Intro to Thailand

Thailand Tuktuk

Thailand Tuktuk

Thailand Tuktuk
Thailand Phi Phi

Thailand Phi Phi

Thailand Phi Phi
MayaBay Boats Thailand

MayaBay Boats Thailand

MayaBay Boats Thailand
Koh Phangan Thailand

Koh Phangan Thailand

Koh Phangan Thailand
Thailand Cooking Class

Thailand Cooking Class

Thailand Cooking Class
Thailand Wat Pho Tuktuk

Thailand Wat Pho Tuktuk

Thailand Wat Pho Tuktuk
Chanasongkram Garden Thailand

Chanasongkram Garden Thailand

Chanasongkram Garden Thailand
Elephants Thailand

Elephants Thailand

Elephants Thailand

Thailand

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9 Day Adventure

Accommodations

Beach Getaway

Guided

Itinerary

Soft Adventure

Some Meals

Bangkok to Koh Phangan

Intro to Thailand

9 Day Guided Adventure - Bangkok to Koh Phangan

Thai Intro is the most incredible way to experience Thailand. On this 9-day group adventure tour, you depart from Bangkok and end in Koh Phangan. You’ll discover Bangkok’s crazy nightlife, visit ancient temples, become a booking ‘pro’ at a Thai cooking class, stay overnight in floating bungalows at the incredible Khao Sok National Park, experience local culture, snorkel in pristine oceans, explore tropical beaches, enjoy a traditional Thai massage, party on the beach, and much more!

Perfect for first-time or solo travelers, it’s an awesome group tour showing you the best of Thailand and includes everything you’ll need to gap year or travel in Asia. Perfect for those 18 to 39 years old, a great 9 days in Thailand plus an introduction to traveling in Asia.
Travel with our knowledgeable guide western guide throughout Thailand on this small group Thai Intro tour. Plus meet lots of new friends from around the world and some local guides to help you discover more about the wonders of Thailand.

Budget
$999CAD
Per Person
  • 2019 Departure dates:
  • February | 2, 5 ,7 ,9, 12, 15, 17, 20, 23, 26, 28
  • March | 2, 4, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 25, 28,
  • April | 1, 4, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 24, 26, 29
  • May | 2, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 23, 25, 28, 31
  • June | 2, 5, 7, 10, 13, 16, 18, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30
  • July | 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 16, 18, 20, 23, 26, 28, 30
  • August | 2, 5, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31
  • September | 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 16, 19, 21, 25, 29
  • October  | 1, 4, 7, 10, 14, 18, 21, 24, 28, 31
  • November | 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 20, 23, 26, 28, 30
  • December | 2, 4, 7, 10, 12

Get Ready for a Trip of a Lifetime

Details of Your Downunder Travel Adventure

Included in your Adventure

Bus Tour

Guide

Some Meals

Shared Accomodations

Taxes & Fees

Excluded in your Adventure

Flights/Airfare

Some Meals

Travel Visa

Where will you visit?

Bangkok
Khao Sok National Park
Koh Phangan
Guesthouse overnight
Thai Cooking Class
Experience a tuk tuk
Beachside bungalow

Intro to Thailand

Itinerary

Bangkok to Koh Phangan

9 Day Adventure

Day 1: BANGKOK

You will be picked 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.

Day 2: BANGKOK

Discover Bangkok from a different perspective as we take a relaxing cruise through the heart of the city. We'll then visit Bangkok's most sacred and ancient temples and travel by Tuk Tuk through the crazy streets! At night we'll head out and experience some of the best nightlife in the world

Day 3: BANGKOK TO KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK

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. (L)

Day 4: KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK

We'll wind through amazing limestone cliffs in a long-tail boat to a pristine freshwater lake and will stay overnight in floating bungalows. You’ll also go kayaking, tubing and monkey spotting! (L,D)

Day 5: KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK TO KOH PHANGAN

We'll then 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. (B)

Day 6: KOH PHANGAN

Unwind and relax with some well deserved beach time, before being pampered with a traditional Thai massage.

Day 7: KOH PHANGAN

You'll discover the beauty of Koh Phangan as we travel to some of the most amazing beaches in the world. Chill out, soak up some sun and snorkel in crystal clear water. We’ll then kick back with a BBQ on the beach! (L, D)

Day 7: DEPART KOH PHANHGAN

Stay on longer at our bungalows in Koh Phangan, or continue on your travels with the new friends you’ve made!

Intro to Thailand

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Information and Facts

Thailand: Facts & Information

Weather

Thailand has three seasons: the wet season (November to February), the cool season (May to October), and the hot season (February to May).  If it’s beaches you seek, Koh Samui is the perfect place to visit during the hot season.  For those who like hiking in the forests or checking out mountains, the cool season is recommended to travellers, when there are cool breezes and beautiful flowers are beginning to bloom.

Safety

Thailand is generally a very safe destination all year round.  It is recommended to take any necessary precautions as you would when at home; bring sun block and apply regularly, stay hydrated often, wear long-sleeved clothing to prevent burn or insect bites and have copies on-hand of your important documents (ie: passport, excursion/tour confirmations, event tickets, etc.), while keeping them stored separately (and safely) from the originals.  We recommend that all our travellers purchase travel insurance to cover theft, loss, cancellations/travel interruptions, accidents and non-pre-existing medical problems. 

Vaccinations

While some vaccines may be recommended when travelling around Asia – WHO recommends travellers be up to date with their Tetanus, Diphtheria and Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B shots – there aren’t any known ailments or endemic diseases where there is a need for a particular immunisation required for travel.

In general, prior to departure for any vacation, it’s always best to speak with your physician, who knows your medical history, and can assess any risks involved with your intended destination.

Currency & Customs

The currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht and is comes in both coin and banknote form. 

Bargaining is encouraged at the marketplaces in Thailand, as it is part of their culture to haggle; prices can be reduced drastically by haggling at most stalls.

Visitors are allowed to enter Thailand with personal items of value that does not exceed 80, 000 Baht.

There are restrictions on the amounts of alcohol and tobacco products brought into Thailand.  Plants and animals, and products made from such, may be subject to restrictions and quarantine.

Electricity

The electric current is 220 Volt AC throughout Thailand. To know if your electronics need both an adaptor and converter, best to speak with an electronic specialist.

Language

Majority of the population in Thailand speak Thai or one of its regional dialects. English is also spoken and understood throughout much of Thailand.

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The tours in Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney were exceptional.  The guides were all very informative and helpful when explaining the sites, sometimes throwing in their own personal stories too.  In Melbourne we enjoyed: the hop on/off bus tour, the Central Historical tram, the Treasury and ANZAC Memorial is is very worthwhile, The Great Ocean Road with our small group tour was fabulous and the Penguin Parade with underground viewing is definitely a must-see!  The Cairns tours are remarkable; I enjoyed our small personalized group travel to Frankland Island (including guided walk), the Kuranda Train, Skyrail and Hartley’s offered a great variety and St. Monica’s Cathedral with its stained glass windows are a hidden gem!  In Sydney, we enjoyed so much; the Ferry boat was easy to manage, The Sydney Opera House was definitely a highlight, our Harbour Cruise was fantastic and our Blue Mountains tour with hike was lovely, definitely another must-experience.

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