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Classic Thailand - East Coast

With a fascinating culture, beautiful natural landscapes, and some of the tastiest street food on the globe, Thailand is a adventurers' haven. Embark on this 14-day tour along the country's east coast to get a unique glimpse into this Southeast Asian country with some additional northern Thailand highlights. Explore the smaller "klong" canals of the Chao Phraya river, stay overnight in a traditional floating rafthouse in Kanchanaburi, and tour the majestic Bridge on the River Kwai. There's plenty of time to relax on Thailand's tropical sands and bond with your travel mates at beach bars in between.

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Easy
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: ATNB/238147
  • Starts: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finishes: Ko Tao, Thailand
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Bangkok
  • Kanchanaburi
  • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
  • Chiang Mai
  • Ko Samui
  • Koh Pha Ngan
  • Ko Tao

Itinerary

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Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

02

Day 2: Bangkok/Kanchanaburi

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

03

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.

04

Day 4: Kanchanaburi to 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: Ayutthaya to 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.

07

Day 7: Chiang Mai/Bangkok

Enjoy a free morning in Chiang Mai, then fly to Bangkok to enjoy a night out in the city.

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Day 8: Bangkok/Ko Samui

Catch a flight to Surat Thani and board a ferry to the tropical island of Koh Samui. Relax on the beach or visit the bustling little town.
With tons to do in the area, spend the next couple of days enjoying this tropical paradise.

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Day 9: Ko Samui

Relax on the beach or visit the bustling little town. Opt for a snorkelling trip in Ang Thong Marine Park.

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Day 10: Ko Samui/Koh Pha Ngan

Take a ferry to nearby Koh Pha Ngan, with time to explore the island's waterfalls, swim in lagoons, hike, or relax. If it's the right time, opt to take part in the island's famous Full Moon Party.

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Day 11: Koh Pha Ngan

Enjoy free time to make the most of Koh Phangan.
With everything from yoga and meditation courses, natural beauty, and its famous full moon parties, Koh Phangan has something for everyone.

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Day 12: Koh Pha Ngan/Ko Tao

Travel by ferry to Koh Tao, a haven for scuba diving and snorkelling. Relax at one of the many beach bars in the evening.
Travel to Koh Tao, in English known as ‘turtle island'. While most of the visitors spend their days in the water, in the evening the beach bars and hotels spill over with people looking to share their tales of the days activities and a cold beer or two.

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Day 13: Ko Tao

Enjoy an included snorkelling trip from Koh Tao through Koh Nang Yuan.

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Day 14: Ko Tao

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
    • Wat Pho visit
    • Klong riverboat tour
    • Erawan Falls and Bridge on the River Kwai visit (Kanchanaburi)
    • Thai-Burma Railway Centre and Allied War Cemetery visit
    • Temple ruins tour (Ayutthaya)
    • Doi Suthep temple visit (Chiang Mai)
    • Internal Flights
    • Snorkelling excursion (Koh Tao)
    • Free time on spectacular beaches
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/guesthouses (11 nts), rafthouse (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt)
    • 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Train, local bus, air-con bus/minivan, walking, plane, long tail boat, ferry
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Stay overnight on a traditional floating rafthouse
  • See the pagodas and ruins of Ayutthaya
  • Hear monks chanting in golden Buddhist temples
  • Explore idyllic lagoons and waterfalls on Koh Pha Ngan
  • Kick back at beach bars in Koh Tao