North & South Thailand Highlights - Thailand
The perfect mix of culture and beach, activities and relaxation, this 15-day adventure hits all the highlights. In the north, ponder the River Kwai, attend a cooking class for the secret to great curry, and marvel at the ruins of Ayutthaya. Then hit the beach and unwind—Koh Samui and Krabi await with tropical weather, beach barbecues and thrilling nightlife. Through a combination of flights, boats and overnight trains, you can see a lot and still come away feeling rejuvenated.
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.
Day 3 Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
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 rice barge.
Day 4 Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ayutthaya Historical Park, then return to Bangkok to catch a flight to Chiang Mai.
Day 5 Chiang Mai
Visit the market with a local chef to learn about traditional ingredients. Participate in a Thai cooking class and enjoy your creations for lunch. Visit the Doi Suthep Buddhist temple and listen to monks chanting at sunset. Opt to visit the bustling Chiang Mai night market.
Day 6 Chiang Mai
Today, explore Chiang Mai with some free time. Savour authentic khantoke cuisine this evening.
Day 7 Chiang Mai/Bangkok
Flight to bustling Bangkok for a klong riverboat tour and visit to Wat Po.
Day 8 Bangkok
Enjoy a free day in bustling Bangkok. Opt to visit the dazzling Grand Palace, formerly the official residence of the Thai royal family, and gaze upon the sacred statue of the Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew. Browse the stunning collections of Thai art and artifacts at the Bangkok National Museum, including weaponry, ceramics, textiles, and musical instruments; or hop on a bike to explore the quieter side of the city, pedalling past hidden temples and lush parks.
Day 9 Bangkok/Ko Samui
Catch a flight to the tropical island of Koh Samui. Settle in at the resort hotel and opt to relax on the beach or visit the town.
Day 10 Ko Samui
Embark on a boat tour to Ang Thong Marine Park, including a kayak trip along Koh Mae Ko. Enjoy an easy jungle trek to the green lagoon.
Day 11 Ko Samui
Option to snorkel, enjoy a Thai massage, visit a spa, or take a jeep tour.
Day 12 Ko Samui/Krabi
Take a flight to a tropical paradise, Krabi. Settle in this evening, then enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 13 Krabi
Enjoy a boat trip to Maya Bay and the surrounding islands, taking in some of the most stunning tropical vistas in Thailand. Visit Monkey Island, Koh Phi Phi, go snorkelling, and see the Viking Cave.
Day 14 Krabi
Opt to visit spas and relax, rent kayaks, or snorkel.
Day 15 Krabi/Bangkok
Return to bustling Bangkok. The tour ends at the airport, please book onward travel after 3pm.
Reference : GAH