Thailand Adventure East Coast (May - Oct) Itinerary

Embark on a memorable journey from bustling Bangkok to tropical Phuket. Visit Thailand's famous holiday islands and fascinating historical attractions.

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Day 1 Bangkok

Get acquainted with the Thai capital on a stroll down the travellers’ hub of Khao San Road.
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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 swim under a waterfall in Erawan National Park.
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Day 5 Ayutthaya

Get a sense of Siam's former glory on a guided tour of the enchanting ruins of Ayuthaya.
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Days 6-7 Chiang Mai

Travel to bohemian Chiang Mai. Shop for quirky mementos at the Night Bazaar or hone culinary skills at a cooking class.
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Day 8 Doi Mae Salong

Head through undulating green valleys lined with tea plantations to picturesque Doi Mae Salong. Go underground to explore a fascinating cave system.
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Day 9 Homestay

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.
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Days 10-11 Hilltribe Trek

Pull on some hiking boots for a hilltribe trek and meet many interesting locals along the way.
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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.
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Day 13 Chiang Mai

Why not enjoy a traditional Thai massage before an overnight train to Bangkok.
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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 to Surat Thani.
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Days 17-18 Ko Pha-Ngan

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.
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Days 19-20 Ko Tao

Don a snorkel and mask to discover the colourful underwater world surrounding Ko Tao, Thailand's renowned diving island.
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Days 21-23 Ko Samui

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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