Tour Itinerary

 

As agent for ATOL Holder

Thailand Discovered  – 14 days xpl

Day 1 Bangkok (D)
Bangkok Met on arrival at Bangkok international Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel where you can settle in and relax. Evening dinner and drinks at the hotel to get to know each other.
Day 2 Bangkok (B/L)
The following day we visit the Royal Palace, the Wats, enjoy the many markets and take a boat ride along the Chao Phraya River evening free for your own leisure.
Day 3 Bangkok – Kanchanaburi (B/L)
The Bridge over the River Kwai, is 240 km from Bangkok and offers a mix of nature, history and adventure. A world away from the hectic pace of the capital, its a province of startling natural beauty with a rugged landscape of waterfalls, caves, leafy forests and limestone cliffs. The Bridge was built as part of a larger railway system intended on supplying the expanding Japanese army during the Second World War. The Japanese built this 415km railway which stretches from Kanchanaburi all the way to the Burmese border now known as Myanmar. Whilst building this railway 13,000 allied prisoners of war and over 80,000 Asian coolies lost their lives. Although the bridge which was made famous by the 1950 film “The Bridge over the River Kwai” was destroyed by the allies towards the end of the war this section has now been replaced. You are able to ride along part of the original route and travel through places like “Hell Fire Pass” a 500m section of Track that runs through solid rock that had to be pounded out by POWs, they did this using no more than picks, hammers and their bare hands. There are various memorials dedicated to the thousands who lost their lives here. The area known as Hell Fire Pass was cleared by 1,000 Australian and British soldiers and took 12 weeks to clear. Visit The Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum.
Day 4 Kanchanaburi – Ayutthaya – Chiang Mai (B/L/D)
Visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum before driving to Ayutthaya which was the capital of Thailand between 1350 / 1767. The city fell to the Burmese in 1767 and many of its religious sculptures and temples were destroyed, several still remain however and many have been restored. After a dinner board the 1st class overnight sleeper to Chang Mai.
Day 5 Chiang Mai (B/L)
On arrival into Chang Mai check into your hotel and enjoy the morning relaxing. After lunch visit the stunning Doi Suthep temple on the mountain top. Here you can see stunning views of Chang Mai below. Return to the hotel and the evening is free to roam the city and its bustling night markets.
Day 6 Trekking around Chiang Mai (B/L/D)
Drive from Chang Mai for about two hours towards Chiang Dao where we visit the Chiang Dao Caves before having lunch. Continue for about another hour to an Akha village where we start a three hour moderate trek before arriving and spending the night in a Palong Village. Accommodation will be in a Homestay in a hilltribe house.
Day 7 Trekking around Chiang Mai (B/L)
After breakfast ride out of the village on elephants for about an hour before continuing on foot for half an hour till reaching the road where transport will take you to the river where we have a picnic lunch. After lunch we board our bamboo rafts taking us downstream along the Ping River for about an hour before meeting up with our transport and returning to Chang Mai.
Day 8 Chiang Mai – Khao Sok National Park (B/L/D)
Take the morning flight from Chang Mai to Surat Thani with a connection in Bangkok and onward to Khao Sok National Park.
Khao Sok National Park In Southern Thailand is covered by the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world, there are huge limestone mountains, deep valleys, breathtaking lakes, caves and a variety of wild animals. Transfer to Takuapa where you will explore the mangroves by speedboat to see local fishermen, birds and even walking fish. Board our classical Burmese junk for lunch and cruise slowly along the coast. Arrive to a deserted island for swimming kayaking and relax on the empty beach. Transfer inland to Khao Sok spend the night at the park.
Day 9 Khao Sok National Park  (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we head to our Elephant camp to discover the wonders of these creatures which are revered in Thai culture. Here you have two choices, either to stay at the camp, either to help the handlers with feeding and bathing the elephants,this will be a hands on activity, or take a fantastic Elephant Trek with a professional mahout through the jungle (Please specify at the time of booking) . Lunch will be taken at the camp followed by canoeing along the Sok river, before return to our hotel.

Day 10 Khao Sok National Park – Krabi (B)
Wake up to the sounds of the birds and the smells of nature, enjoy your morning breakfast before taking a trek through the jungle to discover nature at first hand with our experienced guides. They will inform you of all the flora and fauna and creatures which live and thrive here in abundance, weather permitting, our lunch will be served in the traditional cooked way of using bamboo, before heading back to our hotel to check out to leave for Krabi
On arrival check in to your chosen hotel for four nights complete relaxation.

Day 11 – 13 Krabi (B)
Relax on the beautifully sandy beaches of Krabi, explore the nearby Islands, visit James Bond Island or Koh Phi Phi, or head inland and explore Krabi Town and the Inland jungle, these are just some of the things you can consider whilst staying here.
Day 14 Krabi – Bangkok (B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bangkok rest of the day shopping
Day 15 Bangkok (B)
Transfer to the airport for your international connection alternative days can be arranged by request

Hotels (As a Guide Only)

Hotels5*4*3*
BangkokSukhothaiSiam City HotelAmbassador
KanchanaburiDhevamantra ResortHintok River CampJungle Rafts
Chaing MaiThe Chedi Chiang MaiTri Yaan Na RosRaming Lodge
Koh SokElephant HillsElephant HillsElephant Hills
KrabiRayavadeeSala Talay ResortKrabi Tipa Resort

 

 TOUR COST – All Tours are subject to an Acceptance Payment/Deposit of £200 (included in cost).

Cost per person on twin share basis as per itinerary

 5* 4*3*
No. of PaxPrice per Persons (GBP)Price per Persons (GBP)Price per Persons (GBP)
12,9601,9101,760
22,6601,7001,535
32,5501,5901,425
42,5501,5901,425
52,4901,5351,370
62,4901,5351,370
Single Supplement980314180

Air fare  in economy class for the sector shown in the above itinerary  is subject to change by the airline before booking.

Payment.
1.On acceptance – £200 per person, Acceptance Payment/Deposit (non refundable) by cheque payable to
“S W & M Miller” OR by International Bank Transfer to UK Bank Account

Your Contract for all tour arrangements is directly with Xplore-Asia to whom payment for the tour is made.
Your International Flight is payable direct toi the Flight Consolidator.

2. You pay eight weeks prior to arrival in Cambodia, Laos or Thailand, or on Acceptance if earlier – 50% of the total by Credit Card (3% charge) or International Bank Transfer, direct to Xplore-Asia

3. On arrival in Cambodia, Laos or Thailand – 50% payable by Credit Card (3% charge) or Cash.

Cancellation Charges
35 days prior to arrival a cancellation fee of US$200 per person will be applicable.
30 days notice of cancellation a fee of 25% of the total amount will be applicable.
25 days notice of cancellation a fee of 75% of the total amount will be applicable
Less than 25 days notice incurs the full amount.
Acceptance Payment non refundable
Included in the Cost
• Accommodation on a twin sharing basis in the hotels mentioned above or equivalent – subject to availability
• Any single room subject to supplement shown.
• Room and breakfast basis – or meals as indicated in the itinerary (B), (L) and (D)
• Full board at Wildlife Park if applicable.
• All transfers, sightseeing and excursions by air-conditioned vehicle where appropriate.
• Domestic economy airfares, indicated in the itinerary, are subject to change
• Services of an English speaking local guide (or a naturalist in National Parks)
• Entrance fees at monuments and parks where applicable
• Basic porterage at airports, rail stations and hotels (not tips).
• All currently applicable taxes.
• Where US$ are quoted the UK pounds price shown is for comparison only and is subject to change.
Excluded from the Cost
• Expenses of a personal nature:  table drinks, laundry, telephone calls, Internet charges, mineral water, tips, shopping etc.
• Any other meals or services not mentioned in the itinerary or ‘includes’ list.
• Any international airfares to India and Asia
• Any airport taxes where applicable in each country
• Any subsequent increase in airfares, fuel costs, monuments/sightseeing fees.
• Any other taxes subsequently introduced by Government, State or Tourist Ministry.
• Travel Insurance
• Visa Fees, if applicable, in any country – Cambodia Visa Fees on arrival $20 US per person – Phnom Penh Airport departure Tax $25 US per person
• Any Christmas, New Year and Gala Dinners
General note:
All elements included in this quotation are subject to availability until the booking is made.  The hotels/ services as quoted may change when giving you the final confirmation, based on current availability.

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