Journeys Within: Delights Of Thailand – Culture, Cuisine And Beaches

A land of dazzling smiles and golden beaches, Thailand is blessed with a glowing reputation for its captivating cuisine and infectious charm. Set against the backdrop of a rural heartland that is liberally sprinkled with glittering temples, scared shrines and bustling markets, the country can boast delights to engage even the most world weary of travellers.

Amongst the lively backstreets of its capital you’ll begin the journey exploring the palaces, canals and markets along the Chao Phraya River. An early morning visit to the famous floating market at Damnoen Saduak then precedes a trip through Chinatown, home to some of the finest street food in the world. Flying on to the northern capital of Chiang Mai you then visit an elephant conservation project and the hill-tribe villages of the Mae Wang National Park.

An early morning visit to a local temple provides a rare opportunity to watch local monks collecting alms, before an interactive cooking lesson presents a chance to create your own culinary masterpiece under the watchful eyes of local experts. And what better way to round off the experience than with a few days enjoying the golden beaches and turquoise waters of Khao Lak and the Andaman Islands.

Highlights:

  • Soak up the delights of Bangkok by tuk tuk, boat and Skytrain
  • Visit the famous floating market at Damnoen Saduak
  • Discover elephants and hill-tribes around Chiang Mai
  • Morning temple visits and afternoon cookery classes
  • Enjoy the warm waters and golden sands of the Andaman Sea

Tour Includse:

  • Domestic flights: Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Phuket - Bangkok
  • Boat tickets as specified above
  • Accommodation as specified above
  • Air-conditioned car/van with driver
  • Licensed English speaking guides
  • Tours and admission fees as mentioned above
  • Meals as specified in itinerary, including water

*Please note the prices shown are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin or double room

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