Wonderlust Sale - Save up to $1,000pp on selected departures. All destinations on sale! See our offer
The Award-Winning Tour Specialist

Thailand Highlights

13 days Fully Inclusive Classic Group Tour

Thailand Highlights

Thailand weaves a tapestry of glittering temples, lush jungle and golden sunshine, all entwined with a rich heritage that has remained staunchly unchanged for centuries. It is also fun-loving, friendly and exotic – discover more of Bangkok and the northern highlands.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 11 , Lunches: 10 , Dinners: 11
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    11 nights in 3+ star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 28
  • Physical Rating 1
    A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.
    Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet.
OFFERS
  • Wonderlust Sale
    Save big on selected departures! Choose from over 400 dates in 2024 and 2025. All our destinations are on sale! - View Offer
  • Business Class Offer
    Upgrade to business class with Malaysia Airlines! Valid on selected departures to Japan, China, Vietnam and Thailand. Please call to book as non-bookable online. - View Offer
OFFER
Classic Group Tour
13 DAYS
From $5,030PP
Bangkok (3N) - Kanchanaburi (1N) - Chiang Rai (3N) - Mae Taeng (1N) - Chiang Mai (3N)
21 Reviews
Check Availability

Tour Highlights

Our Thailand Highlights tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Day by Day Itinerary

Bangkok (3N) - Kanchanaburi (1N) - Chiang Rai (3N) - Mae Taeng (1N) - Chiang Mai (3N)
  • Day 1
    Fly To Bangkok
    Dinner
    Day 1: Fly To Bangkok

    Fly to the vibrant city of Bangkok. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

    Dinner
  • Day 2
    Discover Bangkok
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 2: Discover Bangkok

    Bangkok is an exotic assault on the senses, a whirlwind of chaos, refinement and rewarding sights where you can hop from tranquil golden temples to forests of gleaming skyscrapers before experiencing authentic Asia on bustling streets. Today's sightseeing includes Wat Pho, the dazzling Grand Palace and a stroll through Chinatown. Later, take to the Chao Phraya River on a longboat to get an alternative view of the city as you travel to the Pak Khlong Talaat Flower Market.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3
    Bridge Over The River Kwai
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 3: Bridge Over The River Kwai

    Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and the bizarre Samut Songkhram market before heading out of Bangkok to Kanchanaburi. Stop at the famous bridge on the River Kwai before visiting the Allied Cemetery to pay your respects to the POWs and forced labourers who suffered here in WWII.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    Explore Kanchanaburi
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 4: Explore Kanchanaburi

    This morning visit Hellfire Pass, a dramatic part of the railway that literally cuts through mountain, and take a 3 kilometre walk through the pass. Explore the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum, which tells the stories of human suffering at the hands of this engineering feat before boarding the train at Nam Tok Railway Station. After lunch, travel back to Bangkok. This evening, enjoy a delicious Thai meal for dinner and watch a performance of traditional Thai dancing.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    Ayutthaya
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 5: Ayutthaya

    A sacred city and former royal capital, Ayutthaya today is a crumbled kingdom that has retained its bygone splendour. Explore this impressive archaeological site, touring the principal sights including BangPa-In, the former royal summer residence. Return to Bangkok and fly to Chiang Rai, a city in Thailand’s northern highlands.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6
    Golden Triangle
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 6: Golden Triangle

    Transfer to the area known as the Golden Triangle – the point where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet and notorious for the cultivation of opium that used to take place here. Take a boat ride on the Mekong over the border into Laos and visit Don Sao Island where you can take a leisurely stroll through the local market. Return to Chiang Rai. Explore the night market this evening.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7
    Quaint Mae Salong
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 7: Quaint Mae Salong

    Travel to Mae Salong Mountain, an area well known for its tea plantations – you can sample some of the local brew whilst you are here. Enjoy a 'Yunnanese' lunch before meeting the Yao Tribe, taking a walk through an Akha village, and visiting a tea plantation.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8
    The Stunning White Temple
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 8: The Stunning White Temple

    Explore the striking Buddhist White Temple before departing Chiang Rai. Heading in the direction of Chiang Mai, you’ll travel along a beautiful mountain road with breathtaking views. Entering Chiang Mai province, spend tonight at Lisu Lodge (or similar), an eco-lodge operated by Lisu hill tribe villagers. Rooms are built in the traditional Lisu style and overlook lush fields and hills. Dinner is followed by a Lisu folklore performance.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    Discover Chiang Mai
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 9: Discover Chiang Mai

    Depart for Chiang Mai. Visit the ancient city of Wiang Kum Kam and spend the afternoon visiting Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra Singh. There’ll also be time to examine the wares at a handicraft village.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    Thai Elephant Care Centre
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 10: Thai Elephant Care Centre

    Spend the day at the Thai Elephant Care Centre where you can meet, feed and bathe the resident pachyderms. Enjoy a relaxed rafting trip in Mae Daeng before returning to Chiang Mai.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11
    Chiang Mai Cooking Class
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 11: Chiang Mai Cooking Class

    Discover the secrets of traditional Thai cooking with a morning cookery class. Ascend to Wat Doi Suthep, a temple perched on top of Doi Suthep Mountain. This evening, sit down to a Thai Kantoke dinner, and be entertained by a selection of cultural performances.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 12-13
    Fly Chiang Mai To Australia
    Breakfast
    Days 12-13: Fly Chiang Mai To Australia

    This morning is at your leisure before you are transferred to Chiang Mai airport to board your flight to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.

    Breakfast
Thailand Highlights map

Download Tour Dossier & Trip Notes

Accommodation

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

Book With Confidence

When to go

City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Bangkok
  • 23
    32
    28
  • 13
  • Chiang Mai
  • 15
    30
    22
  • 4
  • Chiang Rai
  • 13
    29
    21
  • 8
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 20
    33
    26
  • 3
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Bangkok
  • 24
    33
    29
  • 20
  • Chiang Mai
  • 16
    33
    24
  • 9
  • Chiang Rai
  • 14
    31
    22
  • 14
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 22
    36
    29
  • 18
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Bangkok
  • 26
    34
    30
  • 42
  • Chiang Mai
  • 20
    35
    27
  • 18
  • Chiang Rai
  • 17
    34
    25
  • 28
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 24
    37
    31
  • 29
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Bangkok
  • 27
    35
    31
  • 91
  • Chiang Mai
  • 23
    36
    30
  • 57
  • Chiang Rai
  • 21
    35
    28
  • 98
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 26
    38
    32
  • 78
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Bangkok
  • 26
    34
    30
  • 248
  • Chiang Mai
  • 24
    34
    29
  • 162
  • Chiang Rai
  • 22
    33
    28
  • 213
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 26
    36
    31
  • 145
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Bangkok
  • 26
    34
    30
  • 157
  • Chiang Mai
  • 24
    33
    28
  • 124
  • Chiang Rai
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 178
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 26
    34
    30
  • 86
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Bangkok
  • 26
    33
    29
  • 175
  • Chiang Mai
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 140
  • Chiang Rai
  • 23
    31
    27
  • 311
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 25
    34
    29
  • 103
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Bangkok
  • 26
    33
    29
  • 219
  • Chiang Mai
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 217
  • Chiang Rai
  • 23
    31
    27
  • 358
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 25
    34
    29
  • 98
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Bangkok
  • 25
    33
    29
  • 334
  • Chiang Mai
  • 23
    32
    27
  • 211
  • Chiang Rai
  • 23
    31
    27
  • 284
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 25
    34
    29
  • 220
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Bangkok
  • 25
    33
    29
  • 292
  • Chiang Mai
  • 22
    31
    27
  • 118
  • Chiang Rai
  • 21
    30
    26
  • 125
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 209
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Bangkok
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 50
  • Chiang Mai
  • 19
    30
    25
  • 54
  • Chiang Rai
  • 17
    29
    23
  • 59
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 22
    32
    27
  • 59
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Bangkok
  • 22
    32
    27
  • 6
  • Chiang Mai
  • 16
    29
    22
  • 16
  • Chiang Rai
  • 14
    27
    20
  • 14
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 20
    31
    25
  • 6

Pricing & Availability

All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price unless a land only option is selected

2024
  • Select Year
  • Select Month
Departure: All
  • Departure: All
1 Room, 2 Guests
  • 1 Room, 2 Guests
  • 1 Room, 1 Guest
    Depart AUStart Date
    Return DateEnd Date
    Price
    Availability

    Additional Price Information

    • Flight Inclusive rates only: These include airline fuel surcharge and taxes. Correct as of 1 June 2022. Please note supplements may apply if lead in economy rates are not available.
    • Customary tipping amount of approximately US$65pp (AU$94pp) is paid locally in Thailand.
    • Depending on airline schedules, you may depart and/or arrive on Day 2. Extra nights' accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may be required at an additional cost.
    • Flight Inclusive rates only: Based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth. Departures from other cities and flight upgrades available on request.
    • Price listed is based on new bookings only

    Group Tour includes

    • International flights and current taxes (excluded if a land only option is selected)
    • All Meals (refer to itinerary)
    • Domestic transportation
    • Touring with guides and entrance fees
    • 3 – 4 star accommodation and eco-lodge

    Important Information For Your Tour

    Before Booking
    Travel Protection, Booking Conditions
    and more
    Before you go
    Passports & Visas, Travel Guides & Packing Lists, Holiday FAQ’s and more

    Extensions and Stopovers

    Extend your holiday or break up your journey with one of our extensions and stopovers. Choose from city breaks or some beach time, or spend more time in your chosen destination.

    What our Customers Say

    Rated 4.6 out of 5 based on 5076 reviews

    Thailand Travel Blog

    Read our latest articles or travel inspiration, exciting news about our destinations and all things Wendy Wu Tours

    27
    Apr

    Asia Bucket List: 11 Ultimate Alternatives in Asia

    Do you feel like you’ve “done” Asia? We know all the usual suspects when it comes to bucket lists...
    27
    Apr

    Asia Bucket List: 11 Ultimate Alternatives in Asia

    Do you feel like you’ve “done” Asia? We know all the usual suspects when it comes to bucket lists...
    27
    Apr

    Asia Bucket List: 11 Ultimate Alternatives in Asia

    Do you feel like you’ve “done” Asia? We know all the usual suspects when it comes to bucket lists...

    How many are travelling?
    Choose your flights
    Special Offers Available:
    $