Thailand Introduction Perfect 18-day Tour

The absolute best of both the North and South of Thailand

This is the absolute best of both south and north Thailand in 18 days! All with a group leader from the moment you step off the plane, an instant group of friends and help with all your onward travel. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

Duration:     18 days / 17 nights

Starts:           Bangkok

Finishes:       Chiang Mai 

Trip Highlights

- Experience the fascinating culture and crazy nightlife of the buzzing capital of Bangkok as you discover ancient temples, learn to cook delicious Thai food and party the night away on the famous Khao San Rd!

- Enter the magical and relatively unknown rainforests of the stunning Khao Sok National Park. Cruise along pristine emerald green lakes, go tubing, kayaking before sleeping overnight on floating bungalows!

- Discover the best of the beautiful southern island of Koh Phangan by long tail boat, feed and bathe Elephants in the jungle, sip a cocktail on the balcony of your beachside bungalow before partying on the famous ‘full moon’ beach.

- Experience the wonder and culture of the jewel of Northern Thailand. Trek through the jungle and stay with the local hill tribes, swim under waterfalls, go bamboo rafting, zip lining and experience a once in a lifetime day at an Elephant sanctuary!

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 18

Fitness Requirement: Normal

What's included

  • Airport Pickup
  • All Activities
  • All transport including an internal flight to Chiang Mai
  • All Accommodation
  • Western Group Leader & Local Guides

What To Bring

  • Passport
  • Visa (if required)
  • Camera & Charger
  • Sunglasses & Sunsreen
  • Trainers / Walking Shoes
  • Flip Flops / Sandals


Day 1 : Arrive and meet the group
We'll pick you up from the airport and take you to the guesthouse in Bangkok. You'll then have plenty of time to recover from your long flight, chill out and meet everyone in your group.
Meals :None

Day 2 : River Cruise & Temples
Soak up Thailand’s fascinating culture as we cruise the canals of Bangkok by long tail boat, explore ancient temples, ride in a Tuk Tuk, then head out and experience the crazy nightlife!
Meals :None

Day 3 : Thai Cooking Class & Overnight Train
Learn the secrets to preparing delicious Thai cuisine first hand with a traditional Thai cooking class. Then you can sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of Thailand when we board the overnight train and travel down south.
Meals :Lunch

Day 4 : Khao Sok National Park
Enter the magical Khao Sok National Park, a hidden paradise of pristine lakes & limestone mountains. Chill out, go kayaking and sleep overnight in floating bungalows!
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Arrive in Koh Phangan & Beach Party
We'll travel by boat to the beautiful tropical island of Koh Phangan – home of the world famous full-moon parties. After checking in to our own amazing beachside bungalows you can spend the afternoon exploring the island or just relax by the pool and work on your tan. We’ll then head out and party on the beach!
Meals :Breakfast

Day 6 : Traditional Thai Massage & Beach time
A day to unwind, relax and get some well-deserved beach time before being pampered with a traditional Thai massage.
Meals :None

Day 7 : Island Boat trip & Snorkeling
You'll discover the beauty of the island as we travel by long-tail boat to some of the most amazing beaches in the world. Chill out, soak up some sun and snorkel in crystal clear water.
Meals :Lunch

Day 8 : Muay Thai or Yoga Experience
Today you have the choice of learning the art of Muay Thai boxing or bringing some peace and harmony into your action packed trip with a private Yoga class. We’ll then head out for our last night on Koh Phangan.
Meals :Breakfast

Day 9 : Transport and arrival to Phi Phi Islands
You’ll now make your way to the beautiful Phi Phi Islands. You’ll arrive in Phi Phi late afternoon, check into your guesthouse before treking to a spectacular mountain view point to soak up the stunning scenery.
Meals :None

Day 10 : Paradise Island Boat Trip
Explore, swim and snorkel around Phi Phi’s amazing Paradise Islands on this awesome half---day sunset trip. Then head out and experience Phi Phi’s crazy nightlife!
Meals :None

Day 11 : Maya Bay sleep---aboard Experience
Take off on your exclusive overnight boat to the stunning Maya Bay - made famous by the movie “The Beach”. Snorkel, see an incredible underwater lightshow, have a BBQ on the beach and more. It’s a truly unforgettable experience!
Meals :Dinner

Day 12 : Chill out in Phi Phi
After arriving back from your sleep---aboard boat trip, you’ll have the rest of the day to relax or explore Phi Phi.
Meals :Breakfast

Day 13 : Fly to Chiang Mai
Today we’ll make our way by ferry and minivan to Phuket airport for our one hour flight to the amazing capital of the north - Chiang Mai. Check in and relax or head out and explore the city.
Meals :None

Day 14 : Jungle Zip-lining
Fly high amongst the rainforest canopy and experience the most spectacular views of the mountains of Chiang Mai in this adrenalin charged afternoon of fun! Enjoy a delicious mountain top lunch before heading home. Head out that night and see the amazing night markets, or maybe a Muay Thai boxing match!
Meals :Lunch

Day 15 : Hill Tribe Trek
We’ll trek through the amazing jungle of Chiang Mai, wander through beautiful rice paddy fields and see stunning waterfalls before reaching our hill tribe village for the night. We’ll stay overnight with the locals and experience first hand how these hill tribes live.
Meals :Dinner

Day 16 : Hill Tribe Trek
We continue our trek before bamboo river rafting our way back home! You’ll arrive back to the guesthouse that afternoon and relax or head out and see more of Chiang Mai’s fascinating nightlife.
Meals :Breakfast

Day 17 : Elephant Sanctuary Experience
A very special way to experience Thailand’s most sacred animal in their natural environment. You’ll learn to feed and care for your elephant and even share a swim in what is a truly unforgettable experience!
Meals :Lunch

Day 18 : Check out & Onward travel
Your epic adventure comes to an end today. You can check out that morning and continue your travels, extend your stay in Chiang Mai or simply return to Bangkok. It’s up to you! Your group leader can help you with any of these options.
Meals :None


ThaIntro 18 day start dates


Jan      7, 26

Feb     5, 25

Mar    7, 26

Apr     6, 24

May    7, 25

Jun      7, 23

Jul       7, 24

Aug     6, 21

Sep     6, 19

Oct     6, 20

Nov     9, 22

Dec     1

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • Adventure

Available Extras

A 30 Day Tourist Visa will usually be granted on arrival in Thailand for most nationalities. If unsure of visa requirements please contact us. Travel Insurance is compulsory for the ThaIntro week

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