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You will travel the length of this amazing country immersing yourself in some of the best adventures Thailand has to offer. You will cycle amongst ancient ruins, trek deep into the mountains where hill tribes people will greet you with welcoming smiles and open arms before heading to the picture perfect south where you will embark on an exploration by kayak, exploring secluded caves and limestone cliffs in azure seas.

 

Notes

  • There is surcharge for travelling on Lunar New Year, Christmas, regional New Year, Tet and other public holidays throughout the region please check with your consultant for date confirmation.
  • Please note that this proposed itinerary is subject to availability. We will only proceed with all reservations upon receiving your written confirmation. We recommend your confirmation as early as possible to.
  • Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change.
  • Transfer times are approximate and subject to local conditions at the time of travel.
  • All flight times are local.
  • All cycling and trekking/walking distances displayed are approximate and subject to the guests’ ability and availability of the route, the guide will use his discretion to ensure safety and comfort for all participants.
  • All Destinations: Our guides are briefed not to promote or recommend any specific shopping outlets, curio stores, gem factories or outlets. INDOTREK operates a strict policy on this matter. Should your guide recommend any form of shopping or any other commercial activity outside of what may have been included in this itinerary, INDOTREK can accept no responsibility should you decide to accept any such recommendations.

 

Disclaimer

Hotels and services in the itinerary are proposed for your review only. We will book services once we receive your official booking requirement and payment. Booking status will be advised afterward. In case we cannot book hotel as we initially proposed due to their unavailability, we will choose a similar hotel in the same category and discuss with you for your final approval as the price may change.

 

Hotel check out is normally 12:00pm but sometimes earlier. Check in is after 14:00pm. Early check in and late checkout is subject to availability only.

 

Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed in the proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes made as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to flight schedules or other operational factors.

 

Singles Joining – If you are joining a trip as a solo traveler please add the single supplement to the trip price. If you are willing to share a room please let us know and we will do our best to find someone for you to share with, we will inform you before finalizing the final payment of the trip.

 

BOOKING AND PAYING FOR YOUR HOLIDAY

A non-refundable deposit of 30% of total trip cost per person is required to confirm your tour. Please note that the full balance, as indicated on our confirmation which will be sent to you, is due 45 days before your departure date. If you are booking within 45 days of your departure date the full amount is due when booking. Failure to pay by the due date could be considered as a cancellation on your part and we reserve the right to impose cancellation charges as detailed below (These are default conditions unless you have a predetermined, overriding agreement with us).

 

 CANCELLATION CHARGES

Notice of cancellation of your holiday by you once it has been confirmed must be in writing to us. Cancellation charges will be calculated from the date we receive written notice of cancellation. Any amendment charges that arose before the cancellation, and any deposits paid for any pre-booked items or services will still be payable.

If we cancel your holiday you will receive a full refund of all monies paid to us.

Deposits are non-refundable.

Land & internal air cancellation fees apply.

In addition cancellation fees per person/ per trip.

Days prior to Departure

45 or more Deposit
30 – 44 50% of total tour cost
21 – 29 75% of total tour cost
0 – 20 100% of total tour cost

 

 

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Itineraries

Day 1

Bangkok Arrival

Upon arrival to Bangkok Suvarnnabhumi Airport, you will meet up our tour leader and transfer to the hotel. You will have a welcome meeting at 6pm.

Meal: None

Day 2

Biking Bangkok – Transfer to Kanchanaburi (Join in guided biking tour)

After breakfast, you’ll start your Bangkok tour near Khao San Road in Banglamphu, and after a quick bike fitting and briefing, you’ll head out ready and raring to go. You’ll begin by winding your way through the back streets of suburban Bangkok and small laneways along the riverside, and cross the famous Rama VIII bridge then ride through a local community. No busy highways for you, this is the real Bangkok and you’ll be journeying right through the heart of it. You’ll follow the path along the Bangkok Noi Canal, which will lead you to the spectacular Wat Arun. The relaxing bike ride here won’t make you short of breath, but this unbelievable emblem of Bangkok is definitely set to take your breath away. This temple is known for its intricate architectural design and historical significance, and you’ll take a moment at this point to drink in the view and learn about Wat Arun and the surrounding neighborhood from your local guide. From Wat Arun, you’ll head back across the river to Pranakorn, over the beautiful Memorial Bridge. Here, you’ll pay a visit to another gorgeous temple named Wat Suthat, home to the largest golden seated Buddha in Thailand. The sight of this giant Buddha is another unforgettable Bangkok moment, and the temple it sits in is equally magnificent. If those two temples weren’t legendary enough, your final stop on this city tour in Bangkok will take you to Sao Ching Cha, a giant swing which represents the movement of the God Shiva, and each part of the swing represents different parts of the Earth. Get ready to snap your third epic Bangkok landmark photo with this one, it’s a gem. From here, you’ll head back to where the journey began to finish your Bangkok bike adventure, where you can continue to explore or your local guide will be able to give you directions back to your accommodation. This day tour is a gentle 20km journey through the backstreets and canals of Bangkok, and is suitable for anyone who can ride a bike. No pro skills or wheelie champion medals necessary! We’ll provide you with bikes and helmets, as well as all that local know-how that our Bangkok teams are full of. Afterward, head to Kanchanaburi (approx. 2.5 hrs). Free Time at leisure this evening.

Difficulty: Easy
Meal: Breakfast

Day 3

Kanchanaburi

Early this morning, take van to Erawan Waterfall was designated in June 1975 as Thailand's 12th national park. It covers an area of 550 km² of high mountains and valleys. The eastern mountains rise to nearly 1,000 meters with shear limestone cliffs. These mountains protect the area from the eastern monsoon resulting in a low average rainfall. In summer the weather is sweltering, but it is cool between November and February. The main feature of the park is the stunning 7 levels Erawan Waterfall. We then head to the Hellfire Pass Memorial which was built to honour the Allied POW’s and Asian Conscripts who died while constructing some of most difficult stretches of the Thai-Burma railway. Activity suggestion at Erawan Waterfall: Please come with swimming suits, extra clothes for change, flip flops or sandals, sun block, insect spray.

Meal: Breakfast

Day 4

Cycling Kanchanaburi – Transfer to Ayuthaya

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and hop in your minivan which will take you to the start of the bike ride at the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai, the bridge was the target of frequent Allied bombing raids during World War II and was rebuild after war ended. The curved spans of the bridge are the original sections. A daily train is still following the historical route from Kanchanaburi to Nam Tok Railway Station. Visit the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, the notorious Burma-Siam railway, built by Commonwealth, Dutch and American prisoners of war, was a Japanese project driven by the need for improved communications to support the large Japanese army in Burma. During its construction, approximately 13,000 prisoners of war died and were buried along the railway. An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 civilians also died in the course of the project, chiefly forced labour brought from Malaya and the Dutch East Indies, or conscripted in Siam (Thailand) and Burma (Myanmar). Last stop at Thailand Burma Railway Centre (TBRC), an interactive museum privately funded and is run by Rod Beattie, an Australian who is an expert in the history of the Thailand–Burma Railway. Afterwards, transfer to Ayuthaya (approx. 3 hrs.) and transfer you to your hotel for check in and overnight.

Cycling distance: Approx. 5km
Meal: Breakfast

Day 5

Ayuthaya full day by bike and overnight train

Today, we start our journey at 09:30 in Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand and a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site, with a visit to the Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre for an overview of the relationship between Ayutthaya and Europeans over the centuries. Afterwards set off to cycle to Bang Pa-in Summer Palace stopping en-route to visit Wat Chaiwattanaram and Ayutthaya’s Portuguese Settlement and experience an up-close meeting with the local people around Ayutthaya as we visit their villages and take part in their day-to-day activities. Before reaching Bang Pa-In and the Summer Palace, we will enjoy a simple but delicious Thai lunch, and then take a guided tour around the Summer Palace and explore the many spectacular royal mansions that surround it. After the tour we will board a long tail motor boat for the journey back to Ayutthaya, here you can enjoy the picturesque scenery that lies on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Arrive back to the island city of Ayutthaya safe and sound and ready for your next adventure. Transfer back to hotel for a freshen-up. In the evening around at 05.30 – 06.00pm, transfer to Ayuthaya Railway Station for overnight train to Chiang Mai. We use soft sleeper class trains for all of our overnight train journeys. Multi-share compartments with air-conditioning and bunk beds – sheets and a pillow are provided. Our baggage travels in the carriage with us. There's a food and drink service available on board.

Cycling distance: Approx. 28 km
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 - 7

Chiang Mai arrival – Trekking

Upon your arrival in the historic Chiang Mai Railway Station You will meet up our local guide and driver and depart Chiang Mai by songthaew (open pick-up truck) heading north (approx. 3 hrs). After lunch we set off for our 2 days of trekking through tropical jungle seeking out hill-tribes. We trek for approx. 4 – 5 hours each day with the trekking difficulty of a moderate level, so you will need a decent level of fitness, but we will maintain a comfortable pace. The exact itinerary and routes taken may change from time to time, taking into account the weather and local conditions. You will be responsible for carrying your trek pack and any additional personal items required for two nights. During our trekking we will pass through a variety of hill tribe villages, often with their own language, clothing style and belief system. It is an unforgettable experience to meet and interact with the wonderful people of the hill-tribes and it is a great way to learn about and appreciate their fascinating cultures and way of life. We stay in different hill-tribe villages on each night so different experiences to savour. You are free to explore each village, help prepare the evening meals, and chat with our village hosts. We spend our nights in bamboo huts, and conditions are basic, but this is a truly unforgettable experience!

Meal: 02 Breakfasts, 02 Lunches, 02 Dinners

Day 8

Chiang Mai

After breakfast, we will a short trek of 2-3 hours and will be met by a songteaw for the transfer back to Chiang Mai City (approx. 3hrs). You will be arrive at 5.00pm and overnight in Chiang Mai. The rest time for today is free at leisure.

Meal: Breakfast

Day 9

Chiang Mai city – Krabi (Flight ticket excluded)

Explore the Lanna Period at Wat Chedi Luang, you will experience unique architecture and various forms of Buddhism. Continue to visit to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep the most revered Buddhist shrine in the Chiang Mai region. Perched on the hill overlooking Chiang Mai, it provides us with a fantastic view of the area. In the afternoon, depart to Chiang Mai Airport for taking a domestic flight to Krabi. When you arrive at Krabi airport transfer to your hotel for check-in.

Meal: Breakfast

Day 10

Mini kayaking expedition

After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to Ao Thalane. Explore the natural beauty of Ao Thalane by kayak. Meet your kayak guide. He will fit you with a life jacket and show you to your kayak. After a brief paddling demonstration, it’s straight off into the mangroves. Paddle through mangroves and canyons surrounded by towering karst formations at Ao Thalane. Continue to Hong Island, enter the emerald lagoon, and enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the crystal-clear sea water with shallow coral reefs and fine sand beaches. Dine on lunch at a restaurant in Ao Thalane, and enjoy refreshments throughout your day. 15:30 – Arrive back to your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11

Mini kayaking expedition

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Ban Bor Thor. The area is a National Park in which there is a complex system of rivers, inlets and limestone caves. This area is one of the earliest sites of human occupation in Thailand and is rich in archeological treasures, artifacts and cave drawings. Many of these caves are accessible only by kayak. This Krabi Kayak adventure will show you all these features and so much more. As well as the archeological attraction, the area really is just a beautiful place to spend some time paddling down the narrow channels between the mangroves. Travelling this silently you will get to see all the wildlife that inhabits the water and banks, many brightly colored birds, and even otters. Tham Lod Cave is a tunnel right under the cliffs through which you can paddle with your kayak, the cave is decorated richly with stalactites and stalagmites. Then discover Tham Lod Nua and the cave painting adorned Tham Pee Hua Toh, two other caves that go deep into the mountain. The isolation in the caves with just the sound of the occasional drip strips away the noise and hustle and bustle of modern days leaving you to experience the caves as our ancestors did many thousands of years ago. 15:30 - Arrive back to your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12

Krabi free day

There are no activities planned for these two days. You’re able to relax at leisure. Ao Nang beach and Nopparathara beach. Just only a few minutes’ walk from the beaches shops, banks, restaurants, bars, massage, bus stops and long tail boat piers.

Meal: Breakfast,

Day 13

Krabi free day & Board on train to Bangkok

Free time until late afternoon transfer to Surat Thani. Board on overnight sleeper train from Surat Thani Railway Station (approx. 2 hrs.) to Bangkok (12 hrs.). We use soft sleeper class trains for all of our overnight train journeys. Multi-share compartments with air-conditioning and bunk beds – sheets and a pillow are provided. Our baggage travels in the carriage with us. There's a food and drink service available on board.

Meal: Breakfast

Day 14

Departure

Arrive at Hua Lamphong Railway Station, Bangkok. Further accommodation or departure transfers can be added in.
  • Experienced English speaking guides throughout.
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle for transfer.
  • Bicycle rental and helmet for cycling days.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water for sightseeing.
  • All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary.
  • Train ticket Ayuthaya – Chiang Mai, Krabi – Bangkok shared cabin.
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room in hotel and homestay in shared house with daily breakfast.
  • Basic first aid kit.
  • International flight to /from Thailand.
  • Thailand visa.
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home.
  • Late check out.
  • Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Tips for guide, driver, porters. We recommend 5 USD/person/day for guide, 3 USD/person/day for driver and 3 USD/person/hotel when you check in/out. This is for guidance only.
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

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