SEE THE HIDDEN SECRETS AND HISTORY OF THAILAND ON A 12-DAY TOUR
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.