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Total Thailand

(Until Mar 2020)

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The one that covers north & south for the ultimate Thai experience

Duration
16 Days
Places
9 places

Visiting Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Overnight Train to Chiang Mai, Pai, Chiang Mai, Khao Sok, Koh Lanta, Phuket, Ayutthaya

Is this trip for me?

Travel Style

In-Depth Explorer

Transport Style

Mini-Coach + Internal Flights + Ferry

Highlights

  • Guided tour of Wat Arun & the Royal Grand Palace
  • Visit infamous Death Railway & the Bridge on the beautiful River Kwai, Kanchanaburi
  • Floating Raft Special Stay
  • Only $200 deposit to book
  • Part pay financing available with UpLift
  • No change fees
  • No booking fees

What's included?

15 nights accommodation

11 nights in Hotel, 1 night in Special Stay - Floating Raft Hotel, 1 night in Overnight Train, 2 nights in Riverside Cottage Special Stay

Most nights see you snuggled up in comfy twin-share rooms in hotels. We've also lined up an overnight train, a floating jungle raft stay and a Riverside Cottage stay in the lush Thai Jungle. Not your average sleep to say the least!

18 Meals

14 Breakfast, 1 Dinner, 3 Lunch

Wake up to breakfast, because we know it's the best way to start your day. We have also included some of your lunches and dinners to get you in on unique local tastes. Because we know you love exploring, we leave the rest of your meals free for you to get local, and let your nose take you to the nearest spot for some spicy street eats or fresh tropical fruit.

Team

Expert Trip Manager and Local Guides

A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life, along with Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.

Transport

All transport included during the trip

Getting around Asia is half the fun, and all transport is included for the duration of your trip. Private, air conditioned mini coaches allow you soak up all that scenery in style, but it's our unique, local forms of transport that make the journey all part of the adventure.

Experiences

8 included, 6 optional that you can add

TOP EXPERIENCES ON THIS TRIP:

 

- We'll get you up close and personal with Elephants

- Take in the sights on an included cruise on Lake Cheow Larn

- Enjoy a locally guided tour of the Grand Palace

 

*This experience is a Free Time Add-on and not included in trip costs

Thailand, we're ready for you. Bringing together the best of North and South, this trip lets you explore lush green jungles, world-famous cities, quaint villages and palm-fringed islands. From the classics like wild Khao San Road in Bangkok and buzzy night markets in Chiang Mai, to the roads less travelled through the mountain-town of Pai and tropical paths of Koh Lanta, this adventure lets you cover Thailand completely without compromise. We’ve hand-picked inclusions and optionals so you get to experience it all in a full 16 days.

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Top Experiences

Some are available to purchase while on the trip

Visit infamous Death Railway & the Bridge on the beautiful River Kwai, Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi

Cheow Larn Lake Cruise

Khao Sok

Muay Thai boxing experience

USD 33.00

Pai

Total Thailand (Until Mar 2020)

8 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Guided tour of Wat Arun & the Royal Grand Palace
  • Visit infamous Death Railway & the Bridge on the beautiful River Kwai, Kanchanaburi
  • Floating Raft Special Stay
  • Visit Erawan National Park
  • Bike Ride in Ayutthaya
  • Elephant Nature Park
  • Cheow Larn Lake Cruise
  • Paddle past the limestone karsts of Khao Sok National Park in a canoe tour

6 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Rot Fai Market Tour THB 900
  • Muay Thai boxing experience USD 33.00
  • Zip around Chiang Mai's street food scene in an evening Vespa food tour US $87
  • Learn how to make Pad Thai & more at a cooking school in the rolling hills of Chiang Mai US$26.00
  • Snorkeling Day Trip Seasonal 49 USD
  • Pum's Cooking Class 1300THB

Itinerary

Nights spent per location
2
2 nights
Bangkok
1
1 night
Kanchanaburi
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Ayutthaya
1
1 night
Overnight Train to Chiang Mai
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via
Chiang Mai
2
2 nights
Pai
2
2 nights
Chiang Mai
1
1 night
Bangkok
2
2 nights
Khao Sok
2
2 nights
Koh Lanta
2
2 nights
Phuket
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are flights included in my trip?

International flights to/from the destination your trip starts and ends in are not included in the cost of the trip, and must be purchased separately. You can book these independently if you want to shop around for the best quote, or through your travel agent.

Any flights you take during your Contiki are included in the cost of your trip. On certain Asian trips we use planes to get you from A to B as quickly as possible, and all of this is included.

What documents do I need to travel?

Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter certain countries on your trip. In Asia, some visas – but not all – can be purchased at the border with US$ or local currency. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas that are required prior to the departure of your trip. Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip. Visa & other entry & exit conditions (such as currency, arrival/departure taxes, customs & quarantine regulations) do change regularly.
Your passport must have at least six months’ validity remaining when you arrive. Local immigration authorities may deny entry & deport people who do not meet this requirement, even if they intend on staying only for a short period. Important to consider:
1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged.
2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to
miss part of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience.
3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent before you leave home. Be aware that some visas can be purchased & arranged on arrival.
4. It is very important that the entry & exit dates are correct on the visa. Your travel agent will contact Contiki for full details. In these cases passport photos and US$ will be required and your Trip Manager will explain the process.

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our Asia trips, you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20kg (44lbs) – 15kg in India – plus one piece of hand luggage suitable as a carry-on for flights.

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. 
Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Local Guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

There are loads of great things to spend your money on while you’re in Asia – from a trip to an offshore island, to a special dinner or an outfit that you just can’t resist... So how much money should you bring?

Remember your trip already includes plenty of things such as breakfast every day, many meals, lots of sightseeing, guided tours & activities & much more


Before you travel, it’s a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a local taxi
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot
 
Remember, there’s a big budgetary difference between a country like Japan & a country like Thailand, so do your research.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

Contiki Asia is mostly hotel accommodation with great amenities like WiFi. We have also included accommodation that reflects Asian culture, too. Like a family-run Guest house in the Mekong, a traditional junk boat in Halong Bay & an authentic local guesthouse in Laos. At these Special Stays, take the time for a digital detox and soak in all of that natural beauty.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. From the Dhonk centre in India to the COPE visitor centre in Laos, our projects in Asia are all about giving something back. Find out more at https://www.contiki.com/uk/en/about/contiki-cares.

How do I pay for my Free Time Add Ons?

Free Time Add Ons in Asia are paid for in cash with local currency and USD only. Payments with other currencies (eg. AUD) or credit card cannot be accepted.

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