Thailand on a Shoestring - 16 Days
Thailand on a Shoestring - 16 Days
Thailand on a Shoestring - 16 Days
Thailand on a Shoestring - 16 Days
Thailand on a Shoestring - 16 Days
Thailand on a Shoestring - 16 Days
Thailand on a Shoestring - 16 Days
Thailand on a Shoestring - 16 Days
Thailand on a Shoestring - 16 Days

Thailand on a Shoestring - 16 Days

Regular price £919.00 GBP

Introduction

This trip has a bit of everything! You really get to see the best bits of Thailand! beautiful beaches in the South and the exotic lush green rolling hills in the North. This 16-day trip will certainly take you off the beaten path. We will trek to the region’s hill tribes and explore the surrounding northern region - Just stunning! Spot the monkeys in Khao Sok National Park and we'll round the trip up with a spot of island hopping! Sun, sea and maybe a cocktail or two?! Sounds good doesn't it? Sign me up...!!

Trip highlights

  • Hill tribe Trek 
  • Street food crawl in Chiang Mai
  • Explore the bustling Bangkok
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Relax or party in Koh Samui 
  • Snorkelling trip in Ko Tao

Is this trip for you?

  • If you like adventure then YES!
  • This is an organised group tour - perfect for solo travellers who want to meet other likeminded travellers!
  • Age range from 18 - 39's
  • There will be around 12 - 18 people on this tour
  • Low/Medium level of fitness required -Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

What's included?

  • Local Guides
  • Accommodation
  • Hill tribe trek
  • Transport while on tour
  • Some activities: Bamboo rafting, full-day snorkelling trip (Koh Tao), Street food crawl, Visit to Chiang Mai night market

What's not included?

  • Flights (request a quote)
  • Insurance - We can help you with this
  • Visa
  • Vaccinations

Itinerary

Day 1: Bangkok

This is an arrival day so arrive at anytime. We will have a meeting at around 6pm to meet the group. Optional dinner afterwards to get to know your new travelling buddies

Day 2: Bangkok/Chiang Mai

Opt to visit Wat Po and the Grand Palace, or why not take a boat trip down the Chao Phraya River. Board an overnight train to Chiang Mai (potential for alternative transport during monsoon season, depending on conditions).

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Chiang Mai

Today we will enjoy one of two street food crawls. Tonight you can opt to visit Doi Suthep temple, explore the night markets for souvenirs, or participate in a Thai cooking class.

Day 4: Chiang Mai/Ban Mae Jok

This place is truly amazing! Trek through rugged forrest and take in the wonders of this beautiful region. Each village that we will visit has its own tradition, language and dress style. We will drive from Chiang Mai to Mae Malai village where the trek will begin. After a few hours of hiking we will reach the first village, where we will stay tonight.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5: Ban Mae Jok/Pa Khao Lam

We will trek for 2-3 hours today and after lunch head to Karen Village and learn about traditional basket weaving and scarf making. We will continue our venture and trek for another few hours to the next village where we will stay the night.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6: Pa Khao Lam/Chiang Mai

After brekkie, we will leave the village by bamboo raft (I know- Wow!) We will stop at other little villages on the way. We will meet the van after lunch and head back to Chiang Mai where you will have free time to explore!

Day 7: Chiang Mai/Bangkok

Today you can opt go shopping or maybe a Thai massage or why not explore Chiang Mai's many temples. Board an overnight train to Bangkok. (potential for alternative transport during monsoon season, depending on conditions).

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Bangkok

Free to to explore this bustling city! Why not take a visit to the sky garden roof top bar - fantastic views!

Day 9: Bangkok/Surat Thani

Free day to explore! Why not try your hand at bartering at the many markets in Bangkok. Tonight we will board an overnight train to Surat Thani.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10: Surat Thani/Khao Sok

Explore your beautiful surroundings. Go swimming or hiking in Khao Sok National Park!

Day 11: Khao Sok/Ko Samui

Travel across southern Thailand to Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12: Ko Samui

Wow! This island is just stunning! Water activities galore on this island! Opt to go on a snorkelling trip through a marine park, or just chill on the beach or perhaps a Thai cooking class! The options are endless!

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13: Ko Samui/ Koh Tao

Beach day! Chill, swim, water activities! We will travel across to Koh Tao today by boat (2 hours). You will have the afternoon to explore Koh Tao which is famous for its clear waters and diving.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14: Koh Tao

Enjoy an included snorkelling trip.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 15: Koh Tao/Bangkok

Free time in the morning. Overnight train to Bangkok.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 16: Bangkok

Trip will end today once the train arrives into Bangkok. Say goodbye to your new found friends! Taxi to airport can be arranged by your leader, or why not sty another night or two in Bangkok.