Thailand Experience

20 days, Bangkok to Bangkok

Marvel at beautiful Buddhist temples, share smiles with villagers during a remote hillside trek, and dive into southern waters - this comprehensive 20-day tour gets you to the cultural heart of Thailand and its best beaches. After visiting temple ruins, head south for a week of island-hopping in search of great snorkelling and cold drinks on the best beaches. This trip is the perfect introduction to Thailand.

Marvel at beautiful Buddhist temples, share smiles with villagers during a remote hillside trek, and dive into southern waters - this comprehensive 20-day tour gets you to the cultural heart of Thailand and its best beaches. After visiting temple ruins, head south for a week of island-hopping in search of great snorkelling and cold drinks on the best beaches. This trip is the perfect introduction to Thailand.

20 days

Bangkok to Bangkok

From$2559 USD
Trip Code: ATTE

Marvel at beautiful Buddhist temples, share smiles with villagers during a remote hillside trek, and dive into southern waters - this comprehensive 20-day tour gets you to the cultural heart of Thailand and its best beaches. After visiting temple ruins, head south for a week of island-hopping in search of great snorkelling and cold drinks on the best beaches. This trip is the perfect introduction to Thailand.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

20 days

Bangkok to Bangkok

From$2559 USD
Trip Code: ATTE
Itinerary Notes

Please Note: Due to monsoon season on the west coast, we will run an alternate itinerary to islands on the east coast from the end of April through the end of October. See itinerary details below and take note of time of year you're travelling.

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Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Bangkok/Kanchanaburi

Enjoy a klong boat tour of Bangkok including a visit to Wat Po. Travel to Kanchanaburi and head to your floating rafthouse accommodation. Enjoy free time to explore.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 3Kanchanaburi

Enjoy a day of sightseeing at Erawan Falls and the Bridge on the River Kwai.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

Travel to Ayutthaya and visit the historical sites of the old capital city. Opt to visit Chan Kasem National Museum and Chao Sam Phraya Museum.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai

Spend a full day exploring Ayutthaya before boarding an overnight train to Chiang Mai.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6Chiang Mai

Arrive in Chiang Mai and explore the city. Visit Doi Suthep in the afternoon.

Day 7Chiang Mai/Ban Mae Chok

Depart from Chiang Mai and head for the remote villages of Northern Thailand.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8Ban Mae Chok/Ban Pa Khao Lam

Trek for 3-4 hours after breakfast through rice and vegetable fields. After lunch continue on for 1-2 more hours to a Karen tribe's village.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9Ban Pa Khao Lam/Ban Muang Kut

Board a bamboo raft for an leisurely ride along the Mae Tang River. Meet some local Lahu people before heading to the Shan village for lunch.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10Ban Muang Kut/Chiang Mai

After breakfast, leave the hilltribe villages behind and head back to Chiang Mai with free time in the afternoon to explore.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 11Chiang Mai/Bangkok

Enjoy another free day in Chiang Mai to experience more of this fun city before an overnight train to Bangkok.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12Bangkok

Head out and explore all you can in this sprawling city.

Day 13Bangkok/Ko Klang

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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 14Ko Klang/Krabi

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.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15Krabi

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

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 16Krabi/Railay Beach

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.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 17Railay Beach/Koh Lanta

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 18Koh Lanta

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 19Koh Lanta/Krabi

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 20Bangkok

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

Day 1Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Bangkok/Kanchanaburi

Enjoy a klong boat tour of Bangkok including a visit to Wat Po. Travel to Kanchanaburi and head to your floating rafthouse accommodation. Enjoy free time to explore.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 3Kanchanaburi

Enjoy a day of sightseeing at Erawan Falls and the Bridge on the River Kwai.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

Travel to Ayutthaya and visit the historical sites of the old capital city. Opt to visit Chan Kasem National Museum and Chao Sam Phraya Museum.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai

Spend a full day exploring Ayutthaya before boarding an overnight train to Chiang Mai.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6Chiang Mai

Arrive in Chiang Mai and explore the city. Visit Doi Suthep in the afternoon.

Day 7Chiang Mai/Ban Mae Chok

Depart from Chiang Mai and head for the remote villages of Northern Thailand.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8Ban Mae Chok/Ban Pa Khao Lam

Trek for 3-4 hours after breakfast through rice and vegetable fields. After lunch continue on for 1-2 more hours to a Karen tribe's village.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9Ban Pa Khao Lam/Ban Muang Kut

Board a bamboo raft for an leisurely ride along the Mae Tang River. Meet some local Lahu people before heading to the Shan village for lunch.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10Ban Muang Kut/Chiang Mai

After breakfast, leave the hilltribe villages behind and head back to Chiang Mai with free time in the afternoon to explore.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 11Chiang Mai/Bangkok

Enjoy another free day in Chiang Mai to experience more of this fun city before an overnight train to Bangkok.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12Bangkok

Head out and explore all you can in this sprawling city.

Day 13Bangkok/Ko Samui

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14Ko Samui

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15Ko Samui/Ko Pha Ngan

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.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 16Ko Pha Ngan

Enjoy free time to make the most of Koh Phangan.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 17Ko Pha Ngan/Ko Tao

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.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 18Ko Tao

Enjoy a free day on the island.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 19Ko Tao/Bangkok

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 20Bangkok

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

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What's Included

  • Both itineraries: Klong boat tour (Bangkok)
  • Wat Po entrance and guided tour
  • Doi Suthep temple entrance (Chiang Mai)
  • Hilltribe village trek (3 nts)
  • Temple ruins tour (Ayutthaya)
  • Floating rafthouse stay (Kanchanaburi)
  • River Kwai War Museum visit
  • Erawan Falls visit
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • West Coast: Koh Klang village tour
  • Snorkel trip
  • Local island homestay
  • Free time on spectacular beaches
  • East Coast: Snorkel trip
  • Free time on spectacular beaches

Accommodations

West Coast: Hotels/guesthouses (12 nts), rafthouse (1 nt), hilltribe village huts (2 nts, multi-share), sleeper trains (3 nts), homestay (1 nt). East Coast: Hotels/guesthouses (13 nts), rafthouse (1 nt), hilltribe village huts (2 nts, multi-share), sleeper trains (3 nts).

Meals

West Coast: 16 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners. East Coast: 16 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners. (Allow USD380-500 for meals not included.)

Transportation

Train, cycle-rickshaw, longtail boat, walking, minibus, songthaew, local bus, boat, plane.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

Thai Culinary Bundle (Samui/Krabi) - $70.00

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 - $190.00

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!

My Own Room - $749.00

If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

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