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mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence will be a visit to an ele­phant camp, where you can opt to ride an ele­phant.

On day seven the tour leaves for the moun­tain city of Chi­ang Rai via Wiang Pa Pao. Travel up the nar­row, moun­tain­ous roads to visit hill tribe vil­lages be­fore con­tin­u­ing to Mae Sai, Thai­land’s north­ern­most town near the Burmese bor­der and then on to the renowned Golden Tri­an­gle where the Ruak and Mekong rivers meet. Here you can stand on a hill­top and view Burma, Laos and Thai­land and the Mekong River. An op­tional boat trip will be avail­able be­fore driv­ing back to Chi­ang Rai.

Af­ter break­fast on day nine, you travel south to the town­ship of Phare to visit an indigo-dye­ing work­shop. On day 10, you will travel back to Bangkok via sev­eral towns, in­clud­ing Lop­buri, a scenic place which is the home to arte­facts from the Ne­olithic and Bronze ages. Visit the Kala Shrine of Sarn Prakam, a Bud­dhist sanc­tu­ary in the mid-13th cen­tury, where hun­dreds of mon­keys have made their home.

Ayut­thaya is the next stop, then it is on to Bang Pa In, a lav­ish sum­mer palace set in beau­ti­ful gar­dens.

Then ar­rive in Bangkok for your last night in Thai­land at the Asia Ho­tel.

On day 11, the morn­ing is free for any last-minute shop­ping be­fore trans­fer­ring to the air­port to board the Sin­ga­pore Air­lines flight to Sin­ga­pore then Ade­laide.

The Thai­land Dis­cov­ery Tour costs $2675 a per­son, not in­clud­ing gov­ern­ment fees and taxes.

A film morn­ing and travel talk will be held from 10am to 11.30am on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 22.

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