Thailand is an incredible and beautiful country, with so many fascinating highlights. This tour concentrates largely on exploring the beauty of the country, with visits to floating markets, and coastal kayaking tours. The tour is finished with 3 days kitesurfing in one of our stunning kitesurf holiday destinations, Phuket.
Day 1: Depart UK
Fly overnight from the UK to Bangkok inThailand, Upon arrival you will be greeted by a private driver who will take you to your hotel for the night in Bangkok the 4 * Boutique Hotel Salil Sukhumvit.
Day 2: Bangkok, Floating Market Kanchanaburi
An early pick up from your hotel in Bangkok, You will be taken to visit the beautiful Damnoensaduak Floating Market, and then transferred the 2 hours to Kanchanaburi.
After checking in to Felix Riverkwai Resort you have a few hours at leisure. Later you will visit the WW II cemetery and the Khmer Stone Temple " Prasart Muang Sing"
Overnight at Felix River Kwai Resort
Day 3: Kanchanaburi, Jungle Rafts
08.30 Breakfast at the resort before departing for the Thong Papoom area.
Arrive at 10 AM at Hellfire Pass Memorial. Take a walk downhill to glimpse the death railway remnants and learn the moving story of WWII from the comprehensive exhibition at the museum. After lunch, return to Kanchanaburi and visit the Bridge Over the River Kwai, take a long-tailed boat for about 20-30 minutes from pier to get to the Jungle Rafts, passing by unspoiled mountainous jungle scenery. Check into the Jungle Rafts on arrival. You can swim off the raft and visit a Mon village nearby.
19.00 Dinner followed by a 45-minutes presentation of Mon Dance and overnight.
Day 4: Jungle Raft, Elephant Riding, Bangkok, Chiang Mai
After an early breakfast, walk to visit Mon Villagers & children school, then ride an elephant around the village
An afternoon transfer by boat and van to Bangkok, then straight to Donmuang Airport
At 19.10 you will take a domestic flight to Chiang Mai.
Upon arrival you will be greeted by a private driver who will transfer you to the Royal Princess Hotel to spend the night.
Day 5: Chiang Mai, Chiang Dao, Prao, Lahu Village, Karen Village
After and 8:30 breakfast, travel to Chiang Dao with short visit to Chiang Dao Market, buy some food for cooking while staying in hilltribe villages. After lunch, travel to visit Lahu Hilltribe Pang Tong Village .
From Lahu village, you will trek the 2.5 hours to Karen Village. On arrival in Karen Village, visit Karen Hilltribes and spend some time at leisure.
Your guide will cook you a delicious dinner whilst staying at Karen Village.
Day 6: Karen Village, 2 Palong Villages
After breakfast, trek for a half an hour to Akha Huay E-Go Village , passing Lisu village with a short visit to observe the culture. Afterwards you will ride and elephant for 2 hours from this Akha village to Palong Pang Ho Village where you can spend a few hours having a leisurely lunch. After lunch, continue trekking about 2.5 hours to another Palong Pang Daeng. Spend a few hours exploring whilst a hearty dinner is cooked by your guide.
After dinner there will be a cross cultural exchange program. Palong People will perform a “Palong performance” and play games with you,
Overnight homestay in Palong village.
Day 7: Palong Village, Chiang Mai
After breakfast you will have a 2.5 hour treak out of the village to the main road where a pick-up truck driver will be waiting to return you to the town of Chiang Mai. On arrival you will be taken to the Royal Princess Hotel.
Day 8: Chiang Mai, Free Day
After breakfast you have a free day to spend as you wish.
Overnight at the Royal Princess Hotel.
Day 9: Chiang Mai, Phuket
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for an internal flight to Phuket.
Upon arrival you will be greeted and transferred to the Indigo Pearl Hotel.
Overnight at Indigo Pearl Hotel
Day 10: Phuket, Koh Yao, Sea Kayaking
There will be an early pick upfrom your Phuket hotel. Depart by fast long-tailed boat for the East Bay. Explore the islands by kayak and enjoy a beach picnic lunch, then continue to explore the islands. Disembark on the cultural-inspiring Koh Yao island and check-in at the Tha Khao Bungalows. Enjoy a delicious fresh seafood dinner at the hotels restaurant.
Day 11: Koh Yao, Phuket, Sea Kayaking
Your morning starts with a wholesome Western-style breakfast before departing to Tha Khao pier. Enjoy a morning of kayaking and cave exploration. Enjoy a picnic lunch. Motor to more islands and explore them by kayak. Return to Phuket and be transferred to the Indigo Pearl Beach Resort, just a short tuk-tuk ride away from the kite centre.
Day 12: Phuket, Day at Leisure
This is the last day of the tour. From now you have 3 days to spend at leisure kitesurfing from the stunning beaches of Phuket.
Day 15: Phuket, UK
After two weeks in Thailand, a driver will pick you up, and take you to the airport where a flight will be waiting to return you to the UK.