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Group Size: Max 26
Trip code: THAN
Duration: 18 or 29 days
See the best of Thailand on this action-packed group adventure! Delve into the glittering city streets of Bangkok, enjoy unforgettable wildlife encounters at an elephant park, trek through the dramatic northern foothills, relax on gorgeous white sand beaches, have a mini-volunteer experience, and plunge into the neon-soaked nightlife of the southern Thai islands! This tour is ideal for first-time travellers and those who want to meet great new people while exploring a beautiful part of Southeast Asia.
Thai Adventure Itinerary
Choose from two options:
Day 1: Begin in the buzz of Bangkok. Touch down on Thailand’s tropical soil and be met by one of our trip guides who will transfer you to your guesthouse near Khao San Road. Meet your fellow travellers and enjoy your first night in Thailand!
Day 2: Explore Bangkok. Get to know the city streets on a Bangkok bicycle tour. Overnight bus or train to Chiang Mai.
Day 3: Chiang Mai and Cookery Class. Arrive early in Chiang Mai and spend the day relaxing or exploring. In the evening, you’ll learn to cook delicious Thai dishes in a cookery class and sample what you make!
Day 4: Meet the Elephants. Journey into the stunning Thai countryside and spend a day at an incredible elephant home. Feed and bathe the elephants and then spend the night in huts next to the herd – fall asleep to the soft sound of elephant snores!
Day 5 & 6: Hill Trek. Head to the foothills of northern Thailand for two days of wild adventure trekking in spectacular scenery – a must do experience! Possibility of bamboo rafting adventure. Spend the evening of day 6 back at the Elephant Home.
Please note: Your luggage will be looked after for you during the trek, so you only need to carry a small daypack.
Day 7: Chiang Mai. Enjoy more time with the elephants in the morning before heading to Chiang Mai in the afternoon.
Day 8: Chiang Mai. Enjoy some free time in Thailand's second-largest city and add in some more exciting optional activities, plus enjoy a guided tour of Chiang Mai's famous night markets and some lofty temples. Explore the famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar and snap up some bargain souvenirs!
Day 9: Return to Bangkok. Hop on a short flight back to the bright lights of Bangkok. Arrive early evening. Head out and hit the town to enjoy Bangkok’s legendary nightlife!
Day 10: Bangkok Guided Tour. Explore some incredible must-see sights on a Bangkok tour, starting with a long-tailed boat ride. After temple visits to Wat Po, Wat Arun and the stunning Grand Palace, round off the day with a night out partying on the legendary Khao San Road.
Day 11: Bangkok to Krabi. Fly down to the coastal paradise of Krabi. Enjoy sunset drinks on exquisite Railay Beach.
Day 12: Boat Trip around Railay Beach. Venture out onto the sparkling turquoise waters of Railay on an included boat trip. Discover atmospheric caves and beautiful islands.
Day 13: Transfer to Phi Phi. Head across to the iconic Koh Phi Phi, an island of stunning beaches and sparkling blue seas. Prepare for three days in this perfect paradise!
Day 14: Island Boat Trip. Enjoy a spectacular boat trip taking in the best parts of the island, including legendary Maya Bay. Tonight, hit up Phi Phi’s fantastic nightlife.
Day 15: Viewpoint Visit. After a relaxing morning, head up to a viewpoint that offers incredible views across the island.
Day 16: Transfer to Koh Phangan. Time to swap Koh Phi Phi for Koh Phangan. Transfer by boat, coach and boat again and prepare for 4 glorious days ahead.
Day 17-20: Koh Phangan Living/ 18-day Adventure ends. Enjoy a host of included activities, such as a traditional Thai massage, a visit to a secret beach and an island tour. Most trips also coincide with an epic Moon Party. The exact timing of the activities on these days will depend on when the Moon Party falls.
About the Parties
The Full Moon Party is what Koh Phangan is most famous for. Anywhere between 10,000 and 30,000 people gather at Haad Rin beach and dance to everything from trance to reggae until the sun rises the next morning. Entry costs approx. £2-3. The Black Moon Party hosts a night filled with the latest trance music from Thai and International residents, and guest DJs. Entry costs approx. £2-3. The Half Moon Party is a more alternative music party on Koh Phangan, with top quality music and a unique atmosphere. Top DJs play fantastic sets and the forest setting creates a buzzing, intimate vibe. Entry costs approx. £20-25. Please contact a travel advisor to find out which start dates coincide with which party!
Please Note: The 18-day Thai Adventure ends on the morning of day 18. Check out is at 11am. A return transfer is not included but is easy to arrange. Your guide will be on hand to help you organize onward travel. All 18-day trips will include the traditional Thai massage.
Day 21: Transfer to Koh Samui. Take a short ferry ride across to Koh Samui and check into your accommodation for the next four nights.
Day 22: Dam! Take part in a community dam building project and make a difference to the ecology in Koh Samui's beautiful inland forests. Enjoy Koh Samui's vibrant nightlife.
Day 23: Chill on Koh Samui. A free day to laze on the beach, recover from the night before(!), and reflect on the adventure so far.
Please note if a Moon Party falls when you are on Koh Samui it is very easy to get to the party location on Koh Phangnan. Most travellers usually go to the parties, and the guide is on hand to help you get there! The ferry transfer to and from Koh Phangnan is not included in the trip cost however tickets are normally around £5-10 each way. It is your responsibility to get to and from your accommodation to the Moon Party and tickets and entry to a Moon Party are not included as part of your Thai Adventure.
Day 24: Angthong National Marine Park. Head over to beautiful Angthong for a day of kayaking and swimming around green islands, white beaches and turquoise waters.
Please note that the visit to Angthong Marine Park is weather dependent; if the day trip is unable to go ahead an alternative activity will be arranged.
Day 25-28: Koh Tao. Four days of beach break paradise, party time and snorkelling on the gorgeous shores of Thailand's pint-sized island, Koh Tao.
Day 29: Tour Ends. It’s time to say goodbye to this incredible Thai Adventure. Check out at 11am. Return airport transfers are not included but are easy to arrange. Speak to us for transfer advice.
Optional Add-On: Learn to Dive on Koh Tao
Never been diving before? Koh Tao is the place to learn! Extend your time in Thailand and book our fantastic Learn to Dive programme! Combining a mixture of scuba theory lessons and 4 awesome open water dives you'll enjoy a whole host of aquatic adventures as you practice your new-found skill in the stunning oceans off Koh Tao. Find out more about our Learn to Dive Thailand Programme.
Why not combine your Thai Adventure with our brilliant Vietnam Adventure? For more information on this incredible combo programme please check out our Vietnam & Thailand Adventure.
Fancy extending your adventure? Why not explore more of Southeast Asia and join our Bali Intro tour? Discover beautiful beaches, lush forests and epic parties - you’ll even get up close to some cheeky monkeys in Monkey Forest! Alternatively, why not head down to Australia and earn some cash in the sun! Our Absolute Oz Jobs package sets you up with everything you need to find a great job Down Under!
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