Get the best of Thailand’s culture, sacred sites and beaches on this 18-day adventure. You’ll take an unforgettable ride aboard an elephant, 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.
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. Elephant ride. Doi Suthep temple entrance (Chiang Mai). Local khantoke-style meal Chiang Mai. West Coast: Koh Klang village tour. Snorkel trip. Local island homestay. Free time on spectacular beaches. East Coast: Snorkel trip. Free time on spectacular beaches. Internal flight.
West Coast: 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners. East Coast: 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner. (Allow USD325-425 for meals not included.)
West Coast: Hotels/guesthouses (9 nts), sleeper trains (2 nts), simple bungalows (4 nts, fan-cooled), camping (1 nts), homestay (1 nt). East Coast: Hotels/guesthouses (15 nts), sleeper trains (2 nts)
Train, public bus, walking, elephant, songthaew, bicycle, longtail boat, plane.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12