Total Thailand

Can't decide which trip to do? This awesome itinerary takes you to the North, South, East and West of Thailand, experience it all on what is probably the best value for money trip on the planet! Starting in Bangkok and finishing in Phuket, we hit up all the hotspots and some hidden gems and as always out travel ninja (guide) will ensure you get the best of everything. Temples, Tuk Tuks, Street food, treking, snorkelling, kayaking, sunbathing and heaps more... A great balance between culture, nature, adventure, partying and island life!

What's Included

Airport Pickup
(Up to two days before tour)

Travel Ninja
Your Guide! Like travelling with your best mates and one of them happens to know where they're going!

Transport
All Transport Included Private Van Overnight Train Ferry Boat

Accommodation
26 Nights Accommodation Hotel, Floating Bungalows, Hill Tribe Stay

Activities
Erawan waterfalls Elephant sanctuary Khao Sok National Park Koh Nang Yuan

TruExclusives
HILL TRIBE HOMESTAY BOTTLE BEACH EXPERIENCE
TruFlexibility
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Low Deposit
Stupidly low deposits so you won't have to raid the piggy bank to lock in your trip.
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Free date changes
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Payment Plans
Have something to look forward to & pay us when you can.
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Unrivalled Support
The best 1 on 1 support before, during and after your trip.
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Lifetime Deposits
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Bucket List
group standing in front of temple in Bangkok
Bangkok Temples
Care For Elephants
A group photo in the lake at Khao Sok national park in Thailand
Khao Sok National Park
Creating flames from the wok in a cooking class in Chiang Mai Thailand
Thai Cooking Class
A girl about to go on the zip line in Chiang Mai Thailand
Zip-lining
Bamboo raft trip in Chiang Mai Thailand
Bamboo Raft Trip
A girl at the top of the viewing platform overlooking Nang Yuan Island in Koh Tao Thailand
Koh Nang Yuan

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19 Day 20 Day 21 Day 22 Day 23 Day 24 Day 25 Day 26 Day 27
Day 1

Airport Pick up

Arrive any time today; we’ll be there to get you from the airport; then bring you to our hotel, just a stone’s throw away from the lively Khao San Road. Once settled in, you’ll have free time to explore, before meeting your new travel buddies. In the evening we’ll take you to one of our favourite restaurants, followed by a few buckets on notorious Khao San road.

Bangkok
Airport Pick Up
Groups enjoying a drink sat around a pool raising their arms to cheer with a busy market street in the background
A group selfie at Khao San road Bangkok
A lively photo of a crowd enjoying the nightlife in Bangkok
A group photo at Khao San road in Bangkok Thailand
Day 2

KANCHANABURI: BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI

We’ll leave Bangkok in the morning and head north to Kanchanaburi, but not before stopping off at one of our favourite spots, the Taling Chan floating market. Once we arrive into Kanchanaburi, we’ll take a boat cruise along the River Kwai, checking out all the best spots Kanchanaburi has to offer. We’ll visit museums and temples, pass under the famous bridge, and enjoy the sunset from the bridge itself.

KANCHANABURI
FLOATING MARKET & BRIDGE OVER KWAI
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Group of girls with arms round each other facing a viewpoint in Kanchanaburi in Thailand
large group standing on bridge over the river kwai on a cloudy day in Thailand
Group of girls on the bridge over River Kwai
group of young people standing with beautiful scenery of lakes and mountains in the background in Thailand
Day 3

ERAWAN WATERFALLS

We hope you packed your swimming costume! Today we’re hitting the Erawan waterfalls, just an hour drive outside of Kanchanaburi. It’s a seven-tier waterfall with pools and natural slides, and each level is just as impressive as the other. It’s a great spot for some photos! We’ll then head back into town for dinner and drinks.

KANCHANABURI
ERAWAN FALLS
1x Lunch
Group sitting amongst a waterfall with hands in the air
three girls sitting in a waterfall on a rock in swimwear
People sitting in waterfall in Erawan Falls Thailand
Day 4

AYUTTHAYA: ANCIENT RUINS & HISTORY

Enjoy a lie in or opt to explore the town this morning, before we make our way to the ancient capital, Ayutthaya, We’ll spend the day riding bikes around the city and exploring the ancient ruins of the UNESCO World Heritage site. We’ll learn about the culture and history of the city before grabbing lunch, and then jumping aboard the overnight train to Chiang Mai.

AYUTTHAYA
TEMPLES & BIKE RIDE
1x Lunch
Group with hands in prayer position in front of large reclining buddha statue in Thailand
Four girls sitting on bikes with basket on the front with temples faintly showing in the background and green trees behind them
Girl standing in front of some flower offerings laid down next to a giant reclining buddha in ayutthaya, Thailand
A serene group photo beside the reclining buddha in Ayutthaya
A group photo in front of the ruins in Ayutthaya Thailand
Day 5

CHIANG MAI: TEMPLES & CULTURE

After arriving in Chiang Mai, we’ll check into our new hotel. Choose to chill by the pool or explore the cities many famous temples. In the afternoon, we’ll make our way up to Chiang Mai’s most famous temple - Wat Phra Maha Doi Suthep (or Doi Sutthep for short). It’s a stunningly beautiful golden temples situated high up on the mountainside, with incredible views of the city below and surrounding landscape.

CHIANG MAI
TEMPLES & CULTURAL DAY
1x Lunch
A group photo at the temple Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Mai Thailand
A group photo at the beginning of the 300 steps at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai Thailand
A group photo in front of Wat Phra That Chiang Mai
Day 6

JUNGLE TREKKING & HILL TRIBE HOMESTAY

Today we’re heading into the jungle on a trekking expedition to meet some of the local hill tribes. Learn about their culture and we’ll even set up camp overnight. If you’re looking for a once in a lifetime experience, this is it. Fall asleep to the sounds of local wildlife. Get a real taste of what it’s like to live in a traditional hill tribe; their customs and traditions haven’t changed for generations. It’s a beauty of a day.

HILL TRIBE HOMESTAY
Hilltribe Homestay
1x Dinner
TRU Exclusives
Hilltribe Homestay
A group hiking in Chiang Mai Thailand wearing hats made out of banana leaves
A group photo by the waterfall during the jungle trek in Chiang Mai Thailand
Day 7

WATERFALLS & BAMBOO RAFTS

After a night of blissful dreaming, we head back to Chiang Mai.. via bamboo raft. Yeah you heard us a BAMBOO RAFT. Sail with the wind in your hair before we stop off for a dip at a local waterfall. Freshen up in the clear waters after an insightful evening with the hill tribe, dry off and we’re on our way back to Chiang Mai! Note: This trek doesn’t require a high level of fitness, but can be challenging in some places; you’ll have definitely earned that cold beer once you complete it though!

CHIANG MAI
Waterfalls & Bamboo Raft Trip
Bamboo raft trip in Chiang Mai Thailand
A girl on a bamboo raft trip with an elephant in the background bathing in the river in Chiang Mai Thailand
Day 8

ZIP LINE THROUGH THE JUNGLE CANOPY

Today it’s time to get the adrenaline pumping as we take to the jungle, zip lining from treetop to treetop, 60m above the ground at speed. Throw in some rope bridges and abseiling for good measure and you’ve got an awesome day out! In the evening why not visit Chiang Mai’s famous food and gift markets.

CHIANG MAI
ZIPLINING
1x lunch, 1x dinner
A group taking part in the zip line in Chiang Mai Thailand
A couple having a moment on the zip line in Chiang Mai Thailand
Day 9

ELEPHANT SANCTUARY

It’s the day most people have been looking forward to since day one! Today we’ll head to an elephant sanctuary, where the elephants there have been rescued from tourist parks and the logging industry. Here we learn about the gentle giants, before feeding them and taking them down to the river for a bathe and swim. In the afternoon, we head out to Pai. A mountain town, famous for it’s chilled out backpacker vibes.

Chiang mai
ELEPHANT SANCTUARY
1x Breakfast
A group feeding the elephants at the sanctuary in Chiang Mai Thailand
Feeding the elephants bananas in Chiang Mai Thailand
A group at the elephant sanctuary mashing bananas to feed the elephants with in Chiang Mai Thailand
Day 10

PAI

The surrounding countryside of Pai is full of delights and hidden gems. Our first stop is Thailand’s biggest cave - the Lod cave. We’ll wander through the caves main chambers and float through the river on bamboo rafts (weather permitting). Afterwards, we’ll head over to the local hot springs for a natural clay facial, visit a big buddha statue, and cool off in a waterfall before finishing the day with a beautiful sunset at the Pai Canyon. In the evening, we’ll head out for dinner and drinks, embracing Pai’s unique nightlife.

PAI
HOT SPRINGS
1x Lunch
A group photo at the caves in Pai Northern Thailand
Day 11

PAI: CHILL OUT DAY

Enjoy a free morning to spend your time as you like. Relax by the pool, and in the afternoon we will take a short trip to the Chineses village. We will enjoy lunch by the riverside and explore Pai’s laid back town center which boasts great shopping and awesome street food.

PAI
POOL CHILL
1x Lunch
girls in bikinis sat by large pool in Thailand
3 girls chilling by a pool in Thailand having drinks
A couple in the pool in Pai
Day 12

COOKING CLASS

After a relaxing couple of days in the mountains of Pai, it’s back to Chiang Mai. Today we’ll head to a local cooking school where we’ll learn all about Thai cuisine, and become a master at cooking up our favourite dishes. Some of the most delicious food in the country comes from the North, so with your new found skills, you can take the taste of Thailand home with you. Dinner is served as we enjoy our creations as a group with a beautiful scenery.

CHIANG MAI
COOKING CLASS
1x Lunch
A group experimenting with flames in the wok at a cooking class in Chiang Mai Thailand
A group photo on the bridge at the cooking class in Chiang Mai Thailand
A group photo at the cooking class in Chiang Mai holding all the cooking utensils
A group taking a cooking class in Chiang Mai Thailand
Day 13

CHIANG MAI CANYON

Today is spent at the Chiang Mai Canyon, a unused excavation site that’s been turned into a floating adult playground. Complete with inflatables, zip lines, cliff jumps, climbing walls, and much more. Great music, good vibes and fun times make for an awesome day out. In the evening we’ll head back to the city to celebrate our time in the north with dinner and drinks on our final night in Chiang Mai.

CHIANG MAI
WATER PLAYGROUND
Group sitting on rock outside the Grand Canyon waterpark in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Day 14

TRAVEL BACK TO BANGKOK

Spend the morning as you please; either enjoy an extra couple of hours in bed, or explore Chiang Mai’s markets and historic buildings. In the afternoon we’ll board the overnight train back to Bangkok.

OVERNIGHT TRAIN
OVERNIGHT TRAIN
Group hanging out from bunk beds on an overnight train in Thailand with one girl sitting on the floor.
Day 15

EXPLORE BANGKOK BY TUK TUK

We arrive in Bangkok bright and early and will check into our Bangkok accommodation where we’ll meet any new group members who may be joining us for the second leg of the trip. Board a long-tail boat and travel along the Chao Phraya River. Visit the historic & prestigious temples – Wat Arun and Wat Pho, to see the very impressive giant and gold reclining Buddha statue. You will have a free afternoon which is best spent shopping to find some awesome bargains and to try the delicious street food Bangkok has to offer. Then in the evening we meet again for dinner, drinks and more group bonding.

BANGKOK
TEMPLES, TUK TUKS & NIGHTLIFE
People riding down the river in a colourful longtail boat in Thailand
Group standing in between two temples in Bangkok with blue sky and clouds
A trio taking a tuk tuk ride through Bangkok Thailand
A group photo outside of Wat Pho in Bangkok Thailand on a sunny day
Day 16

NIGHT TRAIN TO KHAO SOK

Enjoy a traditional Thai massage in the morning, before we travel overnight on the train down towards Khao Sok National Park. We leave the hustle and bustle of Bangkok behind us, and prepare to spend the next couple of days in the stunning Khao Sok National Park – situated in the Surat Thani province of Thailand.

OVERNIGHT TRAIN
OVERNIGHT TRAIN
A group waiting for the sleeper train from Bangkok to Surat Thani
A group picture on the sleeper train from Bangkok to Surat Thani
A group photo from the windows on the overnight train to Khao Sok National Park Thailand
Day 17

KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK

Today you will arrive in paradise, and one of our favourite locations in Thailand. Travel to our floating bungalows on a long-tail boat, and spend the rest of the day diving into the fresh-water lake, trying out some kayaking or cracking open a cold beer in a tube. We will spend the evening chilling and then dinner in front of the stunning backdrop of a limestone mountain range.

KHAO SOK
KAYAKING, SWIMMING & TUBING
A group photo of people on a log and in doughnuts with breathtaking views at Khao Sok national park
A trio admiring the view of Khao Sok national park in Thailand from doughnuts in the water
Group Photo with the amazing landscape of Khao Sok Thailand
Day 18

ARRIVE ON KOH PHANGAN

Wake up fully relaxed in your floating bungalow; have a morning dip in the lake, then dig in for breakfast. Enjoy a chill morning here, before we make our way out to Koh Phangan. When we arrive, we go straight to Bottle Beach, a beautiful, secluded beach, that we pretty much all to ourselves. We stay in beachside bungalows metres away from the water. Settle in, relax on the beach, have a swim, or go for a wander around. In the evening, we’ll have a campfire on the beach, complete with our own private fire show.

BOTTLE BEACH, KOH PHANGAN
BEACH ACTIVITIES
TRU Exclusives
Bottle Beach Bungalows
A group photo with crystal clear waters at bottle beach Koh Phangan Thailand
A couple at enjoying time at bottle beach Koh Phangan Thailand
A group photo on a speed boat at bottle beach in Koh Phangan Thailand
Two girls on a swing at the idyllic bottle beach Koh Phangan Thailand
Day 19

MUAY THAI LESSON

Start your day to the sounds of waves lapping against the shore in your bungalow. Spend the morning as you see fit; top up the tan, play volleyball, go kayaking, go trekking to viewpoints or catch up on some sleep. In the afternoon we visit a local gym for a traditional Muay Thai boxing lesson – Thailand’s national sport. Work up a sweat, before quenching your thirst at the bar in the evening.

KOH PHANGAN
MUAY THAI LESSON
The top of the view point at bottle beach in Koh Phangan Thailand over looking incredible views
A group practicing muay Thai moves at a class in Koh Phangan Thailand
group learning how to do muay thai in Thailand with knee up to elbow
A group taking a muay Thai lesson in Koh Phangan
Day 20

ISLAND BOAT TRIP

Spend the day on a boat cruising around Koh Phangan, stopping off at some epic spots for a swim and snorkel. Depending on the season, we’ll also visit the Than Sadet waterfall. We’ll include lunch, music and a free bucket (+ paid bar onboard)! Great day out on the ocean in the sun.

KOH PHANGAN
BOAT TRIP & SNORKELLING
A group photo on the boat in Koh Phangan Thailand
Beach party in Koh Phangan with islands in the background
A group photo on a boat trip in Koh Phangan
A group photo in front of the serene sunset in Koh Phangan
Day 21

KOH TAO

Catch the ferry across to Koh Tao where we’ll spend the next couple of nights. The island itself has a very chilled atmosphere, and you feel it as soon as you get off the ferry. We stay just a few minutes away from the beach, where we’ll spend the afternoon and then enjoy dinner and drinks in town.

KOH TAO
CHILL DAY
Day 22

KOH NANG YUAN DAY TRIP

Today we’ll hop over to the smaller island of Koh Nang Yuan, just off the coast. We’ll spend the day snorkelling in the crystal clear waters, and trek up to the viewpoint for the perfect postcard pic.

KOH TAO
KOH NANG YUAN DAY TRIP
A group at the viewing platform in Koh Nang yuan with a picturesque background
Group photo by crystal clear blue waters in Koh Tao
girls taking selfie at Koh Nang Yuan Viewpoint in Thailand
group taking selfie at Koh Nang Yuan with islands in distance and blue water and sky
Day 23

RELAXATION & NIGHT BOAT

Enjoy the morning at your own pace. We’ll take a trip around to one of our personal favourite spots on the island - Tanote Bay, for those who are keen to enjoy the sunshine in tropical surroundings for the day. In the evening, we’ll board the overnight ferry over the mainland.

OVERNIGHT FERRY
Having fun in the sea Koh Tao Thailand
A group picture on a picturesque beach in Thailand.
Day 24

PHI PHI

Upon arrival to the mainland, we’re transferred to Phi Phi by private mini bus and boat to the western Thai island of Koh Phi Phi. Once we arrive onto Phi Phi, we’ll settle into our accommodation, before heading up the stunning viewpoint of the island below.

Phi Phi
VIEWS & NIGHTLIFE
A group photo in front of Koh Phi Phi's stunning sea and land
Two girls wearing TruTravels vests sitting at viewpoint in PhiPhi, Thailand with the ocean and islands in front of them
Two girls standing at a viewpoint overlooking islands in the background in PhiPhi, Thailand
Day 25

PHI PHI BOAT TRIP

Spend today on a boat cruising around all of the hotspots in the area, including Monkey Beach and the Viking Caves. We’ll stop at the entrance to Maya Bay, also known as The Beach - made famous in the Leonardo DiCaprio movie of the same name. We’ll snorkel and swim throughout the day, and lunch is included. Once we’re back on land, we’ll hit Phi Phi town for the lively backpacker party scene.

phi phi
Monkey beach, maya bay & snorkelling
1x Lunch
Girls on a boat party wearing pirate hats while Island hopping in Koh Phi Phi Thailand
Group of people on a small boat sailing through deep blue waters and islands covered in trees surrounding them
Girl sat on the end of a boat in Thailand in bikini with windswept hair and island views
Day 26

PHUKET

Our next and final stop is Phuket; the largest island of Thailand. We’ll do some shopping during the day and then in the evening, we’ll pay a visit to the infamous Bangla Road, the Khao San Road of the area. We’ll jump into tuk tuks to cap of the start of our final night as a group.

phuket
shopping & Phuket Nightlife
A group picture at the lively and colourful streets by Patong beach Thailand
large group of friends on a night out in Phuket with lots of colours from shops and bars in the background
Day 27

CHECK OUT DAY

Today your Total Thailand trip comes to an end and you’ll say goodbye to your travel buddies. Our guides are on hand to help you organise a taxi to the airport, maybe stay a little longer in Phuket, or maybe even book another TruTravels trip.

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FAQS

Where does the trip start & Finish?

The trip begins in Bangkok and finishes in Phuket.

Which airport do I need to fly into?

You will need to fly into Suvarnabhumi (BKK) which is the main international airport or alternatively we can also collect you from Don Muang (DMK).

What is the closest airport to the end destination?

The closest airport is Phuket International airport(HKT).

What kind of accommodation is included on this trip?

The accommodation for this trip is twin share private rooms.

How much is a pre night’s accommodation?

A pre night’s accommodation is 35GBP, 42EUR, 47USD, 61CAD, 67AUD. If you would like to arrange a pre-night please email info@trutravels.com

What is the currency?

The currency in Thailand is Thai Baht (THB)

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