North & South Thailand Highlights
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 barbecues and thrilling nightlife. Through a combination of flights, boats and overnight trains, you can see a lot and still come away feeling rejuvenated.
Private bus/minivan, tuk tuk, boat, train, plane, walking.
Comfort hotels (14 nts).
Step back into history at the 'Bridge on the River Kwai', enjoy an authentic khantoke dinner in a local village, watch the sunset at the Temple of Doi Suthep, kayak along the stunning coastline of Koh Mae Ko, discover 'The Beach' at beautiful Maya Bay
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Traditional Thai Guesthouse & Home Dinner, Chiang Mai Hands-on: Cooking Class, Chiang Mai Carte Blanche: Bangkok. 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 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. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 9 Bangkok/Ko Samui (1B)
Catch a flight to the tropical island of Koh Samui. Settle in at the resort hotel and opt to relax on the beach or visit the town.
Day 10 Ko Samui (1B, 1L)
Embark on a boat tour to Ang Thong Marine Park, including a kayak trip along Koh Mae Ko. Enjoy an easy jungle trek to the green lagoon.
Day 11 Ko Samui (1B)
Option to snorkel, enjoy a Thai massage, visit a spa, or take a jeep tour.
Day 12 Ko Samui/Krabi (1B, 1D)
Take a flight to a tropical paradise, Krabi. Settle in this evening, then enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 13 Krabi (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a boat trip to Maya Bay and the surrounding islands, taking in some of the most stunning tropical vistas in Thailand. Visit Monkey Island, Koh Phi Phi, go snorkelling, and see the Viking Cave.
Day 14 Krabi (1B)
Opt to visit spas and relax, rent kayaks, or snorkel.
Day 15 Krabi/Bangkok (1B)
Return to bustling Bangkok. The tour ends at the airport, please book onward travel after 3pm.
Day 8 Bangkok (1B)
Enjoy the day in bustling Bangkok. Option to visit temples, museums, a spa, or go shopping.