Thai & Bali Adventure

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Duration: 41 days

Trip code: THBL

Explore two incredible Asian countries in one brilliant trip to Thailand and Bali! Enjoy our awesome 4-week Thai Adventure: Visit Bangkok and Chiang Mai, go hill trekking, have an elephant experience, relax on Koh Samui & Koh Tao and party on Koh Phangan. Hop across to beautiful Bali for 12 days of fun and relaxation: See Kuta, visit ancient temples, laze on stunning beaches, learn to surf, go snorkelling, swim in waterfalls, feed wild monkeys, relax on tropical islands, see dolphins and turtles and party on the beach in this slice of paradise. Don’t miss this extraordinary Asian combo tour in Thailand and Bali!

Please note: This trip can be done the other way round if you wish: Bali first and Thailand afterwards.

Please note: If you are travelling from 15th March 2018 onwards, you will follow a new updated Thai Adventure itinerary. Please see the further trip information for more details.

Trip highlights

  • Make new friends on this awesome group tour in Asia: Experience Thailand’s cities and islands as well as Bali’s beautiful beaches in one exciting trip
  • Visit Bangkok and Chiang Mai, get up close to elephants, take a Thai cookery class and enjoy 2 days of wild adventure trekking in the hills of Northern Thailand
  • Visit the idyllic Thai Islands: Chill out on Koh Samui, relax or learn to dive on Koh Tao and party on Koh Phangan!
  • See stunning temples, party in Kuta, learn to surf, hand feed wild monkeys, take a boat tour, snorkel with wild dolphins and go off the beaten track in Bali
  • Spend two days on Bali’s idyllic Gili Islands and then head to Ubud for a visit to Monkey Forest, a sunrise Volcano trek and a traditional Balinese massage to end your Asian adventures!
Further trip information

Discover two amazing Asian countries in one top tour on this Thailand & Bali adventure: Kick off with a 4-week adventure in Thailand and follow that with an unforgettable 12 days in beautiful Bali.

4-week Thai Adventure

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. 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 3: Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Enjoy a final day in Bangkok and then sit back, relax and prepare for the next stage of your Thai adventure on an overnight private bus transfer to Chiang Mai.

Day 4: 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 5: 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 6 & 7: 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 7 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 8: Chiang Mai. Enjoy more time with the elephants in the morning before heading to Chiang Mai in the afternoon.

Day 9: 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 10: Return to Bangkok. Hop back on the bus to the bright lights of Bangkok. Arrive early evening. Head out and hit the town to enjoy Bangkok’s legendary nightlife!

Day 11: Bangkok to Koh Samui. Make the most of a fun, free day to explore amazing Bangkok before boarding an overnight bus to the Thai island of Koh Samui.

Day 12: Koh Samui. Arrive on the wonderful island of Koh Samui and get settled in to your accommodation.

Day 13: 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 14: Chill on Koh Samui. A free day to laze on the beach, recover from the night before(!), and reflect on the adventure so far. 

Day 15: 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 16-20: Koh Tao. Five days of beach break paradise, party time and snorkelling on the gorgeous shores of Thailand's pint-sized island, Koh Tao. Extra option to learn to scuba dive and gain a PADI qualification during your stay on Koh Tao.

Day 21-25: Koh Phangan. Laze your days away in a haze of sun, sea and sand, and take part in some amazing optional activities on this beautiful island. Live it up at a legendary Full, Black or Half Moon Party and stay in gorgeous beach-front accommodation!

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: We try our best to plan our start dates to coincide with a legendary Moon Party but this is not always possible. There is no guarantee that your trip will coincide with a party and Gap 360 cannot take responsibility if your trip dates do not coincide with a Moon Party. Please contact a travel advisor to check that your planned trip coincides with a party.

Day 26: Transfer to Koh Phi Phi. Head across Thailand to the iconic Koh Phi Phi, an island of stunning beaches and sparkling blue seas. Prepare for three days in this perfect paradise!

Day 27-28: Koh Phi Phi. Free time to enjoy everything this fantastic island has to offer. Opt to relax on the sand, snorkel in the sea or party on the beach.

Day 29: Koh Phi Phi. 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. Bring on Bali!

Please note: The cost of the flight from Thailand to Bali is not included and we advise that you book this local flight before you depart from the UK.

Please note: We try to run as many of our start dates back-to-back, so your Bali Intro can begin as soon as your Thai Adventure ends. On occasional start dates there may be days inbetween where you will need to arrange your own accommodation. Please speak to a travel advisor for further details. 

New Thai Adventure Itinerary

If you are travelling from 15th March 2018 onwards, you will follow an exciting new Thai Adventure itinerary.

Your trip will include a Bangkok bicycle tour, a Chiang Mai cookery class, an elephant experience, a 2-day hill trek, Krabi beach time, a Koh Phi Phi island boat trip and party time on Koh Phangan. You’ll also enjoy 4 days of volunteer experiences and adventure excursions on Koh Samui and 5 days of beach bliss on Koh Tao. The trip ends on Koh Tao on day 29.

You’ll also enjoy two included internal flights which will cut down the time you spend on the road and increase the time you spend exploring and relaxing!

For more information, please see the updated Thai Adventure information here.

12-day Bali Intro

Day 1: Arrive in Denpasar, Bali. Arriving into Denpasar Airport you’ll be picked up and taken to your gorgeous guesthouse in Kuta to meet the rest of your group.

Day 2: Beaches, Temples & Sunsets. Start today with a short drive to a stunning temple, set on a cliff edge in Uluwatu. Your next stop is the famous Padang Padang beach. Enjoy a sunset dinner before heading back to Kuta for some serious nightlife!

Day 3: Learn to Surf. Make tracks for the laid-back surfing spot of Canggu, famous for its volcanic sands. Learn how to surf in one of the world’s most exciting surfing destinations – awesome!

Day 4: Temples, Waterfalls & Rice Paddies. Stop off at two of Bali’s most amazing ancient temples before hand feeding wild monkeys. Stop to swim at an incredible waterfall, before arriving in the spectacular mountain surroundings of Lovina.

Day 5: Dolphins & Culture. Hop on board a traditional outrigger boat for some snorkelling and dolphin-spotting adventures. Visit a local homestay for some Balinese basket weaving and lunch with your hosts.

Day 6: Travel to the Gorgeous Gili Islands. A fast ferry takes you to the idyllic island of Gili Trawangan, a real slice of paradise. Enjoy some free time and then head out to make the most of the amazing island nightlife.

Day 7: Gili Island Bike Tour. Take a biking tour of this gem of an island, snapping photos of the breathtaking views and taking breaks to laze on white sand beaches.

Day 8: Snorkelling Boat Trip, Group Dinner & Party Night. Take a boat tour around all three gorgeous Gili Islands today. Tuck in to a delicious group dinner and then make the most of your last evening on the island and party in paradise!

Day 9: Travel on to Ubud. Jump on a ferry bound for Ubud.

Day 10: Monkey Forest. Visit Ubud’s most famous attraction, Monkey Forest, an incredible temple which is home to hundreds of mischievous wild monkeys. Enjoy Ubud and get out and about this evening with your newfound friends.

Day 11: Sunrise Volcano Trek & Massage. Head out early for an unforgettable sunrise Volcano trek, including a breakfast cooked using the natural heat from the Volcano. Hike back to Ubud, arriving mid morning and easing your muscles with an inclusive massage. The rest of the day is free.

Day 12: Trip Ends. Your amazing Asian adventure ends today in Ubud and it’s time to say goodbye to your new friends and head home. Your guide can help you arrange your travel back to Denpasar Airport (cost not included).

Please note: All itineraries are for guidance only and are subject to change.

Please note: This trip can be done the other way round if you wish: Bali first and Thailand afterwards.

Dates & booking
We try to run as many of our start dates back-to-back, so your Bali Intro can begin as soon as your Thai Adventure ends. On occasional start dates there may be days inbetween where you will have to arrange your own accommodation. Please contact a travel advisor for further details.

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