This adventure stays true to its name offering up 3 classic Thai destinations, each very different from the next. This journey begins under the bright lights of Thailand’s current capital city Bangkok, then takes us through the lush tropical jungles and incredible waterfalls of Kanchanaburi, culminating in one of Thailand’s most famous backpacking destinations, Koh Phangan. Take in the sights, sounds, and flavours of one of the most lively and fun capital cities in Asia. Spend your day hiking through stunning mountain rainforests from one waterfall to next, stopping along the way to cool off in crystal clear mountain pools. Laze the day away on stunning white sand beaches that at night transform into some of the wildest party scenes you’ve ever seen. Loaded with adventure, the 10 Day Taste Of Thailand is your perfect introduction to some of Thailand’s classic backpacking destinations. Click on a destination below for more information.
You arrive in Bangkok late the first evening. The group meets for welcome drinks and a short information session at our guesthouse. Day 2 is when the action starts as we embark on our first included activity, a day trip to former capital of Ayutthaya where you’ll see some of the most impressive Buddhist temples in all of Thailand.
Day 3 we hit the road for the short journey to Kanchanaburi, in our private mini bus. Spend the next couple days soaking up the sights and sounds of the jungle, and enjoying Kanchanaburi’s incredibly laid-back vibe. Our group activity here is always a guest favorite, as we trek the jungle trails of Erawan National Park, home to some of the most stunning waterfalls in the world. Mid afternoon on day 6 we hop in a private mini bus to the train station in Nakhon Pathom where we board our overnight train to Surat Thani, our kick off point to Koh Phangan.
Our train arrives early in the morning on Day 7 in Surat Thani, Southern Thailand. From the train station we board a shuttle to the pier, then board the ferry for the ride over to Koh Phangan. Our driver will meet us at the pier and take us to our awesome beachfront accommodations! Spend the next few days exploring the island’s forest, waterfalls, beaches and viewpoints or take it easy and kick back in the sun and sand and prepare yourself for the madness that awaits you on day 9, the legendary Full Moon Party on Haad Rin Beach. You have a day and night post-party to recover from the last night’s madness, say goodbye to your awesome new group of friends and prepare for your onward journey*. At this point though, like many, you may just be having so much fun you want to stay and hang us for another 10 days on our Beaches, Boats & Jungles tour.
*This tour does not end in Bangkok. For guests flying home from Bangkok at the end of this tour, we can help you arrange transportation from Koh Phangan via either the train station or airport in Surat Thani, where connecting to Bangkok is a breeze. If you need help getting back to Bangkok our guides will be happy to help you. If you have a day or two to kill before you fly home, our amazing partners in Bangkok will be happy to accommodate you and help you arrange onward transportation to the airport.