Discovery Tour 1

Discovery Tour 1: On the trail of history

5 days / 4 nights (From Bangkok to Chiang Mai)

Bangkok - River Kwai - Ayutthaya - Sukhothai - Chiang Mai

Discover the rich history of the "Land of Smiles". Get to know colorful markets, poignant WWII memories, national and impressive historical parks and friendly locals.


*Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

*Bridge over the River Kwai

*Death Railway train ride

*Erawan waterfalls

*Ayutthaya Historical Park

*Lopburi : Prang Sam Yod

*Bike tour World Heritage Sukhothai

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Day 1: Bangkok - River Kwai (about 280 km)

You will be picked up from your hotel in Bangkok and drive to Damnoen Saduak from where you will arrive by longtail boat at the colorful largest floating market in Thailand. In Kanchanaburi town, you will visit the Honorary Cemetery and Thailand-Burma Railway Center Museum. After lunch at the Bridge over the River Kwai, you will take an unforgettable train ride on the famous railway line. You will stay 1 night in a beautiful resort located on the river.

Day 2: River Kwai - Erawan waterfalls - Ayutthaya (approx. 230 km)

Amid the greenery of Erawan National Park, the stunning waterfall plunges into shady pools where you can swim in the crystal-clear waters. The park also offers the opportunity to climb up the waterfalls via a beautiful, but steep path. After lunch, drive to Ayutthaya, once one of the most powerful cities in Asia. You stay here 1 night in a centrally located hotel

Day 3: Ayutthaya - Lopburi - Sukhothai (approx. 310 km)

After breakfast, you will visit the main ruin complexes of the world-famous Ayutthaya Historical Park, including the imposing riverside Wat Chai Wattanaram, one of the most beautiful temples in Southeast Asia. In Lopburi you will visit the Prang Sam Yod Khmer Temple which symbolizes the trinity in Hinduism. Here you can also expect a visit from one of the many curious monkeys. After lunch you drive along the many vast rice fields to the beautiful and quiet resort located on the edge of the World Heritage Sukhothai. You stay here 1 night.

Day 4: Sukhothai - Chiang Mai (approx. 350 km)

In the World Heritage Site of Sukhothai, you can take a relaxing and beautiful bike ride along the many ruins and monuments, as well as immense Buddha statues and serene lotus ponds of this ancient royal city. After lunch, drive to Chiang Mai with a stop at the Mae Ta jungle market on the way. In Chiang Mai you will stay 1 night in a centrally located hotel.

Day 5: Chiang Mai

This tour ends after breakfast at your hotel. You can choose to extend this tour with one of our many extension options.


*4 nights accommodation

*4 x breakfast and 4 x lunch (on day 1, 2, 3, 4)

*All described excursions with associated entrance fees (unless otherwise stated)

*Transport by air-conditioned car or minivan with expert driver

*Guidance during the program by an expert local English-speaking guide (day 1 to 4)

Overnight Hotels

Place - Accommodations

1 x River Kwai - Royal River Kwai Resort - 3.5 Stars (3.5/5)

1 x Ayutthaya - Krungsri River Hotel - 4 Stars (4/5)

1 x Sukhothai - Le Charme Sukhothai Resort - 3.5 Stars (3.5/5)

1 x Chiang Mai - Amora Tapae Hotel - 4 Star (4/5).

Prices are per person and on request.

Floating Market

Bridge over the River Kwai

Erawan Waterfall

Sukhothai Historical Park

Royal River Kwai Resort

Krungsri River Hotel

Le Charme Sukhothai Resort

Amora Tapae Hotel