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What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

    Places visited:

  • Bangkok
  • Sukhothai
  • Nan
  • Doi Angkhang
  • Chiang Mai
  • Get off the beaten track and see the real Thailand.

  • Seek out abandoned ruins in Sukhothai by bicycle.

  • Spend time with a Hmong community close to the Laos border.

  • Enjoy the unspoilt scenery of Doi Angkhang and visit Black Lahu and Palaung tribes.

  • Soak up the atmosphere of Chiang Mai and barter at the night market.

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What our specialists say...

This comprehensive tour takes in the more remote corners of northern Thailand, including the provincial and sleepy town of Nan, the intriguing Golden Triangle area and the solitude of Doi Angkhang, a pretty mountain retreat. Combined with the easily accessible cultural gems of Sukhothai and Chiang Mai, this journey rewards the visitor with a genuine experience of untouched, rural Thailand at its best.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Bangkok
  • Sukhothai
  • Nan
  • Chiang Khong
  • Doi Angkhang
  • Chiang Mai

Itinerary idea in detail

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Bangkok.

Day 2 Bangkok

Bangkok

On arrival in to Bangkok you will be met by your driver and guide and chauffeured to your hotel. Evening at your own leisure.

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Day 3 Bangkok

Bangkok

You have a full day to explore the highlights of this bustling capital including the Grand Palace and the network of backwater canals or klongs.

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Day 4 Sukhothai

Bangkok , Sukhothai

This morning sees you explore some of Bangkok's local markets before being taken to the airport in time for your flight to the ancient capital of Sukhothai in the afternoon, where you will be met and escorted to your hotel.

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Day 5 Sukhothai

Sukhothai

Today you visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site and first capital of the Kingdom of Siam, Sukhothai. The historical park is a wonderfully preserved example of this fallen city that was sacked by the Burmese in the 14th Century. A great way of exploring the park is by hiring a bike late afternoon as the sun changes the hues of the crumbling Buddha effigies and temples.

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Day 6 Nan

Sukhothai , Nan

In the morning you have more time to explore some of the historical sites around Sukhothai before departing for the sleepy town of Nan. Situated close to the Laos border, Nan is an interesting half way point for intrepid travellers taking an alternative route between the north and Sukhothai. This small town has many interesting temples to visit as well a municipal museum.

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Day 7 Chiang Khong

Nan , Chiang Khong

From Nan continue through the mountains to the Golden Triangle region where the countries of Thailand, Laos and Burma converge. Enjoy the views as the road winds through stunning, picturesque scenery. Stay overnight at the Lanjia Lodge, a delightful community-based lodge nestled on a hill overlooking the Mekong River and staffed by local Hmong villagers.

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Day 8 Chiang Khong

Chiang Khong

Explore the area around Lanjia Lodge and learn about the Hmong community that live in the area.

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Day 9 Doi Angkhang

Chiang Khong , Doi Angkhang

This morning you will travel to the provincial capital of Chiang Rai where you will board a boat to take you to Thaton, stopping at small villages along the way. From Thaton you continue by road to Doi Angkhang, a little visited mountain retreat nestled on the Burmese border. This area is dubbed 'Little Switzerland' for its stunning scenery and alpine feel.

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Day 10 Doi Angkhang

Doi Angkhang

Enjoy the day exploring Doi Angkhang on foot and by bicycle.

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Day 11 Chiang Mai

Doi Angkhang , Chiang Mai

From Doi Angkhang you travel along mountain roads before reaching the main road to Chiang Mai. Spend three nights in the capital of northern Thailand soaking up the atmosphere of this charming city.

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Day 12 Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

A day to explore Chiang Mai at your own leisure.

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Day 13 Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

You will learn the art of Thai cuisine today at the locally run A Lot Of Thai cookery school, starting with a morning visit to the market to buy all of your fresh ingredients.

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Day 14 International return flight

Chiang Mai , International return flight

This morning you will be transferred to the airport in plenty of time for your flight to Bangkok and your connecting flight home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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Contact a specialist

The specialist who designs your trip to Thailand will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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