Thailand Adventure East Coast (May - Oct) Itinerary

Embark on a memorable journey from bustling Bangkok to tropical Phuket. Visit Thailand's famous holiday islands and fascinating historical attractions.

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      USD $2,590
      CAD $2,460
      AUD $2,380
      EUR €1,755
      GBP £1,505
      NZD $3,040
      ZAR R19,720
      CHF FR2,160
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Thailand Adventure East Coast (May - Oct).
Thai fisherman

Hilltribe Trek

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Day 1 Bangkok

Soak up the energy of Thailand's capital, Bangkok. Travel around the city in a tuk-tuk, stroll down Khao San Road and perhaps check out the lively bar scene. After all, Bangkok is Asia's very own city that never sleeps!
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 2-4 Kanchanaburi/River Kwai

Swap bustling streets for shady waterways on a longtail boat cruise along Chao Phraya River. Gaze up at the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho. Hit the road to Kanchanaburi, home to the Bridge on the River Kwai. Discover the area’s tragic past at Jeath War Museum and swim beneath a seven-tiered waterfall in Erawan National Park. There's even a chance to kayak back to Kanchanaburi, via the infamous Death Railway Bridge.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2, Rafthouse - 1

Day 5 Ayuthaya

Ayuthaya, the ancient capital of Siam, is home to many beautiful, intricately carved temples. Visit Wat Phra Mahathat and Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon with a local guide, before taking an overnight train to Chiang Mai.
ACCOM: Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 6-7 Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai boasts dozens of spas and yoga studios, plus a Night Bazaar packed with bargain buys. Maybe choose to hone culinary skills at a Thai cooking class before hailing a songthaew to the temple complex of Doi Suthep.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 8 Doi Mae Salong

Head through undulating green valleys lined with tea plantations to picturesque Doi Mae Salong. Go underground to explore a fascinating cave system.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Day 9 Homestay

Experience village life on an overnight stay and, in the evening, enjoy a khantohk dinner and dance performance.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1

Days 10-11 Hilltribe Trek

Hike through remote villages and learn about hilltribe cultures. Stay in simple huts and trek over lush rice terraces carved into the hills.
ACCOM: Hilltribe village - 2

Day 12 Chiang Rai

Explore Chiang Mai’s ‘little sister’ – Chiang Rai. While here, an evening boat cruise on the Mekong River is a great way to finish the day.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Day 13 Chiang Mai

Why not enjoy a traditional Thai massage before taking an overnight train to Bangkok.
ACCOM: Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 14-16 Bangkok

Back in the city, meander through the extensive Chatuchak Weekend Market or explore vibrant Chinatown. Perhaps mark the end of the tour by picking up some colourful handicrafts or souvenirs.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 17-18 Ko Pha-Ngan

Chilled out and picturesque, Ko Pha-Ngan is the perfect place for a tropical island getaway. Visit fishing villages, discover temples or swim under refreshing waterfalls.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Days 19-20 Ko Tao

Soak up the best of beach life on the white sandy shores of Ko Tao. Diving is the order of the day for many visitors to Ko Tao but snorkelling over the colourful reefs is equally as impressive. There's also plenty of time to simply relax on the beach under swaying coconut palms.
ACCOM: Bungalow - 2

Days 21-23 Ko Samui

Travel across to Ko Samui and enjoy long white beaches, ancient temples and cooling waterfalls - but this time with the addition of a lively nightlife. Take a day tour to Thailand's largest national marine park, home to the beautiful Emerald Lake, or choose to head out on a sea-kayak trip. If that seems like too much hard work, just kick back with a cocktail on one of Ko Samui's beaches.