Zauberhaftes Thailand Thailand

Zauberhaftes Thailand

  • Im Glanz des alten Siam reisen wir fast königlich von Bangkok in den Norden nach Chiang Mai und begegnen den H’mong, einer ethnischen Minderheit
  • Schmelztiegel Bangkok - Tradition & Moderne
  • Thai-Kochkurs in Chiang Mai & Doi Suthep Tempel - eine der schönsten Tempelanlagen Thailands
  • Begegnung mit ethnischen Minderheiten
  • Radtour zu den faszinierende Ruinen von Sukhothai
  • Geschichte in Kanchanaburi
  • Im "Friends of the Asian Elephant Hospital" Freundschaft mit Dickhäutern schließen
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
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11 Tage Thailand

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Thailand - ein Land, das Bilder exotischer Speisen, majestätischer Elefanten, goldener Buddhas, farbenfroher Bergvölker und verborgener Schätze hervorruft - und genau das erwartet dich auf dieser Komfort-Rundreise durch das Land des Lächelns. Chiang Mai empfängt uns mit faszinierenden Tempeln, bevor wir einen Einblick in das traditionelle Leben eines H'mong Dorfes erhalten, den Schutz und die Erhaltung des gefährdeten Asiatischen Elefanten unterstützen und zurück in eine Zeit antiker Königreiche reisen im historischen Geschichtspark Sukhothai. Genieße thailändische Köstlichkeiten oder versuche während eines Thai-Kochkurses diese selbst zuzubereiten und besuche die berüchtigte Brücke über dem Kwai - nutze die Gelegenheit und entdecken die Essenz von Thailand.

Tage 1-2: Bangkok
Zahlreiche Wasserstraßen, sogenannte ‚Khlongs‘, durchziehen Thailands bunte Metropole. Bei einer Bootstour erhalten wir einen Eindruck vom Leben in den einfachen Pfahlbauten am Fluss. Später statten wir dem Großen Palast und seinem prächtigen Samaragd-Buddha einen Besuch ab.

Tage 3-4: Chiang Mai
Der Aufstieg zum Doi Suthep, dem Wahrzeichen von Chiang Mai und eine der schönsten Tempelanlagen Thailands, wird mit einem tollen Blick auf die Stadt belohnt. Bei einem Kochkurs lernt man, wie man einheimische Köstlichkeiten zubereitet. Abends steht ein ‚Khantohk Dinner‘ mit volkstümlichen Tänzen auf dem Programm.

Tag 5: H’mong Lodge
Langsam gehen die malerischen Reisfelder in Wälder über und wir lernen die zweitgrößte ethnische Minderheit Thailands kennen, die H’mong. Die Angehörigen dieser Volksgruppe leben in starken Familienverbänden und bewahren alte Traditionen. Stammesmitglieder bezeichnen sich untereinander als Geschwister und ein Mann darf so viele Frauen heiraten wie er ernähren kann.

Tage 6-7: Sukhothai
Die reizende Stadt erinnert mit ihren Statuen, Denkmälern und blühenden Lotusblumen an Siams goldenes Zeitalter. Im ‚Friends of the Asian Elephant Hospital’ schließen wir Freundschaft mit Dickhäutern, die hier von Freiwilligen gesund gepflegt werden.

Tage 8-9: Kanchanaburi
An der Mündung von Khwae Noi und Khwae Yai steht die legendäre Brücke am Kwai. Am Hellfire Pass Denkmal wird der blutige Eisenbahnbau zwischen Thailand und Burma anschaulich dokumentiert.

Tage 10-11: Bangkok
Die Millionenstadt bildet den eindrucksvollen Abschluss unserer Reise.

Leistungen enthalten

  • Thailand Rundreise wie angegeben
  • Transport, Unterkunft und Mahlzeiten gemäß Programm
  • Flughafentransfer am Anreisetag
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen lt. Programm:
    • Bangkok: Großer Palast
    • Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep Tempel, Thai Kochkurs, Khantohk Dinner und kulturelle Show
    • Abendessen in der H'mong Lodge und kulturelle Show
    • Lampang: Besuch der Organisation "Friends of the Asian Elephant"
    • Sukhothai: Historische Park Radtour & Picknick
    • Kanchanaburi: Kriegsfriedhof, Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum & historische Zugfahrt

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar)
  • Visum
  • Flughafentransfer bei Abreise
  • Flughafen- und Ausreisesteuern
  • nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Reiseversicherung
  • persönliche Ausgaben & Trinkgeld
  • Vor- und Nachübernachtungen zur Tour
  • optionale Aktivitäten/Ausflüge

Unterbringung

4x Hotel
1x Nachtzug (Mehrbett)
4x Resort
1x Lodge

Unterbringung im Doppelzimmer (Mehrbettabteil während der Zugfahrt). Alleinreisende teilen sich das Zimmer mit Mitreisenden gleichen Geschlechts. Alleinreisende, welche die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer bevorzugen, können dies gegen Aufpreis buchen (keine Einzelunterbringung im Nachtzug). EZ-Zuschlag bitte anfragen.

Verpflegung

10x Frühstück
2x Mittagessen
3x Abendessen

Plane etwa USD 300 für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.

Tourbegleitung

Erfahrene englischsprachige Reiseleitung

Hinter jeder Reise steht ein großartiger Reiseleiter. Der Enthusiasmus und das fast unschlagbare Wissen unserer einheimischen und englischsprachigen Reiseleiter werden deine Reise unvergesslich machen. Mit Rat und Tat stehen sie den Reisenden zur Seite. Vom Anfang bis zum Ende der Tour sind sie vor Ort für die Gruppe da, wissen nicht nur, in welchen Restaurants man gut isst und wo die besten Shops zu finden sind, sondern zeigen dein Reisenden mit Kompetenz und voller Begeisterung ihre Heimat.

Transportarten

Minibus, Bahn, Rikscha, Fahrrad, Boot, Taxi

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Bitte kontaktiere uns - wir beraten dich gerne.

Flughafentransfer

Der Flughafentransfer am Ankunftstag ist inklusive.
Bitte teile uns deine Flugzeiten rechtzeitig mit, damit der Transfer organisiert werden kann.

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

BANGKOK:
Tuk Tuk Experience Urban Adventure - THB1790
Bangkok by Bike Urban Adventure - THB1904
Thai Massage - THB250
Jim Thompson's House - THB150
Wat Pho Tempel - THB200

CHIANG MAI:
Thai Massage - THB200

Bitte beachte, dass die angegebenen Preise nur der Orientierung dienen und sich jederzeit ändern können.
Day 1: Bangkok
Sa-wat dee! Welcome to Thailand. Thailand's bustling capital is famous for its tuk tuks, khlong boats and street vendors serving up delicious Thai food. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place, and have your insurance details and next of kin information ready for collection. Bangkok has so much to offer those with time to explore, so perhaps arrive a day or so early and take a riverboat to Chinatown and explore the crowded streets, wander down the tourist mecca of Khao San Road, or indulge in some Thai massage. After the meeting tonight perhaps gather your fellow travellers together and tuck into some world famous street food.

Notes: The arrival transfer is only valid if arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-trip accommodation through Intrepid. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel, as we may not be able confirm a request made within 15 days of travel.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Included Activities
Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer

Optional Activities
Bangkok - Tuk Tuk Experience Urban Adventure - THB1790
Bangkok - Bangkok by Bike Urban Adventure - THB1904

Day 2: Bangkok / overnight train
Begin the day with a river cruise down the Chao Phraya River to explore the famous ‘khlongs’ (canals) (approximately 1 hour). Life along these canals seems a world away from the chaotic streets of the capital. Pay a visit to the magnificent Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The sprawling royal complex houses numerous ornate structures that highlight the grand architectural traditions of Thailand. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to enjoy many optional activities or grab a Thai massage and simply relax. This evening you’ll head north to Chiang Mai on an overnight train journey, accommodated in air-conditioned sleeping berths (approximately 13 hours). Multi share compartments are air-conditioned, with bunk beds; sheets and pillow provided. Your baggage travels in the carriage with you. There is a food and drink service available on board. Please note the air conditioning can sometimes make the carriage quite cold overnight so we recommend you bring a warm layer of clothing.

Please see important information in the "What to Take"' section of the trip notes regarding strict dress code for the Grand Palace visit.

Accommodation
Overnight sleeper train (1 night)

Meals Included
Breakfast

Included Activities
Bangkok - Grand Palace

Optional Activities
Bangkok - Thai Massage - THB250
Bangkok - Jim Thompson's House - THB150

Day 3: Chiang Mai
The most vibrant city in northern Thailand, Chiang Mai has many famous temples and an interesting old city area. Renowned for dazzling beauty and extremely welcoming locals, the ‘Rose of the North’ will leave you spellbound. Chances are, you won’t want to leave. Embark on a scenic, winding drive up a mountain (approximately 45 minutes) to one of the country's most stunning temple complexes, Doi Suthep. A 300-step naga-guarded stairway leads you to the temples, and the climb is well worth the effort. The hypnotic atmosphere of chanting Buddhist monks and sweeping views of the city make this a most memorable experience. Your leader can help you to arrange optional activities for your free time today and tomorrow – you can get active with a bicycle tour to discover the city and surrounding countryside from a different perspective, indulge in a Thai massage or a spa treatment, or just read a book by the pool. This evening you’ll enjoy a traditional khantohk dinner while being entertained by Akha, Yao, Lahu, H'mong, Lisu and Karen tribal dances. The term Khantohk comes from many small dishes (khan) served on a small or low table (tohk) that evolved from communal meals with honoured guests.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included
Breakfast
Dinner

Included Activities
Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep temple
Chiang Mai - Khantohk dinner and cultural show

Optional Activities
Chiang Mai - Thai massage - THB200

Day 4: Chiang Mai
Discover some of the secrets of Thai cuisine by joining a cookery course. Learn about the main ingredients of Thai cuisine, how they are used and stored and what alternatives you can substitute if you can't get them at home. Questions are welcome and you are provided with a comprehensive book of recipes and ingredient details. For lunch, sit down and feast on the delicious results of your tuition. The meal is usually rounded off with a tasting of seasonal Thai fruit. In the evening you might want to continue today’s food theme with a wander through the enormous, colourful Night Bazaar or a relax at a fine restaurant along the riverfront. Make sure to sample some delicious traditional northern Thai food - the signature dish is kao soy, yellow wheat noodles in a curry broth, traditionally served with chicken or beef.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included
Breakfast
Lunch

Included Activities
Chiang Mai - Thai cooking class

Day 5: H'mong Lodge
Board a minivan for the drive north to the H'mong Hilltribe Lodge, set in picturesque hilly countryside (approximately 1.5 hours). Set in a peaceful valley of a scenic mountain range and surrounded by stunning natural landscapes of jungle with misty mountain views, the H'mong lodge offers a unique and tranquil experience. It's a great escape from the hustle and bustle of busy tourist spots. The rooms are simple and rustic, fitting perfectly with the natural environment. Be sure to pack a warm jumper as the weather will be mild and cool year-round due to the lofty mountain locale. The Hmong are an ethnic minority in Thailand who originated in the south of China. Today they comprise the second largest hilltribe group in Thailand. After a barbeque dinner in the lodge's open-air dining area, the day concludes with a cultural performance by the Hmong people. You'll gain an insight into the traditional lifestyle of the tribe, with a wedding ceremony enactment, shamanic ritual and makong (cotton ball) throwing.

Accommodation

Hmong Lodge (1 night)

Meals Included
Breakfast
Dinner

Included Activities
H'mong Lodge meal and cultural show

Day 6: Sukhothai
Depart the hilltribe village this morning and head on to Lampang (approximately 2 hours). Lampang, also known locally as 'mueang rot ma' meaning Horse Carriage City, is considered by some Thais as the last paradise in Thailand. Here you’ll pay a visit to the Friends of the Asian Elephant Centre, the first elephant hospital in the world established to care for sick and abused elephants. They aim to protect and conserve the welfare of elephants both domesticated and wild, and preserve the animals' natural habitat and lifestyle. You’ll learn more about this important initiative and become acquainted with some of its resident patients. After spending time with the elephants, farewell your new pachyderm pals and head to Sukhothai (approximately 3.5 hours) for the night.

Accommodation

Resort (1 night)

Meals Included
Breakfast

Included Activities
Lampang - Friends of the Asian Elephant

Day 7: Sukhothai
Located on a fertile plain, Sukhothai was established in the 13th century as one of the first ancient capitals of Siam, and the name means the 'Dawn of Happiness'. It’s now famous for its World Heritage-listed historic park that celebrates the Golden Age of Thai civilisation. Head out to the historical ruins of Old Sukhothai, set amid beautiful lakes and gardens. The religious art and architecture of the Sukhothai era are considered to be the most classic of Thai styles, and the Sukhothai Historical Park contains the remains of 21 historic sites, with awe-inspiring Buddha images and four large ponds often filled with stunning lotus flowers in full bloom. Upon arrival at the park, hire bicycles and enjoy a few leisurely hours feeling the breeze in your hair and learning about the history of this fascinating place. Enjoy a home-cooked lunch at the end of your ride.

Accommodation
Resort (1 night)

Meals Included
Breakfast
Lunch

Included Activities
Sukhothai - Historical Park Bike Tour & Picnic Lunch

Day 8: Kanchanaburi
Travel south by private minibus to Kanchanaburi (approximately 6 hours). There will be plenty of stops along the way to stretch your legs and you will take a break for lunch in a local resaurant. Located where the confluence of the Khwae Noi and Khwae Yai rivers, Kanchanaburi is home to the infamous 'Bridge on the River Kwai'.

Accommodation
Resort (1 night)

Meals Included
Breakfast

Day 9: Kanchanaburi
This morning you’ll get an insight into the darker side of Kanchanaburi’s history with a moving visit to the Hellfire Pass Memorial, built to honour the Allied POWs and Asian conscripts who died while constructing some of the most difficult stretches of the Thai-Burma Death Railway. You can head out to a teak observation deck and look across to Myanmar just 25 miles away. You’ll also see the eponymous pass, cut through rock 18 metres deep, that got its name from the hellish fires used to light the work at night. Boarding at Nam Tok station, the main terminal of the Death Railway, take a ride along the historic tracks along the Kwai Noi River and travel over the original wooden viaduct (the Bridge on the River Kwai) constructed by the allied POWs. Pass through magnificent scenery and spend a moment reflecting on those who were forced to give their lives in the process of bending this environment to man’s will. Tonight you can explore the rows of street vendors in town and grab a drink overlooking the River Kwai.

Accommodation
Resort (1 night)

Meals Included
Breakfast

Included Activities

Kanchanaburi - The Kanchanaburi War Cemetary (POW Cemetary)
Kanchanaburi - Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum
Kanchanaburi - Historical Train Journey

Day 10: Bangkok
Return to the bustling capital Bangkok by private minivan today approximately 3 hours). The rest of the day (until the evening) is free for you to enjoy all that Bangkok has to offer, and for anything that you might not have got around to at the start of the trip. Maybe uncover the magnificent Wat Po one of the ‘trinity’ of Bangkok temples, with a 46-metre long gold plated Buddha reclining inside. Even the feet of this statue are incredible, three metres long and intricately decorated with mother of pearl. The temple grounds are equally fascinating, filled with beautifully decorated stupas, halls, and shrines.

In the evening, enjoy an included dinner at Cabbages & Condom, a highly original restaurant initiative that raises money and awareness for sexual health and family planning. Enjoy great food while supporting a great cause on your final night's dinner in Bangkok.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included
Breakfast
Dinner

Optional Activities
Bangkok - Wat Pho Temple - THB200

Day 11: Bangkok
There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time.

Meals Included
Breakfast
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