Perfect for those who believe the best way to appreciate paradise is to jump right into it. This adventure will have you hiking through forests and rice paddies, experiencing Thailand’s intriguing combination of culture and the great outdoors. Kayak the turquoise waters of the Andaman and discover coral coves and white-sand beaches.

With the services of a CEO and your accommodation and transport taken care of, this trip offers great value as it introduces the main sights of Thailand while offering up plenty of flexibility so you can experience an adventure you’ll never forget.

This is an Active Tour of Thailand and best suits travellers who consider themselves outdoor and active. The tour might have a maximum of 15 travellers but an average of 10, with the minimum age of 12 and all travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Expect standard service throughout which means comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character and a mix of public and private transport.

Image: Krabi Kayaking © Shereen Mroueh

Highlights

  • Bike riding around Bangkok
  • Cycling in and around Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya
  • Overnight stay in a rafthouse at Kanchanaburi
  • Hilltribe village trek in Chiang Mai, 3 nts
  • Sea kayaking on the Andaman Sea at Krabi

What’s Included

  • Bike riding around Bangkok
  • Cycling in and around Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya
  • Overnight stay in a rafthouse (Kanchanaburi)
  • Hilltribe village trek (Chiang Mai, 3 nts)
  • Sea kayaking on the Andaman Sea (Krabi)
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Accommodations: Hotels/guesthouses (6 nts), hilltribe villages (2 nts, multi-share), sleeper trains (2 nts), camping (2 nts), rafthouse (1 nt, multi-share).
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners (Allow USD115-150 for meals not included.)
  • Transportation: Train, walking, minibus, songthaew, local bus, bicycle, raft, plane, longtail boat, kayak.
  • Staff & experts
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Tour Notes

When arranging your transportation, such as flights, please take into consideration the below time restrictions for joining and departing from your group. With these times, we have taken into account travel time to/from the airport in the given destination and required time for check-in or baggage collection/immigration.
Your flight must arrive by or before: Arrive at any time.
Your flight must depart no earlier than: 3 p.m.

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Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive at any time.
Relax, explore the city, and adjust to the frenetic pace and humid heat of bustling Bangkok.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting (1h/18:00)
The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour.

Accommodation: Centra Central Station Hotel Bangkok, Hotel. This accommodation or similar

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Day 2: Bangkok/Kanchanaburi

Enjoy a guided bike ride around Bangkok before travelling by private van to Kanchanaburi.
Bangkok Cycling Tour, Bangkok
Hop on a bike and explore the quieter side of busy Bangkok. Cycle through the city and see hidden temples and lush parks. Amazing street food vendors abound so be sure to stop for a bite and refuel.
Private Vehicle Bangkok – Kanchanaburi (3h/130km)
Stretch out and enjoy the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

Accommodation: Good Times Resort, Hotel. This accommodation or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 3: Kanchanaburi

Explore Kanchanaburi on a cycling tour and enjoy the unique experience of spending the night on a floating rafthouse. Visit Erawan National Park and hike the many tiers of the famous waterfall and swim in the crystal-blue pools.
Tonight, sleep on a floating River Kwai rafthouse! Spend the evening on board the rafthouse with time for swimming, relaxing, and eating.
Kanchanaburi Cycling Tour, Kanchanaburi – Morning
Admire limestone hills and see the sights of Kanchanaburi by bike. Stop to walk over the famous bridge on the River Kwai and visit the nearby war cemetery where about 7,000 POWs are buried.
Erawan Waterfalls Visit, Nam Tok Erawan – Afternoon
Visit one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls. Its seven tiers offer a unique experience at every climb, reaching up to 1,500m (4921 ft). Swim in the turquoise pools, snap photos from the top tier, and opt to hike in the jungle to spot monkeys.

Accommodation: Petch Fa Raft House, Hotel. This accommodation or similar
Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

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Day 4: Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

Free Time Kanchanaburi – Morning. Afternoon transfer to Ayutthaya.
Enjoy the last few hours in Kanchanaburi: take some photos and get ready for the trip to Ayutthaya.
Private Vehicle Kanchanaburi – Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (3h-4h/Afternoon)
Stretch out and enjoy the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

Accommodation: Ayothaya Hotel. This accommodation or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 5: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai

Enjoy an included cycling tour of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight train to Chiang Mai (flight and extra night in Ayutthaya during monsoon season, depending on conditions).
**Please note: Due to disruptions of Thai trains in the north during the monsoon season, trips running July through October may be upgraded to a flight and extra hotel night in Ayutthaya.
Ayutthaya Cycling Tour, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
Cycle this UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoy the ride through the ruins and hop off to take some great photos.
Overnight train (beds) Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya – Chiang Mai (12h)
Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop.

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Day 6: Chiang Mai/Pha Lho

Arrive in Chiang Mai in the morning before beginning the hill tribe trek. Experience the culture of northern Thailand with a homestay.
On arrival in Chiang Mai we transfer to our guesthouse before meeting our local trekking guide. Freshen up and prepare for the adventure ahead.
Private Vehicle Chiang Mai – Ban Mae Malai (45m)
Stretch out and enjoy the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.
Hilltribe Trek Mae Taeng – Ban Mae Jok (2h-3h/Full Day)
Hit the road in an open pickup truck for Mae Malai visiting a local market to purchase food and snacks. Start the trek through forests and rugged terrain to Baan Mae Jok, a Karen village.

Meals included: Dinner

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Day 7: Pha Lho/Ban Mae Ma

Hill Tribe Trek Day : Pha Lho – Ban Mae Ma (5h-6h/14km)
Following breakfast at your homestay, set off to the Shan village of Mae Mae. The trek is longer today, with most of the hiking being downhill. On the way, stop for a picnic lunch by a small waterfall and enjoy a swim before continuing on to the last stage of the trek towards Mae Mae. Before reaching the village, visit the hilltribe school, then spend the night in a treehouse.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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Day 8: Ban Mae Ma/Chiang Mai

After breakfast, leave the village and hike back to Chiang Mai.
Hill Tribe Trek Ban Mae Ma – Chiang Mai (2h30m-3h /6km)
Set off on the hardest part of the trek back towards Chiang Mai. This is a challenging day with most of the hiking being uphill, before returning to Chiang Mai at the end of the trek.

Accommodation: Chiang Mai Gate Hotel. This accommodation or similar
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

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Day 9: Chiang Mai/ Ao Nang

Explore Chiang Mai in the morning before flying south to Krabi then transfer to Ao Nang.
Private Vehicle Krabi – Ao Nang (2h/160km)
Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.
Plane Chiang Mai – Krabi (2h)

Accommodation: Aonang President Hotel. This accommodation or similar.

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Day 10: Ao Nang/Andaman Sea

Enjoy the white sandy beaches and coral bays of the Andaman Sea and sea kayak and snorkel. In the evening, return to the hotel and relax for the night.
**Please note that you will leave your main bag at the hotel in Ao Nang and we’ll provide a 15 L waterproof bag in which you can pack only the things you’ll need for this 3 day/2 night excursion. We recommend that you do not leave anything of value at the hotel.
Sea Kayak Excursion Andaman Sea (4h-5h/ Full Day / 6km)
Kayak out on the river around the Muslim community of Bo Toh. Visit ancient cave paintings, mangrove forests and fishing villages. The route varies depending on group fitness, and how much time is spent at each stop.

Accommodation: Aonang President Hotel. This accommodation or similar
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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Day 11: Andaman Sea

Enjoy the white sandy beaches and coral bays of the Andaman Sea as you sea kayak and snorkel. In the evening, relax under the stars at camp. Opt to swim or relax on the beach.
Sea Kayak Excursion Andaman Sea (4h-5h/Full Day /8km)
Wake up after a restful night in nature and continue to explore the Andaman Sea by kayak. Paddle through the mangrove jungle at Tha Lane Bay, and admire the great canyon that towers overhead.

Accommodation: Koh House Beach Camping – Hotel. This accommodation or similar.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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Day 12: Andaman Sea/Ao Nang

Take off for the open seas today, with a tougher day in the sea kayaks. After kayaking to La Ding Island, head for calmer waters in the lagoon near Hong Island. Return to camp in the evening for another night under the stars.
Sea Kayak Excursion Andaman Sea {5h-6h/14km)
Gear up for a longer and more challenging day on the open sea. Kayak to La Ding Island before rounding out your Andaman adventure with a visit to the lagoon off Hong Island.

Accommodation: Ao Nang Residence Hotel (This accommodation or similar)
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

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Day 13: Ao Nang/Bangkok

Relax for one final day before taking an overnight train to Bangkok.
Free Time Ao Nang Morning
Spend time relaxing and enjoying life in this beachside town. Sit and chill out on the sand, wander through the market stalls, or take a dip in the sea.
Private Vehicle Ao Nang – Surat Thani (3h)
Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.
Overnight train (beds) Surat Thani – Bangkok (9h-10h)
Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 14: Bangkok

Trip ends on arrival at Bangkok train station. Onward travel can be booked for 13:00 or later.
Not ready to leave? We can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

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