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Northern Thailand Experience Adventure Tour

Asia

  • Thailand

Meet saffron-robed monks, visit hilltribe villages and delve into the different on an adventure that includes Thailand's wild northwest corner. You'll stretch your legs and your mind on a 3-day trek to hilltribe villages, each with their own language and religions. Whether you're walking the ancient streets of Ayutthaya or planning some shopping in Chiang Mai, our CEOs will help you discover places you wouldn't otherwise have known were there. And with plenty of free time to explore on your own, this trip will let you really absorb the spirit of this diverse country.


Highlights

Explore magnificent temples and palaces, trek through remote hilltribe villages and meet local people, sleep on a floating rafthouse, learn about the somber history of Kanchanaburi and the infamous Burma Railway


What's Included

Your Local Living Moment: Overnight Rafthouse Excursion, Kanchanaburi. Klong boat tour (Bangkok). Wat Po entrance and guide. 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). Hilltribe village trek (3 nts). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Hotels/guesthouses (6 nts), rafthouse (1 nt), hilltribe village huts (2 nts, multi
share), sleeper trains (2 nts).


Meals Included

9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners


Transport

Train, longtail boat, walking, minibus, songthaew, local bus.


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 traveling 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 10
15kg/22
30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! Most travelers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!) as they need to fit under the beds when traveling on sleeper trains. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones. If your trip involves overnights in home
stays, villages or camping then you usually have the opportunity to rent sleeping bags if need be instead of bringing them with you.

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/Ban Mae Chok

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Day 8 Ban Mae Chok/Ban Pa Khao Lam

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Day 9 Ban Pa Khao Lam/Ban Muang Kut

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Day 10 Ban Muang Kut/Chiang Mai

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Day 11 Chiang Mai/Bangkok

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Day 12 Bangkok

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Details

Duration: 12 Days

Trip Style: Classic

Service Level: Standard

Physical Demands Rating: 3 - Average

Group Size Notes: Max: 15

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My Own Room Exceptions

Night 2, Sleeper Train; Night 5 & 6, Hilltribe trekking accommodation; Night 8, Sleeper Train, Nights 10
Raft accommodations

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