Thailand 16-day group travel

Arrival Bangkok

Welcome to Thailand! Experience the lively charm of Bangkok – tuk tuks, khlong boats, and delicious street food. Explore Chinatown’s energy and cruise the Chao Phraya River. Discover the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha’s awe-inspiring beauty. Join us at 5pm for a welcome meeting, followed by a leisurely stroll on Khao San Road. Indulge in Thai street food and embrace the vibrant atmosphere. Meals not included, giving you culinary freedom. Get ready for an unforgettable journey through Thailand!

Bangkok – Overnight train

After breakfast, we’ll begin our exciting day in Bangkok. At 8:00 AM, our team will pick you up from the hotel lobby. We’ll walk to the pier, where a traditional longtail boat awaits to take us along the Chao Phraya River. Admire city landmarks and river life.

Next, we’ll visit Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen, home to the impressive Big Buddha. The white pagoda and seated Buddha are awe-inspiring. This 80-meter-tall multi-tiered stupa, named Phra Maha Chedi Maha Ratchamongkol, reflects Thai craftsmanship and devotion. The temple opened in 2012 after a 9-year construction costing around 300 million baht.

After the temple, return to the hotel for a day room to freshen up and relax.

In the evening, transportation to the train station will be arranged for your overnight journey to Surat. Enjoy the unique experience of an overnight train.

Explore in the morning, admire the Big Buddha, and use the day room before your train to Surat.

Safe travels!

Meals: Breakfast

Included Activities:
– Longtail boat tour
– Visit to Paknam Bhasicharoen (Big Buddha)
– Day room at hotel

Surat Thani – Koh Samui

Upon your arrival at Surat Thani train station, our team will warmly welcome you. Enjoy comfortable transportation to Don Sak pier, where a joint ferry will take you to Koh Samui.

Arriving on the island, our team will pick you up from the pier and transfer you to your hotel. Settle in and unwind in this tropical paradise.

Experience The Free Yoga Community during your leisure time. This initiative offers free yoga classes to promote well-being and harmony. Embrace yoga’s rejuvenating practice and connect with like-minded individuals.

Indulge in Koh Samui’s beaches and practice yoga with The Free Yoga Community. Relax, rejuvenate, and embrace the island’s serenity.

Meals: None

Included Activities:
– Minivan & ferry from Don Sak pier to Koh Samui (Nathon pier)
– Transfer from pier to hotel
– Free Yoga session (donation required, not included)

Koh Samui

Experience the wonders of Angthong National Marine Park on an immersive trip starting early at 7:30-8:00 AM. Our team will pick you up for an exciting journey.

Board a tour boat to Koh Mae Island’s southern end for your first kayaking experience. Glide through stunning scenery, passing beneath towering rock overhangs, and take in breathtaking Gulf views.

Return to the boat for a delicious buffet lunch and cruise to Koh Mae Koh. Witness the astonishing Green Lagoon, a hidden saltwater lake inside the island.

Continue to Koh Wua Ta Lap. Opt for a second kayaking adventure, visit a viewpoint, explore Bua Bok Cave, or relax on the beach.

Depart from Koh Wua Ta Lap and return to Samui, reflecting on the day’s incredible experiences as we cruise back.

Enjoy kayaking, embrace Angthong’s wonders, and create lasting memories on this extraordinary journey.

Meals: Lunch

Included Activities:
– Kayaking at Angthong National Marine Park via Tourboat
– Round-trip hotel transfer
– Life jackets & snorkeling mask
– Drinking water, lunch
– Kayak boat (self-paddling)
– English-speaking guide
– Entrance fee and accident insurance

Koh Samui – Koh Pha Ngan

In the morning, we’ll pick you up and transfer you to the pier for a joint ferry to Koh Phangan, Thailand’s fifth-largest island, known for its captivating natural beauty.

Upon arriving at the pier, we’ll ensure a smooth transfer to your island hotel. Settle in and enjoy the serene surroundings.

In the evening, prepare for a delightful BBQ beach dinner with fellow travelers. Indulge in fresh seafood while enjoying the beach and soothing waves. Relax, savor flavors, and connect with adventurers.

Explore Koh Phangan’s lush jungles, white-sand beaches, and consider diving in crystal-clear waters. Enjoy the island’s beauty, wilderness, and a memorable BBQ dinner.

Meals: BBQ Dinner

– Minivan & ferry from Don Sak pier to Koh Samui (Nathon pier)
– Minivan transfer from pier to hotel

Koh Pha Ngan

Join us in the morning as we pick you up from your hotel and gather at Memory Bar & Restaurant for an exciting day of hiking and nature trekking. Our adventure begins with a visit to the culturally significant Old Man house. We’ll venture into the lush jungle, crossing streams, and making our way to the national park.

Our knowledgeable guides will share insights about the local ecosystem and diverse plant species. Immerse yourself in the jungle’s beauty, sights, sounds, and scents.

Reach the Hidden Waterfall, a serene spot of natural splendor. Relax and appreciate the tranquility before a jungle lunch.

Contribute to environmental conservation by joining a beach cleanup with the Eco Thailand foundation. Help preserve the island’s beauty and promote sustainability.

Embark on immersive hiking, witness the Hidden Waterfall, enjoy a jungle lunch, and make a positive impact through the beach cleanup.

Explore nature, contribute, and create a meaningful experience on Koh Phangan.

Meals: Lunch

Included Activities:
– Jungle Trekking (including lunch, group size up to 10) with Eco Thailand
– Beach cleanup activity

Koh Pha Ngan – Khao Sok

Today, we bid farewell to Koh Pha Ngan. You’ll be transferred from your accommodation to the Koh Pha Ngan pier. Board a ferry back to Surat Thani.

Upon arrival at the pier, a private minivan will transport us to Khao Sok. Enjoy the scenic drive to this stunning national park.

Upon reaching Khao Sok, check in to your accommodation and have the day at leisure. Explore, immerse in nature, or unwind. Khao Sok’s lush greenery, cliffs, and lakes offer relaxation.

Afternoon activities in Khao Sok await. Enjoy a peaceful walk, capture the landscape’s beauty, or find a quiet spot to relax in nature.

Spend the day at your pace, embracing Khao Sok’s beauty and tranquility.

Be enchanted by Khao Sok’s wonders and enjoy leisure amid nature’s embrace.

Meals: None

Optional Activities:

Night Safari: Spot bats, owls, and wildlife. Price THB820 (excluding THB200 National Park entrance fee for lake tours and hikes).

Khao Sok Canoe Trip: Paddle down the river, spot wildlife, and enjoy stunning views. Price THB875.

Jungle-style Thai Cooking: Learn local dishes at a family farm. Price THB1,450.

Khao Sok

After breakfast, prepare for an all-day trip to Cheow Lan Lake. With a local guide, enjoy a scenic boat ride through mesmerizing landscapes.

Glide on pristine waters, soak in the surroundings, and experience lake tranquility. Reach a floating bungalow for a delightful lunch, surrounded by picturesque beauty.

In the afternoon, choose between a refreshing lake swim, a jungle hike to explore lush greenery and wildlife, or simply relax on the raft, embracing serenity.

Return to Riverside Cottages, witness a breathtaking sunset over the lake, and reflect on the day’s beauty.

Immerse in Cheow Lan Lake’s splendor, enjoy lunch on a floating bungalow, swim, hike, and embrace tranquility. This day promises Khao Sok highlights.

Experience Cheow Lan Lake’s magic and create lasting memories.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Included Activity:
– Cheow Lan Lake tour (including lunch)

Khao Sok – Koh Phi Phi

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast and some additional time to relax, it’s time to check out from our accommodation in Khao Sok. We will then embark on a scenic drive from Khao Sok to the pier, where we will board a joint ferry to the enchanting paradise island of Koh Phi Phi.

Koh Phi Phi is renowned for its pristine beaches, stunning rock formations, and vibrant turquoise waters teeming with colorful marine life. As we approach the island, be prepared to be captivated by its natural beauty and breathtaking surroundings.

Upon our arrival at Phi Phi Don’s main pier, the hotel will arrange a transfer to take us to our designated accommodation. Sit back and enjoy the short journey as we make our way to our hotel, where we will settle in and prepare to immerse ourselves in the wonders of Koh Phi Phi.

Once we have checked in and freshened up, the rest of the day is yours to explore and discover all that Koh Phi Phi has to offer. Whether you choose to relax on the pristine beaches, take a dip in the crystal-clear waters, or explore the vibrant underwater world through snorkeling or diving, Koh Phi Phi has something for everyone.

Take advantage of the selection of activities available on the archipelago’s tiniest islands, including exploring hidden coves, hiking to stunning viewpoints, and indulging in delicious local cuisine. The choice is yours to make the most of your time in this tropical paradise.

Relish the beauty of Phi Phi’s pristine beaches, marvel at the majestic rock formations, and immerse yourself in the vibrant marine life that inhabits the turquoise waters. Let the captivating charm of Koh Phi Phi enchant you as you embrace the island’s natural wonders.

Experience the magic of Koh Phi Phi and create unforgettable memories as you explore this paradise island at your own pace.

Meals included: Breakfast

Included Activities

Join ferry to Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi

Start your morning by hopping on a private longtail boat for a short trip to Phi Phi Leh island. This mesmerizing uninhabited island, located 1.5 km off Phi Phi Don’s southern tip, boasts stunning vertical cliffs adorned with lush foliage against a clear blue sky.

First, we’ll stop at Losama Bay to enjoy the surroundings. Then, visit Maya Bay, famed since its appearance in “The Beach” film, with its white sandy beach and crystal-clear waters.

Next, explore Pileh Lagoon, an emerald gem surrounded by cliffs. Soak in its tranquility and awe-inspiring beauty.

Visit the Viking cave, adorned with ancient paintings and home to swallows that produce bird’s nest soup. Learn about its cultural significance.

At Monkey Bay, observe playful monkeys and enjoy the scenic beauty.

After a morning of exploration, the afternoon is yours. Relax on the beach, swim, or unwind. Embrace Phi Phi Island’s serenity and beauty.

Experience Phi Phi Leh’s allure and create lasting memories in its natural wonders.

Meals: Breakfast

Included Activity:
– Private Phi Phi Leh longtail boat tour (3 hrs.) – No lunch
– Snorkeling mask, life jacket & drinking water on board
– Phi Phi National Marine Park entrance fee included

Koh Phi Phi - Krabi - Chiang Mai

Our time in Phi Phi concludes as we head back to Krabi. Board a speedboat to Krabi, continuing our journey.

Arriving at the Krabi pier, a private minivan will transfer us to Krabi airport. Catch a flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, a knowledgeable guide will assist us to the hotel.

Enjoy the convenience of a quick flight, and as we arrive in Chiang Mai, settle in and prepare for exciting adventures in this vibrant city.

Embrace Chiang Mai’s charm as we explore its unique experiences and attractions.

Meals: Breakfast

Chiang Mai - Maetang

Prepare for an adventurous day exploring Chiang Mai’s captivating hill tribe areas. After breakfast, we’ll head north to the Mae Tang area.

Upon arrival, we’ll start by mountain biking along local roads, covering around 8 kilometers to reach the trek’s starting point to Huay Sathan Waterfall.

Embark on a captivating forest hike, reaching the breathtaking Huay Sathan Waterfall. Unwind, soak in the surroundings, and take a refreshing dip in the cool waters.

After the trek, head to the river camp for an exciting whitewater rafting experience. Equipped with safety gear, receive a briefing before navigating the exhilarating rapids of the Mae Taeng River. The thrilling grade 3 to 5 rapids offer a 2-hour adventure.

Rest at the downstream camp, enjoy drinks and fresh fruits, and reflect on the day’s experiences. Return to Chiang Mai, filled with a sense of accomplishment from this action-packed adventure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Included Activities:
– Trekking, Whitewater Rafting, Biking, and Waterfall

Chiang Mai

We’ll begin the day by picking you up from your Chiang Mai hotel between 7:30-8:00 a.m. Our first stop is Chang Chill, an elephant sanctuary where you’ll learn about its past, present, and future as a safe haven for elephants. Safety instructions ensure respectful interaction.

Observe elephants in their habitat, socializing, and grazing from a distance. Knowledgeable guides share insights about the sanctuary’s elephants and conservation. Meet the mahouts, the elephants’ caretakers.

Follow elephants through the forest, passing their drinking and bathing area, to a rest station. Enjoy Thai refreshments while watching elephants bathe and play.

Around 12:15 p.m., savor a delicious Thai vegetarian lunch.

Visit the Karen Cultural Centre to learn about the community’s history and traditional weaving. Try weaving with local guidance and support the community by purchasing handmade items.

Reflect on elephant conservation and its impact before experiencing a one-hour massage at Lila Thai Massage in the afternoon. The massage, conducted by certified instructors (many are ex-inmates), supports positive change in the community.

Relax, rejuvenate, and reflect on the day’s experiences and positive impact.

After the massage, enjoy free time to explore Chiang Mai or engage in leisure activities.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Included Activities:
– Chang Chill half-day morning (Join transfers & activities) incl. lunch
– 1-hr. Thai massage at Lila Thai Massage (by ex-inmates)

Chiang Mai – Overnight train

In the morning, get ready for a cooking class and lunch at a Lanna style school in a countryside village near Chiang Mai. This hands-on experience will teach you how to cook delicious Thai cuisine using traditional techniques and fresh ingredients. Prepare and enjoy your own dish, immersing yourself in Thai flavors and aromas.

Later in the afternoon, we’ll pick you up and transfer you to the Chiang Mai train station. Board an overnight train to Ayutthaya. The train journey offers a unique way to travel, allowing you to experience local life and scenery along the way.

During the overnight train ride, you’ll have a comfortable sleeping arrangement in soft sleeper class. Each compartment has bunk beds, sheets, pillows, and privacy curtains. You’ll have plug sockets, reading lights, and a food/drink service. Bring a sleep mask and earplugs for added comfort. Your baggage will travel with you in the carriage.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Ayutthaya - Bangkok

Upon early morning arrival in Ayutthaya, a private minivan will transfer you to a local restaurant for breakfast and refreshments (breakfast not included). After reenergizing, we’ll explore Ayutthaya, a historically significant city and the second capital of Siam.

During the tour, stop at a street food stall to witness a demonstration and taste roti sai mai, a popular dish linked to the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. This treat features a thin pancake enveloping delicate strands of spun sugar.

In the afternoon, return to Bangkok for a farewell dinner at Cabbages & Condoms, a “Business for Social Progress.” All restaurant profits support The Population & Community Development Association (PDA) and its programs focusing on health, education, environment, and more.

Bid farewell to your guide and enjoy Bangkok’s vibrant nightlife with fellow travelers, creating memorable experiences together.

Meals: Dinner

Included Activities:
– Ayutthaya temple tours
– Roti Sai Mai demonstration
– Farewell dinner at Cabbages & Condoms (Social Enterprise)

Thailand is a stunning country that captivates visitors with its natural beauty and warm hospitality. On the U. Thailand tour, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the unique aspects that make Thailand so special. From its diverse spice culture to its breathtaking scenery, every moment will be filled with wonder and excitement.

During your tour, you’ll embark on unforgettable adventures, such as trekking through lush jungles, learning about elephants in certified sanctuaries, and dancing at sunset on picturesque beaches. You’ll also get your adrenaline pumping as you ride white water rafts through thrilling rapids and savor exotic foods prepared with love by local hosts.

Exploring the vibrant cities of Bangkok and Chiang Mai will give you a taste of Thailand’s dynamic energy and rich cultural heritage. From bustling markets to stunning temples, these cities offer a glimpse into the heart and soul of the country.

One of the highlights of the U. Thailand tour is the inclusion of Impact! Experiences. These unique experiences go beyond the typical tourist activities and allow you to make a positive impact on the communities you visit. Engage in community yoga on Koh Samui, participate in beach clean-ups with Eco-Thailand on Koh Phangan, and support local causes that make a difference in people’s lives.

Throughout your journey, you’ll be guided by genuine and caring local guides who are passionate about sharing their country with you. You’ll also have the opportunity to stay in sustainable riverside cottages in Khao Sok, immersing yourself in nature while treading lightly on the environment.

The U. Thailand tour also offers meaningful experiences, such as Thai massages that contribute to the rehabilitation of female offenders in Chiang Mai. Additionally, you’ll have the chance to dine at the free-bird cafe and enjoy an exclusive dinner at ‘Cabbages and Condoms,’ where you can savor delicious cuisine while supporting worthy causes.

Thailand’s popularity as a destination for backpacking adventures and gap year travel is well-deserved. Its stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and affordable options make it an ideal choice for those seeking memorable experiences and meaningful connections.

Embark on the U. Thailand tour and immerse yourself in the beauty and charm of this captivating country. Create lifelong memories, forge new friendships, and make a positive impact along the way. Thailand is waiting to enchant you with its wonders, and your adventure awaits!

  • Experience the fascinating culture and crazy nightlife of buzzing Bangkok.
  • Sleep overnight on floating bungalows in the magical Khao Sok National Park!
  • Discover the best of the beautiful island of Koh Phangan, including snorkelling, beach parties and more!
  • Experience the world famous Phi Phi Islands on an exclusive boat trip.
  • Trek with hill tribes, go bamboo rafting & get up close and personal to elephants in Chiang Mai.

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  • Air-conditioned van, Overnight train, Flight, Longtail-boat, Join-Ferry & Speedboat


  • Throughout English- speaking Tour leader

Included Activities

  • Refer to day by day itinerary below.
  • Entrance/ Admission Fees Where applicable with included activities

Included Meals

  • Refer to day by day itinerary below.

Hostel/Hotel 2-3*

  • Mixed Dorm/Triple/Twin share

Not included

  • International airport departure tax
  • Any visas required
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Late check out at hotels
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks with included lunches and dinners
  • Tips for leaders, guide and driver
  • Expenditure of personal nature
  • Personal Insurance
  • Optional activities

  • Passport & Flight Tickets
  • Travel Insurance Documents
  • Arrival Information
  • Sneakers with above average grip or hiking shoes
  • Appropriate Temple Attire (covered shoulders, chest & knees)

  • Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
  • Travel insurance is compulsory for anyone travelling. This insurance must cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of US$200,000 for each of the categories of cover.

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