This is the ultimate Thailand experience for every kind of traveller. This 24-day trip combines the best highlights of Northern Thailand, with the picturesque, tropical islands of the south. Experience cultural touchstones like the former capital city of Ayutthaya and a hilltribe trek outside of Chiang Mai and then head south to discover some of the most idyllic beaches in the entire world. Want Thailand? You've got it.
Duration: 24 Days
Guide (Language): english
Start City: Bangkok, Thailand
Guaranteed Departure: No
Physical Demand: Average
Trip Rating: 0%
Trip ID: 153323
End City: Bangkok, Thailand
|Duration: 24 Days||Guaranteed Departure: Yes|
|For lovers of:||Physical rating: Average|
|Accommodation standard: Budget%||Traveller Tour Rating: 0%|
|Your Guide: English speaking||Tour code: 153323|
|Starts: Bangkok, Thailand||Finishes: Bangkok, Thailand|
Arrive at any time.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Enjoy a klong boat tour of Bangkok including a visit to Wat Po. 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)
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.
Erawan Waterfalls Visit
Bridge on the River Kwai Visit
Thai/Burma Railway Centre and Allied War Cemetery Visit
Enjoy a short drive to view the beautiful Erawan Waterfalls. (1-2 hours per direction)
Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours)
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
Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 150km)
Spend a full day exploring Ayutthaya before boarding an overnight train to Chiang Mai.
Overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))
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))
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))
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
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))
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. Enjoy a local cooking class with dinner.
Travel to Chiang Rai and start exploring.
Private Vehicle (4.50-5.00 hours, 274km)
Visit the town of Mae Sai and the Opium Museum.
Mae Sai Visit
Opium Museum Visit
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)
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)
Take a half-day guided bike tour of Sukhothai Historical Park and explore the area with some free time.
Sukhothai Bicycle Tour
Travel to Bangkok and enjoy some time for last minute shopping.
Local bus (6.00-7.00 hours, 422km)
Fly to Krabi and drive to nearby Ao Nang. Enjoy free time exploring the small town or relaxing on its beautiful beaches.
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
Plane (1.00 hour(s))
Spend a free day in the area. Opt for a day trip to idyllic Railay Beach, to head out on a snorkelling trip or go rock climbing on the limestone karsts. This area boasts plenty of activities such as kayaking, diving, snorkelling, jungle trekking, whitewater rafting and quad biking.
Take a ferry to the secluded island of Koh Lanta. Spend some free time before a beach barbecue for dinner.
Ferry (2.25 hour(s))
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.
Travel to tiny Koh Ngai and experience more of Thailand's pristine paradise. Opt to relax, snorkel or trek rainforest trails to deserted beaches.
Ferry (1.00 hour(s))
Enjoy an included snorkelling trip to nearby Koh Chuek and experience the amazing Emerald Cave of Koh Mook.
Island Snorkelling Tour
After a lazy beach morning, travel back to the mainland and board an overnight sleeper train for Bangkok.
Ferry to Pakmeng Pier, and continue on to Trang in a private transfer.
Ferry (2.00 hour(s))
Overnight train (beds) (15.00 hour(s))
Arrive at Bangkok station in the morning. Trip ends on arrival.
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Trip Name: Thailand Encompassed
Duration: 24 Days
From Price: 1999
Trip Code: 153323
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