TOUR 8A – A Meander in North Thailand: Small group travel package
14 Days. From AUD $2,590


This 14 day tour package is the first part of our Meander all tour.

While all Baktrax best tour packages will show you the real cultures of the destinations you visit, the slow travel Meander trips are more suitable for those visiting Thailand who want to see a cross-section of what it’s all about by staying in fewer destinations for longer.

Travel slowly for real local experiences you will always remember.


This North Thailand Meander group tour takes in the better known destinations of Bangkok and Chiang Mai as well as the three less visited provinces of Phitsanulok, Chai Naat and Lopburi.



S (3-star hotels x 6 nights, 2-star hotels x 7 nights.

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chedi temple in Chiang Mai Thailand
statue of the teaching buddha at a thai temple
a collection of statues of the meditating buddha

From AUD $2,590

Group Size: Minimum 1, Maximum 8

Guaranteed to depart

English speaking tour coordinator



  • Three-star hotels, (6 nights).
  • Two-star  hotels, (7 nights).

Bus, Train, Taxi, Plane.

Day Trips
None included.  

Entry Fees
All included when part of the itinerary.

15 meals included as per itinerary.
B = Breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner.


Day 1:

Tonight our North Thailand meander small group tour package will stay in; BANGKOK - Our North Thailand small group tour officially starts when you check into your Bangkok hotel. A welcoming dinner will be had in the evening. If you arrive early enough your free time could be spent visiting the enormous Chatuchak weekend market and/or, Wat Phra Kaew & the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, MBK or Siam shopping centres or take a boat ride with the locals on the Chao Phraya express to some local shops/markets in nearby Nonthaburi province.         

A few of the dozens of other options may be Vimanmek Teak Mansion, Chinatown, Wat Traimit, Jim Thompsons House, Silom or Sukhumvit road shops.         

OR? Maybe just lay back by the pool and/or have a traditional Thai Massage. A month in the Big Mango wouldn't allow enough time to see it all. D.

Day 2:

BANGKOK -  A free day to recover from any jet lag by the pool or get out and experience what this truly amazing city has to offer.  Our tour coordinator available to point you in the right direction whether it be sightseeing and/or shopping or a real Thai meal experience that can only be had in Thailand.

One of the most visited cities in the world and it won't take long for you to find out why. B.


Day 3:

Tonight our slow local experience small group tour will stay in; CHIANG MAI - After breakfast, our group tour will take a short domestic flight to the Rose of the north in Chiang Mai.

The rest of the day free to start our exploration of the Northern Thai capital.

Just a few of the easy to visit sights by foot, Tuk Tuk or Sawngthaew, (share taxi) include Wat Phra Singh, Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Jet Yot and Wat Phan Tao among dozens of others.

If you don't temple out there is still the mountaintop temple of Phra That Doi Suthep, approx fifteen kilometres away in a national park. For shoppers it doesn't get much better than Chiang Mai. After a day at Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Centre, Worowat Market, and/or dozens of other speciality shops all over the place you can barter hard at the famous Night Bazaar. Arts and crafts, textiles, silver and clothing are but a few of the great bargains to be had in Chiang Mai. A budget trip to a dentist is another possibility as well.  B.

Day 4:

CHIANG MAI - With all of the above and more you'll be glad to have almost three totally free days to meander in this traveller's favourite destination. B.

Day 5:

See Day 4. Still lots to do and see. More shopping most likely along the way B.

Day 6:

Tonight our small group slow travel tour will stay in; SUKOTHAI - This morning our small group tour will take a bus to the first capital of Thailand, Sukhothai, arriving mid-afternoon.

The rest of the day is free to relax or explore before dinner.

While the centuries-old, Old Sukhothai is the main reason for our visit New Sukhothai is an interesting town in itself.

A great Night Market will get the taste buds going for a start. Grazing with entrees from the nearby street food vendors is a great way to start. B.  

Day 7:


SUKHOTHAI - Sukhothai Historical Park; A local operator will take our group tour by Tuk Tuk to explore the old ruins of Sukhothai which is now a wonderful UNESCO World Heritage-listed historical park. B.


Day 8:

SUKHOTHAI - A full day to explore New Sukhothai at leisure. Small enough for a meander while checking out the local food scene and other markets.  Maybe a Thai massage. The choice is yours; lazy or busy? B.

Day 9:

Tonight our  Thailand adventure tour package will stay in; CHAI NAAT - A  bit more adventurous today as we get on the baktrax as we change to very local buses which will see our small group tour in the central province of Chai Naat. This baktrax destination will give you a great chance to experience a rarely visited Thai provincial capital. B.

Day 10:

CHAI NAAT - A free day to explore Chai-Nat which has a bird park as it's main attraction. Another local street vendors market or a fabulous floating restaurant on the Chao Praya river are two of the better options for dinner. B.

Day 11:

Tonight our small group Thailand adventure tour package will stay in; LOPBURI - Two even more adventurous bus trips with the locals will see our small group tour in the once important historical, but now monkey ruled town of Lopburi.  

Lopburi is one of the oldest cities in Thailand dating back to before the 11th century which accounts for some of the Khmer style architecture of the old temples. B.

Day 12:

LOPBURI - A free day in the historical section of old Lopburi to explore the many ruins right beside or close to our accommodation. These include The former Royal Palace of Phra Narai Ratchaniwet with its small but interesting museum, Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat, Prang Khaek and Prang Sam Yot with the latter usually covered in the local monkey population.  We may also see a monkey or two roaming freely around town.

Lopburi also has a great night food vendors market which sets up daily in the streets for a truly local dining experience with the locals. 

The number of vendors will amaze us once again with yet another chance to taste some great Thai food that very few tourists get to try. Hoi Tawt, (mussels in batter), is just one of the local favs. B.

Day 13:

Tonight our small group Thailand travel tour will stay in; BANGKOK - A morning local train experience sees our small group tour back in Bangkok.

Rest of the day is free to sight see or shop with a Tuk Tuk ride being the local way to get around. In the evening a farewell dinner will be had. B. D.

Day 14:

Our North Thailand Meander small group travel package is officially over when we check out of our Bangkok accommodation. An airport transfer is organised for you also. B.

You just had a travel experience in Thailand that very few tourists can even comprehend.

Once again some of the lesser known places are on the best tour packages for real travellers who want to see real Thailand on a slow travel local experiences tour.

Tour Departure Dates

01 Jun, 06 Jul, 03 Aug, 07 Sep, 05 Oct, 02 Nov, 07 Dec

04 Jan, 01 Feb, 07 Mar, 04 Apr, 02 May, 06 Jun, 04 Jul, 01 Aug, 05 Sep, 03 Oct, 07 Nov, 05 Dec

Any other date on application. (Minimum two people).


P/P, land only;
AUD $2,590
Single Suppliment: AUD $1,610