Days 1-3: International Flights-Bangkok
The morning after arrival in Bangkok begins with an exploration of the city's major sights and temples--the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Vimanmek Teak Mansion and silk magnate Jim Thompson's historic house. (B/L/D).
Days 4-6: Bangkok-Floating Market-River Kwai-Erawan Waterfall
We switch to pedal power for a cycling tour of the city's narrow lanes and back alleys, passing flower farms and fruit orchards. This magical day concludes with a Thai dance performance during dinner at the fabulous Oriental Hotel. The following day we take a long-tail boat through the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market followed by a visit to the Bridge on the River Kwai, built by Allied POWs during World War II. After a restful night at our floating raft hotel, we hike to the beautiful seven-tiered Erawan Waterfall for a refreshing swim before returning to Bangkok. (B/L/D).
Days 7-9: Chiang Mai-Chiang Dao-Hill Tribe Villages
Following our flight to Chiang Mai we visit Doi Suthep, a peak with one of the north's most sacred temples and conclude the day with a stroll through the Night Bazaar. Then it's off to Chiang Dao for an elephant show, a stream-crossing elphant ride through the jungle and a hike to a hill tribe village. We top off our tour of Chiang Mai with a bicycle ride through the countryside and visits to several craft centers. (B/L/D).
Days 10-11: Khao Sok National Park
A flight south leads us to Khao Sok and it's limestone mountains, rainforest, deep valleys and island-studded lake. Hiking to and swimming at Sib En Chan Waterfall along with our tree house lodging highlight the visit here. (B/L/D).
Days 12-15: Phuket-Phang-Nga Bay-Bangkok-Departing Flights
Phuket, "Pearl of the South", is the setting for two days of fun and relaxation at our white sand beach resort. A sea canoe adventure among the "hongs" and caves of renowned Phang-Nga Bay is unforgettable. Back in Bangkok, we conclude with a farewell dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River through the heart of the city. (B/L/D).
Cost: $3195 for all tours except the April 8-22.
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