Tuesday – Bangkok
Depart Bangkok in the afternoon. Relax in one of the bar cars, saloon car or in the privacy of your comfortable cabin. Afternoon tea is served as you travel into Northern Thailand. Later that evening enjoy dinner in one of the beautiful restaurant cars. Retire to your cabin, transformed into a cosy bedroom by your steward.
Wednesday – Chiang Mai
After breakfast in your cabin the train arrives in Chiang Mai where you disembark for a full day’s excursion. Choose from a variety of experiences: City Tour, Elephant camp and ride, handicraft workshops and boutiques. Lunch is included off the train. Return to the train for an afternoon departure and tea served in your cabin. Swap stories of your day’s experiences with fellow guests over dinner and perhaps a drink in the bar car. Overnight on board.
Thursday – Si Satchanalai & Lampang
Breakfast in your cabin before the train arrives at Sawankhaloke. Waiting coaches take you to Si Satchanalai, a former vassal state of Sukhothai, the northernmost citadel of the Khmer empire. Explore the impressive 13th century Bhuddhist temples within this UNESCO World Heritage Site, including Wat Chang Lom “Temple Surrounded by Elephants”. Return to the train at Sila At for lunch while you continue your journey through Thailand.
Mid afternoon disembark at Lampang for a horse-drawn carriage ride to Baan Sao Nok “the house of many pillars”. Enjoy tea as you tour the house which is built in traditional Lanna Thai style and supported on 116 teak pillars. Return to the E&O to prepare for dinner on board and overnight.
Friday – Bangkok
Arrive in Bangkok after breakfast where you disembark.