2009 Thailand Discovery:16 day Thailand Tour

2009 Thailand Discovery - 16 days

Welcoming people and buzzing cities are just the beginning.

This 16-day journey is an intriguing exploration of the culture, landscapes and history of Thailand. From bustling Bangkok we head out to the beautiful River Kwai area, where we will soak up the stunning natural surrounds and learn more about the region’s turbulent past. The atmospheric ruins of Ayuthaya and Sukhothai will give you an insight into the origins of Thai culture before you head to the mountains, markets and colourful hilltribes of Chiang Mai and the Golden Triangle. If you have the time, we recommend our 4-day extension that will take you deeper into the hills of the north, to Mae Hong Son and the village of Pai.

Bangkok, River Kwai, Ayuthaya, Sukhothai, Golden Triangle, Lisu Lodge, Chiang Mai.

Trip grading: MODERATE Suitable for travellers with an average level of fitness and independent mobility. Expect lots of walking and you may need to carry your bags from time to time. Prepare for some long road journeys and basic facilities at ecolodges.

What's included: 15 nights hotel accommodation (2 nights basic), flights as specified, all road transport by air-conditioned vehicles, all sightseeing as specified (excluding entrance fees), Western tour leader (7 or more travellers) and local English-speaking guides throughout, arrival and departure transfers, breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 2 dinners.

Tour Leader: Travel Indochina tour leader based on a minimum of 7 people.

Maximum group size: 15


Ask our Travellers: What an amazing trip! Your itinerary was perfect – starting in dazzling Bangkok, then leaving the other tourists to explore off the beaten path. Who would have thought there were such beautiful hotels in these little visited areas? Loved it, start to finish.
M. Parra, Australia

Tip's for your Holiday:
During your free evenings, sample the huge variety of culinary delights on offer in Thailand.

Responsible Travel: The Lisu hilltribe people run your ecolodge in Northern Thailand, and in addition to being an environmentally and socially responsible property you will benefit from their warm hospitality. Visit Himmapaan, a community based reforestation and biodiversity project to contribute by buying a seedling to be planted.

Did you know: Travel Indochina can organise your flights and any additional accommodation. Call us on 1300 138 755 to speak to one of our experts or click here to request a quote.

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Departure dates

Full list

  • 10/01/2009 | Available
  • 24/01/2009 | Available
  • 07/02/2009 | Available
  • 28/02/2009 | Available
  • 21/03/2009 | Available
  • 11/04/2009 | Available
  • 02/05/2009 | Available
  • 30/05/2009 | Available


  • Days 1 to 2      - Bangkok
  • Days 3 to 4      - River Kwai, Kanchanaburi
  • Days 5 to 6      - Ayuthaya & Sukhothai
  • Days 7 to 8      - Chiang Rai
  • Days 9 to 12    - Lisu Lodge & Chiang Mai
  • Days 13 to 16  - Mae Hong Son & Pai