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Active Thailand Itinerary
Jump aboard an active tour of Northern Thailand. Visit Bangkok, explore Chiang Mai, take a hilltribe trek and kayak down the historic River Kwai.
Days 1-2 Bangkok
Explore quiet backstreets on a bike to gain insight into life in Bangkok. Tour around in a tuk-tuk, paying a visit to fascinating cultural attractions like the Grand Palace or Wat Pho.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1
Days 3-5 Hilltribe Trek
Get back to nature in the thick, green forests of northern Thailand during three days of trekking to hilltribe villages. Hike beneath enormous trees, ramble between emerald rice paddies and dive under rushing waterfalls. Stay in traditional Karen villages, discovering intriguing hilltribe traditions and meeting friendly locals.
ACCOM: Homestay - 2, Hotel - 1
Days 6-8 Chiang Mai
Pedal along narrow paths through seldom-visited neighbourhoods surrounding Chiang Ma. After a day spent in the saddle, perhaps soothe muscles by enjoying a soak in a traditional mud bath. Thrill-seekers can also take the opportunity to go rock-climbing at Mae On. After the sun goes down, hit Chiang Mai’s popular Night Bazaar and indulge in a fragrant green curry or haggle over brightly coloured bargains.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1, Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1
Days 9-11 Kanchanaburi/River Kwai
Pay homage to those who perished during the construction of the Death Railway before exploring tranquil Kanchanaburi. After getting a history lesson at the Hellfire Pass Memorial, kayak along the River Kwai to see nearby farming villages before spending the night under the stars in a jungle hut. Why not celebrate the penultimate evening of the adventure with a relaxed group dinner.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 1, Guesthouse - 2
Day 12 Bangkok
The journey comes full circle on the busy streets of Bangkok. City sights still wait to be uncovered for those who can stay an extra day or two.
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