Thailand Experience

Classic, Bangkok to Bangkok

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Marvel at beautiful Buddhist temples, share smiles with villagers during a remote hillside trek, and dive into southern waters - this comprehensive 20-day tour gets you to the cultural heart of Thailand and its best beaches. After visiting temple ruins, head south for a week of island-hopping in search of great snorkelling and cold drinks on the best beaches. This trip is the perfect introduction to Thailand.

What’s included

  • Local Living: Overnight Rafthouse Excursion, Kanchanaburi Local Living: Koh Klang Homestay, Ko Klang
  • Both itineraries: Klong boat tour (Bangkok)
  • Wat Po entrance and guided tour
  • Doi Suthep temple entrance (Chiang Mai)
  • Hilltribe village trek (3 nts)
  • Temple ruins tour (Ayutthaya)
  • Floating rafthouse stay (Kanchanaburi)
  • River Kwai War Museum visit
  • Erawan Falls visit
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • West Coast: Koh Klang village tour
  • Snorkel trip
  • Local island homestay
  • Free time on spectacular beaches
  • East Coast: Snorkel trip
  • Free time on spectacular beaches

Highlights

  • Tour bangkok's canals to wat po
  • Explore vibrant chiang mai
  • Trek on foot to hilltribe villages
  • Experience ancient ayutthaya
  • Snorkel amongst the colourful marine life
  • Wander quiet beaches and enjoy the scenery

Itinerary

Day 1 Bangkok Arrive at any time. Included Activities: 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. Included Activities: Klong Riverboat Tour Wat Po Visit Overnight Rafthouse Excursion Transport: 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. Explore the Allied War Cemetery, the Thai-Burmese Railway Centre and the JEATH War Museum to learn more about the area's history. Included Activities: Erawan Waterfalls Visit Bridge on the River Kwai Visit Thai/Burma Railway Centre and Allied War Cemetery Visit Transport: 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/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (1B) 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. Included Activities: Temple Ruins Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 5 Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai (1B) Spend a full day exploring Ayutthaya before boarding an overnight train to Chiang Mai. Transport: 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. Included Activities: Doi Suthep Temple Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s)) Private Vehicle
Day 7 Chiang Mai/Ban Mae Chok (1B, 1L, 1D) Stop en route at a local market to stock up before the trek. Visit a nearby waterfall, enjoy a local lunch, then trek for 2 hrs to a Karen village. Opt to explore the village before dinner. Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 1 Transport: Drive to Mok Fah village for a swim in a waterfall before continuing to Baan Pang for lunch. Continue another 30 mins to Huay Nam Dung National Park to start the trek. Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Day 8 Ban Mae Chok/Pa Khao Lam (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy a full day of trekking through the gorgeous scenery of Northern Thailand. Meet Karen villagers and learn about their unique customs and way of life. Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 2
Day 9 Pa Khao Lam/Ban Muang Kut (1B, 1L, 1D) Board a traditional bamboo raft for some leisurely floating downriver. The first stretch of a couple hours will end at Lahu hill tribe village for a short visit with the locals. Hop aboard the raft for a cruise to Shan village for lunch. Then, continue by truck before a short trek to a waterfall and another village for the evening. Included Activities: Bamboo Rafting to Lahu Village Bamboo Rafting to Shan Village Hilltribe Trek Day 3 (Shan Village - Ban Muang Kut)
Day 10 Ban Muang Kut/Chiang Mai (1B, 1L) After breakfast, leave the hilltribe villages behind and head back to Chiang Mai with free time in the afternoon to explore. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 11 Chiang Mai/Bangkok (1B) Enjoy another free day in Chiang Mai to experience more of this fun city before an overnight train to Bangkok. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00-13.00 hours)
Day 12 Bangkok Head out and explore all you can in this sprawling city.
Day 13 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 14 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 15 Krabi (1B, 1L) Spend the day in Krabi, exploring all the area has to offer. Included Activities: Island Hopping Snorkelling Tour
Day 16 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 17 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 18 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 19 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 20 Bangkok Arrive at Bangkok station in the morning. Trip ends on arrival.
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