Malaysia Borneo Indonesia East Timor Japan by Intrepid Travel

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thailand southern encounter basix 11 days ex bangkok departs every wed sat selected thu itinerary days 1-2 bangkok wander the chaotic streets and soak up the electric atmosphere explore markets cruise the khlongs on a longtail boat or take a breath of spiritual air plus local payment 8500 thb physical culture shock at the temples days 3-4 khao sok national park set amid thick jungle waterfalls limestone cliffs and topped off with an island-studded lake this is a nature lover s paradise tackle one of the walking trails and keep an eye out for wild elephants and leopards days 5-6 ko samui from rumble in the jungle to beachside bliss chill out on perfect beaches and wander through endless coconut groves days 7-10 ko tao dive into crystal clear waters and explore an underwater paradise bursting with fish and coral grab a kayak and explore hidden coves and fall asleep to the sound of gentle waves day 11 bangkok our southern encounter ends back in the city of angels accommodation simple fan-cooled hotels/guesthouses 6 nts jungle hut 2 nts overnight trains 2 nts transport local bus fan-cooled train boat ferry walking group size max 16 meals no meals included budget allow us$165 for meals not included departs every wed sat selected thu notes due to weather conditions this trip does not visit ko tao nov-dec normally this will mean extra nights on ko samui traveller rating 4.55 out of 5 trip code photography competition 2006 ko tao craig dick trs chiang mai golden triangle independent 5 days ex chiang mai departs daily subject to availability itinerary days 1-2 chiang mai linger at glittering temples sample delicious thai food or hunt for bargains at the famous night bazaar don t miss a visit to the hilltop wat phra that doi suthep day 3 chiang rai visit an elephant physical culture shock camp to watch these gentle giants take their morning bath a ride on the back of these majestic animals is an unforgettable experience visit a local market and take a cruise down the mae kok river to a local village days 4-5 golden triangle/chiang mai the borders of thailand burma and laos converge at the infamous golden triangle overlooking the mekong river visit an akha hilltribe village and the old city of chiang saen before heading to mae sai near the burmese border here burmese lacquerware gems and jade are sold return to chiang mai to relax with a swim or pick up some last minute souvenirs photography competition 2006 chiang mai monks dave gallagher accommodation first class hotels 4 nts transport air-conditioned vehicle boat meals 4 breakfasts 2 lunches 1 dinner budget allow us$80 for meals not included departs daily subject to availabilty notes round trip airport to hotel transfers are included please advise flight arrival details at least 14 days prior to departure traveller rating 4 out of 5 trip code · visit the infamous golden triangle tag chiang mai cooking school independent 5 days ex chiang mai departs daily subject to availability itinerary day 1 chiang mai take time to explore the vibrant night bazaar and many temples or just laze by the pool chiang mai is small enough to get around by bicycle and this is a great way to see this happening city days 2-4 cooking physical culture shock school the chef will reveal the secrets of thai cooking in the relaxed atmosphere of his family home during your 3-day cooking course on the first day you will be given an introduction to thai ingredients including how to store and prepare them a cooking demonstration is followed by a delicious lunch the next day you will learn to make your own pastes using a mortar and pestle and on the final day you will prepare your own lunch each day your afternoons and evenings are free to explore chiang mai day 5 chiang mai visit the tribal museum or drop in on many of the other attractions delicious stir fry ewen bell accommodation centrally located first class hotel 4 nts transport airconditioned car and/or minibus meals 4 breakfasts 3 lunches budget allow us$40 for meals not included departs daily subject to availability notes roundtrip airport to hotel transfers are included please advise flight arrival details at least 14 days prior to departure traveller rating 5 out of 5 · experience charming chiang mai · enjoy a thai cuisine cooking course taw trip code 44