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18 days,Bangkok to Bangkok
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Explore Buddhist temples and palaces, relax on a stunning beach, snorkel through crystal-clear waters, savour a home-cooked khantoke-style meal at a local home in Chiang Mai

Get the best of Thailand's culture, sacred sites and beaches on this 18-day adventure. Explore the north’s Golden Triangle and cycle the streets of ancient Sukhothai before heading south for peaceful island beaches. You'll explore the perfect islands and swim in the incredible waters. This trip offers the classic Thai experience—a great combination of must-see highlights and free time to do your own thing.

What's Included

  • Both itineraries: Klong boat tour (Bangkok)
  • Wat Po entrance and guide
  • Bicycle trip around historical Sukhothai (half-day)
  • Opium Museum entrance (Chiang Rai)
  • Elephant Conservation Centre visit
  • Doi Suthep temple entrance (Chiang Mai)
  • Local khantoke-style meal in Chiang Mai
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • West Coast: Koh Klang village tour
  • Local island homestay
  • Free time on spectacular beaches
  • East Coast: Snorkel trip
  • Free time on spectacular beaches
  • West Coast: 15 breakfasts, 2 dinners. East Coast: 15 breakfasts, 1 dinner. (Allow USD325-425 for meals not included.)
  • Train, public bus, walking, songthaew, bicycle, longtail boat, plane.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO), local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12
  • West Coast: Hotels/guesthouses (14 nts), sleeper trains (2 nts), homestay (1 nt). East Coast: Hotels/guesthouses (15 nts), sleeper trains (2 nts)

Add to Your Experience

Thai Culinary Bundle (Samui/Krabi)

Learn to prepare Thai cuisine in the Lanna way at the Baan Hongnual Cookery School in Chiang Mai and In tropical Koh Samui you learn to make Southern Thai specialities. You're going to love returning home and preparing authentic Thai dishes for your friends and family!

Northern Thai Adventure Bundle

Near Bangkok, zipline through Thai jungle, then cycle past temples and meet locals in Northern Thailand. The Northern Thai Adventure Bundle definitely add to your experience in Thailand!

Itinerary Notes

This trip has seasonal itineraries due to monsoon season on the west coast. Please note the correct itinerary for the departure you're travelling on.

Itinerary

May 1 - Oct 31

Day 1Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Bangkok/Sukhothai(1B)

Take a guided longboat tour of Bangkok's klongs and Wat Po before travelling to Sukhothai.

Day 3Sukhothai(1B)

Take a half-day guided bike tour of Sukhothai Historical Park and explore the area with some free time.

Day 4Sukhothai/Lampang(1B)

Arrive at Lampang in the afternoon, in time for an optional traditional horse cart ride through town.

Day 5Lampang/Chiang Saen(1B)

Visit the Elephant Conservation Centre before continuing on to the Golden Triangle.

Day 6Chiang Saen(1B)

Visit the town of Mai Sai and the Opium Museum.

Day 7Chiang Saen/Chiang Mai(1B)

Travel to Chiang Mai and take a guided tour of Doi Suthep temple.

Day 8Chiang Mai(1B, 1D)

Enjoy free time to explore Chiang Mai. Opt for a cooking class, bicycle tour, a visit the Mae Sa waterfall, shopping at the night market, or getting a traditional Thai massage. Enjoy a home-cooked meal with a local family, khantoke-style, in a village outside Chiang Mai.

Day 9Chiang Mai/Bangkok(1B)

Explore more of Chiang Mai before taking an overnight train to Bangkok.

Day 10Bangkok

Enjoy a free day to explore Bangkok.

Day 11Bangkok/Ko Samui(1B)

Catch a flight to the tropical island of Koh Samui. Relax on the beach or visit the bustling little town.

Day 12Ko Samui(1B)

Relax on the beach or visit the bustling little town. Opt for a snorkelling trip in Ang Thong Marine Park.

Day 13Ko Samui/Ko Pha Ngan(1B)

Take a ferry to nearby Koh Pha Ngan, with time to explore the island's waterfalls, swim in lagoons, hike, or relax. If it's the right time, opt to take part in the island's famous Full Moon Party.

Day 14Ko Pha Ngan(1B)

Enjoy free time to make the most of Koh Phangan.

Day 15Ko Pha Ngan/Ko Tao(1B)

Travel by ferry to Koh Tao, a haven for scuba diving and snorkelling. Enjoy an included snorkelling trip from Koh Tao through Koh Nang Yuan. Relax at one of the many beach bars in the evening.

Day 16Ko Tao(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a free day on the island.

Day 17Ko Tao/Bangkok(1B)

Head back to the mainland by ferry before an overnight train back to Bangkok.

Day 18Bangkok

Arrive at Bangkok station in the morning. Trip ends on arrival. Onward travel can be booked after 16:00.

Nov 1 - Apr 30

Day 1Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Bangkok/Sukhothai(1B)

Take a guided longboat tour of Bangkok's klongs and Wat Po before travelling to Sukhothai.

Day 3Sukhothai(1B)

Take a half-day guided bike tour of Sukhothai Historical Park and explore the area with some free time.

Day 4Sukhothai/Lampang(1B)

Arrive at Lampang in the afternoon, in time for an optional traditional horse cart ride through town.

Day 5Lampang/Chiang Saen(1B)

Visit the Elephant Conservation Centre before continuing on to the Golden Triangle.

Day 6Chiang Saen(1B)

Visit the town of Mai Sai and the Opium Museum.

Day 7Chiang Saen/Chiang Mai(1B)

Travel to Chiang Mai and take a guided tour of Doi Suthep temple.

Day 8Chiang Mai(1B, 1D)

Enjoy free time to explore Chiang Mai. Opt for a cooking class, bicycle tour, a visit the Mae Sa waterfall, shopping at the night market, or getting a traditional Thai massage. Enjoy a home-cooked meal with a local family, khantoke-style, in a village outside Chiang Mai.

Day 9Chiang Mai/Bangkok(1B)

Explore more of Chiang Mai before taking an overnight train to Bangkok.

Day 10Bangkok

Enjoy a free day in Bangkok.

Day 11Bangkok/Ko Klang(1B, 1D)

After a short flight to Krabi, head to a homestay on Koh Klang. Visit a local government-supported project to help build local communities, then relax and soak in the southern Thai culture.

Day 12Ko Klang/Krabi(1B)

Travel by private boat to Ao Nang beach. From here, opt to sunbathe, kayak, snorkel, or dive. In the evening, enjoy the bars and restaurants in the area.

Day 13Krabi(1B, 1L)

Spend the day in Krabi, exploring all the area has to offer.

Day 14Krabi/Railay Beach(1B)

Stay one night in a guesthouse on Railay Beach. This area boasts plenty of activities such as sea kayaking, diving, snorkelling, jungle trekking, cooking, whitewater rafting and quad biking. Feel free to lounge on the beach, too.

Day 15Railay Beach/Koh Lanta(1B)

Travel to Koh Lanta. Enjoy two days on one of the more tranquil beaches in the area. Opt to relax, snorkel or explore.

Day 16Koh Lanta(1B)

Spend the day on Koh Lanta. Opt for a day trip to nearby to Koh Rok.

Day 17Koh Lanta/Krabi(1B)

After a lazy beach morning, transfer to the train station for an overnight train to Bangkok.

Day 18Bangkok

Arrive at Bangkok station in the morning. Trip ends on arrival. Onward travel can be booked after 15:00.

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