Thailand Adventure West Coast (nov - apr) 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 $2,330
      CAD $2,365
      AUD $2,455
      EUR €1,660
      GBP £1,470
      NZD $2,915
      ZAR R22,370
      CHF FR2,045
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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 West Coast (nov - apr).
Tuk tuk driver, Bangkok

Beautiful thai beach

Beautiful smile

Street food in Bangkok

Hill tribe trek

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 Ao Nang/Krabi

Soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches of Krabi before taking a snorkelling day trip to Phi Phi Island.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Days 19-20 Ko Yao Noi

Sail around admiring Phang-Nga Bay's spectacular jagged cliffs and islands before pulling on a mask for more fantastic snorkelling. A tour of Ko Yao Noi provides a fascinating glimpse of daily life on a tropical island.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Days 21-23 Phuket

Take a refreshing dip in a waterfall en route to Phuket's Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre. There is so much to see and do on Thailand's largest island. Bungee jump, go deep-sea fishing, take in a cabaret show or kick back with a cocktail for a seaside sunset.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2