Home to some 11 million people, bustling Bangkok can often seem chaotic and intimidating to a first-time visitor but don’t be put-off. Once you delve into the life of the city, you’ll discover curious markets, enduring canals and reverent temples wrapped up into surprisingly cosmopolitan way of life. The more you ...
Travel adventurously just like the locals – an overnight sleeper train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and then again from Hanoi to Hue, a two day boat journey down the Mekong River - pass incredible rural scenery and spend a night in the remote village of Pakbeng.
Discover the highlights of refined Luang Prabang with a guide, and enjoy free time to make your own explorations and discover why UNESCO rate this city so highly.
There are many chances to do good while you travel, like the Intrepid foundation supported COPE, dedicated to helping those injured by unexploded ordinance.
“Tour was very good. Ticked off a lot of boxes! I saw a lot of SE Asia but wish we spent more time in Chiang Mai and Nah Trang. Would also be better if the travel arrangements saw that we get into the hotels at check in time.”
“This was my first tour and I had a great time. Everything was satisfactory or better and it included so many different areas of the country. It was a great first experience of Asia and makes me want to come back for more.”
“The tour was better than I could have imagined. The tour guides Joe and Aaron were great and went the extra mile for the group on many occasions. Everything went smoothly and I was totally relaxed throughout the trip. ”
“It's the people who you travel with that makes the trip a great trip! 4 countries in 29 days is a lot a lot of travelling in buses trains and boats. Good to get an impression of Asia but too much in short time. ”
“I had a thoroughly enjoyable time with Tucan on the Bangkok to Bangkok loop trip and met some great people in the process. I would absolutely recommend this type of tour if your time travelling is limited and you want to squeeze in as much as possible!”
“This trip was incredible and I would highly recommend it to everyone. I was very fortunate to get Laura as my tour leader she has so much passion for Cambodia and Vietnam and ensured everyone had the best trip possible.”
Home to some 11 million people, bustling Bangkok can often seem chaotic and intimidating to a first-time visitor but don’t be put-off. Once you delve into the life of the city, you’ll discover curious markets, enduring canals and reverent temples wrapped up into surprisingly cosmopolitan way of life. The more you explore Bangkok, the more you’ll come to love the mix and match style of this ‘City of Angels’.
Visit the Wat Arun, the iconic Buddhist temple, which is pictured on Thai currency. Found on the Chao Phraya River and facing the Grand Palace, climb its main spire and look-out over Bangkok. Wat Arun means ‘Temple of Dawn,’ so visit at sunrise for the best view.
If you need something, anything, while in Bangkok, head to the Chatuchak Weekend Market. This is souvenir shopping on another level.
Khao San Road is a backpackers paradise. You’ll find travellers galore here and so it’s a great place for nightlife, food, shopping and meeting people.
Watch a show at the trendy Patravadi theatre. Performances include theatre and dance as well as acrobatics and musical shows.
The Rot Fai night market is made for vintage lovers. Selling antiques, vintage clothing and memorabilia, spend an evening perusing unusual finds.
Visit one of Bangkok’s uncountable malls for the decor as well as the well-priced goods. Terminal 21 is especially known for its gorgeous interiors.
Bangkok has a hot, humid climate. Make sure you drink plenty of water while you’re running around the city sightseeing.
While it’s always nice to be friendly, be vigilant on the streets and politely decline help from the locals if you are uncomfortable.
Bangkok is a big city, plan ahead when it comes to transport.
Don’t take a taxi in rush-hour traffic. If you do take a taxi, make sure the meter is running.
Carrying ID is expected in Thailand. Carry a copy of your passport just in case.
Don’t hesitate to bargain!
Save money on food by eating from the local street-stalls. Maybe fried cockroach for dinner?