Thailand Discovery

Classic, Bangkok to Bangkok

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Get the best of Thailand's culture, sacred sites and beaches on this 18-day adventure. Explore the north’s Golden Triangle and cycle the streets of ancient Sukhothai before heading south for peaceful island beaches. You'll explore the perfect islands and swim in the incredible waters. This trip offers the classic Thai experience—a great combination of must-see highlights and free time to do your own thing.

What’s included

  • Hands-on: Cooking Class, Chiang Mai Local Living: Koh Klang Homestay, Ko Klang
  • Both itineraries: Klong boat tour (Bangkok)
  • Wat Po entrance and guide
  • Bicycle trip around historical Sukhothai (half-day)
  • Opium Museum entrance (Chiang Rai)
  • Elephant Conservation Centre visit
  • Doi Suthep temple entrance (Chiang Mai)
  • Local khantoke-style meal in Chiang Mai
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • West Coast: Koh Klang village tour
  • Local island homestay
  • Free time on spectacular beaches
  • East Coast: Snorkel trip
  • Free time on spectacular beaches

Highlights

  • Explore buddhist temples and palaces
  • Relax on a stunning beach
  • Snorkel through crystal-clear waters
  • Savour a home-cooked khantoke-style meal at a local home in chiang mai

Itinerary

Day 1 Bangkok Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Bangkok/Sukhothai (1B) Take a guided longboat tour of Bangkok's klongs and Wat Po before travelling to Sukhothai. Included Activities: Klong Riverboat Tour Wat Po Guided Tour Transport: Local bus (6.00-7.00 hours, 422km)
Day 3 Sukhothai (1B) Take a half-day guided bike tour of Sukhothai Historical Park and explore the area with some free time. Included Activities: Sukhothai Bicycle Tour
Day 4 Sukhothai/Lampang (1B) Arrive at Lampang in the afternoon, in time for an optional traditional horse cart ride through town. Transport: Local bus (4.00 hour(s), 213km)
Day 5 Lampang/Chiang Rai (1B) Visit the Elephant Conservation Centre before continuing on to the Golden Triangle. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 315km)
Day 6 Chiang Rai (1B) Visit the town of Mai Sai and the Opium Museum. Included Activities: Mae Sai Visit Opium Museum Visit
Day 7 Chiang Rai/Chiang Mai (1B) Travel to Chiang Mai and take a guided tour of Doi Suthep temple. Included Activities: Doi Suthep Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
Day 8 Chiang Mai (1B, 1D) Enjoy free time to explore Chiang Mai. Opt for a bicycle tour, a visit the Mae Sa waterfall, shopping at the night market, or getting a traditional Thai massage. Learn about Thai cuisine with an included local market tour and cooking class, feasting on the results. Included Activities: Cooking Class
Day 9 Chiang Mai/Bangkok (1B) Explore more of Chiang Mai before taking an overnight train to Bangkok. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00-13.00 hours)
Day 10 Bangkok Head out and explore all you can in this sprawling city.
Day 11 Bangkok/Ko Klang (1B, 1D) After a short flight to Krabi, head to a homestay on Koh Klang. Visit a local government-supported project to help build local communities, then relax and soak in the southern Thai culture. Included Activities: Koh Klang Homestay Koh Klang Village Tour Koh Klang Boat Trip Transport: Transfer about 1hr to the airport in Bangkok for the short flight to the south. On arrival, drive about 45 mins to Koh Klang. Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Day 12 Ko Klang/Krabi (1B) After breakfast, take a private boat to Jao Fah Pier and drive to Ao Nang beach in Krabi. En route to catch the boat, stop at the local Department of Fisheries. Ao Nang in Krabi is a virtual paradise for anyone looking for relaxation or adventure. White sandy beaches with swaying coconut palms, incredible cliffs, and heaps of exciting excursions provide entertainment in all forms. Try kayaking, snorkelling, or diving, or choose to lounge on the beach. The small village of Ao Nang still retains its tranquil pace of life, while offering a host of shops, bars, and charming restaurants. Included Activities: Department of Fisheries Visit Transport: Travel to Ao Nang Beach, stopping along the way. Boat
Day 13 Krabi (1B, 1L) Spend the day in Krabi, exploring all the area has to offer. Included Activities: Island Hopping Snorkelling Tour
Day 14 Krabi/Railay Beach (1B) Stay one night in a guesthouse on Railay Beach. This area boasts plenty of activities such as sea kayaking, diving, snorkelling, jungle trekking, cooking, whitewater rafting and quad biking. Feel free to lounge on the beach, too. Transport: Boat
Day 15 Railay Beach/Koh Lanta (1B) Travel to Koh Lanta. Enjoy two days on one of the more tranquil beaches in the area. Opt to relax, snorkel or explore. Transport: Transfer to the ferry and on the other end in Koh Lanta. Ferry (2.00 hour(s))
Day 16 Koh Lanta (1B) Opt for a day trip to nearby Koh Rok where you can snorkel at Koh Rok's national park, trek to a view point and enjoy a picnic lunch.
Day 17 Koh Lanta/Krabi (1B) After a lazy beach morning, transfer to the train station for an overnight train to Bangkok. Transport: Ferry Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s)) Basic overnight train (beds) (9.00-10.00 hours)
Day 18 Bangkok Arrive at Bangkok station in the morning. Trip ends on arrival.
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