A definitive tour through South East Asia's gem
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.
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 Hospital of the Friends of the Asian Elephant 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
Discover a true slice of paradise on an included sea kayaking trip through the stunning inlets, caves and hidden lagoons of the Ao Thalane mangrove forests
Get into the indulgent beach-loving life on the still untouched, chilled out island of Ko Yao Noi and, armed with a snorkel, explore the surrounding islands and waters on an included boat trip
This trip includes a night on an overnight train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and another one 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.
There is an included bicycle ride around Sukhothai Heritage Park on this trip. It’s a leisurely cycle though, and one of the best ways to see the park.
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!
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A single supplement is available on this trip, please contact your sales agent if you would like to book a single supplement. Please note the following days are excluded from the single supplement: Day 4 Homestay, Day 7 Overnight Train and Day 9 Overnight Train.
Our Classic Thailand West Coast (nov - apr) trips score an average of 4.87 out of 5 based on 15 reviews in the last year.
The homestay in the North was the highlight of the trip. Because this was a combo trip there is more time in Bangkok than necessary (IMO) so you don’t need to try to see it all in one day. The boat tours in the south were wonderful but remember to wear far more sunscreen than normal!
Review submitted 01 Apr 2018
Great itinerary. I feel like I really experienced all the different regions of Thailand. Tour was well put together and tour leader was amazing.
Review submitted 30 Mar 2018