Thailand Adventure West Coast 2013-2014
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Day 1 Bangkok
Soak up the energy of Thailand's capital, Bangkok. Travel around the city in a tuk-tuk, stroll down Khao San Road and perhaps check out the lively bar scene. After all, Bangkok is Asia's very own city that never sleeps!
Days 2-4 Kanchanaburi/River Kwai
Swap bustling streets for shady waterways on a longtail boat cruise along Chao Phraya River. Gaze up at the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho. Hit the road to Kanchanaburi, home to the Bridge on the River Kwai. Discover the area’s tragic past at Jeath War Museum and swim beneath a seven-tiered waterfall in Erawan National Park. There's even a chance to kayak back to Kanchanaburi, via the infamous Death Railway Bridge.
Day 5 Ayutthaya
Ayuthaya, the ancient capital of Siam, is home to many beautiful, intricately carved temples. Visit Wat Phra Mahathat and Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon with a local guide, before taking an overnight train to Chiang Mai.
Days 6-7 Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai boasts dozens of spas and yoga studios, plus a Night Bazaar packed with bargain buys. Maybe choose to hone culinary skills at a Thai cooking class before hailing a songthaew to the temple complex of Doi Suthep.
Day 8 Doi Mae Salong
Head through undulating green valleys lined with tea plantations to picturesque Doi Mae Salong. Go underground to explore a fascinating cave system.
Day 9 Homestay
Experience village life on an overnight stay and, in the evening, enjoy a khantohk dinner and dance performance.
Days 10-11 Hilltribe Trek
Hike through remote villages and learn about hilltribe cultures. Stay in simple huts and trek over lush rice terraces carved into the hills.
Day 12 Chiang Rai
Explore Chiang Mai’s ‘little sister’ – Chiang Rai. While here, an evening boat cruise on the Mekong River is a great way to finish the day.
Day 13 Chiang Mai
Why not enjoy a traditional Thai massage before taking an overnight train to Bangkok.
Days 14-16 Bangkok
Back in the city, meander through the extensive Chatuchak Weekend Market or explore vibrant Chinatown. Perhaps mark the end of the tour by picking up some colourful handicrafts or souvenirs.
Days 17-18 Ao Nang/Krabi
Soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches of Krabi before taking a snorkelling day trip to Phi Phi Island.
Days 19-20 Ko Yao Noi
Sail around admiring Phang-Nga Bay's spectacular jagged cliffs and islands before pulling on a mask for more fantastic snorkelling. A tour of Ko Yao Noi provides a fascinating glimpse of daily life on a tropical island.
Days 21-23 Phuket
Take a refreshing dip in a waterfall en route to Phuket's Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre. There is so much to see and do on Thailand's largest island. Bungee jump, go deep-sea fishing, take in a cabaret show or kick back with a cocktail for a seaside sunset.
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Discover the riches of Thailand in this epic trip from north to south. On this adventure we take you from the bright lights and crazy sights of Bangkok city to the serenity of the rainforest, from atmospheric ruins to tropical sun-drenched islands like Samui, Tao and Pha-Ngan. If you're after the idyllic Thailand getaway with the perfect blend of northern adventure and southern relaxation, then this tour is definitely for you.
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Guesthouse (10 nts)
Hilltribe village (2 nts)
Homestay (1 nt)
Hotel (5 nts)
Overnight sleeper train (3 nts)
Rafthouse (1 nt)
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