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Wonders of Thailand

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Meet the locals in rural Thailand and experience country life
Includes return economy airfares

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Highlights

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Meet the locals in rural Thailand and experience country life
  • Sample delicious home-style Thai cooking prepared by a local family
  • Visit the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and spend time with the elephants in their natural habitat
  • Explore the temples and markets of Chiang Mai

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What's included
  • Indirect international flights & internal flights
  • Group tour, maximum group size 14
  • 12 nights in 4* hotels & boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader
  • Tours by air-conditioned vehicle
  • 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Boat cruises
  • Entrance fees
  • Airport transfers
Need to know
  • Arrives: Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
  • Time difference: GMT+7
  • Visa requirements: British passport holders do not require visa for stays of less than 30 days
  • Language: Thai
  • Currency: Thai baht (THB)
  • Flying time from UK: around 12 hours direct
  • Plug type: 2 round pins or 2 flat pins
  • Voltage: 220V
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Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from the UK to Bangkok.

Fly from the UK to Bangkok.

Days 2-3
Bangkok

Bangkok

The next day, you’ll have free time to explore the city, then you’ll hop on board a traditional long tail boat and cruise the pretty canals, stopping at an Artist Village to watch a Thai puppet show, and later visiting the impressive Wat Arun. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a tuk tuk street eats tour and a trip to Wat Pho, which by now will be lit up against the night sky.

3* Vimala Suites

Longtail boat trip Thai puppet show Wat Arun and Wat Pho Tuk tuk street eats tour

Days 4-5
Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi

Continuing on to Kanchanaburi, famous for its bridge over the River Kwai, you’ll discover the Kanchanaburi War cemetery and the JEATH War Museum before boarding a boat to the River Kwai Jungle Raft for dinner accompanied by a sunset Mon dance and music show.

3* Hintok River Camp

Traditional lunch with a local family Kanchanaburi War Cemetery JEATH War Museum Mon dance and Music Show

Day 6
Uthai Thani

Uthai Thani

Better yet, it’s delightfully free of visitors. On the way to the city, you’ll stop at the Banham-Jamsai Tower to take in the views from Thailand’s highest viewpoint, then later on, you’ll enjoy a private dinner cruise accompanied by traditional Thai music.

3* Avatar Resort

Banham-Jamsai Tower Dinner Cruise

Days 7-8
Tak

Tak

After lunch, continue to Tak for a traditional dinner prepared by a local family. The next day, take a trip to the markets and temples of Mae Sot, where you’ll also visit Wat Phra That Doi Din Kiu with its 400 steps up to a fabulous view over the jungle and beyond to neighbouring Myanmar.

4* Bantak House

Sukothai Historical Park Traditional dinner Wat Phra That Doi Din Ki

Day 9
Doi Inthanon National Park

Doi Inthanon National Park

Doi Inthanon National Park is often known as the Roof of Thailand, and is part of the Himalayan mountain range, with its highest mountain, Doi Inthanon, standing at 2,565m. Even if you’re not climbing to the peak, you can still enjoy the walking trails, waterfalls, and stupas dotted around the park, and look out for the colourful birdlife.

3* Touch Star Resort

Days 10-11
Mae Hong Son

Mae Hong Son

In the evening, you’ll have time to explore Mae Hong Son night market. You’ll have a full day in Mae Hong Son to cruise the River Pai and learn about the Long Neck Hill trible at Ban Nam Phiang Din Village, and take a wander around the various Wats around the edge of the city’s Mae Hong Son pond.

3* Fern Resort

Prijinda Cave Bird conservation centre visit River Pai cruise

Days 12-13
Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

While staying in Chiang Mai, you’ll take a full day trip to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, where you can feed these majestic creatures and learn more about their behaviour. You can even watch them have a mud spa or join them in the river for a bath! In the evening, your final night, tuck in to a Khantoke farewell dinner.

4* Rimping Village

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary visit Khantoke dinner

Days 14-15
Return to Bangkok and fly back to the UK.

Return to Bangkok and fly back to the UK.

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