Bangkok to Chiangmai Overland tour

An amazing 5-day tour from the modern city of Bangkok where you will see grand temples and monks to the historic Thai capital of Ayutthaya and all of its historical ruins.Marvel at the cultural highlights of Sukhothai. Also interesting is the town of Phitsanulok where many of the Buddha statues in Thailand are moulded, sculptured and painted. Head up north to Chiang Mai for natural scenery, temples, and elephants.

Touring style: Professional English speaking guide and driver, private basis.

Best time to visit: November to April when days are dry with plenty of sunshine. Rain falls between May to September.

Bangkok to Chiangmai Overland tour at a glance
  • Day 1: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Lopburi - Phitsanulok
  • Day 2: Phitsanulok - Sukhothai - Lampang
  • Day 3: Lampang - Lampoon - Chiang Mai
  • Day 4: Chiangmai Touring
  • Day 5: Departure
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Day 1: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Lopburi - Phitsanulok

Depart Bangkok by minibus north to the ruins of Ayutthaya, an ancient capital of Thailand. Proceed to Saraburi to visit Phra Buddha Badh, the shrine with the holy footprint of Lord Buddha. After lunch in Lopburi continue northwards to Phitsanulok for dinner and overnight.

Distance and journey times:

Bangkok to Ayutthaya: 80 km, 1.15 hrs

Ayutthaya to Lopburi: 65 km, 1.10 hrs

Lopburi to Phitsalunok: 282 km, 4 hrs

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Day 2: Phitsanulok - Sukhothai - Lampang

After breakfast, visit the famous Wat Phra Sriratana Mahathat before proceeding to Sukhothai. Visit Wat Mahathai and the Wat Phasri National Museum. Following lunch continue onwards to the northern outpost towns of Srisatchanalai and Lampang for overnight.

Distance and journey times:

Phitsalunok to Sukhothai: 59 km, 1 hr

Sukhothai to Lampang: 210 km, 3 hrs

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Day 3: Lampang - Lamphun - Chiang Mai

After breakfast visit Wat Phrathat Lampang Luang, one of the north’s finest temples. Proceed to Lamphun for lunch and to visit Wat Haripoonchai and a White Karen Village before arrival into Chiang Mai for overnight.

Distance and journey time: Lampang to Lamphun: 76 km, 1 hr

Lamphun to Chiang Mai: 19 km, 35 mins

 

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Day 4: Chiangmai Touring

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning visit an elephant camp to see how elephants work and take an optional elephant ride. Visit the Orchid & Butterfly Farm and the handicraft villages at San Kampaeng. Overnight.

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Day 5 Departure

Departure or proceed to Mae Hong Son or Chiang Rai & Golden Triangle or extend your stay in Chiang Mai.

Distance and journey time: 13 km, 30 mins

Highlights

Ayutthaya

The capital of the Siamese Kingdom between the 14th and 18th centuries, Ayutthaya was widely proclaimed by visiting merchants and emissaries the finest they had seen

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Bangkok

Tracing its origins to the former capitals of Thonburi and Rattanakosin, Bangkok is a city of fascinating contrasts

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Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, Thailand’s ‘Rose of the North’ retains the grace and charm of an ancient royal capital, with every convenience of a modern city

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Sukhothai

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sukhothai, translated ‘Dawn of Happiness’ is located north of Bangkok, on a bend of the Yom River

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Accommodation

Chiang Mai, Superior Class
Yaang Come Village

Located at the heart of Chiang Mai, a 2 minute walk from the night bazaar, this charming boutique hotel is comfortable and well-equipped, while at the same time retaining an authentic Thai feel.

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Chiang Mai, Standard Class
Rimping Village

Located in the characterful historic trading centre of Wat Kate, conceived with careful attention to the surrounding built environment.

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