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This 21-day whirlwind experience of Thailand brings together all the cultural beauty of the north with the stunning nature of the south. Discover the gorgeous temples of ancient Ayutthaya, roam the bustling streets of Bangkok, and swim in the idyllic waters of the south's coastal paradise. See Thailand the right way on this journey of a lifetime.


Duration: 21 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: 3 - Average
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 153324
Starts: Bangkok, Thailand Finishes: Bangkok, Thailand
You will visit
  • Bangkok
  • Bangkok

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Bangkok/Kanchanaburi (1B, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Klong Riverboat Tour
Wat Po Visit
Overnight Rafthouse Excursion

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 129km)

03

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)

04

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 (2.50 hour(s), 150km)

05

Day 5: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai (1B)

Spend a full day exploring Ayutthaya before boarding an overnight train to Chiang Mai.

Transport:
Overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))

06

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))

07

Day 7: Chiang Mai (1B, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Cooking Class

08

Day 8: Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai (1B)

Travel to Chiang Rai and start exploring.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.50-5.00 hours, 274km)

09

Day 9: Chiang Rai (1B)

Visit the town of Mae Sai and the Opium Museum.

Included Activities:
Mae Sai Visit
Opium Museum Visit

10

Day 10: 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.

Included Activities:
Village Homestay

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 315km)

11

Day 11: Lampang/Sukhothai (1B, 1L)

Take in traditional morning activities, followed by lunch in the village. Travel to Sukhothai and enjoy a free afternoon.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 213km)

12

Day 12: Sukhothai (1B)

Take a half-day guided bike tour of Sukhothai Historical Park and explore the area with some free time.

Included Activities:
Sukhothai Bicycle Tour

13

Day 13: Sukhothai/Bangkok (1B)

Travel to Bangkok and enjoy some time for last minute shopping.

Transport:
Local bus (6.00-7.00 hours, 422km)

14

Day 14: Bangkok/Ao Nang (1B)

Fly to Krabi and drive to nearby Ao Nang. Enjoy free time exploring the small town or relaxing on its beautiful beaches.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
Plane (1.00 hour(s))

15

Day 15: Ao Nang (1B)

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.

16

Day 16: Ao Nang/Koh Lanta (1B, 1D)

Take a ferry to the secluded island of Koh Lanta. Spend some free time before a beach barbecue for dinner.

Transport:
Ferry (2.25 hour(s))

17

Day 17: 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.

18

Day 18: Koh Lanta/Koh Ngai (1B)

Travel to tiny Koh Ngai and experience more of Thailand's pristine paradise. Opt to relax, snorkel or trek rainforest trails to deserted beaches.

Transport:
Ferry (1.00 hour(s))

19

Day 19: Koh Ngai (1B)

Enjoy an included snorkelling trip to nearby Koh Chuek and experience the amazing Emerald Cave of Koh Mook.

Included Activities:
Island Snorkelling Tour

20

Day 20: Koh Ngai/Bangkok (1B)

After a lazy beach morning, travel back to the mainland and board an overnight sleeper train for Bangkok.

Transport:
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))

21

Day 21: Bangkok

Arrive at Bangkok station in the morning. Trip ends on arrival.

Included Activities:
Departure Day (Activities)

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Klong boat tour (Bangkok)
    • Wat Po guided visit
    • Erawan Falls and Bridge on the River Kwai visit (Kanchanaburi)
    • Rafthouse stay
    • Temple ruins tour (Ayutthaya)
    • Thai Burma Railway Centre visit
    • Doi Suthep temple visit (Chiang Mai)
    • Local cooking class and meal (Chiang Mai)
    • Mae Sai visit (Chiang Rai)
    • Opium Museum visit
    • Local community homestay (Lampang)
    • Bicycle tour (half-day, Sukhothai)
    • West Coast: Beach barbecue (Koh Lanta)
    • Half-day boat trip (Koh Ngai) Free time on spectacular beaches
    • East Coast: Snorkel trip
    • Free time on spectacular beaches
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/guesthouses (16 nts), rafthouse (1 nt), sleeper train (2 nts), homestay (1 nt)
    Meals Included
    • 18 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
    Transport
    • Train, local bus, private vehicle, bicycle, longtail boat, longtail boat, ferry, plane, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore magnificent temples and palaces
  • Sleep in a floating rafthouse
  • Learn about the somber history of Kanchanaburi
  • Get inspired with a local cooking class
  • Snorkel amongst colourful marine life
  • Enjoy quiet beaches and spectacular the scenery.