Thailand Adventure Overview

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Travel around Thailand and be immersed in the intoxicating culture.

Discover the riches of Thailand in this epic trip from north to south. On this adventure we take you from the bright lights and crazy sights of Bangkok city to the serenity of the rainforest, from atmospheric ruins to tropical sun-drenched islands like Samui, Tao and Pha-Ngan. If you're after the idyllic Thailand getaway with the perfect blend of northern adventure and southern relaxation, then this tour is definitely for you.

  • Experience an East-West culture clash in Bangkok
  • Enjoy a Thai cooking class in culture-rich Chiang Mai
  • Take to the waters of the legendary River Kwai in Kanchanaburi
  • Ride an elephant in Chiang Mai
  • Visit idyllic tropical islands Ko Samui, Ko Tao and Ko Pha-Ngan
  • Meet the locals on a hilltribe trek
  • Explore the Golden Triangle from Chiang Rai

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finish:

    Ko Samui, Thailand
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (10 nts), Hilltribe village (2 nts), Homestay (1 nt), Hotel (5 nts), Overnight sleeper train (3 nts), Rafthouse (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Bus, Ferry, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Sammlaw (cycle rickshaw), Songthaew, Speed boat, Tuk-Tuk, Van
  • Included activities:

    Ayuthaya - Historical ruins guided tour, Bangkok - Khlong boat (canal) tour, Bangkok - Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), Bangkok - Wat Pho temple, Chaing Rai - Opium Museum, Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep temple, Elephant ride, Hill-tribe - 3 day trek, Kanchanaburi - Baan Tham temple, Kanchanaburi - Erawan Water Falls, Kanchanaburi - Jeath War Museum, 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, Phuket - Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre & waterfalls

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    665kg pp per trip
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Day 1 Bangkok

Get acquainted with the Thai capital on a stroll down Khao San Road, the travel hub of Bangkok.

Days 2-4 Kanchanaburi/River Kwai

Depart Bangkok after a morning khlong tour. Cruise the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi, visit the Jeath War Museum and walk through Erawan National Park.

Day 5 Ayuthaya

Get a sense of Siam's former glory on a tour of the enchanting ruins of Ayuthaya.

Days 6-7 Chiang Mai

Travel to bohemian Chiang Mai. Shop for quirky elephant-printed mementos at the famous Night Bazaar or hone culinary skills at a Thai cooking class. Hail a songthaew to the temple complex of Doi Suthep for memorable views over Chiang Mai city.

Day 8 Doi Mae Salong/Elephant Camp

Explore the northern jungle on an elephant and enjoy a visit to the shadowy caves at Chiang Dao en route to the tranquil rural town of Doi Mae Salong.

Day 9 Homestay

Experience life in a remote Thai village on an overnight stay with Intrepid Travel's long-time friends. Visit the fascinating House of Opium for a deeper insight into the Golden Triangle's problematic past. In the evening, enjoy a khantohk dinner accompanied by a dance performance by local school kids.

Days 10-11 Hilltribe Trek

Pull on some hiking boots for a hilltribe trek and interact with the locals along the way.

Day 12 Chiang Rai

Stop by colourful Mae Sai on the way to the border junction between Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Spend the night in Chiang Rai, the bubbly little sister of Chiang Mai.

Day 13 Chiang Mai

Why not enjoy a traditional Thai massage before an overnight train to Bangkok.

Days 14-16 Bangkok

Search for a bargain at the massive weekend markets in Bangkok and pay a visit to impressive Wat Arun. Board an overnight train bound for Surat Thani.

Days 17-18 Ao Nang/Krabi (West Coast) / Ko Pha-Ngan (East Coast)

Kick back and relax on a boat trip to nearby pristine islands.

Days 19-20 Ko Tao (West Coast) / Ko Tao (East Coast)

Sail around spectacular limestone cliffs and chill out in remote bays.

Days 21-23 Phuket (West Coast) / Ko Samui (East Coast)

Visit the lush surrounds of Phuket and enjoy a final island fling.
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