Discovery Tour 5

Discovery Tour 5: Surprising Thailand

7 days / 6 nights (From Chiang Mai to Bangkok)

Chiang Mai - Tak - Ayutthaya - River Kwai - Bangkok

Get to know authentic villages, a friendly population, lots of natural beauty, impressive historical parks, beautiful temples and colorful markets. The rich mixture of cultures and scenic beauty make this trip an unforgettable experience.


*Wat Haripunchai

*Bhumibol Dam

*Lan Sang National Park

*World Heritage Kamphaeng Phet

*Bicycle Tour Ayutthaya

*Erawan Waterfall *Hellfire Pass Memorial

* Floating Market & Train Market.

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Day 1: Chiang Mai – Li - Tak (about 280 km)

You will be picked up from your hotel and drive to Lamphun. Here you will visit one of the country's oldest temple complexes, the Wat Phra That Haripunchai. In the beautifully forested mountain region of Li, you will visit a village where various Karen Mountain peoples live together. After lunch you will visit the Wat Tham Nam Pha Pha Ngam cave and the beautifully situated Bhumibol dam. From the viewpoint you have a beautiful view over the largest dam in the country. Your hotel is attractively located on the Ping River and invites you to stroll along the boulevard. You have 2 nights in Tak.

Day 2: Tak – Mae Sot – Tak (about 170 km)

Today you will explore the beautiful scenery west of Tak to the border with Myanmar. In the lush forests and mountain landscapes of the Lan Sang National Park you will take a walk to the waterfalls of the same name. Then drive to Mae Sot and the border with Myanmar. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Burmese-style Wat Thai Watanaram and the colorful hill tribe market at the Doi Musur Hilltribe Development Center.

Day 3: Tak – Kamphaeng Phet – Uthai Thani - Ayutthaya (approx. 380 km)

In the UNESCO-listed Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park, you can take a nice trip along the many ruins and immense Buddha statues. Together with Sukhothai and Si Satchanalai, Kamphaeng Phet is considered the cradle of Thai civilization. You will visit the impressive limestone formations of Khao Nor-Kaew, a favorite habitat for monkeys. After lunch you will visit Uthai Thani and Wat Thasung, the famous 'Crystal Temple'. You will stay 1 night in Ayutthaya.

Day 4: Ayutthaya – River Kwai (approx. 160 km)

In Ayutthaya, once one of the most powerful cities in Asia, you can rent a bicycle and take a trip through the world-famous historical park. We visit the Wat Mahathat, Wat Phra Si Sanphet and Wat Chai Wattanaram. After lunch, visit Kanchanaburi Bridge over the River Kwai and Honorary Cemetery. You will stay 2 nights in a beautiful resort located on the river.

Day 5: River Kwai

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 at a local restaurant, take a walk to the Hellfire Pass Monument. You will also visit the Tham Krasae cave, from where you have a magnificent view of the wooden Wangpo viaduct, part of the infamous Burma railway.

Day 6: River Kwai – Bangkok (about 140 km)

After breakfast drive to Damnoen Saduak from where you will arrive by longtail boat at the colorful largest floating market in Thailand. Then you will visit the town of Amphawa and the Wat Bang Kung. This temple is surrounded by the roots of the tree. In Samut Songkhram you will make a stop at the colorful Maeklong railway market. When the train arrives, the umbrellas and carts are pushed aside and the “Thai Intercity” can pass without any problems. An unprecedented and photogenic spectacle for our standards. In Bangkok you will stay 1 night in a centrally located hotel.

Day 7: Bangkok

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


*6 nights accommodation

*6 x breakfast and 5 x lunch (on day 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5)

*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 6)

Overnight Hotels

Place - Accommodations

2x Tak - Viangtak Riverside Hotel - 3 Stars (3/5)

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

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

1x Bangkok - Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18 Bangkok - 4 Stars (4/5)

Prices are per person and on request

Lamphun - Wat Phrathat Haripunchai

Tak - Lan Sang National Park

Ayutthaya - Wat Mahathat

Hellfire Pass Memorial Trail

River Kwai - Erawan Waterfall

Maeklong Railway Market

Viangtak Riverside Hotel

Krungsri River Hotel

Royal River Kwai Resort

Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18 Bangkok