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  • Explore buddhist temples and palaces
  • Relax on a stunning beach
  • Snorkel through crystal-clear waters
  • Savour a home-cooked khantoke-style meal at a local home in chiang mai

Get the best of Thailand's culture, sacred sites and beaches on this 18-day adventure. Explore the north’s Golden Triangle and cycle the streets of ancient Sukhothai before heading south for peaceful island beaches. You'll explore the perfect islands and swim in the incredible waters. This trip offers the classic Thai experience—a great combination of must-see highlights and free time to do your own thing.

Trip Description
Thailand Discovery
Cities & Attractions
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

G Adventures Travel Reviews & Ratings
100% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
Excellent 32,586 Great 10,221 Average 4 Disappointing 1 Terrible 4
4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
Thailand Discovery



the quality of people on the tour were great! the tour looked after managing local arrangements, and the itinerary was really quite good December 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We enjoyed the Gadventure trip overall. We were impressed with the quality of travellers we associated with and appreciated the travel arrangements taken care of by the company so we could concentrate on the highlights of Thailand.
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Operator G Adventures



GAdventures is very organized so I feel confident that the trip will be executed according to the itinerary. September 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
It was definitely filked with interesting experiences. A great balance between big City fun and rural cimmunity festyle.

Operator G Adventures



G offers great activities and travel options as well as great locations and a local guide. August 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Disappointing CEO but a beautiful country.

Operator G Adventures



I had a really good time in Thailand! July 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This trip is the best one, if you really want to explore in-depth Thailand from North to South, and interact with the locals.

Operator G Adventures



I found the variety of experiences was part of more than just the culture. Being able to add what we chose on some days, and being taken on tours using bikes, and hiking and a variety of vehicles only added to the already incredible tour. June 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I loved the variety of transportation used during the trip. Travel in northern Thailand was beautiful and I enjoyed the feeling of safety and serenity. Northern Thailand was amazing from the bike tour in Sukotai, the elephants in Lampang, all the way to the Golden Triangle and back. I found it refreshing that our guide took extra care to ensure that everyone always had the option to be included. This was paramount in Sukotai when one of our companions was unable to ride a bicycle and he rented a motor bike to take her himself and still have her feel included in the "bike tour" experience. I found it frustrating that we did have two companions that caused some grief with false accusations, outrageous complaints and direct insults towards some of our guides when they themselves had excluded themselves from interacting with the guides and then held the guides responsible. They seemed to expect a private tour within a group setting, and I thought that all of our guides handled incredibly well the horrid behaviour.This was an amazing experience that I have already advised friends to try.
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Operator G Adventures


Day 1 Bangkok

Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Bangkok/Sukhothai (1B)

Take a guided longboat tour of Bangkok's klongs and Wat Po before travelling to Sukhothai. Included Activities: Klong Riverboat Tour Wat Po Guided Tour Transport: Local bus

Day 3 Sukhothai (1B)

Take a half-day guided bike tour of Sukhothai Historical Park and explore the area with some free time. Included Activities: Sukhothai Bicycle Tour

Day 4 Sukhothai/Lampang (1B)

Arrive at Lampang in the afternoon, in time for an optional traditional horse cart ride through town. Transport: Local bus

Day 5 Lampang/Chiang Rai (1B)

Visit the Elephant Conservation Centre before continuing on to the Golden Triangle. Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 6 Chiang Rai (1B)

Visit the town of Mai Sai and the Opium Museum. Included Activities: Mae Sai Visit Opium Museum Visit

Day 7 Chiang Rai/Chiang Mai (1B)

Travel to Chiang Mai and take a guided tour of Doi Suthep temple. Included Activities: Doi Suthep Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 8 Chiang Mai (1B, 1D)

Enjoy free time to explore Chiang Mai. Opt for a bicycle tour, a visit the Mae Sa waterfall, shopping at the night market, or getting a traditional Thai massage. Learn about Thai cuisine with an included local market tour and cooking class, feasting on the results. Included Activities: Cooking Class

Day 9 Chiang Mai/Bangkok (1B)

Explore more of Chiang Mai before taking an overnight train to Bangkok. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)

Day 10 Bangkok

Head out and explore all you can in this sprawling city.

Day 11 Bangkok/Ko Klang (1B, 1D)

After a short flight to Krabi, head to a homestay on Koh Klang. Visit a local government-supported project to help build local communities, then relax and soak in the southern Thai culture. Included Activities: Koh Klang Homestay Koh Klang Village Tour Koh Klang Boat Trip Transport: Transfer about 1hr to the airport in Bangkok for the short flight to the south. On arrival, drive about 45 mins to Koh Klang. Plane

Day 12 Ko Klang/Krabi (1B)

After breakfast, take a private boat to Jao Fah Pier and drive to Ao Nang beach in Krabi. En route to catch the boat, stop at the local Department of Fisheries. Ao Nang in Krabi is a virtual paradise for anyone looking for relaxation or adventure. White sandy beaches with swaying coconut palms, incredible cliffs, and heaps of exciting excursions provide entertainment in all forms. Try kayaking, snorkelling, or diving, or choose to lounge on the beach. The small village of Ao Nang still retains its tranquil pace of life, while offering a host of shops, bars, and charming restaurants. Included Activities: Department of Fisheries Visit Transport: Travel to Ao Nang Beach, stopping along the way. Boat

Day 13 Krabi (1B, 1L)

Spend the day in Krabi, exploring all the area has to offer. Included Activities: Island Hopping Snorkelling Tour

Day 14 Krabi/Railay Beach (1B)

Stay one night in a guesthouse on Railay Beach. This area boasts plenty of activities such as sea kayaking, diving, snorkelling, jungle trekking, cooking, whitewater rafting and quad biking. Feel free to lounge on the beach, too. Transport: Boat

Day 15 Railay Beach/Koh Lanta (1B)

Travel to Koh Lanta. Enjoy two days on one of the more tranquil beaches in the area. Opt to relax, snorkel or explore. Transport: Transfer to the ferry and on the other end in Koh Lanta. Ferry

Day 16 Koh Lanta (1B)

Opt for a day trip to nearby Koh Rok where you can snorkel at Koh Rok's national park, trek to a view point and enjoy a picnic lunch.

Day 17 Koh Lanta/Krabi (1B)

After a lazy beach morning, transfer to the train station for an overnight train to Bangkok. Transport: Ferry Private Vehicle Basic overnight train (beds)

Day 18 Bangkok

Arrive at Bangkok station in the morning. Trip ends on arrival.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 2,249

Price Per Day:

$ 125 per person
Departure Tax is included in all International and Domestic tickets in China, Thailand and Vietnam.
Trip Includes
  • Hands-On: Cooking Class
  • Chiang Mai Local Living: Koh Klang Homestay
  • Ko Klang
  • Both itineraries: Klong boat tour (Bangkok)
  • Wat Po entrance and guide
  • Bicycle trip around historical Sukhothai (half-day)
  • Opium Museum entrance (Chiang Rai)
  • Elephant Conservation Centre visit
  • Doi Suthep temple entrance (Chiang Mai)
  • Local khantoke-style meal in Chiang Mai
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • West Coast: Koh Klang village tour
  • Local island homestay
  • Free time on spectacular beaches
  • East Coast: Snorkel trip
  • Free time on spectacular beaches
Meals Included: 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportTrain, public bus, walking, songthaew, bicycle, longtail boat, plane.
Local Flights All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 15
Max 15, avg 12

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
West Coast: Hotels/guesthouses (14 nts), sleeper trains (2 nts), homestay (1 nt). East Coast: Hotels/guesthouses (15 nts), sleeper trains (2 nts)
A variety of styles of hotels/guest houses are used on this trip. In many instances they might not be like what you are used to back home as service and efficiency can vary. In some areas we stay in simple local guest houses in stunning locations - rooms are small and simple and there may only be shared toilet facilities and showers.
Start City
End City
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO), local guides.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

1. COMBO TRIP Please note that this trip is a combination of multiple G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and/or particular vehicles operating your tour may change between tour segments. You may also expect some group members to join or leave the tour, between tour segments. 2. LUGGAGE There is usually a max weight limit of 15kg (33lbs) on the internal flight in Thailand. Passengers are responsible for any excess luggage charges.


Eating is a big part of traveling. G Adventures understands the importance of breakfast to start your day, we strive to include a basic breakfast wherever possible. A typical breakfast may include toast, coffee and tea, however, they may also be Asian style, consisting of noodles, congee (rice porridge), bread or eggs; this may vary depending on the city we're visiting. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. Should breakfast not be included, your CEO can suggest some local options. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. While trekking in remote regions, food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips, please refer to the meals included and budget information. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at:
Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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