The perfect mix of culture and beach, activities and relaxation, this 15-day adventure hits all the highlights. In the north, ponder the River Kwai, attend a cooking class for the secret to great curry, and marvel at the ruins of Ayutthaya. Then hit the beach and unwind—Koh Samui and Krabi await with tropical weather, beach barbeques and thrilling nightlife. Through a combination of flights, boats and overnight trains, you can see a lot and still come away feeling rejuvenated.
Arrival transfer. Entrance to Thai/Burma War Museum and cemetery. Train journey on the ‘Death Railway’. Visit to Erawan National Park. Entrance and guided tour at Ayutthaya Historical Park. Dinner on a converted rice barge. VIsit a rural village with authentic khantoke dinner in a local family’s home. Thai cooking class with market visit. Tour of Bankok including boat tour of the Klong canals, the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew temple. Boat tour to Angthong Marine National Park including kayaking to Mae Koh and jungle trek to the green lagoon. Boat trip to Maya Bay and surrounding islands.
14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners. (Allow USD250-350 for meals not included.)
Comfort hotels (13 nts), sleeper train (1 nt).
Private bus/minivan, tuk tuk, boat, train, plane, walking.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.