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.

Bangkok, Thailand
Phuket, 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 Khao San Road, the travel hub of Bangkok.
Depart Bangkok after a morning khlong tour. Cruise the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi, visit the Jeath War Museum and walk through Erawan National Park.
Get a sense of Siam's former glory on a tour of the enchanting ruins of Ayuthaya.
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.
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.
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.
Pull on some hiking boots for a hilltribe trek and interact with the 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 bound for Surat Thani.
Kick back and relax on a boat trip to nearby pristine islands.
Sail around spectacular limestone cliffs and chill out in remote bays.
Visit the lush surrounds of Phuket and enjoy a final island fling.
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4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
Bus, Ferry, Longtail boat, Minibus, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Sammlaw (cycle rickshaw), Songthaew, Speed boat, Taxi, Tuk-Tuk, Van
Guesthouse (10 nights), Hilltribe village (2 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (5 nights), Overnight sleeper train (3 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 Yao Noi - Phang Nga Bay tour & snorkelling
  • Krabi - Phi Phi Island day trip
  • Phuket - Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre & waterfalls


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Important notes

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

Trip notes

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