The Ultimate Thailand Experience Three Week Group Adventure

The Ultimate Thailand experience – where you’ll have the time of your life and meet like-minded people! From glistening temples to clear waterfalls, paradise beaches to authentic Muay Thai boxing, island hopping and a visit to the famous Tiger Temple! A once in a lifetime adventure.

Start Dates 2017
4th January
4th February
25th February
5th March
29th April
14th May
29th May
11th June
28th June
10th July
24th July
10th August
24th August
19th September
18th October
18th November
1st December

DAY 1
IT BEGINS IN BANGKOK: Let the adventure begin! We pick you up at the airport and head to your home for the next two days. Everyone gathers for the welcome gathering at 6pm in the lobby. You’ll then set off for a traditional Thai style dinner followed by a night on Khao San Road. Arriving early? No problem. Spend the day shopping at Khao San Road (walking distance from the hotel) or soak up the sun by the hotel pool.

DAY 2
TEMPLES & THAI MASSAGE: Experience the best of the bustling city of Bangkok – an adrenaline rush to all five senses! You’ll explore by boat, by foot, and by… tuk-tuk. Ride the river boat along the mighty Chao Praya, wind through the city streets in a tuk tuk, visit the must-see temples, and end with a one hour traditional Thai massage. Spend the night with your new mates for Khao San Road Round II or just relax by the pool.

DAY 3
ANCIENT AYUTTHAYA: Time to explore the ancient capital of Siam – the former name of Thailand – Ayutthaya. These age-old ruins provide a welcomed contrast to the ever-buzzing madness of Bangkok. Be prepared for stunning sights and a near-endless amount of golden photo opportunities. After, visit a traditional floating market to sample the mouth-watering local flavors before heading to Singburi for sunset and relaxing evening in the countryside with your new mates.

DAY 4
SCENIC SINGBURI: Wake up on the waterfront – scenic, serene, and surrounded by nature. Start with a quick but thorough Thai language lesson. Then head to a local temple to get blessed by a monk as he recites prayers and provides a refreshing spritz of holy water signifying the cleansing of sins. After two nights in Bangkok, some might require a bit more holy water than others! Finish the day relaxing poolside at a quiet countryside resort in Saphanburi.

DAY 5
RESORT STAY: Four days on the move calls for some downtime! No better way than catching some sun poolside at the resort with your new mates – drinking games included. If pool parties aren’t your thing, no problem! The resort also offers massage facilities, fishing ponds for any fishing fanatics, football and basketball courts, a 9-hole golf course, and a sprawling setting perfect for wandering bicycle rides.

DAY 6
OPEN ZOO & NATIONAL PARK: We safari bus our way through this sprawling open zoo which is also home to lions, tigers, leopards, zebras, and a family of curious giraffes that poke their head into the bus to say hello. Off to Erawan National Park after for some serious bonding time around the fire. There will be sunset swims, fireside chats, Thai-style BBQ and a relaxing night spent camped out along the Khwae Yai River.

DAY 7
ERAWAN WATERFALLS: Bliss is this! Trek into the jungle and past the seven waterfalls of Erawan National Park as the emerald waters stream down from the hilltop. Photo opportunities abound and there is no shortage of inviting pools to stop for a refreshing swim. This is truly an incredible experience and not one to be missed! You don’t have to trek all the way to the top, but the further you trek, the more brilliant the viewpoints become.

DAY 8
ELEPHANT SANCTUARY: This is one happy herd of elephants! The Elephant Nature Park is a new addition to our tour and we could not be more proud to support this group. This is a highly-vetted, no harness, no chain, no nonsense organization – spread out through Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar – that rescues and rehabilitates everyone’s favorite pachyderms (as well as an array of other animals in need). Spend a full day walking, feeding, and bathing these beautiful creatures.

DAY 9
LOCAL SCHOOL VISIT: We stop by a local school to surprise the students and make their day. Give gifts, help out with school work, get in a game of football, or just sit down for a chat and make some new friends. You did your good deed for the day and now the nighttime festivities kick off. Then back to the homestay for your second cooking lesson where you will learn to make the Thai food favourite – pad thai!

DAY 10
HOMESTAY COOKING LESSON: The Maeklong Railway Market is a bustling market that is set up on the tracks of a train that passes through several times per day. Witness as vendors quickly and casually take down their stalls, wait for the train to pass, set up shop again and get on with business as usual. End the day at our welcoming homestay with your second cooking lesson: Som tam – a sweet and spicy papaya salad served with mouth-watering fried chicken and sticky rice made by our host family.

DAY 11
FLOATING MARKET: Monks aren’t allowed to cook so we make sunrise breakfast offerings. They respond by sharing merit, spreading goodwill and, of course, the teachings of Buddha. Then we’re off to the iconic Amphawa Floating Market to explore. There are dozens of stalls selling everything from sweet grilled meats to local-made handicrafts and clothing – perfect gifts for everyone back home. Back to the homestay after for your second cooking lesson of a Thai food favorite – pad thai!

DAY 12
SOAK IN KHAO SOK: Floating is the theme of the day! We head to the ever-stunning Khao Sok National Park for a day of caves, kayaks, and floating wooden bungalows. Your door is just steps from the crystal clear water of Cheow Lan Lake surrounded by towering limestone formations wrapped in dense jungle. After the activities, sunbathing and floating beverages are suggested before we sit down for a delicious family-style meal.

DAY 13
ARRIVE IN KRABI: After nearly two weeks on the road, beach time begins. Krabi is home to some of the best beaches in the world and you have nearly a week to enjoy them. This sleepy beach town looks out over the teal blue water of the Andaman Ocean and offers a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy. Our resort is just minutes walk from the beach, there is a hotel bar – in the pool – and the nightlife leaves absolutely nothing to be desired! This is about as close to paradise as you get.

DAY 14
KRABI – FREE TIME: Decisions, decisions. The hardest part of the day will be deciding whether to hang by the pool or head down to the beach. Downtown Krabi is just a short walk away and offers plenty more to do if you wake up feeling active. You can find gifts for everyone back home (and yourself) in the many shops in town, take a ride on a longtail boat, rent motorbikes to explore the area, and did we mention the hotel bar is in the pool? You can make this day as active or relaxed as you wish. 
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DAY 15
ISLAND HOPPING: We head out for some island hopping to visit some of Thailand’s most beautiful islands. Your privately reserved speed boat brings you to all the must-see stops including Maya Bay – made famous in the film ‘The Beach’. Snorkel in the crystal clear water and enjoy a traditional Thai meal for lunch served on the deck of the boat. The trip concludes on the stunning island of Koh Phi Phi Don where you call home for the next two nights.

DAY 16
PHI PHI ISLAND – BEACH TIME: Time to get on that island time! Enjoy your free time on the picturesque island of Koh Phi Phi – a new addition to our tour! Mingle with the many other backpackers that make their way to the island, set up on the beach, or take the hike to the lookout for one of the most iconic photo stops in all of Thailand. Catch the sunset and then get ready for the buzzing nightlife of the island to heat up. The hotel pool is also an option if you’d rather rest up after the previous night’s festivities.

DAY 17
PHI PHI ISLAND – FREE TIME: Relax and enjoy the last of your time on Koh Phi Phi. Grab breakfast, a fruit shake, and take in the stunning place you just called home for three days. Not to worry, beach time isn’t over yet! We head back to the resort in Krabi for a couple more days of activities. Rest up poolside, hit the beach, or head into town – the choice is yours.

DAY 18
KRABI – RAILAY BEACH: Another day, another beach. Only accessible by longtail boat, we get dropped off on the white sands of Railay Beach – surrounded by stunning limestone cliffs. This hidden paradise is surrounded by these mountainous formations and the locals pull up their own boats to serve a variety of Thai and Western lunch options. Rock climbing optional but highly suggested.
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DAY 19
TIGER CAVE TEMPLE: Take a break from beach time and climb the 1,237 steps to the top of Tiger Cave Temple. You will be greeted by the dozens of families of monkeys that call this area home and a breaktaking view at the summit lookout point. Get up close and personal for some unique photo opportunities with these curious, jungle-dwelling mammals or just step back and enjoy the show. After we head back to the resort for some post-trek poolside relaxation and perhaps even some afternoon cocktails.
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DAY 20
FLIGHT TO BANGKOK:Free time to spend the last day in Krabi with your new group of lifetime mates. We suggest soaking up some sun and getting in as much Thai food as you possibly can as your tour winds down. Then it’s back to Bangkok we go on our newly added internal flight – saves a 12 hour bus journey and adds one more night of festivities. You have been through a lot together in the last three weeks and there is no better place for one last hurrah than one last night out in Bangkok.
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DAY 21
UNTIL NEXT TIME: The tour is over but the past three weeks will stick with you for a lifetime. You have free use of the hotels facilities in Bangkok until your departure including pool and bag storage room. Get in one last breakfast together before you head to the airport on your pre-arranged airport transfer. Some will continue on in their journey – others will head back home. No matter what you choose to do, this is hopefully just the beginning of many future adventures!

 

 

Whats included: Whats not included:
  • A total of 22 meals included (we have vegetarian options)
  • All Trips and excursions
  • All Accommodation
  • Transport (including airport transfers)
  • Tent,cooking stove & sleeping bag (for the camping excursion.
  • All entry fee’s at historic temples
  • 1 hour massage
  • Language lesson
  • Cultural lesson
  • Tuk tuk ride
  • Thai dance performance at local school
  • Elephant trekking and bathing
  • Ayutthaya Market
  • Ancient ruins
  • Erawan Waterfalls & National Park
  • All camping & cooking equipment
  • Cooking Lesson
  • Fire flies trip
  • Floating market
  • Train market
  • Monk offering
  • Khao Sok National Park entry
  • Long tail boat trip at Khao Sok
  • Coral Cave at Khao Sok
  • Kayaks in free-time at Khao Sok
  • Monkey Trek
  • Railay trip
  • National park fees in Krabi
  • Island hopping trip inc snorkeling equipment
  • Plus more!
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