SAVE 20% - Northern Thai Hightlights 8 Day Tour

Northern Thai Hightlights tour - 8 day tour. BONUS: CONTIKI Exclusive Save up to 25%!

Departure dates

Selected travel dates between 03 Feb-31 Mar 25.

What's included

Accommodation: 5 nights in Hostels & 1 night on overnight train & 1 night in Special Stay.
Trip Leader: Contiki Trip Manager and local guides.
Transport: Private coach & Overnight train.
Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 1 Dinner.
Activities & Attractions: Nose around the gilded Royal Palace, then travel like a local: floating down the Rivers; Stay in a Jungle Raft; Befriend Rescued Elephants at Elephant Nature Park (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience) Meet these gentle giants (plus rescued rabbits, cats and water buffalo) at this Elephant Nature Park, a kind-hearted elephant sanctuary.

Itinerary / more information

  • Day 1 Bangkok. The heat and hustle of Thailand's capital will hit you the moment you land in this high energy city. After checking into our hotel you're free to do some DIY exploring, treat your muscles to a soothing massage or just lie by the pool soaking up the first rays of that sweet Thai sunshine. Later we'll rendezvous as a group back at base so you can hear what's in store for the trip, then the night is yours to take to the streets for some authentic Pad thai and nightlife on Khao San road.
  • Day 2 Bangkok. The Royal Palace and its 61 acres of incredible buildings will be number one on today's to do list. We'll start the day early, with so much to see there's no time to waste. Just listing today's sites gives us the butterflies, and we'll take it all in with our Local Guide leading the charge. Armed with more Local knowledge than we know what to do with, get ready to explore. From shopping, grabbing a massage to indulging in delicious local eats, this afternoon is gearing up to be brilliant. Kanchanaburi. Bangkok, you've been a dream, but the show must go on! Fast becoming a must-visit in this part of the world, we make tracks to our next destination, the sleepy town of Kanchanaburi to really get local. There's nothing like getting some local transport to keep things interesting, so we'll pop into a boat along the River Kwai where we'll reach our home for the night, the The Jungle Raft Hotel, Kanchanaburi. Rooms lit by candle light are what you'll be greeted with, followed by a delicious included dinner of local specialities at dusk. You can even jump in the river directly from your room. Amazing! Because of course here at Contiki we like to keep things a bit special. Tonight as we watch the sunset over the landscape we'll no doubt be toasting our first full day on the trip and contemplating just how good life is.
  • Day 3 Kanchanaburi. We?ll start our day with a visit to the breathtaking Erawan Falls, one of the most famous National Parks of Thailand, made up from seven levels of incredible waterfalls. Take a quick dip in the emerald-hued ponds, dive into the clear waters & get an unreal FOMO Insta shot before we head off to our next stop Ayutthaya. We?ll make a stop in the UNESCO listed city of Ayutthaya, once the capital of Kingdom of Siam before being destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th Century. We'll grab bikes & ride past ornate temples, towering spires and beautiful palaces. Later, we board our overnight train to Chiang Mai. Overnight Train to Chiang Mai. Lay back and relax this evening, as we journey towards Chiang Mai.
  • Day 4 Pai. Prepare to fall in love with this picturesque mountain town. The rest of the day is yours to explore this traveller's paradise your way. Head out on foot or by bike, and adventure down Pai's little streets that pack some punch. Be sure to head out to experience Pai by night - an experience to rival that of its big sister Khao San Road in Bangkok.
  • Day 5 Pai. With another full day in this charming town, be sure to have a strong shot of Thai espresso from one of the local cafes to get up and get going again. Just try to save some juice in the tank for an option.
  • Day 6 Pai. This morning we're Chiang Mai bound, but we're treating ourselves on the way with a visit to the Elephant Nature Park. This park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation centre that not only provides a sanctuary for the elephants, but gives us the once in a lifetime chance to get up close to these gentle giants. Chiang Mai. Tonight, there's a chance for you to spend the evening zipping around on a Vespa as we explore the small streets and alleyways of Chiang Mai. We?ll see some iconic street art and monuments in between food stops at family restaurants and street vendors. Taste the amazing flavours of Tom Kha Gai and BBQ skewers before topping it all off with some live music in the market district. Just ask your Trip Manager for the best tips on where to head and what to do.
  • Day 7 Chiang Mai. Today is yours to make the most of the laid-back city of Chiang Mai. Maybe head out into the city's heart on foot and explore the old town, or treat yourself to a traditional Thai massage. Later this evening, you have the chance to dabble in the art of authentic Thai cooking so you can wow everyone back home with a mean Pad Thai.
  • Day 8 Chiang Mai. This morning we say fond farewells before going our separate ways. Dry those tears, because no doubt we'll make big plans to reunite somewhere special soon.
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