TOUR 11 (M); Pure Central Thailand: Small Group holiday Tour
14 Days. From AUD $1,670

 

This Thailand small group tour is a fantastic way to experience pure Thai culture. It has the least amount of travel time of any of our trips.

It is one of our best itineraries for delicious REAL Thai food and for sure you will see even less tourists on this trip than on any of our others. This is pure Thailand at its best.

Along with our Meander trips, it is probably the most suitable tour for families also. Welcome to the real Thailand where you will be both surprised and delighted.

ACCOMMODATION = (3 star hotels x 5 nights,  2 star hotels x 6 nights, 1 star guest house x 2 nights).

Want a longer similar Experience on a slow travel tour?  https://www.baktrax.com/small-group-tours-thailand/thai-meanderer-all

 

monkey posing for photo in Lopburi, Thailand
temple of the emerald buddha in Bangkok, Thailand
hand painted umbrellas in bangkok, Thailand

From AUD $1,670

Group Size: Minimum 1, Maximum 8

Guaranteed to depart

English speaking tour coordinator

Visiting
BANGKOK - LOPBURI - KANCHANABURI and all its attractions including THE RIVER KWAI - RATCHABURI - PHETCHABURI - PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN.

Accommodation

  • Three-star hotels, (5 nights).
  • Two-star hotels, (6 nights).
  • One star guest house, (2 nights).

Transport
Bus, Train, Taxi.

Day Trips

  • Kanchanaburi area including The River Kwai, death museum, allied war cemetery  and more, (half day).

Entry Fees
All included when part of the itinerary.

Meals
15 meals included as per itinerary.
B = Breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner.

Itinerary

Day 1:

Tonight our Central Thailand small group holiday tour will stay in; BANGKOK - Our Thailand group tour officially starts when we check into our Bangkok accommodation. A welcoming dinner will be had in the evening.

If you arrive early enough your time could be spent visiting the massive Chatuchak weekend market and/or, Wat Phra Kaew & the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, MBK or Siam shopping centres.

Or take a public transport boat with the locals on the Chao Phraya express for some local culture & markets in Nonthaburi.

Just a few of the dozens of other options include Vimanmek Teak Mansion, Chinatown, Wat Traimit, Jim Thompsons House, Silom or Sukhumvit road shops.

OR? Maybe just chill out by the pool and have a traditional Thai Massage. A month in the capital wouldn't allow you enough time to see it all. D.

Day 2:

Tonight our Thailand small group adventure tour package will stay in; LOPBURI - A morning commuter train will see our group tour in the once important historical, but now monkey ruled town of Lopburi.

Lopburi is one of the oldest cities in Thailand dating back to before the 11th century which accounts for some of the Khmer style architecture of the ancient temples. B.

Day 3:

LOPBURI - A free day in the historical section of old Lopburi to explore the many ruins right beside or close to our accommodation. These include The former royal palace of Phra Narai Ratchaniwet, Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat, Pang Khaek and Prang Sam Yot with the latter usually covered in the local monkey population.

You may also see a monkey or two roaming freely around town.

Lopburi also has an authentic night food vendors market which sets up daily in the streets for dinner with the locals. Our first chance to taste some of the famous Thai street food that very few tourists get to try. Hoi Tawt, (mussels in batter), is just one of the best choices, to begin with. B.

Day 4:

Tonight our Thailand cheap small group  tour will stay in; KANCHANABURI - Two short bus rides via Suphanburi and travelling through some scenic countryside will see our group tour in Kanchanaburi.  On arrival, your time could be spent visiting the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre Museum or Lak Meuang, (city pillar). 

But again the highlight of the day maybe grazing at the local evening food market or an even closer restaurant. B.

Day 5:

KANCHANABURI - A half day tour of the region with a local operator which among other things will include the River Kwai and Bridge, death museum and allied war cemetery. B.

Day 6:

Tonight our Thailand adventure tour package will stay in; RATCHABURI - Another scenic bus ride will see our Thailand small group tour in Ratchaburi.

There may have been other tourists in Kanchanaburi but highly unlikely to see any in Ratchaburi which is a very pleasant laid back riverside town.

A local indoor evening market has more great real Thai food and will be a great introduction to authentic Thai sweets and desserts. Sweet tooth heaven. B.

Day 7:

RATCHABURI - A free day to just wander around this typical neat and very tidy central Thai town with possibly not another tourist in sight. A  nearby shopping plaza may be the place for a mid-morning coffee and some browsing.  B.

Day 8:

Tonight our Thailand small group budget tour will stay in; PHETCHABURI - A short train trip sees our Thailand small group tour in Phetchaburi.

Phetchaburi is known to many Thais as the dessert capital of Thailand. (A big claim after seeing Ratchaburi).

Phetburi, as it's better known, seems to have a temple on almost every corner. This makes it a great place to stroll around and experience the serenity of local temple life with, again, very few, tourists, if any at all in sight.

For dinner, it will either be back to an open-air street vendors market or our accommodation restaurant which possibly has the biggest menu in the land,  beside the river. Sublime western music may put you in the mood for a drink with the delish food also.  B.

Day 9:

PHETCHABURI - A relaxing stroll around town is the way to go today. Visit a temple or three and try the local desserts as you go. An optional short taxi ride out of town is one of the provinces main tourist attractions.   King Mongkut's 19th-century summer palace is on a hilltop which is part of a historical park. On the way up you will see some more temples and maybe a monkey or two. Take a strenuous walk to the top or a tram instead. The views from the top are wonderful on a clear day. B.

Day 10:

Tonight our Thailand adventure holiday will stay in; PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN - Another short train ride will see our Thailand  group tour in the seaside provincial capital of Prachuap Khiri Khan for some relaxing holiday time.

Prachuap is far less famous than its neighbour Hua Hin but even more relaxed and also has some great beaches and seafood just without the hordes of tourists.

The stunning limestone karsts jutting out of the Gulf of Thailand make the perfect backdrop for an evening poolside cocktail.

A nearby night market again sets up for dinner with the locals. A last Thai dessert maybe? What a great way for our authentic Thailand small group tour to finish seeing Pure Central Thailand. B.

Day 11:

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN - A totally free day to lay on a beach or by the pool or perhaps explore this peaceful little seaside town. For the active, Khao Chong Krajok, (mirror tunnel mountain), is a tough walk to the temple on the top of Wat Thammikikarem. Even more monkeys may entertain you along the way before more great town and ocean views. B.

Day 12:

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN - Refer to day 11. Just another day in chill out mode. Slow and relaxed. B.

Day 13:

Tonight our Thailand  small group travel tour will stay in; BANGKOK - By bus or train back to Bangkok for any last minute sightseeing or shopping you may wish to do in the city of angels.

We will finish the day with the quintessential Thai experience when we transfer to our accommodation with a Tuk Tuk ride through the chaotic Bangkok traffic.
A farewell dinner will be had in the evening. B. D.

Day 14:

Our Pure Central Thailand cheap small group holiday tour is officially over when we check out of our Bangkok accommodation. An airport transfer is included also. B.

By travelling the Baktrax way on our Pure Central Thailand budget small group tour we got to see authentic Thailand with a mall piece of the Kingdom almost to yourselves.  Something that very few tourists ever get to experience.

Real Thai culture, real Thai food and really real Thai yummy desserts.  The real Thai smiles only enhanced it all further.

Tour Departure Dates

2019
12 Jan, 26 Jan, 09 Feb, 23 Feb, 09 Mar, 23 Mar, 13 Apr, 27 Apr, 11 May, 25 May, 08 Jun, 22 Jun, 13 Jul, 27 Jul, 10 Aug, 24 Aug, 14 Sep, 28 Sep, 12 Oct, 26 Oct, 09 Nov, 23 Nov, 14 Dec, 28 Dec

Any other date on application. (Minimum two people).

Price

P/P, land only;
AUD $1,670
Single Suppliment: AUD $870