Thailand on a Shoestring

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Thailand on a Shoestring

from £879
Duration: from 16 days
Countries: Thailand
Experience the bustling streets of Bangkok, explore Chiang Mai, overnight in remote hilltribe villages, enjoy the island beaches of Koh Samui and Koh Tao.

Thailand on a Shoestring

Perfect for those looking to experience northern Thailand’s cultural treasures and the natural beauty of its southern islands. This 16-day trip will help you get off the beaten path with a trek to the region’s hilltribes but remains flexible enough to suit all tastes. From the lush hills of the north, stitched through with the diverse colours of its hilltribes, to the soft sands of the south and the glorious chaos of Bangkok, Thailand will leave you captivated.

Day 1 Bangkok

Arrive at any time. Street food crawl with the group and CEO either today or another day on tour.

Day 2 Bangkok

Option to visit the Grand Palace and Wat Po. Overnight train to Chiang Mai (flight and extra night in Bangkok during monsoon season, depending on conditions)

Day 3 Chiang Mai

Option to attend a Thai cooking course, take a bicycle tour or visit Doi Suthep temple.

Day 4-6 Hilltribe Trek

Enjoy trekking amongst the hilltribes, staying in villages, elephant feeding and bathing, navigating a river on a bamboo raft and eating local-style meals.

Day 7 Chiang Mai

Time for last-minute shopping or a cooking class before boarding the overnight train to Bangkok (flight and extra night in Chiang Mai during monsoon season, depending on conditions).

Day 8-9 Bangkok

Return to Bangkok to visit the temples missed, museums only passed by and shops only peeked in.

Day 10 Khao Sok National Park

Option to hike, swim or relax riverside.

Day 11-12 Koh Samui

Option to visit the national marine park on a snorkelling trip, kayak on crystal clear waters or chill out on white-sand beaches.

Day 13-15 Koh Tao

Relax, swim, snorkel or take part in water activities.

Day 16 Bangkok

Trip ends on arrival at the Bangkok train station. Onward travel can be booked for 3pm or later.

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Bangkok >> Chiang Mai >> Hilltribe Trek >> Chiang Mai >> Bangkok >> Khao Sok NP >> Koh Samui >> Koh Tao >> Bangkok


Visit to Chiang Mai night market. Hilltribe trek. Indigenous village stay. Elephant feeding/bathing and bamboo rafting. Multiple beaches to lounge on. Street food crawl.

Food: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners. (Allow USD325-425 for meals not included.)
Accommodation: Simple hotels/bungalows (9 nts), basic hilltribe huts (2 nts, multi-share), sleeper trains (4 nts).
Transport: Local bus, train, walking, boat.

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, trekking staff.
Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.

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