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7-Day Bangkok and Chiang Mai Highlights Tour

Thailand Splendors: From Urban Charms to Natural Wonders

This itinerary is designed for people who would like to discover essential central and northern Thailand.

Embark on a delightful journey starting in Bangkok, where you will visit historical landmarks and bustling markets, and immerse yourself in the local culture. Transition to Chiang Mai for a spiritual expedition atop Doi Suthep Mountain and quality time with elephants, and explore the natural wonders of Doi Inthanon.

This 7-day adventure will leave you with treasured memories of Thailand's rich heritage and breathtaking landscapes.

  • Days:
  • Best for: first-timers
  • Departure date: up to you
  • Sample price:US$1,589 each (2 per room)*
  • Flights:Thailand domestic's is included (international on request)

*The price is based on a private tour of 2 people. The cost for a customized private SE Asia tour from US$200/person/day

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Bangkok and Chiang Mai Highlights Tour Map(Suggested Route)

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Tour Highlights

Have an in-depth exploration of Bangkok city and experience its very best.

take a long-tail boat ride through Chao Phraya River

Embark on a day adventure to the vibrant markets in and around Bangkok.

the floating market

Climb up to the sacred Doi Suthep Mountain for Wat Phra That and its superb panoramic views of Chiang Mai.

Doi Suthep Mountain

Spend a pleasant time with amazing elephants at Kanta Elephant Sanctuary.

Katan Elephant Sanctuary

Walk through the fantastic Doi Inthanon National Park.

Doi Inthanon National Park

Itinerary in Detail

Day 1
Bangkok Arrival
  • Arrive in Bangkok, the charming capital city of Thailand.
  • Your guide and driver will greet you at the airport and drive you to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own arrangements.
Day 2
Bangkok City Highlights Exploration
  • Visit the magnificent Wat Pho, where the sacred Reclining Buddha is worshipped. A holy ceremony is held here every day, and you will have an opportunity to witness it if you happen to arrive early enough.
  • Explore the imposing Grand Palace.
  • A short long-tailed boat ride will take you to Wat Arun, which towers grandly on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River.
  • Conclude your day by wandering around bustling Chinatown.
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace
Day 3
Discover the Local Markets in and around Bangkok
  • Rise early and head out to Mahachai Market, the largest seafood market in Thailand.
  • Embark on a local 3-wheeled bicycle trip to Bangkok's first train station where you will board a train to Maeklong Railway Market. Experience the market from a unique perspective: onboard the train! Avoid the crowds and observe the daily routine of locals as the train moves slowly through the market.
  • Proceed to another market highlight — Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Climb aboard a long-tail boat and navigate through the canals, passing fruit plantations, seasonal produce, flowers, and local residences.
  • After these incredible experiences, your guide will accompany you back to Bangkok.
Ayutthaya Historical Park
The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Day 4
Bangkok to Chiang Mai
  • Get up late, have a leisurely breakfast, then take a private transfer to the airport and fly to Chiang Mai.
  • Upon your arrival, your private Chiang Mai guide and driver will welcome you at the airport and then transfer you to your selected hotel in Chiang Mai.
chiang mai old town
The Chiang Mai Old Town
Day 5
Chiang Mai Spiritual Tour and Elephant Experience
  • Explore the famous Doi Suthep Mountain, which serves as the natural watchtower of Chiang Mai. Stop at Wat Phra That, one of Northern Thailand's most sacred temples, and enjoy a superb panoramic view over Chiang Mai city and the surrounding scenery.
  • Return to Chiang Mai and visit Wat Suan Dok and Wat Arun.
  • In the afternoon, visit the Kanta Elephant Sanctuary to get to know each of its remarkable elephants and gain a special understanding of their daily lives and behaviors.
  • Learn how to make herbal medicine balls, feed the elephants, and then walk with the elephants to the river, where you will have the opportunity to bathe and brush the elephants.
the representative temples of Chiang Mai
The Three Famous Temples of Chiang Mai
Day6
A Day Tour to Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Escape the heat and chaos of Chiang Mai with a 1½-hour drive to the refreshing climate of Doi Inthanon National Park.
  • Sitting majestically at a height of 2,565 meters (8,415 feet) above sea level, Doi Inthanon National Park is often referred to as the "Roof of Thailand". It is highly renowned for its numerous waterfalls, scenic hiking trails, remote villages, and picturesque mountain farms.
  • During your day tour, you'll have the chance to visit the summit of the mountain, where you may encounter rare bird species. Enjoy a leisurely nature walk along the Ang Ka Trail, visit a hill tribe village, explore a small Hmong market, admire the scenic beauty of Wachirathan Waterfall, and appreciate the magnificent King and Queen Pagodas.
The Wachirathan Waterfall
The Wachirathan Waterfall
Day 7
Chiang Mai Departure
  • Your joyful tour Bangkok and Chiang Mai tours ends. Your guide and drive will see you off at the airport.
  • Thanks for traveling with Asia Highlights Travel and we hope to help you again soon.

Ideas for Making This Trip Uniquely Yours

Special experiences can be added to brighten a honeymoon trip, a family vacation, a birthday, or satisfy personal interests.

champagne on the night cruise
Manohra Luxury Dinner Cruise

For couples

chiang mai cooking class
Cook Thai cuisine on a local organic farm

For foodies

chiang mai handicraft village
Explore Chiang Mai handicraft village

For culture fans

Hand-Picked Hotels

We select hotels with style and local features. Let us know your preferences and we'll find your ideal hotel.

hotel in Bangkok
Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn (4-star)
Smile Lanna Hotel in Chiang Mai
Smile Lanna Hotel in Chiang Mai

Tour Price:

7 days from
US$1,589 p/p(based on a private tour for 2 people)
  • The price is based on a private tour during the low season with 4-star hotel options.
  • The price varies based on program, travel date, number of people.
  • We could also price a tour including both 4-star and 5-star hotels for you.
  • The price for a child younger than 8 is approximately 80% of the adult's price.
  • We accept payments in multiple currencies (GBP, AUD, CAD, EUR...).

Price Includes:

  • Privately-driven air-conditioned vehicle with ample space (except where stated)
  • English-speaking local guide for the sightseeing
  • Attraction tickets and itinerary activities
  • Accommodation for all nights
  • Flights/trains between itinerary cities
  • Hotel breakfasts and itinerary lunches/dinners
  • 24/7 helpline while touring
  • Governmental taxes

Price Excludes:

  • International flights not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Overweight luggage more than 20 kg per person
  • Visa fee, if applicable
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses

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