Classic Thailand

8 Days / 7 Nights

Packed with experiences, this immersive itinerary takes travellers on a cultural journey from the bright lights of Thailand’s capital to the picturesque north.

Bangkok – Kanchanaburi – Chiang Mai

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the fascinating Rattanakosin, considered the most historically significant area of Bangkok  
  • Plunge into an aspect of Thai’s organic farming culture with a visit to Patom Organic village, where you can experience organic farming, farm-to-table cooking class and shop at organic farmer market 
  • Support local business and people around by your travelling

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation 7 nights
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals: 6B 3L 1D
  • Overnight train to Chiang Mai
  • Bangkok Essence Relics of Siam Full Day Tour 
  • Patom Organic Village Farming & Cooking Half-Day
  • Lanna Home Host Dinner
  • River Kwai Full Day Tour 

Itinerary summary

Day 1: Arrival

Travellers are greeted at Suvarnabhumi Airport before being transferred to the Theatre Residence Bangkok, Thonburi side in a laid-back, local neighbourhood.

Day 2: Bangkok

Today, travellers will explore the Rattanakosin district, widely considered to be the most historically significant in Bangkok. Led by a friendly, knowledgeable guide, travellers will experience a local flower market, see the temples and buildings of the iconic Grand Palace, and visit a community that has been helping monks for centuries by crafting alms bowls.

Day 3: Kanchanaburi

Traval to Nakorn Patom province. The outskirt area of Bangkok. Visit Patom Organic Village, a family-run eco-cultural project on the banks of the idyllic Tachine River. Immerse in organic living concept and participate in a wide range of engaging hands-on 5 workshops inclusive of organic farming: Soil, Seedling, Planting, Compost and Fertilizer. After that take you to the traditional kitchen where we have farm cooking workshops.

Day 4: Kanchanaburi

A day of historical insight and beautiful scenery, as travellers take a ride of the “death railway” from Kanchanaburi to Nam Tok on a stunning and exciting route that clings to steep cliffs and travels over wooden viaducts. In the afternoon, travellers continue to the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and the Thai-Burma Railway Museum.

Day 5: Overnight train to Chiang Mai

After breakfast, travel to the Erawan National Park on the outskirts of Kanchanaburi. This lush forest is home to the Erawan Falls, famous for its 7-tiers and emerald green ponds. Travellers will spend time swimming (subject to daily safety advice), and relaxing while surrounded by natural beauty before driving back to Bangkok and boarding the overnight train to Chiang Mai.
NOTE: Erawan National Park is annually closed from 1st August to 30th September.

Day 6: Chiang Mai

Guests are transferred from the train station to the centrally located hotel. They can choose to rest and enjoy the hotel pool, or explore the city. Later in the afternoon, you are driven to the local Lanna community town of Bandoo where you’re welcomed into the home of a Thai family for an evening of cooking, dining, and learning about Lanna traditions.

Day 7: Chiang Mai

Free day in Chiang Mai. Discova offer an array of experiences, which could be easily added here.

Day 8: Departure

After breakfast, travellers are transferred to Chiang Mai International airport.

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