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Total Thailand

(From April 2022)

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The one that completely covers north & south for the ultimate Thai experience

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  • Duration

    14 days

  • Places

    10 places

  • Meals

    11 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Private Coach + Internal Flights + Ferry

  • Group Size

    Average 24 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager and Local Guides

Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Overnight Train to Chiang Mai, Pai, Chiang Mai, Overnight Train to Surat Thani, Khao Sok, Krabi, Ayutthaya, Surat Thani

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About this trip

Thailand, we're ready for you. Bringing together the best of North and South, this trip lets you explore lush green jungles, world-famous cities, quaint villages and palm-fringed beaches. From the iconic like Khao San Road in Bangkok and night markets in Chiang Mai, to the roads less travelled through the mountain-town of Pai and tropical paths of Krabi, this adventure lets you cover Thailand without compromise. We’ve hand-picked the best inclusions and Free Time Add-Ons so you get to experience it all.

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  • Total Thailand

    (From April 2022)

  • Total Thailand

    (Until March 2022)

    On this version of the trip, instead of visiting Koh Samui & Koh Pha-Ngan, you'll spend 2 nights in Koh Lanta on Days 11-13 then 2 nights in Koh Phi Phi on Days 13-15, ending the trip in Phuket on Day 15, to allow for Thailand's wet and dry seasons.

Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
  • Via location
  • River route
  • Plane route

Nights spent per location

  1. 1 1 night

    Bangkok

  2. 1 1 night

    Kanchanaburi

  3. via via

    Ayutthaya

  4. 1 1 night

    Overnight Train to Chiang Mai

  5. via via

    Chiang Mai

  6. 2 2 nights

    Pai

  7. 2 2 nights

    Chiang Mai

  8. 1 1 night

    Bangkok

  9. 1 1 night

    Overnight Train to Surat Thani

  10. via via

    Surat Thani

  11. 2 2 nights

    Khao Sok

  12. 2 2 nights

    Krabi

+2 more

DAY 1 - Bangkok

Bangkok

The heat and hustle of Thailand's capital will hit you the moment you land, with 9 glorious days of adventure stretched out ahead of us. After checking into our hotel you're free to do some DIY exploring, treat your muscles to a soothing massage or just lie by the pool soaking up the first rays of that sweet Thai sunshine. Later we'll rendezvous as a group so you can hear what's in store for the trip, then the night is yours to take to the streets for some authentic pad Thai and nightlife on Khao San road.

Stay

Nouvo City Hotel (or similar)

DAY 2 - Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

Bangkok

This morning we'll enjoy a locally guided visit to Bangkok's glittering Grand Palace.  After a tour of the klongs (canals), we're swapping the big city for the sleepy town of Kanchanaburi.

Kanchanaburi

Here it's about living local. We'll start with visiting iconic historic sites including the WWII Cemetery, for a glimpse at darker past times, and the famed Bridge on the River Kwai. Since we all know there's nothing quite like local transport to make you feel really alive, this afternoon we'll pop into a boat along the River Kwai where we'll reach our home for the night: The Floating Jungle Raft Hotel. This place is every bit the dream Thailand location you've imagined, so you may have to pinch yourself as you're greeted with rooms lit by candlelight, followed by a delicious local dinner at dusk. If you're game, which of course you are, you can even jump into the river directly from your room. #Travelgoals, check!

Stay

Jungle Raft Hotel Special Stay (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Locally guided tour of the Grand Palace with tour of the Klongs (canals)

  • Visit infamous Death Railway & the Bridge on the beautiful River Kwai, Kanchanaburi

DAY 3 - Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai via Ayutthaya - Overnight Train

Kanchanaburi

We’ll start our day with a visit to the breathtaking Erawan Falls, one of the most famous National Parks of Thailand, made up from seven levels of incredible waterfalls. Take a quick dip in the emerald-hued ponds, dive into the clear waters & get an unreal FOMO Insta shot before we head off to our next stop Ayutthaya.

Ayutthaya

We’ll make a stop in the UNESCO listed city of Ayutthaya, once the capital of the Kingdom of Siam before being destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th Century. Here we’ll grab bikes & cycle past ornate temples, towering spires, and quaint villages. Tonight, we forgo a hotel to board our overnight sleeper train to Chiang Mai.

Overnight Train to Chiang Mai

Stay

Overnight Train

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Swim in the breathtaking Erawan waterfalls in Thailand

  • Take a scenic bike ride across Ayutthaya

DAY 4 - Chiang Mai to Pai

Overnight Train to Chiang Mai

We'll pull into Thailand's northern capital of Chiang Mai bright and early, but we're going to keep this adventure going as we roll on into Pai this morning.

Chiang Mai

Pai

Prepare to fall in love with this picturesque mountain town. The rest of the day is yours to explore this traveller's paradise your way. Head out on foot or by bike, and adventure down Pai's little streets that pack some punch.  Be sure to head out to experience Pai by night - an experience to rival that of its big sister Khao San Road in Bangkok.

Stay

Baan Krating Pai Resort (or similar)

DAY 5 - Pai

Pai

With another full day in this charming town, be sure to have a strong shot of Thai espresso from one of the local cafes to get up and get going again. Just try to save some juice in the tank for an optional afternoon Muay Thai skills class with an expert, before we head out for our final night in Pai.

Stay

Baan Krating Pai Resort (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Muay Thai boxing experience

    THB 980.00

DAY 6 - Pai to Chiang Mai

Pai

This morning we're Chiang Mai bound, but we're treating ourselves on the way with a visit to the Elephant Nature Park. This Park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation centre that not only provides a sanctuary for the elephants, but gives us the once in a lifetime chance to get up close to these gentle giants. You'll have a chance to feed the elephants and watch them splash around on the river bank.

Chiang Mai

Tonight, there's a chance for you to spend the evening zipping around on a Vespa as we explore the small streets and alleyways of Chiang Mai. We’ll see some iconic street art and monuments in between food stops at family restaurants and street vendors. Taste the amazing flavours of Tom Kha Gai and BBQ skewers before topping it all off with some live music in the market district. Just ask your Trip Manager for the best tips on where to head and what to do.

Stay

Empress Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Elephant Nature Park

  • Visit Doi Suthep Temple

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Zip around Chiang Mai's street food scene in an evening Vespa food tour

    THB 2750

DAY 7 - Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

Today is yours to make the most of the laid-back city of Chiang Mai. Maybe head out into the city's heart on foot and explore the old town, or treat yourself to a traditional Thai massage. Later this evening, you have the chance to dabble in the art of authentic Thai cooking so you can wow everyone back home with a mean Pad Thai.

Stay

Empress Hotel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Learn how to make Pad Thai & more at a cooking school in the rolling hills of Chiang Mai

    800 THB

DAY 8 - Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Chiang Mai

Satisfied with our exploration of the north, we're now heading down south to see what this part of the country holds for us – which, if we're lucky, will be even more beautiful destinations and mouthwatering local food. From Chiang Mai we'll board a flight to Bangkok, back where it all began!

Bangkok

Landing in familiar territory, we'll check in to our central accommodation here in Bangkok. This evening you're free to relax with a massage or indulge in some local street eats.

Stay

Nouvo City Hotel (or similar)

DAY 9 - Bangkok to Overnight Train to Surat Thani

Bangkok

If you're looking for ways to fill your free time today, the Royal Palace with it's 61 acres of incredible buildings is one to add to the list. The Palace is one of the symbols of Thailand, with its golden temples gleaming in the sunshine and giving you a peep into Thailand's Royal past. You can take it all in with a local guide leading the charge. Or if local history ain't your thing, you're free to gear up for some shopping, grab a massage, or indulge in some local street eats this afternoon.

Overnight Train to Surat Thani

The word's 'one night in Bangkok' ring true, and what a night it was. We make tracks south today to Surat Thani via our comfy overnight train - where you'll wake up in our next destination and ready to explore it all.

Stay

Overnight Train

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Take a guided tour of Bangkok's Royal Palace and feed the fish in the local klongs (canals)

    THB 850

DAY 10 - Overnight Train to Khao Sok via Surat Thani

Overnight Train to Surat Thani

Surat Thani

Good morning train goers! While you were catching up on your beauty sleep, we were transporting you to Surat Thani, less than 2-hours from the paradise that is Khao Sok. Grab some breakfast before we hit the road – you’re going to need the fuel for the fun and frolics that lay ahead.

Khao Sok

Tree top accommodation amidst the jungle of Khao Sok - don't mind if we do! After you’ve settled into this new treehouse life the day is yours to explore the lush Khao Sok National Park. Swim, take a canoe tour or just max relax under a canopy of swaying trees. It’s a tough life.

Stay

Jungle Bungalow Special Stay (or similar)

DAY 11 - Khao Sok

Khao Sok

Hopefully the birds wake you nice and early this morning - we've got a solid day of exploring coming up. First on the agenda is a long tail boat ride across Cheow Larn Lake where we'll lose ourselves in the beauty of the limestone cliffs and surrounding wilderness. After lunch we'll stay on the watercraft theme, hopping on a bamboo raft that will take us to the incredible views of Pakarang Caves. Later you can choose to go kayaking, hiking or swimming, then we’ll seal off the day with a squad dinner, sleeping away the night’s hours on our floating raft accommodation.”

Stay

Floating Raft Special Stay

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Canoe Experience

  • Cheow Larn Lake Cruise

DAY 12 - Khao Sok to Krabi

Khao Sok

Today we transit from one paradise found to another. Waving goodbye to our jungle setting, we head off in search of the ocean-side village of Krabi.

Krabi

By early afternoon we'll be slipping into the island lifestyle of Krabi. For some of us, cocktails and coconuts poolside will be high priority; for others, a poke around the markets and a swim in the ocean overlooking Thailand's iconic vista of islands will be the call of the day. No matter how you choose to kick it, the good times are guaranteed.

Stay

Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort (or similar)

DAY 13 - Krabi

Krabi

Smiles will be broad over breakfast this morning as we settle in for another day in Krabi. A half day cruise of the islands and Rai Lei beach is up for grabs, if you can drag yourself away from pool hangs at our hotel. Either way, a bit of swimsuit action and water submersion is pretty much a given.

Stay

Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Enjoy a day out on a boat in Krabi with swimming and snorkelling

    THB 2400

DAY 14 - End Krabi

Krabi

Our trip finishes today. Saying goodbye to Thailand won't be easy, but these memories of beautiful beaches, adventures and delicious Thai food will stay in our hearts and memories forever.

Top Experiences

8 included & 5 free time add-ons available to add later

  • Visit infamous Death Railway & the Bridge on the beautiful River Kwai, Kanchanaburi

    Included

    Kanchanaburi

  • Swim in the breathtaking Erawan waterfalls in Thailand

    Included

    Kanchanaburi

  • Cheow Larn Lake Cruise

    Included

    Khao Sok

  • Muay Thai boxing experience

    THB 980.00

    Pai

  • Learn how to make Pad Thai & more at a cooking school in the rolling hills of Chiang Mai

    800 THB

    Chiang Mai

  • Enjoy a day out on a boat in Krabi with swimming and snorkelling

    THB 2400

    Krabi

Total Thailand (From April 2022)

8 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Locally guided tour of the Grand Palace with tour of the Klongs (canals)
  • Visit infamous Death Railway & the Bridge on the beautiful River Kwai, Kanchanaburi
  • Swim in the breathtaking Erawan waterfalls in Thailand
  • Take a scenic bike ride across Ayutthaya
  • Elephant Nature Park
  • Visit Doi Suthep Temple
  • Canoe Experience
  • Cheow Larn Lake Cruise

5 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Muay Thai boxing experience THB 980.00
  • Zip around Chiang Mai's street food scene in an evening Vespa food tour THB 2750
  • Learn how to make Pad Thai & more at a cooking school in the rolling hills of Chiang Mai 800 THB
  • Take a guided tour of Bangkok's Royal Palace and feed the fish in the local klongs (canals) THB 850
  • Enjoy a day out on a boat in Krabi with swimming and snorkelling THB 2400

Where You'll Stay

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    Floating Jungle Raft Hotel

    Kanchanaburi, Thailand

    One of the most unique hotel experiences in the world, Kanchanaburi’s floating rooms are weaved from local bamboo, resting gently on the famous river Kwai. Fancy a dip to cool down? Simply leap from your balcony straight into the river below

    1 night

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    Ao Nang Cliff Beach Resort

    Krabi, Thailand

    Located on the pure white sands of Krabi’s ‘Long Beach’, this dreamy resort includes a beach bar, infinity pool, and a delicious Thai restaurant overlooking the sea

    2 nights

  • 13 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    8 nights in Hotel, 1 night in Special Stay - Floating Raft Hotel, 2 nights in Overnight Train, 1 night in Special Stay - Tree House, 1 night in Special Stay - Floating Cabin

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