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ATHNG - Iconic Thailand

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.

Inclusions

Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Traditional Thai Guesthouse & Home Dinner, Chiang Mai Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Meet with Monks, Chiang Mai Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Kao Thep Pitak Farm and Culinary Experience, Ban Ta Khun Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Rainforest Eco-Walk & Dinner, Khao Sok Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Krabi Village Excursion, Krabi Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Class, Chiang Mai Your Discover Moment: Bangkok
Arrival transfer
Entrance to Thai-Burma war museum and train ride
Visit to Erawan National Park
Guided tour at Ayutthaya Historical Park
Dinner on a converted rice barge
Bangkok boat tour of the klongs (canals) and Wat Phra Kaew temple
Koh Madsum and Koh Tan Excursion
Internal flights
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
15
Price From
AUD $3,549
Start Location
Bangkok, Thailand
End Location
Bangkok, Thailand
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Discovery
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
03 Mar 201917 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,549 
17 Mar 201931 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,549 
14 Apr 201928 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,549 
12 May 201926 May 20198AUD $3,549
09 Jun 201923 Jun 201912AUD $3,659
07 Jul 201921 Jul 201913AUD $3,659
04 Aug 201918 Aug 201913AUD $3,659
01 Sep 201915 Sep 201914AUD $3,549
29 Sep 201913 Oct 201915AUD $3,549
27 Oct 201910 Nov 201913AUD $3,659
10 Nov 201924 Nov 20199AUD $3,659
24 Nov 201908 Dec 201914AUD $3,659
01 Dec 201915 Dec 201916AUD $3,779
08 Dec 201922 Dec 201914AUD $3,779
22 Dec 201905 Jan 202015AUD $3,779
05 Jan 202019 Jan 202016AUD $3,779
19 Jan 202002 Feb 202016AUD $3,779
02 Feb 202016 Feb 202016AUD $3,779
16 Feb 202001 Mar 202016AUD $3,779
01 Mar 202015 Mar 202016AUD $3,659
15 Mar 202029 Mar 202016AUD $3,659
12 Apr 202026 Apr 202016AUD $3,549
10 May 202024 May 202016AUD $3,549
07 Jun 202021 Jun 202016AUD $3,659
05 Jul 202019 Jul 202016AUD $3,659
02 Aug 202016 Aug 202016AUD $3,659
30 Aug 202013 Sep 202016AUD $3,549
27 Sep 202011 Oct 202016AUD $3,549
25 Oct 202008 Nov 202016AUD $3,659
08 Nov 202022 Nov 202016AUD $3,659
22 Nov 202006 Dec 202016AUD $3,659
06 Dec 202020 Dec 202016AUD $3,779
20 Dec 202003 Jan 202116AUD $3,779
03 Jan 202117 Jan 202116AUD $3,549
17 Jan 202131 Jan 202116AUD $3,549
31 Jan 202114 Feb 202116AUD $3,549
14 Feb 202128 Feb 202116AUD $3,549
28 Feb 202114 Mar 202116AUD $3,549
14 Mar 202128 Mar 202116AUD $3,549
28 Mar 202111 Apr 202116AUD $3,549
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Bangkok
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 - Bangkok/Kanchanaburi
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.
Day 3 - Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
Enjoy a morning visit to Erawan National Park and waterfall. This afternoon, travel to Ayutthaya and enjoy dinner on a converted 1930s rice barge.
Day 4 - Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ayutthaya Historical Park, which served as Thailand's capital from the 14th to 18th centuries, when it ranked as one of the most magnificent cities in the world. Later, return to Bangkok and catch a flight to Chiang Mai. Travel to the nearby countryside and enjoy a khantok-style dinner a must-do when you reach northern Thailand.
Day 5 - Chiang Mai
Visit the local markets with a chef to collect ingredients to use in our Thai cooking class at a private culinary school, the results of which we'll enjoy for lunch. Later, we'll visit an historic temple and sit down with one of the young monks to discuss daily life and Buddhism. Listen to monks chanting at Doi Suthep Temple, one of the most stunning golden Temples in Thailand.
Day 6 - Chiang Mai
Enjoy the day to explore or participate in some optional activities.
Day 7 - Chiang Mai/Bangkok
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.
Day 8 - Bangkok
Enjoy the day in bustling Bangkok. Option to visit temples, museums, a spa, or go shopping.
Day 9 - Bangkok/Ko Samui
Catch a flight to the tropical island of Ko Samui. Settle in at the resort hotel and relax at the pool bar or opt to visit the beach or town.
Day 10 - Ko Samui
Embark on a private traditional longtail boat and travel off the tourist trail to the pristine islands of Ko Mat Sum and Ko Tan. Savour a local lunch on the beach and opt for included kayaking and snorkelling experiences.
Day 11 - Ko Samui/Khao Sok
Catch the ferry back to the mainland and drive to Kao Thep Pitak, a community owned farm and restaurant. Enjoy lunch at this G Adventures-supported project and tour the local fruit orchards. Continue to Anurak Community Lodge, located just outside Khao Sok National Park. Surrounded by lush rainforest, the lodge focuses on environmental sustainability and working with the local community. This evening, we take a rainforest walk with a community guide and enjoy a campfire dinner under the canopy.
Day 12 - Khao Sok
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
This morning, drive to Krabi. On arrival, cross the river by private longtail boat past mangrove forests, visiting the Khao Khanab Nam caves to view prehistoric paintings and limestone formations. Later, on Ko Klang, jump in tricycle tuk-tuks to explore local communities and rural industries, including a rubber plantation to see tree tapping, rice fields, and a batik workshop. Learn about the culture and daily life of rural southern Thailand villagers.
Day 14 - Krabi
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
Return to bustling Bangkok. The tour ends at the airport.