Classic Thailand Overview

Visit long-time friends of Intrepid and some of the most amazing sights in Thailand on this classic adventure tour from Bangkok to the beach.

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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.

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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finish:

    Ko Samui, Thailand
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Meals:

    1 breakfast, 4 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (8 nts), Homestay (1 nt), Hotel (4 nts), Overnight sleeper train (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Bus, Ferry, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Songthaew, Speed boat, Train, Tuk-Tuk
  • 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

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    471kg pp per trip
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Classic Thailand Summary

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Day 1 Bangkok

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.

Day 2 Sukhothai

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.

Day 3 Lampang

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.

Day 4 Homestay

Ride an elephant through the forest at the Elephant Conservation Centre near Lampang and experience domestic Thai life at a homestay.

Days 5-7 Chiang Mai

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.

Days 8-9 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.

Days 10-11 Ao Nang/Krabi (West Coast) / Ko Pha-Ngan (East Coast)

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.

Days 12-13 Ko Yao Noi (West Coast) / Ko Tao (East Coast)

Discover the sublime beaches and dense tropical jungle that makes Ko Yao Noi so majestic.

Days 14-16 Phuket (West Coast) / Ko Samui (East Coast)

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.
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