This was the tour that started it all for LaCity Travel - and it remains one of our most popular. Northern Thailand is among the greatest adventure destinations on the planet and this journey shows why - hiking among hilltribes near Chiang Mai, sailing on rivers like Chao Phraya River in Bangkok and calling in to visit friendly and colourful villages. Come along and see why this has become the benchmark for all other Intrepid Travel journeys.

Beautiful Thailand

Land Only Small Group Tour

Duration : 15 DAYSCountry : THAILAND
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Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon
The tea Terraces of Doi Mae Salong, ThailandWat-Phra-MahathatKhantohk Dance PerformanceHilltribe TrekChiang Mai Night MarketBangkok City

This was the tour that started it all for LaCity Travel - and it remains one of our most popular. Northern Thailand is among the greatest adventure destinations on the planet and this journey shows why - hiking among hilltribes near Chiang Mai, sailing on rivers like Chao Phraya River in Bangkok and calling in to visit friendly and colourful villages. Come along and see why this has become the benchmark for all other Intrepid Travel journeys.

Included in the price

  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners         
  • Guesthouse (4 nights), Hilltribe village (2 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (4 nights), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights), Rafthouse (1 nights)
  • Transport: Bus, Overnight sleeper train, Sammlaw (cycle rickshaw), Songthaew, Taxi, Van
  • Included activities: Ayuthaya - Historical ruins guided tour, Bangkok - Khlong boat (canal) tour, Bangkok - Wat Pho temple, Chaing Rai - Opium Museum, Day trip: Elephant Nature Park, Hill-tribe - 3 day trek, Kanchanaburi - Baan Tham temple, Kanchanaburi - Erawan Water Falls

Day 1: Bangkok

Soak up the energy of Thailand's capital, Bangkok. Travel around the city in a tuk-tuk, stroll down Khao San Road and perhaps check out the lively bar scene. After all, Bangkok is Asia's very own city that never sleeps! Accommodation: Hotel - 1

Day 2 to Day 4: Kanchanaburi/River Kwai

Swap bustling streets for shady waterways on a longtail boat cruise along Chao Phraya River. Gaze up at the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho. Hit the road to Kanchanaburi, home to the Bridge on the River Kwai. Discover the area’s tragic past at Jeath War Museum and swim beneath a seven-tiered waterfall in Erawan National Park. There's even a chance to kayak back to Kanchanaburi, via the infamous Death Railway Bridge. Accommodation: Guesthouse - 2, Rafthouse - 1

Day 5: Ayuthaya

Ayuthaya, the ancient capital of Siam, is home to many beautiful, intricately carved temples. Visit Wat Phra Mahathat and Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon with a local guide, before taking an overnight train to Chiang Mai. Accommodation: Overnight sleeper train - 1

Day 6 to day 7: Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai boasts dozens of spas and yoga studios, plus a Night Bazaar packed with bargain buys. Maybe choose to hone culinary skills at a Thai cooking class before hailing a songthaew to the temple complex of Doi Suthep. Accommodation: Hotel - 2

Day 8: Doi Mae Salong

Head through undulating green valleys lined with tea plantations to picturesque Doi Mae Salong. Go underground to explore a fascinating cave system. Accommodation: Guesthouse - 1

Day 9: Homestay

Experience village life on an overnight stay and, in the evening, enjoy a khantohk dinner and dance performance. Accommodation: Homestay - 1

Day 10 to Day 11: Hilltribe Trek

Hike through remote villages and learn about hilltribe cultures. Stay in simple huts and trek over lush rice terraces carved into the hills. Accommodation: Hilltribe village - 2

Day 12: Chiang Rai

Explore Chiang Mai’s ‘little sister’ – Chiang Rai. While here, an evening boat cruise on the Mekong River is a great way to finish the day. Accommodation: Guesthouse - 1

Day 13: Chiang Mai

Why not enjoy a traditional Thai massage before taking an overnight train to Bangkok. Accommodation: Overnight sleeper train - 1

Day 14 to Day 15: Bangkok

Back in the city, meander through the extensive Chatuchak Weekend Market or explore vibrant Chinatown. Perhaps mark the end of the tour by picking up some colourful handicrafts or souvenirs. Accommodation: Hotel - 1