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 Ko Samui, Ko Tao and Ko 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.

Bangkok, Thailand
Ko Samui, Thailand
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
711kg pp per trip


  • 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
  • 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


Get acquainted with the Thai capital on a stroll down the travellers’ hub of Khao San Road.
Depart Bangkok after a morning khlong tour. Cruise the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi, visit the Jeath War Museum and swim under a waterfall in Erawan National Park.
Get a sense of Siam's former glory on a guided tour of the enchanting ruins of Ayuthaya.
Travel to bohemian Chiang Mai. Shop for quirky mementos at the Night Bazaar or hone culinary skills at a cooking class.
Head through undulating green valleys lined with tea plantations to picturesque Doi Mae Salong. Go underground to explore a fascinating cave system.
Experience life in a remote Thai village on an overnight stay with Intrepid Travel's long-time friends. Visit the House of Opium for a deeper insight into the Golden Triangle's problematic past.
Pull on some hiking boots for a hilltribe trek and meet many interesting locals along the way.
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.
Why not enjoy a traditional Thai massage before an overnight train to Bangkok.
Search for a bargain at the massive weekend markets in Bangkok and pay a visit to impressive Wat Arun. Board an overnight train to Surat Thani.
Ko Pha-Ngan, the idyllic location of legendary Full Moon parties. The island is also famous for long, sandy beaches, sensational scenery and a laidback vibe.
Don a snorkel and mask to discover the colourful underwater world surrounding Ko Tao, Thailand's renowned diving island.
Travel across to Ko Samui and enjoy long white beaches, ancient temples and cooling waterfalls - but this time with the addition of a lively nightlife. Take a day tour to Thailand's largest national marine park, home to the beautiful Emerald Lake, or choose to head out on a sea-kayak trip. If that seems like too much hard work, just kick back with a cocktail on one of Ko Samui's beaches.
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Bus, Ferry, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Sammlaw (cycle rickshaw), Songthaew, Taxi, Van
Bungalow (2 nights), Guesthouse (6 nights), Hilltribe village (2 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (7 nights), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights), Rafthouse (1 night)
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
  • 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


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