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Thailand Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Thailand

We recommend booking pre-trip accommodations if you'd like to fully immerse yourself in Bangkok's vibrant atmosphere.

Afternoon
  • The Under30Experiences team will meet you at the airport and we will shuttle to our accommodation located along the Chao Phraya river in the capital city of Bangkok.
  • ‍Recover and relax after a long flight at the hotel or take a walk to the nearby Wang Lang Market to take in the scents of Thailand.
Evening
  • Enjoy a delicious Thai meal at our opening dinner on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Get to know your new friends and begin to settle into Thailand.

Day 2

Grand Palace & Tour of Bangkok

Morning
  • Wake up in Thailand and enjoy breakfast right at your hotel.
  • Please wear appropriate clothing:  knees and shoulders covered with a preference for dark clothing as sign of respect to the late King Bhumibol.  
  • Ferry across the Chao Phraya River to visit the famous Grand Palace and then to Wat Pho, where you will find the magnificent 46 meter long gold plated Reclining Buddha.
Afternoon
  • After the tour, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in the remarkable area of Old Bangkok.
  • Take in the vibrant sights at Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market, followed by a unique walking tour through the alleyways of Bangkok.
Evening
  • Enjoy a family style meal with a mixture of curries at a local riverside restaurant.

Day 3

Ayutthaya

Morning
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel as you listen to the sounds of morning commerce along the Chao Phraya River.
  • Travel the highways north to the Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Siam, to explore the archaeological ruins of temples and royal compounds by bicycle.
  • View the iconic head of Buddha with a tree trunk and roots growing around it at Wat Mahathat.
Afternoon
  • For lunch, fill your appetite with a bowl of Kuai Tiao Ruea, also known as boat noodles, as they were originally served from boats on the canals that intersect the city.
  • Visit Wat Ratchaburana, the Temple of Royal Restoration, and take in the sunset gleaming off the reddish color of Wat Chaiwatthanaram.
Evening
  • Enjoy dinner and purchase snacks at the night market and then board onto the train for an overnight journey to Chiang Mai! (apx. 10 hour overnight train)

Day 4

Chiang Mai Exploration

Morning
  • Upon arriving to Chiang Mai, it’s time to eat again! Enjoy some Khao Soi - this smokey coconut curry is a famous northern Thai dish that has a unique flavor with Chinese-Muslim origins.
  • Optional activities: yoga class, swimming at Grand Canyon Water Park or personal time to explore the old city of Chiang Mai.
Afternoon
  • Check in to our boutique accommodations located within the historic Old Town Chiang Mai - relax and unwind with a traditional massage or sample Thai iced coffee.
  • Take to the streets inside the moat that surrounds the Old Town, encounter ancient temples, worldly cuisines and colorful markets.
  • Cruise up to the mountaintop temple of Doi Suthep in local songthaews, covered pickup trucks with rows of seats in the back.  
  • Watch the sunset while listening to monks chant their evening prayers.
Evening
  • Coming down from the mountaintop, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and reflect upon the day’s adventures.

Day 5

Thai Waterfalls

Morning
  • After a good night’s rest, meet everyone for breakfast and freshly brewed coffee.
  • Drive one hour north of the city to Bua Thong waterfalls, locally known as Sticky Falls.  
  • Spend the day splashing around in this forested paradise.
Afternoon
  • Keeping it “sticky”, feast on a picnic style lunch served with Khao Niaow (sticky rice) at the waterfall park.
  • Return to the hotel, shower up, and choose from one of our optional activities: cooking class, crafts at the Elephant Parade House, monk chat or Thai massage.
Evening
  • This evening you are free to explore and find dinner on your own. Under30experiences staff will offer suggestions and assistance as always.

Day 6

Elephant Sanctuary

Morning
  • Start your day with a refreshing breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit an elephant sanctuary to learn about the Asian elephants and conservation efforts to improve the lives of these giant animals.
  • Upon arrival to the sanctuary, assist with the feeding of the elephants, observe them in the natural setting, and hear stories about individual elephants.
Afternoon
  • Lunch will be served at the sanctuary’s dining area.
  • Continue to observe the elephants as we walk around the park, making our way to the river where we will view elephants bathing from an observation platform.
Evening
  • After freshening up at the hotel, celebrate the final night in Chiang Mai with a traditional northern Thai (Lanna) meal.

Day 7

Krabi

Trips between April - October
Morning  
  • Waking up to the final morning in Chiang Mai, reflect upon your experiences as you eat breakfast with your friends.
  • Get to know more about Buddhism by participating in a Monk Chat at nearby temple or join a yoga class - this final morning is free for you to choose.
Afternoon
  • Take a two hour flight from Chiang Mai to Krabi, a beach town near the Andaman coast.
  • Upon arriving to Krabi, cruise in a long-tailed boat to Railay Beach, gazing at the limestone karsts that jut up out of the sea.
  • Explore the beaches, rent a kayak and catch the sunset.
Evening
  • Settle into beach life with a refreshing fruit smoothie and dinner overlooking the waters of the Andaman Sea.
  • Rest up and get ready for a full day of island hopping tomorrow.
Trips between November - March
Morning  
  • Waking up to the final morning in Chiang Mai, reflect upon your experiences as you eat breakfast with your friends.
  • Get to know more about Buddhism by participating in a Monk Chat at nearby temple or join a yoga class - this final morning is free for you to choose.
Afternoon
  • Take a two hour flight from Chiang Mai to Krabi, a beach town near the Andaman coast.
  • Upon arriving to Krabi, load into private vans and take in the scenery of mountainous rock formations as we drive to Khlong Muang Beach.
  • Check into our bungalows on the beach, explore the shoreline and catch the sunset.
Evening
  • Settle into beach life with a refreshing fruit smoothie and dinner overlooking the waters of the Andaman Sea.
  • Rest up and get ready for a full day of island hopping tomorrow.

Day 8

Island Tour

Trips between April - October
Morning/Afternoon 
  • Want more adventure? Join in on an optional hike to the viewpoint before breakfast.
  • Cruise around in our own private boats to the islands of the Andaman Sea; swim in clear blue waters, spot birds nesting, simply relax with your friends.
  • Lunch will be packed for this day on the boat.
Evening
  • On our return from the islands, we will visit our partner climbing school to get gear fitted for our climbing adventure. 
  • Feast on a flame broiled seafood BBQ and enjoy a fire show!
Trips between November - March
Morning/Afternoon
  • Cruise around in our own private boats to the islands of Phang Nga Bay; swim in hidden lagoons, spot birds nesting, simply relax with your friends.
  • Lunch will be packed for this day on the boat and eating on the sandy shorelines.
Evening
  • On our return from the islands, we’ll clean up and head into the nearby town.
  • Feast on a flame broiled seafood BBQ and enjoy the sunset settling over the islands we explored earlier in the day.

Day 9

Railay Beach or Tab Kak Hang Nak Nature Trail

Trips between April - October
Morning
  • Be sure to eat a hearty breakfast at the hotel’s buffet to ensure you have the energy to get vertical in one of the world’s premier rock climbing destinations!
  • Walk to the climbing school to meet our guides and venture to the nearby limestone crags (climbing routes vary from beginner to intermediate; advanced climbing available upon request).
  • Fashioning headlamps, wander through a cave and abseil out of the mouth of a cave, taking in the view from an iconic Railay viewpoint.
Afternoon
  • Rejuvenate your muscles with lunch while sitting on the beach at the base of stunning limestone cliffs.
  • Feeling exhausted? Take a dip in the sea, grab some fresh fruit or open up a coconut.
Evening
  • Enjoy dinner and watch the setting sun over the horizon on this final evening together.
Trips between November and March
Morning
  • Be sure to eat a hearty breakfast at the hotel’s buffet to ensure you have the energy to hike up to the summit of Hang Nak!
  • Take a quick songthaew trip to the trailhead, double check your laces and climb 2 hours (3.7 km in distance).  
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch at the summit and take in the views.
Afternoon
  • Rejuvenate your muscles with an optional afternoon massage, shop for souvenirs or cool off in the sea.
  • Feeling adventurous still? Rent a kayak and explore the shoreline.
Evening
  • Enjoy dinner and watch the setting sun over the horizon on this final evening together.

Day 10

Relaxation & Departure

Trips between April - October
Morning
  • Rise early for an optional kayaking session (tide permitting) and then enjoy our last hearty breakfast at the hotel.
  • Free morning on Railay Beach - swim in the crystal clear waters, watch monkeys swing from the trees, or loosen up with a Thai massage.
Afternoon
  • Depart to airport: included boat transport back to Krabi town and shuttle to the airport.
Trips between November - March
Morning
  • Rise early to join the locals for a run on the beach and then enjoy our last hearty breakfast at the hotel.
  • Free morning to swim, relax, maybe read a book.  Take some time to reflect on your time in Thailand.
Afternoon
  • Depart to airport: included shuttle to the airport.

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