush

Andy was a thoughtful and conscientious guide, urging to tie current issues and past in a way for us to understand and bridge different cultures.

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K. Chretien

Andy is a great tour guide! Appreciate the long haul driving from our van driver – very helpful to get us safely to our destinations!

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L. Clark

Richie, many thanks for guiding us in all the right directinos with good human and a lot of patience! In appreciation Clark (Seattle)

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N. Walkey

Special thanks to our tour guide a who is the loveliest person. I have ever met while traveling. Thank you so much <3

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A. Delasalle

Boom and our driver were fantastic! Both were friendly, flexible with the itinerary and knowledgeable about the different cities and sights. Due to it being a more intimate tour(only 2 of us!), Boom was able to add in a few more stops for us to visit, which we loved. She was very friendly and caring, ensuring we were okay. Overall, a wonderful trip with Boom and our driver. A huge thank you to the both of them!

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Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Discover the unmissable sites of Thailand including the Grand Palace, Floating Markets, the White Temple of Chiang Rai, and the ancient Sukhothai Kingdom.
  • Stay in carefully selected 4- & 3-star accommodation with airport transfers and daily breakfasts included in the tour package.
  • Get to know each city like a local on guided walking tours in Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Ayutthaya, Sukhothai and Chiang Rai.
  • Embrace your inner zen with authentic Thai experiences such as an included Thai Massage and horse-drawn carriage experiences.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Ayutthaya. Dating back to 1350, the ancient city is teeming with royal palaces, monasteries, and pagodas waiting to be explored.
  • Prepare to be mesmerised as you feed and bathe elephants at an elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai.
  • Enjoy plenty of free time in the evenings to explore each city at your own pace or relax in the comfort of premium resorts with your new travel mates.
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