Hit the highlights of Thailand on a 15-day adventure that strikes a balance between cultural landmarks and stunning beaches, activity and relaxation. Up north, ponder the River Kwai and eat your way through Chiang Mai. Then head to the southern shores for some downtime at Koh Samui and Krabi. Along the way, bask in the radiance of golden temples, enjoy long-tail boat rides, and learn to cook authentic Thai food.

Trip highlights

Krabi Village Excursion, Cross the scenic and serene Krabi River and explore some of its caves aboard a long-tail boat. Then step onto a tuk tuk to be whisked through nearby villages and rice fields, and say hello to the locals who tend to the crops and neighbouring vegetable farms.

Meet with Monks, Visit the 14th-century Wat Chedi Luang Buddhist temple in the heart of Chiang Mai’s old city. Sit down with young monks to discuss daily life and Buddhism, and leave feeling spiritually refreshed.

Rainforest Eco-Walk & Dinner, Explore the lush rainforest of Klong Phanom National Park with an expert tracker dedicated to the conservation of large animals. Learn about the park’s incredible wildlife as you walk, before sitting down with our host at a campfire dinner of rainforest specialties.

Wat Po Visit, This temple is known for its reclining Buddha, its feet covered with mother-of-pearl engravings of Buddhist symbols. Explore the large grounds and other compounds to see other Buddha figures, murals and the chedis that contain the ashes of Buddha. This is also the birthplace of traditional Thai massage.

Itinerary - 15 Days

Day 1 Bangkok

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Additional Notes:
You are welcome to arrive at any time on day 1, but please note that hotel check-in time is 14:00pm.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Transport:
Upon arrival at the airport, head to the arrival hall and door number 3 near the information counter. Look for a driver holding a G Adventures sign with your name, who'll take you to your hotel so you can check in and start exploring.
Private Vehicle (0.75-1.50 hours)

Day 2 Bangkok/Kanchanaburi (1B)

Travel to Kanchanaburi, home to the "Bridge on the River Kwai." Take a train journey over the bridge and marvel in a piece of World War II history. Visit the Thai/Burma War Museum and War Cemetery.

Included Activities:
Bridge on the River Kwai Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 129km)

Day 3 Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (1B, 1D)

Enjoy a morning visit to Erawan National Park and waterfall. This afternoon, travel to Ayutthaya and enjoy dinner on a converted 1930s rice barge.

Included Activities:
Erawan Waterfalls Visit
Thai/Burma Railway Centre and Allied War Cemetery Visit
Dinner Cruise

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))

Day 4 Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai (1B, 1D)

Khantok in the Northern dialect means wooden tray, used for carrying dishes, round in shape and made of teak wood. The host will invite guests to sit on the floor around the khantok. After dinner, enjoy tea time with the opportunity to talk with local people to learn their way of living.

Included Activities:
Ayutthaya Historical Park Guided Tour
Traditional Thai Guesthouse & Home Dinner

Transport:
Hello again, Bangkok! Travel back to the city and to the airport by private van.
Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours)
Plane (1.50 hour(s))

Day 5 Chiang Mai (1B, 1L)

Monk Chats are a great cultural exchange, but is also important in helping the young Monks improve their English.

Included Activities:
Cooking Class
Meet with Monks
Doi Suthep Temple Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)

Day 6 Chiang Mai (1B)

Enjoy the day to explore or participate in some optional activities.

Day 7 Chiang Mai/Bangkok (1B)

Fly back to Bangkok for a klong riverboat ride through the city's canals and a visit to Wat Po, the famed Temple of the Reclining Buddha.

Included Activities:
Klong Riverboat Tour
Wat Po Visit

Transport:
Take a quick flight back to Bangkok.
Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Private Vehicle

Day 8 Bangkok (1B)

Enjoy the day in bustling Bangkok. Option to visit temples, museums, a spa, or go shopping.

Day 9 Bangkok/Ko Samui (1B)

Lying off of Thailand’s east coast in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui offers everything you could possibly want in a seaside retreat: white sandy beaches, coconut palms, fresh seafood, and warm, clear waters.

Our hotel is located at the vibrant and exciting "Chaweng" district, walking distance to restaurants, entertainment spots and shopping. Catch a tuk tuk to the various beaches close to our hotel.

Transport:
Plane (1.00 hour(s))

Day 10 Ko Samui (1B, 1L)

Transfer by traditional longtail boat to Koh Madsum and enjoy morning kayaking along the stunning coastline. Return to the beach for a delicious buffet lunch. Afterwards, stretch out on a deck chair or, for the more active, head out on a sea kayak, go snorkelling, or explore this magnificent island.

Later, continue to Koh Tan for more island activities.

Included Activities:
Koh Madsum and Koh Tan Excursion

Day 11 Ko Samui/Khao Sok (1B, 1L, 1D)

Khao Sok is a stunning location with one of the oldest evergreen rainforests in the world, surrounded by limestone karst cliffs.

Included Activities:
Kao Thep Pitak Farm and Culinary Experience
Rainforest Eco-Walk & Dinner

Transport:
Ferry (1.50-2.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)

Day 12 Khao Sok (1B)

Today is free to relax at the lodge or enjoy a walk along the trails. Opt to partake in various jungle activities.

Day 13 Khao Sok/Krabi (1B)

Stay close to the beach and enjoy some of the beautiful scenic views that have made southern Thailand so famous. In the evening, grab a cocktail and relax at the pool. Your CEO will fill you in on all the other interesting options that are available in the area. This is the perfect place to get active or simply chill out and relax.

Our resort is located a short distance by tuk tuk to Aonang Beach and Noppharat Thara Beach. Enjoy the resort’s excellent facilities including restaurant and bars, three large outdoor swimming pools, and rejuvenating spa (additional cost).

Included Activities:
Krabi Village Excursion

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)

Day 14 Krabi (1B)

Enjoy the day to relax in paradise. Opt to catch a tuk tuk to Aonang Beach, visit spas, rent kayaks, or snorkel.

Day 15 Krabi/Bangkok (1B)

Today we return to bustling Bangkok. The tour ends at Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok Airport). Please note: your flight must not depart earlier than 15:00 on this day.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Transport:
Plane (1.50 hour(s))

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