Thailand - Tropical Adventures
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Bangkok. KE group package services begin with a 'Welcome' dinner at the hotel. The guide will brief the group on the coming week.
Day 2: In the morning we take a tour by foot and ferry with a local guide. The tour will include all the major sites of Bangkok. The afternoon is free for relaxing, shopping or further sightseeing.
Day 3: A free day in Bangkok. In the evening we transfer to the railway station and board an overnight sleeper train to Chiang Mai in the northern hill country.
Day 4: Arriving in Chiang Mai in the morning we transfer to our hotel, then take a walking tour of the city and drive to Doi Suthep Temple. In the evening we take a Thai cookery course, making our own dinner Thai-style!
Day 5: Today, we visit an elephant camp and have the chance to ride one and later trek to jungle villages. Return to our hotel, with time for a swim. In the evening we visit Chiang Mai's bustling night market.
Day 6: A day for independent exploration of Chiang Mai or simply to rest and relax by the hotel pool. This will be our last evening in Chiang Mai.
Day 7: Today we drive to Nan province. After checking into our hotel in Nan, there may be some time to visit the local museum and explore some temples.
Day 8: A morning trek to villages of the Karen and Hmong people, before taking a vehicle transfer to our homestay accommodation in Had Pha Khon village. Overnight in the house of a local Thai family.
Day 9: A day with the villagers, learning about their way of life, helping in the fields, fishing and taking nature walks in the jungle. Free time for swimming. Overnight in the house of a local Thai family.
Day 10: After breakfast with the villagers, we will drive to Sukhothai and have a sightseeing tour. Continue the drive to Phitsanulok and check in to a hotel. Time to enjoy the hotel pool before dinner.
Day 11: An early morning flight to Bangkok and transfer by bus and ferry to the island of Ko Samet where we check into our beach accommodation. The afternoon is free to enjoy the beach.
Day 12: A full day at the beach. There is the option to do some sea kayaking or to take an island hopping tour. Overnight in our beach accommodation.
Day 13: A second free day at the beach is the perfect way to relax at the end of our Thailand tour. Overnight in our beach accommodation.
Day 14: After breakfast we transfer by ferry and private vehicle to Bangkok Airport where KE Land Only package services end.