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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 at Wat Chedi Luang, 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
02 Dec 201816 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,549 
09 Dec 201823 Dec 20187AUD $3,629
16 Dec 201830 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,549 
23 Dec 201806 Jan 20191AUD $3,629
06 Jan 201920 Jan 20191AUD $3,779
20 Jan 201903 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,549 
03 Feb 201917 Feb 20193AUD $3,779
09 Feb 201923 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,549 
10 Feb 201924 Feb 20192AUD $3,779
17 Feb 201903 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,549 
03 Mar 201917 Mar 201911AUD $3,659
17 Mar 201931 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,549 
14 Apr 201928 Apr 201913AUD $3,549
12 May 201926 May 201916AUD $3,549
09 Jun 201923 Jun 201914AUD $3,659
07 Jul 201921 Jul 201916AUD $3,659
04 Aug 201918 Aug 201913AUD $3,659
01 Sep 201915 Sep 201916AUD $3,549
29 Sep 201913 Oct 201916AUD $3,549
27 Oct 201910 Nov 201916AUD $3,659
10 Nov 201924 Nov 201914AUD $3,659
24 Nov 201908 Dec 201916AUD $3,659
01 Dec 201915 Dec 201916AUD $3,779
08 Dec 201922 Dec 201914AUD $3,779
22 Dec 201905 Jan 202015AUD $3,779
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.
Day 3 - Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
Enjoy a morning visit to Erawan National Park and waterfall then visit the Thai/Burma War Museum and War Cemetery. 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 the historic Wat Chedi Luang 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 Koh 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 Koh Madsum and Koh 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 Community-Owned Farm & Restaurant. Tour the village and explore the local fruit orchards before enjoying a local lunch at this G Adventures Supported project. 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 Koh 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.