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Thailand Experience Adventure Tour

Asia

  • Thailand

Marvel at beautiful Buddhist temples, share smiles with villagers during a remote hillside trek, and dive into southern waters - this comprehensive 20-day tour gets you to the cultural heart of Thailand and its best beaches. After visiting temple ruins, head south for a week of island-hopping in search of great snorkelling and cold drinks on the best beaches. This trip is the perfect introduction to Thailand.


Highlights

Tour Bangkok's canals to Wat Po, explore vibrant Chiang Mai, trek on foot to hilltribe villages, experience ancient Ayutthaya, snorkel amongst the colourful marine life, wander quiet beaches and enjoy the scenery


What's Included

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Overnight Rafthouse Excursion, Kanchanaburi Your Discover Moment: Bangkok Your Local Living Moment: Koh Klang Homestay, Ko Klang. Both itineraries: Klong boat tour (Bangkok). Wat Po entrance and guided tour. Doi Suthep temple entrance (Chiang Mai). Hilltribe village trek (3 nts). Temple ruins tour (Ayutthaya). Floating rafthouse stay (Kanchanaburi). River Kwai War Museum visit. Erawan Falls visit. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities. West Coast: Koh Klang village tour. Snorkel trip. Local island homestay. Free time on spectacular beaches. East Coast: Snorkel trip. Free time on spectacular beaches.


Accommodation

West Coast: Hotels/guesthouses (12 nts), rafthouse (1 nt), hilltribe village huts (2 nts, multi
share), sleeper trains (3 nts), homestay (1 nt). East Coast: Hotels/guesthouses (13 nts), rafthouse (1 nt), hilltribe village huts (2 nts, multi
share), sleeper trains (3 nts).


Meals Included

16 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners


Transport

Train, cycle
rickshaw, longtail boat, walking, minibus, songthaew, local bus, boat, plane.


About our Transportation

Longtail boat, Ferry, Train, Trek, Bus, Car, Flight.


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 mintues 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 travellers carry 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. If your trip involves overnights in homestays, 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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Day 13 Bangkok/Ko Klang

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Day 14 Ko Samui

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Day 15 Krabi

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Day 16 Ko Pha Ngan

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Day 17 Railay Beach/Koh Lanta

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Day 18 Ko Tao

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Day 19 Koh Lanta/Krabi

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Day 20 Bangkok

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Details

Duration: 20 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

Nights 2, 8 & 19, Sleeper Train, Nights 6 & 7, Hill
tribe village

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