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Thailand Tour; ‘jungles & Islands’

Thailand, Southeast Asia

from $1,280* per person 14 Days September-February
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: All Points East 12 people max
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A 2 week Thailand tour – ‘Jungles and Islands’; spectacular sights, stunning landscapes, a wide range of activities and plenty of great food and friendly people on this tour of some of the well known, as well as some of the lesser visited, highlights of Western and South Thailand.

Visit fascinating, bustling Bangkok: travel by river through the lush jungles of spectacular Khao Sok National Park, canoe down the River Kwai, hike along the route of Kanchanaburi’s ‘Death Railway’, ride elephants through the jungle, snorkel on coral reefs and laze on unspoilt beaches are just some of the highlights of this great introduction to off the beaten track Thailand.

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Thailand, Southeast Asia

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  • Family oriented trip.

Itinerary

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 markets.

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 Islands?)

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.

Day 14 Morning arrival in London

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