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Thailand Encounters

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Starts
Bangkok
Destinations
+5
Ends
Bangkok
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Start and end in Bangkok! With the discovery tour Thailand Encounters, you have a 12 day tour package taking you through Bangkok, Thailand and 4 other destinations in Thailand. Thailand Encounters includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay, Sleeper Train, Hut
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus

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  • Thailand Encounters reviewer 1
    Written on July 15, 2014
    4.5 - Excellent

    We both thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide in Bangkok, Toto, was brilliant. Very knowledgeable and attentive and great fun. Bangkok is a very busy, vibrant city and it was great to have a knowledgeable guide to lead us through the mayhem! When we returned to Bangkok at the end of the trip we felt much more confident about navigating ourselves around because of the advise he had given. The highlight for us was the jungle trek and again we had a great guide, See. Again he mixed information and advice with a good sense of humour and also the ability to rustle up very tasty meals! The walking was not hard going and with so many beautiful and interesting things to see along the way, not to mention the fabulous scenery, it passed easily. Staying in the villages was an interesting experience. The noise at night was incredible. Who knew frogs can make so much noise! The accommodation was generally of a reasonable quality although the Bangkok and Chiang Mai hotels were rather tired. They were very good locations though. The floating hotel was a beautiful spot. The overnight train journeys were ok although I would have welcomed the chance to be able to check into the hotel and have a shower when we arrived in the morning. It is very difficult to get a good nights sleep on the train so to just have to drop your bags at the hotel and not be able to get into our room until mid afternoon was not great. Another option would be to offer first class seats on the train which from the look of it would offer the chance of a better nights sleep. Overall I felt the tour offered a good balance between organised activities and having time to ourselves to do our own thing. Our group was very small (3) which luckily for us worked ok but a larger group may have been better.
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Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Arrive into Bangkok
  • Day 2: Bangkok. City tour
  • Day 3: Bangkok to Kanchanaburi
  • Day 4: Kanchanaburi. Visit to Erawan Falls National Park
  • Day 5: Kanchanaburi. Ayutthaya tour. Train to Chiang Mai
  • Day 6: Arrive in Chiang Mai. Free day
  • Day 7: Chiang Mai. Begin Trekking
  • Day 8: Trekking and Tribal Villages
  • Day 9: Bamboo Rafting
  • Day 10: Chiang Mai. Free day. Overnight train to Bangkok
  • Day 11: Arrive in Bangkok. Free day
  • Day 12: Bangkok. Departure transfer to the airport

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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    Vaccinations

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    Typhoid
    Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Thailand. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Japanese B encephalitis
    Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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    Location
    Start and end in Bangkok.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Encounters Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 17 December 2017 the full payment of $0 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $0 for Thailand Encounters, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,446 km.
    • Bangkok (Thailand)
    • 106 km
    • Kanchanaburi (Thailand)
    • 59 km
    • Erawan National Park (Thailand)
    • 59 km
    • Kanchanaburi (Thailand)
    • 119 km
    • Ayutthaya (Thailand)
    • 520 km
    • Chiang Mai (Thailand)
    • 582 km
    • Bangkok (Thailand)

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