Thailand 2007 by Intrepid Travel

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thailand thailand unplugged basix 18 days ex bangkok departs every wed sat selected thu itinerary days 1-2 bangkok the streets of bangkok overflow with markets temples and street hawker food for a break from the tuk tuks take a longtail boat through the khlongs plus local payment 12750 thb physical culture shock day 3 chiang mai hone those bargaining skills at chiang mai s night bazaar cycle into the countryside or climb the dragon staircase to wat phra that doi suthep days 4-6 hilltribe trek a trek through the northern hills of thailand is an awesome experience hike along rural paths and stay in remote hilltribe villages where we meet the smiling locals and learn about their unique lifestyle day 7 chiang mai grab a massage and do some last minute shopping before jumping on board an overnight train to bangkok days 8-9 bangkok back in the fast-paced capital there are plenty more palaces and temples to explore days 10-11 khao sok national park go wild in the jungle of khao sok while swinging from the vines might be out feel free to roam the forest take a dip under waterfalls and search for local wildlife including wild elephant leopard and malayan sun bear days 12-13 ko samui kick back on the white sands laze under palm trees swim sunbathe and sip a singha beer while watching the sunset days 14-17 ko tao this tiny island is famous for its clear waters teeming with marine life among the coral reefs slip on some scuba gear and go for a dive or wander along the beaches day 18 bangkok our thai adventure comes to an end back in bangkok accommodation simple fan-cooled hotels/guesthouses 9 nts basic hilltribe villages 2 nts jungle huts 2 nts fan-cooled overnight trains 4 nts transport local bus train elephant walking boat group size max 16 meals 2 breakfasts 2 lunches 2 dinners budget allow us$270 for meals not included departs every wed sat selected thu notes owing to weather conditions this trip does not visit ko tao nov-dec normally this will mean extra nights on ko samui traveller rating 4.30 out of 5 trip code photography competition 2006 tuk tuks david lazar · explore bangkok by tuk tuk · embark on a temple trail in chiang mai · meet local hilltribes while trekking trw trekking thailand basix 6 days chiang mai to bangkok departs every mon tue wed thu fri sat itinerary day 1 chiang mai thailand s beloved chiang mai is a hive of activity explore some of the 300 temples take a cooking class at the famed chiang mai cooking school plus local payment 4250 thb physical culture shock bargain hard at the night bazaar or hire a bike and head to the countryside to warm up the legs for our hilltribe trek days 2-4 hilltribe trek pull on the boots and head to the northern hills for a fantastic adventure through rural landscapes and remote villages wander along village tracks past rice terraces and banana forests to reach our village huts staying in the huts is part of the fun and a great chance to get to know the locals and learn about their life the villagers grow rice and vegetables along the slopes and when in season this makes for a colourful backdrop for our trek on the return journey take it easy on the last leg and grab a lift from an elephant day 5 chiang mai/overnight train back in chiang mai there is plenty of time to see more sights and revive your body get a traditional massage walk up to the wat phra that doi suthep or have a chat with a monk at wat suan dok before boarding the overnight train bound for bangkok day 6 bangkok this fantastic adventure comes to an end in bangkok for those who wish to stay on for a few days there is plenty to see and do and the city provides a striking contrast to the laid-back lifestyle of the hilltribes accommodation simple fan-cooled hotels/guesthouses 2 nts basic hilltribe villages 2 nts fan-cooled overnight train 1 nt transport fan-cooled train elephant walking group size max 12 meals 2 breakfasts 2 lunches 2 dinners budget allow us$90 for meals not included departs every mon tue wed thu fri sat traveller rating 4.89 out of 5 trip code photography competition 2006 waiting in thailand danai wongsa · live it up in exciting chiang mai · meet locals and discover remote villages on a hilltribe trek · ride an elephant · practice bargaining at the night markets trp 40