Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand by Intrepid Travel

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thailand thailand family adventure family 13 days ex bangkok itinerary day 1 bangkok there are so many exciting ways to see the sights of bangkok hail a tuk tuk look down on the city from the skytrain or travel the traditional way by plus local payment 8500 thb physical culture shock boat days 2-3 kanchanaburi cruise through the canals of bangkok to see the magnificent reclining buddha at wat pho visit the infamous bridge on the river kwai and take a dip in the waterfall of erawan national park day 4 ayuthaya explore the ancient temples and sprawling ruins of ayuthaya where 33 kings ruled siam during one of the richest periods in siamese history day 5 chiang mai get up close to hippos gibbons and rhinos at the chiang mai zoo enjoy the views from the hilltop temple of doi suthep before an evening at the colourful night market day 6 elephant conservation centre/homestay ride through the jungle atop a majestic elephant at the elephant conservation centre be treated to a northern thai khan tohk dinner on a stay with our local friends days 7-8 chiang mai take a boat trip down the river attend a thai cooking class or hire bikes and explore the surrounding countryside days 9-11 hua hin enjoy three days of beachside fun swim snorkel and try out water sports of every description and in the evening maybe catch a fire dancing show days 12-13 bangkok check out the grand palace and chinatown or visit the many markets accommodation guesthouses/hotels 10 nts multishare homestay 1 nt overnight train 1 nt transport train longtail boat elephant minibus walking songthaew local bus boat plane group size max 12 meals 12 breakfasts 1 dinner budget allow us$225 for meals not included departs selected sat notes arrival airport transfers are included so please advise flight details at time of booking traveller rating 4.38 out of 5 2007 start 06 jan 13 jan 31 mar 07 apr 14 apr 21 apr 30 jun 07 jul finish 20 jan 27 jan 12 apr 21 apr 28 apr 05 may 14 jul 19 jul 14 jul 21 jul 28 jul 22 sep 29 sep 06 oct 01 dec 08 dec 15 dec 26 jul 02 aug 09 aug 04 oct 11 oct 18 oct 13 dec 20 dec 27 dec 22 dec 03 jan 29 dec 10 jan 2008 05 jan 12 jan 19 jan 26 jan 15 mar 17 jan 24 jan 31 jan 07 feb 27 mar 22 mar 03 apr 29 mar 10 apr photography competition 2006 boy with starfish john meinen · see the river kwai in kanchanaburi · experience village life at a homestay · visit chiang mai zoo · ride an elephant through the jungle · enjoy beach fun in hua hin trip code tfa timeless thailand comfort 10 days ex bangkok departs every fri itinerary days 1-2 bangkok bursting with life and colour bangkok is a modern city with an ancient heart visit the emerald buddha housed beneath the gleaming spires of the plus local payment 4250 thb physical culture shock grand palace later take a boat trip through the city s khlongs and observe the water-based life of the people who live here days 3-4 chiang mai learn the secrets of thai cuisine at a cooking school alternatively take a guided bike ride to the ruined city of wiang kum kam in the evening visit hilltop doi suthep with its wonderful copperplated chedi and views over the countryside below day 5 h mong lodge we head out of chiang mai to the surrounding rural areas where we have the chance to vist some of the royal projects continue into the hilly countryside to get an insight into the life of the h mong ethnic minority enjoy a barbecue and a cultural show in the evening day 6 sukhothai head south to sukhothai which literally means `dawn of happiness an apt name for a city considered to represent the golden age of thai art architecture and literature explore the historical park and cycle among the atmospheric ruins and ponds filled with lotus flowers days 7-8 kanchanaburi a sobering morning visit to the hellfire pass memorial is followed by a visit to the jeath war museum and the infamous bridge on the river kwai days 9-10 bangkok returning to bangkok there is ample time to visit any number of sights before a river cruise and farewell dinner on the mighty chao phraya river accommodation hotels 8 nts overnight train 1 nt transport minivan elephant boat overnight train plane walking group size max 12 meals 9 breakfasts 1 lunch 4 dinners budget allow us$250 for meals not included departs every fri notes arrival airport transfer is included so please advise flight details at time of booking traveller rating 4.39 out of 5 trip code photography competition 2006 monk at wat pho jacquelyn frith · wander among the temples and palaces of bangkok · join a cooking school in chiang mai · gain an insight into the h mong hilltribe · see the river kwai · explore sukhothai tkk 36