The south to north journey from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is one of the region’s most memorable train rides. Joining the 4-day trip, you have opportunity to explore spellbinding highlights such as former Thai capitals Ayutthaya and Sukothai, the town of Phitsanulok where many of the Buddha statues in Thailand are moulded, sculptured and painted. Let’s come and enjoy with us!
- Enjoy beauty of two cities by a unique way - rail and ride
- Visit Chiang Mai - one of the most famous city of Southern Thailand
- Explore Bangkok capital with high-demanded attractions: Ayutthaya temple, King Narai’s palace, Sukhothai,..
- Bike and helmet
- Snacks during the trip
- English Speaking Guide
- Drinking water during the trip
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
- Sightseeing tickets and zone entrance fees where mentioned in the itinerary
- Tips for hotel porters and driverLuggage transfers all the way from Bangkok to Phitsanulok
- Train tickets from Bangkok to Ayutthaya (2nd class fan), Ayutthaya to Lopburi (2nd class fan), Lopburi to Phitsanulok (2nd class fan), and Phitsanulok to Chiang Mai (2nd class fan overnight train)
What's Not Included
- Tips for guide
- Visa arrangement
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Credit card/bank transfer fees
- International and domestic flights
- Meals other than mentioned above
- Soft drinks, or beverages beyond water
- Beverage and alcoholic drinks at mealtimes
- Personal expenditure (laundry, telephone etc.)
- Energy drinks or powders, performance bars, or performance gels (Gatorade, Powerbars, Gu, Isostar, etc)
- Any other services not clearly mentioned in the itinerary and in the inclusive portion
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Guests are picked up from their hotel in Bangkok for transfer to Hua Lampong train station. Board the train and enjoy a leisurely ride first through the suburbs of the Thai capital before passing farmlands and local communities as the train journeys to Ayutthaya.
Upon arrival at the train station in Ayutthaya, transfer to the starting point of the cycling trip. Then start the ride through the Ayutthaya Historical Park and see the more classical side of Ayutthaya – the ancient temples and the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mostly urban cycling with some time spent in and around parks. Lunch at Malakor, a local Thai restaurant.
After lunch, embark on a private transfer to Bang Pa-in Summer Palace, south of Ayutthaya. Visit the beautiful palace, followed by Wat Niwet Thammaprawat, the Gothic style temple. Today’s tour ends here and transfer to your hotel in the city. Overnight in Ayutthaya.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up and transferred to the train station to board the train and head north to small town of Lopburi.
Upon arrival in Lopburi, make a short walking tour in Lopburi town to Prang Som Yod, situated just opposite the railway station, which is famous for the many monkeys inhabiting the grounds. After that, proceed by van transfer to King Narai’s palace, where 350 years ago high-level trade and foreign diplomacy took place. French missions proposing Catholicism and a Greek adventurer as de facto ruler are a few of the interesting – and rarely heard– stories from the Sukhothai era. Then continues further along the Lopburi River to a local restaurant for lunch, before guests head back to the train station to board the train to Phitsanulok.
Upon arrival at the train station in Phitsanulok, guests transfer to the hotel for dinner and their overnight stay.
Overnight in Phitsanulok
Early breakfast at the hotel, depart the hotel around 07:00 for transfer to Sukhothai and start a full day ‘join’ cycling in Sukhothai. The cycling tour starts from a small village on Sukhothai’s outskirts known as Ban Kheay. Take a dirt road passing through endless rice paddies with beautiful views of the Kao Laung mountain range in Ramkhamhang National Park. Arriving at the Southern Gate, explore some of Sukhothai’s famous ancient ruins. Marvel at beautiful Buddhist and Hindu architecture and be exposed. The tour offers the visitor a guided cultural experience, learning about Sukhothai’s history and complex architecture as well as the story of Buddhism in Thailand. After a delicious local lunch, continue riding along small irrigation canals (Klong Mae Lampan) passing through rural villages before arriving back to town.
Transfer back to Phitsanulok to board the overnight train to Chiang Mai.