Report on the trip with the group in the north of Thailand - 2000 km in 10 days

Finally got around to writing a report on ourgroup travel to the north of Thailand, where I was in the role of a guide. First of all, I want to say thank you to the guys who responded to my offer and used my services. At the end of the trip, I personally did not even want to part, so I would have continued to travel with them, the company turned out to be fun and with similar interests. Like it or not, but it's great when it turns out so well.

The route has been slightly adjusted by me as wellThe final destination has been changed (from Hua Hin to Koh Chang), so don't be surprised. First I post feedback from participants, and then there will be a report with photos and video.

The content of the article

Igor's review

Igor

Igor

Three months ago I did not know anything about the blogLife-trip, nor about its author. By that time, we were a little bored with the standard package trips according to the scheme: a travel agency, trips, a hotel, a beach, a buffet and standard pioneer excursions. The first thought at the sight of the announcement was: "Cool", the second: "It is a pity that I will not be there" and finally, after a while: "And why not?".

In Tae, before that, we were notwander around the country, see its depths, hidden from the eyes of many tourists. Although it was possible to get some idea of ​​the trip organizer from the blog, some risk, of course, was - after all strangers, it is not known how everything will turn out. After weighing everything, we decided to take a chance, and we were not mistaken - the rest was a success. So in Thailand two more farang were plunged.

And we climbed the canyons, and swam in the waterfalls,they moved on elephants, rowed on kayaks, and drove bikes, and climbed the ropes. And there was a lot more. There were temples, palaces, parks, markets, massage parlors, and restaurants. And how many of all of the Thai cuisine they tried ... Everyone there pad dai, kao man gai, and other strange names that my European ears cannot digest.

As a result, the rest turned out to be intense, and in this I see its main advantage - we got a lot of impressions. The company has developed successfully, many joked and laughed, the role of Andrei is hard to overestimate :) Oleg organized everything well, some seriousno overlaps. Of course, there were difficulties: on foot we walked a lot, and on the bus we spent the night, and roasted, and froze, and were content with modest hotels. But all this stuff against the background of positive impressions. The main thing is to be mentally prepared and to treat difficulties as the inevitable costs of a trip of this format.

We took a lot of photos and videos, who are interested in the link to the sample video below, later I plan to make more detailed video stories about the trip.

Review Catherine

Katerina

Katerina

When on the Internet, we accidentally sawOleg's announcement about the recruitment of a group for a backpacker trip to Thailand - I immediately “caught fire” with this idea. It was an unusual, non-standard offer to look at a country not like everyone else, to see it from the inside.

Most of all in this journey I rememberThai village Pai, its atmosphere, nature, trips on bikes, as well as Chiang Mai and a trip to the highest point of Thailand. I really enjoyed this trip and the company of people who shared it with me. This trip was for me the most memorable, bright event of the past 2012. Thank you very much to Oleg for the opportunity to get acquainted with this amazing country in such an interesting way, for the friendly atmosphere in our small company and sincerity.

Some photos from the trip: http://katyarks.livejournal.com

Feedback from Andrey

Andrew

Andrew

The idea to visit Thailand visited me after reading numerous blogs of free travelers. I had such an opportunity, to which I was extremely happy.

For two weeks spent in Tae, we managedvisit a lot of interesting places, get a ton of positive emotions, recharge yourself with positive energy, not to mention the most useful experience I received. We rode on all available vehicles (except for the train), of which, of course, the most memorable was the motorbike. They ate traditional Thai food, unusual fruit for Russian people, tried grasshoppers and larvae :) . Also acquired the experience of independent search for housing from the rooms in the hotel to a simple bungalow.

I want to express my deep gratitude to Oleg fororganization of travel for all 146%, and to Igor and Kate for the pleasant company, cheerful and easy communication. This trip was one of the most memorable and impressionable. I will definitely return to Thailand for a longer time, only English will be tightened, there is nothing to do in Ta without him ...

Report on the trip to the north of Thailand

The first day

The guys, in the amount of three people, flew to Bangkok early in the morning. Since I lived in hotel near Suvarnabhumi airportthen we met right at the airport. And from there we went to settle in cheap hotel. Unfortunately, we were not settled immediately (tooit was early) and the idea in order to pry up, failed. Therefore, we had to go to get acquainted with Asia after a sleepless night on the plane. And I could not resist and offered to try Pad Thai with a macabit that is prepared next to Khao San Road, and, in my opinion, they cook very well. Dive so dive! After all, the usual food you can eat at home.

And after a nap we went to Golden Mountain Temple (Wat Saket) and from there on Klong sailed to the business center of Bangkok to climb Bayok Sky viewing platform. Klong, by the way, I recommend to everyone, the attraction is still the same! Speed, spray, amazing construction of the roof of the boat, flying views of the backyard of Bangkok!

We are going on Bangkok klongs

We are going on Bangkok klongs

On the 77th floor of Bayok Sky

On the 77th floor of Bayok Sky

View of the evening Bangkok

View of the evening Bangkok

Thai massage in Bangkok

Thai massage in Bangkok

Second day

The second day began with water treatments. On the river tram we swam to Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), seen from afar from the ferry. From there they swam to the other side, and went to Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho). Just wanted to drop into Royal Palace, but due to the King’s birthday, the visit to the complex had ceased by this time.

Since the evening was coming departure on the night bus to the city of Chiang Mai, then we just wandered around a bit more in the crowd, walked along Saranr Park in search of monitor lizards (not found, although they are there), and on a wonderful bus without windows went to the side of our hotel.

Temple of dawn in Bangkok

Temple of dawn in Bangkok

Temple of dawn in Bangkok

Temple of dawn in Bangkok

And on the street 35 degrees, the fan is our salvation

And on the street 35 degrees, the fan is our salvation

We throw coins for luck in the temple of the Reclining Buddha

We throw coins for luck in the temple of the Reclining Buddha

Synchronous photographing

Synchronous photographing

Saranr Park in Bangkok

Saranr Park in Bangkok

We are going in a regular bus with open windows, where tourists are rarely

We are going in a regular bus with open windows, where tourists are rarely

Ahead of us awaits the night 10-hour journey to Chiang Mai

Ahead of us awaits the night 10-hour journey to Chiang Mai

Third day

Early in the morning we arrived in Chiang Mai right awayWe bought tickets for a minivan and in an hour we went to Pai. In addition to the presence of beautiful nature, here you can relax from the Bangkok heat. Tired after a long journey, in less than an hour, we found some decent bungalows away from the noisy street. It is very great that the participants agreed to live in a bungalow, because the only way you can try to feel the local atmosphere. And we finished this day elephant ride and walks through Walking street.

Together we buy tickets to Pai

Together we buy tickets to Pai

Each bungalow has a hammock, but there is no time to lie in it.

Each bungalow has a hammock, but there is no time to lie in it.

We are driving with a breeze in the back of a pickup truck like real backpackers

We are driving with a breeze in the back of a pickup truck like real backpackers

Elephant riders

Elephant riders

Make wishes and launch flashlights

Make wishes and launch flashlights

Day four

Day is the denominator that we learned to ride onbikes I still remember my feelings when I tried to get behind the wheel of a scooter in the same way. The guys had it for the first time, and they did an excellent job, I became confident that we would also ride bikes on Koh Chang.

The temple on the mountain, two waterfalls, Pai Canyon - all day we traveled around Pai. By evening, we were so pissed off that we wanted to go back to the heat.

Learning to drive bikes in Thailand

Learning to drive bikes in Thailand

Someone really likes the bike

Someone really likes the bike

Reel kilometers around Pai

Reel kilometers around Pai

Eat Thai food in a nice cafe on the way

Eat Thai food in a nice cafe on the way

Pai Canyon is amazing

Pai Canyon is amazing

But the most interesting thing is to climb loose rocks, soiling in the dust

But the most interesting thing is to climb loose rocks, soiling in the dust

Who, who is cooler to photograph

Who, who is cooler to photograph

Sometimes you have to go, taking off your shoes

Sometimes you have to go, taking off your shoes

We go into a small gorge through the real jungle

We go into a small gorge through the real jungle

And of course, how not to swim in the icy water of the waterfall

And, of course, how not to swim in the icy water of the waterfall

Fifth day

Going back to Chiang Mai, looking again Guesthouse (the hotel can also be searched for RoomGuru) and without problems we find it in half an hour, we are settled and immediately go to Thai massage. Having pleased the body outside, you need to please him with something inside, so we go to excursion to the supermarket and recruit all sorts of things, ranging from fruit, ending with sweet pepper fish. And where is it to eat, if not on the roof of the mall :)

Thai massage in Chiang Mai

Thai massage in Chiang Mai

Eat all the goodies on the roof of a supermarket in Chiang Mai

Eat all the goodies on the roof of a supermarket in Chiang Mai

Sixth day

To visit Chiang Mai and not to go to the mostThailand's highest point? And also not to see the highest waterfall in the country? This is not about us. We rent a car and on this small white furia we rush to the national park Doi Inthanon. All day in nature, in the mountains and in spray of water. And also the whole day, almost without food and clothing, and in the evening at an altitude of 2500 meters, you know, it becomes very cold. But nothing, hot soup from homeless package has warmed us and improved our mood!

We rented a car and drive to Doi Inthanon National Park.

We rented a car and drive to Doi Inthanon National Park.

Thailand's highest waterfall

Thailand's highest waterfall

Near one of the waterfalls broke the pipe and try to fix it

Near one of the waterfalls broke the pipe and try to fix it

Almost at the very top, the views are magnificent

Almost at the very top, the views are magnificent

The highest point of Thailand, all is well, only Dubak

The highest point of Thailand, all is well, only Dubak

Andrew does not pretend, he is real, like we all, froze

Andrew does not pretend, he is real, like we all, froze

Seventh day

On the same white car we drive to White Temple (Wat Rong Kung), one of the most unusual templesThailand The only pity is that there were no white clothes to complete the image. But there were wonderful mountain views along the road, an excellent wooden-style cafe and a hot spring.

But on this sortie, our movements were not over, we were waiting for a night bus to Bangkok.

We are trying to order something in a cafe without the knowledge of Thai

We are trying to order something in a cafe without the knowledge of Thai

Walking in the dazzling White Temple of Thailand

Walking in the dazzling White Temple of Thailand

They made a lot of wishes and hung them to be performed.

They made a lot of wishes and hung them to be performed.

We went to an abandoned hotel

We went to an abandoned hotel

Eighth day

The most difficult day ... With the night bus we are not solucky like the first time. There are only tickets for the usual class, so you need air conditioning from all the cracks, and swinging with characteristic sounds, and crowdedness. But this is not all over, then the second bus from Bangkok to Trat, bus to the ferry, the ferry to Koh Chang, bus to the desired beach! And our Catherine was still unwell in the evening. I can say that she steadfastly and with dignity endured the entire move, as a born independent traveler.

This evening, the forces remained only to settle in White Sand Garden Bungalow, swim and dinner.

Difficult transfer from Chiang Mai to Koh Chang - waiting for the ferry to the island

Difficult transfer from Chiang Mai to Koh Chang - waiting for a ferry to the island

Day nine

Here it is the long-awaited sea-ocean! But first we call on Klong Plu Waterfall swim in fresh water, and then we take inrent kayaks for several hours to cross the expanses of the sea smooth surface and see small islands that are in reach. Exercise is good, it is the last thing, at the same time to enjoy views and silence.

Swim in the Klong Plu Waterfall

Swim in the Klong Plu Waterfall

Synchronized jumping from the cliff

Synchronized jumping from the cliff

Kayaking on the nearby islands.

Kayaking on the nearby islands.

I almost forgot Andrew in a cave on the island

I almost forgot Andrew in a cave on the island

Tenth day

In childhood climbed trees? So we, too, briefly fell into childishness and wandered along the Tree Park rope trails for a couple of hours and flew ziplines above the palm trees. On the last day, the forces were no longer there, impressions were also above the roof, so we just went to the sea to relax, lie in hammocks in a cafe and snorkel a bit, as far as possible near the shore.

From the observation deck beautiful views of Chang

From the observation deck beautiful views of Chang

We walk along the rope tracks of the Tree Park

We walk along the rope tracks of the Tree Park

We fly in ziplines between treetops

We fly in ziplines between treetops

We walk along the rope tracks of the Tree Park

We walk along the rope tracks of the Tree Park

Rest and seals in a cafe, eating ice cream

Rest and seals in a cafe, eating ice cream

Video

P.S. Photos without watermark Life-trip.ru, as well as the video belong to Igor and Katerina. All other photos from the trip, taken by me, you can see in the albums of social networks Vkontakte and Facebook, to whom that is more convenient :)

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