Day 01 Arrival in Bangkok

Arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (pronounced Su -wan -na- poom ). After you have picked up your luggage you walk through to the arrivals hall where our guide welcomes you with a traditional garland . The transfer to the hotel takes about 45 minutes depending on the traffic. Stay at Royal Hotel (this is a simple hotel in a very good location just off Khao San Road backpacker district ). Then you can relax from the long journey. For example, you can relax by the hotel pool whilst children play in the pool. Or visit Southeast Asia 's largest aquarium at Siam Ocean World. Here live more than 30 000 animals that stare curious at you from behind the glass. Sharks with a row of gleaming teeth, slippery jellyfish and lobsters with huge claws , they live here.

Day 02  Citytour Bangkok

After breakfast you go together with the guide to visit Chinatown. You walk through a maze of alleyways and visit the Chinese market and the famous flower market where every day countless flowers are traded. Then we walk towards the river, first you will travel by local boat on the Chao Praya River. You'll see huge hotels and skyscrapers, but also beautiful temples. You continue your way by longtail boat. In Bangkok there are many canals that are called in Thai "Klongs". Many people live in wooden houses on stilts along the Klongs. On the porches are children busy playing. When the kids throw fish food in the water you will be amazed at the huge number of catfish swimming in the brownish water to the surface. The last boat is exciting: a so-called rocket boat. This "James Bond boat" is very fast and takes you to the narrowest klongs. Feel the wind blowing through your hair as you whiz along green plantations with coconuts. After this exciting cruise we take a longtail boat that takes you back to a pier near the hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Day  03: Bangkok Bicycle Tour

This Classical bicycle tour will show you parts the real Bangkok.  Highlights of the tour are the exploration of Chinatown’s narrow alleyways, markets and backstreets as well as the charming local areas of Thonburi.
Starting in the heart of Chinatown, our bike-ride explores its frenetic market environment. Winding through narrow alleyways, our senses come alive with the sights, sounds, and smells of a community in motion. We’ll pass by shophouses selling everything from Buddhist amulets to recycled truck engines. Locals worshiping at hidden temples, ritual paper burnings, and the omnipresent spirit house display evidence of a culture centuries in the making.
Crossing the Chao Phraya River with majestic views of the city skyline behind us, we visit Thonburi, the historic third capital of Thailand. Contrasting chaotic Chinatown, peaceful elements of local Thai life abound as we cycle through diverse residential communities. Inquisitive smiles and friendly greetings reinforce the feeling we have truly left the “beaten path” and are now experiencing the REAL Bangkok.

Day 04 Floating market and River Kwai

In the early morning you will be picked up from the lobby of the hotel. The trip goes first to Damnoen Saduak, one of the last remaining 'floating markets' near Bangkok. The traditional sales take place here from small boats. Previously sold here mainly local products, today it is a tourist attraction where anything and everything is sold. Once you are near the floating market, you swap the minivan for a fast longtail boat. This will take you through a beautiful green oasis to the floating market. You will see monks with bowls of food donated by locals. Once at the floating market you enter a different world. Local farmers row their boats with all sorts of merchandise around. There are even boats which noodles prepared on the spot.  After our visit to the market in the morning we go to Kanchanaburi where Asian forced laborers and prisoner of war in the Second World War created the infamous Burma railway. Here we pay a visit to the Hell Fire Pass Memorial, where the story of the construction of the infamous railway is shown. Then we leave with a longtail boat for a very special accommodation, the Jungle Rafts. The Jungle Raft is a unique floating hotel situated in the middle of jungle, built of wood and bamboo. The rooms, although simple, each have a bathroom with shower and toilet and a veranda with hammock. There is no electricity but the beautiful setting makes it more than good. This lovely location allows every opportunity to fully relax and become one with the overwhelming nature ! The afternoon you can fill as desired; enjoy the tranquility, visit the nearby village or take a refreshing dip in the river. After dinner there is the possibility to see a traditional dance performance by the local hill tribe Mon.

Day 05 Erawan falls and Burma railway

After breakfast depart for the beautiful Erawan falls, it falls spread over seven levels and all have another peculiarity. There are a number of waterfalls, natural pools emerge where we can swim in the clear water, and also we can, for example at the last (and highest) waterfall climb up over rocks. The view is certainly worth it. Try at least to reach plateau 5, we find personally the most beatiful. Do not forget your swimsuit, as it is wonderful to plunge after the climb in the clear water. Do you hear the occasional rustle in the trees? That is quite possible, as high up in the trees monkeys swing merrily back and forth. Then we head to the station in Nam Tok and take a ride on the Death Railway train on the Burma railway. Many prisoners of war worked during the night trying to carve out rocks, build railway embankments and bridges. Today you get the chance to relive history by taking the train ride. Fortunately, the train does not run too fast and very careful on the dangerous looking wooden bridges, so that we can properly enjoy the beautiful views. In the afternoon we arrive at our hotel where we can relax at the pool.

Day 06 (O) Ayutthaya old capital

After breakfast we will visit a sight not to be missed during your stay: The Bridge on the River Kwai. Then a visit to the war cemetery. After this visit we travel to Ayuthaya which was seen in the 17th century as one of the most beautiful cities in all of Asia. Here are more than 1,700 temples and 4,000 images of Buddha. After a four -year war with Burma the city was almost completely destroyed in 1767 . The remaining ruins testify to a special and glorious past. We also visit the Wat Chai Wattanaram which can be counted with its prestigious location on the river to one of the most beautiful temples in all of Asia. Overnight in Ayutthaya in het Krung Sri River Hotel

Dag 07 (O) Khao Yai National Park

We drive to the Khao Yai National Park, the biggest in Thailand with a lot of wildlife, a.o. tigers and elephants. We do a nature walk through a fantastic, scenic area which will give you a marvellous impression of the jungles natural vegetation and wildlife. We will take lunch at the watch tower in an open area. The next point is the Haew Suwat, one of the largest waterfalls in the Khao Yai National Park. If you like, you can swim in the natural pool below the waterfall, or just relax in this beautiful oasis. Here parts of the movie “The Beach” with Leonardo di Caprio have been filmed and visit the water fall where the movie “The Beach” with Leonardo di Caprio has been filmed. Now we are on the way to Khao Kiaw viewpoint, the highest point of the park which is 1188 m above sea level. Here we will watch the most beautiful sunset across Khao Yai. After Khao Kiaw we will drive to the Bat Cave to see more than 1 million Bats flying out to hunt insects during the night. This swarm of Bats continues for more than half an hour and is a magnificent sight. We spend the night in a lodge at the park.

Dag 08 (O) Khmer ruines en Lopburi apentempel

We drive to the heart of the north east, a seldom visited but very interesting area. Here it looks if time stood still. In the small towns of Dan Kwian and Pak Tong Chai we visit a few factories where people still use their skills to make handmade products.We will have a traditional lunch at a 500 year old holy tree which is as big as a whole forest. Overnight in our hotel in Phimai where we visit the beautiful Khmer ruins that were built in the same style as Angkor Wat in Cambodia, this area once belonged to the same country. From here we drive to Lopburi with its famous temples inhabited by monkeys. Here we take the night train to Chiang Mai

Day 09 Chiang Mai rose of the north

Arrival in Chiang Mai and private transfer to Little Village , a family resort consisting of teak bungalows on stilts in traditional Thai style. Relax on the large private terrace with views over the pool and tropical garden. Children can make use of trampoline , playground, table tennis and board games. Rest of the day free at leisure..

Day 10 Bicycle tour and visit school

Experience the Thai countryside by bicycle. We pick you up from your hotel and transfer you by car to a small traditional village about 20 minutes outside Chiang Mai. We will cycle through traditional villages with wooden houses on stilts, ride through the rice fields along lazy back roads and stop at a village school. Encounters such as water buffaloes crossing the street or children surprised by the unusual sight of foreigners in their village are to be expected.

Day 11 (O,L) Jungle Trek with Bamboo rafting

We drive to Mae Wang. Here we visit the local market and then go to a Shan village where we have lunch. Then we walk to a Karen village. During the trek there will be hardly any flat parts in the route. The paths that we walk on are used by local people. Sometimes the path is overgrown and the guide uses his machete. We walk through dense forest, open areas, plantations of mountain people and sometimes along or through rivers. Total walking time can be adjusted from 1 to 3 hours. We walk to the starting point of the rafting trip . We take the bamboo rafts about one hour on the river. After that we go back to Chiang Mai where we arrive in the afternoon .

Dag 12 (O,L) Elephants

An elephant friendly experience, a group of local people who take care of the elephants. They do not have to work with the elephant riding camps anymore. Experience a serene and peaceful moment in time away from the city.
We  pick  you up from your hotel around 8.00-8.30 am and drive approx 1.5 hours, south of Chiang Mai through nature landscapes, agricultural area, and forested hills.
Arrive at the Karen village and meet your guide. Meet the elephants, feed, interact, and play with the elephants in their natural home as you learn about their behavior and history. Take photos with the elephants and enjoy a lunch of traditional Thai food and fresh fruit. Take a mud spa with the elephants and walk with them to the beautiful waterfall. Bathe and brush the elephants and swim in the waterfall. After that we say good bye to the elephants and return to Chiang Mai.
We will stay for 2 nights in the centre of Chiang Mai where we can explore the old town and the famous night bazaar

Day 13 (O) Free day Chiang Mai

Today you can choose a zipline adventure, visit an orphanage or go to the umbrella village where children can paint their own umbrella.

Day 14 (O)

Your tour ends in the morning, we can book a flight to Bangkok for you that connects with your international flight or you can extend your holiday on the beach

 

Detailed info & Prices

Duration: 13 nights/ 14 days package.
Highlights: 
  • Bangkok
  • River Kwai
  • Khao Yai
  • Chiang Mai
Operational: Daily
Price Includes: All activities, transfers and hotels with breakfast
Not included: entrance fees and drinks
Extra info: -
Price Total price 1 adult + 1 child = THB 84.000
Total price 2 adults + 1 child or 1 adult and 2 children = THB 100.000
Total price 2 adults and 2 children = THB 117.000
Total price 2 adults and 3 children = THB 132.000
Total price 2 adults and 4 children = THB 149.000
 

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