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Best of Thailand - East Coast Islands Adventure Tour


  • Thailand

This 20-day whirlwind experience of Thailand brings together all the cultural beauty of the North with the stunning nature of the east coast islands. Discover the gorgeous temples of ancient Ayutthaya, roam the bustling streets of Bangkok, and swim in the idyllic waters off Koh Samui. See Thailand the right way on this journey of a lifetime.


Sightseeing at Erawan Falls and the Bridge on the River Kwai, get to know a local family in Lampang with a homestay, enjoy a snorkelling trip from Koh Tao through Koh Nang Yuan

What's Included

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Overnight Rafthouse Excursion, Kanchanaburi Your Discover Moment: Chiang Mai Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Class, Chiang Mai Your Local Living Moment: Village Homestay, Lampang. Klong boat tour (Bangkok). Wat Po guided visit. Erawan Falls and Bridge on the River Kwai visit (Kanchanaburi). Temple ruins tour (Ayutthaya). Thai Burma Railway Centre visit. Doi Suthep temple visit (Chiang Mai). Mae Sai visit (Chiang Rai). Opium Museum visit. Bicycle tour (half
day, Sukhothai). Snorkelling excursion (Koh Tao). Free time on spectacular beaches. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Hotels/guesthouses (16 nts), rafthouse (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt), homestay (1 nt).

Meals Included

18 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners


Train, private vehicle, bicycle, longtail boat, longtail boat, ferry, plane, walking.

About our Transportation

Land Transfers & Included Tours/activities: Many of the land transfers and included tours will be by private van, car or taxi, while others may be shared with other travellers depending on availability, nature of the activity and destination. For transfers, you may have a local non English
speaking driver only, for included tours, you will be accompanied by an English speaking local guide. Thai Trains: As the popularity of train travel in Thailand continues to grow domestically, some of the routes used on this tour do not have sufficient space during local public holidays, including New Year's, Songkran, etc. During these times of the year, alternative transport may be arranged for one or more of the train journeys on this tour.

Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our CEOs, a G Adventures representative, or an expedition team. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting
we think it's the best of both worlds.

Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!

Solo Travellers

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

What to Take

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. Most travellers prefer to carry a softbag or rolling bag of small to medium size can be suitable. If you have combined Independent trip with some other G Adventures trip (basic or standard) we recommend you to travel with a backpack. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones. If you don't know what type of clothes to bring, you can check different weather web sites. We also recommend you bring sun protection cream that suits your needs.

Day 1 Bangkok

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Day 2 Bangkok/Kanchanaburi

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Day 3 Kanchanaburi

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Day 4 Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya

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Day 5 Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai

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Day 6 Chiang Mai

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Day 7 Chiang Mai

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Day 8 Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai

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Day 9 Chiang Rai

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Day 10 Chiang Rai/Lampang

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Day 11 Lampang/Sukhothai

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Day 12 Sukhothai

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Day 13 Sukhothai/Bangkok

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Day 14 Bangkok/Ko Samui

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Day 15 Ko Samui

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Day 16 Ko Samui/Ko Pha Ngan

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Day 17 Ko Pha Ngan

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Day 18 Ko Pha Ngan/Ko Tao

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Day 19 Ko Tao

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Day 20 Ko Tao

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Duration: 20 Days

Trip Style: Classic

Service Level: Standard

Physical Demands Rating: 3 - Average

Group Size Notes: Max:

Call Us: 01 2311889

My Own Room Exceptions

Days 2, 5, and 10.


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