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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

  • Visit 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 nights’ accommodation
  • Some meals (see accommodation & meal section)
  • WhatsApp buddy list before you travel
  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • A local Thai guide
  • 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
  • Maya Bay entrance fee
  • Ao Nang street food crawl
  • Day trip to Railay Beach
  • Bor Thor mangrove forests kayak trip
  • Khao Sok night market
  • Khao Sok entrance fee
  • Khao Sok long-tail boat trip
  • Khao Sok floating bungalows
  • Ang Thong National Marine Park visit
  • Koh Samui beach clean
  • Koh Tao Snorkel Boat Trip
  • Bang Krachao tour
  • 24 hour emergency support

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! 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: Day trip to Railay Beach. Let’s make our way to paradise otherwise known as Railay Beach this morning. Wander across the stunning white sand and enjoy some free time to explore before we tuck into some lunch. We will then return back to Krabi for sunset.

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.

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. Today you 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, 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.

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:

Full Moon Party Dates & Guide

Half Moon/Jungle Party Dates & Guide

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

We have a fantastic flights team who can help you book all the flights needed to get between your individual programmes, as these are not included in the cost of the programme. Contact a travel advisor who can provide you with a quote for the flight prices.

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

Accommodation

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.

There are 5 breakfasts, 10 lunches, and 7 dinners on the 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: 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.

Meals

  • 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 45 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. A tourism levy of approximately £8 is payable upon each entry into the island of Bali via an air or sea port (including re-entry from surrounding islands)

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

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