Bright Lights of Bangkok
You’ll arrive in the bustling capital of Bangkok and stay on the riverside of Chao-Phraya, with a rooftop pool, and just a short walk to the famous Khao San Road. The following morning we’ll arrange a thrilling full day excursion that will give you a taste of life in Bangkok. You’ll discover local communities, learn about the history and finish the afternoon with a refreshing drink at a roof-top bar.
The River and the Railway
After an early breakfast you’ll start your trip to the River Kwai as part of a small group. First you will visit a market before heading to the Hellfire Pass Museum where you can learn all about the haunting history of this region. In the afternoon a longtail boat will take you upstream to your accommodation for the night, a floating raft house lit by flickering oil lamps.
After a peaceful night’s sleep in your floating hut you’ll you’ll visit the Erawan Waterfalls, a spectacular collection of waterfalls. As you climb why not take a plunge in one of the clear pools to cool off. Next it’s time to board the train for a trip across the Burma ‘Death’ Railway. During the ride you’ll see panoramic views of the River Kwai and visit the Bridge over the River Kwai. You’ll spend the second night of this trip in a small, cosy riverside resort in Kanchanaburi.
Ancient Temples of Ayutthaya
Ayutthaya, a former royal capital, is brimming with temples from the Khmer era and boasting a tranquil atmosphere. We’ll arrange a full-day trip with a local guide and small group where you’ll explore first by bike and then later cruise down the river on a converted rice barge. You’ll stay in a lovely family-run guesthouse for two night with tropical gardens, only minutes away from the centre of the action.
Khao Yai National Park: Waterfalls and Jungle Trails
Just a few hours from Bangkok is the biggest National Park in Thailand, with dense jungle and innumerable plants and animals. Your time will be spent watching the bat exodus, hiking to waterfall and riding through Khao Yai National Park in search of the wild elephants. After spending a day on foot in the jungle, you can relax in the lodge’s swimming pool and refuel at the open air restaurant.
Ko Chang Waterfall Island
Ko Chang is a beautiful island with white beaches, dense rainforests and spectacular waterfalls. You’ll stay in a comfortable resort, right on the beach in lush gardens. The resort has a variety of facilities including a swimming pool and a spa. During your stay we’ll arrange for you to discover some of the underwater world and visit some neighbouring islands with a boat trip.
A peek at your accommodation
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Through Tropical Jungle to Elephant Island - In Style
If you choose to travel In Style, you’ll be upgraded at various destinations throughout this itinerary. In Bangkok you’ll stay in a stylish hotel with a pool overlooking the Chao Praya River. During the River Kwai trip you’ll spend the first night in a comfortable African style safari tent on a quiet jungle riverbank. You’ll spend the second night in a stylish resort right on the river. In Ayutthaya you’ll stay in a very comfortable boutique resort and spa hotel. During your time in Khao Yai National Park, you’ll be staying in a remote area of Thailand where there are very few accommodation options, so you’ll stay in the same accommodation as our standard option. We don’t see this as negative though, as your comfortable jungle lodge is situated right in the National Park and has its own swimming pool. When you get to Ko Chang you’ll stay in a resort in the same area, but with a few more home comforts.
Prices from: £ 1,578 - per person - In Style option