Back-Roads - Wonders of Thailand

Up to 14 Guests

 

Delve into the wondrous world of exotic and tropical Thailand on this memorable journey. Explore the glittering temples, heavenly beaches and vibrant street food culture of this fascinating land.

 

THE BACK-ROADS DIFFERENCE:

  • Discover a taste for traditional rural Thailand, meet locals and experience country life
  • Sample delicious home-style Thai cooking prepared by a local family
  • Visit Patara Elephant Farm and spend time with these majestic creatures in their natural habitat

 

Itinerary

DAY 1 BANGKOK, THAILAND

Your journey begins in Bangkok, where you’ll meet with your fellow travellers at our welcome dinner. (D)

 

DAY 2 BANGKOK

After a morning at leisure, we’ll climb board a long-tailed boat for a trip down the khlongs (canals), stopping off along the way at an Artist Village to watch a Thai puppet show. After visiting Wat Arun, a tuk-tuk street eats tour awaits us. Round off the day by exploring Wat Pho, which will be beautifully illuminated after dark. (B,D)

 

DAY 3 BANGKOK – BAN NONG KHAO VILLAGE – KANCHANABURI

Our journey continues to Kanchanaburi via Ban Nong Khao Village. Explore the area before sharing a traditional lunch with a local family. Tonight we rest our heads in safari lodgings by the river. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 4 KANCHANABURI – BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI – KANCHANABURI

Today we start at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and the JEATH War Museum before continuing on to the Bridge on the River Kwai. This evening, we’ll board a boat to the picturesque River Kwai Jungle Raft for dinner, before watching an authentic Mon dance and music show at sunset. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 5 KANCHANABURI – SUPHAN BURI – UTHAI THANI

Today we drive to Uthani Thai, stopping at the Banharn-Jamsai Tower – Thailand's highest viewpoint. Later, we set off on a private dinner cruise and enjoy some traditional Thai cuisine. (B,D)

 

DAY 6 UTHAI THANI – SUKHOTHAI – TAK

This morning we pay a visit to the beautiful Sukhothai National Park. After lunch we continue to Tak for tonight’s traditional meal, which will be prepared by a local family. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 7 TAK – MAE SOT – TAK

Mae Sot is up next, where we can explore the marketplaces and temples by foot. After lunch we head to Wat Phra That Doi Din Kiu – where you can take 400 winding steps up to a fantastic vista over Myanmar and the surrounding jungles. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 8 TAK – DOI INTHANON NATIONAL PARK

Today we drive past jungles on our way to Doi Inthanon National Park. Charming villages which have changed little over the years break up our journey. (B,L)

 

DAY 9 DOI INTHANON NATIONAL PARK – MAE HONG SON

Visit the nearby Prijinda Cave and take in the impressive limestone formations before we stop at a bird conservation centre. This evening, we’ll visit the night market at Mae Hong Son. (B,L)

 

DAY 10 MAE HONG SON

Trading the land for the water, we cruise along the tranquil River Pai to visit and learn about the Long Neck Hill tribe at Ban Nam Phiang Din Village. (B)

 

DAY 11 MAE HONG SON – CHIANG MAI

When we arrive at Chiang Mai, we’ll set off to explore the city by foot and learn about the Lanna culture. (B,D)

 

DAY 12 CHIANG MAI – PATARA ELEPHANT FARM  – CHIANG MAI

A half-day trip to Patara Elephant Farm awaits. Feed the elephants, learn about their habits and accompany them to a mud spa. You can even join them in the river for a refreshing bath! After an afternoon at leisure, we’ll tuck into a sumptuous Khantoke dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 13 CHIANG MAI – BANGKOK

Take the morning at leisure before flying back to Bangkok where the tour ends. (B)

 

 

Please note: prices shown are based on low season travel - season surcharges apply.

Tour departures commence from 06 Sep 2018. Contact your travel specialist for a list of departures.

Travel Dates:
Specific travel dates apply

*per person share twin

13 days from

$5,299*

Includes

  • 12 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader
  • Tours by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Internal flights
  • Breakfast daily (B), 5 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D)
  • Street food tour in Bangkok
  • Watch a dance and music show in Kanchanaburi
  • Night walking tour in Mae Hong Son
  • Walking tour in Chiang Mai
  • Boat cruises as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance included to: Golden Buddha at Wat Traimit, the Grand Palace, Thai puppet show at Khlong Bang Luang Artist Village, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and JEATH War Museum (and local train ride), Banharn-Jamsai Tower, Buffalo Conservation Village, temple complex of Sukhothai, Prijinda Cave, Patara Elephant Farm
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