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
Phuket, Thailand
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
495kg 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 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 through 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 watching a bout of Thai boxing.
Ancient ruins and age-old temples dot the former capital of Sukhothai. Take in a memorable sunset over this iconic landscape.
Cycle through the remains of Old Sukhothai and stop for a picnic along the way. Then head to Lampang, the essence of a more sedate Thailand.
Ride an elephant through the forest at the Elephant Conservation Centre and experience domestic bliss on a homestay.
Travel to charming Chiang Mai and pay a relaxing visit to the nearby hot springs. Take an overnight train ride to Bangkok.
Discover Buddhist culture at Wat Arun before boarding a train bound for Surat Thani.
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 tour with a fruity cocktail on the beach.
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1 breakfast, 4 lunches, 1 dinner
Bus, Ferry, Longtail boat, Minibus, 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 Yao Noi - Phang Nga Bay tour & snorkelling
  • Krabi - Phi Phi Island day trip
  • Lampang - Elephant Conservation Centre
  • Lampang - Elephant ride
  • Phuket - Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre & waterfalls
  • Sukhothai - Historical park guided cycle tour & home-cooked picnic lunch


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