$1499.00

FROM: $1499 USD

UPCOMING: Feb. 7, 2010

Gay Travel Thailand

Active Thailand

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Fancy some outdoor activity in a tropical paradise? Now's your chance as we launch into remote highlands from one of Asia's most vibrant cities. Traverse steamy rainforests on foot to visit colourful hilltribes, cruise down the River Kwai on kayaks and explore the lesser-known side of Chiang Mai while observing life from a bicycle. The diversity of exciting outdoor options makes Thailand a haven for adventurers.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Ride through Bangkok's backstreets, Embark on a cycling adventure from Chiang Mai, Visit remote hilltribes on a jungle trek, Sleep in bamboo huts, Kayak on the River Kwai, Try a traditional mud bath, Spend a night aboard a jungle raft

ITINERARY:

Jump onto your bike and cycle through the quiet backstreets of this steamy metropolis. Riding around Bangkok is a fun and unique way to gain an insight into city life. There's plenty of free time to tour the Grand Palace, enjoy a Thai massage or visit a fortune teller at Wat Pho.

Get back to nature in the lush, green forests of northern Thailand on a three-day trek through hilltribe villages. Wander beneath enormous trees, ramble through emerald rice paddies and dive under pale blue waterfalls. Why not pamper yourself with a traditional massage or perhaps have a go at adventure bamboo rafting. Staying in Karen villages provides a great opportunity to gain an insight into hilltribe customs and to meet locals.

Pedal through some of Chiang Mai's most interesting, though seldom-visited, neighbourhoods, passing beautiful houses en route to the jade-green countryside. At the end of a day's cycling, there's nothing quite like a soak in a traditional mud bath. Chiang Mai offers a range of mountain bike options and for those who still can't get enough adventure, there's rock climbing in the Mae On district. Browse handicrafts at the famous Night Bazaar or sample a delicious green curry.

Stop to pay tribute to lives lost on the Death Railway before pounding the pavements, or jumping into a saamlaw, to explore tranquil Kanchanaburi. After getting a history lesson at the Hellfire Pass Memorial, it's off to kayak along the River Kwai before spending the night under the stars aboard a jungle raft. Why not soothe those weary muscles with a final massage, then celebrate the end of the adventure with a group dinner.

The journey comes full circle on the busy streets of Bangkok.