Asia & the Pacific / Thailand
Thailand Multisport Tour
Hike, Bike, Sea Canoe, Ride Elephants and Experience Thai Culture
Welcome to Thailand, "the land of a thousand smiles". The Kingdom offers fascinating culture and a kaleidoscope of sights and scenes from the glorious ruins of ancient temples to the excitement of dynamic Bangkok and from the lush forested hills of Chiang Mai to the white sandy beaches of Phuket.
Days 1-3: International Flights-Bangkok
The morning after arrival in Bangkok begins with an exploration of the city's major sights and temples--the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Vimanmek Teak Mansion and silk magnate Jim Thompson's historic house.
Days 4-6: Bangkok-Floating Market-River Kwai-Erawan Waterfall
We switch to pedal power for a cycling tour of the city's narrow lanes and back alleys, passing flower farms and fruit orchards. This magical day concludes with a Thai dance performance during dinner at the fabulous Oriental Hotel. The following day we take a long-tail boat through the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market followed by a visit to the Bridge on the River Kwai, built by Allied POWs during World War II. After a restful night at our floating raft hotel, we hike to the beautiful seven-tiered Erawan Waterfall for a refreshing swim before returning to Bangkok.
Days 7-9: Chiang Mai-Chiang Dao-Hill Tribe Villages
Following our flight to Chiang Mai we visit Doi Suthep, a peak with one of the north's most sacred temples and conclude the day with a stroll through the Night Bazaar. Then it's off to Chiang Dao for an elephant show, a stream-crossing elphant ride through the jungle and a hike to a hill tribe village. We top off our tour of Chiang Mai with a bicycle ride through the countryside and visits to several craft centers.
Days 10-11: Phuket-Phang-Nga Bay
A flight takes us to Phuket, "Pearl of the South", for two days of fun and relaxation at our white sand beach resort. A sea canoe adventure among the "hongs" and caves of renowned Phang-Nga Bay is unforgettable.
Days 12-13: Bangkok-Departing Flights
Back in Bangkok, we conclude with a farewell dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River through the heart of the city and depart for the airport the following day.