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Highlights of Thailand Adventure Tour

Asia

  • Thailand

It's difficult to fit all the varied experiences of northern Thailand into just one week, but we found a way. Through a combination of flights, boats and the omnipresent tuk tuk, travellers need not sacrifice cultural activities and inspiring sites on this comfort-focused trip. Experience golden monasteries, cooking classes and thriving night markets as well as the sobering 'Death Railway', where legions of POWs met a cruel fate in World War II. Prepare to return home a different person.


Highlights

Step back into history at the 'Bridge on the River Kwai', impress your friends with your Thai cooking skills, receive a blessing from a monk at the temple of Doi Suthep, visit a local village for an authentic khantoke dinner, explore Ayutthaya's ancient ruins


What's Included

Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Traditional Thai Guesthouse & Home Dinner, Chiang Mai Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Class, Chiang Mai. Arrival transfer. Entrance to Thai/Burma War Museum and train journey on the 'Death Railway'. Visit to Erawan National Park. Entrance and guided tour at Ayutthaya Historical Park. Dinner on a converted rice barge. Thai cooking class and market visit. Sunset visit to Doi Suthep Monastery. Kantoke home dinner and village visit. Explore Bangkok including a visit to Wat Po temple and Klong Canal boat ride. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Comfort hotels (7 nts).


Meals Included

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners


Transport

Private bus/minivan, tuk tuk, train, boat, plane, walking.


Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the CEO 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 $250 (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 single 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 single 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. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15
20 minutes with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 15kg/30lb. We recommend for G Adventures trips a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!) as they need to fit under the beds when travelling on sleeper trains. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones.

Day 1 Bangkok

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

You are welcome to arrive at any time on day 1, but please note that hotel check-in time is 12 noon.

Day 2 Bangkok/Kanchanaburi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

You are welcome to arrive at any time on day 1, but please note that hotel check-in time is 12 noon.

Day 3 Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

You are welcome to arrive at any time on day 1, but please note that hotel check-in time is 12 noon.

Day 4 Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

You are welcome to arrive at any time on day 1, but please note that hotel check-in time is 12 noon.

Day 5 Chiang Mai

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

You are welcome to arrive at any time on day 1, but please note that hotel check-in time is 12 noon.

Day 6 Chiang Mai

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

You are welcome to arrive at any time on day 1, but please note that hotel check-in time is 12 noon.

Day 7 Chiang Mai/Bangkok

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

You are welcome to arrive at any time on day 1, but please note that hotel check-in time is 12 noon.

Day 8 Bangkok

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

You are welcome to arrive at any time on day 1, but please note that hotel check-in time is 12 noon.

Details

Duration: 8 Days

Trip Style:

Service Level: Upgraded

Physical Demands Rating: 2 - Light

Group Size Notes: Max: Max 16, avg 12

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My Own Room

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops

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