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Highlights of Thailand in 1 Week

If you have one week in Thailand, be sure to hit Bangkok (in the south), Sukhothai (central), and Chiang Mai (in the north).

Day 1-3, Chiang Mai: See Mae sa waterfall, shop at a night market, stroll or bike through rice paddies, and explore the Temples of Wiang Kum Kum.

Day 4-5, Sukhothai: Visit the ruins of Old Sukhothai (ancient capital of Siam), tour Sukhothai Historical Park, home to 21 different historical sites.

Day 6-7, Bangkok: Join a night tour of the glitzy and glamourous city, visit the Emerald Buddha and the temples of Wat Arun and Wat Pho.

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Highlights of Thailand: Bangkok & Beaches

If the idea of quiet palm fringed beaches and natural surroundings sounds inviting to you, then consider the following:

Day 1-2, Bangkok: Start off in the bustling city, travel by Tuk Tuk, see the Grand Palace, and the temples of Wat Arun or Wat Pho.

For Days 3-10 you have a few options depending on what you’d like to see and do:

Koh Sok National Park: This is the oldest and most bio-diverse national park in Southeast Asia. Canoe down one of the tributaries, and keep an eye out for monkeys, kingfishers, colourful hornbills, and a plethora of exotic plants.

An Thong National Marine Park: Explore an archipelago once renowned for being a haven for pirates, and today is famous for its pristine beaches and rainforest.

Kwai Noi River: Travel by car to Kanchanaburi Province in Western Thailand to float on a long tail boat down Kwai Noi River, surrounded by tropical forests and scenic mountain ranges.

Koh Samui/ Koh Phi Phi/ Koh Hai/ Koh Pha Ngan: These are all beautiful islands where you can relax on the beach, hike and explore the local surroundings, or snorkel.

Day 11-12: Return to Bangkok

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Thailand Exploration in 2 Weeks

For the full Thailand experience, make your way through the famous Koh Samui in the Gulf, bustling Bangkok in the central region, and serene Chiang Mai in the north.

Day 1-3, Bangkok: Visit the Grand Palace, temples of the Emerald Buddha and Wat Po, and Phra Pathom Chedi, the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia.

Day 4-7, Chiang Mai: From Bangkok, fly over to Chiang Mai. See Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, one of the most sacred temples in Thailand. Visit Meo Pu, one of the oldest surviving tribes in Northern Thailand, and take a stroll through the many food markets.

Day 8-9, Khao Sok (optional): Visit one of the oldest evergreen rainforests on earth surrounded by limestone Karst cliffs.

Daly 10-12, Koh Samui: Enjoy the white sand, palm-fringed beaches of Koh Samui. Relax on the beach, snorkel, or seek out the Namuang Waterfall on a hike.

Day 13-14: Return to Bangkok and have a free day to wander and explore at your leisure. Ride in a Tuk Tuk and experience the nightlife and cultural shows that come to life at sunset.

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Three countries in two weeks August 2016


Thai Indochina Explorer

A varied, delightful, fascinating and moving trip
Hard to say: seeing the Mekong Delta, this mighty river on whose waters so many lives depend; Angkor Wat and the other temples...

We had three groups leaders, one for each country: Ngoc for Vietnam, Mao (Rose) for Cambodia, and Gung for Bangkok. They were all informative, charming and extremely helpful and flexible.

Try to pack as light as possible (I didn't) and organise your belongings well, because there's a lot of changing of accommodation. There will be washing facilities at various places, so you don't need to take clothes for every day. Have some Vietnamese money if you can. Dollars are accepted, by Dong are preferred. Dollars are accepted everywhere in Cambodia. You'll need Bhats for Thailand. Dress codes are quite strict for the palaces and temples, so have trousers or long skirts (trousers must be to the ankle to be acceptable in the royal palace in Bangkok).

This holiday includes lots of visits, walking and driving, but there's still plenty of free time to wander around, and go to the pool, go shopping. There's a good balance. Be prepared for the heat: it's very humid, so it feels even hotter than it is. Cover as much as possible (hat, light scarf...). Bottled water will be available. Don't eat street foot, and wash after coming out of the sea, which can be quite polluted. Other than that, you cannot fail to love this holiday!

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Operator Exodus Travels



Amazing tour guides! Amazing, authentic adventure! July 2016


13 Day Full Moon Experience

Can't decide which part was the best part of the journey; the sleeper train adventure (better than The Darjeeling Limited), the amazing tour guides --all American, Canadian, and British, the Khao Sok National Park (water so blue, and so secret, it felt like The Beach), or the hookups at the Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan. Everyone had a great time! Thanks Joe Fallon! You run a really tight ship! Read more

Operator TruTravels



The tour leader, Pheap, made the tour September 2015


Cambodia Adventure

The tour leader, Pheap, made the tour a personal and memorable experience. I felt that the company and tour leader were both reliable and Intrepid offered excellent value for money. I was pleased with all of the activities included and offered as optional. I felt that I had reasonable time to explore on my own, as well as structured activities. I felt that the tour included experiences that were not very touristy, and were more eye opening from the viewpoint of the locals - such as the homestay. This allowed us to see what everyday life was like for people living in these areas. The restaurants we visited also offered a more authentic experience as they were frequented by the locals. I felt very safe being looked after by our tour leader. He was very approachable and organised. Read more

Operator Intrepid Travel



We left feeling like we were with friends the whole time. We would love to return one day to visit other countries of Asia August 2015


Southeast Asia at A Glance

Jasmine arranged my husband and I on a wonderful journey through Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore. Our itinerary was tailor-made so we had several days to really see cities and rural areas and experience life as a local. Our tour guides in the whole were extremely knowledgeable and educated on the history of their own areas which they find great joy in telling the story of. There was never any pressure to buy things as guides tend to take you to their own overpriced vendors. We left feeling like we were with friends the whole time. We would love to return one day to visit other countries of Asia, and again with Bravo Asia Tours. Read more

Operator Bravo Asia Tours



Excellent time and a great guide. August 2015


Thailand Family Adventure


Operator G Adventures



Our guide was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable November 2014


Bangkok Beach & Beyond - 13 days

She made our tour fun. She always made attempts to include all travellers and be attentive to each of their different needs.

Operator On The Go Tours

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