On arrival you are met by our airport representative and taken to your car where your driver will then transfer you in a private vehicle to your hotel, where you are free to relax for the evening.
Bangkok is gaining recognition for its art, culture, food, shopping, hospitality and aﬀordability. The city combines some of Asia’s oldest and most elaborately adorned temples with modern shopping malls and skyscrapers – a city that packs in so many sights and attractions you won’t know where to begin. However, your friendly and knowledgeable local guide will give you a helping hand and introduce you to some of Bangkok’s most famous sights – including the impressive Grand Palace (former residence of the Thai monarchy), Wat Phra Kaew (home of the Emerald Buddha) and Wat Po (housing Thailand’s largest reclining Buddha at 46m long and 15m high).
Today, you will travel like a local using a number of varied transport options to include klong (or canal) boat, public bus, the Chao Phraya River public ferry and the elevated BTS or Skytrain.
Picked up early for a full day tour. We will stop for lunch along route, which is not included. If you wish to visit anywhere else you have seen in the guide book then please let the guide know in the morning.
This morning, we drive to Kanchanaburi where you visit the famous ridge on the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and JEATH War Museum. We then experience a Thai train to Hellﬁre Pass and walk down the cutting dug by Allied POWs during World War II. Australian, Dutch, British and other Allied POWs, worked 18 hours a day in order to complete the cutting. It took 6 weeks to construct. It was the most diﬃcult cutting to dig as it was the largest rock cutting along the entire railway. There is an excellent museum to explore as part of our stop where you will learn more about the POW’s experience as well as viewing a section of the Burma Death Railway.
We then drive to the River Kwai where we board a long tail boat for the exhilarating ride to our hotel, a ﬂoating raf house on the river.
This morning we take the train to the incredible tented boutique Hintok River Camp, which will be your base for the next day. This luxurious River Kwai accommodation is the perfect place to relax in the abundant nature of the region. We ﬁrst head for an elephant trek through the hillsides followed by a relaxing afernoon by the natural spring water pool.
This morning we visit the incredible Erawan National Park, home to the most incredible waterfalls. We then head in the afernoon to Ayutthaya. Upon arrival the rest of the afernoon and evening is free
This morning we take a short tour around the temples of Ayuthaya, before joining a cruise back to Bangkok with lunch on board. Arriving back at around 16.30, we head to the airport for your ﬂight north to Chiang Rai. Upon arrival we get you all checked in your hotel. If there is time we will then head out to visit the Night Market.
You will probably be tired from all the travelling today so please just let our guide know if you would prefer to have a relaxing evening at the hotel.
Overnight: Chiang Rai
Afer breakfast we visit the white temple of Wat Rhong Khun – this is a spectacular temple like no other and is perfect for the kids with its mystical theme.
This afernoon we then drive to the Kok River where we board a longtail boat and journey along the river towards Ta Thon. The trip along the Kok River allows us time to enjoy the surroundings before disembarking at Ta Thon. We then drive for an hour and a half into the northern hill region around Mae Kampong. The district is perfect for meeting these colorful hill tribe people who can give you an insight into their unique lifestyle and customs. We have organized a homestay this evening giving you an incredible opportunity to live with a local family and learn some of their customs. You’ll also of course have an opportunity to try some home cooked food!
Overnight: Chiang Mai
This morning we have a local breakfast and say goodbye to your host family.
We then transfer further into the hills, taking in incredible views before arriving at Hmong Lodge. This is the perfect place to spend the day and night to relax before we head to the bustling city of Chiang Mai and then on to the beach! Your guide will take you around the local hill-tribes where you will meet and interact more with the locals.
Overnight: Chiang Mai
After breakfast we start our transfer across to Chiang Mai for the end of your northern part of this holiday. On route we stop oﬀ at Doi Suthep. Upon arrival in Chiang Mai we set you up in your accommodation and recommend some great places to dine out.
Overnight: Chiang Mai
This morning starts with an adrenaline ﬁlled zip-line experience, before heading back to Chiang Mai for a Trishaw ride around the city. We take in all the local spots and of course stop for some shopping
We will then return to the hotel before visiting the Night Market in the evening – a shopper’s paradise!
Overnight: Chiang Mai
This morning we transfer via car to the airport where you’ll ﬂy direct down to Surat Thani and onwards to Koh Sok to check-in to your tree house accommodation. The evening you are free to explore and have dinner before your adventure day tomorrow.
Today you have a range of full day tours to choose from to really get the most out of your Koh Sok experience. The Sok canoe tour, full day rafting, trek and cave adventure and also the elephant treks and river tubing all work fantastically well for families and are my top recommendations for you.
This morning we transfer via car down to Phuket to check in for your stay on the beach.
Free time in Phuket
Today you transfer back to Phuket Airport by private car where your program ends.
|Bangkok||Furama Silom||Aetas Lumpini||AriyasomVilla|
|Kanchanaburik||River Kwai Jungle Rabs||The Floathouse||The Floathouse|
|Hintok River Camp|
|Ayutthaya||Kantary Hotel||Sala AyuDhaya||Iudia on the River|
|Chiang Rai||Laluna Hotel & Resort||Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort||The Legend Boutique River Resort|
|Chiang Mai||Mae Kampong Homestay (Basic accommodation)|
|Hmong Hilltribe Lodge|
|Rimping Village||Tamarind Village||U Chiang Mai|
|Khao Sok||Our Jungle House|
|Phuket||Novotel Kamala Resort||Dewa Phuket Resort||Mom Tri’s Villa Royale|
Prices will vary depending on when you want to travel, and how many people will be travelling in your party. Please contact us on [email protected] to enquire. Remember we are able to change any or all of the itinerary above, so please let us know what you would like and we will be sure to adapt it as such.
Included In Our Services
- 17 Night Accommodation at the stated hotels / homestays including breakfast.
- Private tours and transfers with air conditioned vehicles as specified in our itinerary.
- All entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary.
- Escorted by English Speaking Guide (except for Phuket Portion).
- Bottled water and refreshing towels per person on full day excursions.
Not Included In Our Services
- Visa to Thailand
- International or domestic air fares
- Personal expenses
- Other excursions, meals and beverages than stated in the itinerary
- Early check-in, late check-out and other services not mentioned in the itinerary
- Drinks during meals, hotel extras and other expenditure of personal nature
- Travel insurance
- Tip for your tour guides