Discover Thailand

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Duration: 15 nights
Type: Worldwide walking holidays
Walking Grade: 2
from £2,549pp

From the fast-paced bustle of Bangkok to the rainforests of Khao Sok National Park, the jewels in Thailand’s crown shine brightly on this 13-night discovery holiday. You’ll experience it all – the temples of Chiang Mai, Krabi’s dreamy beaches, jungle trekking, bamboo rafting on Cheow Lan Lake, and a night in a floating bungalow under the stars.

What you’ll love

  • Exploring bustling Bangkok  
  • Spending a night with the northern hill tribes above Chiang Mai 
  • Sampling Thai street food in the markets of Chiang Mai 
  • A guided walking tour around the temples of the former capital, Ayutthaya 
  • Exploring the rainforests and lakes of Khao Sok National Park 
  • Soaking up the 360-degree views in Krabi 

What’s included

  • Full programme of guided walks and sightseeing led by local leaders  
  • Comfortable accommodation  
  • 13 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners 
  • All activities (as per itinerary)  
  • Air-conditioned transport  
  • Internal flights 
  • Return flights from the UK including hold baggage and airport transfers

Trip Notes

Easy to download as a PDF, our trip notes provide detailed information for every holiday. Please click below to find the trip notes for your departure date.

All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take alternative routes or adapt the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.

Overnight flight to Thailand.


Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to your hotel. Dinner isn’t included this evening giving you free time to relax or explore. There’s a restaurant at the hotel and if you want to stretch your legs there are lots of places nearby.


After a short morning orientation, we’ll tour Bangkok and enjoy a traditional Thai lunch. In the evening, we’ll come together for an official welcome dinner to celebrate the start of your adventure.


We’ll hop on the morning train to the former capital, Ayutthaya, famed for its wealth of temples. Enjoy a fully guided walking tour around these colourful shrines and in the afternoon, we’ll transfer to Don Muang Airport for an early evening flight to Chiang Mai, another former capital. Bag transport included.


Embark on a full-day tour of the walled city of Chiang Mai, birthplace of the Lanna Empire. Be wowed by its array of temples and old walls and in the evening, we’ll head to the vibrant night bazaar where you can sample some northern specialities.


Distance: 4 miles/6km

Leaving the bustle of the city behind, we’ll travel above Chiang Mia for our two-night jungle trek. First, we’ll stop at a local market to pick up provisions, then a scenic drive takes us to a magnificent waterfall where you can freshen up with a dip.

After lunch we begin trekking through the jungle to the Karen hill tribe village where we’ll spend the night in a simple hut. Dinner is prepared for us, after which you can soak up the scenery and noises of the jungle from the outdoor terrace.


Distance: 5 miles/8km

We’ll continue our adventure trekking through the lush jungle and rice fields, before lunch and a relaxing stop. After lunch we'll carry on to our mountain village, where if you want to freshen up you can take a dip in the local river. Dinner tonight is around the campfire before our last night in the mountains.


Drift down the slow-moving river on bamboo rafts to see the jungle from a whole other perspective. Then we’ll return to Chiang Mai for dinner and to spend the night.


This morning we’ll fly to Surat Thani, the gateway to Thailand’s best beaches and islands. Our destination is Khao Sok National Park – home to the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world as well as limestone mountains and spellbinding lakes. Once we’re at the lodge, you have some free time to relax.


A morning yoga session is included for those who want to start the day with some meditation and relaxation before breakfast. You’ll have a free day in Khao Sok where there's the opportunity to experience an elephant care programme. After dinner we’ll set off on a night safari through the jungle.


Distance: 4 miles/6km

Today we'll transfer to Cheow Lan pier, and ride on traditional long boats across Cheow Lan lake. Upon arrival we’ll walk into the jungle to reach a bamboo raft which will take us to an amazing cave. In the afternoon we'll have some free time to explore the area. Spend the night floating on the lake under the stars, surrounded by the world’s oldest evergreen forest.


We’ll start our morning with a sunrise safari followed by a hearty breakfast. Then, we'’ll transfer back to Cheow Lan pier before boarding a private transfer to the beautiful beach town of Ao Nang in Krabi. You’re free to spend afternoon and evening as you wish. Relax on the sand or visit one of the many restaurants nearby.


Distance: 5 miles/8km

Ascent: 550m

We’ll venture out on the Dragon Crest Mountain trek, which takes us to one of the most wow-worthy viewpoints in Thailand. It’s located in the Moo Koh Phi Phi National Park and offers up 360-degree views of the Krabi coastline, distant islands, and the spectacular green limestone peaks rising from the valleys further south.

Later in the afternoon, we’ll make our way to a local cookery school for a Thai cooking lesson followed by dinner.


Enjoy a free day to relax by the pool or the beach. There’s plenty more on offer, including a boat trip to the islands, Railay beach, snorkelling, or a trip into Krabi town. In the evening, we’ll all meet for a farewell dinner.


Fly from Krabi or Phuket to Bangkok to catch an overnight flight back to the UK.


Itinerary map for Discover Thailand

Dhevi Hotel, Bangkok - Thailand

Colourful patterns and ornate decorations adorn nearly every available space at the 3-star Dhevi Hotel Bangkok – even the rooms have their own special design. Cast your eyes on the wealth of Thai art decorating the walls (the wallpapers are painted by local artists) for a colourful introduction to the capital. It’s located in central Bangkok, too.

De Charme Boutique Hotel, Chiang Mai - Thailand

Unwind at the 3-star De Charme Hotel’s outdoor pool after a day of discovery. It’s located within the old city walls of Chiang Mai with the rooms and lounge giving a feel of old Siam.

Hill Tribe Community House - Thailand

For the two nights you spend with the hill tribe community, you’ll stay in simple village houses with limited facilities.

Khaosok Boutique Hideaway - Thailand

Nestled amongst nature close to Khao Sok National Park, this glamping-style accommodation features all the comforts you need for a good night’s rest, including air conditioning and an en-suite bathroom. There’s also an outdoor pool to enjoy. 

Khaosok Floating Bungalows - Thailand

Sleep above the lapping waters of Cheow Lan Lake in a floating bungalow.

Holiday Style Ao Nang Beach Resort, Krabi - Thailand

Just a minute’s walk from Nopparat Thara Beach and near the night market, this hotel offers modern, comfortable rooms with air conditioning, TV, fridge, minibar, balcony, and an en-suite bathroom. There are two pools to choose from, too.

Essential information

It's best to be prepared for all weather conditions. To make it easier, here is a list of items you should consider packing.   

Essentials  

  • Walking boots 
  • Waterproof jacket 
  • Waterproof trousers 
  • Insulated jacket/top 
  • Walking clothing  
  • Walking socks (plus spares)  
  • Sunhat 
  • Gloves/mitts and warm hat
  • Water bottle (minimum 2 litre capacity)  
  • Headtorch 
  • High-factor sunscreen (minimum SPF 30)  
  • Sunglasses with a dark lens 
  • Rucksack (15-30 litres)  
  • Mobile phone 
  • Personal first aid kit (containing your medication, blister plasters, etc.) 
  • Passport 
  • Visa (if applicable) 
  • Copy of your travel insurance policy 
  • UK Global Health Insurance Card (formerly known as EHIC

Recommended

  • Collapsible walking poles 
  • Swimwear and travel towel
  • Snacks
  • Dry bags
  • Rubbish bags
  • Insect repellent

Optional extras

  • Camera 
  • Sit mat
  • Flask for hot drinks 
  • Durable lunch box
  • Gaiters 
  • GPS device 

Guest reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Supplements may apply.

Non-member fee: £30 per person.

All packages that include flights are ATOL protected. Advertised prices listed below show the lowest economy flight price option for that departure. On holidays where we offer local UK airports, details will appear in the “Important Information” section below and available alternative flight options will be offered when you book. Seating upgrades may be available on request and at an additional charge, please call 020 3974 8865 for a quote.

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2024

09 Nov - 24 Nov 2024

15 nights

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09 Nov - 24 Nov 2024

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Important information

  • With flight holidays: Price includes economy flights to Bangkok returning from Krabi or Phuket, hold baggage and airport transfers
Duration:
15 nights
Type:
Worldwide walking holidays
Walking Grade:
2

15 nights from £2,549pp

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