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Explore northern Thailand in the country known as the 'Land of Smiles.'Combine the bustle of Bangkok, the history of Kanchanaburi and the picturesque Golden Triangle region with fascinating culture, beautiful temples and ancient temples that Thailand is renowned for. Experience life with a local family, enjoy an elephant ride at the Chiang Dai Elephant camp and cruise the Mae Ping River on a bamboo boat.
Explore the markets in vibrant Bangkok
See the famous ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’
Take a walk through Hellfire Pass
Discover the tea plantations in Chiang Rai
Spend time with the locals in Lisu Lodge
Meet the elephants in Chiang Mai
- Return international flights
- All Accommodation
- All meals
- All transportation & transfers
- All sightseeing & entrance fees
- English speaking National Escort & local guides
- Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders
Days 1-2: Fly overnight to Bangkok
Fly overnight to Bangkok.
Day 3: Discover Bangkok
Sightseeing today includes a visit to Wat Pho and the Grand Palace with its colourful temples and golden stupas. You'll also enjoy a ride in a long tail boat along the Chao Phraya River to Pak Klong Talaat Flower market followed by a stroll through Chinatown.
Day 4: Bridge over the River Kwai
Visit the Damneon Saduak floating Market and the Railway Track Market before travelling to Wang Po to take a train ride on the Death Railway through the Kwai Gorge to Kanchanaburi. You'll stop at the Bridge over the River Kwai before visiting the Allies Cemetery and War Museum.
Day 5: Explore Kanchanaburi
Drive to Hellfire Pass before choosing to either hike through the pass or visit the nearby Saiyoke Noi Waterfall. Return to Bangkok that afternoon.
Day 6: Fly to Golden Triangle
Head to the Golden Triangle, the point where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Burma meet. Take a boat ride on the Mekong River and visit Done Sao Island where we stroll through the local market before continuing by road to Chiang Rai.
Day 7: Chiang Rai Hill Tribes
Travel to Mae Salong Mountain, which is renowned for its Hill Tribes and tea plantations. Later, stop at a tea plantation and walk through the village of Ban Lorcha.
Day 8: White Temple
Visit the exquisite White Temple and then head to the local market before continuing to the village of MÅ Kampong for an overnight stay with a local family where you can assist in preparing the evening meal.
Day 9: Chiang Mai Wats
Rise early to take part in the alms ritual then head to Chiang Mai to visit Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phra Singh and the ancient city of Wiang Kum Kam. You'll also visit a handicraft village.
Day 10: Explore Chiang Mai
Visit the Chiang Dao Elephant Camp and experience an elephant ride and gentle bamboo river rafting along the MÅ Ping River. After dinner, wander through the colourful night market.
Day 11: Chiang Mai Cooking Class
Take part in a cooking class to learn the secrets of traditional Thai cooking. After lunch, visit the city's biggest market, Talat Warorod, for a stroll among the colourful stall. In the evening, enjoy a performance of ancient dances and songs from Northern Thailand.
Day 12: Discover Lampang
Travel to Lampang where we take a horse cart ride around the Old Town. Visit Phra That Lampang Luang, Wat Phra KÅw Don Tao and a local market before returning to Chiang Mai.
Days 13-14: Fly Chiang Mai to UK
Enjoy a free morning in Chiang Mai, before catching an overnight flight to the UK via Bangkok, arriving home the following day.
These tours are designed for those who wish to see the iconic sites and magnificent treasures of Southeast Asia on an excellent value group tour whilst travelling with like-minded people. The tours are on a fully-inclusive basis so you’ll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our dedicated and professional National Escorts or local guides, whose unparalleled knowledge will turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience.
Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. In more remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have all western amenities.
Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city sightseeing, short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers where necessary. However, mini buses may be used for smaller groups (under 10 passengers).
Planes: Internal flights are based on economy class, with reputable airline.
Most Wendy Wu groups consist of 10 travellers or more and will be accompanied by a National Escort. There will usually be no more than 28 travellers in each group although you may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling.
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