11 or 14 days
Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Phitsanulok, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, extension to Hua Hin

From the bustling metropolis of Bangkok to the serenity of Saiyoke National Park, you will gain a broad understanding of this spectacular kingdom.

Navigate the Chao Phraya River canals and battle for bargains at busy markets. Experience the warmth of the Thai people and test your spice threshold with their flavorful cuisine. Every destination and experience will add new depth to this immersive tour of Thai culture and its natural surroundings.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Thailand

  • Day 2: Bangkok

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Bangkok

    Take a tour of Bangkok

    Visit the Grand Palace and see the Emerald Buddha

    Take a boat tour of Chao Phraya River and Thonburi klongs 

    Visit the enormous Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho

    Learn about Thai culture and history at the Museum of Siam

  • Day 4: Bangkok

    Take an excursion to Ayutthaya

    Enjoy a tour of Ayutthaya's old town 

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Farm to Table: A Thai Experience

    Farm to Table: A Thai Experience

    Enjoy an afternoon at a Thai organic farm. Take a short boat ride followed by a hands-on demonstration of organic farming practices. Next, sample seasonal fresh fruits and a delicious coconut drink. End the day with dinner sourced from the farm's very own organic produce.

  • Day 5: Bangkok • Ratchaburi • Kanchanaburi

    Travel via Ratchaburi to Kanchanaburi 

    Explore Damnoen Saduak floating market 

     Visit the Death Railway Museum 

    Enjoy a Thai cooking class

  • Day 6: Kanchanaburi

    Walk to the beautiful Erawan Waterfall 

    Stop at the Hell Fire Pass Memorial in Burma 

    Experience a train ride on the "Death Railway"

  • Day 7: Kanchanaburi • Phitsanulok

    Travel to Phitsanoluk

    Visit Bo Ya Cave

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Night Market Rickshaw Tour

    Night Market Rickshaw Tour

    Every traveler to Asia should enjoy a spin in a man-powered rickshaw. Get your camera ready-this evening your rickshaw peddler will take you on an exhilarating tour of the local market. See vendors tossing Pak Boong Loy Fah, or "Flying Morning Glory," the odd (but wildly popular) signature dish of Phitsanulok province.

  • Day 8: Phitsanulok • Chiang Mai

    Travel through Sukhothai to Chiang Mai

    Active guests can tour by bike with a local guide 

    Visit the Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site  

    Strike a bargain at the lively Chiang Mai Night Market

  • Day 9: Chiang Mai

    Visit Mae Taeng Valley and an elephant sanctuary

    Enjoy a traditional Khantoke dinner and show

  • Day 10: Chiang Mai • Bangkok

    Visit a monastery for a local exchange with one of the head monks 

    Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep 

    Fly to Bangkok

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 11: Bangkok • Hua Hin

    Visit Khao Luang cave

  • Day 12: Hua Hin

    Enjoy free time at Hua Hin beach

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Day Tour Kaeng Krachan Nature Reserve

    Day Tour Kaeng Krachan Nature Reserve

    Drive northwest of Hua Hin to Kaeng Krachan Nature Reserve, Thailand's largest national park. Learn from a local naturalist and gain insight and information on the park. Visit Kaeng Krachan reservoir, which dams the Petchaburi River and creates a huge lake covering 45 square kilometers. Take a boat trip around the lake to observe the beautiful scenery of wooded islands. Lunch is included at a Thai restaurant that overlooks the reservoir.

  • Day 13: Hua Hin • Bangkok

    Enjoy free time at Hua Hin beach

  • Day 14: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Thailand

  • Day 2: Bangkok

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Bangkok

    Take a tour of Bangkok

    Visit the Grand Palace and see the Emerald Buddha

    Take a boat tour of Chao Phraya River and Thonburi klongs 

    Visit the enormous Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho

    Learn about Thai culture and history at the Museum of Siam

  • Day 4: Bangkok

    Take an excursion to Ayutthaya

    Enjoy a tour of Ayutthaya's old town 

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Farm to Table: A Thai Experience

    Farm to Table: A Thai Experience

    Enjoy an afternoon at a Thai organic farm. Take a short boat ride followed by a hands-on demonstration of organic farming practices. Next, sample seasonal fresh fruits and a delicious coconut drink. End the day with dinner sourced from the farm's very own organic produce.

  • Day 5: Bangkok • Ratchaburi • Kanchanaburi

    Travel via Ratchaburi to Kanchanaburi 

    Explore Damnoen Saduak floating market 

     Visit the Death Railway Museum 

    Enjoy a Thai cooking class

  • Day 6: Kanchanaburi

    Walk to the beautiful Erawan Waterfall 

    Stop at the Hell Fire Pass Memorial in Burma 

    Experience a train ride on the "Death Railway"

  • Day 7: Kanchanaburi • Phitsanulok

    Travel to Phitsanoluk

    Visit Bo Ya Cave

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Night Market Rickshaw Tour

    Night Market Rickshaw Tour

    Every traveler to Asia should enjoy a spin in a man-powered rickshaw. Get your camera ready-this evening your rickshaw peddler will take you on an exhilarating tour of the local market. See vendors tossing Pak Boong Loy Fah, or "Flying Morning Glory," the odd (but wildly popular) signature dish of Phitsanulok province.

  • Day 8: Phitsanulok • Chiang Mai

    Travel through Sukhothai to Chiang Mai

    Active guests can tour by bike with a local guide 

    Visit the Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site  

    Strike a bargain at the lively Chiang Mai Night Market

  • Day 9: Chiang Mai

    Visit Mae Taeng Valley and an elephant sanctuary

    Enjoy a traditional Khantoke dinner and show

  • Day 10: Chiang Mai • Bangkok

    Visit a monastery for a local exchange with one of the head monks 

    Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep 

    Fly to Bangkok

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 11: Bangkok • Hua Hin

    Visit Khao Luang cave

  • Day 12: Hua Hin

    Enjoy free time at Hua Hin beach

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Day Tour Kaeng Krachan Nature Reserve

    Day Tour Kaeng Krachan Nature Reserve

    Drive northwest of Hua Hin to Kaeng Krachan Nature Reserve, Thailand's largest national park. Learn from a local naturalist and gain insight and information on the park. Visit Kaeng Krachan reservoir, which dams the Petchaburi River and creates a huge lake covering 45 square kilometers. Take a boat trip around the lake to observe the beautiful scenery of wooded islands. Lunch is included at a Thai restaurant that overlooks the reservoir.

  • Day 13: Hua Hin • Bangkok

    Enjoy free time at Hua Hin beach

  • Day 14: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    9 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (12 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (with extension: breakfast only)

  • Guided sightseeing

    1 sightseeing tour led by licensed local guide; 1 sightseeing tour led by your Tour Director

  • Entrances

    The Grand Palace; Boat tour of Chao Phraya River and klongs; Museum of Siam; Mae Taeng Valley and Elephant Nature Park; Khan Toke dinner; Wat Phra That Doi Suthep; Sukhothai Historical Park; Erawan Waterfall and National Park; Death Railway Museum; “Death Railway” train ride; Damnoen Saduak floating market

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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