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                                                 Nov 10, 2018











8 nights Hang with the Locals
4 nights Bangkok
2 nightsKanchanaburi’s
2 night Ayutthaya

Highlights
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
Hotel porterage
​All transfers
13 meals
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned
motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager
throughout
Entrance fees per itinerary
Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced
touring
 
Special Features

Visit serene Wat Po, home of the astonishing giant
Reclining Buddha, over 150 feet long, Bangkok

Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, was used as a summer palace by the
Siamese royalty, Ayutthaya

Chai Wattanaram Temple, one of the most impressive remaining
monuments, Ayutthaya

Authentic Thai Dinner at Chiang Mai Private Home
 
All Taxes, Fees, & Transfers Included

Bangkok Day 1-2
Sa-wat dee! Welcome to Thailand. Thailand's bustling capital, Bangkok is famous for its tuk tuks, khlong boats and street vendors serving up delicious Thai food. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place, and have your insurance details and next of kin information ready for collection. Bangkok has so much to offer those with time to explore, so perhaps arrive a day or so early and take a riverboat to Chinatown and explore the crowded streets, uncover the magnificent Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, wander down the tourist mecca of Khao San Road, or indulge in some Thai massage. After the meeting tonight, perhaps gather your fellow travellers together and tuck into some world famous street food.

Bangkok's nightlife experiences are one of the main reasons so many people make the trip to this steamy metropolis year after year. One thing is certain, once the sun sets on Bangkok many parts of the city wake up and it seems every niche has been catered for. From sky-high cocktails with sweeping views to basement clubbing and even high-kicking, gender-defying theatrical shows, nightlife in Bangkok is as varied as it is unforgettable. And if you have the energy we will help you deal with your jetlag and go out on the town for an amazing bankok experience

Accommodation
Hotel (2 night)
Optional Activities
Bangkok - Grand Palace - THB500
Bangkok - Chatuchak Market visit - THB100
Bangkok - Bangkok by Bike Urban Adventure - THB1904
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Kanchanaburi Day 3-4
Begin the day with a river cruise down the Chao Phraya River to explore the famous ‘khlongs’ (canals) (approximately 1 hour). Life along these canals seems a world away from the chaotic streets of the capital. Pay a visit to Wat Pho, one of the ‘trinity’ of Bangkok temples, with a 46-metre long gold plated Buddha reclining inside. Even the feet of this statue are incredible, three metres long and intricately decorated with mother of pearl. The temple grounds are equally fascinating, filled with beautifully decorated stupas, halls, and shrines. Hop on a local bus and travel northwest to Kanchanaburi (approximately 4 hours). Located where the Khwae Noi and Khwae Yai rivers converge, Kanchanaburi is home to the infamous 'Bridge on the River Kwai'.
This morning you’ll get an insight into the darker side of Kanchanaburi’s history with a visit to the Kanchanaburi War Cemetary (POW Cemetary) which was one of the first museums to attempt to educate the public and keep alive the memory of the Asian and POW workers who died constructing the infamous ‘Death Railway. Then travel to Erawan National Park (approximately 1.5 hours each way), where you can explore the famous seven-level waterfall or simply swim and relax. The falls are considered the most beautiful in the whole country, with glacial blue waters rushing through the forest into bamboo-shaded pools perfect for a refreshing dip. If you want to make the climb all the way from level one to level seven it’s about a ninety-minute hike, with the uppermost level usually quiet and with a stunning view over the jungle below. Be sure to pack your swimming gear, but also appropriate footwear if you’re going to make the walk. Level seven features a triple cascade that gives the falls their name – Erawan is the mythological three-headed white elephant that carries the Hindu god Indra. Tonight you can explore the rows of street vendors in town and grab a drink overlooking the River Kwai.
This morning you’ll get an insight into the darker side of Kanchanaburi’s history with a visit to the Kanchanaburi War Cemetary (POW Cemetary) which was one of the first museums to attempt to educate the public and keep alive the memory of the Asian and POW workers who died constructing the infamous ‘Death Railway. Then travel to Erawan National Park (approximately 1.5 hours each way), where you can explore the famous seven-level waterfall or simply swim and relax. The falls are considered the most beautiful in the whole country, with glacial blue waters rushing through the forest into bamboo-shaded pools perfect for a refreshing dip. If you want to make the climb all the way from level one to level seven it’s about a ninety-minute hike, with the uppermost level usually quiet and with a stunning view over the jungle below. Be sure to pack your swimming gear, but also appropriate footwear if you’re going to make the walk. Level seven features a triple cascade that gives the falls their name – Erawan is the mythological three-headed white elephant that carries the Hindu god Indra. Tonight you can explore the rows of street vendors in town and grab a drink overlooking the River Kwai.

Accommodation
Guesthouse (1 night)
Rafthouse (1 night)
Included Activities
Bangkok - Khlong boat (canal) tour
Bangkok - Wat Pho Temple

Kanchanaburi - Erawan National Park
Kanchanaburi - The Kanchanaburi War Cemetary (POW Cemetary)
Kanchanaburi - Wat Baan Tham
Meals Included
1 lunch
1 dinner

​Ayuthaya Day 5-6
After your river adventure, you’ll disembark and travel by private mini van to Ayutthaya, via Suphanburi (approximately 5 hours). Day rooms will be arranged, as you take an overnight train later tonight. Ayutthaya was the second capital of Siam after Sukhothai, and it became one of the most powerful in Asia with over 1 million residents by AD 1700. Trading brought great riches to the city, and merchant tales tell of golden palaces, elaborate ceremonies, and breathtaking temples. You’ll see the remains and reminders of its golden age with a guided tour of the picturesque ruins and temples spread across the town. The rows of headless Buddhas at Wat Phra Mahathat, sacked by the Burmese in the 18th century, are very atmospheric, and a Buddha head surrounded by Banyan tree roots is perhaps the most photographed site in all of Ayutthaya. This evening you’ll head north to Chiang Mai on an overnight train journey, accommodated in air-conditioned sleeping berths (approximately 13 hours). 

Notes: Multi share compartments are air-conditioned, with bunk beds; sheets and a pillow provided. Your baggage travels in the carriage with you. There is a food and drink service available on board. Sometimes the air conditioning on the trains can make the carriage quite cold so we recommend you bring a jumper and long pants for this journey.


Accommodation
Guesthouse (2 night)
Included Activities
Ayutthaya - Temple Ruins Guided Tour
Meals Included
Breakfast

Bangkok Day 7-8 
Arrive back in Bangkok and spend your day shopping or sightseeing before meeting again for a final night's dinner. Being a weekend, this is a great opportunity to visit the weekend market at Chatuchak, one of the biggest and busiest markets you will ever see. Your leader can also give you other ideas of what to do – places like Jim Thompson's House, the Grand Palace and Chinatown are all great to explore. There's a fantastic array of transport options available for getting around this traffic-choked city and although it's most efficient to stick to the canals, river, and Skytrain, a trip in a tuk-tuk is certainly an experience!

This Beautiful Thailand adventure comes to an end today. There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time.

Accommodation
Hotel (2 night)
Optional Activities
Bangkok - Jim Thompson's House - THB150
Bangkok - Chinatown Food Discovery Urban Adventure - THB2149
Bangkok - Grand Palace - THB500
Bangkok - Tuk Tuk Experience Urban Adventure - THB1790
Bangkok - Chatuchak Market visit - THB100
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
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There is a $100.00 administrative fee for all cancellations. Cancellations made 90 days or more prior to trip departure date are fully refundable except for the $100 fee. Cancellations made less than 90 days prior to trip departure date will receive no refund of monies paid. No refunds on unused portions of the tour. After airline tickets are issued, airline cancellations are per the airline’s policy and are usually non-refundable and changeable with a fee plus new ticket price.
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