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. 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 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
492kg pp per trip


  • Explore the colourful 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 in chilled out Chiang Mai
  • Discover Buddhist relics in Bangkok city
  • Cruise to idyllic Thai islands
  • Chill out on perfect beaches
  • Experience the amazing Thai hospitality


Check out the city from the back of a tuk-tuk or wander through the peaceful environs of Lumpini Park.
Discover the ancient ruins of Old Sukhothai.
Stay overnight in a rural home and enjoy a feast with a Thai family.
Visit the Friends of the Asian Elephant hospital, then choose to ride a bike to ancient temples or enjoy a delicious Thai cooking class.
Loathe them or love them, jump in a tuk-tuk to discover Bangkok’s secret hidden corners. Choose to head to a bustling market or send tastebuds tingling with a tom yum kung soup.
Bliss out by day and party all night on Thailand’s most famous beach.
Soak up the best of beach life and dive into the azure waters of Ko Tao.
Indulge in a Thai massage, hit up Hin Ta Yai Market to buy some locally made souvenirs or dine on traditional, spicy southern food. Otherwise, get active in the water and go snorkelling, kayaking or fishing.
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9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 1 dinner
Bus, Ferry, Minibus, Overnight sleeper train, Public bus, Songthaew, Taxi
Bungalow (2 nights), Guesthouse (2 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (6 nights), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights), Resort (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Chiang Mai - Baan Thai Cookery School half-day course OR Half-day cycling
  • Ko Samui - Ang Thong Marine Park tour
  • Ko Tao - Day tour & snorkelling
  • Lampang - Friends of the Asian Elephant
  • Sukhothai - Historical park guided cycle tour & home-cooked picnic lunch


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Important notes

A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for further information.

Trip notes

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