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$1800  $1490 
15 days 14 nights
TourID: THA15
Deluxe

15 days - Thai Explorer

Leave behind the hordes of backpackers in crowded Bangkok and head into parts of Thailand that lots of travellers never see. By the time they’re up and ready to shake off last night’s hangover, you’ll be on your way to Sukhothai, a tiny city also known as the Dawn of Happiness. From there, it just keeps getting better. Sure, you’ll see the vaunted beaches of Koh Samui and the Golden Triangle, but you’ll also meet gorgeous elephants in Chiang Mai and sip tea with locals who live in the hills of Doi Mae Salong. Now THIS is Thailand.

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Day 1: Bangkok

Arrival at airport in Bangkok. We welcome you at airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is your leisure time.

Stay overnight in Bangkok.

Day 2: Bangkok

At 6.30, leave Bangkok for Ayuthaya. Stop to visit the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. Continue to Ayutthaya, visit Wat Maha That. We continue our visit at Wat Phra Si Sanphet, the largest and most important temple.

At 12.30, Embark a cruise, enjoy delicious buffet lunch on board and cruise back to Bangkok. Sightseeing from the boat on the way back to Bangkok city.

Overnight in Bangkok. (B)

Day 3: Bangkok

At 6.15, leave Bangkok for Ratchabur, boat trip to Damnoen Saduak floating market. See the local life and visit handicraft home industry. Transfer to Kwai River, visit Eponymous Bridge and the Jeath war museum in Kanchanaburi. Finally, we visit the Donrak War Cementary before leaving Kanchanaburi and go back to Bangkok.

Overnight in Bangkok. (B,L)

Day 4: Bangkok → Chiang Mai

Morning, visit famous temples in Bangkok including Wat Traimit (The Golden Buddha Temple), Wat Pho. The last one we visit is Wat Benjabophit. Lunch at a local restaurant.

ADD-ON: Pay for your visit at The Grand Palace.

Afternoon, flight to Chiang Mai. Arrival at airport, we transfer you to your hotel. Check-in and spend your time at leisure.

Overnight in Chiang Mai. (B,L)

Day 5: Chiang Mai

At 8.00, visit Doi Inthanon National Park, encompasses the highest mountain in Thailand. Visit the modern Chedis of the King & Queen. Proceed to Karen hill tribe village.

After lunch, visit Vachiritharn and Siritharn Waterfalls. Proceed to flower garden at the Royal Project Research Station. Back to hotel.

Overnight in Chiang Mai. (B,L)

Day 6: Chiang Rai

At 7.00, visit Mae Khachan hot springs, stunning Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) and Chiang Saen. Proceed to The famous Golden Triangle area of Northern Thailand.

After lunch, we visit Wat Phrathat Pukhao. We go back to Chiang Mai. On the way back, we stop to visit Akha and Yao hill tribe villages.

Overnight in Chiang Mai. (B,L)

Day 7: Chiang Mai → Surat Thani

Morning, breakfast at hotel in Chiang Mai, your leisure time in the city.

Afternoon, we transfer you to airport for flight to Surat Thani. Arrival at airport, we transfer you to pier, get on board to go to Koh Samui (Samui island).

Relaxation at beach in Koh Samui.

Overnight in Koh Samui. (B)

Day 8: Koh Samui

Pick you up at hotel and transfer to pier. Speedboat departs to Angthong National Marine Park around 9.00AM.

Angthong, translating as “Golden Bowl”, consisting of 42 jagged jungle islands, which rise dramatically from the sea, make up Anthong National Marine Park.

Arrive at the Angthong National Marine Park for snorkeling the beautiful coral reefs with many colorful fishes. Sightseeing and cruising around the archipelago, go and see the beauty of the emerald lake “Talay Nai”, with spectacular views.

Delicious buffet lunch served on Koh Woa-Ta-Lab (Marine Park Headquarters). After lunch, kayaking around the island or hiking up to the most incredible viewpoint to see all 42 of Angthong National Marine Park’s islands. Enjoy swimming, sunbathing and relaxing on the picturesque white sandy beach.

Around 14:45, leave the Park to go back to Koh Samui. Drop you off at your hotel in Koh Samui.

Overnight in Koh Samui.

Day 9: Koh Samui

Spend your leisure time for relaxation at beach in Koh Samui. You can easily visit some interesting places surrounding the island on your own.

Overnight in Koh Samui. (B,L)

Alternative: Have some great snorkelling opportunities, head to the nearby islands of Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan.

Koh Tao, meaning Turtle Island, is the scuba diving destination of choice in the crystal clear water of the Gulf of Thailand.

At 08:00, pick up from your hotel and transfer to pier. Speed boat departs to Koh Tao and Koh Nangyuan. Arrive at the beautiful Koh Tao for snorkeling on the spectacular coral reef with many colorful fishes. Have a delicious buffet lunch on Koh Nangyuan.

After lunch, snorkel, swim or just relax at beach. Easily trek up to the amazing viewpoint to see the world’s most beautiful islands. At 14:30, get on board to go back to Koh Samui.

Overnight in Koh Samui.

Day 10: Koh SamuiKhao Sok

Today travel to Khao Sok National Park by songtaew, ferry and mini van. The journey will take a total of about five hours. The park is the wettest spot in Thailand with some of the oldest jungle in the world. See loads of amazing limestone rock faces and, if you’re lucky, monkeys playing here and there. Stroll along trails past waterfalls and spend the night in a guesthouse* in the jungle.

*Other kind of accommodation can be arranged as requested.

Overnight in Khao Sok. (B,L)

Day 11: Khao Sok National Park

Lucky you with all this time in the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world. Your awesome jungle guesthouse sits right outside the entrance to the park, so it’s pretty easy to take a hike along any of the numerous dirt trails that snake their way through the park. This place is paradise, especially if you love nature – if you’re super lucky there might be a glimpse of elephants, exotic Hornbills, water-loving Langur Monkeys and even the occasional tiger deep inside the park. Head for river and waterfalls and give yourself a cooling dip. Back to the guest house*.

*Other kind of accommodation can be arranged as requested.

Overnight in Khao Sok. (B,L)

Day 12: Ao Nang Beach

After breakfast, transfer you from Khao Sok to the beach town of Ao Nang, Krabi (approximately three hours). On arrival, settle into your hotel and hit the local beach. Swim or snorkel in the clear water, relax on the sand with a book and sip a cocktail as the sun goes down. You have plenty of free time to do as you please.

Overnight in Ao Nang of Krabi. (B)

Day 13: Ao Nang Beach

Morning, head out on a half-day sea kayaking trip to Ao Thalane. Transfer to Thalane Bay, passing through rural villages on the way. Paddle through mangrove forests, coves and narrow karst-walled canyons, keeping an eye out for kingfishers, herons and crab-eating macaque monkeys. After some time on the water, return to the pier and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, back to your hotel in Ao Nang.

Afternoon, spend your leisure time for relaxation at the beautiful beach.

Overnight in Ao Nang beach. (B,L)

Day 14: Ao Nang Beach

Enjoy a free day to relax on the beach or participate in a variety of optional activities.

Perhaps unwind with a massage or cook up something delicious in a Thai cooking class. Take a tour out to some of Krabi’s naturally-formed crystal pools and hot springs, swimming in the clear waters of the Emerald Lagoon while fish nibble at your toes. You might like to take a trip out to the quiet, pristine island of Koh Hong, where you can snorkel in the shallow reefs and kayak past cliffs to a hidden salt-water lagoon.

Overnight in Ao Nang. (B,L)

Add-On: Boat trip to Phi Phi island

Pick up at hotel and transfer to Nopparat Thara Pier. Get on speed boat and go to Maya Bay (Now it still closed). Snorkel in crystal sea at Pileh lagoon. Then move to sightseeing around Viking Cave and Monkey Bay.

Buffet lunch at the restaurant on Phi Phi Don. After lunch, relax on the white sandy beach of Bamboo Island. At 15:10, back to the mainland in Ao Nang and transfer back to the hotel.

Overnight in Ao Nang. (B,L)

Day 15: Ao Nang Beach

Spend your day at leisure. Say goodbye to Thailand, we transfer you to Krabi airport for your onward flight.

(B)

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