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Thailand Highlights

  • Duration

    13 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Classic
  • Price From

    $4,490pp
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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.

Tour Highlights

Our Thailand Highlights tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

This tour is suitable for those with a reasonable amount of time and who are looking for a comprehensive tour of the main sights and cities in Thailand. This tour utilises the time to optimise your visit in each destination.

  • Day 1

    Fly To Bangkok

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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