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Northern Thailand Journey Adventure Tour

Asia

  • Thailand

Never been to Northern Thailand? These 14 days from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and back again sure are the perfect introduction to all the life-changing cultural experiences people come here for. Stay on a traditional floating rafthouse in Kanchanaburi, enjoy an local cooking class with delcious meal and take a guided bike tour of Sukhothai Historical Park. Nature, nourishment, palaces, and people ' this trip's got it all.


Highlights

Enjoy a homestay with a Lanna family, Go shopping in Bangkok, Experience the 13th
century ruins of Sukhothai Historical Park from the seat of a bike, Get inspired with a local cooking class in Chiang Mai


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 riverboat tour (Bangkok). Wat Po 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. Mae Sai visit (Chiang Rai). Opium Museum visit. Local community homestay (Lampang). Bicycle tour (half
day, Sukhothai). All transport to/from included activities and between all destinations.


Accommodation

Hotels/guesthouses (10 nts), rafthouse (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt), homestay (1 nt).


Meals Included

12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners


Transport

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


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 $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. 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 to bring sun protection creams (better to buy them at home, because ones in Thailand are produced for local types of skin).

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

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Details

Duration: 14 Days

Trip Style: Classic

Service Level: Standard

Physical Demands Rating: 2 - Light

Group Size Notes: Max:

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