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Group Size: Avg 20, max 36
Trip code: THTO
Duration: 9 days or longer
Our 9-day Thai Intro tour! Explore some of the best bits of Thailand, from buzzing Bangkok to paradise landscapes and idyllic Thai islands. Hang out in Bangkok, stay in beautiful mountain scenery in Khao Sok National Park and try adventure activities. Go on boat rides, cool off in waterfalls, enjoy a jungle walk, snorkel, relax with a Thai massage and party on Koh Phangan on this ultimate whirlwind Thai tour. You can even add on an unguided learn to dive experience and/or a trip to Koh Phi Phi and Maya Bay and/or a northern trip to Chiang Mai after your Thai Intro ends - awesome!
Get set for fun and unforgettable adventures in the backpacking Mecca of the world – amazing Thailand. Our Thai Intro tour takes you to all the top Thai highlights in a whirlwind tour of fun and partying and is an experience not to be missed!
Travellers on this programme will be given access to a buddy list, so you can connect with other travellers going on the same trip and start to make friends before you go!
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.
Please note: If you are travelling after 1st March 2018 you will enjoy a slightly different Thai experience today. The elephant interaction will be replaced with an exciting Muay Thai Boxing or Yoga session!
Day 9: Departure or onwards to further add-on adventures. A return transfer to Bangkok is not included but your tour leader can help arrange this for you. Book a few extra days on Koh Phangan (extra cost) or travel on to your next add-on experience...the choice is yours!
Note about Full Moon party dates: Although it is possible your Thai Intro tour may coincide with a Full Moon or Black Moon party, 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. You may need to extend your stay and do some independent travel after your trip ends. Your guide can help arrange extra accommodation locally.
Add-on trips after Thai Intro ends
4-day/3-night Add-on Adventure: Koh Phi Phi and Maya Bay
Discover the tropical island of Koh Phi Phi and magical Maya Bay, the famous location of ‘The Beach’. This amazing add-on trip is the only trip which offers an exclusive overnight stay on a boat in Maya Bay – unmissable! 3 nights of accommodation are included in this add on.
Please note: During September the Maya Bay sleep-aboard does not operate, and also during extremely busy periods the sleep-aboard experience may become fully booked. You will still get to visit incredible Maya Bay, however you will stay at alternative accommodation and not on the boat. If you would like to check availability of the sleep-aboard please speak to a travel advisor.
7-day/6-night Add-on Adventure: Chiang Mai
After spending one final night in Phi Phi, head to beautiful Chiang Mai and explore Thailand's incredible rainforests, meet the members of a traditional hill tribe, and help care for the country's sacred elephants. This fantastic add-on is an action-packed adventure bursting with unique travel experiences, so don't miss out. 6 nights' accommodation is included on this add-on.
Please note: This add on can only be booked if you are also doing the Phi Phi add on and it only runs on certain dates each month. Please contact a travel advisor for further information
5-day/4-night Learn to Dive on Koh Tao
Spend 4 days learning to scuba dive on Koh Tao island, including theory lessons and open water dives. Gain a PADI diving qualification and extend your amazing Thai experience on the Thai islands! 4 nights of accommodation are included in this add on. If you choose to add on the Phi Phi Adventure as well as the Learn to Dive add on you will spend one compulsory extra night back on Koh Phangan between the two trips and please note that the cost of this is not included - you will need to book and pay for this yourself locally. Please contact us for further details.
Please note that you do not travel with a guide on these add-on trips, and all activities are run locally.
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