Combining the best of the north and south, this is the definitive Thailand tour. Travel from the clamour of the capital to the serenity of steamy rainforests, from atmospheric ruins to relaxed sun-drenched islands. Tour temples in Bangkok, bargain-hunt in lively Chiang Mai and then swim, snorkel or simply kick back on the divine beaches of the southern coast. This adventure is the perfect chance to visit the many attractions and treasures of Thailand.

Highlights

Work up an appetite with a leisurely cycle through the ancient Buddhas and ruined temples of Heritage-listed Sukothai Park, then feast on a home-cooked picnic lunch

Experience daily rural life first hand when staying with long-time Intrepid friends in a small Thai village

Support an important animal welfare initiative and get close to incredible creatures at the Hospital of the Friends of the Asian Elephant

Pick up some impressive new culinary skills and taste delicious local dishes in a Thai cooking class

Discover the best beaches and islands of Thailand’s east coast – from popular Ko Samui to laid-back Ko Tao – for a true slice of paradise

Cruise to Ko Pitak for a taste of real island life. Enjoy an overnight homestay, feast on fresh seafood and interact with local fishermen

Two in-depth snorkelling trips, one in Chumphon and one in Ko Tao, give you plenty of time to explore underwater worlds brimming with coral and colourful tropical fish

Travel as the locals do on overnight sleeper trains – the best way to travel long distances, meet locals and maximise time at destinations

Experience a variety of local accommodation, from small guesthouses to beach resorts