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Bangkok Sightseeing Tours

 

Temples & City Tours

Thailand has over 26,000 temples or wats (local name). Visit three of the most distinguished temples in Bangkok. Start with Wat Trimitr, the temple of the Golden Buddha, containing a statue made from solid gold weighing 51 tonnes, a fine example of Sukhothai art. Passing through Chinatown your next stop is Wat Po, the temple of the reclining Buddha, the largest and oldest in Bangkok. Your last stop is at Wat Benchamabopit or the marble temple. This magnificent monastery was built with white Italian marble from Carrara.

Grand Palace Tour

Visit the Grand Palace complex, which includes the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Keow), unquestionably one of the Wonders of the World today. Within its enormous grounds is the most exotic Buddhist temple. At the heart of the temple itself is a fabulous Buddha statue, carved from one piece of jade, which is the holiest and most revered of religious objects in Thailand today. Nearby is the Grand Palace, once the official home of the kings of Siam. You will also visit the Royal Funeral Hall and the Royal Coronation Hall.

Rice Barge Cruise

This relaxed afternoon tour allows you to experience the timeless world of ‘the Venice of the East’. In Bangkok, people still depend on the waterways to transport their products, in particular rice, as the canals are linked to the rice fields. Cruise by longtailed boat through exotic flora and picturesque canal houses. Midway, join the converted rice barge. All you need to do is sit back, relax and take in the scenery. Soft drinks and local fruits are served on board.

Baipai Thai Cooking School

While visiting Thailand, there is no better way to learn Thai cooking than from its origins. Baipai Thai Cooking School is an ideal home-style learning environment that is different from most of the hotels and restaurants in Thailand. Spend half a day in the morning to learn the preparation of four authentic Thai dishes. Conducted in English, this is a real hands-on experience and should not be missed. No cooking skills are required.

Bridge on the River Kwai

The Kanchanaburi province is quite stunning with sugar cane, rice paddies and pineapple plantations. The famous bridge and the beginning of the Death Railway lies 2 kms outside town. Visit one of the Allied War Grave cemeteries before visiting the JEATH War Museum. An exhilarating long-tailed speedboat ride will take you down river to the famous bridge itself. A ride on a local train is also included before returning to Bangkok city.

Floating Markets and Rose Garden

Commence with a leisurely drive through the rural outskirts of Bangkok before boarding a long-tailed boat to the market area of Damnern Saduak, to see the traditional floating markets used by local merchants. After lunch at the Rose Garden, be treated to a Thai village show which includes cultural activities, a wedding ceremony, Thai dancing, an elephant show and a whole host of other activities. Lunch is included.

Old-Spice Tour of Bangkok - Bicycle Tour

Explore several districts along Chao Phraya River via a 30km leisurely bike ride. Starting at the Royal Plaza, you’ll ride along Chao Phraya river visiting some temples and other local attractions. Stop for lunch at a local Thai restaurant by Bangkok Noi canal. Visit a floating market in the Taling Chan area, then the Lad Ma Yom floating market, finishing the tour with a long-tail boat ride before driving back to Bangkok.

Ayutthaya - Ancient Capital of Thailand

Visit Thailand’s ancient capital, travelling through rural countryside by coach and returning by boat. Ayutthaya houses some of the most spectacular ancient temples, some of which are still quite intact, such as the bronze statues of Wat Chai Mongkol and Wat Panangcherng. You will also see the summer palace of King Rama IV with its mixture of Thai, Chinese and Gothic architecture.

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Bangkok Mini Tours

 

River Kwai Elephant Trekking

3 Days / 2 Nights from Bangkok

Day 1: Bangkok - River Kwai

Depart Bangkok for Kanchanaburi to visit the JEATH War Museum. Continue to visit the famous Bridge on teh River Kwai. Next, go on a train ride along part of the Death Railway to Nam-Tok station. Take a long-tail speedboat upstream along the Kwai Noi River. Climb up to Kaeng Lava Cave to explore. Transfer back to the hotel by boat. Spend the night at the River Kwai Village Hotel. Lunch and dinner are provided for Day 1.

Day 2: River Kwai

Visit Hell Fire Pass Memorial and part of the Death Railway track. Continue by bamboo raft along Kwai Noi River. Arrive at the elephant camp for an exciting elephant ride through the jungle. Spend the night at the River Kwai Village Hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided for Day 2.

Day 3: River Kwai - Bangkok

Morning at leisure and transfer to your hotel. Breakfast and lunch are included.

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Soot Sanuk Gold Tour

6 Days / 5 Nights from Bangkok

Day 1: Bangkok - Phitsanulok

Drive to Bang-Pa In and the Summer Palace. Proceed to the ancient city of Ayutthaya. Explore ruins of palaces and temples. After lunch at a local restaurant, drive to Lopburi and visit Phra Prang Sam Yod and the Kala Shrine of Sarn Prakarn which is home to hundreds of monkeys. Later, drive north to Phitsanulok, spread along the banks of the Nan River. Spend the night at the Amarin Lagoon Hotel or similar. Lunch and dinner are provided for Day 1.

Day 2: Phitsanulok - Chiang Rai

After breakfast visit Sukhothai. Explore the many ruined temples and monasteries. After lunch, drive through rural Thailand and jungles to Chiang Rai. Spend the night at the Teak Garden Spa & Resort or similar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided for Day 2.

Day 3: Chiang Rai

Visit Akha and Yao hilltribe villages and enjoy mountain views from a Chinese settlement founded by Kuomintang soldiers in 1949. After lunch, drive to Mae Sai, Thailand’s most northern town, to the Burmese border. Optional crossings are subject to border situation. Drive to the Golden Triangle for views of Thailand, Laos and Burma. Spend the night at the Teak Garden Spa & Resort or similar. All meals are provided for Day 3.

Day 4: Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai

Make your way to Mae Ka Chan, famous for its hot spring. After lunch drive through spectacular scenery to Chiang Mai, visiting Wat Phratat Doi. Tonight, enjoy a Thai dinner and traditional colourful hilltribe dances. Spend the night at the Empress Hotel or similar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided for Day 4.

Day 5: Chiang Mai

Visit an elephant camp and the district of Sankampeang, home to Chiang Mai’s cottage industries. Spend the night at the Empress Hotel or similar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided for Day 4.

Day 6: Chiang Mai

Spend a few more days in Chiang Mai. Your tour ends here. Breakfast is provided for Day 6.

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River Kwai Jungle Raft

2 Days / 1 Night from Bangkok

Day 1: Bangkok - River Kwai

Visit the War Museum (Thailand-Burma Railway Centre) and War Cemetery at Kanchanaburi and see the infamous bridge over the River Kwai. Enjoy a scenic long-tail boat ride from the pier to Jungle Rafts for lunch. Take an exciting boat ride downstream to Resotel Pier. continue on to the Hell Fire Pass Memorial , followed by a 45 minute presentation of Mon Dance. Spend the night at the Jungle Rafts. Lunch and dinner are provided for Day 1.

Day 2: River Kwai - Bangkok

After breakfast, visit the Mon Tribal Village. Lunch is served at the pier followed by a historic ride on the Death Railway Train, passing through lush forest before your return trip to Bangkok. Breakfast and lunch are provided for Day 2.

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Phuket Sightseeing Tours

 

Phuket Introduction

An ideal opportunity to become familiar with your holiday island and take in the island’s natural beauty. Drive along the beach roads through Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai. For fabulous photo opportunities, stop at the Karon viewpoint and cultural sights such as the sacred Buddhist temple of Phuket ‘Wat Chalong’. Phuket town offers an interesting mix of architecture including Sino-Portuguese. This town has been the backdrop for many western movies as it is said to be very similar to Indochina.

Elephant Trekking

When you visit Thailand don’t miss the chance to ride an elephant in one of Phuket’s forested areas. We arrange a very special outing that’s fun for all ages. A 45 minute walk through jungle and hills with four bulky elephants will make an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.

Phuket Fantasea

Phuket Fantasea is a theme park complex that is the ultimate night-time entertainment venue. Inspired by Thailand’s rich and exotic heritage, Phuket Fantasea showcases the charm and beauty of Thailand, but also enriches its ancient traditions with the wonder of cutting edge technology. Feast on the grand buffet and be spellbound at the Las Vegas-style theatrical show where state-of-the-art technology and special effects enhance the grace and beauty of local myths, mysteries and magic.

Phi Phi Island by ExpressBoat

Cruise by express boat to visit one of Asia’s most beautiful islands. Upon arrival at Phi Phi Don, the largest of the two Phi Phi Islands, time is at leisure for swimming and snorkelling. Snorkelling gear is provided. Lunch is included at an onshore restaurant at midday.

Safari with Junk

Travel by 4WD to Siam Safari elephant camp. See how young elephants are trained and learn about their conservation. Trek on an elephant taking in the views. Observe how rubber trees are ‘tapped’ to produce natural rubber latex. Learn about buffaloes and try a buffalo ride in a wooden cart. Watch how monkeys are trained to pick coconuts and see how coconuts are processed to make coconut milk and oil. Cruise on a traditional wooden boat in Chalong Bay ending with a buffet lunch.

Thai Cooking Class

If you are interested in learning the art of Thai cuisine, the Phuket Thai Cookery School offers an enjoyable cooking class to learn a variety of Thai dishes. A comprehensive cooking course that includes an introduction to Thai ingredients, going to a local market tour and learning a selection of main popular Thai dishes in individual cooking areas. After cooking the dishes, students enjoy their own meals for lunch and take home recipe cards and a certificate. NOTE: Closed toed shoes required.

Phang Nga By Speedboat

Drive to Nopparat Thara Pier and board a speedboat bound for James Bond Island. Take some time to explore the island before kayaking to Tham Lord Noi Cave followed by a fresh seafood lunch at Panyi Island. After lunch see the pre-historic animal paintings at Khao Khian, before continuing through the beautiful country side and local fishing village. Before the trip home, stop at Hong Island where there is time for snorkelling, swimming and sunbathing.

Sea Kayaking

When you visit Thailand don’t miss the chance to ride an elephant in one of Phuket’s forested areas. We arrange a very special outing that’s fun for all ages. A 45 minute walk through jungle and hills with four bulky elephants will make an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.

Whitewater Rafting EcoTrek

Start with a scenic drive to the Tone Pariwat Sanctuary Station in the Phang Nga province which is covered with gorgeous vegetation. Experienced ‘captains’ will ensure your safety with a briefing at the rafting station before whitewater rafting. Enjoy lunch (included) before visiting an elephant camp. Trek through Songpreak followed by a jungle walk to a waterfall for a swim before returning to your hotel. NOTE: All times are approximate and subject to total number of guests on that day, and weather conditions.

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Krabi Sightseeing Tours

 

Four Islands By Speedboat

Experience a fun-filled half day exploring Krabi’s outer islands. Travelling by speedboat, visit Pranang Cave Beach, Chicken Island, Tup Island and Poda Island. There is plenty of time for swimming and relaxing, and snorkelling equipment is also provided to explore the a rich variety of corals, fish, crystal clear waters and white powdery sand beaches. Refreshments will be served.

Phi Phi Island by Speedboad

Enjoy a full day visiting the Phi Phi Islands, two of the most beautiful islands in the Andaman Sea and a great option for those who have limited time to explore this area. Stop on the way at two less visited spots for snorkelling, Bamboo Island and Hin Klarng. Free time in Tonsai Bay for lunch, shopping and relaxing is followed by an unforgettable tour of Phi Phi Ley, including scenery made famous by the film ‘The Beach’. Make sure you bring your swimwear!

Hong Island, Krabi by Speedboat

Koh Hong is just a 20 minute speedboat ride from Ao Nang and is one of the beautiful islands of Krabi. This “island of rooms” is a perfect escape on holiday. Wonderful desert island location renowned for its breath-taking beauty, shallow coral reefs and fine, sandy beaches. In the middle of the half-circle shaped island lies the secret lagoon, where you can find yourself at one with nature. Includes a picnic lunch and time for swimming, snorkelling and exploring.

Rainforest and Elephant Trekking Discover

Travel to Khao Nor Chu Chi National Park to the thermal spring pools enriched by natural mineral salts in shaded rainforest. Ideal for bathing and soothing aching muscles. Enjoy an informative jungle walk along a shaded, wooden platform before visiting the Emerald pool, a warm crystal clear pool. After a picnic lunch visit the Tiger Temple Cave for the best viewpoint in Krabi. Your day ends with a safe and fun Elephant ride through a rainforest river and trail. NOTE: Bring insect repellant, swim gear, towel and wear appropriate footwear.

Hot Streams and Rainforests

Experience a different side of nature with a 4WD Land Rover Jeep drive along a 1.4 kilometre trail amongst palm oil and rubber plantations and hot streams in the heart of the rainforest. Visit an emerald-green pool for an optional swim and discover how beautiful Thailand’s natural landscape can be. Lunch is also included.

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Khao Sok (Elephant Hills)

Elephant Hills Jungle & Lake Safari

3 Days / 2 Nights from Khao Sok (pick up from Phuket, Khao Lak and Krabi)

Day 1: Phuket - Khao Sok National Park

Pick up from hotels in Phuket, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Krabi and Surat Thani and transfer to Khao Sok. Along the way see glimpses of tropical rural life.  Once at the camp you can see, touch and find out about the life of Thai elephants and the elephant project run by the company. Guides will explain about the mahout (elephant caretaker) and you will have the opportunity to feed them one of their daily meals, scrub and clean and watch the elephants bathe. After the Elephant Experience you will be served a Thai buffet lunch and it will then be followed by a jungle river canoe trip down the Sok River. Drift along the jungle river passing Limestone Mountains and cliffs covered with exotic tropical vegetation. From the canoe you can experience a world that has changed little in thousands of years. After the river canoe return back to your luxury safari tent and relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding jungle covered mountains. Dinner is served in a unique location beside the rainforest. The sounds and atmosphere will make this a memorable experience. Spend the night on the Elephant Hills. Lunch and dinner are provided for Day 1.

Day 2: Khao Sok National Park - Khao Sok National Park

Wake up to the sounds of nature and birds calling from the bushes close to the tent. When the sun comes up and clears the mist over the mountains and jungle to the south of Elephant Hills the gibbons start to make their morning territorial calls that echo down the valley. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in the tent for early risers; breakfast is at your leisure. Today’s activity is to explore Cheow Larn Lake which is in the centre of the jungle by local boat. Cruise across emerald waters passing towering rainforest covered Limestone Mountains to the ‘Guilin’ of Southern Thailand. The Cheow Larn lake is a little known wonder of Thailand’s southern rainforest and holds prime habitat for wild Elephant, the rare Asian Ox, Hornbill, various monkey species, hundreds of tropical birds, amphibians, reptiles and Tiger. After the cruise you will be served with a Thai lunch and enjoy the views of Cheow Larn Lake. In the afternoon swim in the emerald waters of the lake or take one of our ‘sit on-top’ canoes for a guided self paddle adventure into the surrounding rainforest channels. Return to the camp in time to experience the sun setting over the jungle, relax and enjoy a cocktail at the front of your own private tent while the rainforest wakes up around you. In the evening dinner is served to an array of jungle sounds, a unique once in a lifetime experience here on the lake. Spend the night on Elephant Hills, Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided for Day 2.

Day 3: Khao Sok National Park - Phuket

After a good nights rest, wake up to the sounds of Gibbons calling high up in the trees and watch the mist shrouding the rainforest slowly burn away revealing the true beauty of the lake. Tea and coffee making facilities are available for those early risers. A leisurely breakfast is served after which there is time to relax or take a dip in the emerald green waters of the lake and feel truly refreshed. After breakfast you will meet the jungle face to face by exploring it on foot. It gives you an opportunity to explore the ecology of the rainforest, to see a great variety of exotic plants and tropical hardwood trees. Birds such as the hornbill live high up above, gibbon can often be heard calling to their mates, a macaque or leaf monkey may be heard swinging through the branches, every day is different but it is truly wonderful to discover the great variety of life forms that co-exists together, this can only be experienced on foot, take it slowly, look, learn and listen then you too will start to discover some of the secrets of the rainforest. Emerging from the jungle with a feeling of accomplishment return to the raft house one last time to enjoy lunch and one final swim or canoe. Sadly In the afternoon it’s time to head to the pier and onward transfer to your hotel or the airport.  Unfortunately your visit to the lake ends here but you will always know what it feels like to experience the rainforest first hand, a truly once in a lifetime experience. Breakfast and lunch are provided for Day 3.

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Koh Samui Sightseeing Tours

 

Around the Island Tour

To get the feel of Koh Samui this tour is a must. As the name suggests, you go around the island and see a number of highlights and attractions that Koh Samui offers as well as the many beaches. The Big Buddha, Grandma and Grandpa Rocks, Namuang Waterfall and Nathon town are just a sample of the places you visit.

Samui Island Cruise

A relaxing day cruising the waters around beautiful Koh Samui. From your vantage point at sea you will be able to see the island’s famous beaches and popular landmarks. There are swimming and snorkelling opportunities at Green Peace Island and also a visit to Swallows Nest Island. Lunch is served along the way on one of the beaches.

Living Thailand Tour

From sea level to mountain tops, pick up trucks and elephant rides, waterfalls and jungle walks, there is something to appeal to all tastes. See the Mummified Monk Temple (Wat Kunaram) and then off to the elephant camp for a 30 minute trek. The tour also includes a demonstration on how to make Thai Curry Paste with natural ingredients. Then off to Magic Garden and a short jungle walk to Na Muang Waterfall. After lunch visit Samui’s OTOP project for hand-made goods and folk handicrafts from each district.

Jungle Tour

For an exciting and adventurous day out choose the Jungle Tour and view the fantastic sights of the island from the back of a 4WD jeep.You will be taken through the jungle, across rivers and hidden valleys and to waterfalls in the forest. One of the highlights of this tour is definitely the view from the highest point on the island. This is a full day out and a lunch will be served at a small mountain restaurant.

Koh Phangan Sightseeing

Transfer from hotel to Maenam Pier and enjoy a light breakfast before arriving at Tong Sala pier by boat. Travel by local taxi to visit Kuan Im Chinese Temple situated on a stunning hill. Next, Phangan Safari to see an elephant show and to feed them. Visit Fisherman’s Village where marine products and souvenirs are sold. Reach Koh Ma, Mae Haad Beach for snorkelling. Lunch in a local restaurant at Mae Haad before visiting Khao Tham Temple. Proceed to Haad Rin Beach where the world famous Full Moon parties are held. Time for relaxing before heading back to Koh Samui.

Island Eco Safari Tour

Discover the nature, culture and rural way of life on Koh Samui. During this very popular excursion you will have so many new and wonderful experience. The tour includes a 30 minute jungle elephant ride, monkey show and watch a 30 minute traditional Thai kickboxing fight. One of the highlights includes a cooking demonstration. End the tour with a jungle walk to Namuang Two Waterfall and a canoe trip through the mangrove forests, followed by lunch.

Koh Tao and Koh Nangyuan Snorkelling Tour

After hotel pick-up, board a speedboat to the island of Koh Nang Yuan where you can start your day by swimming, snorkelling or sunbathing on white sand. Fabulous coral reefs can be found on the west side of the island. Next head out to Koh Tao, a scenic place for diving and snorkelling and where lunch will be served. Visit Aow Leuk or Leam Tien Beach (subject to weather and water conditions). For the combination of fantastic scenery above and below water, this tour is simply a must.

Sea Kayaking at Angthong

When you first fly into Koh Samui you will see the clusters of islands around the main island of Samui. One of these areas is called the Angthong National Marine Park. One of the best ways to explore this area is by sea canoe giving you a far more rewarding experience than looking from afar. Your hand-picked local guides, who are highly trained, will offer a wealth of information.

SITCA Thai Cooking School

Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts (SITCA) is southern Thailand’s internationally recognized centere for learning about one of the world’s great cuisines. Under the guidance of an experienced Thai chef you will learn how to prepare one of the famous home-made Thai curry pastes. The class will teach you how to cook authentic Thai dishes. This tour includes return transfers to and from your hotel in Samui, all the ingredients for cooking your lunch or dinner with bottled water, tea and coffee and take home recipes from the cooking class.

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Chiang Mai Sightseeing Tours

 

Chiang Mai Safari 

Trek through some of the north’s countryside. Northwest of Chiang Mai is Mae Sai Elephant Camp where you can watch elephants at work. After an elephant trek, visit a Meo Hilltribe and observe the simple, traditional way of life. Continue on to a nearby orchid farm where lunch is served. There is time to explore the Queen Sirikit Botanic Gardens and learn about tropical plants and flowers.

Chiang Mai City & Temples

The city of Chiang Mai has a wealth of beautiful and historic Buddhist wats (temples). Visit the 600-yearold temple Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. After a drive up the mountain’s winding road, the final climb to the temple is via 306 steps (elevators are available). Inside the cloister is an intriguing copper-plated chedi topped by a five-tier gold parasol, which contains relics of the Lord Buddha. On a clear day, there are incomparable views over the city of Chiang Mai from the temple grounds. Other temples visited include Wat Suandok and Wat Chedi Luang.

Just Khao Soy Cooking Class

Pick-up from hotel to the Just Khao Soy restaurant. The course is conducted in a dedicated ’teaching’ kitchen. You will be taught by qualified chefs to make: Khao Soy (signature dish of Northern Thai Cuisine), Pad Thai noodles and the famous Tom Yum Gung soup. Enjoy your own meal in the main restaurant and be presented with a ‘Just Khao Soy’ apron.

Waterfall Tour

The tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel before driving northeast of Chiang Mai. An experienced jungle guide takes you through nature trails that follow waterfalls and streams, through coffee and tea plantations and bamboo forests. Access two 40 metre waterfalls as you ascend through the lush jungle. After a picnic lunch return via various routes that display the biodiversity programmes and wildlife habitats unique to the region.

Elephant Jungle Trek and River Rafting

From Chiang Mai drive 60km to Chiang Dao Elephant Camp. In an unspoiled setting, marvel at these colossal beasts of burden performing amazing feats of strength and skill. Then follows an exhilarating elephant trek through the jungle, upwards towards a remote Lisu Hilltribe village. The Lisu Hilltribe people originated in Tibet. Lunch is provided before a relaxing bamboo raft trip along the Ping River subject to weather and river conditions. On the return to Chiang Mai, stop at an orchid farm at Mae Sa.

Thaton and Longneck Hilltribe

Approximately 176 kilometres north of Chiang Mai, situated at the border of Thailand and Burma, is Thaton district. Visit four Hilltribe villages. Leave Chiang Mai for Chiang Dao and visit Chiang Dao cave. Proceed to Palong and Lisu villages then on to Thaton, where local lunch will be provided. After lunch travel by long-tailed boat on the Maekok River to Baan Mai Mok Cham, a Shan village. Continue on to the Longneck Karen and Akha villages.

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Chiang Mai Mini Tours

 

Northern Thai Adventures

3 Days / 2 Nights from Chiang Mai

Day 1: Chiang Mai - Maekok River

Travel via the Samoeng Loop Road to a remote elephant camp in the mountains outside Chiang Mai for a 1.5 hour elephant safari through the jungle, stopping at two waterfalls. Visit the Queen Sirikit Royal Botanic Gardens. Enjoy lunch at a local roadside restaurant in the village of Chiang Dao. Travel north along rural back roads to visit a rare Paulong hilltribe village and one of the few accessible Lahu Shaleh hilltribe villages in the north. Continue to Maekok River Village Resort, an adventure tour base on the banks of the Maekok River on the outskirts of the Thai and Burmese border village of Ban Thaton. Spend the night at the Maekok River Village Resort.

Day 2: Maekok River

This morning the option is yours, at leisure at the resort or a four hour trek through the hills, visiting several hilltribe villages where spectacular views of the valley can be seen (above average level of fitness required) or take a less strenuous walk to the hilltop temple of Wat Thaton (medium level of fitness required). Enjoy a four hour bamboo raft trip down the Kok river to Ban Phatai, a Black Lahu village. Stops are made at the Shan village of Ban Mai Mokcham and the old tea loading station at Ban Mae Saluk. Spend the night at the Maekok River Village Resort.

Day 3: Maekok River - Chiang Mai

You have the option to relax, explore the nearby village or choose from a wide range of optional excursions (at an additional cost). Early afternoon travel to Chiang Mai stopping at the Snake Farm and the Orchid and Butterfly Farm en route to the airport or city hotel. Arrival into Chiang Mai approximately 6:30pm.

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Maekok, Chiang Mai and the Golden Triangle

4 Days / 3 Nights from Chiang Mai

Day 1: Chiang Mai - Maekok River

Travel via the Samoeng Loop Road to a remote elephant camp. Start your 1.5 hour elephant safari through the surrounding jungle, passing through two waterfalls. Visit the Queen Sirikit Royal Botanical Gardens and explore the grounds. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant in Chiang Dao. Continue north and visit a rare Paulong hilltribe village and one of the few accessible Lahu Shaleh hilltribe villages in the north. Continue to Maekok River Village Resort, on the Thai and Burma border village of Ban Thaton. Spend the night at the Maekok River Village Resort

Day 2: Maekok River

Morning at leisure at the resort or a four hour trek through the hills surrounding the river valley visiting several hilltribe villages (above average level of fitness required) or take a less strenuous walk through our organic farm to the hilltop temple of Wat Thaton with its three giant Buddha images. Afterwards enjoy a bamboo raft trip down the Kok River to Ban Phatai, a Black Lahu village. Stops are made at the Shan village of Ban Mai Mokcham and the old tea loading station at Ban Mae Saluk. Spend the night at the Maekok River Village Resort

Day 3: Maekok River

Day at leisure. Enjoy free use of a mountain bike for four hours. Local area maps marked with ‘rambling’ and ‘mountain biking’ trails will be provided or take an optional day excursion (additional cost) which can be pre-purchased prior to departure or at the resort. Spend the night at the Maekok River Village Resort

Day 4: Maekok River - Chiang Mai

This morning you have the option to just laze by the pool, explore the nearby village or choose from a wide range of optional day excursions, additional cost. Early afternoon departure for your return trip to Chiang Mai.

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Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai Hilltribe Adventure Trek

3 Days / 2 Nights from Chiang Mai

Day 1: Chiang Mai - Maekok River

Day 1: Chiang Mai - Red Lahu Hilltribe village

Leave by minibus via Chiang Dao Fang to Thaton boat landing. At Thaton, enjoy a local lunch. Catch a longtailed speedboat travelling down the Maekok River to Karen hilltribe village and commence a two hour elephant trek to Red Lahu hilltribe village for overnight. Spend the night at the Red Lahu hilltribe Village. Lunch and dinner are provided for Day 1.

Day 2: Red Lahu Hilltribe village - Akha Hilltribe village

After breakfast, trek for an hour to a Yao hilltribe village for a visit. Then trek for another hour to a waterfall, where you can swim and take a short rest. Continue on to the Forestry Preservation Park for a local lunch. Trek uphill to an Akha hilltribe village for overnight and dinner. Spend the night at the Akha Hilltribe Village. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided for Day 2.

Day 3: Akha hilltribe village - Chiang Mai

After breakfast trek to a local Thai village and board a pick-up van to Chiang Saen on the steep banks of the Mae Khong River, opposite Laos. Continue on to the Golden Triangle area and on to Mae Sai before heading back to Chiang Mai. Breakfast and lunch are provided for Day 3.

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