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Highlights of Thailand
Transport - minibus, longtail boat, saamlaw, elephant, train
Accommodation - Hotels (7nts), lodge (1nt), overnight train (1nt)
Meals - 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 4 dinners
We often have multiple itineraries so please check to see which itinerary is suitable for you, by selecting the relevant tab.
Arrive in Bangkok
Upon arrival in Bangkok you will transfer to your hotel and check in. In the evening you will meet you leader and the rest of your group for a welcome meeting. Your group leader will have left details of where and when this will take place with the hotel's reception. Hotel - 1 night
Your first morning in Thailand sees you and and about exploring Bangkok. You will visit the magnificent Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, before taking a boat trip along some of the city's famous canals (khlongs), during which you can enjoy the local scenery and observe people going about their daily lives. Returning to the pier you will pass the boathouse where the royal barges are kept. The afternoon is the free for you to do your own thing, whether it be doing some shopping, or unwinding with a traditional Thai massage (additional charge). No trip to Thailand is complete without a train journey, and you board yours tonight, heading north to Chiang Mai. You will be in air-conditioned sleeping berths and bedding is provided. There is a food and drink service available on board. Overnight train - 1 night
On arrival in Chiang Mai you will have some time to freshen up after your journey, before you head off to discover some of the secrets of Thai cuisine on a cookery course. You will learn about the main ingredients used in Thai food and what alternatives you can use instead if you have problems finding them when you get back home. You are provided with a comprehensive cook book, full of recipes and ingredient details. At lunch time you sit down to enjoy your delicious creations and the day is usually rounded off with a tasting of seasonal Thai fruit. You return to the hotel mid-afternoon.
If cooking isn't your thing, you might prefer to go on a half-day cycling trip. After picking up the bikes and a local guide, you set off cyclng along the main road for about 3km, before turning off onto a small country road leading to Wiang Kum Kam. Your first stop is at the temple of Wat Kan Thom and the shrine of King Mengrai, where you spend a bit of time exploring the ruins, which were only fairly recently discovered during archaeological excavations. You set off again pedalling to Wat Chedi Luang, which is well-known as an important part of the architectural heritage of Chiang Mai. A visit to a local market rounds off the trip, after which you head back to Chiang Mai.
In the afternoon you all reunite and visit Doi Suthep, one of northern Thailand's most sacred temples. Passing the naga (dragon) you climb the 300 steps to the temple at the top of the mountain. From there you can soak up the wonderful views of the countryside. This evening you will enjoy a traditional khan toke dinner, while being entertained by Akha, Yao, Lahu, H'mong, Lisu and Karen tribal dances. Day four is free for you to explore at your own pace and your leader will be able to help you arrange any optional excursions that might take your fancy. Hotel - 2 nights
H'mong Hilltribe Visit
From Chiang Mai, you boad a minivan for the drive to the H'mong Hilltribe Lodge, which is set in picturesque hilly countryside (approx 1hr). The H'mong are an ethnic minority people originating from southern China and are Thailand's second largest hilltribe group. Here you will enjoy a barbeque dinner and a H'mong cultural show in the evening. Lodge - 1 night
Back on the minivan again, you descend the hills to visit the Elephant Conservation Centre (approx. 1hr), where you take a tour of the facilities at the elephant hospital and see how the young elephants are weaned from their mothers. All the money raised by the centre goes towards the care of the elephants.
After lunch you continue on to one of Thailand's World Heritage Sites, the Sukhothai Historical Park (approx. 2.5hrs). The city of Sukhothai (meaning 'Dawn of Happiness') was the original capital of Thailand's first kingdom and is believed by many to represent the golden age of Thai civilisation. The religious art and architecture are considered to be the most classic of Thai styles and the ruins contain the remains of 21 historical sites, with awe-inspiring Buddha images and four large ponds, which are often filled with stunning lotus flowers. Hotel - 1 night
Nb. Over the last 12 months, extensive research has been conducted in conjunction with the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) concerning the welfare of captive elephants. After careful consideration of the many important factors, such as the employment of the vast number of local people employed in the elephant entertainment industry, our desire to provide fun and enjoyable trips to our travellers, and most importantly the health and welfare of captive elephants, we have decided to remove elephant rides from this trip, however, you will still have the chance to see elephants at close range.
Kanchanaburi; River Kwai
This morning you head back to Sukhothai and having picked up bikes set off for a ride around the site. Enjoy a few leisurely hours feeling the breeze in your hair and learning more about the history of this fascinating place. Stopping for a home-cooked picnic lunch enroute, you then visit a local ceramics factory before setting off on a journey bound for Kanchanaburi (approx. 6hrs).
Here you visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial, built to honour the Allied POWs and Asian conscripts who died while constructing some of the most difficult stretches of the Thai-Burma Death Railway. Boarding at Nam Tok station, which is the main terminal of the Death Railway, you take a ride along the historic tracks, passing through magnificent scenery along the Kwai Noi River and over the original wooden viaduct (the Bridge on the River Kwai). You will also visit the Jeath Museum and the Allied War Cemetery during your time here. Hotel - 2 nights
Today sees you returning back to Bangkok (approx. 3hrs). You might like to take in some more of the sites and activities available here that you missed at the beginning of the trip, such as Jim Thompson's house, complete with antiques and silk shop. In the evening you regroup to go out in style, with an evening river cruise and final dinner on the mighty Chao Phraya River, during which you can reminice about all you have seen and done during your trip. Hotel - 1 night
The tour ends.
Please note - Departure transfers are not included for Land Only passengers but can be booked separately. Please enquire at time of booking.