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.

  • Meet at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) at 3:00 p.m.
  • Your Trip Leader will meet you at the airport and you will take included transportation to our accommodations 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.
  • 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

  • Wake up in Thailand and enjoy breakfast right at your hotel.
    Please wear appropriate clothing today--pants or a long dress and a shirt that covers the shoulders.
  • 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.
  • After the tour, enjoy lunch (non-included)  at a local restaurant in the remarkable area of Old Bangkok.
  • This afternoon is at your leisure. Opt to take in the vibrant sights at Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market, cruise along the canals on a long-tail boat, or simply stroll through the alleyways of Bangkok.
  • Enjoy a family style meal with a mixture of curries at a local restaurant.

Day 3


  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel as you listen to the sounds of morning commerce along the Chao Phraya River.
  • Travel the highways north to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Siam, to explore the archaeological ruins of temples and royal compounds by foot and bicycle.
  • View the iconic head of Buddha with a tree trunk and roots growing around it at Wat Mahathat.
  • 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 then enjoy some chill time on the veranda of a local guesthouse.
  • Enjoy dinner and purchase snacks at the night market and then board onto the train for an overnight journey to Chiang Mai! (~11-hour overnight train)
  • We recommend bringing earplugs and a sleep mask for this train journey.

Day 4

Chiang Mai Exploration

  • Upon arriving in 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.
  • Enjoy a wide range of optional activities in Chiang Mai with the help of your Trip Leader.
    Suggestions: Muay Thai class, swimming at Grand Canyon Water Park, or personal time to explore the old city of Chiang Mai.
  • Check in to our 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.
  • Coming down from the mountaintop, enjoy dinner as a group and reflect upon the day’s adventures.

Day 5

Thai Waterfalls

  • 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.
  • Keeping it “sticky,” feast on a picnic style lunch of papaya salad and grilled meats served with Khao Niaow (sticky rice) at the waterfall park.
  • Return to the hotel, shower up, and choose from one of our optional activities:
    Suggestions: cooking class, crafts at the Elephant Parade House, or Thai massage.
  • This evening you are free to explore and find dinner on your own - your Trip Leader will offer recommendations.
  • If you’d like to take a break from Thai food, you can find international cuisine options in Chiang Mai.

Day 6

Elephant Sanctuary

  • Start your day with a refreshing breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit an elephant sanctuary to learn about 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 going about their daily activities, and hear stories about individual elephants.
  • 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.
  • After freshening up at the hotel, celebrate the final night in Chiang Mai with an included group meal.

Day 7


  • Waking up to the final morning in Chiang Mai, reflect upon your experiences as you eat breakfast with your friends.
  • Take a two-hour flight from Chiang Mai to Krabi, a beach town near the Andaman coast. This flight has a luggage allowance of 20kg (44lbs) checked luggage and 7kg (15lbs) carry-on luggage.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Want more adventure? Join in on an optional hike to the viewpoint before breakfast.
  • Cruise around in our own private boat 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.
  • On our return from the islands, we will visit our partner climbing school to get gear fitted for our climbing adventure. 
  • Feast on some more delicious Thai cuisine and enjoy a fire show!

Day 9

Railay Beach

  • 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. Tide & weather permitting.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy dinner and watch the setting sun over the horizon on this final evening together.

Day 10

Relaxation & Departure

  • 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.
  • Say your final farewells to your new friends before making your way to the airport and catching your flight home or extending your stay in Thailand.
  • You are free to leave at any time on this day. Hotel check-out is at noon, and we'll arrange airport transfers based on your flight time. We recommend booking your flight for after 10:00am to secure an included transfer to the airport.

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