Day 1 Departure from London.
Day 2 Arrival in Bangkok; - meet your tour leader
and transfer to a downtown hotel in the City’s lively Banglamphu
district. Time to relax, explore the area or check out some local
Day 3 City tour with a difference! Bangkok by
riverboat, skytrain, tuk-tuk and canal boat. Stop-offs include the Grand
Palace, fabulous Wat Phra Keow - “Temple of the Emerald Buddha” - and
the fascinating Jim Thompson House Museum.
Day 4 Leaving the Capital we’ll journey by local
train to Kanchanaburi Province, across the historic Bridge on the River
Kwai and along the scenic, but infamous, ‘Death Railway’. Afternoon
visit to Sai Yok Noi Waterfall and short jungle hike through the lush
surrounding jungle before checking into our riverside resort.
Day 5 Departure for nearby ‘Hellfire Pass’; visit
the fascinating museum and hike along the former route of the ‘Death
railway’ itself. (So named because of the numbers of local workers and
Allied POWs who died during its construction by the Japanese army.)
Afternoon expedition down the jungle-lined River Kwai with a choice of
kayaks or 2 person canoes for the uninitiated.
Day 6 Complete our Western Thailand loop with a
return to Kanchanaburi Town by way of the impressive 12th century ruins
of Muang Singh – a former, fortified, frontier town of the Angkor
Empire. Time to visit some of the sites of Kanchanaburi Town on foot or
bicycle, such as the ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’ and war museum before
catching a night sleeper train to the South.
Days 7,8 & 9 On to Khao Sok in Surat Thani
Province - acknowledged as one of Thailand’s most spectacular National
Parks with its dramatic limestone karst scenery, lakes, waterfalls and
lush jungle Three-day exploration of the park including canoeing or
tubing, a boat trip on the lake, elephant riding and jungle hiking, with
plenty of time to relax, splash around in the streams and waterfalls or
just kick back in your chalet and admire the fabulous tropical flora
and fauna. (Day 7; elephant riding, day 8 river trip and jungle hike, day 9 tour of the lake.)
Day 10 Morning minibus transfer through more
spectacular scenery to nearby Krabi Province for a short ferry ride to
the Andaman Sea’s scenic Lanta Island.
Day 11 Leisurely day on this picturesque,
jungle-clad, island - make the most of the turquoise waters and quiet
beaches or sling a hammock between a couple of palm trees. (Hiking in
the interior for the energetic or boat trip to the famous Phi Phi
Day 12 Boat excursion through the spectacular Chao
Mai National Marine Park with opportunities for swimming and snorkelling
on the regions vibrant coral reefs.
Day 13 Morning on the island topping up your suntan, before transferring to Krabi for an evening flight to London via Bangkok.
Morning arrival in London
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