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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014. View later Active Thailand.

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  • 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31

From cycling in Bangkok to trekking in Northern Thailand

Fancy some outdoor activity in a tropical paradise? Now's your chance as we launch into the remote highlands of Northern Thailand from Bangkok, one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities. Travel into steamy rainforests on foot to visit colourful hilltribes, cruise down the River Kwai on kayaks and explore the lesser-known side of Chiang Mai from a bicycle. The diversity of exciting outdoor options makes Thailand a haven for adventurers.

  • Feast upon mouth-watering Thai food
  • Visit remote hilltribes on a jungle trek
  • Embark on a cycling tour of Chiang Mai
  • Travel down the River Kwai on a kayak
  • Explore Kanchanaburi and visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial
  • Spend a night aboard a jungle raft

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Days 1-2 Bangkok

Loud, bright, chaotic and delightful, Bangkok is a city of modern excesses intermingled with simple traditions, all wrapped up in the famous smiles of the locals.

Days 3-5 Hilltribe Trek

Meet the hilltribes of Northern Thailand while walking through lush, verdant jungle, enjoying the hospitality, cuisine and friendliness of the people who call this area of Thailand home.

Days 6-8 Chiang Mai

Awash with stunning temples, fabulous markets and a lively city centre, charming Chiang Mai is rich in culture and the gateway to the northern hilltribes.

Days 9-11 Kanchanaburi/River Kwai

Famed as the location of the Bridge on the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi is a beautiful town surrounded by verdant jungle, waterfalls and rivers.

Day 12 Bangkok

Bangkok is more than just colourful city streets, khlongs (canals) weave their way through suburbs, forest parks green up the city and Buddhist temples help bring serenity.