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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

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Meet with Monks at Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Traditional Thai Home Dinner, Chiang Mai National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Rainforest Eco-Walk & Dinner, Khao Sok National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Krabi Village Excursion, Krabi Hands-On: Cooking Class, Chiang Mai
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 $3,399
Start Location
Bangkok, Thailand
End Location
Bangkok, Thailand
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Discovery, Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
27 May 201810 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,399 
10 Jun 201824 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,399 
01 Jul 201815 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,399 
15 Jul 201829 Jul 20184AUD $3,399
29 Jul 201812 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,399 
12 Aug 201826 Aug 201815AUD $3,399
26 Aug 201809 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,399 
09 Sep 201823 Sep 201814AUD $3,519
30 Sep 201814 Oct 201813AUD $3,519
28 Oct 201811 Nov 20187AUD $3,519
11 Nov 201825 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,399 
18 Nov 201802 Dec 20189AUD $3,519
02 Dec 201816 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,399 
09 Dec 201823 Dec 201814AUD $3,629
16 Dec 201830 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,399 
23 Dec 201806 Jan 20199AUD $3,629
06 Jan 201920 Jan 201912AUD $3,629
20 Jan 201903 Feb 201910AUD $3,629
03 Feb 201917 Feb 201910AUD $3,629
17 Feb 201903 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,399 
03 Mar 201917 Mar 201916AUD $3,519
17 Mar 201931 Mar 201916AUD $3,519
14 Apr 201928 Apr 201916AUD $3,519
12 May 201926 May 201916AUD $3,519
09 Jun 201923 Jun 201916AUD $3,399
07 Jul 201921 Jul 201916AUD $3,399
04 Aug 201918 Aug 201915AUD $3,399
01 Sep 201915 Sep 201916AUD $3,519
29 Sep 201913 Oct 201916AUD $3,519
27 Oct 201910 Nov 201916AUD $3,519
10 Nov 201924 Nov 201916AUD $3,519
24 Nov 201908 Dec 201916AUD $3,519
01 Dec 201915 Dec 201916AUD $3,629
08 Dec 201922 Dec 201916AUD $3,629
22 Dec 201905 Jan 202016AUD $3,629
Itinerary
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 take 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 to catch a flight to Chiang Mai.
Day 5 - Chiang Mai
Following a visit to the local markets with a chef we will enjoy a Thai cooking class at a private culinary school, then have the dish 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. Later we travel to the countryside, visiting a local village and enjoying an authentic khantok dinner in a family's home.
Day 7 - Chiang Mai/Bangkok
Flight to bustling Bangkok for a klong riverboat ride through Bangkok's canals and 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. 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 to enjoy included kayaking and snorkelling.
Day 11 - Ko Samui/Khao Sok
Catch the ferry back to the mainland and drive 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 enjoy various jungle activities.
Day 13 - Khao Sok/Krabi
This morning drive to Krabi. On arrival, cross the river by private longtail boat past mangroves forests, visiting the Khao Khanab Nam caves to view the 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.