Thailand Adventure West Coast (Nov - Apr)

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 23 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Bangkok, Thailand
  • Ends Phuket, Thailand
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Experience rural Thai life from a local's perspective with a homestay in a small village and a trek through scenic and enlightening hilltribe villages
  • Even the transport on this trip is an adventure – discover the joys of travelling on overnight sleeper trains, longtail boats, songthaew and raft houses
  • Visit the home of the infamous ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’, learn about its dark history and the construction of the railway during the war
  • Discover a true slice of paradise on an included sea kayaking trip through the stunning inlets, caves and hidden lagoons of the Ao Thalane mangrove forests
The trip Thailand Adventure West Coast (Nov - Apr) starts in Bangkok and ends in Phuket. This is an explorer tour that takes 23 days taking you through Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Hilltribe Trek, Bangkok and 7 other destinations in Vietnam and Thailand. This is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Discover the riches of Thailand in this epic trip from north to south. On this adventure we take you from the bright lights and crazy sights of Bangkok city to the serenity of the rainforest, from atmospheric ruins to tropical sun-drenched beaches on Koh Yao Yai, Ao Nang and Phuket. If you're after the idyllic Thailand getaway with the perfect blend of northern adventure and southern relaxation, then this tour is definitely for you.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
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Dina's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • Dina
  • From Norway
  • On Jan 23 2020
“Very Good”
Natalie's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Natalie
  • From USA
  • On Jan 23 2020
“Really enjoyed this tour. Itinerary was great. Pace was right, and our tour leader was amazing. Will definitely come back to Spain and Portugal again. Touring Morocco was great too, and very different from travelling in Europe. Had I done this tour as a single traveller it would have costed me a lot more, so got value for money as well. Will soon book my next trip. Recommended.”
Caroline's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Caroline
  • From Ireland
  • On Jul 23 2017
“Excellent”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Bangkok
  • Day 2: Bangkok - Kanchanaburi
  • Day 3: River Kwai - Erawan NP - Kanchanaburi
  • Day 4: Rafthouse
  • Day 5: Ayutthaya - Overnight train
  • Day 6: Chiang Mai
  • Day 7: Chiang Mai
  • Day 8: Doi Mae Salong
  • Day 9: Chiang Rai
  • Day 10: Hilltribe Villages Trek
  • Day 11: Hilltribe Villages Trek
  • Day 12: Hilltribe Villages trek - Chiang Rai
  • Day 13: Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai - Overnight Train
  • Day 14: Bangkok
  • Day 15: Bangkok
  • Day 16: Bangkok
  • Day 17: Ao Nang/Krabi
  • Day 18: Ao Nang/Krabi
  • Day 19: Ko Yao Yai
  • Day 20: Ko Yao Yai
  • Day 21: Phuket
  • Day 22: Phuket
  • Day 23: Phuket
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Resort (4 nights), Guesthouse (5 nights), Hilltribe village (2 nights), Hotel (7 nights), Overnight sleeper train (3 nights), Rafthouse (1 night)
Meals
  • 9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Transport
  • Overnight sleeper train , Speed boat , Public bus , Private minivan , Taxi , Longtail boat , Songtheaw
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Bangkok - Khlong boat canal tour
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho
  • Kanchanaburi - Erawan National Park
  • Kanchanaburi - Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
  • Rafthouse - Wat Baan Tham cave temple
  • Kanchanaburi - Rafthouse experience
  • Rafthouse - Wat Tham Suea temple
  • Rafthouse - Wat Tham Khao Noi
  • Ayutthaya - Temple Ruins entrance & guided tour
  • Chiang Mai - Night Market
  • Do Mae Salong - Local market
  • Organic Farm - Farm To Plate Demonstration & Lunch
  • Chiang Rai - 3 day Hilltribe villages trek
  • Chiang Rai - Wat Rong Kun (White Temple)
  • Bangkok - Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
  • Ao Nang - Ao Thalane Sea Kayaking
  • Ko Yao Yai - Home-cooked dinner
  • Ko Yao Yai - Traditional dessert making
  • Ko Yao Yai - Village visit & guided walk
  • Koh Yao Yai - Phang Nga National Marine Park
  • Koh Yao Yai - Boat trip & snorkelling
  • Ko Yao Yai - Picnic lunch on the beach
  • Phuket - Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre
  • Phuket - Bang Pae waterfall
  • Phuket - Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Bangkok and from Phuket are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Thailand Adventure West Coast (Nov - Apr) tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Thailand Adventure West Coast (Nov - Apr) tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 28 December 2020, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 December 2020, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Thailand Adventure West Coast (Nov - Apr) tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Thailand Adventure West Coast (Nov - Apr) tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • This trip includes a night on an overnight train Auythaya to Chiang Mai and another one from Bangkok to Surat Thani. Accommodation is simple but comfortable – soft sleeper class multishare compartments with air-conditioning and bunk beds, with sheets and a pillow provided. Overnight trains are a real Intrepid experience and one of the best ways to come face-to-face with the country and its people.
  • This trip includes free time for flexibility and space for making your own discoveries. There are lots of recommended optional activities if you wish, or just time to soak up the sun and kick back on the countless beautiful beaches.
  • Experience travel in a variety of different ways, using private mini vans and local transport like overnight sleeper trains, longtail boats, speed boats, and even kayaks!
  • The hilltribe village House stays are a wonderful opportunity to witness every day rural life. Facilities are simple and multi-share but comfortable, with mattresses, bedding and mosquito nets all provided. Some travellers are nervous about the village house experience before they arrive, but we find most end up naming this as a highlight of their time in Thailand and a rewarding, authentic experience. On occasion your accommodation may not have hot water, but you will probably be keen to cool down from the heat with a refreshing cold shower!
  • Temperatures and humidity can be high in Thailand, especially when walking in the countryside where, at times, there may be little shade. Be prepared by taking plenty of drink breaks and wearing appropriate skin protection. Some travellers find an umbrella handy to keep the sun off (this will also come in handy should it rain!).
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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