All about the 18 Day Thai Intro Tour

Highlights on this Thailand tour are abundant, so much to see and do in 18 days!

Experience the fascinating culture and crazy nightlife of the buzzing capital of Bangkok as you discover ancient temples, learn to cook delicious Thai food and party the night away on the famous Khao San Rd! Enter the magical and relatively unknown rainforests of the stunning Khao Sok National Park. Cruise along pristine emerald green lakes, go tubing, kayaking before sleeping overnight on floating bungalows. Discover the best of the beautiful southern island of Koh Phangan by long tail boat, feed and bathe Elephants in the jungle, sip a cocktail on the balcony of your beachside bungalow before partying on the famous ‘full moon’ beach. Experience the wonder and culture of the jewel of Northern Thailand. Trek through the jungle and stay with the local hill tribes, swim under waterfalls, go bamboo rafting, zip lining and experience a once in a lifetime day at an Elephant sanctuary!

18 Day Thai Intro Tour Itinerary - 18 days

  • Day 1 Arrive and meet the Group
    We'll pick you up from the airport and take you to the guesthouse in Bangkok. You'll then have plenty of time to recover from your long flight, chill out and meet everyone in your group.
  • Day 2 River Cruise and Temples
    Discover Bangkok from a different perspective as we take a relaxing cruise through the heart of the city. We'll then visit Bangkok's most sacred and ancient temples and travel by Tuk Tuk through the crazy streets! At night we'll head out and experience some of the best nightlife in the world.
  • Day 3 Thai Cooking Class and Overnight Train
    Learn the secrets to preparing delicious Thai cuisine first hand with a traditional Thai cooking class. Then you can sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of Thailand when we board the overnight train and travel down south.
  • Day 4 Khao Sok National Park
    We'll wind through amazing limestone cliffs in a long?tail boat to a pristine freshwater lake and will stay overnight in floating bungalows. You’ll also go kayaking, tubing and monkey spotting!
  • Day 5 Arrive in Koh Phangan and Beach Party
    We'll travel by boat to the beautiful tropical island of Koh Phangan – home of the world famous full?moon parties. After checking in to our own amazing beachside bungalows you can spend the afternoon exploring the island or just relax by the pool and work on your tan. We’ll then head out and party on the world famous full moon party beach!
  • Day 6 Traditional Thai Massage and Beach time
    A day to unwind, relax and get some well-deserved beach time. Before being pampered with a traditional Thai massage.
  • Day 7 Island Boat trip and Snorkeling
    You'll discover the beauty of the island as we travel by longtail boat to some of the most amazing beaches in the world. Chill out, soak up some sun and snorkel in crystal clear water.
  • Day 8 Muay Thai and Secret Beach
    Get ready for some action as we learn the art of Muay Thai kickboxing! We’ll then chill out with some lunch at a secluded secret beach.
  • Day 9 Transport and arrival to Phi Phi Islands
    You’ll now make your way to the beautiful Phi Phi Islands. You’ll leave Koh Phangan early morning and arrive in Phi Phi late afternoon on this day. You’ll check into your guesthouse before treking to a spectacular mountain view point to soak up the stunning scenery.
  • Day 10 Paradise Island Boat Trip
    Explore, swim and snorkel around Phi Phi’s amazing Paradise Islands on this awesome half-­day sunset trip. Then head out and experience Phi Phi’s crazy nightlife!
  • Day 11 Maya Bay sleep-­aboard Experience
    Take off on your exclusive overnight boat to the stunning Maya Bay - made famous by the movie “The Beach”. You’ll be one of very few people on the beach on this exclusive trip. Snorkel, kayak, have a BBQ on the beach in what is a truly unforgettable experience!
  • Day 12 Arrive back to Phi Phi
    After arriving back from your sleep-­?aboard trip, you’ll have the rest of the day to relax or explore Phi Phi.
  • Day 13 Fly to Chiang Mai
    Today we’ll make our way by ferry and minivan to Phuket airport for our one hour flight to amazing capital of the north - Chiang Mai. Check in and relax or head out and explore Chiang Mai.
  • Day 14 Jungle Zip-­lining
    Fly high amongst the rainforest canopy and experience the most spectacular views of the mountains of Chiang Mai in this adrenalin charged afternoon of fun! Enjoy a delicious mountain top lunch before heading home. Head out that night and see the amazing night markets, or maybe a Muay Thai boxing match!
  • Day 15 Hill Tribe Trek
    You’ll trek deep into the amazing jungle of Chiang Mai, wander through beautiful rice paddy fields and see stunning waterfalls before reaching your hill tribe village for the night. Stay overnight with the locals and experience first hand how these hill tribes live.
  • Day 15 Hill Tribe Trek
    You’ll trek deep into the amazing jungle of Chiang Mai, wander through beautiful rice paddy fields and see stunning waterfalls before reaching your hill tribe village for the night. Stay overnight with the locals and experience first hand how these hill tribes live.
  • Day 15 Hill Tribe Trek
    You’ll trek deep into the amazing jungle of Chiang Mai, wander through beautiful rice paddy fields and see stunning waterfalls before reaching your hill tribe village for the night. Stay overnight with the locals and experience first hand how these hill tribes live.
  • Day 15 Hill Tribe Trek
    You’ll trek deep into the amazing jungle of Chiang Mai, wander through beautiful rice paddy fields and see stunning waterfalls before reaching your hill tribe village for the night. Stay overnight with the locals and experience first hand how these hill tribes live.
  • Day 15 Hill Tribe Trek
    You’ll trek deep into the amazing jungle of Chiang Mai, wander through beautiful rice paddy fields and see stunning waterfalls before reaching your hill tribe village for the night. Stay overnight with the locals and experience first hand how these hill tribes live.
  • Day 16 Hill Tribe Trek
    Continue your trek the following day before bamboo river rafting your way back home! You’ll arrive back to your guesthouse that afternoon. Relax, or head to see more of Chiang Mai’s fascinating nightlife
  • Day 17 Elephant Sanctuary Experience
    Elephant Sanctuary Experience A very special way to experience Thailand’s most sacred animal in their natural environment. You’ll learn to feed and care for your elephant and even share a swim in what is a truly unforgettable experience!
  • Day 18 Check out and Onward travel
    Your epic adventure comes to end an end today. You can check out that morning and continue your travels, extend your stay in Chiang Mai or simply return to Bangkok. It’s up to you! Your group leader can help you with any of these options.
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Get ready for the trip of a lifetime! Perfect for first-time or solo travelers, it’s an awesome group tour showing you the best of Thailand and includes everything you’ll need to gap year or travel in Asia. Perfect for those18 to 39 years old, a great 18 days in Thailand plus an introduction to traveling in Asia.

18 Day Thai Intro Tour Price information
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Price

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Tour code: THAI18
$1942
Adult

Departure information

Starts

Departs Bangkok

2018

Jan 7, 26, Feb 5, 25, Mar 7, 26, Apr 6, 24, May 7, 25

Jun 7, 23, Jul 7, 24, Aug 6, 21, Sep 6, 19, Oct 6, 20, Nov 9, 22, Dec 1

Ends
Chiang Mai


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour

Flights, all other meals, drinks and travel insurance (compulsory) are not included
Group leaders will assist passengers with their transfer back to Bangkok
We recommend arriving into Bangkok on the start date as there are no included activities this day

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