This 6-day northern Thailand tour from Bangkok to Chiang Mai will reveal Thailand’s elegance. With your friendly, knowledgeable guide, travel through the beautiful countryside, past epic landscapes, and ancient ruins.
On your visit to a traditional hill tribe village near Chiang Rai, you’ll learn about local culture and age-old customs, as well as gain a better understanding of rural Thai life. Wander the vibrant streets of Chiang Mai, a famed tourist destination.
Take a trip to the Thai-Myanmar (Burma) border, where you can stroll across the bridge (weather permitting) and take in the breathtaking views of the Golden Triangle, which connects Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand. Enjoy an optional boat trip on the fabled Mekong River and eat like a local with meals served daily at traditional Thai restaurants.
- Travel Bangkok to Chiang Mai in a 6-day northern Thailand trip.
- Take a tour of the northern Thai countryside, including a visit to the Thailand-Myanmar (Burma) border and the Golden Triangle.
- Ayutthaya, Lopburi, and Sukhothai are home to ancient palaces, temples, and Buddhist shrines.
- In Chiang Mai, marvel at the artistry of locals at work.
- At a jungle camp, you can see elephants and their mahouts. View many hill tribe villages’ traditional costumes and customs.
- Enjoy a traditional Thai dinner complete with traditional Thai folk dance performances.
Day 1: Ayutthaya, Lopburi Province, Phitsanulok
Visit Ayutthaya, where temple and palace ruins can still be found. Take a walk around the area and learn about the canal and river system that helped Ayutthaya thrive. Then, drive through the Thai countryside to Lopburi, where you’ll find a 13th-century Buddhist temple teeming with monkeys! After that, go to Phitsanulok to see the various houseboats.
Day 2: Sukhothai – Chiang Rai
Visit Sukhothai and visit the ruined temples while admiring the numerous standing Buddha statues. Then, for lunch, travel to Si Satchanalai, which is close by. Later, travel to Chiang Rai from rural Thailand. Rest in Phayao, a small 11th-century town along the way.
Day 3: Chiang rai – Mae Ka Chan – Chiang Rai
Several hill tribe villages will be visited. Rest in the Chinese settlement of Doi Mae Salong to take in the scenery. Visit the Akha and Yao tribes, where villagers still wear traditional clothing and learn about village customs. Later, visit Mae Sai, Thailand’s most northern region, which is close to the Myanmar border.
Drive to the Golden Triangle’s center, where the Ruak and Mekong Rivers converge. Views of Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand, as well as the mighty rivers below, are accessible. After that, go to Chiang Saen, where you can still see remnants of the original 13th-century settlement.
Day 4: Chiang Rai – Mae Ka Chan
Depart for Chiang Mai with your guide, stopping first in Mae Ka Chan, famous for its hot spring.
Day 5: Sankampaeng – Sankampaeng Hot Springs
Visit an elephant camp, where knowledgeable mahouts (trainers) explain how elephants have performed in the jungle for centuries. Observe with awe as the elephants demonstrate their intellect and courage. Visit the Sankampaeng district, where Chiang Mai’s cottage industries thrive, after lunch at a local restaurant. Keep an eye on the artisans as they make beautiful crafts.
Day 6: End of tour
This day marks the end of our 6-Day Northern Thailand Tour: Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai from Bangkok.
Note from the travel provider:
Please be aware that the pick-up for this tour is included and covers all the hotels located in the following areas: (Silom Road, Thai Cultural Centre, Phaya Thai, Huai Khang, Bang Rak, Sathorn, Surawong Road, Rajdamri Road, Ram Buttri Chana Songkhram, Luangsuan Road, Khaosan Road) For hotel pick-ups outside of this area, an additional charge may be applied or a closer meeting point pick-up may be suggested to you by our Team upon reception of your booking.
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