Classic: Best of Thailand West Coast Islands (ATHT)
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 15, avg 12
Meals Included: 18 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Explore magnificent temples and palaces, sleep in a floating rafthouse, learn about the sombre history of Kanchanaburi, Have a barbecue on Koh Lantas idyllic beaches, snorkel amongst colourful marine life, enjoy quiet beaches and spectacular scenery
This 21-day whirlwind experience of Thailand brings together all the cultural beauty of the north with the stunning nature of the south. Discover the gorgeous temples of ancient Ayutthaya, roam the bustling streets of Bangkok, and swim in the idyllic waters of the souths coastal paradise. See Thailand the right way on this journey of a lifetime.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 21 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Bangkok||Day 1 Bangkok|
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Kanchanaburi||Day 2 Bangkok/Kanchanaburi (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy a klong boat tour of Bangkok including a visit to Wat Po. Travel to Kanchanaburi and head to your floating rafthouse accommodation. Enjoy free time to explore. Included Activities: Klong Riverboat Tour Wat Po Visit Overnight Rafthouse Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 129km)
|Day 3||Kanchanaburi||Day 3 Kanchanaburi (1B)|
Enjoy a day of sightseeing at Erawan Falls and the Bridge on the River Kwai. Explore the Allied War Cemetery, the Thai-Burmese Railway Centre and the JEATH War Museum to learn more about the areas history. Included Activities: Erawan Waterfalls Visit Bridge on the River Kwai Visit Thai/Burma Railway Centre and Allied War Cemetery Visit Transport: Enjoy a short drive to view the beautiful Erawan Waterfalls. (1-2 hours per direction) Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours)
|Day 4||Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya||Day 4 Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (1B)|
Travel to Ayutthaya and visit the historical sites of the old capital city. Opt to visit Chan Kasem National Museum and Chao Sam Phraya Museum. Included Activities: Temple Ruins Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 150km)
|Day 5||Chiang Mai||Day 5 Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai (1B)|
Spend a full day exploring Ayutthaya before boarding an overnight train to Chiang Mai. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))
|Day 6||Chiang Mai||Day 6 Chiang Mai|
Chiang Mai is a vibrant city with heaps to see and do. Famous for its night market, cooking classes, and Muay Thai, its a feat to fit it all in. Included Activities: Doi Suthep Temple Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
|Day 7||Chiang Mai||Day 7 Chiang Mai (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy free time to explore Chiang Mai. Opt for a bicycle tour, a visit the Mae Sa waterfall, shopping at the night market, or getting a traditional Thai massage. Enjoy a local cooking class with dinner. Included Activities: Cooking Class
|Day 8||Chiang Rai||Day 8 Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai (1B)|
Travel to Chiang Rai and start exploring. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50-5.00 hours, 274km)
|Day 9||Chiang Rai||Day 9 Chiang Rai (1B)|
Visit the town of Mae Sai and the Opium Museum. Included Activities: Mae Sai Visit Opium Museum Visit
|Day 10||Lampang||Day 10 Chiang Rai/Lampang (1B, 1D)|
Continue on to Lampang and enjoy a homestay in a traditional Lanna village. Participate in craft demonstrations and opt to help prepare a local meal. Included Activities: Village Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 315km)
|Day 11||Sukhothai||Day 11 Lampang/Sukhothai (1B, 1L)|
Take in traditional morning activities, followed by lunch in the village. Travel to Sukhothai and enjoy a free afternoon. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 213km)
|Day 12||Sukhothai||Day 12 Sukhothai (1B)|
Take a half-day guided bike tour of Sukhothai Historical Park and explore the area with some free time. Included Activities: Sukhothai Bicycle Tour
|Day 13||Bangkok||Day 13 Sukhothai/Bangkok (1B)|
Travel to Bangkok and enjoy some time for last minute shopping. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 422km)
|Day 14||Ao Nang||Day 14 Bangkok/Ao Nang (1B)|
Fly to Krabi and drive to nearby Ao Nang. Enjoy free time exploring the small town or relaxing on its beautiful beaches. Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
|Day 15||Ao Nang||Day 15 Ao Nang (1B)|
Spend a free day in the area. Opt for a day trip to idyllic Railay Beach, to head out on a snorkelling trip or go rock climbing on the limestone karsts. This area boasts plenty of activities such as kayaking, diving, snorkelling, jungle trekking, whitewater rafting and quad biking.
|Day 16||Koh Lanta||Day 16 Ao Nang/Koh Lanta (1B, 1D)|
Take a ferry to the secluded island of Koh Lanta. Enjoy some free time before a beach barbecue for dinner. Transport: Ferry (2.25 hour(s))
|Day 17||Koh Lanta||Day 17 Koh Lanta (1B)|
Opt for a day trip to nearby Koh Rok where you can snorkel at Koh Roks national park, trek to a view point and enjoy a picnic lunch.
|Day 18||Koh Ngai||Day 18 Koh Lanta/Koh Ngai (1B)|
Travel to tiny Koh Ngai and experience more of Thailands pristine paradise. Opt to relax, snorkel or trek rainforest trails to deserted beaches. Transport: Ferry (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 19||Koh Ngai||Day 19 Koh Ngai (1B)|
Enjoy an included snorkelling trip to nearby Koh Chuek and experience the amazing Emerald Cave of Koh Mook. Included Activities: Island Snorkelling Tour
|Day 20||Bangkok||Day 20 Koh Ngai/Bangkok (1B)|
After a lazy beach morning, travel back to the mainland and board an overnight sleeper train for Bangkok. Transport: Ferry to Pakmeng Pier, and continue on to Trang in a private transfer. Ferry (2.00 hour(s)) Basic overnight train (beds) (15.00 hour(s))
|Day 21||Bangkok||Day 21 Bangkok|
Arrive at Bangkok station in the morning. Trip ends on arrival. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities)
Local Flights: N/A
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
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