Thai Up-Country Adventure

14 days from £2,700 pp incl flights, accommodation & transfers

Do you know your Chiang Mai's from yer Chiang Rai's, this rising landscape punctuated by cultural diversity and a different themed Thailand awaits.

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Thailand is the hub of arrival for travelers to South East Asia and Bangkok specifically, the city has a slightly maligned reputation for excesses of all kinds, but if you have a couple of days to spare it is in fact an intriguing place to discover.

For food, information and bargains it is unsurpassed and if you do like cities it is as challenging and rewarding as any on the planet

Chiang Mai Temple

The Grand Palace is must see item on any visit here with Wat Phra Laeo also part of that royal complex. Bangkok’s floating markets are a particular highlight with yours truly, just the most colourful spectacle in a concrete and steel city

The northern outback

Chiang Mai in northern Thailand still retains a small town feel despite it being Thailand’s 2nd city, trekking into the nearby hills is the thing here, it is a genuinely nice place and a reminder that despite semi-mass tourism, Thailand is at heart a relaxing country to visit
Day 1 - Bangkok

• Day 1: Arrival in Bangkok. Settle into your hotel and then experience the myriad delights of the city

Day 2 - Koh Yai National Park

• Day 2: A couple of hours north of Bangkok by luxury bus you arrive at the national where you take in the assorted wildlife therein

Day 2 - Phimai

• Day 2: Transfer to Phimai via Khorat and spend the night there Overnight on Phimai

Days 3-4 - Phanom Rung & Muang Tam

• Days 3-4: Using Phimai as a base you fan out first to the Khmer ruins of Phanom Rung, the following day there is a Muang Tam both destinations deserving of a days excursion Overnight on Phimai

Days 5-7 - Khon Kaen

• Days 5-7: Fromn Phimai you take a bus up to Khon Kaen in Isan country where you spend the night stocking up and looking around this lively university town Overnight in Khon Kaen

Days 8-9 - Chiang Khan

• Days 8-9: Chiang Khan is 5 hours on the road from Khon Kaen where you settle into your up-market guesthouse. Overnight in Khon Kaen

Days 10-11- Pak Chom

• Days 10-11: Pak Chom is a 6 hour raft down the Mekong with sights and sounds all the way. Overnight in Pak Chom

Days 12-13 - Sangkhom 12-13

• Days 12-13: Sangkhom is a couple of hours rafting down river where you set up in a riverside guesthouse.and take opportunities to skud around the local river environ.

Day 14 - Nong Khai

• Day 14: here at Nong Kai you can progress into Laos itself or take transport back to Bangkok.

Thai Up-Country Hotels

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    Bangkok to Chiang Mai Train

      The train which originates in Bangkok will be a first class experience for anyone on this itinerary with the sleeping cars as good as you’ll find anywhere, the beds revert to being comfortable sofas after use and all in all this is a great way of introducing the romance of train travel and an obviously picturesque way of seeing the changing Thai countryside as you ascend to Chiang Mai
    Location: Bangkok (Hua Lamphong Station) to Chiang Mai - Thailand

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    River Kwai Resotel

      Nestled on the bank of the world’s historic river, River Kwai, in Kanchanaburi province, Thailand, River Kwai RESOTEL resort impresses you with remarkably surrounded by rich tropical nature along with lofty mountains and stunning cliffs whilst the legendary River Kwai runs through resort’s frontyard. Apart from beauty of natural ambience, River Kwai RESOTEL resort provides you with numerous recreational activities ranging from relaxation to adventure making your stay the most enjoyable and memorable ever. A perfect blend of serenity, comfort and adventure lies on River Kwai RESOTEL resort, which is reputed as “the Miracle amidst the jungle”

      Sit on stunning contour landscape amongst fertile mountains and tropical forest, all jungle chalets welcome you to sense the exclusive jungle retreat. The private and cozy thatch-roofed chalets give the feeling of jungle orientation to sense the pleasing scent of wild flowers to unwind your precious hideaway

      All chalet rooms are air-conditioned available in twin beds or double bed with ensuite bathroom and hot/cold shower featuring a broad range of in-room amenities and wooden furniture for your utmost comfort
    Location: Kanchanaburi - Thailand

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    Eurana Boutique Hotel

      The hotel is located right in the heart of Chiang Mai City with a walking distance to Sunday walking street, fresh market, cooking schools, boutique shops and many historic cultural attractions.

      The name is originated from the two styles of decoration, Contemporary European and Lanna, Thai's Northern style, decorative concept entails the name as "Eurana", meaning as the combination of Europe and Lanna. A mixture of both identical styles converge not only the varied design elements together but also the services of International standard with the warmly Lanna welcoming way
    Location: Sriphum, Muang, Chiang Mai - Thailand

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    I Residence Hotel Silom

      Thailand is full of fascinating sights and places to visit within easy reach of the I-Residence are Silom Road (Central Commercial area) and Sathorn Road. Where you can find difference night life around here. I-Residence is located right in the busy commercial area in front of the BTS Chong Nonsi Station and just a few minutes from major shopping center. I-Residence is perfectly positioned for both tourists and business visit

      The I-Residence Bangkok is equipped with standard in-room facilities to meet guest’s expectation. All guestrooms are nicely-decorated offering essential features. Room amenities at I-Residence are listed below:

      Air-Conditioning

      Data Port/Laptop Connection

      Hot / Cold Shower

      IDD Telephone

      Satellite/Cable TV
    Location: Sathorn Road, Thungmahamek Sathorn, Bangkok - Thailand

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    River Kwai Jungle Rafts

      Yes, this is a floating hotel moored on the river Kwai near to Kanchanaburi and has been going for over 30 years so the moorings and the logistics of operating such a place have indeed been tried and tested! As with the Salt hotel in Bolivia here is another unique lodging place where you may well be rocked to sleep by the undulating river. The rooms are decorated in a classical style characterised by bamboo and hard woods throughout. Note that the hotel is set in the middle of a jungle near the river adding to the exhilarating experience
    Location: Sai Yok National Park, Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi - Thailand

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