Your tailor-made tours specialist in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar & Laos
- Thailand tour packages -

Thailand Insight Tour in 30 days

Get off the tourist trail with an overland adventure into Thailand’s hidden gems through the unspoiled route via Isaan, northern Thailand, or ancient capital towns of Lamphun, Lampang, or Sukhothai. Explore the most beautiful nature parks, trek to the undiscovered places of Thailand, visit the most colorful hilltribe villages, admire the local life, and emerge into the never-fading culture of Thailand with our 30-day Thailand Insight tour package.


Various activities on sites

  • Wildlife adventure at Khao Yai National Park
  • Road trip through the northern Thailand via various remote areas of Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, or Mea Hong Son
  • Emerging with the local life of hilltribe people in norther Thailand, the people of Isaan, and the people of ancient Lamphun, Lampang, or Sukhothai
  • Explore the historic sites of Lamphun, Lampang, or Kanchanaburi

Unforgettable moments

  • Admiring the wildlife of Khao Yai National Park with plenty of animal living in its own kingdom
  • Visiting Ban Chiang Archaeological Site in Ubon Thani and learning about the ancient Thai people
  • Venturing into the remote areas of northern Thailand and meeting various hilltribe villages
  • Explore the hidden of ancient Sukhothai and its sunset food trail with bicycle

Nature exploration

  • The nature of Isaan area especially in Khao Yai National Park with plentiful wildlife.
  • The nature of northern Laos with impressive river, mountains, and waterfalls
  • The amazing Kanchanaburi, which is not only famous for its “death railway”, but also known for its evergreen nature

Culture experience

  • Experience the old history and culture of Khmer empire left in Isaan provinces of Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, and Udon Thani
  • Learning about the various ethnic culture of hilltribe people living in northern Thailand
  • Admiring the history and culture of ancient towns of Lamphun, Lampang, and Sukhothai.


Detailed schedule

Day 1 - Welcome to Bangkok

Upon arrival at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Sonasia’s guide & driver will pick you up and transfer directly to the hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi.
Same same, but different. This Thailish T-shirt philosophy sums up Bangkok, a city where the familiar and the exotic collide like the flavors on a plate of pàt tai.
At noon, we leave the hotel by walk and take the skytrain to the river. We board a private long-tail boat taking guests onto the peaceful Klong Bang Luang floating market. Pass by shophouses, local temples and vendors on this waterway which was once a major trading route and lined with impressive homes of aristocrats. 
The guide will point out local landmarks and cultural idiosyncrasies of the area. After observing this lively area, the boat stops at Baan Silapin, a 100-year old renovated house now home to an art gallery. 
Here stop for up to two hours to enjoy the gallery, take part in an art workshop or explore the local community, before experiencing a unique puppet show performed by puppeteers trained under the Joe Louis School of puppetry (puppet show performance not guaranteed due to short notice changes). En-route back to the city stop to visit the Temple of Dawn – Wat Arun.  
Begin your nice dinner this evening onboard with Supanniga Cruise, a brand-new modern cruise that will give you a whole new perspective on Chao Phraya River. 
The dinner cruise is designed for those who would like to indulge iin a 6-course dinner of genuine and exquisite Thai taste while enjoying the grande nighttime view of the river. Back to hotel by transportation.
Overnight in Bangkok.

icon [none]

Day 2 - Bangkok - Chachoengsao - Khao Yai

Escape from the chaotic capital city and take a journey back intoa more traditional Thai era. Start with a short train ride to Chachoengsao, a lesser known historical town east of Bangkok (Note: We sometimes experience delays with trains in Thailand. Should this occur, it may require changes to the program).
Upon arrival at the train station in Chachoengsao, hop on a tuk tuk ride to Wat Sothorn Wararam Woraviharn, the famous temple with its remarkable hall made from Italian marble. After that, continue to Talad Klong Suan, a 100-year old canal-side market which impresses visitors with its simple daily lifestyle, and be dazzled with its old shop houses and stalls selling a variety of items including food, quaint old utensils and ancient tin toys. If a visit falls on the weekends, alternative visit is also Talad Baan Mai, another 100-year old market.
Lunch at the market.
After lunch, depart for Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital in Prachinburi. Within this charming yellow colonial building lies a center of traditional herbal pharmacy study and training. Experience the varieties and healing properties of Thai herbs. Continue to Khao Yai via a scenic road that runs alongside Khao Yai National Park. Start a 1km walk through the forest to Nong Phug She Tower, which is located near Nong Phug Shee pond - the main water source for many species of animal.
Continue to the hotel.
Overnight at Khao Yai.

icon [b/l/d]

Day 3 - Khao Yai Wildlife Exploration

We will start the tour with a scenic slow drive into the park in search for wildlife such as gibbons, hornbills, macaques, and more. 
When we have reached a trailhead, we will start our first jungle trekking. We try to be as quiet as possible and usually we walk slowly. 
Often the sounds give us a clue of where the wildlife is, and we will try to track it down. Gibbons might call, a hornbill might drop a seed, a water dragon might pretend he's part of the foliage; there's lots of wildlife to see, but concentration and luck are important factors that help a tour succeed or not. 
It is certainly not a zoo. To relax our senses, we will visit one of the major waterfalls during mid-day. 
And in the late afternoon we will explore areas where elephants often forage. 
After dinner, it is time for a night drive. With a spotlight we try to track wildlife such as deer, porcupines, civets, elephants, and other nocturnal wildlife. At the end of the day you will be returned to your hotel.

icon [b/l/d]

Day 4 - Khao Yai Wildlife Exploration

After picking up at your hotel, the day continues in a similar way as day 1, but we walk a different nature trail, and visit another waterfall. 
We try to choose a different habitat, in hope to add new wildlife species to the list, depending on what we have seen on the first day. 
At the end of the 2nd day we will visit one of the grasslands where we hope to see wildlife appearing from the forest at sunset. We will have dinner before we return you to your hotel; there will not be a night safari on this day.

icon [b/l/d]

Day 5 - Khao Yai Wildlife Exploration

On the last day, we start with a visit to Khao Yai's highest viewpoint on Khao Khieo mountain. This area is the habitat of the rare Pileated Gibbon, maybe we are lucky... 
Afterwards we will do another hike and leave the park in the afternoon to visit a spring to refresh ourselves. 
The last activity of this 3-day Wildlife Tour is visiting the bat caves. 
If time allows, we might enter a cave to take a closer look at some bats, but we need to be ready at sunset to witness an amazing event that takes place every day; A few millions of Wrinkle-lipped Bats stream out a cave mouth. It is not very likely you've ever seen such an event before!


Often enough, our itineraries get turned upside down; it is impossible to plan in nature; the above is just an example itinerary.

icon [b/l/-]

Day 6 - Khao Yai - Chaiyaphum - Khon Kaen

After breakfast at the hotel, guests depart for Ban Khwao in Chaiyaphum, which is famous for the quality of its silk and cotton weaving. Unique to the town is the art of “mud mee silk”, which has been practiced in the area for generations.
Stop at a local home to see how traditional Isaan (northeast Thai) sausages are made. Guests will be able to see the production process and understand how these sausages have become popular all across Thailand. 
Continue to Phu Wiang, where the first dinosaur fossil was found in Thailand. Visit the Dinosaur Museum, a geological learning resource that contains a wide range of fossils and educational exhibits. Lunch is served at a local restaurant before guests continue to Khon Kaen in the afternoon.
Khon Kaen is the commercial, administrative and educational center of the Upper Isaan region, and is often used by travelers as a base for visiting other parts of the northeast and Indochina.
Walk through the local market to see a variety of Isaan food on offer, and to experience the local way of life. A vast array of vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices and authentic local foods are available.
In the evening, enjoy a Vietnamese-Isaan dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Khon Kaen.


Khao Yai – Ban Khwao District Chaiyaphum (198 km): 2.59 hr // Ban Khwao District – Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum (158 km): 2.48 hr // Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum – Khon Kaen (80.6 km): 1.34 hr

icon [b/l/d]

Day 7 - Khon Kaen - Udon Thani

Depart early to visit the local morning market, and sample some special local delights such as grilled sticky rice cakes and grilled pork.
Then take a walk through Khon Kaen town and visit Phra That Kham Kaen at Wat Chetiyaphum, where the city of Khon Kaen is believed to have been founded in ancient times. Visit Nong Wang temple and climb the nine flights of stairs in the temple's pagoda to enjoy panoramic views of the city and Kaen Nakorn Lake.
Depart for Khao Suan Kwang for lunch and enjoy Isaan’s famous roasted chicken and papaya salad.
Then continue to Baan Chiang Village, an archeological site located in Udon Thani Province. Baan Chiang was discovered in 1957 by Stephen Young, a Harvard sociology graduate, but a major excavation of the site only commenced in the 1970s.
This excavation found evidence of pre-historical settlements dating back between 1,800 and 5,600 years. Baan Chiang is best known for the beautiful pottery the ancient villagers made, but many other artifacts have also been discovered including, metals, charcoal, animal bones and human skeletons. UNESCO registered Baan Chiang as a World Heritage site in 1992.
Return to the resort for dinner.
Overnight in Udon Thani


Khon Kaen – Khao Suan Kwang District (58.6 km): 1.11 hr // Khao Suan Kwang District – Ban Chiang Udon Thani (106 km): 2.13 hr

icon [b/l/d]

Day 8 - Udon Thani - Loei - Dan Sai

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Phu Phra Bath Historical Park. Situated in Ban Phue District, this archeological site features a large number of ancient ruins and objects dating from prehistory. They are mostly from the Dvaravati, Lop Buri, and Lan Xang periods. The site is located in a lush forest called Pa Khua Nam. Within are many rocks of peculiar shapes, the result of a slow-moving glacier millions of years ago.
Continue driving to Loei province. Stop to take a boat trip along the Mekong River at Chiang Khan (Kaeng Khut Khu) and visit the charming riverside town characterized by rows of teak shop houses.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Continue to Dan Sai district in Loei for overnight.
Dinner and overnight in Dan Sai.

icon [b/l/d]

Day 9 - Dan Sai Exploration

Breakfast at the hotel. The first visit of the day is Phra That Sri Song Rak, located on the bank of the Mun River. This large Lao-style pagoda similar to that of Phra That Phanom houses relics of the Lord Buddha. Although it’s a great place to see throughout the year, it really comes to life during the Phi Ta Khon celebration held annually in May or June. After, a visit is made at the Dansai Folk Museum with an excellent display on the history, culture and costumes of the Phi Ta Khon Festival as well as the old tradition of Dansai District. Getting hands-on experience with the mask painting is an exciting way to learn more and also provides a memorable handmade souvenir to take home.
A short stop is taken at Wat Neramitt Vipatsana with its beautiful hall and pagoda both constructed of laterite (red soil), and products created by the monks and novices.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Driving to Phu Rua High Altitude Agricultural Research Station offers some superb views. Phu Rua's summit is a large plain at 1,365 meters above sea level. After a visit to the viewpoint, return back to the hotel.
Dinner and overnight in Dan Sai.

icon [b/l/d]

Day 10 - Dan Sai - Nan

After breakfast, we will drive further north to Nan, recently marketed as a Designated Area for Sustainable Tourism with its concept of being Low Carbon Tourism in Nan.
Upon arrival, drive to the north of Nan town for about an hour to Baan Nhong Bua in Tha Wang Pha District to observe the flamboyant lifestyle of Tai Lue, an important foundation which has influenced the patterns of the flowing water fabrics, “Pha Lai Nam Lai”. This kind of fabric is woven to the rhythm of the river that flows through the village from locally grown, naturally dyed cotton.
Return to town and visit Wat Phra That Khao Noi. Here is a good viewpoint for Nan town, and you can see the Buddha facing to Nan city just like the Buddha blessing the town.
Overnight in Nan.

icon [b/l/d]

Day 11 - Nan - Pua

After breakfast, start exploring the recent place that is a ‘Designated Area for Sustainable Tourism’ with the concept of pushing ‘Low Carbon Tourism in Nan’. 
Stop at Wat Phumin, the most interesting temple in town which is an ancient royal temple over 400 years old. 
See the famous mural painting ‘The Whispering of Love’ on the temple’s wall, also known locally as “Poo Man Ya Man”.  
Then continue to Wat Baan Phra Kerd for a Tung Workshop. Tung means flag in Lanna. Partake in the workshop to make a Tung and give it to the monk for blessings later on.
Then, drive to visit the Noble House or Hong Chao Fongkham (Closed on Mon and Tue). A teak house with a high basement, this was once owned by Chao Fongkham, who was a descendent of Chao Anataworarithidej, the 62nd Lord of Nan. 
The house now serves as a museum, housing silverware, lace, water-line fabrics and ornaments, which indicate the prosperity of Muang Nan during those days.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, head to Pua, en route stop at Wat Sri Mong Khol where there is a chance to see a nice view of rice fields against the background of mountains. Then, make a stop at the Thai Architecture Museum.
En route visit Tai Lue Café, the endless greenery of the rice fields makes this café very special for the nature lovers. Get here before sunset time for the best weather and experience.
Continue driving to Cocoa Valley Resort for the night’s stay.   
Overnight in Pua.

icon [b/l/d]

Day 12 - Pua - Boklua

After breakfast at the hotel, check out and be met by a local guide for the transfer to the organic cocoa farm. Upon arrival, walk through the farm and be introduced to the story of the farm and cocoa trees. Get to taste fresh raw cocoa from the trees and see the process of selecting organic, pure cocoa seeds from the local expert. 
Then it is time to partake in a chocolate workshop using the dark cocoa seeds as a main ingredient. Later, receive a package of the personally made chocolate as a souvenir to bring home.
Following the workshop, have a delicious lunch in Khantoke style at Tai Lue Village.
After lunch, drive up to the mountain of Doi Phuka, well-known for the famous blooming pink Phuka flowers and breathtaking panoramic views of the mountain. 
Proceed next to Boklua district, a small community nestled in the mountain which is famous for producing the unique tasting rock salt sourced from the nearby mountain. Visit a small factory to see the process.
Check-in and spend the rest of the day free at leisure.
Overnight in Boklua.

icon [b/l/d]

Day 13 - Boklua Exploration

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive up to Khun Nan National park to freshen up this morning with a gorgeous view. Here, start soft trekking through the green forest to visit Sapan Waterfall, a medium-sized waterfall located in Khun Nan National park which has 3 steps and in each step are not too high. 
Reach the highest step approx. 3 km. and walk down to lowest to Ban Sapan, a lovely village surrounded by natural mountains and flowing rivers. During the rainy season, be around in this green zone and soak up the beauty of green rice fields. 
Spend the afternoon free at leisure.
For tonight’s dinner, the BBQ dinner is set up under the stars at Oun I Mang Resort, a small resort right by a small stream, close to beautiful nature. 
Overnight in Boklua.


BBQ dinner is subject to the weather conditions, especially during the rainy season.

icon [b/l/d]

Day 14 - Boklua - Chiang Kham

Early breakfast at the resort, check out and depart the resort at around 7:00 am. Today, travel to Phayao, your destination is a small town called Chiang Kham, staying at Rico Resort, nestled among the rice paddy fields.
Lunch at the resort.
After lunch, transfer to visit a local village and the Thai Leu weaving house. Observe the locals at work for the art of weaving. Proceed to visit “Wat Nanthalam”, a Burmese style teakwood temple, followed by a visit to Wat Phra That Doi Kham, a modern style temple, “Temple of the Golden Mountain”. From here, transfer to Phadaeng Bat Cave for a beautiful sunset of the day. Walk through the cave with the torch.
(Note: Access to the cave depends on the season. During the rainy season (Jul-Oct), the cave may not be able to access as the crossing wooden bridge may be broken due to the rain).
A nice dinner set up at the resort.
Overnight in Chiang Kham.


Boklua – Chiang Kham (190 km): 3.45 hr

icon [b/l/d]

Day 15 - Chiang Kham Exploration

Enjoy a breakfast in the serene surroundings of the resort this morning.
After breakfast, drive passing by the rice fields along the backroad of the resort, until reaching “Wat Phra Khaew”, an over 400-year old temple, where the Emerald Buddha was housed for an unknown period of time. Make a short stop at one of the biggest Bo trees in Chiang Kham and Thailand, and proceed to visit the Huai Sa Reservoir. From here, drive to visit the “Community Jungle”, where you will start the soft trekking for about 2 km while learning about this green area, eco-friendly to the environment and well-preserved for the ecosystem. Trek around in the loop and return to your transportation.
Lunch at a local restaurant “Somtom”, where you will try various kinds of local dishes. 
After lunch, visit another famous temple of the town, “Wat Phra Nang Din”, which highlights the Buddha image in a sitting position or on the ground. Today’s trip then ends at a vegetable market at Ban Chayaphrom, and return back to the resort.
Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Chiang Kham.

icon [b/l/d]

Day 16 - Chiang Kham - Mae Chan

After breakfast at the resort, check out and drive to the Golden Triangle area, approximately 2.30 hours, where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. Visit the ancient Kingdom of Chiang Saen on the steep banks of Mekong River, opposite to Laos, where you will see some magnificent ancient ruins and temples. Then embark on a long-tail boat trip on the mighty Mekong River. Then visit the Hall of Opium (Close on Mondays) after that.
Proceed for lunch at a local restaurant.  
In the afternoon, transfer to Mae Chan and spend the night at a natural mountain resort up on Mae Salong.
Overnight in Mae Chan.

icon [b/l/-]

Day 17 - Mae Chan - Mae Salong - Thaton

After breakfast at the hotel, check out and drive to visit Wat Pa Archa Thong, the horse riding monk temple, followed by a visit to small villages and hilltribes.
After that, head to Doi Mae Salong for a visit to the Akha hilltribe at Hloyo Village. Upon arrival, receive warm greetings from the village headman and other villagers. The local host will provide insight about Akha people which includes describing their beliefs, religions, traditions, and ways of life. Visit the Akha Museum uniquely built in a mud house with recycled bottles as windows.
Afterwards, take a tour of the community to witness the charming and peaceful Akha lifestyle. See traditional bamboo houses in Akha-style where local people use their wisdom to build their own house by hand. Then enjoy a hands-on tribal crafts session with locals. 
Later, partake in a cooking class for some signature Akha dishes. Get involved and help in the kitchen while learning local methods! Then, enjoy a home-cooked lunch with the local host while exchanging stories. After lunch, it is time to say goodbye to the host family, the community and new friends.
From the Akha village, head for the town of Mae Salong, which was founded in the 1960s by former Kuo Mintang soldiers who had been expelled from Myanmar. Visit their tea and coffee plantations, which give an amazing photo opportunities, before continuing to Thaton.
Overnight in Thaton.


Golden Triangle –Doi Mae Salong (24.4 km): 45min // Doi Mae Salong – Thaton (30.9 km): 43 min

icon [b/l/-]

Day 18 - Thaton - Pai

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing to the mountainous area of Chiang Dao. Visit the astounding Chiang Dao Caves for some easy exploration of its caverns and natural limestone formations. Picnic lunch will be taken on the way. Afterwards, continue towards Pai with stops en route at Mok Fah Waterfall and Pong Duad Hot Spring.
Overnight in Pai.


Thaton – Chiang Dao (131 km): 2.21 hr Chiang Dao – Pai (134 km): 2.53 hr

icon [b/l/-]

Day 19 - Pai - Tham Lod - Mae Hong Son

After breakfast, continue towards Soppong. The area boasts limestone caves that are said to be some of the largest in Southeast Asia. Follow a series of walkways and cross small creeks by bamboo raft to reach the cavern. In the darkness of the cavern, listen to and smell the bats buzzing overhead. After the cave experience, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing by car to Tham Pla, a splendid natural area whose focal point is a cave with creeks flowing out of it that are filled with unusually large fish. After checking out this unique area, continue to Mae Hong Son.
Upon arrival, drive around the central lake to visit Burmese-style temples Wat Chong Klang and Wat Chong Kham.
Overnight in Mae Hong Son.


Pai – Tham Lod (48.9 km): 1.10 hr // Tham Lod – Tham Pla (61.4 km): 1.31 hr // Tham Pla – Mae Hong Son town (28.6 km): 39 min

icon [b/l/-]

Day 20 - Mae Hong Son Exploration

Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel before heading on a scenic drive up the nearby mountains to visit Pang Oung, located in Ban Ruam Thai. As part of Pang Tong Royal Development Project, Pang Oung, also known as the ‘Switzerland of Thailand’, is a beautiful place that can be visited all year round. 
It offers gorgeous views of a scenic lake nestled in a valley which glitters with sunlight in the morning hours. After a visit, transfer to Ban Rak Thai Village (Love Thailand Village), a small village with a Yunnan Chinese culture that lingers despite its inhabitants having immigrated to Thailand centuries ago. Here, sip tea at the village and mingle with locals before enjoying lunch.
After lunch, drive back to Mae Hong Son.
Overnight in Mae Hong Son. 

icon [b/l/-]

Day 21 - Mae Hong Son - Khun Yuam - Mae Sariang

After breakfast, start the day with a short transfer to Baan Huai Dua Boat Landing and take a 30-minute longtail boat ride along a scenic route with marvelous views of the Pai River. 
Return to the boat pier and continue to Khun Yuam for lunch, followed by a visit of a World War II Museum containing an assortment of weapons, uniforms, military equipment and personal possessions left behind by Japanese soldiers who took possession of the town in the closing weeks of the war in neighbouring Myanmar.
In the late afternoon, arrive in Mae Sariang and enjoy a short cycling trip in this charming city.
Overnight in Mae Sariang.

icon [b/l/-]

Day 22 - Mae Sariang - Doi Inthanon - Chiang Mai

After breakfast, depart for Doi Inthanon National Park.home to Thailand’s highest peak -Doi Inthanon. The park is especially popular among bird watchers, with more than 300 species reported to be living in the area. 
Visit the mountain’s summit to see the shrine of Chao Inthawitchayanon, the former prince of Chiang Mai, before stopping at Wat Phra That Chom Thong with its holy relic and ancient treasures. 
A short trek along Michael’s Trail offers a beautiful and unforgettable experience. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Afterwards, proceed to Chiang Mai to spend the night

icon [b/l/-]

Day 23 - Hilltribe Trek & Bamboo Rafting

Our day starts early in the morning when you get picked up from the hotel for a transfer north of Chiang Mai. 
First stop on the day will be a visit to the local Mae Malai market. A market on the outskirts of Chiang Mai well known as various Hill tribes in the area flock here to buy and sell their food products.
Your guide will take you around the market and show you a variety of different vegetables and fruits you might have never seen or heard of before. 
After an insightful market visit, we travel further to the remote village of Baan Thong Youa by 4x4. This will be the starting point of our trek for the morning. 
Hike through the lush nature while getting an insight in some local knowledge about the jungle from your guide. Passing through different cultural Hill tribes living in the area as we venture further into the jungle. Soak up the fresh air and stunning views along the way. 
The Hill tribes who are used to be famous for their opium trade have now changed their ways to crafts, farming and coffee plantations, get an insightful story telling about the past and the present as we interact with the locals we meet. Local lunch will be served somewhere along the way in natural settings.
After about a 2,5-hour trek, we reach a village called Baang Phong Ngan, a village inhabited by the Lahu Hill tribe. Here we can communicate with some villagers who are going about their daily tasks. This village is also the start where we change legs for bamboo. 
We hop onto our floating raft and float down the magical beautiful river. Watch your paddle man working to keep you safe through the corners and sometimes, if lucky, we catch some bathing buffalos on the way. The level of the water determines our rafting time, but it usually takes around 1 and a half hours. 
After arriving at our boat landing point, the support vehicle will be waiting for us again to bring us back to Chiang Mai city.

icon [b/l/-]

Day 24 - Half day hidden Chiang Mai

You will be picked up at either 08:00 or 13:00. Slow down and soak up the laid-back pace of life in charming Chiang Mai. Gain a great appreciation for the traditions and heritage of the ancient Lanna Kingdom with a unique tour.
Travel to the outskirts of town to visit an herb garden. 
Enjoy the heady aromas of the exotic plants and learn how they are used in traditional Thai cooking. Then board a Longtail Boat for a half-hour cruise on the Mae Ping River. Relax and watch the passing scenery, seeing wooden houses perched on the riverbanks and admiring the old-world charm of the Mae Ping’s neighbourhoods.
Disembark near the city centre at Warorot market. Packed with stalls, Warorot is a great place to mingle with the locals while searching for fresh fruits, spices or any of the other items on sale at this popular market.
From Warorot, climb into a ‘samlor’, a pedal-powered traditional rickshaw. Cruise through the streets of Chiang Mai, passing the ancient city walls and arriving at Wat Phra Singh. Spend time enjoying the serenity of this tranquil, historic temple before returning to the hotel.

icon [b/l/-]

Day 25 - Chiang Mai - Lampang

Today, step back in time with visits to Lamphun and Lampang, two hidden gems in north Thailand.
We will first drive to Lamphun, another of Thailand’s oldest cities, dating back to 700 AD. Start with a visit to Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, a classic example of northern religious architecture. This is one of Thailand’s most revered and ancient temples, containing a holy relic of the Lord Buddha. 
Join the local pilgrims who come to pay homage at this holy site. Before departing Lamphun, stop by Wat Jamathewi which contains the ashes of Queen Jamathewi, Lamphun’s first ruler.
After that, we continue further southern to the ancient town of Lampang. Founded in the 7th century, Lampang is a great starting point for this day of historical discovery. Visit Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao, a beautiful pagoda that housed Thailand’s most famous Emerald Buddha image for more than thirty years. Continue around the town, seeing the remains of the 19th-century city walls and learning about the years when Lampang prospered as a teak trading centre.
After that, continue exploring Lampang with a visit to Wat Phra That Lampang Luang. This is the city’s most important temple and one of the best examples of Lanna architecture. Admire the temple’s intricate carvings and study the incredible mural paintings. Be sure to pause and enjoy the sunset views from this hilltop site.
Transfer to your hotel in Lampang.
Overnight in Lampang

icon [b/l/-]

Day 26 - Lampang - Sukhothai

After breakfast, follow the road further south to the ancient town of Sukhothai, whose name means “dawn of happiness”. Check in your hotel.
After a soft rest, visit Sukhothai Historical Park which was once a walled city surrounded by a moat, the park contains almost 200 ruined chedis in remarkable conditions. Hop on an electric tuk tuk to explore the main sites in the park. These include, Wat Sri Sawai, Wat Sra Sri, Wat Trapang Ngoen, and Wat Mahathat. Another highlight not to be missed is Wat Sri Chum where an enormous Buddha lays in a sitting position.
Late afternoon, join the Sunset food trail by bicycle to explore Sukhothai’s tranquil countryside and rustic villages on two wheels at twilight and savour the delicacies of Sukhothai’s best local eateries. 
Cycle to rice paddy fields to hear the sounds of nature and watch farmers at work, arrive deep into a village and experience local traditions and ways of life. (Note: The activity with the locals depend on the time and season of the year)
For dinner, hop between restaurants and street food vendors, savouring Sukhothai’s best dishes and delicious traditional desserts. Then, return to the hotel with a happy tummy at the end of the day.
Overnight in Sukhothai

icon [b/-/d]

Day 27 - Hidden Sukhothai

After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a fun workshop for making a personal clay amulet Buddha at Baan Phra Phim, a learning center about the amulets of Buddha from the old times. Meet the local expert, Mr. Kob, who will go over the simple making process as well as share some interesting stories about the center and the Buddhas. Then, visit the museum where there  are fun activities from the past such as shooting an arrow and making fire from feldspar. The workshop takes approx. 1.5 hours.
Following the workshop, head out of Sukhothai up north towards the district of Si Satchanalai. Make a visit to a local community, Ban Na Thon Chan, the 2012 PATA Gold Award Winning Project in the heritage and culture category in Si Satchanalai District.  Established over 200 years ago, Ban Na Thon Chan is a local community-based tourism effort offering the balance of natural and cultural heritage to most of visitors. Most villagers are descendants of the ancient Lanna kingdom, and everyday’s life is based on their daily tasks and customs while conserving their local heritage.
Arrive at the village just in time for a local Sukhothai lunch. After lunch, travel as locals normally do in a local transport, called e-tan. Tour around the village, stop at a few houses that carry out different craft such as furniture making, wooden dolls and traditional desserts. Then, walk through a beautiful green rice paddy field and enjoy the nature and scenery.
Overnight in Sukhothai.


Sukhothai – Ban Na Ton Chan (76.9 km): 1.17 hr

icon [b/l/-]

Day 28 - Sukhothai - Kanchanaburi

Depart early further south to Kanchanaburi, which is famous for its exciting WWII-related historical sites, impressive national parks and many other areas of interest.
Upon arrival, embark on a longtail boat and cruise around the River Kwai. Disembark at the pier in Kanchanaburi, next to the ‘Bridge over River Kwai’. Stop for a photo opportunity of the bridge from the ground-level. Then continue for a visit to Death Railway Museum & Research Centre and War Cemetery.
Transfer to your hotel in Kanchanaburi to spend the night.

icon [b/l/-]

Day 29 - Erawan Waterfall

After breakfast, depart for Erawan Waterfall - a beautiful seven-tiered waterfall located in Erawan National Park. The best time to visit is during rainy season from May until September. It is possible to walk up to each tier of these picturesque falls, so be sure to bring good walking shoes. Also remember to bring a swimming suit to cool off in the falls’ natural pools. Then continue by car through the national park area to Phra That Cave - a large mountain cave filled with stunning stalactites and stalagmites.
After lunch, take a short train ride along the infamous ‘Death Railway’ through Kwai Noi Gorge.
After the ride, transfer to the resort.
Dinner at the resort.
Overnight in Kanchanaburi.

icon [b/l/d]

Day 30 - Kanchanaburi - Bangkok - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel, check out and transfer back to a hotel in or the airport in Bangkok.


Kanchanaburi – Bangkok (123 km): 2.11 hr

icon [b/-/-]
Does this tour inspire
Mekong River Tour: 28-Day Following the Mighty Mother River Mekong River Tour: 28-Day Following the Mighty Mother River

- Asia -

Mekong River Tour: 28-Day Following the Mighty Mother River
Cruise / 28 days / fr. $4,350

See why the Mekong River is known as Asia’s lifeblood with this epic adventure. Trace the mighty River as it meanders through big cities and countryside towns through five countries. From the... More

29-day Southeast Asia Spiritual Path 29-day Southeast Asia Spiritual Path

- Asia -

29-day Southeast Asia Spiritual Path
Must-see / 29 days / fr. $3,480

Discover a land that is inherently spiritual and deeply traditional. Visit Southeast Asia’s religious centres, from Chiang Mai to Yangon, Luang Prabang to Siem Reap. Participate in time-honou... More


We believe you have the right to arm yourselves with as much information as possible before making any decision.

Check below our detailed tips & guide for every places to visit in Thailand, recommendation regarding the inclusion in each theme you prefer, and what you can do based on the time frame you have.

bee-white Bangkok

Chiang Mai
bee-white Chiang Mai

bee-white Phuket

Hua Hin
bee-white Hua Hin

Chiang Rai
bee-white Chiang Rai

Koh Samui
bee-white Koh Samui

bee-white Must-see

Check out all the must-see places and things to do & see

Luxury Holiday
bee-white Luxury Holiday

Unique experience combined with top-notch services

Wellness & Leisure
bee-white Wellness & Leisure

Easy excursion combined with week-long beach break

Honeymoon Vacation
bee-white Honeymoon Vacation

Easy excursions combined with unique experience making the long-lasting romantic memories

Family Vacation
bee-white Family Vacation

The combination of fun and educational activities

Trek & Hike
bee-white Trek & Hike

Explore the least visited destinations and unknown experience on foot

bee-white Unseen

Reveal off-the-beatentrack routes, least explored destinations, and unknown tribe groups

Cycling & Biking
bee-white Cycling & Biking

Explore every corners of the destination on two wheels

bee-white Cruise

The combination of some must-see experience and the cruise tour along the mighty rivers

white-icon About 1 week
yellow-icon About 1 week
white-icon About 2 weeks
yellow-icon About 2 weeks
white-icon About 3 weeks
yellow-icon About 3 weeks
white-icon About 4 weeks
yellow-icon About 4 weeks
Already got a plan? REQUEST A FREE QUOTE

Either are you wondering about best time to visit, visa policy, or how to get the cheapest flight, we have your back!

WHAT MORE? Choose the country you plan to visit, then search for your nationality below to see our special travel tips & advice for your country. CONTACT US if you cannot find yours.

Best Time to Visit
bee-white Best Time to Visit
Tourist Visa Policy
bee-white Tourist Visa Policy
Budget & Currency
bee-white Budget & Currency
Getting Flight There
bee-white Getting Flight There
Getting Around
bee-white Getting Around
Internet & Phone
bee-white Internet & Phone
Packing List
bee-white Packing List
Buying & Bargaining
bee-white Buying & Bargaining
Tipping Customs
bee-white Tipping Customs
Useful addresses
bee-white Useful addresses
Safety & Precautions
bee-white Safety & Precautions
Local Etiquette
bee-white Local Etiquette
Travel Insurance
bee-white Travel Insurance
bee-white Vaccinations

Taking a cruise on the fascinating Mekong River offers a unique and memorable travel experience. The Mekong River, one of the longest rivers in Asia, flows through several countries, including China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Each destination along the river offers its own distinct cultural, historical, and natural attractions. In this article, we will go over what you can expect when cruising the Mekong River. 


International travelers to Thailand will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination or ATK test results from October 1st, 2022 onward.

In a new move to attract travelers during peak season, Thailand is doing away with the requirement of needing vaccination certificates or Covid-19 negative results in the case of unvaccinated passengers. Additionally, those infected with Covid-19, but have mild symptoms don’t need to isolate from next month. The same applies to those who test positive but display no symptoms.

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced these changes on Thursday after the National Communicable Diseases Committee (NCDC) had a meeting on Wednesday.

Instead of isolating those who have contracted the disease would be required to wear a mask, socially distance themselves from others and wash their hands frequently for the first five days. They also need to stay away from those who are immunocompromised and vulnerable.

Dr. Sophon Iamsirithaworn, deputy director-general of the Department of Disease Control, informed that since the present Covid-19 mutation doesn’t cause serious symptoms in most people, disease control measures can be relaxed.

National Security Council secretary-general Supoj Malaniyom added that the new measures are being put in place to help improve the economic conditions of the country.

“The primary aim will be to ensure the economy is back on track so people could earn their livelihoods once more,” he said.


How long to spend in Thailand may seem like a ridiculous question to address, but if you have plenty of time and aren’t sure how much to dedicate, this blog will definitely help you out. 

How long can you stay in Thailand? 

Well, as long as you like! From 10 days to a month, there are various ways you can travel across Thailand and uncover its secrets. Advising an ideal trip length for Thailand is a bit of a complex challenge, as it depends on several factors such as the places you wish to visit, the activities you plan to join, or if you want to combine Thailand with its neighbor countries. 

Stay tuned! We are going to sort all these things out including the step-by-step guide to create the best itinerary in Thailand.

bee-white Vietnam
A land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages, Vietnam is both exotic and compelling.
bee-white Cambodia
There's a magic about this charming yet confounding kingdom that casts a spell on visitors. In Cambodia, ancient and modern worlds collide to create an authentic adventure.
bee-white Myanmar
It's a new era for this extraordinary and complex land, where the landscape is scattered with gilded pagodas and the traditional ways of Asia endure.
bee-white Laos
Vivid nature, voluptuous landscapes and a vibrant culture collide with a painful past and optimistic future to make Laos an enigmatic experience for the adventurous.
back top