Bangkok, the Highlands
is an example of the kind of tailor-made tour we can offer the first
time visitor: with an excellent introduction to diverse Thailand,
from the remote, forest clad mountains of the North to the reef
fringed tropical islands of the South; from hill-tribe villages
lost in the mountains to the vibrant capital Bangkok.
Departure from London.
2 Arrival in Bangkok and transfer to a downtown hotel. Afternoon
to relax, explore the area or checkout some local markets.
3 Day tour of some of the City's sites; Wat Pho temple, the
Grand Palace and fabulous Wat Phra Kaew - the Temple of the Emerald
4 Head across the Central Plains for Phitsanolok Town. Evening
tour of the City's lively night bazaar.
5 Bicycle tour of the nearby, ancient city of Sukhothai
6 Complete our northwards journey with a morning ride to Nan
near the Lao border.
7,8 & 9 A unique three day experience trekking through the
dramatic, jungle-clad mountains bordering Laos. Return to Nan town
on the evening of the day 9.
10 Time to head south with a flight to Bangkok where we'll connect
with the night sleeper train for Nakhorn Si Thammarat.
11 Free to relax or explore this distinctively southern town's
bustling markets and checkout some of the local handicrafts.
12 Excursion to the dramatic Kharom waterfall, situated in the
Khao Luang National Park - one of the highest and most spectacular
in S.E. Asia.
13 Travel to Thale Noi Bird Sanctuary - one of the region's
most important waterbird sites - where we'll travel by boat through
the vast marshes and atmospheric water-lily covered lakes.
14 & 15 Expedition to Ban-Traat Mountain. Trek through the
rainforest, bathe in mountain streams, explore limestone caves and
visit a Sakai settlement - a hunter-gatherer, jungle dwelling people.
Overnight camping in the jungle! Return to Trang in the afternoon
of day 15.
16 Head for Chao Mai 'sea-gypsy' village from where we'll canoe
through mangrove swamps and along underground streams to visit the
atmospheric and mysterious, sacred sea-caves. Afternoon transfer
to Koh Muk Island.
17 Leisurely day on this tranquil island.
18 Boat tour through the spectacular scenery of Chao Mai National
Marine Park, snorkel on the archipelago's vibrant coral reefs and
swim through the unique Emerald cave'.
19 Free morning to top up your sun-tan before an afternoon return
20 Cook your own lunch with a half-day, Thai cookery lesson.
Evening return flight to London,via Bangkok.
21 Morning arrival in London.
· white-water rafting
· staying in tribal village
· jungle trekking
· canoeing in mangrove swamps
· snorkelling on coral reefs
· deserted beaches
· Bangkok's palaces and temples
· Thai food
boat, minibus, pick-up truck, internal flights
IN THE PRICE
as specified (tax and service charges are also included as is breakfast)
· Services of a Western tour leader throughout
· Local guide throughout
· Private vehicles in each location
· Private transfers to and from airports and train stations
· Entrance fees to museums, etc., permits, etc.
· The services of our local staff in Thailand
IN THE PRICE
· Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, tips,
· Airport transfers on arrival and departure
· Airport taxes payable locally on each departure
The accommodation on this trip is a mixture of private hotels (mostly
2 Star), guest houses, tribal village, beach chalets and camping.
We also spend a night on a train, which is quite comfortable. The
hotels have air conditioning and we will normally have twin rooms
with private facilities. In general, the hotels we use are of a
good standard, and will be clean and comfortable.
All breakfasts (e.g. bread, eggs or fruit and tea or coffee) are
included as are all Lunches and Dinners which are arranged in good
local restaurants were a variety of Thai dishes can be tried. Main
meals include rice. There is always enough food and we eat lots
of fruits and vegetables.
Departure tax and a number of entry fees are not included in
the price: as it is hard to say what people would like to visit
. There will also costs to cover soft drinks, mineral water and
snacks for consumption whilst travelling, although this is unlikely
to cost very much.
SUPPORT. You will be accompanied by an experienced English guide,
plus a local guide and where applicable a local driver. All your
luggage and personal belongings will be carried in the vehicle.
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