Classic Thailand West Coast (nov - apr) 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 southern beaches.

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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
  • Experience the amazing Thai hospitality
  • Explore the heaving streets of Bangkok
  • 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:

    Phuket, Thailand
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    1 breakfast, 4 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

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

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

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    495kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on this trip.

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Classic Thailand West Coast (nov - apr) Summary

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Day 1 Bangkok

Loud, bright, chaotic and delightful, Bangkok is a city of modern excesses intermingled with simple traditions, all wrapped up in the famous smiles of the locals.

Day 2 Sukhothai

With some of the most impressive ruins in Thailand, Sukhothai is a friendly town with a wealth of fabulous sights to see.

Day 3 Lampang

Lampang is a northern Thai city with interesting temples and great bars - and where the horse and cart is still used for transport, mainly for tourists though.

Day 4 Homestay

An experience like no other, spend the night with a welcoming Thai family, learning about their lives and traditions before sharing a delicious dinner.

Days 5-7 Chiang Mai

Awash with stunning temples, fabulous markets and a lively city centre, charming Chiang Mai is rich in culture and the gateway to the northern hilltribes.

Days 8-9 Bangkok

Bangkok is more than just colourful city streets, khlongs (canals) weave their way through suburbs, forest parks green up the city and Buddhist temples help bring serenity.

Days 10-11 Ao Nang

A lively beachside town in Krabi Province, Ao Nang has a main street with restaurants, shops and bars, and is close to many idyllic islands.

Days 12-13 Ko Yao Noi

With few tourists and simple infrastructure, Ko Yao Noi is a beautiful, relatively untouched island with gorgeous beaches, great local food and a peaceful atmosphere.

Days 14-16 Phuket

Thailand's largest and most well-known island, Phuket has some excellent beaches and a huge array of restaurants, hotels, bars and shopping to choose from.
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