Day 1 Bangkok Arrive at any time.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Bangkok/Kanchanaburi (1B, 1D) Enjoy a klong boat tour of Bangkok including a visit to Wat Pho. Travel to Kanchanaburi and head to your floating rafthouse accommodation. Enjoy free time to explore.
Klong Riverboat Tour
Wat Po Visit
Overnight Rafthouse Excursion
Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 129km)
Day 3 Kanchanaburi (1B) Enjoy a day of sightseeing at Erawan Falls and the Bridge on the River Kwai.
Erawan Waterfalls Visit
Bridge on the River Kwai Visit
Enjoy a short drive to view the beautiful Erawan Waterfalls. (1-2 hours per direction)
Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours)
Day 4 Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya (1B) Explore the Allied War Cemetery and the Thai-Burmese Railway Centre to learn more about the area's history. Travel to Ayutthaya and visit the historical sites of the old capital city. Opt to visit Chan Kasem National Museum and Chao Sam Phraya Museum.
Temple Ruins Tour
Thai/Burma Railway Centre and Allied War Cemetery Visit
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 5 Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai (1B) Spend a full day exploring Ayutthaya before boarding an overnight train to Chiang Mai.
Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))
Day 6 Chiang Mai Chiang Mai is a vibrant city with heaps to see and do. Famous for its night market, cooking classes, and Muay Thai, it's a feat to fit it all in.
Doi Suthep Temple Visit
Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
Day 7 Chiang Mai/Ban Pha Mon (1B, 1L, 1D) Tucked away in the hills of northern Thailand is where the most colourful and unchanged traditional communities can be found. Trek through forests and rural terrains to visit some of these diverse hilltribe villages; often, each will have their own unique language, clothing style, and belief system that differs significantly from those of neighbouring tribes. You are well looked after by your CEO and local guides, who take the responsibility of preparing all meals and carrying food supplies.
The exact itinerary of the walking on this trip may change from time to time, taking into account the weather and local conditions. Also, please note there may be times when the use of video and/or still cameras may be inappropriate -- your CEO and guides will be able to advise you. Be prepared for the accommodation to be basic; remember, it's all about an authentic and unique experience!
Hilltribe Trek Day 1
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Day 8 Ban Pha Mon/Ban Muang Pam (1B, 1L, 1D) Trek for about six hours and between villages, over farmlands and grasslands and acend to the ridgeline. Learn about bush medicine, seasonal fruits and plants and seeds. Slip on your wet shoes and descend to the Huew Hin Poon Creek for lunch.
Here, go for a swim and help the local guides make a friction fire and prepare lunch. Continue another hour and a half to the jungle Buddhist temple outside the second village. Spend the night in the Karen village learn about wood carving, weaving and cooking. Opt to learn about medicine from a shaman or play football with the locals.
Hilltribe Trek Day 2
Day 9 Ban Muang Pam/Chiang Mai (1B, 1L) After breakfast, leave the village and continue on, stopping at other villages along the way. Arrive at Tham Lod, a 1666m deep cave. Enter by bamboo raft and move to different chambers - a truly unique experience. After lunch, drive back to Chiang Mai for some free time to explore.
Hilltribe Trek Day 3
Pickup truck (4.00 hour(s))
Day 10 Chiang Mai (1B, 1D) Enjoy free time to explore Chiang Mai. Opt for a bicycle tour, a visit the Mae Sai waterfall, shopping at the night market, or getting a traditional Thai massage. Enjoy a local cooking class with dinner.
Day 11 Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai (1B) Travel to Chiang Rai and start exploring.
Private Vehicle (4.50-5.00 hours, 274km)
Day 12 Chiang Rai (1B) Visit the town of Mae Sai and the Opium Museum.
Mae Sai Visit
Opium Museum Visit
Day 13 Chiang Rai/Lampang (1B, 1D) Continue on to Lampang and enjoy a homestay in a traditional Lanna village. Participate in craft demonstrations and opt to help prepare a local meal.
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 315km)
Day 14 Lampang/Sukhothai (1B, 1L) Take in traditional morning activities, followed by lunch in the village. Travel to Sukhothai and enjoy a free afternoon.
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 213km)
Day 15 Sukhothai (1B) Take a half-day guided bike tour of Sukhothai Historical Park and explore the area with some free time.
Sukhothai Bicycle Tour
Day 16 Sukhothai/Bangkok (1B) Travel to Bangkok and enjoy some time for last minute shopping.
Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 422km)
Day 17 Bangkok/Ko Samui (1B) With tons to do in the area, spend the next couple of days enjoying this tropical paradise.
Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
Plane (1.00 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Ferry (2.00 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
Day 18 Ko Samui (1B) Relax on the beach or visit the bustling little town. Opt for a snorkelling trip in Ang Thong Marine Park.
Day 19 Ko Samui/Ko Pha Ngan (1B) Take a ferry to nearby Ko Pha-Ngan, with time to explore the island's waterfalls, swim in lagoons, hike, or relax. If it's the right time, opt to take part in the island's famous Full Moon Party.
Transfer to the ferry terminal and board for the short ride to Ko Pha-Ngan.
Ferry (0.75 hour(s))
Day 20 Ko Pha Ngan (1B) With everything from yoga and meditation courses, natural beauty, and its famous full moon parties, Ko Pha-Ngan has something for everyone.
Day 21 Ko Pha Ngan/Ko Tao (1B) Travel by ferry to Ko Tao, in English known as ‘turtle island’. While most of the visitors spend their days in the water, in the evening the beach bars and hotels spill over with people looking to share their tales of the days activities and a cold beer or two. Want to discover the fascinating coral and marine life inhabiting the area? Pre-book the Open Water Half Day Dive Experience extra to take two dives, guided by the experts.
Transfer to the ferry in Ko Pha-Ngan and on the other end in Ko Tao.
Ferry (2.50 hour(s))
Day 22 Ko Tao (1B, 1L) Enjoy an included snorkelling trip from Ko Tao through Ko Nang Yuan.
Day 23 Ko Tao (1B) Depart at any time. If booking a flight out of Ko Samui airport, the earliest departure time should be 11:00 am
Want to take the hassle out of getting back to Bangkok? Book the Bangkok Express, a two-day post-tour Extra. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book.
Add the “Bangkok Express: Ko Tao to Bangkok” to your adventure and make your way back to bustling Bangkok with the guidance of a CEO. This nifty post-tour Extra includes a ferry to the mainland where you’ll board an overnight train to Bangkok arriving in the city early the next morning. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book.