Start destination: Bangkok Dates: 9th – 16th January
Tastiest food: Khao Soi (coconut noodle soup)
Most spellbinding view: Cycling past the towering spires of Ayutthaya
It’s a very cheap and very quick flight from Krabi to Bangkok. Which is just as well, as we’ve got another adventure to kickstart. Though if you’re tired after your flight (and maybe all those full moon parties), don’t worry: your first day is about poolside hangs and DIY exploring (with guidance from your expert Trip Manager of course).
Then it’s time for touring gilded palaces, sleeping in a hotel constructed from floating rafts, chasing waterfalls, cycling to temples, and learning new things, from cooking Pad Thai to fighting Muay Thai. Because the only thing better than exploring Thailand’s soulful North is doing it with Contiki. Why? Because you can focus on the waterfalls and spicy soups, whilst we hand-pick epic accommodation, tasty restaurants and unique experiences, every step of the way.
Look, we get it. It’s impossible not to fall in love with Pai, or Chiang Mai. Which is why we gave you a few extra days to explore, feast, repeat to your heart’s content. (Here’s a handy guide if you’re stuck for things to do, but trust us, you won’t be).