Thailand

THAI INTRO

Starting from

$999 AUD

Departure time

Personal Airport pick-up.

We’ll be there to greet you at Bangkok airport after your long flight and take you to the Guesthouse.

Pricing options

$999.00 AUD – 9 Days Thai Intro
$1,299.00 AUD – 12 Days Thai Intro
$1,499.00 AUD – 13 Days Thai Intro + Dive
$1,999.00 AUD – 18 Days Thai Intro

Trip Highlights

This is the absolute best of both south and north Thailand! You’ll discover Bangkok by boat and Tuk Tuk, visit ancient temples, learn to cook delicious Thai food, sleep on floating bungalows in the middle of a rainforest, explore tropical islands, learn Muay Thai boxing, have a Thai massage, party on the world famous full moon beach, cruise around the iconic Phi Phi Islands, trek through the jungles of Chiang Mai, visit local hill tribes, go ziplining, experience a once in a lifetime day at an Elephant sanctuary and much more! All with a group leader from the moment you step off the plane, an instant group of friends and help with all your onward travel. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

GENERAL INFORMATION

WHAT'S INCLUDED

18 days of epic activities

  • Personal Airport Pickup To The Hotel 24/7
  • 17 Nights Accommodation
  • All Transport
  • Awesome Group Leader 
  • Help with Onward Travel 
  • Bangkok River Cruise 
  • Visit Ancient Temples 
  • Thai Cooking Class 
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Floating Bungalows 
  • Kayaking & Tubing 
  • Island Trip & Snorkelling 
  • Beach BBQ 
  • Muay Thai or Yoga Experience 
  • Thai Massage 
  • Paradise Islands Boat Trip & Snorkelling 
  • Phi Phi Islands Experience 
  • Phi Phi Viewpoint 
  • Jungle Zip-Lining 
  • Overnight Hill Tribe Trek 
  • Bamboo River Rafting 
  • Elephant Experience

NOT INCLUDED

Flights, travel insurance, visas & some meals

DO MANY PEOPLE TRAVEL ALONE?

Yes. Lots of people on our trips are travelling solo. But by doing our trip you’ll instantly be part of a group, so it’s a great way to meet others and make friends! Most of our accommodation is twin or triple share, so we will put you in a room with someone of the same gender.

CAN I CHAT TO MY GROUP BEFORE I LEAVE?

You can start chatting to people in your group and other travellers before you leave. Just go to our Facebook page, click on ‘Groups’ and choose your country

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT THAILAND?

The great thing about Thailand is it’s usually quite hot all year round, so it’s great to go at any time. There is a slightly higher chance of rain around October and November, however it usually only rains for an hour or so which can be a nice relief from the heat.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT THAILAND?

The great thing about Thailand is it’s usually quite hot all year round, so it’s great to go at any time. There is a slightly higher chance of rain around October and November, however it usually only rains for an hour or so which can be a nice relief from the heat.

HOW MUCH SPENDING MONEY WILL I NEED?

All your activities, accommodation, transport and most meals are included, so you’ll just need money for any extra meals, drinks, shopping and any onward travel. We recommend you bring at least £400 / $750 spending money.

HOW WILL I ACCESS MY MONEY WHILE I’M AWAY?

It’s best to take a Visa or Master Card debit, credit or travel money card. There are ATM’s available throughout Thailand so it’s easy to get access to cash. Some places accept credit card but not all.

IS THERE WI-FI THROUGHOUT THE TRIP?

Most accommodations we stay at have free Wi-Fi available. Thailand’s network quality is often lower than you’re used to but you can generally connect and do basic stuff.

WHAT LUGGAGE DO YOU RECOMMEND?

We always recommend travelling with a backpack and packing light! 10-20kgs of stuff should be plenty. It’s generally quite hot in Thailand so dragging around a huge suitcase is not much fun. There is luggage storage at the airport or at some accommodations if needed. You’ll also need a small overnight bag for some nights of your trip.

WHAT PLUGS DO THEY USE?

Thailand generally uses a flat or round 2 pin socket the same as most of Europe. It’s always best to grab yourself an appropriate adaptor if needed before you go.

IS THE TAP WATER SAFE TO DRINK?

Don’t drink tap water in Thailand, stick to boiled or treated water. Don’t worry about ice as it is made using purified water. INTRO Travel has installed refillable water stations at almost all of our overnight stops so you will always have clean water and don’t need to buy plastic water bottles. You can also buy a reusable INTRO water bottle!

SAMPLE ITINERARY

ARRIVAL INFORMATION

It’s best to arrive on the actual start date. There’s no activities on the first day, so you can arrive at any time. If you do arrive early we’ll still pick you up from the airport and will book you into our Bangkok guesthouse – Wild Orchid Villa from the day you arrive. Extra nights will be approx. £25 / $45AUD per night for a twin room and can be pre-paid with your agent or paid on arrival.

VISA AND INSURANCE

Most nationalities including the UK, Europe, Australia, NZ, Canada, USD, Scandinavia and Brazil will usually receive a 30-day visa exemption on arrival for free. If you would like a longer tourist visa or are not eligible for the visa exemption you can apply for a visa at your nearest Thai consulate prior to entering Thailand. If you’re unsure of your visa requirements or need any help just contact us.

Travel Insurance for Thailand is compulsory to join Thai Intro. Your Group Leader will ask to see proof of your cover before your trip begins. You can organise travel insurance here.

9 Days Thai Intro

DAY 1 – THAI INTRO BEGINS!
When you land in Bangkok after your long flight we’ll be at the airport to meet you and take you to the guesthouse. You’ll have plenty of time
to recover from your flight, chill out and meet everyone in your group.

DAY 2 – TEMPLES, TUK TUK’S & PARTY
Discover Bangkok from a different perspective
as we take a relaxing cruise through the heart of the city. We’ll then visit Bangkok’s most sacred and ancient temples and travel by tuk tuk through the crazy streets! At night we’ll head out and experience some of the best nightlife in the world! (B)

DAY 3 – THAI COOKING CLASS
Learn the secrets to preparing delicious Thai cuisine first hand with a traditional Thai cooking class. Then you can sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of Thailand when we board the overnight train and travel down south. (L)

DAY 4 – FLOATING BUNGALOWS
We’ll wind through amazing limestone cliffs in a long-tail boat to a pristine freshwater lake and will stay overnight in floating bungalows. You’ll also go kayaking, tubing and monkey spotting! (L, D)

DAY 5 – TROPICAL PARADISE
We’ll travel by boat to the beautiful tropical island of Koh Phangan – home of the world famous full-moon parties. After checking in to our own amazing beachside bungalows you can spend the afternoon exploring the island or just relax by the pool and work on your tan. We’ll then head out and party on the world famous full moon party beach! (B)

DAY 6 – BEACH TIME & MASSAGE
A day to unwind, relax and get some well- deserved beach time. Before being pampered with a traditional Thai massage.

DAY 7 – ISLAND TOUR
You’ll discover the beauty of Koh Phangan as we travel to some of the most amazing beaches in the world. Chill out, soak up some sun and snorkel in crystal clear water. We’ll then kick back with a BBQ on the beach! (L, D)

DAY 8 – MUAY THAI OR YOGA
Today you have the choice of learning the art of Muay Thai boxing or bringing some peace and harmony into your action packed trip with a private Yoga class. We’ll then head out for our last night on Koh Phangan. (D)

DAY 9 – CHECK OUT & ONWARD TRAVEL
Your amazing 9 day adventure finishes today! You can choose to stay longer Koh Phangan or continue your travels in Thailand. Your group leader will help you with your onward travel.

 

 

 

 

12 Days Thai Intro

DAY 1 – THAI INTRO BEGINS!
When you land in Bangkok after your long flight we’ll be at the airport to meet you and take you to the guesthouse. You’ll have plenty of time
to recover from your flight, chill out and meet everyone in your group.

DAY 2 – TEMPLES, TUK TUK’S & PARTY
Discover Bangkok from a different perspective
as we take a relaxing cruise through the heart of the city. We’ll then visit Bangkok’s most sacred and ancient temples and travel by tuk tuk through the crazy streets! At night we’ll head out and experience some of the best nightlife in the world! (B)

DAY 3 – THAI COOKING CLASS
Learn the secrets to preparing delicious Thai cuisine first hand with a traditional Thai cooking class. Then you can sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of Thailand when we board the overnight train and travel down south. (L)

DAY 4 – FLOATING BUNGALOWS
We’ll wind through amazing limestone cliffs in a long-tail boat to a pristine freshwater lake and will stay overnight in floating bungalows. You’ll also go kayaking, tubing and monkey spotting! (L, D)

DAY 5 – TROPICAL PARADISE
We’ll travel by boat to the beautiful tropical island of Koh Phangan – home of the world famous full-moon parties. After checking in to our own amazing beachside bungalows you can spend the afternoon exploring the island or just relax by the pool and work on your tan. We’ll then head out and party on the world famous full moon party beach! (B)

DAY 6 – BEACH TIME & MASSAGE
A day to unwind, relax and get some well-deserved beach time. Before being pampered with a traditional Thai massage.

DAY 7 – ISLAND TOUR
You’ll discover the beauty of Koh Phangan as we travel to some of the most amazing beaches in the world. Chill out, soak up some sun and snorkel in crystal clear water. We’ll then kick back with a BBQ on the beach! (L, D)

DAY 8 – MUAY THAI OR YOGA
Today you have the choice of learning the art of Muay Thai boxing or bringing some peace and harmony into your action packed trip with a private Yoga class. We’ll then head out for our last night on Koh Phangan.

DAY 9 – ARRIVE IN PHI PHI
You’ll leave Koh Phangan early morning and arrive in Phi Phi late afternoon on this day. You’ll then check into your guesthouse and head out for dinner, drinks and a beach party!

The 9 day trip finishes today in Koh Phangan.

DAY 10 – PHI PHI EXPERIENCE
Take off on an amazing boat trip around the stunning Phi Phi Leh. Snorkel, kayak, see an incredible underwater light show at night and enjoy a few drinks and dinner under the stars. It’s a truly unforgettable experience! (D)

*There is a possibility we may not be able to enter right into Maya Bay at certain times of year due to government closures.

DAY 11 – PHI PHI BOAT TRIP
Hike to Phi Phi’s iconic viewpoint in the morning and then explore Phi Phi’s amazing Paradise Islands on an awesome private and exclusive boat trip. Visit hidden lagoons, snorkel in crystal clear water and discover some little known and stunning white sandy beaches. Then head out for a farewell dinner and to experience Phi Phi’s awesome nightlife one last time! (L, D)

DAY 12 – CHILL OUT IN PHI PHI
Your day to relax on the beach or explore more of the island. You can choose to stay on in Phi Phi or continue your travels in Thailand.

 

 

 

 

13 Days + Dive Thai Intro

DAY 1 – THAI INTRO BEGINS!

When you land in Bangkok after your long flight we’ll be at the airport to meet you and take you to the guesthouse. You’ll have plenty of time
to recover from your flight, chill out and meet everyone in your group.

DAY 2 – TEMPLES, TUK TUK’S & PARTY

Discover Bangkok from a different perspective
as we take a relaxing cruise through the heart of the city. We’ll then visit Bangkok’s most sacred and ancient temples and travel by tuk tuk through the crazy streets! At night we’ll head out and experience some of the best nightlife in the world! (B)

DAY 3 – THAI COOKING CLASS

Learn the secrets to preparing delicious Thai cuisine first hand with a traditional Thai cooking class. Then you can sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of Thailand when we board the overnight train and travel down south. (L)

DAY 4 – FLOATING BUNGALOWS

We’ll wind through amazing limestone cliffs in a long-tail boat to a pristine freshwater lake and will stay overnight in floating bungalows. You’ll also go kayaking, tubing and monkey spotting! (L, D)

DAY 5 – TROPICAL PARADISE

We’ll travel by boat to the beautiful tropical island of Koh Phangan – home of the world famous full-moon parties. After checking in to our own amazing beachside bungalows you can spend the afternoon exploring the island or just relax by the pool and work on your tan. We’ll then head out and party on the world famous full moon party beach! (B)

DAY 6 – BEACH TIME & MASSAGE

A day to unwind, relax and get some well-deserved beach time. Before being pampered with a traditional Thai massage.

DAY 7 – ISLAND TOUR

You’ll discover the beauty of Koh Phangan as we travel to some of the most amazing beaches in the world. Chill out, soak up some sun and snorkel in crystal clear water. We’ll then kick back with a BBQ on the beach! (L, D)

DAY 8 – MUAY THAI OR YOGA

Today you have the choice of learning the art of Muay Thai boxing or bringing some peace and harmony into your action packed trip with a private Yoga class. We’ll then head out for our last night on Koh Phangan. (D)

DAY 9 – ARRIVE IN KOH TAO

Today you’ll say goodbye to your Group Leader and head off to Koh Tao. Meet at the ferry pier for your pickup and transfer to your guesthouse. After your orientation, you’ll get stuck into your SCUBA diving theory. Lessons are conducted in a fun, friendly way.

DAY 10 – OPEN WATER DIVE

Heading out to one of the islands many beautiful bays, the course continues with a shallow, confined water skills session. You’ll learn how
to use your equipment, get used to breathing underwater and will learn how to control your buoyancy.

DAY 11 – OPEN WATER DIVE

We’ll visit two amazing dive spots where you’ll dive to a maximum depth of 12 metres. As part of these dives you’ll get to explore the dive sites and will see lots of bright corals, tropical fish and maybe even a turtle or two!

DAY 12 – OPEN WATER DIVE

We’ll head out to the famous Chumpon Pinnacles to see bigger schools of fish, reef sharks and maybe even a whale shark! Diving to 18 metres, you’ll have the chance to star in your very own underwater movie as our videographers capture your experience.

DAY 13 – CHECK OUT & 2 FUN DIVES

Check out that morning then put your new skills to the test as you enjoy 2 more dives! Then continue your travels or extend your stay on Koh Tao.

Important: If you suffer from asthma or any other serious lung conditions, you may not be able to participate in this course. If you are suffering from any other conditions that may restrict you from diving, you may be asked to produce a doctor’s certificate. If you are unsure please see your doc- tor for advice.

Advanced, Discover Scuba and various other Dive options are also available.

18 Days Thai Intro

DAY 1 – THAI INTRO BEGINS!

When you land in Bangkok after your long flight we’ll be at the airport to meet you and take you to the guesthouse. You’ll have plenty of time to recover from your flight, chill out and meet everyone in your group.

DAY 2 – TEMPLES, TUK TUK’S & PARTY

Discover Bangkok from a different perspective as we take a relaxing cruise through the heart of the city. We’ll then visit Bangkok’s most sacred and ancient temples and travel by tuk tuk through the crazy streets! At night we’ll head out and experience Bangkok’s nightlife! (B)

DAY 3 – THAI COOKING CLASS

Learn the secrets to preparing delicious Thai cuisine first hand with a traditional Thai cooking class. Then you can sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of Thailand when we board the overnight train and travel down south. (L)

DAY 4 – FLOATING BUNGALOWS

We’ll wind through amazing limestone cliffs in a long-tail boat to a pristine freshwater lake and will stay overnight in floating bungalows. You’ll also go kayaking, tubing and monkey spotting! (L, D)

DAY 5 – TROPICAL PARADISE

Arrive on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan, home to the world famous Full Moon parties. Check into Sarana – our own amazing beach side bungalows, relax by the pool and enjoy your first island sunset and beach party! (B)

DAY 6 – BEACH TIME & MASSAGE

A day to unwind, relax and get some well-deserved beach time. Before being pampered with a traditional Thai massage.

DAY 7 – ISLAND TOUR

Discover the beauty of the island as we travel to some of the most amazing beaches in the world! Chill, soak up some sun and snorkel in crystal clear water. We’ll then kick back with a beach BBQ! (L, D)

DAY 8 – MUAY THAI OR YOGA

Today you have the choice of learning the art of Muay Thai boxing or bringing some peace and harmony into your action packed trip with a private Yoga class. We’ll then head out for our last night on Koh Phangan.

DAY 9 – ARRIVE IN PHI PHI

You’ll leave Koh Phangan early morning and arrive in Phi Phi late afternoon on this day. You’ll then check into your guesthouse and head out for dinner, drinks and a beach party!

DAY 10 – PHI PHI EXPERIENCE

Take off on an amazing boat trip around the stunning Phi Phi Leh. Snorkel, kayak, see an incredible underwater light show at night and enjoy a few drinks and dinner under the stars. It’s a truly unforgettable experience! (D) *There is a possibility we may not be able to enter right into Maya Bay at certain times of year due to government closures.

DAY 11 – PHI PHI BOAT TRIP

Hike to Phi Phi’s iconic viewpoint in the morning and then explore Phi Phi’s amazing Paradise Islands on an awesome private boat trip. Snorkel in crystal clear waters and then head out for dinner and to experience Phi Phi’s awesome nightlife. (L)

DAY 12 – CHILL OUT IN PHI PHI

Today is your day to relax, work on your tan or explore more of Phi Phi.

DAY 13- FLY TO CHIANG MAI

Today we’ll make our way by ferry and minivan to the airport for our flight to the amazing capital of the north – Chiang Mai. You’ll have time to relax once you’ve checked in. Later, we’ll explore the city and Chiang Mai’s nightlife.

DAY 14 – JUNGLE ZIPLINING

Fly high amongst the rainforest canopy and experience the most spectacular views of the mountains of Chiang Mai in this adrenaline charged afternoon of fun before checking out some of Chiang Mai’s night markets. (L) * The max weight limit for ziplining is 120kgs.

DAY 15 – HILL TRIBE TREK

Trek through and stay overnight in the amazing jungle of Chiang Mai. Wander through beautiful rice paddy fields, see stunning waterfalls and visit a local hill tribe. (L,D)

DAY 16 – HILL TRIBE TREK

We continue our trek before bamboo river rafting our way back home! You’ll arrive back to your guesthouse that afternoon and relax or check out more of Chiang Mai’s nightlife. (B, L)

DAY 17 – ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE

A very special way to experience Thailand’s most sacred animal in their natural environment. You’ll learn to feed and care for elephants and even share a swim in what is a truly unforgettable experience! (L, D)

DAY 18 – CHECK OUT

Your epic adventure comes to an end today! Your Group Leader will help you with your onward travel.

LOCATION

TEMPLES, TUK TUKS AND TROPICAL ISLANDS!

From the roar of tuk tuks in bustling city streets to the call of distant monkeys in a dense rainforest, Thailand is a country of contrast. One of the most beautifully scenic countries in South East Asia, Thailand is a feast for the eyes – and the tastebuds! Whether your style is chilled tropical getaways, pumping beach parties or getting off the beaten path and finding a quiet moment soaking up the local way of life, Thailand has something incredible waiting.

Visiting ancient temples, cruising the streets in a Tuk Tuk, learning to cook delicious Thai food, sleeping on floating bungalows in the middle of a rainforest, exploring tropical islands by boat, snorkelling in crystal clear water and partying at a Full Moon Party are just some of the many awesome and unforgettable moments you’ll have while travelling in Thailand!

Travelling in Thailand is an epic adventure, and joining one of our small group tours like Thai Intro or our premium Thai Experience is the best way to experience it. Discover the absolute best of Thailand from Phuket to the Phi Phi Islands on one of our awesome group tours and make some great new friends along the way.

Whether you’re backpacking in Thailand for the first time, on a short holiday or spending a gap year in Thailand we’ll show you the trip of a lifetime! Select a trip below to check out the epic itineraries.

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