Highlights of Thailand

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

4.9 out of 5 based on 45 reviews submitted.
ZAR  28,704
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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

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Bangkok, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 69 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 45 reviews submitted.
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Lisa · Traveled June 2024
Intrepid provided a wonderful vacation in a small group setting! I would highly recommend Intrepid and look forward to my next trip with them!
Review submitted 27 Jun 2024

Lisa · Traveled June 2024
This trip was amazing! We were taken care of so well, and we learned so much about Thai culture
Review submitted 22 Jun 2024

Anne · Traveled June 2024
As first time Intrepid travellers we did not know what to expect. This was a fantastic, fun and most enjoyable trip. Our guide, accomodation and excursions suited a wide age range and our travel companions will be friends from now on.
Review submitted 22 Jun 2024

Cameron · Traveled June 2024
Amazing way to see the highlights of Thailand and experience local culture in a short period of time. Our leader Damrong made the trip a memorable one through his enthusiasm, humour and passion. The highlights for me were the historic train ride in Kanchanaburi and the trip to the elephant sanctuary. Highly recommend this trip!
Review submitted 22 Jun 2024

Monica · Traveled April 2024
Naa is an excellent tour guide and a really kind, caring, and considerate person. She really made the trip safe and comfortable for everyone and our group appreciated her a lot. Her cooking school is fun and biking around Sukhothai was a fun experience. I appreciated that we went to an ethical elephant sanctuary and had the opportunity to be in close proximity with several elephants. We had a nice mix of cultural experiences and time for relaxation and exploration. Overall a very enjoyable experience.
Review submitted 24 Apr 2024
Highlights of Thailand
ZAR  28,704