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 longtail boat, 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, and ziplining.

All with a group leader from the moment you step off the plane, an instant group of friends and help with all your onward travel. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!


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 beach! (B)
  • 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 or Yoga Experience
    Today you have the choice of learning the art of Muay Thai boxing or bringing some peace and harmony into your action packed trip with a private Yoga class. We’ll then head out for our last night on Koh Phangan. (B)
  • Day 9 Transport and arrival to Phi Phi Islands
    You’ll now make your way to the beautiful Phi Phi Islands. You’ll arrive in Phi Phi late afternoon, check into your guesthouse before trekking to a spectacular mountain view point to soak up the stunning scenery.
  • Day 10 Maya Bay Experience
    Take off on an amazing boat trip around the stunning Phi Phi Leh. Snorkel, kayak, see an incredible underwater light show at night and enjoy a few drinks and dinner under the stars. It’s a truly unforgettable experience! (D)
  • Day 11 Phi Phi Islands Boat Trip
    Hike to Phi Phi’s iconic viewpoint in the morning and then explore Phi Phi’s amazing Paradise Islands on an awesome private and exclusive boat trip. Visit hidden lagoons, snorkel in crystal clear water and discover some little known and stunning white sandy beaches. Then head out for a farewell dinner and to experience Phi Phi’s awesome nightlife one last time! (D)
  • Day 12 Chill out in Phi Phi
    Today is your day to relax, work on your tan or explore more of Phi Phi. (B)
  • 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 the amazing capital of the north - Chiang Mai. Check in and relax or head out and explore the city.
  • 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! (L)
  • Day 15 Hill Tribe Trek
    We’ll trek through the amazing jungle of Chiang Mai, wander through beautiful rice paddy fields and see stunning waterfalls before reaching our hill tribe village for the night. We’ll stay overnight with the locals and experience first hand how these hill tribes live. (D)
  • Day 16 Hill Tribe Trek
    We continue our trek before bamboo river rafting our way back home! You’ll arrive back to the guesthouse that afternoon and relax or head out and see more of Chiang Mai’s fascinating nightlife. (B)
  • Day 17 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! (L)
  • Day 18 Check out and Onward travel
    Your epic adventure comes to 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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Real Aussie Says:
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 AUD per person



Tour code: THAI18

Departure information


Departs Bangkok


Sep 6, 19,

Oct 6, 20,

Nov 9, 22,

Dec 1

Jan 4, 17, 25
Feb 5, 15, 26
Mar 7, 17, 28
Apr 4, 17, 26
May 2, 8, 15, 25
Jun 5, 13, 21, 28
Jul 5, 11, 18, 26
Aug 2, 11, 18, 26
Sep 3, 9, 16, 25
Oct 4, 10, 21
Nov 4, 10, 20, 28
Dec 4

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

We recommend arriving into Bangkok on the start date as there are no included activities this day.  If you do arrive early we’ll still pick you up from the airport and will book you into our Bangkok guesthouse – Wild Orchid Villa from the day you arrive. Extra nights will be approx. £25 / $45AUD per night for a twin room and can be pre-paid with your us or paid on arrival.

Your trip finishes in the northern capital of Chiang Mai. You can choose to stay on longer in Chiang Mai or if you need to get back to Bangkok the quickest option is to fly. Otherwise a cheaper option is either a train or bus. Your Group Leader will help with any other local transport and ensure you’re comfortable with all parts of your onward travel.

Most nationalities including the UK, Europe, Australia, NZ, Canada, USD, Scandinavia and Brazil will usually receive a 30-day visa exemption on arrival for free.
If you would like a longer tourist visa or are not eligible for the visa exemption you can apply for a visa at your nearest Thai consulate prior to entering Thailand. If you’re unsure of your visa requirements or need any help just contact us.

Travel Insurance for Thailand is compulsory to join the trip.

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