Beautiful Thailand

Highlights

Take a comprehensive journey around magical Thailand, Glide along Bangkok's waterways, Visit beautiful Wat Pho, Have your fortune read in historic Ayutthaya, Delve into history at the Bridge on the River Kwai, Trek through remote hilltribe villages, Learn the unsettled past of the Golden Triangle

Tour description provided by Intrepid

This was the tour that started it all for Intrepid - and it remains one of our most popular. Northern Thailand is among the greatest adventure destinations on the planet and this journey shows why - hiking among hilltribes near Chiang Mai, sailing on rivers like Chao Phraya River in Bangkok and calling in to visit friendly and colourful villages. Come along and see why this has become the benchmark for all other Intrepid Travel journeys.

Itinerary

Day 1 Bangkok
Loud, bright, chaotic and delightful, Bangkok is a city of modern excesses intermingled with simple traditions, all wrapped up in the famous smiles of the locals.
Days 2-4 Kanchanaburi/River Kwai
Famed as the location of the Bridge on the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi is a beautiful town surrounded by verdant jungle, waterfalls and rivers.
Day 5 Ayuthaya
Once a glorious city with golden palaces and grand buildings, Ayuthaya was destroyed by the Burmese and is now a typical Thai town with impressive ruins.
Days 6-7 Chiang Mai
Awash with stunning temples, fabulous markets and a lively city centre, charming Chiang Mai is rich in culture and the gateway to the northern hilltribes.
Day 8 Doi Mae Salong
A relatively new village and part of Thailand's infamous 'Golden Triangle' area, Doi Mae Salong is a land of tea plantations, hilltribe villages and cherry blossoms.
Day 9 Homestay
An experience like no other, spend the night with a welcoming Thai family, learning about their lives and traditions before sharing a delicious dinner.
Days 10-11 Hilltribe Trek
Meet the hilltribes of Northern Thailand while walking through lush, verdant jungle, enjoying the hospitality, cuisine and friendliness of the people who call this area of Thailand home.
Day 12 Chiang Rai
The charming city of Chiang Rai still has a small-town feel and is a lovely place to explore with a colourful night market and downtown area.
Day 13 Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai means 'new city', even though it was founded in 1296! It's a favourite among travellers due to its relaxed feel and cultural richness.
Days 14-15 Bangkok
Bangkok is more than just colourful city streets, khlongs (canals) weave their way through suburbs, forest parks green up the city and Buddhist temples help bring serenity.