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Get up close and under the surface of Northern Thailand

Discover a land of mouth-watering food, stunning landscapes, fascinating history and incredibly hospitable locals on a 12-day Premium journey through Northern Thailand. Get to know the innermost essence of Thai culture as you travel from city streets to mountain tops. Explore the ancient temples of Ayutthaya, spend time with Lisu and Lahu hill tribes, meet the experts at an elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai and uncover the country’s past in Kanchanaburi. With a local leader by your side, you’ll soon see there’s more to Thailand than what meets the eye.

Why you’ll love this trip


Our best accommodation and highest level of service.


Unusual, exceptional and authentic on-trip experiences.


Led by our most experienced and highest rated local leaders.

  • Experience a different side of bustling Bangkok during an Exclusive Experience – rise early and visit a local temple where you’ll ‘make merit’ by bringing an offering to the temple’s monks
  • Stay in the beautiful Lisu lodge for your Feature Stay. This community-based project employs Lisu villagers and allows you to immerse yourself in local culture while enjoying creature comforts.
  • Cruise the waterways of Ayutthaya and Uthai Thani on board traditional rice barges. Watch local life pass by and enjoy delicious lunches during these Exclusive Experiences.
  • Support an important animal welfare initiative, speak with local experts and get close to incredible creatures at the Elephant Nature Park.
  • Visit the village of Kup Kap, home of the Lahu people. This Exclusive Experience will allow you to learn about local life, be welcomed into a villager’s home for coffee and tuck into a traditional barbecue dinner.


Map of Premium Northern Thailand including Thailand

Day 1: Bangkok

Day 2: Bangkok

Day 3: Ayutthaya – Bangkok

Day 4: Kanchanaburi

Day 5: Kanchanaburi

Day 6: Uthai Thani – Nakhon Sawan

Day 7: Sukhothai

Day 8: Sukhothai

Day 9: Mae Taeng

Day 10: Mae Taeng

Day 11: Chiang Mai

Day 12: Chiang Mai




11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners


Train, Private mini van, Longtail boat, songtheaw, Bicycle


Hotel (4 nights), Resort (5 nights), Lodge (2 nights)

Included activities

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Bangkok – Welcome Dinner
  • Bangkok – Grand Palace
  • Bangkok – Wat Pho
  • Bangkok – Khlong boat canal tour
  • Bangkok – Temple Sunrise Merit Making
  • Ayutthaya – Rice Barge Lunch
  • Ayutthaya – Temple Visit
  • Kanchanaburi – Historical train ride
  • Kanchanaburi – Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum
  • Kanchanaburi – Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
  • Kanchanaburi – Erawan National Park Visit
  • Uthai Thani – Hup Pa Tat
  • Uthai Thani – Wat Tha Sung
  • Uthai Thani – Traditional rice barge lunch cruise
  • Sukhothai – Historical Park bike tour
  • Mae Taeng – Lisu Lodge Dinnner
  • Chiang Mai – Elephant Nature Park Half Day Trip
  • Mae Taeng – Lahu Hilltribe Village Experience
  • Mae Taeng – Mae Tamaan Base Camp BBQ Dinner
  • Chiang Mai – Farewell Dinner
  • Chiang Mai – Wat Baan Den Temple

Premium Inclusions

  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support


Images courtesy of Intrepid Group