Lumpini Park and the Bangkok Skyline
Lumpini Park and the Bangkok Skyline
River Kwai and Wooden Rail Bridge
River Kwai and Wooden Rail Bridge
Historical Park in Sukhothai
Historical Park in Sukhothai

Essential Thailand

Mixed Board Basis 11 nights from £2,399 per person Including Flights


Explore Thailand's captivating history and vibrant culture, contrasting the dazzling skyscrapers and bustling street markets of Bangkok with the serene greenery and tranquil rural lifestyle of northern Thailand.

A perfect place for 12 days to enrich yourself in one of the most popular Southeast destinations, a chance to dive into iconic sights such as the Bridge on the River Kwai, Bangkok, Chaing Mai and Chiang Rai

Embark on a boat journey into the heart of the Golden Triangle, where these diverse experiences of Thailand converge. (CS - CSET)


  • A guide through the history of iconic landmarks
  • Free time to explore each city yourself
  • Dive into the local cuisine and markets
  • Optional cooking classes in Sukhothai, the birth place of Thai civilisation
Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Arrive in Bangkok

Welcome to Thailand! Begin your journey in vibrant Bangkok, a city where modern skyscrapers and shopping malls blend with traditional Thai elements. Witness monks in orange robes using smartphones and see temples and neon bars coexist harmoniously. After settling into your hotel and meeting your Travel Director, enjoy a dinner that introduces you to delicious Thai flavours and your fellow travellers.

Accommodation: Galleria 10 Hotel Bangkok

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2

Bangkok Sightseeing

Embark on a day-long Bangkok tour, featuring the ancient Wat Pho and its colossal Reclining Buddha, followed by the majestic Grand Palace and the sacred Emerald Buddha Temple. Enjoy a local lunch, then cruise through the city's serene canals, passing stilted homes and glimpsing the riverine way of life.

Accommodation: Galleria 10 Hotel Bangkok

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Bangkok Free Day

Today in Bangkok offers endless possibilities. Visit the vibrant Pak Klong Talad flower market or explore Chinatown's streets for street food and jade shopping. Alternatively, join our trip to Ayutthaya, Thailand's former capital, with a stop at the beautiful Bang Pa Summer Palace. Discover Ayutthaya's rich history through its temples and statues, then cruise back to Bangkok along the Chao Phraya River, enjoying a buffet lunch with scenic views.

Accommodation: Galleria 10 Hotel Bangkok

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4

Bangkok- Kanchanaburi

Today we bid farewell to Bangkok and head to Kanchanaburi. We'll start with a visit to the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum and the War Cemetery. After lunch, we'll explore the historic Death Railway and enjoy a scenic train ride with stunning river views and wooden viaducts. Our day concludes with a visit to the iconic Bridge over the River Kwai, followed by dinner at our nearby hotel.

Accommodation: Royal River Kwai and Spa Kanchanaburi

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Kanchanaburi Free Day

Enjoy a free day in Kanchanaburi on your Thailand tour. Relax at the hotel's spa, explore the town, or join our optional River Kwai Longtail Boat Cruise. The cruise includes a visit to Hellfire Pass, a monumental excavation by Prisoners of War, followed by a scenic boat journey to River Kwai Jungle Rafts. After lunch, explore the Mon Tribal Village before a downstream ride back to your hotel.

Accommodation:Royal River Kwai and Spa Kanchanaburi

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6

Kanchanaburi- Sukhothai

Rise early for a journey north to Sukhothai, with a highlight en route at Bhutsaya Khiri Suvarnabhumi, or Rock Buddha. Marvel at this grand hillside-carved seated Buddha, completed in 2019. Enjoy a local lunch on the way, arriving in Sukhothai by afternoon, followed by a group dinner.

Accommodation: Le Charme Sukhothai Historical Park Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Sukhothai Sightseeing and Free Time

Sukhothai, the cradle of Thai civilization, impresses with its rich history. Today, we visit the UNESCO-listed Sukhothai Historical Park to explore ancient temples and palace ruins. Spend the afternoon at your leisure or join our optional Thai cooking class. Learn about unique Thai herbs and spices, cook a signature dish like "Pad Pak Bung Fai Daeng," and savour your delicious creation for dinner.

Accommodation:Le Charme Sukhothai Historical Park Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8

Sukhothai- Chiang Rai

Today we journey to the stunning mountains of Chiang Rai, starting early. En route, we'll visit Khaw Phayao Lake, northern Thailand's largest freshwater lake, and then proceed to the unique Wat Rong Khun, also known as the White Temple. Built in 1977 by artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, it stands out among Thailand's temples. We'll conclude our day with a short drive to Chiang Rai, checking into our hotel for a group dinner.

Accommodation: Wiang Inn Hotel Chiang Rai

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9

Golden Triangle Sightseeing

Embark on a journey to the Golden Triangle, starting with the educational Hall of Opium Museum, showcasing 5000 years of opium history through interactive exhibits. After lunch at a local eatery, cruise the Mekong River to the point where Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos meet. Visit the visa-free Don Sao Island Markets in Laos, exploring local handicrafts and snacks, before returning to your Chiang Rai hotel.

Accommodation: Wiang Inn Hotel Chiang Rai

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10

Chiang Rai- Chiang Mai

Today's adventure begins with a relaxing visit to Mae Kajan Hot Springs, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. We then journey to Chiang Mai, a city combining a sprawling size with a historic, charming centre. This afternoon, explore the ancient Wat Phra Singh and the wooden Wat Chedi Luang temples. Tonight, experience Chiang Mai's enchanting night markets, a vibrant showcase of local life and culture.

Accommodation: The Empress Hotel Chiang Mai

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11

Chiang Mai Free Day

The last full day of your trip can be spent however you wish, why not visit the Hmong Nong Hoi Village and Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden or take a night ride round Chiang Mai.

Accommodation: The Empress Hotel Chiang Mai

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 12

Depart Chiang Mai

Your unforgettable exploration of Thailand, from bustling cities to serene rivers, majestic mountains, sacred temples, and vibrant markets, concludes today. Having immersed in diverse cultures, savoured various Thai dishes, and experienced the country's renowned hospitality, you depart with a joyful Thai smile. As you transfer to Chiang Mai International Airport, you're set for your next journey, carrying memories that will last a lifetime.

If you'd like to end woih some beach time, please ask our Thailand specialsts for advice and help.

Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Selected meals across your accommodations (specified)
  • Accommodation, 11 nights in six different hotels
  • Activities on the escorted tours

What's Not Included:

  • Selected activities on free time or free days
  • External excursions

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