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Be introduced to the authentic heart of Thailand, far off the beaten path! Soak in the laid-back vibe, unique cultural traditions and WWII history in Kanchanaburi, and laze on gorgeous, unspoiled beaches at Hua Hin. Apart from landscapes and heritage, a highlight of your trip is your date with Thailand’s wild pachys and other native wildlife in their natural environment, at lush green Kui Buri National Park.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3BangkokTraditional Buildings, Modern Skyscrapers, Beautiful MonasteriesMövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15, Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa
3 - 5KanchanaburiLimestone Hills, Sugarcane Fields, Erawan National ParkOriental River Kwai Resort, Float House River Kwai Resort
5 - 7Kui BuriKui Buri National Park, Tropical Flora & Fauna, Wild Asian ElephantsX2 Kui Buri Resort
7 - 11Hua HinGolf Courses, Fabulous Parks and Peaks, SeafoodDevasom Hua Hin, Putahracsa
11 - 11BangkokTraditional Buildings, Modern Skyscrapers, Beautiful Monasteries

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  • Beaches
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Bangkok Airport to Hotel Transfer

Bangkok

2 Days

Bangkok is a quintessential blend of old and new! Meaning the city of angels, Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand – and is its largest metropolis.

Included Activities

Bangkok City Safari with Lunch
Bounce into the cultural delights of Bangkok. Experience the local transport, including a scenic ride on the elevated skytrain, and a public boat trip on the Chao Phraya River that takes you past precariously balanced local stiltments. Disembark at the flower market and you will be charmed by the exotic flora on display. Afterwards, a short tuk tuk ride will take you to the Grand Palace, which includes Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), and a leading massage school, where you can observe the Buddhist monks at prayer. Break for lunch at a local restaurant where delicious Thai delicacies are served up. Afterwards, it’s time for a leisurely longtail boat ride through Bangkok’s famous ‘klongs’, or waterways, past charming and quaint local stiltments. As the sun starts to dip in the distance, stop at Wat Arun which is famous for its distinctive architectural style and gorgeous views of the Chao Phraya River. In the late afternoon, return to your boat and journey back to your hotel. (Full Day; Private Activity & Public Transport; Meal included: Lunch; Fitness level: Easy. Please note that shorts, miniskirts, tights, sleeveless shirts, vests & sandals are not allowed inside temples and palaces. Kindly note that this activity can only be enjoyed with an early morning start.)

Enroute Activity – Railway Bazaar & Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Visit
On the way to Kanchanaburi, discover bustling local markets and the lush countryside. Just an hour away from the towering skyscrapers lie verdant landscapes and traditional wooden homes of the native Thai people. At the local railway station, stop to witness a thriving market that has sprung up right along the railway tracks! You will be amazed at how quickly the vendors dismantle their shops at the arrival of a train, and set it up again afterwards! Travel onward to the vibrant Damnoen Saduak floating market, to guzzle up the vibrant and bustling activity of vendors, buyers and other visitors. This is where you will witness firsthand the iconic image of Thai women wearing bamboo hats, as they paddle past on small boats laden with colorful fruits and vegetables. For a more authentic experience, hop aboard your own rowing boat and float gracefully through the buzzing maze of canals. If you wish to buy any of the fresh produce or other items for sale then you can become part of the action and put your bargaining skills to the test. A visit is more fun in the morning before the heat of the sun kicks in, and the market closes at just after noon. (Half Day; Private Activity & Transfer; Time of the Day: Morning, 0700 hrs; Fitness level: Easy; Private vehicle & Paddle boat ride are included at Damnoen Saduak)

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomAnantara Deluxe Premier
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 3 - 5

Drive from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi (200 km, 4 hrs)

Kanchanaburi

2 Days

Kanchanaburi town lies 13kms west of Bangkok, bordering north-west Myanmar (Burma).

Included Activities

Half Day Visit to Erawan National Park
Drive to Erawan National Park with the jaw-dropping seven-tiered Erawan waterfall dropping down over 1,500m. This 550-sq-km park includes the impressive cascading and pooling waterfall that feeds into Mae Nam Khwae Yai. It is said that the uppermost fall appears to resemble the three-headed white elephant of Hindu mythology – Erawan. Weather permitting, you can enjoy a leisurely swim in one of the seven pools created by this beautiful waterfall. Alternatively, take a walk uphill to the seventh tier to truly admire this amazing place.

Hotel Options
RoomGarden Cottage
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomFloating Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Day 5 - 7

Drive from Kanchanaburi to Kui Buri (300 km, 4.5 hrs)

Kui Buri

2 Days

Kui Buri sprawls across moist equatorial forests that is home to a variety of tropical flora and fauna. Located practically in the center of the country, this area is best known as the base for expeditions to Kui Buri National Park.

Included Activities

Kui Buri Community Tour with lunch
Post breakfast at your hotel, heads towards the Kui Buri community village. Choose to walk around or hop onto a local farmer’s truck to learn about the local way of life, and observe their sustainable craft making processes. Try your hand at making paper from pineapple! Learn how rubber gets tapped from the tree and how fertilizers are made. Meet wood craftsmen and get a chance to watch their meticulous process of making handcrafted goods. Relish a local lunch at the village before you head back to your hotel or continue with your afternoon activities. (Half Day; Times: 0800 hrs; Private Activity and Transfer; Lunch included; Fitness Level: Easy.)

Animal Adventures at Kui Buri
Set out in your private vehicle for one of the best places in Thailand to spot elephants – the Kui Buri National Park. At the park gates, an open safari jeep will be waiting to take you deep into the forest, which is one of the few places in all of Thailand to spot elephants in their natural habitat. Accompanied by a local expert, you may spot some gaur, cheetahs and sambar deer as well! Drive on the main dirt road north to the grassland areas where the animals are known to congregate. Keep your eyes peeled for any wildlife sightings, along the route as well as in your designated stops. Learn about the habitat, wildlife and history of the park courtesy your informative guide. (Half Day; Private Activity & Transfers; Time: 1430 hrs; Duration: 3.5 hrs; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring rain gear, insect repellent, sunblock, and a hat).

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Pool Villa
Meals
StyleResort
Day 7 - 11

Drive from Kui Buri to Hua Hin (80 km, 1.5 hrs)

Hua Hin

4 Days

Hua Hin, Thailand’s oldest, most traditional resort town having a 5-mile long beach, was actually the genesis of summer beach holidays for Thailand’s monarchy back in the 192’s.

Hotel Options
Devasom Hua Hin – Opt 1
RoomSeaside Deluxe Room
Meals
StyleBeach Resort
Putahracsa – Opt 2
RoomSilk Sand Room
Meals
StyleBeach Resort
Day 11 - 11

Drive from Hua Hin to Bangkok (255 km, 3 hrs)

Bangkok

0 Days

Bangkok is a quintessential blend of old and new! Meaning the city of angels, Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand – and is its largest metropolis.

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 2,690 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 3,090 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 11 days / 10 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as listed :
    • Bangkok: Bangkok City Safari with Lunch
    • Bangkok: Enroute Activity – Railway Bazaar & Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Visit
    • Kanchanaburi:  Half Day Visit to Erawan National Park
    • Kui Buri: Kui Buri Community Tour with lunch
    • Kui Buri: Animal Adventures at Kui Buri
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by your tour guide
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with chauffeur for the activities specified in the itinerary
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Fees and taxes

Not Included

  • Camera fees
  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return)
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Thailand off the Beaten Path

11 days $ 2,690 / person

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