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Upgraded Thailand

15 days, Bangkok to Bangkok

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If you’re looking for a trip that combines Thailand’s cities and temples with the stunning beaches of its tropical coastline, well, you’ve found it. Learn about the rich cultural heritage and culinary magic in Chiang Mai before cruising south to lounge along pristine beaches and swim in warm, turquoise waters. Visit limestone cliffs and sacred caves in Krabi, and leave footprints in the sand along the shores of Ko Samui. Every place you go will give you something to talk about, so get ready to meet some incredible people, partake in traditional workshops, and fall in love with the vibrant flavours of Thai cuisine.

15 days

Bangkok to Bangkok

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Trip Code: ATHJ

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If you’re looking for a trip that combines Thailand’s cities and temples with the stunning beaches of its tropical coastline, well, you’ve found it. Learn about the rich cultural heritage and culinary magic in Chiang Mai before cruising south to lounge along pristine beaches and swim in warm, turquoise waters. Visit limestone cliffs and sacred caves in Krabi, and leave footprints in the sand along the shores of Ko Samui. Every place you go will give you something to talk about, so get ready to meet some incredible people, partake in traditional workshops, and fall in love with the vibrant flavours of Thai cuisine.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

15 days

Bangkok to Bangkok

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: ATHJ

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Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Bangkok/Kanchanaburi

In the morning transfer to the city of Kanchanaburi, at the convergence of the Khwae Noi and Khwae Yai Rivers. Journey by train across the bridge on the River Kwai and then visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre to learn about the history surrounding the Burma Railway. Afterwards, the group will visit the nearby Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

Stretch those legs this morning on a hike into the fertile landscapes of Erawan National Park in the Tenasserim Hills. Enjoy a quick swim in the turquoise pools of Erawan Falls. In the afternoon, travel to the historic city of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya where the group will try some traditional Thai dishes for dinner on a rice barge from the 1930s that has been converted into a restaurant.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 4Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Ayutthaya Historical Park where you will be able to walk down well-planned city streets to see beautiful palaces and Buddhist monasteries that inspired Thai architecture for years to come. After spending some time here, return to Bangkok where the group will board a flight to Chiang Mai. Dinner will be enjoyed at a traditional village in the countryside. It will be khantok-style and served on low pedestal trays.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 5Chiang Mai

Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Chiang Mai’s morning markets. You’ll be with a local chef during your time there and will learn about Thai cuisine as you select ingredients for an included cooking class. For lunch the group will eat what they made during the class and will visit a historic temple together. Then, meet with one of the resident monks to learn about life in the temple. From there, listen to the chanting of monks at Wat Phra That Doi Sethep temple.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Foodie Moment Cooking Class

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 6Chiang Mai

The day is yours. Check out Chiang Mai’s temples and choose from a variety of optional activities to fill your time. Maybe travel the rural lanes of the city in a tuk-tuk, or choose to take a cycling tour through rice paddies and the historic district. After dark, opt to visit Chiang Mai’s bustling night market.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7Chiang Mai/Bangkok

Fly to Bangkok in the morning and hop on a traditional klong boat to ride through the winding canals. Stop for a visit to Wat Pho, the largest and oldest temple complex in Bangkok. See the grand statue of the Reclining Buddha and simply enjoy your surroundings.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Bangkok

Did someone say free day in Bangkok? Sure did! Choose to visit the Grand Palace, stare up at the sacred statue of the Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew, or wander through the art and artifacts at the Bangkok National Museum. The choice is yours. If you can’t decide, maybe hop on a bike to check out the calmer side of the city, riding through hidden temples and beautiful parks.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 9Bangkok/Ko Samui

The adventure certainly begins today as the group transfers to the airport in Bangkok to board a flight to the island of Ko Samui. Get settled and then explore your surroundings during a free afternoon. Lounge by the pool, leave footprints along the beaches, or become acquainted with the local village.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 10Ko Samui

Today you’re in for a treat. Board a traditional longtail boat in the morning and set off to the islands of Ko Mat Sum and Ko Taen. Indulge in a local lunch at the beach and then choose to relax, explore more on foot, by kayak, or with a snorkel. There’s so much to do and see, especially under the calm, clear waters.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 11Ko Samui/Khao Sok

Board a ferry to reach the mainland for your drive to Kao Thep Pitak. This community-owned farm is supported by G Adventures. It’s here that you’ll have lunch and take a walk through the surrounding fruit orchards. Then, it’s onward to Khao Sok National Park, where the group will stay at a sustainable, community-focused eco-lodge near the park boundary. After dark head out with a community guide into the rainforest to witness the jungle at night.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Kao Thep Pitak Community-Owned Farm & Meal

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12Khao Sok

It’s all about Khao Sok National Park as you get a day to enjoy the largest virgin rainforest area in southern Thailand at your own pace. There are many optional activities to choose from that will get you into the jungle. Go on a hike to search for monkeys and tropical birds, relax in some hot springs, grab a canoe and float down the Sok River, or book a cycling tour through the park’s winding trails.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 13Khao Sok/Krabi

Today’s journey includes driving south to Krabi along the southwest coast of Thailand. After crossing the Krabi River by private longtail boat you’ll visit the Khao Khanap Nam cave to view some prehistoric paintings and cool rock formations. Afterwards, travel to Ko Klang island and hop on some tuk-tuks to weave through local communities seeing local life at work. Stop and chat with villagers to learn about cultivation techniques passed down through generations.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 14Krabi

You’ve earned some down time, so why don’t you take today to relax and explore Krabi. Maybe jump on a tuk-tuk to visit Ao Nang beach, or choose to kayak through the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. Maybe go snorkeling and search for tropical fish. If you want even more adventure, book a speedboat day trip to some of the best beaches on the Ko Phi Phi islands.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 15Krabi/Bangkok

This morning, return to Bangkok, where your trip ends on arrival.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Kao Thep Pitak Community-Owned Farm & Meal, Ban Ta Khun
  • 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 Pho temple complex
  • Ko Mat Sum and Ko Taen Excursion
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (12 nts), lodge (2 nts).

Meals

14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Allow USD185-240 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private bus/minivan, tuk tuk, tricycle, boat, train, plane, walking.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Departures

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Please Contact Us to inquire about dates for next season, or to discuss other tour options.

Upgraded Thailand

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