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14 Days Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui

This itinerary is a great family holiday for those looking to combine a relaxing beach holiday with an experience of the history and culture of southern Thailand. You're adventure will start in Bangkok where you can explore the famous markets and the sights of the city, before heading to the infamous River Kwai and the beautiful hill-tribes that surround Chiang Mai. Finish your trip with a few days relaxing in the tropical paradise that is the island of Koh Samui.

What’s included:

  • Domestic flights as mentioned
  • All activities as mentioned in full itinerary
  • Private airconditioned vehicle and driver
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Private airport transfers
  • All entrance fees
  • Staff gratuity
  • Accommodations and meals as mentioned in full itinerary

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Your Holiday at a Glance

Day 1

Bangkok

Day 2

Bangkok

Day 3

Damneon Saduak

Day 4

River Kwai

Day 5

Erawan National Park

Day 6

Chiang Mai

Day 7

Elephant Nature Park

Day 8

Chiang Mai

Day 9

Koh Samui

Day 10

Koh Samui

Day 11

Koh Samui

Day 12

Koh Samui

Day 13

Koh Samui

Day 14

Return home

Trip Itinerary

Days 1-3: Bangkok

Day 1 - Bangkok
Day 1 - Bangkok Listing Image

Suvarnabhumi (BKK) airport, where you will be greeted with a Wayfairer welcome sign, and then transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Your guide will meet you at your hotel this evening to brief you about your tour and to recommend some great dining options.

Day 2 - Bangkok

Today, you will have a locally guided tour of Bangkok and travel like a local using a number of varied transport options to include klong (canal) boat, tuk-tuk, the Chao Phraya River public ferry and the elevated BTS or Skytrain.

Bangkok is gaining recognition for its art, culture, food, shopping, hospitality and affordability. The city combines some of Asia’s oldest and most elaborately adorned temples with modern shopping malls and skyscrapers – a city that packs in so many sights and attractions you won’t know where to begin. However, your friendly and knowledgeable local guide will give you a helping hand and introduce you to some of Bangkok’s most famous sights - including the impressive Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Po.

Day 3 - Damneon Saduak

This morning you will have the chance visit Damneon Saduak floating market, which is around 12km south of Downtown Bangkok. We will head out on a long boat to explore the klongs before having lunch.

The afternoon will be at your leisure in the hotel or your guide can drop you somewhere for your afternoon.

Days 4-5: Kanchanaburi

Day 4 - River Kwai
Day 4 - River Kwai Listing Image

This morning, you will be driven to Kanchanaburi where you visit the famous bridge on the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery before boarding the train along the Death Railway.

There is an excellent museum, the Thai Burma Railway Museum, to explore as part of your stop where you will learn more about the POW’s experience as well as viewing a section of the infamous Burma Death Railway.

You will then board a longtail boat to the incredible tented boutique River Camp. This extraordinary boutique River Kwai accommodation is the perfect place to relax in the abundant nature of the region.

Day 5 - Erawan National Park

This morning you will head out of Kanchanaburi to explore the beautiful Erawan National Park, with the wonderful trails and waterfalls.

Returning to your camp on the River Kwai in the afternoon where you are free to relax, take some kayaks out on the lake or take part in many of the other activities available.

Days 6-7: Chiang Mai

Day 6 - Chiang Mai
Day 6 - Chiang Mai Listing Image

This morning you will be collected from the hotel and transfered to the airport for your flight to Chaing Mai.

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel to drop your bags before an afternoon Trishaw ride to explore the old town by trishaw.

The tour in the evening will finish with a walk around the Chiang Mai night market.

Day 7 - Elephant Nature Park

This morning you will visit the Elephant Nature Camp for their full day adventure. A fantastic experience and a great chance to get hands on with these majestic animals at a park which truly cares for the animals.

This evening we take you out for a traditional Kantoke dinner, a local gem where you’ll be served the best Thai cuisine has to offer.

Day 8: Hill-tribe region of Chiang Mai

Day 8 - Chiang Mai
Day 8 - Chiang Mai Listing Image

This morning has an early star, rising before 6am to head to the base of Chiang Mai Hill to watch the monks descending into the city as the sun rises to collect their alms for the day. Your guide will explain the alms-giving tradition, and help you make offerings to the young monks as they filed down the hill.

If there is time you can continue on up the mountain to Wat Prah That Doi Suthep, before heading to a local farm outside Chiang Mai.

You will then have the opportunity to attended a Thai cooker class to make lunch, starting with collecting your own ingredients.

In the afternoon you will head out to explore the hill-tribe region outside of Chiang Mai, taking in incredible views. We take a full interactive tour around the local hill-tribes, seeing where the elephants are used by locals for work and not for tourism, small family owned shops and communities going about their daily lives.

In the evening enjoy a show of Hmong sing and dance performed by local villagers.

Days 9-13: Samui

Day 9 - Koh Samui
Day 9 - Koh Samui Listing Image

This morning you will check out of your hotel and your guide will transfer you back to Chiang Mai. En route you will have the chance to stop at the famous Doi Suthep temple where you can take some fantastic photos with the impressive view over Chiang Mai, and learn more about the site itself.

You will then continue on the Airport for your flight to Surat Thani and boat to Samui.

Day 10 - Koh Samui

Relax in the tropical paradise of Koh Sumui and enjoy the excellent food and service at your luxury hotel, or engage in the activities put on by the hotel. 

Day 11 - Koh Samui

Relax in the tropical paradise of Koh Sumui and enjoy the excellent food and service at your luxury hotel, or engage in the activities put on by the hotel.

Day 12 - Koh Samui

Relax in the tropical paradise of Koh Sumui and enjoy the excellent food and service at your luxury hotel, or engage in the activities put on by the hotel. 

Day 13 - Koh Samui

Relax in the tropical paradise of Koh Sumui and enjoy the excellent food and service at your luxury hotel, or engage in the activities put on by the hotel. 

Day 14: Fly home

Day 14 - Return home

This afternoon you will be transferred back to the airport for your flight back home via Bangkok.

Accommodation

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Why Wayfairer

Our accommodation choices for your holiday have been personally inspected and recommended for you by a member of our UK team or our local partners.

Wayfairer guides come from within the local communities where we work and we pay fair salaries, which far exceed government regulations. As a Wayfairer guest we ask that if you choose to tip your guides and drivers that you do so from your heart.

Why Wayfairer Thailand Culture & Koh Samui Holiday

Call us on 0203 143 4293 to start planning your holiday, we’re
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