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Thai & Bali Intro

An unforgettable intro to Thailand and Bali

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Group Size: Avg 16-22

Trip code: THTB

Duration: 21 days or longer

Combo of the Thai Intro & Bali Intro
Guided group tour for 21 days or more
Loads of activities included

Enjoy beach relaxation, adrenaline pumping adventures, and unforgettable wildlife experiences in beautiful Thailand and Bali! Begin in bustling Bangkok and head south through Thailand. Explore lush forests and serene lakes in Khao Sok National Park, and snorkel in the sparkling seas of Koh Phangan! Then jet across to Bali to continue the adventure! Swim in waterfalls, learn to surf, feed wild monkeys, cycle around the Gili islands, spot wild dolphins and get an authentic cultural experience at a local homestay – all in the spectacular sun-soaked scenery of Bali! 

Trip highlights

  • Combine two Southeast Asian tours in one awesome travel package!
  • Discover Thailand's bustling cities and serene natural landscapes
  • Hit the beach in Thai party paradise Koh Phangan!
  • Learn to surf on beautiful waves in Bali
  • Trek a Balinese volcano and watch the sun rise!
What's included

Thai Intro

  • Access to a buddy list before you travel
  • 8 nights’ accommodation
  • 1 breakfast, 3 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Airport pickup
  • Overnight train
  • Local transport
  • River boat ride in Bangkok
  • Temple visits
  • Bangkok Tuk Tuk discovery ride
  • Traditional Thai cooking class
  • Party night in Bangkok
  • Overnight stay on floating bungalows in Khao Sok National Park
  • Sea kayaking in Khao Sok National Park
  • Monkey spotting in Khao Sok
  • Tubing in Khao Sok
  • Stay in a beautiful beach resort on Koh Phangan
  • Boat trip to island beaches
  • Muay Thai Boxing or Yoga session
  • Thai massage
  • Farewell dinner on Koh Phangan
  • A beach party on Koh Phangan
  • Tour guide
  • 12 day Thai Intro: transport to Koh Phi Phi, 3 nights' accommodation on Phi Phi, boat trip, half-day Paradise Islands sunset boat trip, Viking Caves, snorkelling, kayaking, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • 24 hour emergency support

Bali Intro

  • Airport pickup
  • 11 nights’ accommodation
  • Some meals
  • Temple visits
  • Relaxation time on beautiful Balinese beaches
  • Surf experience in Canggu
  • Waterfall swim
  • Visit to a local homestay
  • Bamboo basket weaving
  • Coffee plantation visit
  • Hand-feed Wild Monkeys
  • Dolphin boat trip
  • Explore Gili Island by bicycle
  • Boat Trip to all 3 Gili Islands
  • Snorkel with turtles
  • Farewell dinner
  • Beach Party!
  • Transport to Ubud
  • Sunrise Volcano trek
  • Monkey Forest visit
  • Traditional Balinese Massage
  • All domestic transport
  • Western and local guides
  • 24 hour emergency support
What's not included
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Most meals, drinks and snacks
  • Return airport transfers
  • Optional activities
Further trip information

Day 1: Arrive in the Buzz of Bangkok!  Airport meet and greet and transfer to guesthouse accommodation in Bangkok is included. Meet your group and get set for a whirlwind Thai Intro tour!

Day 2: Relaxing River Cruise & Amazing Temple Visits in Bangkok.  Relaxing boat ride down the river followed by incredible temple visits and a tuk tuk ride back through the buzz of Bangkok. Party in Bangkok by night!

Day 3: Tasty Thai Cooking Class & Overnight Train Journey South.  Whip up some tasty treats at a Thai cooking class, then board an overnight train south. Watch the beautiful countryside go by as you ride the rail across the Asian landscape and relax. Lunch included.

Day 4: Unspoilt Paradise in Khao Sok National Park. Long-tail boat ride through stunning Khao Sok National Park. Adventure activities on offer such as tubing, sea kayaking and monkey-spotting. Overnight stay in unique floating bungalows on an idyllic lake. Lunch and dinner included.

Day 5: Island Adventures on Koh Phangan. Travel to the beautiful Thai party island of Koh Phangan. Relax in your breathtaking beachside resort and live it up in paradise! Breakfast included.

Day 6: Beach Time & Traditional Thai Massage. Relax on Koh Phangan's amazing beaches and then get pampered with a traditional Thai massage.

Day 7: Stunning Beaches. A long-tail boat ride to beautiful beaches begins your day; swim or snorkel in these crystal clear waters. Enjoy the ultimate party island by night! Lunch included.

Day 8: Muay Thai or Yoga Session & Farewell Dinner on the Beach. Choose from a Muay Thai Boxing lesson or yoga session today, then sit down to a farewell dinner on the beach on your last night on Koh Phangan! Dinner included.

Day 9: Tour ends (9 day tour) or Travel on to Phi Phi Islands (12 day tour). If you are booked onto the 9 day tour, it’s time to say goodbye to Thailand and jump over to Bali for more sun, sea and sand in paradise! A return transfer to Bangkok is not included but your tour leader can help arrange this for you. If you’re on the 12 day tour, you’ll hop over to the Phi Phi Islands.

Note about Full Moon Party dates: Although it is possible your Thai Intro tour may coincide with a Full Moon or Black Moon party on Koh Phangan, this is not scheduled as part of this tour and cannot be guaranteed. If you are interested in going to the Full Moon party, please make sure you do your research and plan your flights accordingly.

Day 10 (12 day tour only) - Paradise Islands Boat Trip. Jump on board an amazing long-tail boat and explore the more remote Paradise Islands off Phi Phi on this memorable island experience.

Day 11: (12 day tour only) Islands and Bays Boat Trip. This opportunity is not to be missed, as you set off today on an exclusive boat adventure in magical bays around Phi Phi. Enjoy dinner and sunset drinks on the boat, before heading back to Koh Phi Phi.

Day 12: 12 day Thai Intro ends. The Thailand part of your adventure comes to an end today, as you head onto Bali! Your guide can help you arrange transport back to Bangkok or Phuket to fly onto Bali, or you can choose to stay on for longer in Thailand!

Please note: We try to run as many of our start dates back-to-back, so that your Bali Intro tour can begin as soon as your Thai intro tour ends. On occasional start dates there may be days in between where you will need to arrange your own accommodation. This is a great opportunity to explore more of Thailand for yourself. Why not spend a few days roaming around colourful Bangkok, or plunge into the party paradise of Koh Phi Phi island. Speak to us and we can help you organise an incredible interim adventure before you jet over to the Bali!

Bali Intro:

Day 1: Arrive in Denpasar, Bali. Begin your awesome Bali Intro! 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 Canggufor its spectacular nightlife!

Day 3: Learn to Surf. Enjoy 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.

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 exquisite 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 new friends.

Day 11: Sunrise Volcano Trek & Massage. Head out 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 ease your muscles with an inclusive massage. The rest of the day is free.

Day 12: Bali Intro Ends. Your amazing combo tour ends today in Ubud. Depart at any time. Why not head down to Australia and continue the adventure?

Please note: We try to run as many of our start dates back-to-back, so that your Bali Intro tour can begin as soon as your Thai intro tour ends. On occasional start dates there may be days in between where you will need to arrange your own accommodation. This is a great opportunity to explore more of Thailand for yourself.

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Arrival information

Thailand

You should arrange your arrival into Bangkok airport on day 1 for the start of the Thai Intro tour. An airport transfer to your accommodation is included.

You can arrive in advance of the 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.

Bali

You will need to arrange your own arrival into Denpasar Airport in Bali on day 1. An airport transfer is included and you will be picked up and taken to your accommodation, where you can relax and meet the rest of your group.

You can arrive in advance of the 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.

Your trip ends in Ubud on day 12. A return airport transfer is not included but is easily arranged and your guide can help you. A transfer by minivan to Denpasar airport takes around 1.5 hours.

Accommodation & meals

Thailand

8 nights’ accommodation is included as part of the Thai Intro tour. 1 of these nights will be spent on an overnight train, travelling from Bangkok to south Thailand. Accommodation is on a twin-share basis.

1 breakfast, 3 lunches and 2 dinners are included on this tour. You will be required to purchase the rest of your meals and snacks yourself. This provides an excellent opportunity to engage with local people at restaurants and market stalls and to sample authentic local cuisine. Food in Southeast Asia is very cheap so eating out won’t break the bank!

Upgrade your Adventures

12 day Thai Intro: Koh Phi Phi Adventure

If you select the 12 day Thai Intro option you will get a 4-day adventure, 3 nights’ accommodation on Koh Phi Phi are included. 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner are also included.

Bali

11 nights of accommodation is included during the Bali Intro tour. This is mostly twin/double share, with some nights multi-share dorm style accommodation.

8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners are included on this leg of tour. You will be required to purchase the rest of your meals yourself. 

Single Use Plastics

Our local team have installed safe refillable water stations at every overnight stop on this tour and also at many of the activity destinations as well. In an effort to reduce the use of single use plastics, we ask that you bring your own refillable water bottle with you on this trip.

Minimum age & eligibility

The minimum age to join this combo tour is 18.

Thailand

British nationals can enter Thailand without a visa for a stay of up to 30 days, although if you arrive across a land border you can only stay for 15 days.

If you wish to extend your stay beyond these time boundaries, or plan to begin employed work during your stay, then you will need to apply for a visa before you depart the UK. If you are not planning on working this will be a 60 day tourist visa.

Bali

British nationals will be issued with a free 30-day visa on arrival in Bali. 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 need to apply for a 60-day tourist visa in advance of travel. Visas cannot be extended in-country.

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