Thailand Hike, Bike & Kayak
Perfect for those who believe the best way to appreciate paradise is to jump right into it. This adventure will have you hiking through forests and rice paddies, experiencing Thailand's intriguing combination of culture and the great outdoors. Kayak the turquoise waters of the Andaman and discover coral coves and white-sand beaches. With the services of a CEO and your accommodation and transport taken care of, this trip offers great value as it introduces the main sights of Thailand while offering up plenty of flexibility so you can experience an adventure you'll never forget.
Cycle through busy Bangkok, experience colourful Chiang Mai, trek into remote hilltribe villages, discover ancient Ayutthaya by bike, learn the sombre history of Kanchanaburi, kayak the Andaman Sea from Krabi
Train, walking, minibus, songthaew, local bus, bicycle, raft, plane, longtail boat, kayak.
Hotels/guesthouses (6 nts, twin), community resort (2 nts, multi-share), hilltribe village homestays (2 nts, multi-share), sleeper trains (2 nts), rafthouse (1 nt, shared facilities).
G Adventures for Good: Laem Sak Community Tourism, Ban Laem Sak Hands-on: Batik Making Class, Laem Sak. Bike riding around Bangkok. Cycling in and around Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya. Overnight stay in a rafthouse (Kanchanaburi). Hilltribe village trek (3 days). Sea kayaking on the Andaman Sea (Krabi). Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Bangkok
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Bangkok/Kanchanaburi (1B)
Enjoy a guided bike ride around Bangkok before travelling by private van to Kanchanaburi.
Day 3 Kanchanaburi (1B, 1D)
Explore Kanchanaburi on a cycling tour and enjoy the unique experience of spending the night on a floating rafthouse. Visit Erawan National Park and hike the many tiers of the famous waterfall and swim in the crystal-blue pools.
Day 4 Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya (1B)
Afternoon transfer to Ayutthaya.
Day 5 Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai
Enjoy an included cycling tour of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight train to Chiang Mai.
Day 6 Chiang Mai/Pha Lho (1L, 1D)
Arrive in Chiang Mai in the morning before beginning the hilltribe trek. Experience the culture of northern Thailand with a homestay.
Day 7 Pha Lho/Ban Mae Ma (1B, 1L, 1D)
Pack up and set off for the next village. The trek is longer today, the trail winds up and down on the way to a picnic lunch in the jungle. Afterwards, transfer to the Lahu village of Ban Mae Ma for an overnight stay. Opt to experience a traditional herbal sauna.
Day 8 Ban Mae Ma/Chiang Mai (1B, 1L)
After breakfast in the village, trek until reaching the end of the trail, passing rice fields and fruit plantations along the way. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before transferring back to Chiang Mai. Opt to take a dip in a local hot spring.
Day 9 Chiang Mai/Ao Nang
Explore Chiang Mai in the morning before flying south to Krabi then transfer to Ao Nang.
Day 10 Ao Nang (1B, 1L)
Board a traditional long tail boat and set off for the islands of Koh Hong and Koh La Ding. Snorkel and relax in paradise, stopping only to enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach.
Day 11 Ao Nang/Ban Laem Sak (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel to scenic Bo Tor, hop in a kayak and get out on the river for a half day paddle. Devour lunch then transfer to the Laem Sak Community Resort. Enjoy a guided walk around the community and join locals for a hands on Batik Making Class before an included dinner.
Day 12 Ban Laem Sak (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a full day kayaking protected waters, visiting ancient caves and local farmers . After a picnic lunch on their floating platforms, head into the mangrove channels for bird watching before returning for a BBQ dinner.
Day 13 Ban Laem Sak/Bangkok (1B)
Transfer from the resort to the train station for an overnight train to Bangkok.
Day 14 Bangkok
Trip ends on arrival at Bangkok train station.