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Thailand on a Shoestring: From Cityscapes to Elephant Rescues

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WHAT YOU'LL PAY

JOIN A GROUP – $1,395.00 per person – less than $100 per day!
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**Denotes a $195.00 per person seasonal supplement

Trip in brief

Day 1
Bangkok Arrival & Chinatown Unveiled
Day 2
Bangkok Unplugged: Streets, Temples, and Tuk-Tuks
Day 3
Journey to Chiang Mai: From Urban Jungle to Lush Forests
Day 4
Elephant Enchantment: A Day of Conservation and Connection
Day 5
Roll Up Your Sleeves: Hands-on Elephant Welfare
Day 6
Last Day in Elephant Paradise: Leaving a Lasting Impact
Day 7
Fond Farewells & Free Time in Chiang Mai
Day 8
The World is Your Oyster: A Free Day in Chiang Mai
Day 9
Sky to Sea: Off to Phuket's Pristine Shores
Day 10
F.A.T. Tour: A Flavorful Journey Through Phuket
Day 11
Your Day, Your Way: Free Time in Phuket
Day 12
The Last Hurrah: Farewell to Phuket, Back to Bangkok
Day 13
Sunrise to Sunset: Last Day in the City of Angels
Day 14
Dawn of New Beginnings: Farewell and Onward
  • 14 days / 13 nights
  • Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket
  • Culture, adventure, beach, elephants, nature, city
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WHAT YOU'LL DO

Day 1
Bangkok Arrival & Chinatown Unveiled

Brace yourself for adventure as you touch down in the dazzling capital, Bangkok! Our local guide will greet you at the airport between 7am and 8pm, whisking you away to your cozy hotel nestled in the heart of electric Chinatown. Once you’re settled in, if you’ve landed early enough, we’ve got an evening outing up our sleeves: a wander through the neighborhood and a mouthwatering welcome dinner at a local gem. Get ready to dive headfirst into Thailand’s vibrant culture!

Accommodation: W22 by Burasari in bustling Chinatown
Meals included: Dinner
Day 1
Bangkok Arrival & Chinatown Unveiled

Brace yourself for adventure as you touch down in the dazzling capital, Bangkok! Our local guide will greet you at the airport between 7am and 8pm, whisking you away to your cozy hotel nestled in the heart of electric Chinatown. Once you’re settled in, if you’ve landed early enough, we’ve got an evening outing up our sleeves: a wander through the neighborhood and a mouthwatering welcome dinner at a local gem. Get ready to dive headfirst into Thailand’s vibrant culture!

Accommodation: W22 by Burasari in bustling Chinatown
Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Bangkok Unplugged: Streets, Temples, and Tuk-Tuks

The first “official” day kicks off with a huddle! We’ll gather for a powwow to go over our thrilling plans so you know exactly what thrills await. Then, it’s time to roam Bangkok’s lesser-known corners. Wander through tucked-away temples, glide by the iconic River of Kings, and soak in local life. After we’ve strolled to our heart’s content, we’ll hop into iconic tuk-tuks for a zippy ride back to the hotel. Trust us, it’s an experience you won’t forget!

Accommodation: W22 by Burasari
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 2
Bangkok Unplugged: Streets, Temples, and Tuk-Tuks

The first “official” day kicks off with a huddle! We’ll gather for a powwow to go over our thrilling plans so you know exactly what thrills await. Then, it’s time to roam Bangkok’s lesser-known corners. Wander through tucked-away temples, glide by the iconic River of Kings, and soak in local life. After we’ve strolled to our heart’s content, we’ll hop into iconic tuk-tuks for a zippy ride back to the hotel. Trust us, it’s an experience you won’t forget!

Accommodation: W22 by Burasari
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3
Journey to Chiang Mai: From Urban Jungle to Lush Forests

Say goodbye to Bangkok’s hustle as we venture north to timeless Chiang Mai, departing at 7:30am. Witness Thailand morph from cityscapes to lush greenery as you relax in our comfy coach. Once we reach this ancient, jungle-ensconced gem, we’ll quickly settle into our centrally located hotel. After a quick refresh, we’ll be on our feet again, eager to start uncovering the enchanting secrets Chiang Mai has to offer. Get set for an exploration spree!

Accommodation: Royal Peninsula Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3
Journey to Chiang Mai: From Urban Jungle to Lush Forests

Say goodbye to Bangkok’s hustle as we venture north to timeless Chiang Mai, departing at 7:30am. Witness Thailand morph from cityscapes to lush greenery as you relax in our comfy coach. Once we reach this ancient, jungle-ensconced gem, we’ll quickly settle into our centrally located hotel. After a quick refresh, we’ll be on our feet again, eager to start uncovering the enchanting secrets Chiang Mai has to offer. Get set for an exploration spree!

Accommodation: Royal Peninsula Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 4
Elephant Enchantment: A Day of Conservation and Connection

Today’s an extraordinary one—we’re venturing just an hour from the city to contribute to Thailand’s elephant welfare at one of our treasured projects. As you arrive amid lush jungle, you’ll meet not just the devoted team but the magnificent elephants themselves! After we get settled, we’ll embark on a group tour to learn about the elephants’ journeys and how our engagement makes a lasting impact. It’s not just about today; it’s about creating a ripple effect that continues long after we leave.

Accommodation: Purpose built accommodation at the elephant camp
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 4
Elephant Enchantment: A Day of Conservation and Connection

Today’s an extraordinary one—we’re venturing just an hour from the city to contribute to Thailand’s elephant welfare at one of our treasured projects. As you arrive amid lush jungle, you’ll meet not just the devoted team but the magnificent elephants themselves! After we get settled, we’ll embark on a group tour to learn about the elephants’ journeys and how our engagement makes a lasting impact. It’s not just about today; it’s about creating a ripple effect that continues long after we leave.

Elephants jungle
Accommodation: Purpose built accommodation at the elephant camp
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 5
Roll Up Your Sleeves: Hands-on Elephant Welfare

Prepare to get a little muddy and a lot fulfilled! For the next two days, you’ll take part in various tasks essential for the project’s success and the elephants’ well-being. Whether it’s mending fences, crafting elephant treats, or assisting the vet team, your duties will vary depending on current needs and weather conditions. While the exact agenda will be shared when you arrive, one thing’s for certain—you’ll enjoy plenty of unforgettable moments with these gentle giants!

Accommodation: Purpose built accommodation at the elephant camp
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 5
Roll Up Your Sleeves: Hands-on Elephant Welfare

Prepare to get a little muddy and a lot fulfilled! For the next two days, you’ll take part in various tasks essential for the project’s success and the elephants’ well-being. Whether it’s mending fences, crafting elephant treats, or assisting the vet team, your duties will vary depending on current needs and weather conditions. While the exact agenda will be shared when you arrive, one thing’s for certain—you’ll enjoy plenty of unforgettable moments with these gentle giants!

Accommodation: Purpose built accommodation at the elephant camp
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 6
Last Day in Elephant Paradise: Leaving a Lasting Impact

Time to dive back into your hands-on projects at the camp! As you work closely with the devoted team and your knowledgeable guide, savor these final moments with the elephants. Although we’ll be saying our goodbyes and venturing onward tomorrow, the impact you’ve made will stay right here, helping to secure a brighter future for these majestic creatures. Make today count; it’s the last chapter of this unforgettable elephant odyssey!

Elephants jungle
Accommodation: Purpose built accommodation at the elephant camp
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 6
Last Day in Elephant Paradise: Leaving a Lasting Impact

Time to dive back into your hands-on projects at the camp! As you work closely with the devoted team and your knowledgeable guide, savor these final moments with the elephants. Although we’ll be saying our goodbyes and venturing onward tomorrow, the impact you’ve made will stay right here, helping to secure a brighter future for these majestic creatures. Make today count; it’s the last chapter of this unforgettable elephant odyssey!

Elephants jungle
Accommodation: Purpose built accommodation at the elephant camp
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 7
Fond Farewells & Free Time in Chiang Mai

After breakfast, we’ll wrap up our elephant conservation efforts with final touches on our projects. We’ll share a farewell lunch at the camp before journeying back to Chiang Mai, hearts full of treasured memories. Once we’re back at our cozy hotel, dive into the inviting pool for some R&R. As evening unfolds, seize your freedom! Whether you wander through the charming town or hunt for treasures at the vibrant night bazaar, the night’s all yours to enjoy.

Accommodation: Royal Peninsula Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch
Day 7
Fond Farewells & Free Time in Chiang Mai

After breakfast, we’ll wrap up our elephant conservation efforts with final touches on our projects. We’ll share a farewell lunch at the camp before journeying back to Chiang Mai, hearts full of treasured memories. Once we’re back at our cozy hotel, dive into the inviting pool for some R&R. As evening unfolds, seize your freedom! Whether you wander through the charming town or hunt for treasures at the vibrant night bazaar, the night’s all yours to enjoy.

Accommodation: Royal Peninsula Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch
Day 8
The World is Your Oyster: A Free Day in Chiang Mai

You’ve earned this! After seven action-packed days, today’s agenda is entirely yours. Whether you’re keen on kicking back or hunger for more adventures, your guide is on hand to make sure your day is spent just the way you like it. From offering advice on must-see spots to helping with transport, we’ve got you covered. Whatever you choose, make this day uniquely yours in beautiful Chiang Mai.

Accommodation: Royal Peninsula Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8
The World is Your Oyster: A Free Day in Chiang Mai

You’ve earned this! After seven action-packed days, today’s agenda is entirely yours. Whether you’re keen on kicking back or hunger for more adventures, your guide is on hand to make sure your day is spent just the way you like it. From offering advice on must-see spots to helping with transport, we’ve got you covered. Whatever you choose, make this day uniquely yours in beautiful Chiang Mai.

Accommodation: Royal Peninsula Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 9
Sky to Sea: Off to Phuket's Pristine Shores

Get set for a scenic shift! We’re jetting from the lush jungles and cultural hubs to the sun-kissed beaches of Phuket, Thailand’s iconic island getaway. An early afternoon flight gives you the morning to gather your belongings and anticipation. As your feet hit Phuket’s ground, we’ll whisk you away to the island’s vibrant southern region—home to stunning beaches and endless entertainment options. Your tropical dream starts now!

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 9
Sky to Sea: Off to Phuket's Pristine Shores

Get set for a scenic shift! We’re jetting from the lush jungles and cultural hubs to the sun-kissed beaches of Phuket, Thailand’s iconic island getaway. An early afternoon flight gives you the morning to gather your belongings and anticipation. As your feet hit Phuket’s ground, we’ll whisk you away to the island’s vibrant southern region—home to stunning beaches and endless entertainment options. Your tropical dream starts now!

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 10
F.A.T. Tour: A Flavorful Journey Through Phuket

No, it’s not what you think! F.A.T. stands for Food, Art, and Town, and today we’re diving deep into Phuket’s rich tapestry. We’ll meander through vibrant markets, eye-catching art scenes, and historical landmarks, all while sampling the local culinary delights. Get ready to eat, snap photos, and immerse yourself in the island’s fascinating culture. It’s a feast for all your senses!

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 10
F.A.T. Tour: A Flavorful Journey Through Phuket

No, it’s not what you think! F.A.T. stands for Food, Art, and Town, and today we’re diving deep into Phuket’s rich tapestry. We’ll meander through vibrant markets, eye-catching art scenes, and historical landmarks, all while sampling the local culinary delights. Get ready to eat, snap photos, and immerse yourself in the island’s fascinating culture. It’s a feast for all your senses!

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 11
Your Day, Your Way: Free Time in Phuket

Today is a blank canvas just waiting for you to paint your perfect day in Phuket. Beach bum or market maven, your guide is here to help you tailor the day to your liking. Whether you’re splashing in the waves, savoring local bites, or embarking on an island excursion, the choice is all yours. Make sure to soak it all in because, believe it or not, tomorrow we’re heading back to Bangkok as our Thai adventure winds down.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 11
Your Day, Your Way: Free Time in Phuket

Today is a blank canvas just waiting for you to paint your perfect day in Phuket. Beach bum or market maven, your guide is here to help you tailor the day to your liking. Whether you’re splashing in the waves, savoring local bites, or embarking on an island excursion, the choice is all yours. Make sure to soak it all in because, believe it or not, tomorrow we’re heading back to Bangkok as our Thai adventure winds down.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 12
The Last Hurrah: Farewell to Phuket, Back to Bangkok

Your last few hours on this dreamy island are yours to cherish, but be ready for a noon check-out. Come 4pm, we’ll set you up for a VIP coach experience back to Bangkok. It’s not just any bus ride; think cozy blankets, fluffy pillows, munchable snacks, and movies to keep you entertained. As we head back to where our Thai odyssey began, reflect on the adventures you’ve had and the memories you’re taking home.

Accommodation: VIP Coach with reclining seat
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 12
The Last Hurrah: Farewell to Phuket, Back to Bangkok

Your last few hours on this dreamy island are yours to cherish, but be ready for a noon check-out. Come 4pm, we’ll set you up for a VIP coach experience back to Bangkok. It’s not just any bus ride; think cozy blankets, fluffy pillows, munchable snacks, and movies to keep you entertained. As we head back to where our Thai odyssey began, reflect on the adventures you’ve had and the memories you’re taking home.

Accommodation: VIP Coach with reclining seat
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 13
Sunrise to Sunset: Last Day in the City of Angels

We’ve come full circle, folks! As dawn breaks over Bangkok’s River of Kings, we arrive invigorated for our final day. Once we’re back at our trusty hotel, you’re free to chase any last-minute experiences—maybe a souvenir hunt? Your guide can point you to the bustling Siam Square via a quick underground train ride. But remember, rendezvous back at the hotel by 5pm. We’ve got a farewell dinner lined up, and it’s the ultimate toast to our unforgettable Thai journey!

Accommodation: W22 by Burasari
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 13
Sunrise to Sunset: Last Day in the City of Angels

We’ve come full circle, folks! As dawn breaks over Bangkok’s River of Kings, we arrive invigorated for our final day. Once we’re back at our trusty hotel, you’re free to chase any last-minute experiences—maybe a souvenir hunt? Your guide can point you to the bustling Siam Square via a quick underground train ride. But remember, rendezvous back at the hotel by 5pm. We’ve got a farewell dinner lined up, and it’s the ultimate toast to our unforgettable Thai journey!

Accommodation: W22 by Burasari
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 14
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Bangkok for dinner with our Bangkok team

As the morning light graces Thailand’s horizon, it marks not just another day but the dawn of new beginnings. It’s time to say bittersweet goodbyes to your band of fellow explorers. While our Thai adventure reaches its end, remember that every ending is just the start of another journey. Armed with unforgettable memories and friendships, you’re all set for your next big adventure, wherever that may take you. Onward and upward!

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 14
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Bangkok for dinner with our Bangkok team

As the morning light graces Thailand’s horizon, it marks not just another day but the dawn of new beginnings. It’s time to say bittersweet goodbyes to your band of fellow explorers. While our Thai adventure reaches its end, remember that every ending is just the start of another journey. Armed with unforgettable memories and friendships, you’re all set for your next big adventure, wherever that may take you. Onward and upward!

Meals included: Breakfast

WHERE YOU’LL VISIT

Bangkok

Bangkok is a captivating city that offers a unique and dynamic experience for travelers. Its vibrant energy and pulsing energy, combined with its rich cultural heritage and stunning historical sites, create a magical and unforgettable atmosphere. From its bustling street markets and delicious street food to its opulent temples and ornate palaces, Bangkok truly has something for everyone. Whether you’re exploring the city’s rich history and culture, indulging in its exciting nightlife, or simply taking in its vibrant atmosphere, Bangkok is a city that never fails to amaze and delight visitors.

Bangkok

Bangkok is your gateway to a world where tradition flirts with modernity. Imagine a city where golden spires of ancient temples share the skyline with neon-lit skyscrapers. As you roam through bustling markets, the smell of spicy street food dances in the air, inviting you to take a bite. Whether you’re an urban explorer, a history buff, or a night owl looking for the next best party, Bangkok sweeps you off your feet and twirls you around in its rich, ever-vibrant embrace.

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a city in northern Thailand that is known for its rich cultural heritage, natural beauty, and unique blend of modern and traditional elements. The city is surrounded by lush mountains, rolling hills, and ancient forests, offering a peaceful and serene escape from the hustle and bustle of other Thai cities. In the city center, visitors will find a vibrant and charming old town filled with historic temples, local markets, and traditional crafts and textiles. This unique combination of natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, combined with the city’s friendly locals and relaxed atmosphere, make Chiang Mai an amazing destination that offers a truly unforgettable experience for travelers.

Chiang Mai

Phuket

The crown jewel of Thailand’s sun-kissed southern islands. Imagine sinking your toes into powdery white sand beaches as the azure waves gently lap the shore. But it’s not just a beach-lover’s paradise. Phuket is a vibrant tapestry of culture, steeped in history and tradition. Stroll through bustling markets, where aromas of exotic spices mingle with the sweet scent of local fruits. Don’t even get us started on the food—think zesty Pad Thai, fresh seafood, and mango sticky rice, each bite a culinary revelation. As for the people, their warmth matches the tropical climate; always ready with a smile and eager to share their slice of paradise. And when the sun sets, Phuket transforms into an entertainment hub, offering everything from serene moonlit boat rides to electrifying beach parties. Whether you’re an adventurer, a foodie, or someone looking for a tranquil escape, Phuket is a destination that keeps on giving.

Phuket

The crown jewel of Thailand’s sun-kissed southern islands. Imagine sinking your toes into powdery white sand beaches as the azure waves gently lap the shore. But it’s not just a beach-lover’s paradise. Phuket is a vibrant tapestry of culture, steeped in history and tradition. Stroll through bustling markets, where aromas of exotic spices mingle with the sweet scent of local fruits. Don’t even get us started on the food—think zesty Pad Thai, fresh seafood, and mango sticky rice, each bite a culinary revelation. As for the people, their warmth matches the tropical climate; always ready with a smile and eager to share their slice of paradise. And when the sun sets, Phuket transforms into an entertainment hub, offering everything from serene moonlit boat rides to electrifying beach parties. Whether you’re an adventurer, a foodie, or someone looking for a tranquil escape, Phuket is a destination that keeps on giving.

ACCOMMODATION

WHERE YOU’LL SLEEP

We completely understand that every traveler is unique, and therefore we offer a wide range of hotels to suit different budgets, preferences and travel styles. From chic and modern city hotels to cozy and intimate boutique accommodations, we have something for everyone. Our goal is to provide our guests with a memorable and enjoyable stay, and we strive to offer excellent customer service and support, both before and during their trip. With our handpicked selection of hotels and our commitment to quality and comfort, we are confident that our guests will have a relaxing and rejuvenating experience, leaving them refreshed and ready to tackle their next adventure.
Bangkok

W22 by Burasari

Nestled in the heart of Bangkok’s vibrant Chinatown, W22 by Burasari offers an oasis of comfort and style. With plush beds, modern amenities, and tranquil decor, this boutique hotel transforms each stay into a rejuvenating experience. It’s your perfect urban retreat amid the city’s energetic pulse.

Bangkok

W22 by Burasari

Nestled in the heart of Bangkok’s vibrant Chinatown, W22 by Burasari offers an oasis of comfort and style. With plush beds, modern amenities, and tranquil decor, this boutique hotel transforms each stay into a rejuvenating experience. It’s your perfect urban retreat amid the city’s energetic pulse.

Royal Peninsual Room
Chiang Mai

Royal Peninsula Hotel

The Royal Peninsula Hotel in Chiang Mai is your perfect base for exploration! Offering cozy rooms with modern amenities, you’ll feel right at home. Whether you’re diving into the on-site restaurant’s delights or taking a dip in the outdoor pool, relaxation is just a step away. Located near the Old Town and key attractions, it’s the ideal launchpad for your Chiang Mai adventure.

Royal Peninsual Room
Chiang Mai

Royal Peninsula Hotel

The Royal Peninsula Hotel in Chiang Mai is your perfect base for exploration! Offering cozy rooms with modern amenities, you’ll feel right at home. Whether you’re diving into the on-site restaurant’s delights or taking a dip in the outdoor pool, relaxation is just a step away. Located near the Old Town and key attractions, it’s the ideal launchpad for your Chiang Mai adventure.

Phuket

This sounds like a great hotel for travelers looking for a relaxed and comfortable stay near the beach. With its close proximity to Ao Nang Beach, guests can enjoy a day soaking up the sun and playing in the water. The rooms are designed with a focus on comfort, featuring photographic murals, smart TVs, minifridges, and tea and coffee making facilities. With balcony furnishings, guests can enjoy the fresh sea air from the comfort of their rooms. Additionally, upgraded rooms offer added perks such as pool or sea views, sitting areas, and direct pool access. With a buffet restaurant and coffee shop on site, guests can enjoy delicious meals throughout their stay. Additionally, the hotel provides ample amenities such as 2 outdoor pools, a poolside bar, a gym, and a kids’ play area to keep everyone entertained. With free Wi-Fi and parking, guests can travel with ease and convenience.

Phuket

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • All accommodation throughout the tour
  • Fully guided by English-speaking local expert
  • Fun and interesting guided tour through hidden Bangkok
  • Group welcome and Farewell dinners
  • 3-days volunteering at a leading ethical elephant camp
  • Flight south from Chiang Mai to Phuket
  • Guided tour of Phuket’s fascinating mix of cultures
  • Plenty of free-time to do as you please
  • All local transport
  • 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Your spending money
  • International flights
  • Meals not mentioned in your itinerary
  • Your visa, should you need one
  • Personal travel or medical insurance
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Bangkok, 10110, Thailand

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