Discover the villages and lifestyle of the area. Daily departure from Chiang Mai with English speaking guide (minimum 2 / maximum 8 persons). Accommodation is very basic, dormitory-type. There are no western-style toilets and washing facilities. Participants must be in good physical condition and adventurous. It is recommended that participants take along tennis shoes or other comfortable walking shoes, T-shirts, light pullover for November-March treks, shorts and trousers, towel and, if convenient, a sleeping bag. Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on road and weather conditions.
Day 1: BANGKOK - KANCHANABURI (-/L/D)
- Meet at your hotel in Bangkok, drive to Kanchanaburi to visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Center and the War Cemetery of Allied Prisoners of WWII. You will also get to see the world-famous “Bridge over the River Kwai.”Lunch at local restaurant. Then transfer to visit Hell Fire Pass Memorial. Take an exciting boat ride downstream passing by unspoiled mountainous jungle scenery to hotel for check in. Have dinner at the hotel, and watch a 45-minute presentation of Mon Dance.What’s included: Transfers, English speaking guide, bottle drinking water, entrance fee & accommodation.
Day 2: FULL DAY AT ELEPHANT WORLD SANCTUARY (B/L/D)
- Enjoy a day that you will never forget, getting up close and personal with the elephants! You will be an honorary member of our team for the day, and will have the chance to feed the elephants, as well as gathering crops and preparing the special food for our more elderly residents. We will also join the elephants in their favorite activity; having a bath! Swim with the elephants and play with them in the water; and be prepared to get very wet!Experience life with the elephants, learn about their tragic past and their optimistic future and be a part of something truly special in this unique, unforgettable visit to one of the country’s most pro-active elephant charities.Please note : Activities can differ each day. Every day is slightly different to the day before, depending on the needs of the elephants.Visiting Elephants World is only possible as part of the Day program. It is strictly NOT possible to visit and wander around on your own for safety reasons.What to bring:
Please remember to bring sunscreen, a hat, your camera, mosquito repellent and a change of clothes (you will get dirty/wet). Women are asked to swim in shirt and shorts in order to respect the Thai culture. Please bring yellow bananas, you will make new friends!
What’s included: Transfers, English speaking guide, bottle drinking water, entrance fee, accommodation.
Day 3: KANCHANABURI - BANGKOK (B/L/-)
- Breakfast will be at the hotel. Then, you can head out for a brisk walk in the jungle area or avail of some of the excellent optional tours offered by the resort. After check-out we will depart for lunch at a local restaurant.Next, you’ll board the train (at around 13:00) on the original Death Railway Train, passing over dangerous looking wooden viaducts. Upon arrival at our disembarkation station, you will be transferred back to Bangkok arriving late afternoon.What’s included: Transfers, English speaking guide, bottle drinking water, entrance fee.