Thailand Adventure West Coast (nov - apr) Overview

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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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
  • 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:

    Phuket, 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:

    Bus, Ferry, Longtail boat, Minibus, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Sammlaw (cycle rickshaw), Songthaew, Speed boat, Taxi, 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, Hill-tribe - 3 day trek, Kanchanaburi - Baan Tham temple, Kanchanaburi - Erawan Water Falls, Kanchanaburi - Jeath War Museum, Ko Yao Noi - Phang Nga Bay tour & snorkelling, Krabi - Phi Phi Island day trip, Phuket - Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre & waterfalls

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    711kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.

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Thailand Adventure 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.

Days 2-4 Kanchanaburi/River Kwai

Famed as the location of the Bridge on the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi is a beautiful town surrounded by verdant jungle, waterfalls and rivers.

Day 5 Ayutthaya

Once a glorious city with golden palaces and grand buildings, Ayuthaya was destroyed by the Burmese and is now a typical Thai town with impressive ruins.

Days 6-7 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.

Day 8 Doi Mae Salong

A relatively new village and part of Thailand's infamous 'Golden Triangle' area, Doi Mae Salong is a land of tea plantations, hilltribe villages and cherry blossoms.

Day 9 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 10-11 Hilltribe Trek

Meet the hilltribes of Northern Thailand while walking through lush, verdant jungle, enjoying the hospitality, cuisine and friendliness of the people who call this area of Thailand home.

Day 12 Chiang Rai

The charming city of Chiang Rai still has a small-town feel and is a lovely place to explore with a colourful night market and downtown area.

Day 13 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 14-16 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 17-18 Ao Nang/Krabi

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 19-20 Ko Tao

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 21-23 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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