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Thailand Hike, Bike & Kayak
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From Sept 1 From Sep 18

Perfect for those who believe the best way to appreciate paradise is by jumping right into it. This adventure will have you hiking through forests and rice paddies, cycling through provincial villages, and 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.

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: ATHB.B/231303
  • Starts: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finishes: Bangkok, Thailand
You will Visit
  • Bangkok
  • Kanchanaburi
  • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
  • Chiang Mai
  • Pha Lho
  • Ban Mae Ma
  • Ao Nang
  • Ban Laem Sak

Itinerary

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Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive at any time.
Relax, explore the city, and adjust to the frenetic pace and humid heat of bustling Bangkok.

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Day 2: Bangkok/Kanchanaburi

Enjoy a guided bike ride around Bangkok before travelling by private van to Kanchanaburi.

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Day 3: Kanchanaburi

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.
Tonight, sleep on a floating River Kwai rafthouse! Spend the evening on board the two storey rafthouse with time for swimming and relaxing. The lower level features a common area for socializing, complete with karaoke. Accommodation is basic with twin-share fan rooms on the second level and shared toilet and shower facilities.

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Day 4: Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya

Afternoon transfer to Ayutthaya.

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Day 5: Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai

Enjoy an included cycling tour of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight train to Chiang Mai.

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Day 6: Chiang Mai/Pha Lho

Arrive in Chiang Mai in the morning before beginning the hilltribe trek. Experience the culture of northern Thailand with a homestay.
On arrival in Chiang Mai transfer to a guesthouse before meeting our local trekking guide. Freshen up and prepare for the adventure ahead.

Tonight enjoy a homestay with a local family. Accommodation is basic and multi-share (2-3 per home). Pillows, mattresses, duvets, and mosquito nets provided.

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Day 7: Pha Lho/Ban Mae Ma

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.
Tonight's accommodation is multi-share in simple, single-sex bungalows. Pillows, mattresses, duvets, and mosquito nets provided. Enjoy access to western toilets and hot showers.

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Day 8: Ban Mae Ma/Chiang Mai

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.

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Day 9: Chiang Mai/Ao Nang

Explore Chiang Mai in the morning before flying south to Krabi then transfer to Ao Nang.

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Day 10: Ao Nang

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.

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Day 11: Ao Nang/Ban Laem Sak

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.

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Day 12: Ban Laem Sak

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.

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Day 13: Ban Laem Sak/Bangkok

Transfer from the resort to the train station for an overnight train to Bangkok.
After a leisurely morning at the resort we travel by private van to the station to board an overnight train to Bangkok.

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Day 14: Bangkok

Trip ends on arrival at Bangkok train station.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • 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
    Accommodation
    • 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)
    • 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
    Transport
    • Train, walking, minibus, songthaew, local bus, bicycle, raft, plane, longtail boat, kayak
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • 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