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Central Thailand & eastern Gulf of Thailand
Central Thailand & eastern Gulf of Thailand
  19 days / 18 nights
  Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - Uthai Thani - Khao Yai - Koh Chang - Koh Mak - Koh Kood

 

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This combination tour focuses on the outstanding highlights of central Thailand. It starts with a visit to the bustling capital Bangkok. The subsequent round trip leads to all attractions along the route. This is followed by a beach holiday on the beautiful islands in the eastern Gulf of Siam.

Location Information
DAY 1 - 3 Bangkok

Pick up from the airport in Bangkok and transfer to the Hotel. The next days are at your leisure. Explore the magnificent temples and relicts. Discover the bustling Chinatown, the modern shopping malls and relax in idyllic parks.

DAY 3 Bangkok – Kanchanaburi

In the early morning pick up at the hotel in Bangkok and drive along the Gulf Coast to the west. Stop at the salt fields of the province Samut Sakhon. Visit of the traditional floating market in Damnoen Saduak. Lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards explore the Erawan National Park with the impressive seven-tier waterfall. Drive to the historical Hellfire Pass where during World War II a railway line was built to Burma by prisoners of war. Continue the tour by long tail boat on the Kwai River along the virgin jungle to the floating hotel. Overnight at the unique raft hotel, surrounded by dense rainforest. After dinner enjoy a performance of traditional Mon dances.

DAY 4 Kanchanaburi

After breakfast visit the nearby Mon Village. Elephant trek through the picturesque mountain landscape. Afterwards enjoy rafting on the river Kwae downstream. Observe the dense tropical vegetation in this tranquil environment. The tour ends by the hotel on the river banks where you check in. Bicycle ride in the afternoon along a dirt road to an impressive lava cave. After exploring the cave return to the hotel. Time to relax and swim in the river, surrounded by forest. Dinner at the hotel.

DAY 5 Kanchanaburi – Uthai Thani

After breakfast boat ride back to the car. Spend some time at the Sai Yok Noi Waterfall. Drive to Kanchanaburi. Visit the historical railway bridge over the River Kwai. Afterwards drive along rice fields and orchards towards Uthai Thani province. Lunch at a local restaurant. In Uthai Thani board an old rice barge. Enjoy a cruise along the Sakae Krang River. Discover the river and the traditional way of life. Drive to the resort and check-in. Dinner with view over the lake.

DAY 6 Uthai Thani

After breakfast walk through the lively morning market in Uthai Thani. Visit the nearby Wat Ta Sung. It is one of Thailand’s largest meditation centers. The interior of the main temple hall is covered with mirrors. Drive to Hup Pa Tat valley, also known as Jurassic park. The valley is complete surrounded by high cliffs. It has a higher humidity than its surroundings, providing an abundant flora. On the way back visit a mountain temple. Enjoy the beautiful view over the idyllic countryside. Lunch at a local restaurant. Return to the resort. Walk or cycle around Koh Thepto Island and visit bamboo weavers and incense stick makers. Dinner at the resort.

DAY 7 Uthai Thani – Khao Yai

After breakfast in the resort drive to Lopburi. Visit the ancient Khmer temple, home to hundreds of small monkeys. Continue to Khao Yai National Park and stop at a view point. Lunch at a local restaurant by the National Park’s visitor center. Afterwards a local ranger leads a trek along a small river surrounded by dense tropical vegetation. Chance to see some of the wildlife such as Great Hornbill birds, lizards and Gibbons. On the way you pass the Orchid Cliff Waterfall bounded by a large number of wild orchids. Visit Haew Suwat Waterfall. Drive and short walk to the 1,119 meter high Pha Deaw Dai plateau. Enjoy the panoramic view over nearby valleys and mountain ranges covered with evergreen forest. Drive on the winding road to an observation tower. Afterwards transfer to the resort with check in.

DAY 8 Khao Yai

After breakfast in the resort drive back to the national park. Trekking with a local ranger through a remote part of the park. Stop at the 30 meter high cliffs of Pong Ta Long Waterfall. During the picnic you can overlook the dense vegetation of Khao Yai. After lunch follow the small river upstream to another hidden waterfall. Relax and swim in the clear water of the cascade and enjoy the tranquil jungle environment. Walk back to the waiting car and transfer to the resort. Late afternoon visit a nearby bat cave. Millions of bats leave the cave just before sunset and fly towards the national park in search of food. Afterwards return to the resort.

DAY 9 - 14 Koh Chang

After breakfast in the hotel transfer by car/ferry to Koh Chang. Check in at your resort.

On the second day after arrival pick up in the morning from your resort. Boat excursion through the Koh Chang Marine National Park, including snorkeling and lunch.

The following days are at your leisure. Relax at the beautiful beaches, swim in the clear water or explore the interior of Thailand’s second biggest islands.

DAY 14 - 16 Koh Mak

In the morning pick up from your hotel. Transfer by car/speed boat to Koh Mak. Check in at your resort. The following day is at your leisure. Enjoy the tranquil beaches and lonely coves or discover the small island by motorbike.

DAY 16 - 19 Koh Kood

In the morning pick up from your hotel. Transfer by car/speed boat to Koh Kood. Check in at your resort.

The following days are at your leisure. Enjoy the unspoiled long beaches, seamed with evergreen forest.  Encounter the fascinating underwater world or paddle up tranquil streams to idyllic waterfalls.

On the last day transfer back to Bangkok Airport or your hotel.

End of service.

Note: Day 3 – 8 are with guide.

Accommodation
Destination Hotel Rating Category Nights
Koh Chang Koh Chang Paradise Resort & Spa Superior Bungalow 5
Bangkok Narai Hotel Superior Room 2
Kanchanaburi River Kwai Resotel Standard Chalet 1
Kanchanaburi River Kwai Jungle Rafts
River Kwai Resotel

Raft Room (Half Board)
Standard Chalet
1
Koh Mak Koh Mak Resort Comfort Beachfront Bungalow - 1 Bedroom 2
Uthai Thani Uthai River Lake Resort Superior Room 2
Koh Kood Shantaa Resort Shantaa Villa 3
Khao Yai Greenery Resort Greenery Room 2
Services Included

Air-conditioned car /van and driver

Domestic flights as per itinerary

All transfers, ferries, day tours as per itinerary 

English speaking guide (French and German speaking guides available upon request)

Accommodation as listed on twin sharing basis

Daily breakfast in the hotel (B)

Other meals as per itinerary (L/D)

Services Excluded

Personal expenses

Visa fee by tours to Cambodia/Laos

Tips

Remarks

Children under 12 years sharing room with 2 adults with extra bed 70% of adult rate.

Children under 12 years sharing room with 2 adults without extra bed 50% of adult rate.

Valid only if child travels with two paying adults.

 

 

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