Thailand Hike, Bike & Kayak Thailand

Thailand Hike, Bike & Kayak

Thailand

Hiking
Biking
Kayaking
14 days
2019

Sat, Oct 19

Fri, Nov 01

€1,470

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Overview

Perfect for those who believe the best way to appreciate paradise is by jumping right into it. This adventure will have you hiking through forests and rice paddies, cycling through provincial villages, and experiencing Thailand's intriguing combination of culture and the great outdoors. Kayak the turquoise waters of the Andaman and discover coral coves and white-sand beaches. With the services of a Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and your accommodation and transport taken care of, this trip offers great value as it introduces the main sights of Thailand while offering up plenty of flexibility so you can experience an adventure you'll never forget.

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Itinerary

Day 1Bangkok
Arrive at any time. Relax, explore the city, and adjust to the frenetic pace and humid heat of bustling Bangkok.
Day 2Bangkok/Kanchanaburi
Enjoy a guided bike ride around Bangkok before travelling by private van to Kanchanaburi.
Day 3Kanchanaburi
Explore Kanchanaburi on a cycling tour and enjoy the unique experience of spending the night on a floating rafthouse. Visit Erawan National Park and hike the many tiers of the famous waterfall and swim in the crystal-blue pools. Tonight, sleep on a floating River Kwai rafthouse! Spend the evening on board the two storey rafthouse with time for swimming and relaxing. The lower level features a common area for socializing, complete with karaoke. Accommodation is basic with twin-share fan rooms on the second level and shared toilet and shower facilities.
Day 4Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya
Afternoon transfer to Ayutthaya.
Day 5Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai
Enjoy an included cycling tour of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight train to Chiang Mai.
Day 6Chiang Mai/Pha Lho
Arrive in Chiang Mai in the morning before beginning the hilltribe trek. Experience the culture of northern Thailand with a homestay. On arrival in Chiang Mai transfer to a guesthouse before meeting our local trekking guide. Freshen up and prepare for the adventure ahead. Tonight enjoy a homestay with a local family. Accommodation is basic and multi-share (2-3 per home). Pillows, mattresses, duvets, and mosquito nets provided.
Day 7Pha Lho/Ban Mae Ma
Pack up and set off for the next village. The trek is longer today, the trail winds up and down on the way to a picnic lunch in the jungle. Afterwards, transfer to the Lahu village of Ban Mae Ma for an overnight stay. Opt to experience a traditional herbal sauna. Tonight's accommodation is multi-share in simple, single-sex bungalows. Pillows, mattresses, duvets, and mosquito nets provided. Enjoy access to western toilets and hot showers.
Day 8Ban Mae Ma/Chiang Mai
After breakfast in the village, trek until reaching the end of the trail, passing rice fields and fruit plantations along the way. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before transferring back to Chiang Mai. Opt to take a dip in a local hot spring.
Day 9Chiang Mai/Ao Nang
Explore Chiang Mai in the morning before flying south to Krabi then transfer to Ao Nang.
Day 10Ao Nang
Board a traditional long tail boat and set off for the islands of Koh Hong and Koh La Ding. Snorkel and relax in paradise, stopping only to enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach.
Day 11Ao Nang/Ban Laem Sak
Travel to scenic Bo Tor, hop in a kayak and get out on the river for a half day paddle. Devour lunch then transfer to the Laem Sak Community Resort. Enjoy a guided walk around the community and join locals for a hands on Batik Making Class before an included dinner.
Day 12Ban Laem Sak
Enjoy a full day kayaking protected waters, visiting ancient caves and local farmers . After a picnic lunch on their floating platforms, head into the mangrove channels for bird watching before returning for a BBQ dinner.
Day 13Ban Laem Sak/Bangkok
Transfer from the resort to the train station for an overnight train to Bangkok. After a leisurely morning at the resort we travel by private van to the station to board an overnight train to Bangkok.
Day 14Bangkok
Trip ends on arrival at Bangkok train station.

Accommodation

Hotels/guesthouses (6 nts, twin), community resort (2 nts, multi-share), hilltribe village homestays (2 nts, multi-share), sleeper trains (2 nts), rafthouse (1 nt, shared facilities).

What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Laem Sak Community Tourism, Ban Laem Sak Your Hands-On Moment: Batik Making Class, Laem Sak. Bike riding around Bangkok. Cycling in and around Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya. Overnight stay in a rafthouse (Kanchanaburi). Hilltribe village trek (3 days). Sea kayaking on the Andaman Sea (Krabi). Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

What to Take

You will be on the move a good deal, so pack as lightly as possible (try to keep under 10 kg /22lb). It is in your own interest as you are expected to carry your own luggage, though distances will never be great. Most travellers carry their luggage in a pack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures travellers! During the trek we leave our main piece of luggage at the guesthouse and collect it at the end of the trek. You will need to bring along a comfortable pack (about 30-35 litres/8-9 gallons) for trekking. This should be big enough to carry a spare set of clothes and basic necessities for the trek. Mosquito nets are provided on the trek. Please note there may be times during the trek when the use of video and/or still cameras may be inappropriate. Local people may consider that filming is too intrusive and in these circumstances we will request that you do not film. At all times be aware and sensitive to the impact of photography and seek permission before taking photographs of people and respect their wishes if they refuse.

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Bangkok
Arrive at any time. Relax, explore the city, and adjust to the frenetic pace and humid heat of bustling Bangkok.
Day 2Bangkok/Kanchanaburi
Enjoy a guided bike ride around Bangkok before travelling by private van to Kanchanaburi.
Day 3Kanchanaburi
Explore Kanchanaburi on a cycling tour and enjoy the unique experience of spending the night on a floating rafthouse. Visit Erawan National Park and hike the many tiers of the famous waterfall and swim in the crystal-blue pools. Tonight, sleep on a floating River Kwai rafthouse! Spend the evening on board the two storey rafthouse with time for swimming and relaxing. The lower level features a common area for socializing, complete with karaoke. Accommodation is basic with twin-share fan rooms on the second level and shared toilet and shower facilities.
Day 4Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya
Afternoon transfer to Ayutthaya.
Day 5Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai
Enjoy an included cycling tour of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight train to Chiang Mai.
Day 6Chiang Mai/Pha Lho
Arrive in Chiang Mai in the morning before beginning the hilltribe trek. Experience the culture of northern Thailand with a homestay. On arrival in Chiang Mai transfer to a guesthouse before meeting our local trekking guide. Freshen up and prepare for the adventure ahead. Tonight enjoy a homestay with a local family. Accommodation is basic and multi-share (2-3 per home). Pillows, mattresses, duvets, and mosquito nets provided.
Day 7Pha Lho/Ban Mae Ma
Pack up and set off for the next village. The trek is longer today, the trail winds up and down on the way to a picnic lunch in the jungle. Afterwards, transfer to the Lahu village of Ban Mae Ma for an overnight stay. Opt to experience a traditional herbal sauna. Tonight's accommodation is multi-share in simple, single-sex bungalows. Pillows, mattresses, duvets, and mosquito nets provided. Enjoy access to western toilets and hot showers.
Day 8Ban Mae Ma/Chiang Mai
After breakfast in the village, trek until reaching the end of the trail, passing rice fields and fruit plantations along the way. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before transferring back to Chiang Mai. Opt to take a dip in a local hot spring.
Day 9Chiang Mai/Ao Nang
Explore Chiang Mai in the morning before flying south to Krabi then transfer to Ao Nang.
Day 10Ao Nang
Board a traditional long tail boat and set off for the islands of Koh Hong and Koh La Ding. Snorkel and relax in paradise, stopping only to enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach.
Day 11Ao Nang/Ban Laem Sak
Travel to scenic Bo Tor, hop in a kayak and get out on the river for a half day paddle. Devour lunch then transfer to the Laem Sak Community Resort. Enjoy a guided walk around the community and join locals for a hands on Batik Making Class before an included dinner.
Day 12Ban Laem Sak
Enjoy a full day kayaking protected waters, visiting ancient caves and local farmers . After a picnic lunch on their floating platforms, head into the mangrove channels for bird watching before returning for a BBQ dinner.
Day 13Ban Laem Sak/Bangkok
Transfer from the resort to the train station for an overnight train to Bangkok. After a leisurely morning at the resort we travel by private van to the station to board an overnight train to Bangkok.
Day 14Bangkok
Trip ends on arrival at Bangkok train station.

Accommodation

Hotels/guesthouses (6 nts, twin), community resort (2 nts, multi-share), hilltribe village homestays (2 nts, multi-share), sleeper trains (2 nts), rafthouse (1 nt, shared facilities).

What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Laem Sak Community Tourism, Ban Laem Sak Your Hands-On Moment: Batik Making Class, Laem Sak. Bike riding around Bangkok. Cycling in and around Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya. Overnight stay in a rafthouse (Kanchanaburi). Hilltribe village trek (3 days). Sea kayaking on the Andaman Sea (Krabi). Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

What to Take

You will be on the move a good deal, so pack as lightly as possible (try to keep under 10 kg /22lb). It is in your own interest as you are expected to carry your own luggage, though distances will never be great. Most travellers carry their luggage in a pack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures travellers! During the trek we leave our main piece of luggage at the guesthouse and collect it at the end of the trek. You will need to bring along a comfortable pack (about 30-35 litres/8-9 gallons) for trekking. This should be big enough to carry a spare set of clothes and basic necessities for the trek. Mosquito nets are provided on the trek. Please note there may be times during the trek when the use of video and/or still cameras may be inappropriate. Local people may consider that filming is too intrusive and in these circumstances we will request that you do not film. At all times be aware and sensitive to the impact of photography and seek permission before taking photographs of people and respect their wishes if they refuse.
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14 days
2019

Sat, Oct 19

Fri, Nov 01

€1,470

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