15 DAYS – BANGKOK TO BANGKOK
Maximum group size is 16 travellers.
Escorted by Maureen Cormier
- Enjoy an authentic khantoke dinner in a local village
- Visit Wat Chedi Luang and chat with a monk
- Take a Thai cooking class and enjoy your creation for lunch
- Travel like a local with long-tail boats and tuk-tuks
- Step back into history at “The Bridge on the River Kwai”
Hit the highlights of Thailand on a 15-day adventure that strikes a balance between cultural landmarks and stunning beaches, activity and relaxation. Up north, ponder the River Kwai and eat your way through Chiang Mai. Then head to the southern shores for some downtime at Koh Samui and Krabi. Along the way, bask in the radiance of golden temples, enjoy long-tail boat rides, and learn to cook authentic Thai food.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM ICONIC THAILAND
KRABI VILLAGE EXCURSION
Cross the scenic and serene Krabi River and explore some of its caves aboard a long-tail boat. Then step onto a tuk tuk to be whisked through nearby villages and rice fields, and say hello to the locals who tend to the crops and neighbouring vegetable farms.
MEET WITH MONKS
Visit the 14th-century Wat Chedi Luang Buddhist temple in the heart of Chiang Mai’s old city. Sit down with young monks to discuss daily life and Buddhism, and leave feeling spiritually refreshed.
RAINFOREST ECO-WALK & DINNER
Explore the lush rainforest of Klong Phanom National Park with an expert tracker dedicated to the conservation of large animals. Learn about the park’s incredible wildlife as you walk, before sitting down with our host at a campfire dinner of rainforest specialties.
TRADITIONIAL THAI GUESTHOUSE & HOME DINNER
Visit a family home in a village outside of Chiang Mai and sit down to a traditional (and so delicious) Khantoke dinner. Learn about life in rural Thailand from the family and walk through their lovely garden to discuss herbs and spices used in local cuisine.
WAT PO VISIT
This temple is known for its reclining Buddha, its feet covered with mother-of-pearl engravings of Buddhist symbols. Explore the large grounds and other compounds to see other Buddha figures, murals and the chedis that contain the ashes of Buddha. This is also the birthplace of traditional Thai massage.
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?
TRAVEL STYLE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS
Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.
SERVICE LEVEL: UPGRADED
Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on most other tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.
PHYSICAL RATING: 2 – LIGHT
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
TRIP TYPE: SMALL GROUP
Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.
AGE REQUIREMENT: 12+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Categories: Group Travel