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Kanchanaburi 3 days 2 Nights River Kwai Jungle Trekking Tour

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Kanchanaburi 3 days 2 Nights River Kwai Jungle Trekking Tour

Trekking in Thailand
asiantrailtours.com organizes trekking adventures in various areas of the Northern and Central Thailand.
The most recommended areas good for trekking are all over Northern Thailand, with Chiangmai as a perfect base
The North of Thailand, with it’s roughed and mountainous scenery has been a popular destination for adventure seekers visitors.

Trekking in the Northern part includes Doi Chiangdao to the Maetang river area. This is one of the most popular destination as it is only an hour’s drive from Chiang Mai and offers stunning jungle, waterfalls and wild rivers. Doi Chiangdao (or Doi Luang) is the country’s third tallest mountain is forming an impressive mountain as backdrop.
South West of Chiangmai lies the Doi Inthanon, the country’s tallest mountain, with numerous waterfalls and jungle trails. The mountain is also part of the Doi Inthanon National Park, which is the most visited National Park in north Thailand.

Half-way between Bangkok and Chiangmai in Tak province, lies a small remote valley called Umphang. The trek we propose in this area is definitely one of the wildest program, through the Mae Nam Khlong and Umphang wildlife santcuary. Usually wildlife is difficult to spot during any trek or tours as most animals are nocturnal. The Tilosu waterfall is also said to be the most impressive in the country.

Central Thailand has excellent trekking opportunities and wildlife observation in the Khao Yai National Park. ActiveThailand also conduct treks in the Kanchanaburi area and all the way to the border in Sanklaburi.
All our treks are fully inclusive and are conducted by experienced English speaking guides.

Thailand’s trekking programs
We propose a wide range of well organized trekking tours, with emphasizing on beautiful nature and physical effort, rather than “visiting the hill -tribes” as many other tour company offers. Some of our trekking are visiting hill tribe families and villages. When we do that, the aim is to give the client a perspective on the life and customs of theses people. Our guides are very familiar with the village or the family we bring our guests. 
The guide will be an interpret and will help you understand your host family. He will be also your cook which is often recognized as a highlight of the trip for many participants. The guide will share his passion and his knowledge with participants to make sure they have a memorable time during the trek. 
We aim to make your experience as comfortable as possible and we provide appropriate quality material as clean sleeping bags, good mosquito nets and thick sleeping mats. A western style breakfast is always provided to make sure participants have a good meals before the long day.

What to Bring on a trek?

It depends well or the season, and the area you are going to trek. It will says in the itinerary if the village has vehicle access or the trekkers are totally independent of a vehicle. Here is some basic guidelines: when packing for a trek, keep it simple, the less luggage you have to carry around the more you will enjoy yourself.

This is what we can recommend to pack in your rucksack, for a basic 3 days trek:

  • Shoes; a good pair of running shoes are perfect, or even better are the lightweight trekking boots.

  • 2 T-shirts (cotton), one pair of short or long pants.

  • 2 pairs of socks.

  • Towel (or sarong), swimming suit, toiletries and personal effects.

  • Mosquito repellent (can be purchased in Thailand).

  • Personal prescription drugs, contact lenses, glasses.

  • Sun-cream (waterproof), hat, sunglasses.

  • 1 long sleeved sweater and pants, or jogging suits (as night can be chilly, especially during winter season).

  • Small flash-light is always useful and of course a camera is a must.

This list is not exhaustive, and depending the season additional equipment can be added.
For most of our programs, while going on a trek your main luggage/suitcase can be kept with your hotel or at our office.

During the cold season from December and January, we recommend a fleece and long pants as temperatures can drop down a lot at night. In the hills and mountain of Northern Thailand temperature can drop down as low as 5o Celsius ( 40 o Fahrenheit) at night or early morning hours, so be prepared!

During the raining season a pair of good shoes or trek boots is necessary, and probably a waterproof or a light plastic raincoat which can be purchased locally for cheap, are recommended. Put your clothes in a dry bag also, inserted in your backpack and make sure your valuable are well protected from the rain.

Detailed Itinerary

Kanchanaburi 3 days 2 Nights River Kwai Jungle Trekking Tour

Itinerary in brief

DAY 1

06.30 a.m.

Depart fromthe resort bangkok office by van.

12.00 a.m.

Arrive at Koh Chang Resort & Spa 
Get welcome drink & check in 
Have lunch at the sunset seaside restaurant.
Evening dinner.

DAY 2

07.00 a.m.

Breakfast

09.00 a.m.

Sightseeing and skin dive at Koh Yuak with lunch box. 
Evening dinner.

DAY 3

07.00 a.m.

Breakfast

09.00 a.m.

Take a trip to Klongplu Waterfall.

12.00 a.m.

Have lunch and get ready for departure.

01.15 p.m.

Departure from the resort.

About
07.30 p.m.

Arrive at your hotel in Bangkok and farewell.

THE PACKAGE INCLUDED :

  • Transfer round trip: Bangkok - Resort - Bangkok
  • Welcome drink
  • 2 Nights accommodation (twin sharing) + 7 meals.
  • 2 Activities

Exclusions:

  • Optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the program
  • Other meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Services change 3.5% pay by cardit cards

Addition :

  1. Long stay couple at the resort can be provided upon request, a return transfer to Bangkok is included.
  2. Upgrade to deluxe with jacuzzi type : 1,100 baht will be added.
  3. NEW YEAR EVE (31 DEC.) : 1,050 BAHT WILL BE ADDED FOR GRAND DINNER EXTRA COST.

Remark : pick up anywhere in bangkok before 0600 a.m. : extra charge 300 Baht/person.

Departure & Price

This is a sample itinerary so the cost really depends on your hotel choice, number of people in your group and time of travel. Please contact us to customize this itinerary and price to meet your needs and budget.


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Travel Facts

Calendar

The Thai calendar dates from 543 B.C., the year the Buddha was born. Add 543 to a western year to get the equivalent Thai year. Despite a Thai New Year celebrated each April 13, their calendar rolls over to a new year on January 1, the same as ours.

Climate and weather

Thailand's weather is tropical, with seasonal monsoons. As in many tropical regions, the weather here is fairly predictable.

May/June to October is monsoon season, with hot, humid weather throughout the country.

November to February are consistently much drier throughout the country, and are the most popular time for travel.

March and April are drier but hotter throughout the country, continuing that way until the monsoons begin.

South and Central Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket) are quite warm year-round, with temperatures well into the 80s every day. In the more mountainous north (Chiang-Mai) temperatures can drop in the winter (Dec. to Feb.), but rarely fall below the 50's. Be prepared for cooler winter nights if you're in the mountains of the north.

On the peninsula. A long, narrow piece of Thailand stretches south on a peninsula. Weather for the west coast of the peninsula follows the patterns described above. However, some of the seasonal changes are reversed on the east coast, which is affected by the northeast monsoons. Here, on the east coast, the May-to-October season tends to be drier than the rest of Thailand, while November to March is rainy.

Currency

The Baht. About 43 baht = 1 U.S. dollar (January 2003 rate).

ATM machines, readily available in cities and tourist areas, are easier than traveler's checks. Break large notes as soon as you can, and accumulate small bills. Merchants often cannot make change, and small bills are useful for tips.

Credit cards are widely accepted at hotels, larger restaurants, and department stores, but not by smaller merchants and at street markets and bazaars.

Drinking water

Don't drink the tap water. Bottled water is widely and inexpensively available, but not always at the instant you want it, so try to always have a little on hand. Most hotels will give you one or two complimentary bottles of water each day.

The easiest time to forget this precaution is when brushing your teeth. You probably won't suffer any ill effects if you forget and rinse your mouth with tap water, but why take a chance?

Health, malaria, and vaccines

A month or two before departure, consult with your doctor about what medical precautions are appropriate, based on your own situation, and the areas you'll visit. The information given here is intended as a general overview, and could change.

At this writing, American visitors to Thailand are not required to have any special vaccinations, unless they have recently visited a region infected with yellow fever. It's advisable, however, to be sure your standard vaccinations — tetanus, polio, and typhoid — are current. Also discuss hepatitis and rabies vaccines with your doctor.

Malaria requires some special consideration. Malaria is rarely a problem in the more populated areas, but persists in remote regions of the north. There are no perfect malaria vaccines at this time: they all include potential side-effects that must be weighed against the risks. Malaria is carried by mosquitoes, and many authorities now recommend prevention — avoiding mosquito bites — as the best tactic if you travel into infected areas. That means wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants, sleeping under mosquito netting at night, and using repellent.

AIDS is widespread in Thailand, as are other sexually-transmitted diseases. Carry condoms if you anticipate sexual encounters, and avoid unprotected sex.

Language

The national language is Thai, a tonal language with a unique script. Thai proves challenging for most foreigners to learn well, but a rudimentary understanding of Thai will make your trip more enjoyable.

Most Thais do not speak English, but those you're likely to encounter — hotel clerks, waiters, guides — will know enough English to get their job done. In return, it's helpful if you follow certain guidelines (see link below) for being understood. Note that cab drivers may speak no English; it's best to have a card or advertisement showing where you want to go; have someone write it out in Thai, or have a dispatcher translate your instructions to the driver.

In airports, major cities, and resort areas, most signs will be in both Thai and English.

Laundry

Do-it-yourself laundromats are scarce. Mai pen rai. You can get laundry done through your hotel, or at walk-in laundry services, quite inexpensively. Be cautious about entrusting expensive clothing, or items needing special attention, to a laundry service, which will most likely treat everything as if it were cotton.

Religion

About 93% of Thais practice Theravada Buddhism, the national religion.

Just as Christian religions inspired Europe's grandest architecture, the cathedrals of the middle ages, so has Buddhism inspired Thailand's most impressive structures. Bangkok alone has over 400 temples, and there are some 25,000 throughout Thailand, representing a fascinating variety of styles.

Saffron-robed monks are a common sight on the streets. Most Thai men become a monk, for at least a few weeks or months, at some point during their lives.

Buddhists worship Buddha, but do not have a god; thus by some definitions, Buddhism is properly categorized as a philosophy rather than a religion. The central tenets of Buddhism are similar to those of many religions: Killing, stealing, and bringing harm to others are wrong. Tolerance, moderation, and non-violence are virtues.

The difference is that Thai Buddhists genuinely believe in toleration, moderation, and non-violence. Buddhists tolerate other beliefs. They don't believe sexuality is inherently sinful, they see nothing wrong with same-sex relationships, and they don't feel a need to persecute or kill people who don't agree with them. It's a welcome change from the Christian Coalition.

Telephone system

To call Thailand from the U.S.: Dial 011 (to establish international connection) + 66 (Thailand's country code) + the city or area code (Bangkok is 2) + the local number. Within Thailand, you'll generally dial a 0, followed by an 8-digit number.

More international telephone information

Time difference

From U.S. Eastern Time: Add 12 hours to your time in the USA to get the time in Thailand
From U.S. Central Time: Add 13 hours
From U.S. Mountain Time: Add 14 hours
From U.S. Pacific Time: Add 15 hours

Subtract an hour from their time if you (in the U.S.) are on Daylight Savings Time. Thailand does not use Daylight Savings Time.

Example:
If it's 10 am on a December Monday in New York, it's 10 pm on Monday in Thailand.
But if it's 10 am on a July Monday in New York (with DST in effect), it's 9 am on Tuesday in Thailand.

Thai clock time
Within the country, Thais divide the day into four six-hour segments, each with 6 hours. "One in the evening" is one hour into the 6-pm-to-midnight segment, or 7 pm. You won't often encounter this while traveling, where a 24-hour clock is most common, but be aware that it could arise.

Tipping

Tips are not generally expected in Thailand, although that is changing as more Americans visit. A small tip is fine to reward service that genuinely goes beyond what was expected. A cab fare is often rounded up by 5 or 10 baht or more if the driver has spent considerable time sitting in traffic; 3-5% (20 to 50 baht) added to a restaurant bill; 10-30baht per bag for a hotel porter.

When you do tip, think more in terms of absolute amounts than as percentages. The 15-20% that has become standard in the U.S. would be excessive following a large dinner in Thailand.

Toilets

Hotels and restaurants with a large western clientele increasingly have installed western-style flush toilets. Be prepared, however, to encounter squat toilets in many traditional establishments, particularly if you've decided to see the real Thailand rather than just the tourist areas.