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Northern Thai Highlights
For 18 - 35 Young Professionals, Singles and Students


Vacation Overview

The North of Thailand is fast becoming a traveller haven, and it's easy to see why. Adventure into this part of the world sees you explore cities, beaches, islands and highlands, all in just 8 epic days. What lies in store traveller? More like what doesn't! Stay overnight in a jungle hotel, learn to cook like a pro, bask in the Wat Arun golden temples, take bike tours and eat your way around night markets...just a sprinkling of what we have in store.

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Vacation Itinerary

Vacation Day 1 - Arrive Bangkok
Welcome to Bangkok fellow globe roamers, where 25 glorious days of Asia exploration lie ahead of us. After checking into our hotel you may wish to do some DIY exploring, grab a massage or just lie by the pool soaking up those sweet Thai rays. Later the group will join forces to hear what's in store for the trip, then the night is yours. Maybe take to the streets for some authentic pad thai and eye-popping nightlife, or jump in a tuk-tuk and hit the buzzy Patpong Night Market, with its neon lights and vibrant street life.

Vacation Day 2 - Bangkok to Kanchanaburi
The Royal Palace and its 61 acres of incredible buildings will be number one on today's to do list. We'll start the day early, with so much to see there's no time to waste. We'll take a Locally Guided tour of Wat Arun temples, sitting by the side of the Chao Phraya River. The temple is one of the symbols of Thailand, with its golden temples gleaming in the sunshine giving us a peep into Thailand's Royal past. We'll follow this up with a tour of the klongs (canals) and some fish feeding, as well as watching locals go about their day and living life along the river. Just listing today's sites gives us the butterflies, and we'll take it all in with our Local Guide leading the charge. Armed with more Local knowledge than we know what to do with, get ready for ME Time. From shopping, grabbing a massage to indulding in delicious local eats, this afternoon is gearing up to be brilliant. Bangkok, you've been a dream, but the show must go on! Fast becoming a must-visit in this part of the world, we make tracks to our next destination, the sleepy town of Kanchanaburi to really get local. We jump straight into the way of life here, visiting sites including learning about the darker times past at the WWII Cemetery and the famed Bridge on the River Kwai, with our guide giving us all the info we need on this riverside spot steeped in history. There's nothing like getting some local transport to keep things intersting, so we'll pop into a boat along the River Kwai where we'll reach our home for the night, the The Jungle Raft Hotel, Kanchanaburi. Rooms lit by candle light are what you'll be greeted with, followed by a delicious included dinner of local specialties at dusk. You can even jump in the river directly from your room. Amazing! Because of course here at Contiki we like to keep things a bit special. Tonight as we watch the sunset over the landscape we'll no doubt be toasting our first full day on the trip and contemplating just how good life is.

Vacation Day 3 - Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya
Waking up in paradise is what your first thought of the day will be...after a no doubt blissful slumber. What's on the cards is pretty dreamy, swims and chill should be high on the agenda, or explore the local village for a cup of coffee and some people watching. After lunch we'll go chasing waterfalls in beautiful Erawan National Park. Chances are you've probably seen the photos - Thailand's 12th National Park is made up of lush forests, waterfalls, endless plains and streams. This is the stuff that Instagram dreams are made of, so grab that camera as we explore the local trails keeping our eyes peeled for birds, or even wild elephants if you're lucky. After a morning getting a nature fix, we make our way to the ancient city of Ayutthaya for a serious throwback into Thailand's past. Tonight, grab the crew and head to a local restaurant for dinner and a few drinks. Known as 'the' place to try some freshwater prawns, it would be downright wrong not to get out there and see what all the fuss is about.

Vacation Day 4 - Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai
Fuel up on breakfast this morning as we'll be heading out for our included bike tour of Ayutthaya with the crew. We love getting up on two wheels, and you'll soon realise why it's one of our favourite ways to get around. Cycling past pretty villages, rice paddies and temples, you'll see there's no better way of exploring this UNESCO listed city and its surrounds, which was once the capital of the Kingdom of Siam. The city ruins now form the Ayutthaya Historical Park, with the tall towers (prangs) standing as beautiful ruins that dot the landscapes, giving a glimpse into the glorious past of this once thriving metropolis. After freshening up at the hotel and perhaps a little more exploring, it's all aboard the overnight train to Chiang Mai, where tomorrow will be a full day of exploring.

Vacation Day 5 - Arrive Chiang Mai
Good morning travellers. We pull into Thailand's northern capital bright and early, and the city is yours to make the most of YOU style - maybe that means roaming the old quarter or the city's heart on foot, maybe it means little more than a Thai massage or lazing back by the hotel pool. You could opt to visit an elephant nature sanctuary for a little bit of giving back action. These elephants are looked after by a dedicated team, so you can sleep easy knowing that you're helping to support this great organisation, dedicated to the safety of these majestic animals. Tonight, why not explore the buzzy night markets that make Chiang Mai so legendary, just ask your Trip Manager for some tips on where to head and what to do.

Vacation Day 6 - Chiang Mai to Pai
After some city vibes, it's time to get a little bit rural. A solid dose of culture is approaching our horizons, so a scenic drive through lush rolling hills and local towns is just what we need. Rolling into Pai (pronounced 'bye') this morning, prepare to be wowed by this picturesque mountain town. After a hot springs ME Time optional to soak up the mountain air and relax the body, the rest of the day is yours to explore the town your way. Head out on foot, or even by bike and explore this traveller paradise with it's little streets that pack some punch, no doubt stopping for some freshly squeezed juices and coconut shakes to keep things fresh. This afternoon, why not pick up some Muay Thai skills from an expert, then head out to experience Pai by night - a quintessential traveller's experience to rival that of its big sister Khao San Road in Bangkok.

Vacation Day 7 - Pai to Chiang Mai
Pai, it's been real, but we've got more to see and do, and new lands to uncover. Chiang Mai It’s back to Chiang Mai today, because 1 day in this city is just never enough. And with a ziplining experience on the cards today for those feeling adventurous, we'll be thanking ourselves for this chance to return. Tonight, dabbling in the art of Thai cooking will be one activity that most of us can't resist. Cooking Class.

Vacation Day 8 - Chiang Rai to Bangkok
Chiang Mai With memories firm in tact and firm plans for a reunion trip being discussed over one last delicious Asian breakfast we end our trip here in Chiang Mai. For those choosing to travel back to Bangkok, speak to your Travel Agent/Contiki about adding on a flight back to Bangkok where your trip will end on arrival. Bangkok Back to Bangkok today, where our trip will end on arrival. Team, it's been real.

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Vacation Prices

Starts Bangkok / Ends Chiang Mai

Start DateEnd DatePriceDeparture
16 Jun 2018 22 Jun 2018 $889 Definite
15 Sep 2018 21 Sep 2018 $889 Definite
22 Sep 2018 28 Sep 2018 $889 Definite
20 Oct 2018 26 Oct 2018 $889 Definite
15 Dec 2018 21 Dec 2018 $889 Definite
22 Dec 2018 28 Dec 2018 $889 Definite
29 Dec 2018 04 Jan 2019 $889 Definite
05 Jan 2019 11 Jan 2019 $889  
08 Jan 2019 14 Jan 2019 $889  
12 Jan 2019 18 Jan 2019 $889  
15 Jan 2019 21 Jan 2019 $889  
19 Jan 2019 25 Jan 2019 $889  
22 Jan 2019 28 Jan 2019 $889  
26 Jan 2019 01 Feb 2019 $889  
02 Feb 2019 08 Feb 2019 $889  
09 Feb 2019 15 Feb 2019 $889  
16 Feb 2019 22 Feb 2019 $889  
23 Feb 2019 01 Mar 2019 $889  
02 Mar 2019 08 Mar 2019 $889  
09 Mar 2019 15 Mar 2019 $889  
16 Mar 2019 22 Mar 2019 $889  
23 Mar 2019 29 Mar 2019 $889  
30 Mar 2019 05 Apr 2019 $889 Definite

*Prices are not guaranteed until time of booking


All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Wat Arun temples
  • Explore Long-tail boat tour of the waterways and canals
  • Included boat ride along the River Kwai
  • Locally Guided tour of Kanchanaburi
  • Guided tour of the Erawan National Park
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A $200 Non-Refundable Deposit is Required to Book.
Full payment is due 45 days prior to vacation departure.
(If paying within 45 days full payment is required).

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