9 days
from $2,399


16 people max



Thailand: Bangkok (round trip)

Connect with the tastes of Thailand

Sawatdee! Welcome to Thailand. This nine day adventure takes you into the heart of this dynamic country, from the bustling streets of Bangkok all the way to the H’mong Hilltribe Lodge, nestled in a picturesque valley. Along the way, discover ancient temples, tranquil mountain landscapes, savory local delicacies, and memories to last a lifetime.



Tour Highlights

  • Visit the magnificent Grand Palace in Bangkok

  • Learn Thai cooking and mingle with monks

  • Stay in a scenic mountain lodge in H’mong

Trip code: 9THAILAND

Activity Level:

Unscripted experiences, insider access and authentic local flavors

Our team of travel specialists and local contacts have curated some of the best, most exclusive and authentic experiences, restaurants and accommodations in Thailand to truly immerse yourself in a way that wouldn't be possible in larger groups or just on your own.


Thailand Explorer

9 days



  • Countries Visited: Thailand
  • Accommodation: Hotel (7 nights), H’mong Lodge (1 night)
  • Single Supplement: Starting at $800
  • Transportation: Private Bus, Interflight, Bicycle
  • Airport Transfers: Arrival and Departure transfers included
  • Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 6 Dinners
  • Passengers: Maximum 16, Average 12

Day-by-day itinerary from Bangkok (round trip)

Day 1: Bangkok
Sawatdee! Welcome to Thailand. Your included transfer brings you to our hotel, where we meet our Local Leader. Tonight, enjoy dinner with your group at a local restaurant. (d)

  • Our hotel in Bangkok: U Sukhumvit Bangkok

Day 2: Bangkok
Begin the day with a Chao Phraya River cruise to explore the famous canals — which seem a world away from the chaotic streets of the capital. Pay a visit to the magnificent Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which highlight the grand architectural traditions of Thailand. (b)

  • Our hotel in Bangkok: U Sukhumvit Bangkok

Day 3: Bangkok > Chiang Mai
A short flight brings us to the most vibrant city in northern Thailand, Chiang Mai. The “Rose of the North” boasts famous temples, dazzling beauty and welcoming locals. This afternoon, a cooking class teaches us the intricacies of Thai cooking before we get to savor our creations. (b, d)

  • Our hotel in Chiang Mai: Chala Number 6

Day 4: Chiang Mai
Explore Chiang Mai with a cycling tour through the old city: mingle with monks, explore the flea market, sample northern Thai cuisine and visit ancient temples. Afterward, head off to explore the famous temple complex of Doi Suthep. Tonight, a traditional khantoke dinner awaits. (b, l, d)

  • Our hotel in Chiang Mai: Chala Number 6

Day 5: Chiang Mai > H’mong
Our private coach takes us north to the H’mong Hilltribe Lodge. Set in a picturesque valley and surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, the H’mong Lodge offers a unique and tranquil experience. Pack a warm sweater as the weather will be mild and cool year-round due to the lofty mountain locale. We spend the evening with the locals, enjoying a barbecue dinner and cultural performance by the H’mong people. (b, d)

  • Our accommodation in H’mong: H’mong Hilltribe Lodge

Day 6: H’mong > Sukhothai
Depart the hilltribe village and head on to Lampang — considered by some as the last paradise in Thailand. Here, we visit Friends of the Asian Elephant, the first hospital in the world established to care for sick and abused elephants. This afternoon head to Sukhothai Historical Park — a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The religious art and architecture of the Sukhothai era are the most classic of Thai styles. The park contains the remains of 21 historic sites, with awe-inspiring Buddha images and ponds filled with stunning lotus flowers. Enjoy a home-cooked dinner at the end of the day. (b, d)

  • Our hotel in Sukhothai: Legendha Sukhothai Resort

Day 7: Sukhothai > Kanchanaburi
Travel south to Kanchanaburi. There will be plenty of stops along the way to stretch your legs and you will break for lunch at a local restaurant. Located at the junction of the Khwae Noi and Khwae Yai rivers, Kanchanaburi is home to the infamous “Bridge on the River Kwai.” (b)

  • Our hotel in Kanchanaburi: U Inchantree Kanchanaburi

Day 8: Kanchanaburi > Bangkok
This morning we learn of Kanchanaburi’s history with a moving visit to the Hellfire Pass Memorial, built to honor the Allied POWs and Asian conscripts who died while constructing the Thai-Burma Death Railway. Boarding at Nam Tok station, take a ride along the Khwae Noi River and travel over the original wooden viaduct. Transfer back to Bangkok for a relaxing afternoon. Tonight, we share our final dinner. (b, d)

  • Our hotel in Bangkok: U Sukhumvit Bangkok

Day 9: Bangkok
Our exciting Thailand adventure ends today. (b)

Things to know before traveling to Thailand

The official currency of Thailand is the baht (THB). The most convenient and cheapest way to obtain local currency is via ATMs which are available in most towns and cities. Foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded can be very difficult to exchange. Clean bills in small denominations are most useful. The use of credit cards is restricted, mainly to major hotels and more upmarket shops and shopping centers.

You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.

Dengue fever occurs in Thailand, and is particularly common during the rainy season (November-March in Koh Samui and the south-east of the Thai peninsula and May-October in the rest of Thailand, including Phuket), peaking in July and August. There is no vaccination or specific treatment available for dengue fever.

Malaria can be contracted throughout the year in rural areas, particularly near the borders with Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. Speak to your doctor about preventative medication if you are concerned about malaria.

Other mosquito borne illnesses, such as Japanese encephalitis also occur in some areas.

Always take preventative measures to protect yourself against mosquitoes such as wearing long clothing, using repellent and being indoors particularly around dusk and dawn.

There have been reports of transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in this region and we advise all travelers to protect themselves from mosquito bites. Given possible transmission of the disease to unborn babies, and taking a very cautious approach, we recommend all women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant to consult with their doctors before booking their trip.

Bangkok and other Thai cities experience high levels of air pollution, which may aggravate bronchial, sinus or asthma conditions. These can be particularly high between the months of December and February. Smoke haze, which usually occurs across parts of north and north-east Thailand during March to April, can also aggravate these conditions.

While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.

One of the most popular take away foods in the world, you'll have a chance to try authentic Thai food, local and fresh, throughout this trip. For vegans and vegetarians, you'll need to look out for ingredients like shrimp paste (often in curry sauces), fish sauce, dried shrimp and cooked egg added to stir fries and soups.

Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it’s important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with acquiring visas. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarize yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time.

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please ask your travel agent or Club Adventures team member for insurance options at time of booking.

Add-ons available before and after your trip to see the most of Thailand

Pre-Night Add-ons

BANGKOK Double: $170 per room; Single: $170 per room

Post-Night Add-ons

BANGKOK Double: $170 per room; Single: $170 per room

Optional Tours

We’ve already included everything you need to see! While there are no optional tours on this tour, your Local Leader can always point you in the right direction for you to write your own adventure.


Add on a 3-day Ko Samui Island extension. Ask a Club Adventures team member for details.

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