Thai & Bali Adventure
Discover Thailand and Bali on this brilliant combo adventure!
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Group Size: Avg 16, max 22
Trip code: THBL
Duration: 37 days or longer
Explore two incredible Asian countries in one brilliant trip to Thailand and Bali! Enjoy our awesome 25 day Thai Adventure: Visit Bangkok and Chiang Mai, go hill trekking, have an elephant experience, visit Khao Sok National park, 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!
- 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 scuba dive on Koh Tao and party on Koh Phangan!
- See stunning temples, learn to surf, hand feed wild monkeys, take a boat tour, spot 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!
Discover two amazing Asian countries in one top tour on this Thailand & Bali adventure: Kick off with a 29 day adventure in Thailand and follow that with an unforgettable 12 days in beautiful Bali.
Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok. Touchdown in tropical Thailand! Meet your guide and the rest of your group and learn all about the incredible adventures we’ve got in store as well as Thailand’s culture and customs! Then head out to neon lit Khao San Road.
Day 2: Bangkok Tour. Start the day with a boat ride down the city’s canals. Glide past saffron-robed monks and vendors selling exotic delicacies. Stop at Wat Arun and Wat Pho to see the reclining Buddha. Tonight, cosy down on the sleeper bus to Chiang Mai.
Day 3: Chiang Mai to the Elephant Project. Wake up in Chiang Mai before transferring to an ethical elephant camp. You’ll help feed them before spending tonight in an authentic homestay. What an amazing day!
Day 4: Hill Trek. Spend the next couple of days hiking through spectacular scenery. We’ll walk through some epic landscapes today, stopping at a secret waterfall, and spending the night in an authentic hill tribe village where we’ll enjoy a jungle party and a meal under the stars.
Day 5: Hill Trek and Chiang Mai. We’ll continue our trek this morning before jumping on bamboo rafts and drifting down the river. You might get a wet bum but it’s all part of the fun! After, we’ll share a delicious lunch before transferring back to Chiang Mai.
Day 6: Chiang Mai Cookery Class. Today we’ll make traditional Thai dishes at a cooking class, before tucking into what we’ve made! This evening, go bargain-hunting at the famous Chiang Mai night market.
Day 7: Koh Phi Phi: Fly down south to the beautiful island of Koh Phi Phi. Phi Phi is renowned for being a party destination and you’ll be staying right in the heart of the action. Think dancing on the sand with cocktail buckets in hand!
Day 8: Phi Phi Viewpoint. Spend today chilling on the beach, snorkelling around the bay, and picking up a few souvenirs. This afternoon we’ll take a hike up to the best viewpoint to see the island’s Instagram-worthy twin bays from above before partying under the stars tonight.
Day 9: Phi Phi boat trip. Head out on the ocean today. We’ll stop at several snorkelling points, swim at Shark Point, meet the cheeky residents of Monkey Beach, and visit the legendary Maya Bay by boat. Tonight, go wild at the hostel's pool party – what happens in Phi Phi, stays in Phi Phi!
Day 10: Phi Phi to Krabi. Transfer to the mainland, where we’ll be staying in lively Ao Nang. We’ll tickle our taste buds tonight with a guided street-food crawl. Chow down on fresh-from-the-pan pad thai and chicken skewers, before stopping for some ice-cold drinks.
Day 11: Krabi & Bor Thor Mangrove Forests. Kayak through the wildlife-rich mangrove forests of Bor Thor this morning. Glide through the water, looking for monkeys and birds, before stopping at a cave where we’ll see 3,000-year-old paintings!
Day 12: Tiger Cave and Emerald Pool. Hop in our private van and head to Tiger Cave. Work up a sweat climbing the 1,260 steps to the top, and gaze in awe at the view. Next up, it’s the aptly named Emerald Pool, where you’ll have time to splash about before a traditional Thai lunch.
Day 13: Ao Nang to Khao Sok. Leave the beach behind for a couple of days with an early minibus transfer to Khao Sok, just outside Khao Sok National Park. We’ll spend the night in jungle-style accommodation and visit a local market filled with artisan handicrafts and delicious street food.
Day 14: Khao Sok National Park. Head inland to this unspoilt paradise filled with thick jungle and shimmering lakes and rivers. This afternoon, we’ll explore this spectacular area on long-tail boats before spending the night in an amazing floating bungalow on Cheow Lan Lake!
Day 15: Khao Sok to Koh Samui. Wake up with the sounds of the jungle as the sun rises over the lake. If you’re up early, why not take an early boat safari to see wild elephants and maybe the elusive sun bear? Later we’ll transfer to Koh Samui, where we’ll check into our hostel before going out out in Chaweng!
Day 16: Koh Samui beach clean. Enjoy a morning on Samui’s golden sands, before doing your bit to make the world a better place, as we join a beach clean to help preserve this beautiful, natural environment.
Day 17: Ang Thong boat trip. Spend a heavenly day sailing around one of the world’s most beautiful marine parks, kayaking, cooling off in the crystal-clear sea and drinking in the mind-blowing scenery.
Day 18: Koh Samui to Koh Phangan. Take the ferry to Phangan, the original home of the Full Moon Party, and check into our beachside resort in Baan Tai.
Day 19: Koh Phangan. Phangan is a beach lover’s heaven. Spend your day soaking up the sun and snorkelling, have a traditional Thai massage on the sands, or join an optional full day island road trip. After the sun’s gone down, dance on the sands until the sun comes up.
Day 20: Koh Phangan to Koh Tao. Hop across to dinky little Koh Tao. Tao is as beautiful as Phangan, but the vibe is much more mellow - as the Thais say ‘same, same but different’! Drop your stuff at the hostel and stroll down to the beach to explore.
Day 21: Koh Tao free day. It’s your last few days on the Thai islands, so soak it up! Take one of the island’s world-class diving courses, hike into the lush coastal jungles, or simply hang out on the lovely beach. After dark, hit the beachside bars for a few drinks with your mates.
Day 22: Koh Tao boat trip. Today we’ll take a brilliant boat trip that loops around the entire island, with stops at all the best snorkelling spots in the area as well as the no-filter-needed island of Koh Nang Yuan. Sail back after the most amazing adventure, ready for a night in the beach bars.
Day 23: Koh Tao to Bangkok. We’re leaving Koh Tao behind today and travelling back to our old friend, Bangkok. Sit back and relax as the ferry and bus speed you back to the city. Check into your hostel before throwing yourself into the mad streets for one last time.
Day 24: Bang Krachao. Step out of the chaos of the city streets today as we head to Bang Krachao, a calming oasis known as the lungs of Bangkok due to its greenery. Explore the ponds, lakes, and temples of this beautiful area by bicycle, stopping at a local café and kayaking.
Day 25: Trip end. It’s time to pack your bags, swap numbers and hug your new friends goodbye – your amazing Thai Adventure has come to an end. See you next time!
Moon Parties in Koh Phangan
Visit Koh Phangan at the right time and you can experience the legendary moon parties, like the Full Moon Party. Check out our guides and make sure they line up with your travel dates or speak to one of our expert travel advisors for help:
Day 1: Arrive in Denpasar, Bali. Arriving into Denpasar Airport you’ll be picked up and taken to your gorgeous guesthouse to meet the rest of your group.
Day 2: Temples & Sunsets. Start today with a short drive to a stunning ancient temple. Enjoy dinner before heading back to Canggu for some serious nightlife!
Day 3: Learn to Surf. Enjoy the day in 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 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: Although we try to run as many dates back to back, there may be independent travel time between the two trips. During this time accommodation is not included however we can advise you on arranging this.
All itineraries are for guidance only and are subject to change. This trip can be done the other way round if you wish: Bali first and Thailand afterwards.
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Most expensive: £1,067 December, 2023
You will need to arrange your flights to arrive in to Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand on day one of the Thai Adventure. If you land between 6am and 10pm our local team will be waiting for you with a 'Gap 360' sign. They will take you to your accommodation where you will be introduced to the rest of your group.
The Thai Adventure ends in Bangkok on your end date. You can depart any time. Return transfer from your hostel to the airport is not included but your guide will help you arrange this locally.
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 contact us for details.
Depending on the start dates there may be some time between the Thailand and Bali parts of your trip. If this is the case most travellers will travel to Bali and spend their independent time there. You can arrive in advance of the Bali Intro start date and still take up the inclusive transfer if you book extra night's accommodation through us. If you wish to arrive before the start date then please let us know this in advance.
On arrival in Bali an airport transfer is included and you will be picked up and taken to your accommodation. Your trip will finish in the town of Ubud and a return airport transfer is not included, but your guide can help arrange this for you. A transfer by minivan to Denpasar Airport takes around 1.5 hours. We recommend you do not book an onward flight out of Bali until around 1 p.m. at the earliest on the final day.
24 nights accommodation is included on your Thai Adventure. Most nights will be spent in hostels. Rooms are a combination of single-sex and mixed-sex dorms. We’ve hand-picked an incredible selection of hostel accommodation, perfect for young travellers looking for an upscale look and a sociable atmosphere. Rooms are dorm-style with a Thai-chic feel and all your creature comforts taken care of.
Accommodation at the elephant project is in simple huts in the grounds, so you’ll be sleeping right next to the elephants! Rooms are simple, but clean and comfortable with dorm-style beds and mosquito nets. On the overnight trek we’ll be staying in a rustic retreat and in Khao Sok National Park, we’ve got something really special lined up with a night in a ‘float-house’ – a Thai bungalow built on a raft! The facilities may be basic, but the setting is out of this world.
Please note: In some of the hotels along the way, you may be asked to pay a security deposit of £15 - £20. This is standard practice across Thailand. This is fully refundable on departure, as long as there’s no damage to your room.
There are 5 breakfasts, 10 lunches, and 7 dinners are included on this trip. You’ll have to buy the rest of your meals yourself.Thai food is generally very affordable and almost always extremely delicious, so it’s a great opportunity to get stuck into the local cuisine.
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 you may be required to book some extra nights’ accommodation in Kuta, Bali before the Bali Intro begins. Even if you arrive early you will still have an inclusive transfer and will be met at the airport and taken to your accommodation in Kuta. Any extra accommodation is at your own cost and is paid locally when you check in, but we can help you book this in advance of travel. Please speak to a travel advisor for further details.
11 nights’ accommodation is included. The accommodation is of a great standard, with incredible swimming pools, private bathrooms, air conditioning and hot water. 3 nights are spent in a hotel in Canggu, 2 nights are spent in a hostel with spectacular mountain views and a pool in Lovina, 3 nights are spent in a hotel on the idyllic island of Gili Trawangan and 3 nights are spent in a hotel in the town of Ubud.
2 of the nights will be in multi-share, mixed dorm accommodation, with rooms sleeping 4-7 people. The rest of the nights will be twin or double share. Free Wi-Fi is available in every location, and laundry services are available on all nights except 4 & 5.
10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner are included on this tour. Other meals on the trip are at your own cost. Dietary requirements can be catered for but please inform us of these at the time of booking.
This trip is available to travellers aged 18-35.
Without a visa, British nationals arriving by air can remain in the country for a maximum of 30 days. If you wish to extend your trip for more than 30 days then you will need to apply for a 60 day tourist visa before you depart the UK.
British visitors arriving in Bali (or anywhere in Indonesia) will be issued with a free visa on arrival, valid for a stay of up to 30 days. You must have a passport with at least 6 months validity from your arrival date.
If you wish to stay in Indonesia for longer than 30 days, you will no longer be able to extend your visa in-country, so you will need to apply for a 60 day tourist/social visa in advance of travel.
It’s your responsibility to obtain the necessary visas for your time away. Visa rules are subject to change without prior notice, so please do check visa requirements at the time of your trip.