DAY 6 - CHIANG KHAN / PHITSANULOK Travel to Phitsanoluk. Enjoy an orienta- tion walk of one of Thailands oldest most historic cities, followed by an afternoon at leisure. For dinner, devour flying morning glory - a local specialty that also provides the entertainment of vegetables soaring through the air. DAY 7 - PHITSANULOK / LAMPANG Drive to Sukhothai Historic Park and wander through ruins of this ancient Kingdom. Get a close-up look at the remains of numerous temples, a royal palace, and Buddha figures dating back to the mid-13th century. Continue on to Lampang and enjoy a homestay in a traditional Lanna village. Take in idyllic views of mountains and rice fields. Get to know your hosts and enjoy partici- pating in activities including weaving, carving, and farming. Savour fresh local meals with the group and opt to lend a hand in the preparation. DAY 8 - LAMPANG / CHIANG MAI Travel to Chiang Mai. Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a golden Buddhist temple outside of Chiang Mai on the Mt Doi Suthep. Climb 300 steps to reach the temple and be rewarded with an unforgettable view. Admire the many Buddhist relics at this sacred temple and visit the white elephant shrine. Legend has it that the location of the temple was chosen after a white elephant carried a relic to the mountain and trumpeted three times before dying on the spot. Also, with a little luck, you may witness the chanting of the monks. Fulfil dreams of Thai streetfood this evening at the incredible night market. DAY 9 - CHIANG MAI Enjoy free time in Chiang Mai. Opt to go on a segway tour, cycle through the countryside or go zip-lining. It's a feat to fit it all in. DAY 10 - CHIANG MAI Enjoy free time to explore Chiang Mai. Opt for a bicycle tour, a visit the Mae Sai waterfall, shopping at the night market, or getting a traditional Thai massage. Enjoy a local cooking class with dinner. DAY 11 - CHIANG MAI Enjoy another free day exploring Chaing Mai before boarding an overnight train to Ayutthaya. DAY 12 - AYUTTHAYA TO KANCHANABURI Arrive in Ayutthaya and enjoy a short tour of historical sites followed by a drive to Kanchanaburi. Explore the Death Railway Museum and Allied War Cemetery, and stretch your legs during a short stop at The Bridge on the River Kwai. Take in a piece of World War II history on this visit. We're sure you've seen or at least heard of the famous movie "Bridge on the River Kwai." Well, now you can tour the real thing. It's massive, majestic, and imposing, and offers fabulous views of the river below. Catch a boat transfer to a riverside resort in the jungle. DAY 13 - KANCHANABURI Enjoy free time to explore. Opt to go caving or trekking. DAY 14 - KANCHANABURI / BANGKOK Enjoy swimming under the magnificent Erawan Falls. Its seven tiers offer a unique experience at every climb, reaching up to 1,500m (4921 ft). Swim in the turquoise pools, snap photos from the top tier, and opt to hike in the jungle to spot monkeys. Later transfer to Bangkok for your last night out on the town. DAY 15, 16 & 17 - BANGKOK / SINGAPORE Fly from Bangkok to Singapore where you will spend 3 nights. Known as the heart of South-East Asia, this diverse and multi-faceted city has a vast array of world-class attractions to keep cruis- ers engaged. Expect to see lots of beau- tiful public gardens, delicious restau- rants, and a few surprises along the way too (see the Cloud Forest!). DAY 18 - SINGAPORE Board Costa Fortuna for your full board 7 night cruise. Spend the day exploring all the entertainment and activities available. IS THIS TOUR FOR ME? TRAVEL STYLE: Classic All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price. SERVICE LEVEL: Standard Comfortable tourist-class accommo- dations with character; mix of public and private transport. PHYSICAL RATING: 2 - Light Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging. TRIP TYPE: Small Group Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12 AGE REQUIREMENT: 12+ All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. VISA REQUIREMENTS Countries visited during this trip may have special visa requirements applicable to many nationalities. L A M P A N G C H I A N G K H A N B A N G K O K K A N C H A N A B U R I A Y U T T H A YA P H I Y S A N U L O K C H I A N G M A I NORTHERN THAILAND EXPLORER 54