You will be met at the airport for the transfer to your hotel.
Meet your guide after breakfast at 09.00 hrs and head to Wat Po, one of Bangkok’s oldest and largest temples, famous its 43 metre reclining Buddha. Visit the Grand Palace. See the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Pra Kaew), the most revered shrine in the Kingdom. Explore the klongs, Bangkok’s maze of canals and waterways by longtail boat and visit Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn,
Then jump on board a tuk tuk to head deep into Bangkok's 200-year-old China Town where you'll be able to sample all kinds of dishes. Your guide will explain the background to different foods and drinks as well as giving you their own insight into the local area.
Bangkok – Kaeng Krachan, Phetchaburi Province.
Early morning pick up from your hotel in Bangkok for the transfer to Kaeng Krachan.
There is fantastic birdlife in the national parks in Phetchaburi Province including white-browed scimitars, woodpeckers, ruby-cheeked sunbirds and blue-beareded bee-eaters. Full board and excursions included with a wildlife specialist guide.
Two nights' accommodation at a local lodge.
Return to Bangkok
Overnight back at the hotel where you stayed on your arrival.
NB. If your flight on Day 6 is very early we can book an airport hotel if you prefer.
Fly to Chiang Mai
Visit one of Chiang Mai’s most famous landmarks: Wat Prathat Doi Suthep. This temple is located at the summit of Doi Suthep Mountain, which towers over the city. Climb the 300-step staircase, flanked by nagas (serpent-like deities), or take the cable car up. The cool air and spectacular sunset views make the trip worth the effort.
Full Day Excursion to Elephant Nature Park
At the Elephant Nature Park you will hear accounts of rescued elephants as told by expert guides, learn about the problems elephants face and how the Elephant Nature Park is helping in their treatment.
There are opportunities to feed elephants and help scrub them down as they bathe (or watch others doing so) .
Full Day Excursion: Zip-ling and Rainforest Canopy Tour
An exciting canopy tour through pristine, 1500-year-old rainforest outside of Chiang Mai. There are 39 platforms, skybridges and lowering stations which connect 2km of zip lines to carry you through different layers of the jungle canopy taking you on a spectacular and gradual downhill course. A safety team accompanies you and provides clear instructions.
Full Day Tour: Tribal Encounter
Early morning departure for this Chiang Dao Hilltribe adventure which is inhabited by people of the Akha, Lisu, Lahu, Palong (aka Dara-ang) and Karen tribes.
During the journey your guide will explain about the herbs and vegetables used in Thai cooking as well as the unfamiliar foodstuffs and products you can find here. The trip includes bamboo rafting on the way to Chiang Dao where there will be visits to an Akha hilltribe village, a walk to a nearby Lisu village and a hike through a protected community forest to Pang Daeng Nai, a Palong village. Your guide will explain about the Royal Project to encourage crop diversification.
Chiang Mai – Koh Samui
Fly to Koh Samui and transfer to your beach hotel for a number of days at leisure.
If you would like us to arrange any particular activities such as snorkelling or additional tours to explore the islands, lagoons and caves in the marine park please let us know.
Afternoon transfer to airport for your flight to Bangkok and onward international flight,
The above sample Thailand holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.
Thailand has a wide range of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made Thailand holiday.
The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Thailand holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Thailand holiday.
If you like the broad sweep of the above sample Thailand holiday but have either fewer days to spend, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.
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