Last Modified: 10 Oct 2013
Trip code: TTAP-O
Validity: 01 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2014
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Original, Comfort, Basix
- Original trips are classic Intrepid adventures. With a mix of included activities and free time, they offer plenty of opportunities to explore at your own pace and take part in activities that really get beneath the skin of a destination. While the occasional meal may be included, you'll have the freedom to seek out your own culinary adventures. Accommodation is generally budget or tourist class (2-3 star), but you're as likely to find yourself as a guest of a local family as staying in a hotel or camping. Transport will vary as well. Depending on the destination and the itinerary you could find yourself travelling on anything from a camel to a train or a private safari vehicle. It's all part of the adventure! Original travellers have a desire to make the most of their travel time and really get to know a place, its people and cultures.
- Comfort is your style of travel if you want the whole grassroots experience with more inclusions, meals and creature comforts. While accommodation is predominantly tourist class (3-4 star), on some itineraries there is the opportunity to stay with a local family, spend the night on a train or camp out in exotic places (without putting up your own tent of course). Along the way, you'll really experience the destination up close. You'll mingle with locals, enjoy a taste of their way of life and gain special insights from your leader. This is not luxury travel, but real world experiences - just with a softer landing!
- The best value journeys on the planet! On a Basix trip you can expect amazing experiences, but none of the inclusions that you may not want. Which means budget (1-2 star) accommodation, plenty of free time, activities that are optional and the freedom to choose meals to suit your budget. On some trips you may be camping and required to set up your own tent. You'll also have access to a group leader to offer advice and help you uncover the region's hidden gems. On a Basix journey, the way you travel is all a part of the adventure. Depending on the destination and the itinerary, you could find yourself travelling on anything from a donkey to a bus or a private safari vehicle. These trips are ideal for first-time travellers seeking fun and independence with the support of a group leader. They're also ideal for independent travellers looking to make the most of their travel time with minimum hassle and maximum experiences.
Expect some culture shock. You'll be exposed to signs of poverty and access to services may be sporadic. The food will be quite different to home and English speakers harder to find. Respecting the local culture will make it easier to fit in and really experience the location.
This trip will raise your heartbeat. Moderate physical activities are included and a good level of fitness is required.
Maximum of 12 travellers per group.
2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Please budget for additional meals and expenses while on your trip. Our suggestion is based on past traveller feedback but you may choose to spend more or less.
Your Bangkok Hotel
Joining point instructions
An airport arrival transfer is included in this trip. Please advise your flight details to your agent at least 2 weeks prior to trip departure. Please note if you do not advise your flight details two weeks prior you will not receive the arrival transfer. If you are arriving earlier you can only receive this transfer if booked in conjunction with Intrepid accommodation.
Upon arrival you will be met after exiting customs. Look for exit door 6 and our representative holding a sign with your name.
If you have any problems and cannot locate our representative please go to the ATTA Counter (Association of Thai Travel Agents) near exit door 6 and ask to call our transfer company on one of the following 24 hour numbers:
+66 (0) 81 658 2727 or
+66 (0) 81 566 9324
Normal check in time at the hotel is after 14:00.
Recommended & available pre/post trip accommodation:
New World City Lodge, 2 Samsen Rd, Banglamphu, Bangkok
Ph: +66 2281 5596
Viengtai Hotel, 42 Rambuttri Rd, Banglamphu, Bangkok
Ph:: +66 2280 5434
Nouvo City Hotel, 2, Samsen Rd, Banglumphu, Bangkok
Ph: +66 2282 7500
Your Bangkok Hotel
Finish point instructions
You will be dropped off at your centrally located Bangkok hotel.
Carbon Offset C02-e 92.00 kgs per pax.