The North of Thailand is fast becoming a traveller haven, and it's easy to see why. Adventure into this part of the world sees you explore cities and highlands. What lies in store traveller? More like what doesn't! Stay overnight in a jungle hotel, learn to cook like a pro, bask in the Grand Palace, take bike tours and eat your way around night markets...just a sprinkling of what we have in store.
Don't fret, your experienced Trip Manager and English Speaking Local Guides will show you the ropes, not to mention all your new squad of travel mates. Whether providing local knowledge or lols, our team members are people you can trust 100%
Wake up each day to a breakfast feast included as part of your trip price, as well as a lunch and a tasty local dinner for you to indulge on with the group. And in this part of the world it would be wrong not to let you travellers roam free in search of delicious eats the rest of the time, so we leave your lunches and dinners free for you to get local, and let your nose take you to the nearest spot for some mouthwatering tastes.
You'll spend this adventure in twin-share hotel accommodation, as well as some extra cool experiences, we call them Special Stay's because frankly, that's exactly what they are. You'll be treated to a night in Kanchanaburi, Jungle Raft Hotel where you can literally jump out of your room into a lush cooling river, PLUS an overnight train for a range of ways to stay in Asia.
Room types: single, twin, twin share
Bangkok, you've been a dream, but the show must go on! Fast becoming a must-visit in this part of the world, we make tracks to our next destination, the sleepy town of Kanchanaburi to really get local. We jump straight into the way of life here, visiting sites including learning about the darker times past at the WWII Cemetery and the famed Bridge on the River Kwai, with our guide giving us all the info we need on this riverside spot steeped in history. There's nothing like getting some local transport to keep things interesting, so we'll pop into a boat along the River Kwai where we'll reach our home for the night, the The Jungle Raft Hotel, Kanchanaburi. Rooms lit by candle light are what you'll be greeted with, followed by a delicious included dinner of local specialities at dusk. You can even jump in the river directly from your room. Amazing! Because of course here at Contiki we like to keep things a bit special. Tonight as we watch the sunset over the landscape we'll no doubt be toasting our first full day on the trip and contemplating just how good life is.
We’ll make a stop in the UNESCO listed city of Ayutthaya, once the capital of Kingdom of Siam before being destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th Century. We'll grab bikes & ride past ornate temples, towering spires and beautiful palaces. Ride past ornate temples, towering spires, and beautiful palaces. Later, we board our overnight train to Chiang Mai.