G Adventures - 23 Night Moderate Tour Package23-Nights Thailand Encompassed-Classic

Tours offered from October 22nd, 2018 - December 3rd, 2018

Starting from only $2,799.00 (USD)

Tour Overview

Thailand Encompassed This is the ultimate Thailand experience for every kind of traveller. This 23-day trip combines the best highlights of Northern Thailand, with the picturesque, tropical islands of the south. Experience cultural touchstones like the former capital city of Ayutthaya and a hilltribe trek outside of Chiang Mai and then head south to discover some of the most idyllic beaches in the entire world. Want Thailand? You've got it.Highlights Explore magnificent temples and palaces, Trek through remote villages of Northern Thailand and stay with the locals, Discover Tham Lod cave on a bamboo raft, Experience the 13th-century ruins of Sukhothai Historical Park from the seat of a bike, Enjoy quiet beaches and dramatic scenery on Southern Thai islandsAccommodation Hotels/guesthouses (17 nts), rafthouse (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt), basic huts (2 nts, multi-share), homestay (1 nt).Group Leader Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, specialist trekking guides.Group Size Notes Max 15, avg 12Meals Included 21 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinnersWhat's Included Local Living: Overnight Rafthouse Excursion, Kanchanaburi Hands-On: Cooking Class, Chiang Mai Local Living: Village Homestay, Lampang. Klong boat tour (Bangkok). Wat Po guided visit. Erawan Falls and Bridge on the River Kwai visit (Kanchanaburi). Temple ruins tour (Ayutthaya). Thai Burma Railway Centre visit. Doi Suthep temple visit (Chiang Mai). Trek to remote hilltribe villages (3 days). Lod Cave visit and bamboo rafting. Free time to explore Chiang Mai. Mae Sai visit (Chiang Rai). Opium Museum visit. Bicycle tour (half-day, Sukhothai). Beach barbecue (Koh Lanta). Snorkel trip (Koh Ngai). Free time on spectacular beaches. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.  

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Itinerary Overview
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G Adventures: Thailand Encompassed

Day 1 Bangkok
Arrive at any time.Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Bangkok/Kanchanaburi
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 ExcursionTransport: Private Vehicle
Meals: (1B, 1D)

Day 3 Kanchanaburi
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 area's history.Included Activities: Erawan Waterfalls Visit Bridge on the River Kwai Visit Thai/Burma Railway Centre and Allied War Cemetery VisitTransport: Enjoy a short drive to view the beautiful Erawan Waterfalls. (1-2 hours per direction) Private Vehicle
Meals: (1B)

Day 4 Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
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 TourTransport: Private Vehicle
Meals: (1B)

Day 5 Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai
Spend a full day exploring Ayutthaya before boarding an overnight train to Chiang Mai.Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
Meals: (1B)

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, it's a feat to fit it all in.Included Activities: Doi Suthep Temple VisitTransport: Private Vehicle

Day 7 Chiang Mai/Ban Pha Mon
Tucked away in the hills of northern Thailand is where the most colourful and unchanged traditional communities can be found. Trek through forests and rural terrains to visit some of these diverse hilltribe villages; often, each will have their own unique language, clothing style, and belief system that differs significantly from those of neighbouring tribes. You are well looked after by your CEO and local guides, who take the responsibility of preparing all meals and carrying food supplies.Additional Notes: The exact itinerary of the walking on this trip may change from time to time, taking into account the weather and local conditions. Also, please note there may be times when the use of video and/or still cameras may be inappropriate -- your CEO and guides will be able to advise you. Be prepared for the accommodation to be basic; remember, it's all about an authentic and unique experience!Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 1Transport: Private Vehicle
Meals: (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 8 Ban Pha Mon/Ban Muang Pam
Trek for about six hours and between villages, over farmlands and grasslands and acend to the ridgeline. Learn about bush medicine, seasonal fruits and plants and seeds. Slip on your wet shoes and descend to the Huew Hin Poon Creek for lunch.Here, go for a swim and help the local guides make a friction fire and prepare lunch. Continue another hour and a half to the jungle Buddhist temple outside the second village. Spend the night in the Karen village learn about wood carving, weaving and cooking. Opt to learn about medicine from a shaman or play football with the locals.Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 2
Meals: (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 9 Ban Muang Pam/Chiang Mai
After breakfast, leave the village and continue on, stopping at other villages along the way. Arrive at Tham Lod, a 1666m deep cave. Enter by bamboo raft and move to different chambers - a truly unique experience. After lunch, drive back to Chiang Mai for some free time to explore.Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 3Transport: Pickup truck
Meals: (1B, 1L)

Day 10 Chiang Mai
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
Meals: (1B, 1D)

Day 11 Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai
Travel to Chiang Rai and start exploring.Transport: Private Vehicle
Meals: (1B)

Day 12 Chiang Rai
Visit the town of Mae Sai and the Opium Museum.Included Activities: Mae Sai Visit Opium Museum Visit
Meals: (1B)

Day 13 Chiang Rai/Lampang
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 HomestayTransport: Private Vehicle
Meals: (1B, 1D)

Day 14 Lampang/Sukhothai
Take in traditional morning activities, followed by lunch in the village. Travel to Sukhothai and enjoy a free afternoon.Transport: Private Vehicle
Meals: (1B, 1L)

Day 15 Sukhothai
Take a half-day guided bike tour of Sukhothai Historical Park and explore the area with some free time.Included Activities: Sukhothai Bicycle Tour
Meals: (1B)

Day 16 Sukhothai/Bangkok
Travel to Bangkok and enjoy some time for last minute shopping.Transport: Private Vehicle
Meals: (1B)

Day 17 Bangkok/Koh Ngai
Fly to Trang and board a ferry to tiny Koh Ngai, a pristine paradise. Opt to relax, snorkel or trek rainforest trails to deserted beaches.Transport: Plane Private Vehicle Ferry
Meals: (1B)

Day 18 Koh Ngai
Enjoy an included snorkelling trip to nearby Koh Chuek and experience the amazing Emerald Cave of Koh Mook.Included Activities: Island Snorkelling Tour
Meals: (1B)

Day 19 Koh Ngai/Koh Lanta
Take a ferry to the secluded island of Koh Lanta. Enjoy some free time before a beach barbecue this evening.Transport: Ferry
Meals: (1B, 1D)

Day 20 Koh Lanta
Opt for a day trip to nearby Koh Rok where you can snorkel at Koh Rok's national park, trek to a view point and enjoy a picnic lunch.
Meals: (1B)

Day 21 Koh Lanta/Ao Nang
Take a ferry to Ao Nang in Krabi. Enjoy free time exploring the small town or relaxing on its beautiful beaches.Transport: Ferry
Meals: (1B)

Day 22 Ao Nang
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.
Meals: (1B)

Day 23 Ao Nang
Depart at any time.Want to take the hassle out of getting back to Bangkok? Book the Bangkok Express, a two-day post-tour Extra. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book.Additional Notes: Add the ?Bangkok Express: Ao Nang to Bangkok? to your adventure and make your way back to bustling Bangkok with the guidance of a CEO. This nifty post-tour Extra includes a transfer to Surat Thani where you?ll board an overnight train to Bangkok arriving in the city early the next morning. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book.Included Activities: Departure Day
Meals: (1B)

Tour Dates & Pricing

  • Monday October 22nd, 2018 - Monday November 5th, 2018
    from $2,799.00
  • Monday December 3rd, 2018 - Tuesday December 25th, 2018
    from $2,899.00