• Flight included
  • Accommodation included
  • Transfer included

Discover northern Thailand's secrets

  • Round trip
  • 16, 17, 20 or 21 nights
  • Thailand
price from £ 2,029.00
  • per person
  • based on 2 persons

Experience the hidden wonders of northern Thailand - inc. flights, transfers, hotels, breakfast, and guided excursions.

Want to discover what makes Thailand so special - away from the busy crowds? This tour is the perfect way to discover the rich culture, history and natural beauty of northern Thailand, while getting to experience some of the rarer gems off the tourist radar. Explore the vibrant buzz of Bangkok, from its backwater klongs and colourful Chinatown, to the magnificent Grand Palace, ride the infamous Death Railway into the past and see the Bridge over the River Kwai, and visit the temples around Chiang Mai and Phrae. You'll also get to immerse yourself in Thailand's stunning beauty, from the wild, lush landscape of Kanchanaburi, to the rolling hills around Chiang Mai - and nature lovers won't want to miss out on an optional visit to a local elephant sanctuary, where you can enjoy a hands-on date! There are plenty of cultural surprises too, with an evening with the oldest ethnic tribe in the country, the chance to experience local rituals, and guided visits to museums that bring the country's role in WW2 to life. After all of that excitement, you might just need a little extra escapism, so a stay at the tranquil Koh Kood is the perfect way to end your trip, surrounded by gentle palms, sandy beaches, and the clear, blue sea... Ready for a Thailand adventure beyond the tourist trail? Let's go!

Included
  • 15 or 19 nights stay in hotels in Thailand
  • Breakfast
  • Backwaters of Bangkok & Temple Delight private excursion
  • Kanchananburi - Mon Tribal Village visit and performance and boat trip
  • Kanchananburi - Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, Allied War Cemetery, Bridge over the River Kwai and Hellfire Pass Museum
  • Kanthoke – northern dinner and traditional dance performance
  • Private tour of Phrae, inc. Thai Seri museum visit and Phae Muang Phi Forest Park
  • Private tour of Nan
  • Death Railway Train ride
  • Bangkok to Chiang Mai overnight sleeper train (optional flight and additional hotel stay available)
  • Nan to Bangkok overnight bus (optional flight and additional hotel night stay available)
  • Bangkok to Koh Kood transfer (19 night stay only)
  • Return flight from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, London Stansted to Bangkok
  • All transfers

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Day 1-3: Welcome to Bangkok!

Sawat di - welcome to Bangkok! Upon your arrival at the airport, you’ll enjoy a private transfer to your hotel, where you can relax and unwind, before the start of an incredible adventure ahead.

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Day 4: Kanchanaburi

It's time to experience a different side to the history of Thailand. In Kanchanaburi, you’ll travel back in time to the twentieth century, with an included visit to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre and the Allied War Cemetery. These places share the brave and moving stories of the Allied ... Read more

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Day 5: Mon Tribal Village

Day 5 introduces you to some of the rich cultural traditions of Kanchanaburi, and its local ethnic peoples. You’ll be met at your hotel in the early morning, before cycling across a suspension bridge to the local temple to offer food to the monks - a pretty special way to start the day! This w... Read more

The FloatHouse River Kwai I Floating Villa Resort  or similar

Day 6: Death Railway Train Ride

On day 6, it’s time to return to Bangkok – but your journey will have an extra twist. As you head back in the morning, you’ll be able to take in the incredible landscape of the region from a different perspective, with a train ride across the historic Death Railway itself. As well as giving yo... Read more

Theatre Residence  or similar

Day 7: Bangkok - Chiang Mai

After a day of free time in Bangkok, your next stop is Chiang Mai. This historic city has 24 ancient temples, but the enchanting mountainous landscape is just as magnificent. Take in the great views on your comfortable overnight sleeper train from Bangkok, where you can rest in your own sleepe... Read more

Bangkok Train Station

Day 8-10: Chiang Mai

The next few days are all about the many wonders of Chiang Mai, with everything from the sumptuous local cuisine, mesmerising culture and heritage, and wonderful natural beauty – topped off with an unforgettable encounter with some elephants! Enjoy an included special dinner performance on you... Read more

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Day 11-12: Lamphun & Phrae

It’s time to move away from Chiang Mai’s busier streets, with a scenic included tour to its quieter counterpart, the smaller towns of Lamphun and Phrae. While it’s certainly a lot quieter, Lamphun is not short on culture as you’ll find one of the most exceptional temples to visit here - the Wa... Read more

SuanGlangNa สวนกลางนา  or similar

Day 13: Nan

Did you know that Thailand is also home to some beautiful archaeological wonders? In Nan, you’ll get to see some of the country’s famous wall murals on an included private tour, depicting stories of Buddha as well as important moments from local and national history. Painted in the nineteenth ... Read more

Baan Suan Leelawadee Resort Nan  or similar

Day 14: Return to Bangkok

It's time to head back to the bright lights of Bangkok, for your final day in the city. Choose between a comfortable overnight bus, for a leisurely 10 hour drive, or take the optional flight from Nan to Bangkok for speed and ease. You'll also enjoy an extra hotel night in the city with... Read more

Nan Bus Terminal

Day 15: Bangkok and return home

With one last day in Bangkok, take your time to savour the experience of your time here. Revisit some of your favourite spots, or tuck into some must-try food in Chinatown. Love Tom Yum soup? Then you won't be able to resist Bangkok's legendary Tom Yum Pork Noodles at Roong Rueng - an ... Read more

Theatre Residence  or similar

Day 1-3: Welcome to Bangkok!

Sawat di - welcome to Bangkok! Upon your arrival at the airport, you’ll enjoy a private transfer to your hotel, where you can relax and unwind, before the start of an incredible adventure ahead.

Did you know that Bangkok has the nickname, "the Venice of the East"? You're ... Read more

Theatre Residence  or similar

Day 4: Kanchanaburi

It's time to experience a different side to the history of Thailand. In Kanchanaburi, you’ll travel back in time to the twentieth century, with an included visit to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre and the Allied War Cemetery. These places share the brave and moving stories of the Allied ... Read more

Hintok River Camp  or similar

Day 5: Mon Tribal Village

Day 5 introduces you to some of the rich cultural traditions of Kanchanaburi, and its local ethnic peoples. You’ll be met at your hotel in the early morning, before cycling across a suspension bridge to the local temple to offer food to the monks - a pretty special way to start the day! This w... Read more

The FloatHouse River Kwai I Floating Villa Resort  or similar

Day 6: Death Railway Train Ride

On day 6, it’s time to return to Bangkok – but your journey will have an extra twist. As you head back in the morning, you’ll be able to take in the incredible landscape of the region from a different perspective, with a train ride across the historic Death Railway itself. As well as giving yo... Read more

Theatre Residence  or similar

Day 7: Bangkok - Chiang Mai

After a day of free time in Bangkok, your next stop is Chiang Mai. This historic city has 24 ancient temples, but the enchanting mountainous landscape is just as magnificent. Take in the great views on your comfortable overnight sleeper train from Bangkok, where you can rest in your own sleepe... Read more

Bangkok Train Station

Day 8-10: Chiang Mai

The next few days are all about the many wonders of Chiang Mai, with everything from the sumptuous local cuisine, mesmerising culture and heritage, and wonderful natural beauty – topped off with an unforgettable encounter with some elephants! Enjoy an included special dinner performance on you... Read more

Rimping Village Chiang Mai Soi 2  or similar

Day 11-12: Lamphun & Phrae

It’s time to move away from Chiang Mai’s busier streets, with a scenic included tour to its quieter counterpart, the smaller towns of Lamphun and Phrae. While it’s certainly a lot quieter, Lamphun is not short on culture as you’ll find one of the most exceptional temples to visit here - the Wa... Read more

SuanGlangNa สวนกลางนา  or similar

Day 13: Nan

Did you know that Thailand is also home to some beautiful archaeological wonders? In Nan, you’ll get to see some of the country’s famous wall murals on an included private tour, depicting stories of Buddha as well as important moments from local and national history. Painted in the nineteenth ... Read more

Baan Suan Leelawadee Resort Nan  or similar

Day 14: Return to Bangkok

It's time to head back to the bright lights of Bangkok, for your final day in the city. Choose between a comfortable overnight bus, for a leisurely 10 hour drive, or take the optional flight from Nan to Bangkok for speed and ease. You'll also enjoy an extra hotel night in the city with... Read more

Nan Bus Terminal

Day 15: Back to Bangkok

With one last day in Bangkok, take your time to savour the experience of your time here. Revisit some of your favourite spots, or tuck into some must-try food in Chinatown. Love Tom Yum soup? Then you won't be able to resist Bangkok's legendary Tom Yum Pork Noodles at Roong Rueng - an ... Read more

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Day 16-18: Koh Kood

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Koh Kood Beach Resort  or similar

Day 19: Bangkok and return home

After those blissful days of sun, sea and sand, it's sadly time to return back to Bangkok, before you leave. Enjoy one last indulgent night in your comfortable hotel in the city, before heading back home with plenty of memories of your wonderful time in Thailand!

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Optional excursions

To make your trip even more memorable, choose from our optional excursions. All excursions can be booked and paid for during the booking process.

• Ancient and Hidden Ayutthaya by Bike (day 3, full day) •
Explore the ancient capital of Ayutthaya on foot and bike with a guided tour. See its impressive temples, before getting a taste for local life with lunch at a restaurant. As this tour includes visits to temples, modest attire should be worn, avoiding flip-flops, shorts and bare arms.

• Happy Elephant Care (day 9/10, full day) •
Spend a day washing, feeding, playing and getting to know the elephants in this sanctuary. Spend the morning learning about their care, before enjoying a delicious lunch. Afterwards, enjoy a dip in the Mae Taeng River alongside them!

• Chiang Rai & Golden Triangle tour (day 9/10, full day) •
Enjoy a scenic journey across the landscape beyond Chiang Mai, with visits to the White Temple and local hot springs, as well as local tribes. Drive along the mysterious Golden Triangle, and learn more about the awe-inspiring history of the place, before finishing with a beautiful boat trip down the river.

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Excluded
  • Tips for guide/driver (Approximately £2 is recommended per day)
Payment

If you book this deal before 42 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.

Additional Information
Conditions

Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.

Secret Escapes Limited is a company registered in England & Wales under number 07026107, registered office 120 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD, United Kingdom.© Secret Escapes 2020

Price changes

Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.

Occupancy

Maximum 3 adults and 1 infant up to age of 2.

Single supplement

The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.

Children's discount

A discount for children is offered dependent on the chosen travel dates and length of stay. You will see the applicable discount in the final booking process. Please note: children up to 12 months old receive a discount on the plane ticket, but will not receive a seat or baggage allowance.

Infant bed

Unfortunately, cots are not available throughout this trip.

Flight times

Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.

Travel documents

You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 5 days prior to departure at the latest.

Passport

Your passport must be valid for six months upon arrival in Thailand. For up-to-date information, visit the official gov.uk website.

Visa

British citizens do not need a visa to travel to Thailand.

Vaccinations

All travellers should be up to date with primary courses and boosters. No vaccinations are required, though some should be considered: Diphtheria; Hepatitis B; Rabies; Tetanus; Typhoid. Consult your doctor or the NHS travel advice website for more information.

Currency

The national currency of Thailand is Thai baht (THB).

Group travel

During this trip, transport and excursions could be in groups of international travellers.

Travel schedule

The specified itinerary is subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Quality standards

Please note that the quality standards of hotels, facilities, transportation and roads may differ from Europe.

Airport transfer

At the airport in Bangkok your driver will wait for you with a sign with your name. Transport between the airport and the hotel can be a group trip with other travellers. You will receive more information together with your travel documents