Thailand: Highlands To Islands


Thailand: Highlands To Islands (3 Weeks)

There are so many great options of things to do in Thailand in 3 weeks, here we’ve picked out some great highlights of the capital Bangkok, ancient cities, a monkey city, a chance to sample some nature, tribes and adrenaline in the northern highlands, before heading to the south the live the beach life. What more could you want?!

Lively Bangkok

After landing in Bangkok, spend a couple of days seeing it's stunning temples such as the Grand Palace, visiting it’s many awesome markets and sampling it’s lively nightlife. All while gorging on Bangkok’s bounty of delicious street food and restaurants.

North For Nature & Culture

Make your way north to see the ancient ruins of Ayutthaya, Thailand’s former capital. Followed by another short trip north to Lopburi, an old city overrun with monkeys. Onwards to the cultural capital of the north, Chiang Mai. Where you can enjoy the relaxed city atmosphere and a variety of impressive temples. There’s plenty of adrenaline sports in the area such as whitewater rafting, extreme caving and rock climbing if you’re seeking a thrill. Next head to Pai, the backpacker favourite of the north set in a picturesque mountain valley. Just take in the beautiful scenery or get out to do some trekking also. Alternatively, if you fancy something a little quieter, head to Chiang Dao for some superb trekking and scenery.

Paradise Beaches & Marine Fun

From Chiang Mai, the Lower Gulf islands can be reached either by a direct flight or travel by land via Bangkok. For your islands tour, first stay at Ko Samui if you’re looking for a beach party scene. If it’s amazing beaches you want, head to Ko Pha Ngan. Finally, on to Ko Tao, for some of the worlds best diving in the surrounding underwater wonderland, whilst soaking up the laid-back backpacker scene.

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