A definitive tour through South East Asia's gem.

Combining the best of the north and south, this is the definitive Thailand tour. Travel from the clamour of the capital to the serenity of steamy rainforests, from atmospheric ruins to relaxed sun-drenched islands. Ride an elephant in Lampang, tour temples in Bangkok, bargain-hunt in lively Chiang Mai and then swim, snorkel or simply kick back on the divine beaches of the southern coast. This adventure is the perfect chance to visit the many attractions and treasures of Thailand.

Bangkok, Thailand
Ko Samui, Thailand
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 0
Group size
Min 1 Max 12
Carbon offset
471kg pp per trip


  • Explore the heaving streets of Bangkok
  • See the stunning ruins of Sukhothai
  • Feast upon scrumptious Thai cuisine
  • Stay with Intrepid's village friends in rural Thailand
  • Experience culture and adventure in chilled out Chiang Mai
  • Ride an elephant at the Elephant Conservation Centre near Lampang
  • Discover Buddhist relics in Bangkok city
  • Cruise to idyllic Thai islands
  • Chill out on perfect beaches
  • Experience the amazing Thai hospitality


Arrive in Thailand and travel down the vibrant streets of this modern metropolis. Things to do in Bangkok range from relaxing day spa visits, cruising cultural sights like the Grand Palace and sampling local delicacies in one of the many markets.
Ancient ruins and age-old temples dot the former capital of Sukhothai. There's time to wander the rice paddies for picture-postcard scenery or take in the sunset over the lush landscape.
Cycle through the remains of Old Sukhothai and stop for a picnic lunch along the way. In the afternoon, head to Lampang - the essence of sedate Thailand.
Ride an elephant through the forest at the Elephant Conservation Centre near Lampang and experience domestic Thai life at a homestay.
Travel onwards to charming Chiang Mai and bargain-hunt at the Night Bazaar or head to nearby hot springs for a revitalising soak. Enjoy an overnight train ride to Bangkok.
Discover Buddhist culture at Wat Arun before boarding a train bound for Surat Thani in south Thailand.Discover Buddhist culture at Wat Arun before boarding a train bound for Surat Thani in south Thailand.
There's a chance to enjoy a soothing traditional massage before taking a day tour to the islands of Phang-Nga Bay for some snorkelling.
Discover the sublime beaches and dense tropical jungle that makes Ko Yao Noi so majestic.
Meet the friendly, furry residents of Phuket's Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre and perhaps toast a magnificent Classic Thailand tour with a fruity cocktail on the beach.
View trip notes to read full itinerary


1 breakfast, 4 lunches, 1 dinner
Boat, Bus, Ferry, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Songthaew, Speed boat, Train, Tuk-Tuk
Guesthouse (8 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (4 nights), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Bangkok - Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
  • Chiang Mai - Hot springs
  • Ko Samui - Ang Thong Marine Park tour
  • Ko Tao - Day tour & snorkelling
  • Ko Yao Noi - Phang Nga Bay tour & snorkelling
  • Krabi - Phi Phi Island day trip
  • Lampang - Elephant ride
  • Phuket - Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre & waterfalls
  • Sukhothai - Historical park guided cycle tour & home-cooked picnic lunch
  • Sukhothai - Historical park guided tour


There are currently no departures for this trip.

{{departure_day.departure_date | date:'EEE d MMMM yyyy'}} {{departure_day.arrival_date | date:'EEE d MMMM yyyy'}}

Style: {{departure.style}}

Boat/Ship: {{departure.vehicle_name}}
On sale Hot deal Departure guaranteed On request
{{product.currency_code}} {{room.base_price | noFractionCurrency:product.currency_symbol}}
{{product.currency_code}} {{room.discount_price | noFractionCurrency:product.currency_symbol}}
Fully booked Bookings closed

Total price per person {{room.room_type | lowercase}}
Includes {{departure.kitty_currency_code}} {{departure.kitty | noFractionCurrency:departure.kitty_currency_symbol}} kitty
Includes {{extra.extras_code}} {{extra.extras_symbol}}{{extra.extras_value}} in local payments Single supplement available from {{product.currency_code}} {{departure.single_supp | noFractionCurrency:product.currency_symbol}}

Contact us to arrange an alternative departure for you

Book {{departure.places_left}} spaces left! space left!

Trip notes

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Your trip notes provide a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what’s included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

View trip notes


Our Classic Thailand trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews in the last year.

Classic Thailand East Coast (May - Oct) , July 2015