Siam Treasures tour

Siam Treasures tour

Tour Experience

Adventure tour of Bangkok, Chiang Mai Trekking, Khao Sok NP and Koh Samui

Available

All year round

Location

Bangkok Chiang Mai Khao Sok NP & Koh Sam

Experience all that Thailand has to offer on this comprehensive 18 day trip beginning in the capital Bangkok before heading north to trek among the local hill tribes. Then discover the rainforests of central Thailand before spending 3 relaxing days on the tropical island of Ko Samui.

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INCLUDED

  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • All transport and transfers
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Services of a local tour guide during sightseeing and activities
  • Admission fees, with instruction where necessary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

EXCLUDED

  • International Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Single room supplements (chargeable if a same-sex room share is not available)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tips for tour leader, rafting guide and park guide
  • Any other items not mentioned above

PACKAGE DETAILS

Itinerary

DAY 1 Day 1, Arrive into Bangkok, transfer to hotel

Upon arrival our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Bangkok for the start of your trip.
| OVERNIGHT:
Bangkok hotel
| EXTRAS:
Single room supplement (THSGST), Extra day in Bangkok – pre-tour
Day 2, Bangkok, city tour
Our tour begins with a a fun way to discover Bangkok’s unmistakable ‘Kwam-Pen-Thai’ (Thai-ness) as we use various modes of public transport such as tuk tuks, BTS Skytrain, public long-tailed boats etc. The tour takes in the Grand Palace and old Rattanakosin Island, and our guides make every tour a little bit different so a true Bangkok is uncovered. Late in the afternoon we have time for tasty snack before boarding the train to Chiang Mai.
| OVERNIGHT:
On board sleeper train
| MEALS:
Breakfast
Day 3, Arrive in Chiang Mai, free day
We arrive into Chiang Mai this morning where the rest of the day is free to explore the city. Nestled amongst some of the highest mountains in Thailand, Chiang Mai retains a relaxed feel to it. Head to the impressive local zoo or visit one of the nearby Buddhist temples before dining out in one of the city’s many restaurants.
| OVERNIGHT:
Chiang Mai hotel
Day 4, Start jungle trek adventure
Leaving Chiang Mai this morning we travel to the colourful market at Mae Malai before carrying on to the lush Pang Lan Waterfalls. After lunch we begin our trek into the Huay Nam Dang National Park and walk on to the traditional Karen village of Baan Mae Jok where we stop for the night in order to learn more about the culture of the local hill-tribes.
| OVERNIGHT:
Village huts
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5, Jungle trekking
Awakening to cool mountain breezes we enjoy breakfast this morning before we trek on through the tropical jungle to the village of Baan Pa Khao Lam. We continue through the forest before arriving later today at the rafting camp.
| OVERNIGHT:
Village huts
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6, Bamboo rafting, return to Chiang Mai
On our final day in the jungle we experience bamboo rafting along the Mae Tang river. Cruising along the tropical riverbanks in our bamboo rafts we make stops at small tribal settlements before finally arriving into Shan village where we transfer back to Chiang Mai.
| OVERNIGHT:
Chiang Mai hotel
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7, Chiang Mai, free day, overnight train to Bangkok
Today is kept free to relax after the trek. You could take in a local Thai cooking course, explore the markets and alleyways of Chiang Mai on foot or relieve any tired muscles with a relaxing local massage. Transfer to the train station for the overnight train to Bangkok.
| OVERNIGHT:
On board sleeper train
| MEALS:
Breakfast
Day 8, Arrive in Bangkok. free day
We arrive back into the Thai capital this morning and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore Bangkok at your leisure. Visit the lively area around Patpong, drop in on a snake farm or browse round Bangkok’s many modern shopping centres.
| OVERNIGHT:
Bangkok hotel
Day 9, Bangkok, canal tour, overnight train to Surat Thani
Today we discover historical Bangkok as we enjoy a boat tour of the city’s old canals, stopping off at lively river markets to observe the rituals of daily life that have hardly changed in hundreds of years. We then visit the former royal palace at Vimanmek – home to the world’s largest golden teakwood mansion. This evening we transfer to the train station for the overnight train to Surat Thani.
| OVERNIGHT:
On board sleeper train
| MEALS:
Breakfast
Day 10, Arrive in Surat Thani, transfer to Khao Sok National Park
Arriving into Surat Thani this morning we then make the short journey into Khao Sok National Park. This verdant and tropical rainforest will be our home for the next 3 nights as we discover the flora and fauna unique to this part of the world. In the afternoon we take to the river for 2 hours of canoeing (or tubing!) and also visit a local temple famous for the monkeys that are kept here. Later you’ll experience the night-time jungle up close by sleeping in tree houses.
| OVERNIGHT:
Khao Sok tree-house
| MEALS:
Lunch, Dinner
Day 11, Khao Sok activities
We start today with a 4-hour guided trek through the beautiful Khao Sok national park whose rich flora and fauna is famous throughout Thailand. After lunch head to a local elephant camp where you can get up close to these amazing animals. Head back to your tree house via Mai Yai waterfall and spend the evening relaxing after a long day and enjoying eating some local specialities.
| OVERNIGHT:
Khao Sok tree-house
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12, Khao Sok activities
Leaving our tree house accommodation this morning we travel to Cheow Lan Lake and our raft houses, surrounded by the spectacular limestone cliffs and forested scenery. After lunch we trek through the nearby jungle to a beautiful local lagoon where you have the chance to explore a stunning cave, famous for its stalactite and stalagmite formations. Then, return to the Raft house for dinner and to relax under the stars.
| OVERNIGHT:
Khao Sok raft-house
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13, Drive and ferry from Khao Sok to Ko Samui
Today we swap the rainforest for the beautiful tropical island of Ko Samui on the South China Sea. Departing Khao Sok we travel back to Surat Thani from where we catch the ferry to the island and transfer to te hotel.
| OVERNIGHT:
Ko Samui hotel
| MEALS:
Breakfast
Days 14-16, Ko Samui, free time
The next 3 days are yours to explore the sun-drenched island of Ko Samui at your own leisure. With many incredible dive sites dotted around the island this is a great place to arrange any diving or snorkelling options or just relax on one of the islands many golden and idyllic beaches.
| OVERNIGHT:
Ko Samui hotel
| MEALS:
Breakfast
Day 17, Ko Samui, fly to Bangkok
Saying farewell to our tropical island paradise we transfer to the airport for the short flight back to Bangkok. Upon arrival we transfer to the hotel.
| OVERNIGHT:
Bangkok hotel
| MEALS:
Breakfast
Day 18, Bangkok, free time, transfer to airport
Your day is free for some last chance shopping and exploring around Bangkok before we transfer you to the airport for departure flight.
| OVERNIGHT:
N/A
| MEALS:
Breakfast
| EXTRAS:
Extra day in Bangkok – post-tour

DURATION

18 days

Price

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