Thailand 2007 by Intrepid Travel

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thailand treasures of the north original 8 days ex bangkok departs every sun selected fri itinerary day 1 bangkok make the most of this bewitching city of skyscrapers and temples chaos and calm if you arrive early check out the dazzling grand palace and the emplus local payment 4250 thb physical culture shock erald buddha days 2-3 sukhothai cycle among sukhothai s grand buddhas and ancient ruins set amid beautiful lakes and gardens for the adventurous a trip to the night market is quite something choices for dinner range from fried rice to fried bugs day 4 lampang tour lampang s temples by horse and cart see the impressive murals of wat phra that lampang luang or enjoy some pampering at the local herbal sauna and massage centre days 5-6 elephant conservation centre jump aboard an elephant for an unforgettable forest ride and watch the elephants enjoy a scrub down at their communal bathing session spend the evening at the home of our village friends and witness rural life first hand enjoy a traditional dinner and dance performance and in the morning offer alms to the monks day 7 chiang mai thailand s northern capital is a legendary source of ancient culture heart-pounding adventure relaxation and shopping take a bike tour to the many temples enjoy a cooking class cruise down the river on a bamboo raft or climb to the hilltop temple of doi suthep day 8 bangkok our adventure comes full circle to bangkok make sure you allow time to stock up on souvenirs from one of the city s many markets accommodation guesthouses/hotels 5 nts multishare homestay 1 nt overnight train 1 nt transport train public bus taxi walking elephant songthaew bicycle group size max 12 meals 1 breakfast 2 lunches 1 dinner budget allow us$120 for meals not included departs every sun selected fri traveller rating 4.55 out of 5 trip code photography competition 2006 golden smiles chiang mai michelle ferreira · soak up the frenetic vibe of bangkok · explore the ruins of sukhothai · ride elephants through the jungle · experience culture and adventure in chiang mai tsk thailand hike bike raft active 13 days ex bangkok departs selected sat itinerary days 1-2 bangkok take to the saddle on a cycle through the quiet back streets of this steamy metropolis there is free time to visit wat pho and have your fortune revealed plus local payment 8500 thb physical culture shock tour the grand palace or enjoy a thai massage days 3-5 ban pa gluai get your boots dirty and head out to the green forests of thailand for three days of outdoor exploration trek through thick jungle rice paddies and farms rejuvenate your body with a dip under refreshing waterfalls a soak in hot springs or a tribal massage stay in the villages of the karen lahu and akha people and discover the intriguing traditions of these remote hilltribes this is the best way to experience the northern highlands of thailand days 6-9 chiang mai take the path less travelled and ride through chiang mai s neighbourhoods and out into the rolling countryside at the end of a day s cycling there s nothing quite like a soak in a traditional mud bath on the return journey trade gentle hills for the flat wide landscapes of rice paddies for those who can t get enough there are mountain biking options back in chiang mai or simply wander the city and visit one of it s 300 temples days 10-12 river kwai pay tribute to lives lost on the death railway at hellfire pass down at the river kwai it s time for some fun in the water kayak down the river past farming villages and spend the night aboard jungle rafts celebrate our awesome adventure with a final night s dinner day 13 bangkok the trip finishes on arrival in bangkok photography competition 2006 river kwai alexander mccotter accommodation guesthouses/hotels 7 nts camping 1 nt multishare hilltribe village 2 nts overnight trains 2 nts transport train cycle rickshaw walking minibus songthaew local bus bicycle kayak group size max 12 meals 5 breakfasts 7 lunches 5 dinners budget allow us$195 for meals not included departs selected sat traveller rating 4.36 out of 5 trip code · ride through bangkok s backstreets · embark on a cycling adventure from chiang mai · visit remote hilltribes on a jungle trek · go kayaking on the river kwai txf 38