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Drifting On A Headwind

By Jim Harlan


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Thailand Adventure

> Asia > Thailand

Thailand is described by many travelers as the most exotic country in Asia. On this epic adventure you will see the incredible temples of Bangkok and ride elephants to remote hill tribe villages lost in Thailand’s tropical northern jungles.

You will travel to Cambodia’s Angkor region to see perhaps the worlds finest collection of exotic temples lost in a jungle setting. You will dive the phenomenal reefs of Thailand and Burma, which contain an amazing number of exotic tropicals and hundreds of species of both hard and soft corals, enough to impress the most seasoned diver. This area offers amongst the best opportunities to see large pelagic animals, such as whale sharks and manta rays.

Length: 20 Days

Featuring:

  • All airfare from Los Angeles to Thailand included
  • Bangkok – tour of the local waterways by Hang Yao (long tail boat)
  • Angkor Wat
  • Elephant Trek in Chiang Mai
  • M/Y Aqua One – diving in the Similan Islands & Burma Banks

Exotic Highlights:

Day 1
Travel from Los Angeles to Bangkok.

Day 2
On arrival to Bangkok you will be met and transferred to the Amari Watergate Hotel, for your first night.

Day 3
Your Thailand adventure begins a full day guided tour of Bangkok and the Chao Praya River, where you will board a Hang Yao (local long tail riverboat) for your tour of Bangkok’s narrow waterways (Klongs) and to visit the amazing Temple of Dawn. Later, continue to one of Bangkok’s most beautiful and sacred Buddhist sites – the Grand Palace. Overnight at the Amari Watergate Hotel.

Day 4 & 5
On to Cambodia – Today fly to Siem Reap to visit Angkor. Discover its many temples, including the UNESCO heritage site Angkor Wat – you will have one full day to explore the many Wats of Angkor, and experience the breathtaking sunset over Angkor Wat. Overnights at the Angkor Hotel.

Day 6
This morning you will fly from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai, Thailand. You will be met on arrival and transferred to the Chiang Mai Plaza. Chiang Mai is a cacophony of cultures from Laos, Burma, Thailand and the ethnic hill tribes of this region. Free afternoon to explore this magical city. Overnight at the Chiang Mai Plaza.
Day 7
Today you will begin your trek to the remote Hill Tribe villages of the Golden Triangle. You will drive for 3 hours and then hike for another 2 hours to arrive at a Shan Village. After lunch you will board your Elephants and continue to an Akah Village. Overnight at the Akha Village – all meals are included.

Day 8
After breakfast you will ride and for 3 hours to reach a Lisu Village. After lunch you will continue riding and hiking to a Shan village overlooking a jungle river. Overnight at the Shan Village – all meals are included.

Day 9
After breakfast you will board your Bamboo Raft and begin your journey down the jungle river for 2 hours where you will be met and return to Chiang Mai by car. Overnight at the Chiang Mai Plaza – including breakfast and lunch.

Day 10
Fly today from Chiang Mai to Phuket where you will be met and transferred to the M/Y Aqua One for your 800pm departure. Tonight you will enjoy dinner aboard, as well as a briefing for the following days.

Day 11 to 18
The next 8 days offer unprecedented diving among Thailand’s magnificent Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Mergui Archipelago (Burma): Twin Islands, Black Rock, Burma Banks, Northern Islands, Rocky Islands. All meals are included, as well as unlimited diving, and the guidance of experienced dive masters.

Day 19
Disembark the M/Y Aqua One and be transferred to the Phuket Arcadia Hotel. Free day to explore Phuket. Overnight at the Phuket Arcadia.

Day 20
This morning you will be transferred to Phuket airport for your return flight to Los Angeles.

Price: $4480.00 per person

The above is a sample exotic. Uncommon Adventures specializes in custom itineraries to suit your specific desires and needs as well. Please fell free to consult us to design an adventure of your own.

Uncommon Adventures specializes in unique adventure travel and expeditions to all corners of the world. Our well traveled staff is able to provide you with personal insights to the uncommon destinations on the planet.

Start your adventure today.
For complete information, please call 1.888.390.9675
or email us at: theworld@uncommonadventures.com

Uncommon Adventures specializes in unique adventure travel and expeditions to all corners of the world. Our well traveled staff is able to provide you with personal insights to the uncommon destinations on the planet. Life is short! Start your adventure today.

Photography courtesy of Randy Harwood Photography.