- Hilltribe trek with elephant ride
- Kanchanaburi and 'Bridge on the River Kwai'
- Relax by the beach
From busy Bangkok with its magnificent temples and lively markets, we head west for some beautiful countryside and the slower pace of rural Thailand.
We visit the site of 'The Bridge on the River Kwai', the spectacular Erawan Waterfall and the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya. Then we head north exploring the Chiang Mai region on foot, and by elephant.
We walk past hilltribe villages for two days whilst exploring the surrounding area, and spend the night in a village house.
Finally we enjoy a well-earned rest by the beach at Koh Samet where there are various optional activities available.
Trip Extension: Angkor
Why not extend your trip and visit the magnificent world heritage site at Angkor.
Day 1 Fly to Siem Reap.
Day 2 / 3 Two full days to explore the numerous temples of Angkor.
Day 4 / End Siem Reap.
See Trip Notes for further details.
What makes this trip responsible?
Tourism can be a real help to local communities, providing income, positive cultural exchanges and a financial incentive to protect their natural environment. Ours is a 'total approach' to responsible tourism, covering everything from the way we plan and operate our trips to the practices of Exodus as a company.
On the drive from Hanoi to Halong bay we stop at the Hong Ngoc Humanity Centre an NGO where disabled children and adults are taught simple skills such as embroidery and woodcarving. This is an incredible success story where people who were once considered burdens are able to support and sustain both their families and themselves. There will be the opportunity to eat for a good cause at KOTO restaurants in Hanoi or Saigon, which trains under-privileged young Vietnamese and provide street children with vocational training and general education to allow them to find a job in the tourism industry.
See our Responsible Tourism Policy for full details
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Group on Hilltribe trek