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Thailand, Vietnam & Bali Adventure

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Group Size: Varies

Trip code: TVBA

Duration: 49 days or more

3 countries in one itinerary
Ready made groups of friends
Loads of inclusions

From Bali’s paradise beaches and Northern Thailand’s hill tribes to the buzzing streets of Ho Chi Minh City, Southeast Asia is packed with so much natural beauty, culture and excitement that it’s no wonder it tops so many travellers’ lists. This epic itinerary takes three of our most popular Asian adventures and rolls them into one epic journey through Thailand, Vietnam, and Bali! Spend a night at an ethical elephant programme in Northern Thailand, bliss out on southern Thailand’s sugar-white beaches, see dolphins in the wild, swim in waterfalls, learn to surf in beautiful Bali, live the barefoot beach life on the gorgeous Gili Islands, cruise the jewel-like waters of Ha Long Bay, immerse yourself in Vietnamese history in Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City and whizz through the streets of Hanoi in a rickshaw. With almost 50 days of non-stop fun in the sun, and a ready-made group of travel-buddies, it’s an experience you’ll never forget.

Trip highlights

  • Help feed and bathe the elephants at an ethical elephant project in Northern Thailand
  • Sleep on the water in a traditional Thai ‘float-house’ in Khao Sok National Park
  • Spend a night on board a traditional Vietnamese junk boat in gorgeous Ha Long Bay
  • Cycle through Ninh Binh’s verdant landscapes and watch sundown from Dragon Mountain Viewpoint
  • Spend two days on the idyllic Gili Islands, exploring by bike, taking a boat trip and partying on the beach
  • Head to Ubud for a visit to Monkey Forest, a sunrise volcano trek up Mount Batur and a traditional Balinese massage
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What's included

Thai Adventure

  • 24 night’s accommodation
  • 5 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 3 dinners 
  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • Bangkok city boat tour
  • In-country transport (inc. internal flight)
  • Cookery class in Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Mai night market tour
  • Ethical elephant experience
  • Trekking in the northern foothills
  • Bamboo rafting
  • Koh Phi Phi viewpoint visit
  • Phi Phi boat trip with snorkelling and kayaking
  • Ao Nang street food crawl
  • Bor Thor mangrove forests kayak trip
  • Krabi boat trip including Hong and Poda islands
  • Khao Sok long-tail boat trip
  • Ang Thong National Marine Park visit
  • Koh Tao Snorkel Boat Trip

Vietnam Adventure

  • 11 nights’ accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners 
  • Arrival Transfer
  • All in-country transport (inc internal flight)
  • Rickshaw tour of Hanoi
  • Temple visits
  • Night out in Hanoi
  • Overnight boat trip on Ha Long Bay
  • Sea kayaking & caving
  • Riverside homestay
  • Bicycle tour of NinhBinh
  • Rowboat experience in NinhBinh
  • Sunset at Dragon Mountain Viewpoint
  • Vietnamese cooking class
  • Crab Fishing Boat Tour
  • Floating lantern making class
  • Bike ride to local beach club
  • Cu Chi Tunnels Tour
  • Mekong Delta Day Trip

Bali Intro

  • 11 nights’ accommodation 
  • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Airport pickup on arrival
  • Western tour guide and local guides
  • All on-trip transport
  • Temple visits
  • Relaxation time on beautiful Balinese beaches
  • Learn to surf experience
  • 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!
  • Mount Batur Sunrise Volcano trek
  • Monkey Forest visit
  • Traditional Balinese Massage

All trips

  • Help with onward travel
  • 24 hour emergency support
What's not included
  • Visas
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Some meals
  • Return airport transfers
  • Optional activities
Further trip information

This awesome combo tour is a mega mash up of three of our most popular trips: Thai Adventure (25 days), Vietnam Adventure (12 days) and Bali Intro (12 days). You may be with different groups of people for each leg of the trip.

Thai Adventure

Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok. Touchdown in tropical Thailand! You’ll be transferred to your accommodation. Meet your guide and the rest of your group this evening and learn all about the incredible adventures we’ve got in store! Then head out to neon-lit Khao San Road to explore with your new mates.

Day 2: Bangkok to Chiang Mai. We’ll start the day with a boat ride down the city’s canals. Glide past saffron-robed monks and vendors selling exotic delicacies – it’s a fabulous insight into daily life here. Stop at Wat Arun and Wat Pho to see the famous reclining Buddha. Tonight we’ll board the overnight transport to Chiang Mai.

Day 3: Chiang Mai to the Ethical Elephant Project. Wake up as we roll into Chiang Mai before transferring to the elephant camp. This amazing centre is all about the welfare of the animals. You’ll help feed them and walk them to the river to bathe in the cool water.                              

Day 4: Hill Trek. Spend the next couple of days hiking through the spectacular scenery of Northern Thailand. Home for the night is a rustic retreat, where we’ll enjoy an authentic 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 yummy 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: Chiang Mai to Koh Phi Phi. Fly down south and transfer to the beautiful island of Koh Phi Phi. Dump your bags at the hostel before grabbing a cocktail on the beach and watching the sun go down over the bay.  

Days 8 - 10: Koh Phi Phi. Spend the next few days blissing out in paradise - top up your tan, swim in the warm, clear waters and enjoy the nightlife. On day 9, we’ll hike to the viewpoint to see the Insta-famous twin bays of the island from above and on day 10, we’re off on a snorkelling boat trip exploring islands and bays including Monkey Beach.

Please note: There is a possibility we may not be able to enter right into Maya Bay at certain times of the year due to government closures. Maya Bay entrance fee is not included. 

Day 11: Phi Phi to Ao Nang. 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 flavoursome chicken skewers, before stopping for some ice-cold drinks.  

Day 12: Ao Nang & Bor Thor Mangrove Forests. Kayak through the wildlife-rich mangrove forests of Bor Thor this morning – a really unique experience. Glide through the water, looking for monkeys and birds, before stopping at a cave where we’ll see 3,000 year old paintings!

Day 13: Paradise Island Boat Trip. You’ll enjoy a boat trip today to a number of Robinson Crusoe islands. Think turquoise seas, gently swaying palms and white sand for days. Bronze your bod, take some sea-selfies, or strap your snorkel on and marvel at the reefs – bliss!

Day 14: Ao Nang to Khao Sok. Head inland today to the magnificent scenery and ancient rainforests of Khao Sok National Park. We’ll be spending the night in a ‘float-house’ – an amazing raft-built bungalow on Cheow Lan Lake! This afternoon, we’ll explore this spectacular area by boat.

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? Later we’ll transfer to Koh Samui, where we’ll check in to our boutique hostel before going out in Chaweng!

Day 16: Koh Samui Beach Day. Today’s yours to spend as you please. Catch up on some zzzzs, kick back on the palm-fringed sand, or sit in the shade at one of the beach bars, slurping a smoothie.

Day 17: Ang Thong Marine Park. Fancy spending the day in one of the most beautiful places on Earth? Ang Thong is an exquisite stretch of shimmering water, scattered with gem-like islands. We’ll spend a heavenly day kayaking, cooling off in the crystal-clear sea and drinking in the mind-blowing scenery. This is picture-postcard perfection, so make sure you bring your camera!  

Day 18: Koh Samui to Koh Phangan. Take the ferry to Phangan where you’ll be staying in a snazzy hostel in the lively Haad Rin area. Sundowners on the beach anybody?

Day 19 - 20: Koh Phangan. The next few days and nights will pass by in a glorious haze of beach, sleep, repeat. Spend your daylight hours chilling out on the ivory shores of this beautiful island, and your nights dancing with the sand between your toes.

Day 21: Koh Phangan to Koh Tao. Today we’ll hop across to dinky little Koh Tao. It’s the classic Thai island with blinding white sands, palm trees and clear blue seas, but its trump card is the world-class diving, just off its shores. Dump your stuff at the hostel and stroll down to the beach to explore.

Day 22 – 23: Koh Tao. Lap up your last few days on the Thai islands. Take a diving course, train in Muay Thai, rent a kayak, or just bum about on the sublime beach. On day 22 we’ll take a boat trip round the best snorkelling and kayaking spots as well as the unique island of Koh Nang Yuan with its submerged beach at high tide – swoon-worthy!

Day 24: Koh Tao to Bangkok. Say farewell to the tropical idyll of Koh Tao – we’re heading back to good old Bangkok today. We’ll travel in comfort with a ferry followed by a bus until we reach the dynamic capital. Head out into the steamy city for one last evening of fun with your crew.

Day 25: Trip End. It’s time to pack your bags, and head for Vietnam – your amazing Thai Adventure has come to an end. Sawasdee-ka!!

Vietnam Adventure

Day 1: Welcome to Vietnam. Arrive in Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, where you’ll be met and transferred to your accommodation. Enjoy your first night in Vietnam!

Day 2: Hanoi Rickshaw Tour. Tour around the city on a rickshaw and keep your eyes peeled for key sites such as the Presidential Palace, the beautiful West Lake, the Ho Chi Minh complex and the One Pillar Pagoda.

Day 3: Ha Long Bay cruise. Board our traditional Vietnamese junk boat and sail into beautiful Ha Long Bay. Drink in the gorgeous landscapes, go caving and sea kayaking and spend tonight drinking and eating under the stars before being rocked to sleep by the waves in your cosy cabin.

Day 4: Ha Long to Ninh Binh. Our destination today is stunning Ninh Binh, referred to as ‘Ha Long Bay inland’ because of its dramatic limestone scenery. Gaze out on a sea of rice paddies and mountains from your riverside homestay as you raise a sundowner.

Day 5: Ninh Binh. Join a bicycle tour through the countryside, then hop on a boat and glide along gentle rivers and caves. After lunch, ascend the 450 steps of Dragon Mountain Viewpoint and prepare for a magical sunset before an overnight train to Da Nang.

Day 6: Hoi An. Wake as the train rolls into Da Nang and take the short bus ride to historic Hoi An. Explore the ochre-tone streets, wander around the shops, and market stalls or simply gaze out over the waterways. After the sun goes down, enjoy a lively evening in this World Heritage Site.

Day 7: Hoi An crab fishing and cooking. Jump aboard a traditional basket boat and navigate rivers and coconut groves with the help of some local fishermen while attempting to catch crabs! Then learn how to whip up some tasty Vietnamese delicacies at an authentic cooking class.

Day 8: Hoi An lanterns and beach. Get crafty today with a floating lantern making class. Then take a bike ride to one of the golden beaches just outside of the town, where we’ll kick back with some time in a local beach club. 

Day 9: Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City. Today is a great opportunity to explore Hoi An in the morning before jumping on a short flight to southern Vietnam, destination: Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 10: Mekong Delta. Today explore the beautiful Mekong Delta and learn first hand how locals live, visit local villages and experience daily life on the Mekong.

Day 11: Cu Chi Tunnels. Head underground and explore the incredible Cu Chi Tunnels, a sprawling network of underground passages that were used during the war for supplies and communication. Then enjoy a farewell night out in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 12: Trip ends. Your amazing adventure in Vietnam has come to an end! Say ‘Tam Biet’ to your guide, and head to the airport ready to jet off to Bali.

Bali Intro

Day 1: Arrive in Denpasar, Bali. Begin your awesome Bali Intro! Arriving in 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 local temple. Enjoy dinner before heading back to Canggu for some serious nightlife! Or if you prefer to chill, grab a mocktail and relax by the water.

Day 3: Learn to Surf. Make tracks for the laid-back surfing spot of Seminyak, 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. 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 into a delicious group dinner and then make the most of your last evening on the island.

Day 9: Travel on to Ubud. Say farewell to paradise today and jump on a ferry bound for Ubud – Bali’s cultural heart.

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 group.

Day 11: Mount Batur Sunrise Volcano Trek & Massage. Head out early for an unforgettable sunrise volcano trek up Mount Batur, 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: Bali Intro Ends. Your amazing Bali 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) or you can choose to stay on and enjoy even more time in beautiful Bali. 

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Arrival information

Thai Adventure

Arrive in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) where you’ll be met and taken to your starting accommodation in the city. There are no activities planned for today, apart from a welcome meeting this evening, so arrive whenever suits you best. However, please note that airport transfers are only available between 6am and 10pm on day 1. If you arrive outside these hours, or at Bangkok’s smaller airport (Don Muang), you will need to take a taxi to your hotel, which is very easy to arrange.

This leg of the trip takes you on a full loop and ends in Bangkok, so the departure airport is the same as arrival. You can depart at any time on your end date. Return transfer from your Bangkok accommodation to the airport is not included however your guide can organise this for you if you like.

Vietnam Adventure

Arrive in Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on day 1 of this leg of the trip. You will be met and transferred to your accommodation. You can arrive in advance of the start date and still take up the inclusive transfer if you book extra nights of accommodation through us. If you wish to arrive before the start date then please let us know this in advance. 

Your Vietnam Adventure ends in Ho Chi Minh City. A return airport transfer is not included but is easily arranged.

Bali Intro

You will need to arrange your own arrival into Denpasar Airport in Bali on day 1 of the Bali Intro. 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 nights’ accommodation through us. If you wish to arrive before the start date, then please let us know this in advance.

Your trip will finish on day 12 in the town of Ubud. 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 1pm on day 12 at the earliest.

Extra Nights

Whilst we do try and put as many start dates together as possible, there may be independent travel days in between each sector of your trip. In most cases, you can arrive in advance of the start date for any of the above programmes and still take up the inclusive transfer if you book extra nights of accommodation through us. If you’d like to arrive before the start date then please let us know in advance

Accommodation & meals


Thai Adventure

24 nights’ accommodation is included. Most nights will be spent in premium hostels, perfect for travellers looking for an upscale look, and a sociable atmosphere. Rooms are dorm-style (usually 4-12 per room) with a Thai-chic feel and all your creature comforts taken care of.  

Accommodation at the elephant project is in simple huts close to the camp. Rooms are simple and rustic with dorm-style beds and mosquito nets. On the overnight trek we’ll be staying in a basic local accommodation 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.

Vietnam Adventure

11 nights of accommodation are included.2 nights will be spent in twin or double rooms in a modern hotel in Hanoi, 1 night in a twin or triple share overnight traditional junk boat in Ha Long Bay, 1 night in a twin or triple share local homestay in Ninh Binh, 1 night in a 4-share cabin overnight train, 3 nights in a twin or triple share hotel with swimming pool in Hoi An, 2 nights in a twin or triple share hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, and 1 night in a twin or triple share hotel in the Mekong Delta.

Bali Intro

11 nights’ accommodationis included. The accommodation is of a great standard, with incredible swimming pools, private bathrooms, air conditioning and hot water. 3 nights in a hotel in Canggu, 2 nights in a private villa with spectacular mountain views and a pool in Lovina, 3 nights in a hotel on the idyllic island of Gili Trawangan, and 3 nights 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.

Please note: On popular start dates two groups may be running at the same time. In Lovina on days 4 and 5 one group will stay at our beach side guesthouse with pool not far from the usual accommodation.


  • Thailand: 5 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 3 dinners 
  • Vietnam: 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 2 dinners 
  • Bali: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner

You’ll have to be the rest of your meals yourself. This allows you maximum flexibility. Dietary requirements can be catered for but please inform us of these at the time of booking

Minimum age & eligibility

This trip is designed for travellers aged 18-39.

  • Thailand: British passport holders arriving by air or land can enter Thailand for 30 days without a visa (a ‘visa exemption’). Your passport must have at least 6 months’ validity remaining from your date of entry into Thailand.
  • Vietnam: Vietnam has introduced visa waivers for the nationals of 13 countries including the UK. Visa waivers allow for visits to Vietnam for up to 15 days without needing to apply for a visa. Your passport must have at least 6 months’ validity remaining from your date of entry into Vietnam.
  • Bali: British Citizens who are entering Indonesia for tourism purposes can apply for a 30-day visa on arrival at a cost of IDR 500,000. Your passport must have at least 6 months’ validity remaining from your date of entry into Indonesia.

Please note: Visa rules are subject to change. Please check for the most up to date information before you travel.

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.