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 beaches on Koh Yao Noi, Ao Nang and Phuket. 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.
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Experience rural Thai life from a local's perspective with a homestay in a small village and a trek through scenic and enlightening hilltribe villages
Even the transport on this trip is an adventure – discover the joys of travelling on overnight sleeper trains, longtail boats, songthaew and raft houses
Visit the home of the infamous ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’, learn about its dark history and the construction of the railway during the war
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
Meet some furry friends and learn about the great work done at the Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre
This trip includes a night on an overnight train Auythaya to Chiang Mai 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.
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!
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
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1. A single supplement is available on this trip, please contact your sales agent if you would like to book a single supplement. The following days are excluded from the single supplement: Day 4 Rafthouse, Day 5 Overnight Train, Day 9 Homestay, Days 10 & 11 Trek, Days 13 & 16 Overnight Train
Our Thailand Adventure West Coast (Nov - Apr) trips score an average of 4 out of 5 based on 3 reviews in the last year.
I enjoyed the Northern portion better than the Southern portion of my 23-day tour. The South felt more touristy and without being taught local culture and history, I did not see the value in a tour operator there. I do feel the price should be lower for this tour given the lackluster accommodations and that most excursions and meals are not included and it is common knowledge that luxury is cheap in Thailand. That said, I'm glad I went and walk away with many, many memories and experiences I will cherish forever.
Review submitted 02 Feb 2018
Fantastic tour to get a great insight of Thailand. The North is very different to the South so I highly recommend doing both aspects. Be prepared for a full on trip though, if you like a steady pace this is not for you. Thailand is a beautiful country, well worth putting on your bucket list!!
Review submitted 22 Jan 2018