Visit Thailand and discover the hidden beauty of the country's remote regions

Savour the many sights of Thailand on an adventure through some of the country's most remote and rural regions. Embark on a journey through stunning limestone landscapes, reflect a moment by historic WWII monuments and pay a visit to the hilltribes that live in the mountains lining the border with Myanmar. This fascinating small group adventure through western Thailand provides plenty of opportunities for encounters with the languages, cultures and friendly locals of this ever-enchanting country.

Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
246kg pp per trip


  • Experience traditional Mon culture
  • Pay respects at Hellfire Pass
  • Enjoy a refreshing dip in Erawan Falls
  • Be captivated by the chaos of Bangkok
  • Traverse the historic Three Pagodas Pass
  • Take a cruise on Khao Laem Lake


Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of the Asia’s thriving metropolis, Bangkok. There's time to wander down legendary Khao San Road, watch a bout of Thai boxing or set out on a shopping spree.
Glide over the glassy Khao Laem Reservoir before stopping for lunch in a hilltribe village. Soak up views of misty mountaintops and traverse the historical Three Pagodas Pass to the border of Burma (Myanmar). Browse the lively market for handmade goods such as sarongs, embroidered blankets and cheroots (cigars).
Spend a day in Thailand's remote Karen village learning about local customs, language and lifestyle. An overnight stay in the tiny town of Thong Pha Phum offers a taste of Mon culture and cuisine. Sample one of the colourful pots of curry that line the street or meander through ancient temples.
Pay a moving visit to the Hellfire Pass Museum and take a train ride along the infamous Thai-Burma Railway, where so many prisoners of war lost their lives. Spend two nights in Kanchanaburi; a place of historical poignancy but also great natural beauty. See the town's sights on a saamlaw tour, head out to Erawan Falls for a splash and perhaps sign up for a Thai cooking class.
Journey back to Bangkok and enjoy some free time in the city. Perhaps sample delicious street food or visit Wat Pho’s towering Buddha before the tour concludes.
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5 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Boat, Bus, Songthaew, Train
Guesthouse (2 nights), Hotel (2 nights), Resort (3 nights)
Included activities
  • Ethnic Karen village tour
  • Hellfire Pass Memorial
  • Kanchanaburi - Erawan Falls
  • Sangkhlaburi - Sangkhlaburi Lake Tour
  • Three Pagodas Pass


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Important notes

A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for further information.

We have a special offer for any passengers who book our 4th of January or 15th of February departure you will receive a free cooking class at Apple and Noi's Guesthouse in Kanchanaburi.

We are pleased to offer a special ANZAC Day departure on the 21st of April 2015 please see trip notes for further information.

Trip notes

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Thailand Discovery , July 2015

Thailand Discovery , July 2015