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Classic Thailand

8 days  |  Starts/Ends: Bangkok  |  from USD $3,099

Enjoy a classic journey through Thailand from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and the beautiful Erawan Falls of Kanchanaburi, to the colourful hill tribes of Chiang Rai and myriad of activities on offer in Chiang Mai.

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Day 1
Bangkok

Welcome to Bangkok, Thailand's capital city. Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the evening at your own leisure.
Overnight: Bangkok

Day 2
Bangkok City Tour

This morning visit the colourful Flower Market before continuing on to the spiritual and religious heart of the city - the striking Grand Palace. Topped by golden stupas, the complex has been the site of royal coronations and is home to the legendary Emerald Buddha. Next take a tuk tuk ride to Wat Pho, home to the famous golden Reclining Buddha.

From here cross Chao Phraya River for lunch at Supatra, a traditional Thai restaurant set on the river banks, before boarding a longtail boat to explore the city's canals. Known as khlongs, the canals enable surface water to make its way to the sea and have long been a way of getting around Bangkok. On your journey glide past curious stilted houses and gleaming temples whilst old men fish and children frolic about on the waters edge.

The boat drop you off within walking distance of Khao San Road, popular with backpackers and hippies. Late afternoon offers free time for you to enjoy the many bars, restaurants, street performers, market stalls and tailors - that will measure you up for a new suit, that line this vibrant road.
Overnight: Bangkok  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3
Kwai & Hellfire Pass

Bangkok - Kanchanaburi. It’s an early start today as a drive west of the capital takes you to the small town of Kanchanaburi. Your first stop will be at Sampran Riverside, a traditional Thai property where visitors can learn about Thai customs and organic farming. Here enjoy a cooking class and lunch.

Later visit the Allied War Cemetery, where you can pay your respects to the thousands of Allied POWs who perished in the area under the hand of the Imperial Japanese Army, before continuing on to the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai. You have the chance to take pictures here before boarding a train for a two hour journey that crosses the bridge and follows the tracks dug by the POWs and locals some 75 years earlier. Disembarking at Nam Tok a short drive takes you to ‘Hellfire Pass’ where the POWs dug through a mountain often using only their bare hands. A fascinating museum at the entrance details the region’s history.

After a day’s sightseeing a leisurely longtail boat ride leads you to your fabulous floating jungle raft hotel. To the beauty of a hundred softly glowing lanterns and the sounds of the tropical forest and cool water flowing by enjoy dinner and a relaxing evening on the deck.
Overnight: Kanchanaburi  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4
Erawan Falls & Elephants

Today visit Erawan National Park, located in the Tenasserim Hills of Kanchanaburi. Founded in 1975, this verdant park is one of the most beautiful in the country and is home to the beautiful Erawan Falls. Climb up to each of the seven tiers, enjoy a dip in the pools created by the falls and if time allows why not also explore the caves within the park. Later visit an Elephant Centre to learn more about the role they play in Thailand and opt for a ride around the centre grounds. Enjoy an evening surrounded by nature as you camp out in a luxurious riverside jungle tent.
Overnight: Kanchanaburi  |  Breakfast

Day 5
Chiang Rai & Hill Tribes

Kanchanaburi - Bangkok - Chiang Rai. This morning head back to Bangkok for your flight to Chiang Rai, a wonderful base for visiting local hill tribes. Upon arrival pay a visit to Karen village where you may encounter the famous Long Neck tribe, so known for the neck rings that the women wear to elongate their necks. Later head back to Chiang Rai where you can wander through the night market for souvenirs and tasty street food.
Overnight: Chiang Rai  |  Breakfast

Day 6
Kok River to Chiang Mai

Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai. First thing this morning visit the unconventional Wat Rong Khun Buddhist temple - also known as the White Temple, depicting scenes from modern movies including the Matrix, Star Wars and Superman!

Continue on to Raumit Village, where you board a private long tail boat for a cruise down the Kok River watching rural life pass by. Farmers work the land where oranges grow whilst men fish along the banks and buffalo wallow in the shallow waters. Upon arrival in Ta Thon hop in your transfer to Chiang Mai. After hotel-check in enjoy sunset at Doi Suthep mountain, which looms over the city with Wat Phrathat temple perched on its top.
Overnight: Chiang Mai  |  Breakfast

Day 7
Chiang Mai - your way

A free day for you to relax or participate in some of the many activities on offer. Choose from the more relaxing options with spa treatments and massages, to the adrenaline-fuelled with canopy zip lines and rock climbing. No trip to Chiang Mai would be complete without trying a local cooking class and perfecting your very own Pad Thai!
Overnight: Chiang Mai  |  Breakfast

Day 8
Bangkok

Saturday. Today marks the end of your Thai adventure. After breakfast and hotel check out board a flight to Bangkok for your onward travel. Please ensure that your onward flight does not depart Bangkok International Airport before 2pm today.

Your are always welcome to extend your stay in Bangkok. If choosing to book post tour accommodation with us a departure transfer to the airport will be offered at the completion of your post tour accommodation arrangements.
Breakfast

Trip Highlights

Bangkok - Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Flower Market, longtail boat ride through canals and Khao San Road
Chiang Mai - Night market and free time for optional activities from spa treatments to canopy ziplines
Erawan National Park - Seven-tiered Erawan Falls and several caves to explore
Elephant Centre - Opt for a ride around the centre grounds
Kanchanaburi - Allied War Cemetery, Bridge on the River Kwai and ‘Hellfire Pass’
Cruising on the Kok River in a longtail boat
Chiang Rai - Karen (Longneck) tribe village, Wat Rhon Khung - the White Temple and the night market
Sampran Riverside - Cooking class at a traditional Thai hotel

Included

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Economy class flights Bangkok - Chiang Rai & Chiang Mai - Bangkok
Escorted by an English-speaking Thai tour guide
Train ride over the River Kwai and visit to Hellfire Pass
 Excursion to the hill tribe villages around Chiang Rai
5 nights Standard hotels (Superior and Deluxe available on request), 1 night floating hotel in the jungle, 1 night luxury tent
Airport arrival transfer day 1 & departure transfer day 8
Guided sightseeing - Bangkok, Kanchanaburi and Chiang Rai
 Longtail boat cruise on the canals of Bangkok, to accommodation in Kanchanaburi and on the Kok River
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3 - 6 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

 
Price/Person
Single Supp.
Classic Thailand - 8 days
USD $3099
USD $729

Prices are indicative and will vary depending on your chosen hotels, room availability as well as time of travel. Please bear this in mind if comparing prices as we always aim to deliver exceptional value.

Please note that discounts will apply if there are more 4 our more people in your travelling party, since fixed costs like transportation and guiding are shared across the group.

Tour Details
Starts
Bangkok
Ends
Bangkok
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Standard, Superior or Deluxe
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 1