Highlights of Thailand

10 Days | An immersive adventure that ties together Thailand’s greatest hits

4.9 out of 5 based on 35 reviews submitted.
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Journey through the Land of Smiles, where spicy delicacies, majestic elephants, golden Buddhas, colourful hilltribe villages, and fantastic markets all come together. Thailand's stunning beauty and charming culture are always present on this 10-day small group adventure. Witness traditional hilltribe life in a Hmong village, support the rehabilitation of the endangered Asian elephant in Chiang Mai, cruise down Bangkok’s famous khlongs, step back in time in the ancient kingdom of Sukhothai and try your hand at creating some delectable Thai dishes. This is your chance to capture the adventure and timeless essence of Thailand.

Trip overview

Map of Highlights Of Thailand including Thailand
Start
Bangkok, Thailand
Finish
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Thailand
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TTKK
This trip generates 53.99 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
  • Experience an unforgettable day in the company of the giants of the jungle, Asian elephants, at a reserve that will teach you about conservation and animal protection in this region.
  • Take in some of Thailand’s most iconic sights, including the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Hellfire Pass in Kanchanaburi, and the Doi Suthep temple in Chiang Mai.
  • Whip up a culinary storm in Sukhothai, creating and tasting delicious traditional dishes at a cooking class with a local host.
  • Immerse yourself in an ancient culture with a night in the Hmong lodge, where you’ll be treated to a barbecue dinner and Hmong cultural show.
  • Uncover the ancient charms of Sukhothai on a leisurely bike tour through the ruin-filled Historical Park, followed by a delicious picnic lunch.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, EcoThailand Foundation. Donations help educate school children on important environmental issues like climate change, nature appreciation, conservation and sustainability.

Is this trip right for you?
  • There is an included bicycle ride around Sukhothai Heritage Park on this trip. It’s a leisurely cycle along quiet and flat roads, and one of the best ways to see the park.
  • Less time spent in a vehicle; more time to explore each destination. This trip has been carefully designed to give you the best experience of a region by reducing the number of one-night-only stops, giving you extra time in the places that matter. As a shorter trip that covers quite a lot of ground, there will be travelling every other day to the next destination. Please note travel times on the itinerary days carefully for travel estimates.

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Train, Private mini van, Longtail boat, Songtheaw, Bicycle

Accommodation

Hotel (3 nights), Lodge (1 night), Resort (5 nights)

Activities
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Bangkok - Khlong boat canal tour
  • Bangkok - Grand Palace
  • Kanchanaburi - Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum
  • Kanchanaburi - Historical train ride
  • Kanchanaburi - Erawan National Park & Falls
  • Ayutthaya - Historical Park
  • Phitsanulok - Wat Yai Phitsanulok
  • Sukhothai - Historical Park bike tour
  • Sukhothai - Thai cooking class
  • Sukhothai - Bike Tour Lunch
  • Hmong Hilltribe Lodge - Traditional meal & cultural performance
  • Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep Temple Complex (Entrance)
  • Chiang Mai - ChangChill Elephant Sanctuary
  • Chiang Mai - Coffee at Kaomai Estate 1955

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. Please note that some room configurations have two single beds, although a double bed will always be requested.

2. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included but we won't be able to provide this service when the 'Test & Go' scheme is valid. This will be switched to a complimentary departure transfer when the government still enforce this scheme. Please let your booking agent know your flight details no later than 14 days before the trip.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 35 reviews submitted.
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susan · Traveled January 2024
Highlights of Thailand was an excellent trip. Nai our guide was helpful, courteous and knowledgeable. I enjoyed learning all about the Thai culture seeing the temples and the natural beauty of Thailand.. I highly recommend this trip.
Review submitted 06 Feb 2024

Hanna · Traveled January 2024
I cannot put in words how much I enjoyed this trip. The main reasons are Nai, the greatest tour leader I ever had, and the group. We were all between end 20s and early 50s and everyone was just wonderful. People make the difference and beside of this beautiful country this was the best.
Review submitted 28 Jan 2024

Martin · Traveled January 2024
Well organised itinerary , varied and interesting and the entire experience significantly enhanced by my fellow travellers and the amazing Rit
Review submitted 14 Jan 2024

Melanie · Traveled December 2023
The Highlights of Thailand Tour with Intrepid was a wonderful way to experience Thai culture and history. We got to see many different locations in Northern Thailand, and our activities included visiting temples, hiking to waterfalls, taking a Thai cooking class, and observing elephants at a sanctuary. Our guide, Jinny, shared local information and experiences with us, giving us an in-depth look into Thai culture and everyday life. I would definitely consider another trip with Intrepid, especially because of their commitment to the environment and sustainability.
Review submitted 05 Jan 2024

George · Traveled December 2023
I have no hesitation in recommending a tour such as this to anyone who wishes to visit Thailand for the first time. We had many experiences, long boat along the river, Hillmong tribe, markets, elephant sanctuary, orchid farm, temples, a national park, River Kwae, war memorial museum. A great way to see and experience Thailand between Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
Review submitted 08 Jan 2024
Highlights of Thailand
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