Classic Thailand West Coast (Nov - Apr)

16 Days | A definitive tour through South East Asia's gem

4.9 out of 5 based on 8 reviews submitted.
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Combining the best of the north and south, this is the definitive Thailand tour. Travel from the clamour of the capital to the serenity of steamy rainforests; from atmospheric ruins to relaxed sun-drenched islands. Tour temples in Bangkok, bargain-hunt in lively Chiang Mai and then swim, snorkel or simply kick back on the divine beaches of the southern coast. This adventure is the perfect chance to visit the many attractions and treasures of Thailand.

Trip overview

Map of Classic Thailand West Coast (Nov - Apr) including Thailand
Start
Bangkok, Thailand
Finish
Phuket, Thailand
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Thailand
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TTZBC
This trip generates 48.01 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Work up an appetite with a leisurely cycle through the ancient Buddhas and ruined temples of Heritage-listed Sukothai Park, then feast on a home-cooked picnic lunch
  • Experience daily rural life firsthand when staying with long-time Intrepid friends in a small Thai village
  • Support an important animal welfare initiative and get close to incredible creatures at the Chang Chill Elephant Park and the Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre
  • Pick up some impressive new culinary skills and taste delicious local dishes in a Thai cooking class
  • Travel like the locals do on an overnight sleeper train, the best way to travel long distances, meet locals and maximise time at destinations
  • Ease into the beach-loving lifestyle and enjoy various sea activities of snorkeling and kayaking to explore the amazing limestone cliff and caves, colorful coral reefs and mangrove forests.
  • Get deep in the community vibes of Baan Nai Nang village by spending time with the locals, enjoying a hearty home-cooked lunch and learn about their organic fruit orchids.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip includes a night on an overnight train from Bangkok to Surat Thani. Accommodation is simple but comfortable – soft sleeper class multishare compartments with air-conditioning and bunk beds, with sheets and a pillow provided. Overnight trains are a real Intrepid experience and one of the best ways to come face-to-face with the country and its people.
  • There is a night at a homestay on this trip, a wonderful opportunity to witness everyday Thai life. Facilities are basic and multishare, with fold-out mattresses on the floor and shared bathrooms. The rewards of such an authentic local experience are immeasurable.
  • This trip includes free time for flexibility and space for making your own discoveries. There are lots of recommended optional activities if you wish, or just time to soak up the sun and kick back on the countless beautiful beaches.
  • Experience travel in a variety of different ways, using private mini vans and local transport like overnight sleeper trains, longtail boats, speed boats, and even kayaks!

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

Map of Classic Thailand West Coast (Nov - Apr) including Thailand

Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Overnight sleeper train, Speed boat, Private minivan, Taxi, Longtail boat, Songtheaw, Bicycle, Public Bus, Plane

Accommodation

Homestay (1 night), Overnight sleeper train (1 nights), Resort (6 nights), Hotel (7 nights)

Activities
  • Sukhothai - Night Market
  • Sukhothai - Historical Park bike tour
  • Sukhothai - Home-cooked picnic lunch
  • Village Homestay - Cultural performance
  • Village Homestay - Khantok dinner
  • Village Homestay - Home-Cooked Lunch
  • Village Homestay - Cycling tour
  • Chiang Mai - Thai Cooking Class
  • Chiang Mai - Lunch at Chuan Chom vocational training center
  • Chiang Mai - ChangChill Elephant Sanctuary
  • Bangkok - Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
  • Ao Nang – Baan Na Teen village community experience and home-cooked dinner
  • Ao Nang - Four Islands Snorkelling Tour
  • Baan Nai Nang CBT village - village walk
  • Khao Ka Rot - sea kayaking
  • Ao Makham Beach - home cooked lunch & Mulberry leaf tea tasting
  • Phuket - Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation
  • Khao Lak – Lampi Waterfalls
  • Khao Lak – Tsunami Memorial Park
Add on activities
  • Bangkok - Grand Palace - THB500
  • Bangkok - Thai Massage - THB250
  • Bangkok - Tuk Tuk Experience Urban Adventure - THB2500
  • Chiang Mai - Night Market - Free
  • Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep Temple Complex (Entrance) - THB50
  • Bangkok - Temple & River of Kings Urban Adventure - THB2900
  • Bangkok - Chinatown Sights and Bites Urban Adventure - THB1960
  • Bangkok - National Museum - THB200
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho - THB300
  • Bangkok - Jim Thompson's House - THB200
  • Ao Nang - Longtail Boat Taxi to Railay Beach - THB100
  • Krabi - Cycling Trip including waterfall visit - THB3000
  • Ao Nang - Thai Massage - THB300
  • Ao Nang - Rock Climbing - THB1800
  • Ao Nang - Scuba Diving (3 dives) - THB4000
  • Ao Nang - Thai Cooking Class - THB1300
  • Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park & Ton Chong Fa WaterFall - THB200
  • Khao Lak - Pa-Kin-Na-Ka Thai Cooking Class - THB2000
  • Phuket - Phi Phi & Khai Nok Island Day Trip - THB3500
  • Phuket - Elephant Sanctuary - THB3500

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is bookable for this trip, excluding Day 4&9. Please speak to your agent for further information. Please note that some room configurations have two single beds, although a double bed will always be requested.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 8 reviews submitted.
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Paulina · Traveled January 2024
grateful for Nok and happy to make this trip.
Review submitted 15 Jan 2024

Sylvie · Traveled November 2023
Excellent trip, stunning locations. Intrepid has everything organized for you. Ben was an excellent tour guide, she was amazing!
Review submitted 09 Dec 2023

Lauren · Traveled November 2023
The 16 day trip was phenomenal as it had the best of both worlds: culture in the north, beaches in the south. Attending during the Loy Krathong festival greatly added to the enjoyment in Chiang Mai. Our guide Ben was an absolute treasure and we were lucky to travel with her!
Review submitted 11 Dec 2023

Ellen · Traveled December 2022
Our guide was so fantastic & the variety on this trip helped to create a well rounded experience! Go to Thailand!
Review submitted 14 Jan 2023

Krishan · Traveled December 2022
This tour was such a great experience and was made even better thanks to our amazing tour guide Rabbit! The genuine care given around the clock helped ensure that the trip was more then comfortable at all times. Also the invaluable memories and knowledge gained from this trip will forever be cherished. Wonderful tour
Review submitted 17 Jan 2023
Classic Thailand West Coast (Nov - Apr)
From
AUD $3,790