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.

Start
Bangkok, Thailand
Finish
Phuket, Thailand
Countries
Thailand
Themes
Explorer
Code
TTZEC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 Max 12
Carbon offset
708kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Experience local village life on a homestay
  • Learn about the Golden Triangle’s past
  • Discover beachside bliss in Krabi

Itinerary

Soak up the energy of Thailand's capital, Bangkok. Travel around the city in a tuk-tuk, stroll down Khao San Road and perhaps check out the lively bar scene. After all, Bangkok is Asia's very own city that never sleeps!
Swap bustling streets for shady waterways on a longtail boat cruise along Chao Phraya River. Gaze up at the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho. Hit the road to Kanchanaburi, home to the Bridge on the River Kwai. Discover the area’s tragic past at Jeath War Museum and swim beneath a seven-tiered waterfall in Erawan National Park. There's even a chance to kayak back to Kanchanaburi, via the infamous Death Railway Bridge.
Ayuthaya, the ancient capital of Siam, is home to many beautiful, intricately carved temples. Visit Wat Phra Mahathat and Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon with a local guide, before taking an overnight train to Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai boasts dozens of spas and yoga studios, plus a Night Bazaar packed with bargain buys. Maybe choose to hone culinary skills at a Thai cooking class before hailing a songthaew to the temple complex of Doi Suthep.
Head through undulating green valleys lined with tea plantations to picturesque Doi Mae Salong. Go underground to explore a fascinating cave system.
Experience village life on an overnight stay and, in the evening, enjoy a khantohk dinner and dance performance.
Hike through remote villages and learn about hilltribe cultures. Stay in simple huts and trek over lush rice terraces carved into the hills.
Explore Chiang Mai’s ‘little sister’ – Chiang Rai. While here, an evening boat cruise on the Mekong River is a great way to finish the day.
Why not enjoy a traditional Thai massage before taking an overnight train to Bangkok.
Back in the city, meander through the extensive Chatuchak Weekend Market or explore vibrant Chinatown. Perhaps mark the end of the tour by picking up some colourful handicrafts or souvenirs.
Fast-paced and fascinating, Bangkok's chaotic streets are a traveller's delight. Head out to Wat Arun to visit the 'Temple of the Dawn' and see its ornate Khmer-style tower. Then climb aboard a southbound overnight train.
Soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches of Krabi before taking a sea kayaking trip to the mangrove forest of Ao Thalane.
Sail around admiring Phang-Nga Bay's spectacular jagged cliffs and islands before pulling on a mask for more fantastic snorkelling. A tour of Ko Yao Noi provides a fascinating glimpse of daily life on a tropical island.
Take a refreshing dip in a waterfall en route to Phuket's Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre. There is so much to see and do on Thailand's largest island. Bungee jump, go deep-sea fishing, take in a cabaret show or kick back with a cocktail for a seaside sunset.
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Inclusions

Meals
8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport
Bus, Overnight sleeper train, Songthaew, Speed boat, Taxi, Van
Accommodation
Guesthouse (6 nights), Hilltribe village (2 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (5 nights), Overnight sleeper train (3 nights), Rafthouse (1 night), Resort (4 nights)
Included activities
  • Ayutthaya - Temple Ruins Guided Tour
  • Bangkok - Khlong boat (canal) tour
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho Temple
  • Chaing Rai - Opium Museum
  • Chiang Mai - Elephant Nature Park day trip
  • Hill-tribe - 3 day trek
  • Kanchanaburi - Baan Tham temple
  • Kanchanaburi - Erawan Falls
  • Kanchanaburi - War Cemetery and Museum (POW Cemetery)
  • Koh Yao Noi - Boat tour & snorkelling
  • 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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