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Experience Thailand

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Untamed mountains and jungles, home to local hill tribes and a rich array of wildlife - this is Thailand.
  • Product Code 46550
  • Holiday Type Sightseeing And Walking Holidays, Experiential Holidays, New Holiday
  • Grade Grade 2
  • Holiday Duration Nights

Guided Walking Holidays - Experience Thailand

Step into the ‘Land of Smiles’ and discover an enchanting kingdom where the past and present fuse in perfect harmony. Untamed mountains and jungles, home to local hill tribes and a rich array of wildlife, contrast with cities packed full of modern and traditional culture – this is Thailand.

Our journey begins in the colourful capital city of Bangkok. Impressive modern skyscrapers sit happily alongside ancient shrines and temples; á la carte restaurants compete with local food carts and traffic flows alongside traditional long tailed boats sailing down the Chao Phraya River. You’ll see the main sights here including the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple as well as doing something a little different. Soak up the atmosphere as you cycle through a lesser known part of the city to see the daily life of the locals and take a long boat canal tour of the most southern district where we stop at a typical flower farm. Another highlight is a full day visit to an organic farm where you’ll pick your own ingredients and cook four Thai dishes in an antique Thai house, ready to be eaten as part of a Thai lunch feast.

We then fly to the city of Chiang Mai, where the pace of life is more relaxed and the lush green countryside of northern Thailand is right on your doorstep. You’ll spend a day city sightseeing and then adventure is the order of the next two days. On one day you zip wire from tree to tree through the 1500 year old rainforest of Mae Kompon. Another day will be spent at an elephant nature park where you’ll learn about the rescued elephants and be able to spend time feeding and bathing them – a truly memorable experience!

We move on to Thaton by road and visit a Hmong hill tribe village before continuing to Chiang Rai, in the mountainous north. We’ll take a long tailed boat on the Mae Kok River to a Shan village as well as visiting the local hill tribe school at Akha. We also take a trip to the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Burma and Laos meet. We return to Bangkok for our last night where you’ll have some free time.

Holiday Highlights

  • Discovering the magnificent Grand Palace Complex in Bangkok.
  • Feeding and bathing elephants in Chiang Mai.
  • Cooking traditional Thai dishes.
  • Enjoying a unique view of the rainforest of Mae Kompon by zip wire.
  • Visiting a Shan hill tribe.
  • Taking a long boat on the Mae Kok River.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights Heathrow to Bangkok (British Airways)
      Airport transfers.
      Half board en suite accommodation.
      Four lunches.
      Entrance fees.
      All local transport costs.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

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Travel Details

  • Flights Heathrow - Bangkok, British Airways
  • Arrival transfer by road c.2hrs
  • UK add-on flights and/or upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights Premium Economy, Business or First Class may be possible, please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

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Maekok River Village Resort

The Maekok River Village Resort is idyllically located on the banks of the Mae Kok River with sweeping views across the valley to the distant forested mountains, offering a peaceful and rural setting for us to enjoy. The hotel has 36 rooms, 19 with king-size bed and 17 with twin beds. Each room is equipped with cable TV, air conditioning unit, a minibar and free wifi internet access throughout. The resort is equipped with many facilities including; an outdoor education center, a cooking school, outdoor swimming pool and massage and beauty services. 



Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside

A true oasis surrounded with tropical gardens and the perfect urban escape from the busy metropolis of Bangkok.  Set on the Eastern banks of the city’s legendary Chao Phraya River, and a short walk to many of the main city sights. The hotel décor is a wonderful mix of both traditional Thai style and modern comfort. Rooms are equipped with either a king-sized bed or twin beds, a minibar, tea and coffee facilities, air conditioning unit, free wifi internet throughout, and a separate shower and bathtub. The hotels extensive facilities include; a wellness and spa area, fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool and terrace sundecks. 



The Imperial River House Resort Chiang Rai

Surrounded by nature, and enjoying panoramic views of the Chiang Rai Kok River, The Imperial River House Resort is lovingly designed in traditional Thai décor. There are 39 well appointed rooms equipped with the following amenities; a flat screen cable TV with a DVD player, air conditioning unit, safety deposit box, free toiletries, telephone, hairdryer, minibar, and complimentary bottled water. The hotel also has the following facilities; an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness room, massage body treatment room, and bicycle rental. 



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