Classic: Thailand Encompassed (ATFT)

Countries Visited: Thailand
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
    Group Size: Max 15, avg 12
    Meals Included: 21 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Highlights
    Enjoy a homestay in a traditional Lanna village, Trek through remote villages of Northern Thailand and stay with the locals, Experience the 13th-century ruins of Sukhothai Historical Park from the seat of a bike, Enjoy quiet beaches and dramatic scenery on Southern Thai islands, Explore magnificent temples and palaces,

    Description
    This is the ultimate Thailand experience for every kind of traveller. This 24-day trip combines the best highlights of Northern Thailand, with the picturesque, tropical islands of the south. Experience cultural touchstones like the former capital city of Ayutthaya and a hilltribe trek outside of Chiang Mai and then head south to discover some of the most idyllic beaches in the entire world. Want Thailands Youve got it.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    24 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1BangkokDay 1 Bangkok
    Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2KanchanaburiDay 2 Bangkok/Kanchanaburi (1B, 1D)
    Enjoy a klong boat tour of Bangkok including a visit to Wat Po. Travel to Kanchanaburi and head to your floating rafthouse accommodation. Enjoy free time to explore. Included Activities: Klong Riverboat Tour Wat Po Visit Overnight Rafthouse Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 129km)
    Day 3KanchanaburiDay 3 Kanchanaburi (1B)
    Enjoy a day of sightseeing at Erawan Falls and the Bridge on the River Kwai. Explore the Allied War Cemetery, the Thai-Burmese Railway Centre and the JEATH War Museum to learn more about the areas history. Included Activities: Erawan Waterfalls Visit Bridge on the River Kwai Visit Thai/Burma Railway Centre and Allied War Cemetery Visit Transport: Enjoy a short drive to view the beautiful Erawan Waterfalls. (1-2 hours per direction) Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours)
    Day 4Phra Nakhon Si AyutthayaDay 4 Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (1B)
    Travel to Ayutthaya and visit the historical sites of the old capital city. Opt to visit Chan Kasem National Museum and Chao Sam Phraya Museum. Included Activities: Temple Ruins Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 150km)
    Day 5Chiang MaiDay 5 Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai (1B)
    Spend a full day exploring Ayutthaya before boarding an overnight train to Chiang Mai. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))
    Day 6Chiang MaiDay 6 Chiang Mai
    Chiang Mai is a vibrant city with heaps to see and do. Famous for its night market, cooking classes, and Muay Thai, its a feat to fit it all in. Included Activities: Doi Suthep Temple Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
    Day 7Ban Pha MonDay 7 Chiang Mai/Ban Pha Mon (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Tucked away in the hills of northern Thailand is where the most colourful and unchanged traditional communities can be found. Trek through forests and rural terrains to visit some of these diverse hilltribe villages; often, each will have their own unique language, clothing style, and belief system that differs significantly from those of neighbouring tribes. You are well looked after by your CEO and local guides, who take the responsibility of preparing all meals and carrying food supplies. Additional Notes: The exact itinerary of the walking on this trip may change from time to time, taking into account the weather and local conditions. Also, please note there may be times when the use of video and/or still cameras may be inappropriate -- your CEO and guides will be able to advise you. Be prepared for the accommodation to be basic; remember, its all about an authentic and unique experience! Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 1 Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
    Day 8Ban Muang PamDay 8 Ban Pha Mon/Ban Muang Pam (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Trek for about six hours and between villages, over farmlands and grasslands and acend to the ridgeline. Learn about bush medicine, seasonal fruits and plants and seeds. Slip on your wet shoes and descend to the Huew Hin Poon Creek for lunch. Here, go for a swim and help the local guides make a friction fire and prepare lunch. Continue another hour and a half to the jungle Buddhist temple outside the second village. Spend the night in the Karen village learn about wood carving, weaving and cooking. Opt to learn about medicine from a shaman or play football with the locals. Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 2
    Day 9Chiang MaiDay 9 Ban Muang Pam/Chiang Mai (1B, 1L)
    After breakfast, leave the village and continue on, stopping at other villages along the way. Arrive at Tham Lod, a 1666m deep cave. Enter by bamboo raft and move to different chambers - a truly unique experience. After lunch, drive back to Chiang Mai for some free time to explore. Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 3 Transport: Pickup truck (4.00 hour(s))
    Day 10Chiang MaiDay 10 Chiang Mai (1B, 1D)
    Enjoy free time to explore Chiang Mai. Opt for a bicycle tour, a visit the Mae Sa waterfall, shopping at the night market, or getting a traditional Thai massage. Enjoy a local cooking class with dinner. Included Activities: Cooking Class
    Day 11Chiang RaiDay 11 Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai (1B)
    Travel to Chiang Rai and start exploring. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50-5.00 hours, 274km)
    Day 12Chiang RaiDay 12 Chiang Rai (1B)
    Visit the town of Mae Sai and the Opium Museum. Included Activities: Mae Sai Visit Opium Museum Visit
    Day 13LampangDay 13 Chiang Rai/Lampang (1B, 1D)
    Continue on to Lampang and enjoy a homestay in a traditional Lanna village. Participate in craft demonstrations and opt to help prepare a local meal. Included Activities: Village Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 315km)
    Day 14SukhothaiDay 14 Lampang/Sukhothai (1B, 1L)
    Take in traditional morning activities, followed by lunch in the village. Travel to Sukhothai and enjoy a free afternoon. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 213km)
    Day 15SukhothaiDay 15 Sukhothai (1B)
    Take a half-day guided bike tour of Sukhothai Historical Park and explore the area with some free time. Included Activities: Sukhothai Bicycle Tour
    Day 16BangkokDay 16 Sukhothai/Bangkok (1B)
    Travel to Bangkok and enjoy some time for last minute shopping. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 422km)
    Day 17Ko SamuiDay 17 Bangkok/Ko Samui (1B)
    With tons to do in the area, spend the next couple of days enjoying this tropical paradise. Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s)) Plane (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
    Day 18Ko SamuiDay 18 Ko Samui (1B)
    Relax on the beach or visit the bustling little town. Opt for a snorkelling trip in Ang Thong Marine Park.
    Day 19Ko Pha NganDay 19 Ko Samui/Ko Pha Ngan (1B)
    Take a ferry to nearby Koh Pha Ngan, with time to explore the islands waterfalls, swim in lagoons, hike, or relax. If its the right time, opt to take part in the islands famous Full Moon Party. Transport: Transfer to the ferry terminal and board for the short ride to Koh Phangan. Ferry (0.75 hour(s))
    Day 20Ko Pha NganDay 20 Ko Pha Ngan (1B)
    With everything from yoga and meditation courses, natural beauty, and its famous full moon parties, Koh Phangan has something for everyone.
    Day 21Ko TaoDay 21 Ko Pha Ngan/Ko Tao (1B)
    Travel to Koh Tao, in English known as `turtle island'. While most of the visitors spend their days in the water, in the evening the beach bars and hotels spill over with people looking to share their tales of the days activities and a cold beer or two. Enjoy an included snorkelling excursion from Koh Tao through Koh Nang Yuan. Included Activities: Snorkelling Excursion Transport: Transfer to the ferry in Koh Phangan and on the other end in Koh Tao. Ferry (2.50 hour(s))
    Day 22Ko TaoDay 22 Ko Tao (1B, 1L)
    Enjoy a free day on the island.
    Day 23BangkokDay 23 Ko Tao/Bangkok (1B)
    Head back to the mainland by ferry before an overnight train back to Bangkok. Transport: Transfer to the port before a ferry back to the mainland. Ferry (1.50 hour(s)) Basic overnight train (beds) (9.00-10.00 hours)
    Day 24BangkokDay 24 Bangkok
    Arrive at Bangkok station in the morning. Trip ends on arrival. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities)
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    01/01/2018$2,899.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 1; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    01/15/2018$2,899.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 2; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    01/29/2018$2,899.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 6; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    02/12/2018$2,799.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 10; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    03/12/2018$2,799.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 14; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    03/26/2018$2,799.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 10; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    04/09/2018$2,799.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 10; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    10/22/2018$2,799.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    11/12/2018$2,799.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    11/19/2018$2,799.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    12/03/2018$2,899.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 13; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
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