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Highlights of Thailand

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

4.9 out of 5 based on 38 reviews submitted.
CAD $2,363
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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
Bangkok, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 68.71 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.


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9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners


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


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

  • 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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4.9 out of 5 based on 38 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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Donna · Traveled March 2024
Travelling from Bangkok through to Northern Thailand in air conditioned comfort. Thanks to tour guide Rabbit, we gained an insight into the cultural and religious aspects to Thai life, which prepared us well for temple visits and meeting Thai people during the variety of activities. Visiting the elephants, cycling and Thai cooking school were highlights, along with meeting and travelling with a diverse and multicultural group.
Review submitted 13 Mar 2024

Kim · Traveled March 2024
What a terrific tour! We did so much, learned so much and laughed a lot! Our guide, Rabbit, was funny, patient and kind - and helped create a very special chemistry amongst a diverse group of travellers. The 10 days went by so quickly, with just the right balance of activities and downtime. And the mix of activities ensured there was something for everyone, every day. Truly an unforgettable journey, with some unforgettable new friends!
Review submitted 15 Mar 2024

Natalie · Traveled February 2024
I would thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone looking to get to know more of Thailand. Our guide, Natthachai, was brilliant – informative, patient, kind and funny - he really made the trip and was the perfect guide throughout!
Review submitted 26 Feb 2024

Christopher · Traveled February 2024
The highlights of Thailand tour gave me the perfect taste of Thailand and left me eager to return. It was the perfect mix of culture, history and leisure. The food was delicious and the cultural performance evening by the Hmong Hilltop Tribe and the visit to the ChangChill Elephant Sanctuary were an absolute highlight! I look forward to exploring more of Asia as a result of joining this Intrepid tour!
Review submitted 11 Feb 2024

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
Highlights of Thailand
CAD $2,363