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Best of Thailand – West Coast Islands
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Until Feb 18 From Feb 18

This 20-day whirlwind experience of Thailand brings together all the cultural beauty of the north with the stunning nature of the south. Discover the gorgeous temples of ancient Ayutthaya, roam the bustling streets of Bangkok, and swim in the idyllic waters of the south's coastal paradise. See Thailand the right way on this journey of a lifetime.

  • Duration: 20 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Road Cycling, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: ATHT.C/201437
  • Starts: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finishes: Ao Nang, Thailand
You will Visit
  • Bangkok
  • Kanchanaburi
  • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
  • Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Rai
  • Lampang
  • Sukhothai
  • Koh Ngai
  • Koh Lanta
  • Ao Nang

Itinerary

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Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Bangkok/Kanchanaburi

Enjoy a klong boat tour of Bangkok including a visit to Wat Po. Travel to Kanchanaburi and head to your floating rafthouse accommodation. Enjoy free time to explore.

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Day 3: Kanchanaburi

Enjoy a day of sightseeing at Erawan Falls and the Bridge on the River Kwai. Explore the Allied War Cemetery, the Thai-Burmese Railway Centre and the JEATH War Museum to learn more about the area's history.

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Day 4: Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

Travel to Ayutthaya and visit the historical sites of the old capital city. Opt to visit Chan Kasem National Museum and Chao Sam Phraya Museum.

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Day 5: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai

Spend a full day exploring Ayutthaya before boarding an overnight train to Chiang Mai.

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Day 6: Chiang Mai

Arrive in Chiang Mai and explore the city. Visit Doi Suthep in the afternoon.
Chiang Mai is a vibrant city with heaps to see and do. Famous for its night market, cooking classes, and Muay Thai, it's a feat to fit it all in.

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Day 7: Chiang Mai

Enjoy free time to explore Chiang Mai. Opt for a bicycle tour, a visit the Mae Sa waterfall, shopping at the night market, or getting a traditional Thai massage. Enjoy a local cooking class with dinner.

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Day 8: Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai

Travel to Chiang Rai and start exploring.

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Day 9: Chiang Rai

Visit the town of Mae Sai and the Opium Museum.

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Day 10: Chiang Rai/Lampang

Continue on to Lampang and enjoy a homestay in a traditional Lanna village. Participate in craft demonstrations and opt to help prepare a local meal.

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Day 11: Lampang/Sukhothai

Take in traditional morning activities, followed by lunch in the village. Travel to Sukhothai and enjoy a free afternoon.

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Day 12: Sukhothai

Take a half-day guided bike tour of Sukhothai Historical Park and explore the area with some free time.

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Day 13: Sukhothai/Bangkok

Travel to Bangkok and enjoy some time for last minute shopping.

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Day 14: Bangkok/Koh Ngai

Fly to Trang and board a ferry to tiny Koh Ngai, a pristine paradise. Opt to relax, snorkel or trek rainforest trails to deserted beaches.

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Day 15: Koh Ngai

Enjoy an included snorkelling trip to nearby Koh Chuek and experience the amazing Emerald Cave of Koh Mook.

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Day 16: Koh Ngai/Koh Lanta

Take a ferry to the secluded island of Koh Lanta. Enjoy some free time before a beach barbecue this evening.

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Day 17: Koh Lanta

Spend the day on Koh Lanta. Opt for a day trip to nearby Koh Rok.
Opt for a day trip to nearby Koh Rok where you can snorkel at Koh Rok's national park, trek to a view point and enjoy a picnic lunch.

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Day 18: Koh Lanta/Ao Nang

Take a ferry to Ao Nang in Krabi. Enjoy free time exploring the small town or relaxing on its beautiful beaches.

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Day 19: Ao Nang

Spend a free day in the area. Opt for a day trip to idyllic Railay Beach, to head out on a snorkelling trip or go rock climbing on the limestone karsts. This area boasts plenty of activities such as kayaking, diving, snorkelling, jungle trekking, whitewater rafting and quad biking.

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Day 20: Ao Nang

Depart at any time.

Want to take the hassle out of getting back to Bangkok? Book the Bangkok Express, a two-day post-tour Extra. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Local Living: Overnight Rafthouse Excursion, Kanchanaburi Hands-On: Cooking Class, Chiang Mai Local Living: Village Homestay, Lampang
    • Klong boat tour (Bangkok)
    • Wat Po guided visit
    • Erawan Falls and Bridge on the River Kwai visit (Kanchanaburi)
    • Temple ruins tour (Ayutthaya)
    • Thai Burma Railway Centre visit
    • Doi Suthep temple visit (Chiang Mai)
    • Mae Sai visit (Chiang Rai)
    • Opium Museum visit
    • Bicycle tour (half-day, Sukhothai)
    • Beach barbecue (Koh Lanta)
    • Half-day boat trip (Koh Ngai) Free time on spectacular beaches
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/guesthouses (16 nts), rafthouse (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt), homestay (1 nt)
    • 18 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
    Transport
    • Train, private vehicle, bicycle, longtail boat, longtail boat, ferry, plane, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore magnificent temples and palaces
  • Sleep in a floating rafthouse
  • Learn about the sombre history of Kanchanaburi
  • Have a barbecue on Koh Lanta's idyllic beaches
  • Snorkel amongst colourful marine life
  • Enjoy quiet beaches and spectacular scenery