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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Discuss daily life with a resident monk, Explore the temples and palaces of Ayutthaya, Cruise Bangkok’s delightfully chaotic canals, Kayak and snorkel the crystalline waters of Ko Mat Sum and Ko Taen islands, Explore Krabi River aboard a longtail boat before hopping in a tricycle tuk-tuk

  1. Day 1
    Bangkok
    Arrive at any time; your arrival transfer is included.
    Transport: Upon arrival at the airport, head to the arrival hall and door number 10. Look for a driver holding a G Adventures sign with your name, who'll take you to your hotel so you can check in and start exploring.
    Activity: The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. Check for the meeting time on the welcome note at the hotel. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.
    Accommodation: Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit (or similar)
  2. Day 2
    Bangkok/Kanchanaburi
    After breakfast, travel to the city of Kanchanaburi, situated at the convergence of the Khwae Noi and Khwae Yai Rivers. Board a train for a winding journey into World War II history as you cross the bridge made famous by the 1957 film The Bridge on the River Kwai. At the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, learn about the Burma Railway, constructed by imperial Japanese forces to connect Bangkok and Burma; then visit the nearby Kanchanaburi War Cemetery to see where the prisoners of war who worked on the railway were laid to rest.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Activity: Take in a piece of World War II history on this visit. You've seen or at least heard of the famous movie, "Bridge on the River Kwai" -- tour the real thing and take a train ride over the bridge. It's massive, majestic, and imposing, and offers fabulous views of the river below.
    Activity: Visit the Thai-Burmese Railway Museum to learn about the Death Railway's dark history, and the Allied War Cemetery where more than 6,000 prisoners are buried.
    Accommodation: Royal River Kwai Resort (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
    This morning, hike into the lush landscapes of Erawan National Park, located high in the mist-shrouded Tenasserim Hills. Take a dip in the turquoise pools of the Erawan Falls—so called because its top tier of cascades resemble the three-headed, mythological elephant known as Erawan. This afternoon, transfer to the historic city of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, a former capital of the medieval kingdom of Ayutthaya, also known as Siam. Sample traditional Thai dishes during dinner on a converted rice barge from the 1930s.
    Activity: Visit one of the world's most beautiful waterfalls. Its seven tiers offer a unique experience at every climb, reaching up to 1,500m (4921 ft). Swim in the turquoise pools, snap photos from the top tier, and opt to hike in the jungle to spot monkeys.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Activity: Cruise down the river aboard a converted 1930s rice barge. Have a delicious Thai meal while taking in the incredible views of the city.
    Accommodation: Kameo Classic Ayutthaya Hotel (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai
    Set out to explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ayutthaya Historical Park, centered on the old city which served as the Siamese capital from the 14th to 18th centuries, when it was one of the largest and most cosmopolitan regions in the world. Stroll down well-planned city streets to view magnificent palaces and Buddhist monasteries that set the standard for Thai architecture for generations to come. Later, return to Bangkok and transfer to the airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. Visit a traditional village in the countryside and enjoy a khantok-style dinner, served on low pedestal trays.
    Activity: Explore the ruins of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Ayuthaya served as Thailand's capital from the 14th to 18th centuries, when it ranked as one of the most magnificent cities in the world. Late in the 17th century its population reached one million, and foreign visitors wrote awestruck accounts of its size and splendour.
    Transport: Hello again, Bangkok! Travel back to the city and to the airport by private van.
    Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
    Activity: Visit a village outside Chiang Mai and sit down to an authentic Khantoke dinner in the home of a local family. Dishes typically include sticky rice, hang-le curry, and crispy pork with chilli paste. Over tea, learn about life in rural Thailand and visit the family garden to learn about herbs and spices popular in local cooking.
    Accommodation: Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Chiang Mai
    Delve into the bustle of Chiang Mai's morning markets with a local chef, and learn about colourful fruits and fragrant herbs as you select ingredients for a Thai cooking class. Enjoy your creation for lunch, then set out to visit a historic temple. Sit down with one of the resident monks to discuss daily life and the tenets of Buddhism. Later, clear your mind to the chanting of monks at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the most spectacular gilded temples in Thailand.
    Activity: Pick out the best ingredients at a local market and learn how to make delicious Thai dishes.
    Activity: Visit a Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai's Suthep district. Sit down with young monks to discuss daily life and Buddhism, and leave feeling spiritually refreshed. Monk Chats are informal discussions at a round table with a prepschool age Monk, usually accompanied by their teacher.
    Activity: Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a golden Buddhist temple outside of Chiang Mai on the Mt Doi Suthep. Climb 300 steps to reach the temple and be rewarded with an unforgettable view. Admire the many Buddhist relics at this sacred temple and visit the white elephant shrine. Legend has it that the location of the temple was chosen after a white elephant carried a relic to the mountain and trumpeted three times before dying on the spot. Also, with a little luck, you may witness the chanting of the monks.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Accommodation: Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  6. Day 6
    Chiang Mai
    Spend a full day exploring Chiang Mai's temples and forested hills on your own, or choose between a variety of optional activities. Traverse the rural lanes of Chiang Mai in a tuk-tuk, or opt to take a cycling tour through verdant rice paddies and the elegant historic district. In the evening, choose to visit Chiang Mai's vibrant night market.
    Free Time: Chiang Mai is a mecca for shopping and handicraft production, so take advantage of this opportunity to do some shopping if you wish.
    Accommodation: Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    Chiang Mai/Bangkok
    This morning, fly to Bangkok and board a traditional klong boat for a ride along the winding canals that have earned the city the nickname the "Venice of the East." Glide past colourful temples, modern skyscrapers, and houses perched above the water. Visit Wat Pho, Bangkok's largest and oldest temple complex, and often considered Thailand's first public university—its many inscriptions were intended to instruct visitors. Marvel at the magnificent statue of the Reclining Buddha, glittering with gold leaf and mother-of-pearl.
    Transport: Take a quick flight back to Bangkok.
    Activity: Travel by longtail boat on the busy Chao Phraya River. Go through the smaller klongs (canals) to see skyscrapers, temples, and shops in the distance, and the densely populated waterfront settlements up close.
    Activity: This temple is known for its reclining Buddha, its feet covered with mother-of-pearl engravings of Buddhist symbols. Explore the large grounds and other compounds to see other Buddha figures, murals and the chedis that contain the ashes of Buddha. This is also the birthplace of traditional Thai massage.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Accommodation: Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    Bangkok
    Enjoy a free day in bustling Bangkok. Opt to visit the dazzling Grand Palace, formerly the official residence of the Thai royal family, and gaze upon the sacred statue of the Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew. Browse the stunning collections of Thai art and artifacts at the Bangkok National Museum, including weaponry, ceramics, textiles, and musical instruments; or hop on a bike to explore the quieter side of the city, pedalling past hidden temples and lush parks.
    Free Time: Enjoy a free day in Bangkok to explore.
    Accommodation: Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast
  9. Day 9
    Bangkok/Ko Samui
    This morning, transfer to the airport in Bangkok and catch a flight to the tropical island of Ko Samui, bordered by the sapphire waters off Thailand's southeast coast. Settle into your hotel and enjoy a free afternoon to relax by the pool, stroll along a white-sand beach, or explore the local village.
    Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
    Free Time: Kick back and relax on the beach, or opt to explore the town.
    Accommodation: Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana Hotel (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast
  10. Day 10
    Ko Samui
    After breakfast, board a traditional longtail boat and travel off the tourist trail to the pristine islands of Ko Mat Sum and Ko Taen. Savour a local lunch on the beach, then choose to explore by kayak or snorkel. Glide past green-shrouded cliffs and tranquil lagoons, or don a mask and fins to delve into vibrant underwater worlds.
    Activity: Enjoy an excursion by private longtail boat to the secluded beaches of Ko Mat Sum and Ko Taen. Relax in paradise, enjoying the white sand beaches, turquoise waters and feast on a traditional Thai lunch. Get as active as you please with included sea kayaking and snorkelling off shore.
    Accommodation: Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana Hotel (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  11. Day 11
    Ko Samui/Khao Sok
    Catch the ferry back to the mainland and drive to Kao Thep Pitak, a community-owned farm supported by G Adventures. Enjoy a lunch of local specialties and take a stroll through the surrounding fruit orchards. Continue to Khao Sok National Park, where you will settle into a sustainable, community-focused eco-lodge located just outside the park boundary. This evening, venture into the rainforest park on a nighttime walk with a community guide, then gather for a campfire dinner surrounded by the music of the jungle.
    Transport: Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Activity: Discover how delicious southern Thai dishes go from plot to plate at this community farm and restaurant experience. Take a walk through Kao Thep Pitak's organic farm and fruit orchard to see how those same items are made into a tasty meal by local village residents. You'll also have the opportunity to visit the rubber plantation and learn how the village has made this farm into a self-sufficient economy benefitting over 140 families. Planeterra and G Adventures are proud to support this endeavour.
    Activity: Indulge in traditional Southern Thai cuisine prepared by members of Kao Thep Pitak village. Your meal will be made with ingredients picked from local organic farms and a fruit orchard on the property. Over 140 families benefit from the community-owned and managed eatery through the Kao Thep Pitak Community Ecotourism Enterprise, supported by Planeterra and G Adventures.
    Activity: Explore the incredibly lush rainforest of Klong Phanom National Park alongside one of the locals who call this region home. This expert tracker is a conservationist and ecotourism guide who is now dedicating his life to the protection of the rainforest. He'll also discuss traditional jungle medicines and their role in the lives of the area's people. Afterward, sit down with our host at a campfire dinner of rainforest specialties.
    Accommodation: Anurak Community Lodge (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Khao Sok
    Khao Sok National Park is southern Thailand's largest area of virgin rainforest, encompassing a breathtaking wilderness of karst peaks, turquoise lakes, and tropical rainforest that stretch along the southwest coast. Explore the park on your own today, choosing between a variety of optional jungle activities. Head out for a hike in search of monkeys and tropical birds inhabiting the dense canopy. Soak in steaming hot springs, glide down the sparkling Sok River aboard a canoe, or set out on a cycling tour of the park's winding trails.
    Free Time: Today is free for optional activities including jungle hikes, canoeing, or hot springs.
    Accommodation: Anurak Community Lodge (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast
  13. Day 13
    Khao Sok/Krabi
    This morning, drive south to Krabi, situated on Thailand's tropical southwest coast. Cross the Krabi River by private longtail boat, gliding past mangrove forests and limestone peaks. Venture into the Khao Khanap Nam cave to view prehistoric paintings and fascinating rock formations. Later, head to Ko Klang island and board motorized tricycle tuk-tuks to explore local communities and traditional industries, including a rubber plantation, rice fields, and a batik workshop. Chat with villagers and learn about timeless agricultural and artisanal techniques passed down over generations.
    Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
    Activity: With our local guide, cross the Krabi River by typical long-tail boat, and jump in tuk tuks to explore local villages and farming communities. Interact with people going about their daily lives farming rice and vegetables and other rural industries. Learn about the culture and beliefs of the mostly Muslim population.
    Accommodation: Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast
  14. Day 14
    Krabi
    Enjoy a full day of free time to relax at the hotel or explore Krabi. Opt to catch a tuk-tuk to Ao Nang beach, overlooked by towering, vine-draped limestone cliffs. Choose to navigate the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea by kayak, or snorkel among colourful tropical fish. Discover the idyllic beaches of the Ko Phi Phi islands by speedboat on an optional day trip.
    Free Time: Relax at a spa, rent a kayak and stay active, or get to know the local marine life while snorkelling.
    Accommodation: Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast
  15. Day 15
    Krabi/Bangkok
    This morning, return to Bangkok, where your trip concludes.
    Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
    Activity: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

    Meals: Breakfast
Countries Visited

Thailand

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Inclusions

Meals:
14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Transportation:
Private bus/minivan, tuk tuk, tricycle, boat, train, plane, walking.

Inclusions
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Traditional Thai Home Dinner, Chiang Mai Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Meet with Monks, Chiang Mai Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Kao Thep Pitak Farm and Culinary Experience, Ban Ta Khun Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Rainforest Eco-Walk & Dinner, Khao Sok Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Krabi Village Excursion, Krabi Your G for Good Moment: Kao Thep Pitak Community-Owned Farm & Meal, Ban Ta Khun Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Class, Chiang Mai Your Discover Moment: Bangkok. Arrival transfer. Entrance to Thai-Burma war museum and train ride. Visit to Erawan National Park. Guided tour at Ayutthaya Historical Park. Dinner on a converted rice barge. Bangkok boat tour of the klongs (canals) and Wat Pho temple complex. Ko Mat Sum and Ko Taen Excursion. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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Hotels (12 nts), lodge (2 nts).

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