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Highlights Of Thailand

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  • Whip up a culinary storm and taste delicious local dishes in a Thai cooking class in Chiang Mai
  • Travel like the locals do on an overnight sleeper train, the best way to travel long distances, meet locals and maximise time at destinations
  • Immerse yourself in the wonders of an ancient tribal culture with a night in the Hmong Lodge, treated to a BBQ dinner and Hmong Cultural show
  • Make some new pachyderm pals at the unique Friends of the Asia Elephants Hospital and learn about the great work they do to protect these magnificent creatures
The Highlights of Thailand tour starts and ends in Bangkok. The Highlights of Thailand is a Explorer tour that takes 10 days taking you through Bangkok, Thailand and 5 other destinations in Thailand.

This is a Thailand trip jam-packed with experiences and destinations that ventures beyond where other trips go. Thailand's stunning beauty and charismatic culture are ever present on this Intrepid adventure - discover the exquisite 'Land of Smiles' in style. Thailand conjures up images of spicy delicacies, majestic elephants, golden Buddhas, colourful hilltribe villages, fantastic shopping and exotic hideaways - and we experience it all on this trip. Witness traditional hilltribe life in a H'mong village, support the rehabilitation of the endangered Asian elephant, step back in time in the ancient kingdom of Sukhothai and try your hand at creating some gastronomic delights. This is your chance to capture the adventure and essence of timeless Thailand.

TRIP CHANGES FOR 2016:
Following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej a 1 year mourning period has been declared in Thailand. In the first 30 days all government offices will fly the Thai flag at half-mast and there will likely be restrictions on the opening hours or selling of alcohol at entertainment venues including pubs and clubs. If your trip is before mid-January 2017 and includes a visit to the Grand Palace, this activity will be replaced with an alternative as the Palace will be closed to tourists while people from all over Thailand pay their respects to the King. Your leader will discuss this and any other changes with you at the Group Meeting on Day 1. As this is an emotional time for Thailand and its people we ask that our travellers wear dark coloured clothing over the next 30 days as a mark of respect to the much loved King.

TRIP CHANGES FOR 2017:
In 2017 this trip will change from a 10 day trip to an 11 day trip. An extra night will be added in Sukhothai. 2017 trip notes will be available online in September.
Day 1 Bangkok

Day 2 Bangkok / overnight train

Day 3 Chiang Mai

Day 4 Chiang Mai

Day 5 H'mong Lodge

Day 6 Sukhothai

Day 7 Kanchanaburi

Day 8 Kanchanaburi

Day 9 Bangkok

Day 10 Bangkok

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what’s included Accommodation
  • Hotel (4 nts), Lodge (1 nt), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt), Resort (3 nts)
Meals
  • 9 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners & 2 Lunch
Transport
  • Boat, Overnight sleeper train, Train, Van
Group Leader
  • One group leader will accompany you on this tour. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you to have the best possible trip
Included activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Bangkok - Grand Palace
  • Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep temple
  • Chiang Mai - Khantohk dinner and cultural show
  • Chiang Mai - Thai cooking class
  • H'mong Lodge meal and cultural show
  • Lampang - Friends of the Asian Elephant
  • Sukhothai - Historical Park Bike Tour & Picnic Lunch
  • Kanchanaburi - The Kanchanaburi War Cemetary (POW Cemetary)
  • Kanchanaburi - Historical Train Journey
  • Bangkok - Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise
what’s excluded
    International Flights
  • Any international flights to/from Bangkok are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Highlights of Thailand tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 12 participants
Duration 10 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Bangkok, Thailand
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Good to know Travel Insurance

The Highlights of Thailand tour requires that you have a travel insurance covering emergency evacuation and repatriation.

Payment

Bookmundi only requires a deposit of 250 USD to confirm this tour. For any departures before 01 February 2017 full payment is required.

Visa

For this Highlights of Thailand tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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Cancellation No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlights of Thailand tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 58 days of departure.
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