Itinerary

Itinerary

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 Ko 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.

This trip is offered in partnership with
G Adventures.

Day 1: Bangkok
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Accommodations:Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit (or similar)
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.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Royal River Kwai Resort (or similar)
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.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations:Kameo Classic Ayutthaya Hotel (or similar)
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.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations:Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai (or similar)
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.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations:Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai (or similar)
Day 6: Chiang Mai
Enjoy the day to explore or participate in some optional activities. Traverse the rural lanes of Chiang Mai in a tuk-tuk by pre-booking the Full Day Tuk-Tuk Adventure.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai (or similar)
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.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit (or similar)
Day 8: Bangkok
Enjoy the day in bustling Bangkok. Option to visit temples, museums, a spa, or go shopping.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit (or similar)
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.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana Hotel (or similar)
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.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations:Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana Hotel (or similar)
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.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Anurak Community Lodge (or similar)
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.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Anurak Community Lodge (or similar)
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.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang (or similar)
Day 14: Krabi
Enjoy the day to relax in paradise. Opt to catch a tuk tuk to Ao Nang Beach, visit spas, rent kayaks, or snorkel. Discover the idyllic beaches of the Phi Phi islands by pre-booking the Phi Phi Island Tour by Speed Boat day trip.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang (or similar)
Day 15: Krabi/Bangkok
Return to bustling Bangkok. The tour ends at the airport.
Meals Included:Breakfast