Hit the highlights of Thailand on a 15-day adventure that strikes a balance between cultural landmarks and stunning beaches, activity and relaxation.
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- National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Traditional Thai Guesthouse & Home Dinner, Chiang Mai
- National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Meet with Monks at Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai
- National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Rainforest Eco-Walk & Dinner, Khao Sok
- National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Krabi Village Excursion, Krabi
- Hands-on: Cooking Class, Chiang Mai
- Arrival transfer
- Entrance to Thai-Burma war museum and train ride
- Visit to Erawan National Park
- Guided tour at Ayutthaya Historical Park
- Dinner on a converted rice barge
- Bangkok boat tour of the klongs (canals) and Wat Phra Kaew temple
- Koh Madsum and Koh Tan Excursion
- Internal flights
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
- Hotels (12 nts), lodge (2 nts).
- 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
- Allow USD 190-250 for meals not included.
- Private bus/minivan, tuk tuk, tricycle, boat, train, plane, walking.
STAFF & EXPERTS:
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
HURRY AND BOOKING NOW! OFFER ENDS SEPTEMBER 30TH 2018
Receive 15% off per person on guaranteed departures of select small-group tours as follows: Tour must be booked by September 30, 2018 at 23:59 EST for the G Adventures tour portion of these trip codes. Valid for new bookings only and must quote promo code 19DI015SEA02 at time of booking.Cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions or discounts and is subject to availability. Does not apply to private groups, Independent trips, pre- or post-tour accommodation, insurance, airfare not included in the itinerary, upgrades, add-ons, “My Own Room” or “My Own Tent,” transfers, theme packs, or other in-country or on-board services. G Adventures reserves the right to withdraw this offer from sale at any time without prior notice. Any refunds made with respect to products booked under this promotion shall be issued at the discounted rate.
Day 1: BANGKOK
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
DAY 2: BANGKOK/KANCHANABURI
Travel to Kanchanaburi, home to the "Bridge on the River Kwai." Take a train journey over the bridge and marvel in a piece of World War II history. Breakfast included.
DAY 3: KANCHANABURI/PHRA NAKHON SI AYUTTHAYA
Enjoy a morning visit to Erawan National Park and waterfall then visit the Thai/Burma War Museum and War Cemetery. This afternoon, travel to Ayutthaya and enjoy dinner on a converted 1930s rice barge. Breakfast and dinner included.
DAY 4: PHRA NAKHON SI AYUTTHAYA/CHIANG MAI
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ayutthaya Historical Park, which served as Thailand’s capital from the 14th to 18th centuries, when it ranked as one of the most magnificent cities in the world. Later, return to Bangkok and catch a flight to Chiang Mai. Travel to the nearby countryside and enjoy a khantok-style dinner — a must-do when you reach northern Thailand.
Khantok in the Northern dialect means wooden tray, used for carrying dishes, round in shape and made of teak wood. The host will invite guests to sit on the floor around the khantok. After dinner, enjoy tea time with the opportunity to talk with local people to learn their way of living. Breakfast and dinner included.
DAY 5: CHIANG MAI
Visit the local markets with a chef to collect ingredients to use in our Thai cooking class at a private culinary school, the results of which we'll enjoy for lunch. Later, we'll visit the historic Wat Chedi Luang and sit down with one of the young monks to discuss daily life and Buddhism. Listen to monks chanting at Doi Suthep Temple, one of the most stunning golden Temples in Thailand.
Monk Chats are a great cultural exchange, but is also important in helping the young Monks improve their English. Breakfast and lunch included.
DAY 6: CHIANG MAI
Enjoy the day to explore or participate in some optional activities. Breakfast included.
DAY 7: CHIANG MAI/BANGKOK
Fly back to Bangkok for a klong riverboat ride through the city's canals and a visit to Wat Po, the famed Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Breakfast included.
DAY 8: BANGKOK
Enjoy the day in bustling Bangkok. Option to visit temples, museums, a spa, or go shopping. Breakfast included.
DAY 9: BANGKOK/KO SAMUI
Catch a flight to the tropical island of Koh Samui. Settle in at the resort hotel and relax at the pool bar or opt to visit the beach or town. Lying off of Thailand’s east coast in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui offers everything you could possibly want in a seaside retreat: white sandy beaches, coconut palms, fresh seafood, and warm, clear waters. Our hotel is located at the vibrant and exciting "Chaweng" district, walking distance to restaurants, entertainment spots and shopping. Catch a tuk tuk to the various beaches close tour our hotel. Breakfast included.
DAY 10: KO SAMUI
Embark on a private traditional longtail boat and travel off the tourist trail to the pristine islands of Koh Madsum and Koh Tan. Savour a local lunch on the beach and opt for included kayaking and snorkelling experiences. Transfer by traditional longtail boat to Koh Madsum and enjoy morning kayaking along the stunning coastline. Return to the beach for a delicious buffet lunch. Afterwards, stretch out on a deck chair or, for the more active, head out on a sea kayak, go snorkelling, or explore this magnificent island. Later, continue to Koh Tan for more island activities. Breakfast included.
DAY 11:KO SAMUI/KHAO SOK
Catch the ferry back to the mainland and drive to Anurak Community Lodge, located just outside Khao Sok National Park. Surrounded by lush rainforest, the lodge focuses on environmental sustainability and working with the local community. This evening, we take a rainforest walk with a community guide and enjoy a campfire dinner under the canopy. Khao Sok is a stunning location with one of the oldest evergreen rainforests in the world, surrounded by limestone karst cliffs. Breakfast and dinner included.
DAY 12: KHAO SOK
Today is free to relax at the lodge or enjoy a walk along the trails. Opt to partake in various jungle activities. Breakfast included.
DAY 13: KHAO SOK/KRABI
This morning, drive to Krabi. On arrival, cross the river by private longtail boat past mangrove forests, visiting the Khao Khanab Nam caves to view prehistoric paintings and limestone formations. Later, on Koh Klang, jump in tricycle tuk-tuks to explore local communities and rural industries, including a rubber plantation to see tree tapping, rice fields, and a batik workshop. Learn about the culture and daily life of rural southern Thailand villagers. Stay close to the beach and enjoy some of the beautiful scenic views that have made southern Thailand so famous. In the evening, grab a cocktail and relax at the pool. Your CEO will fill you in on all the other interesting options that are available in the area. This is the perfect place to get active or simply chill out and relax. Our resort is located a short distance by tuk tuk to Aonang Beach and Noppharat Thara Beach. Enjoy the resort’s excellent facilities including restaurant and bars, three large outdoor swimming pools, and rejuvenating spa (additional cost). Breakfast included.
DAY 14: KRABI
Enjoy the day to relax in paradise. Opt to catch a tuk tuk to Aonang Beach, visit spas, rent kayaks, or snorkel. Breakfast included.
DAY 15: KRABI/BANGKOK
Return to bustling Bangkok. The tour ends at the airport. Today we return to bustling Bangkok. The tour ends at the airport in the mid-to-late afternoon. Breakfast included.