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ATRT - Thailand on a Shoestring

Perfect for those looking to experience northern Thailand's cultural treasures and the natural beauty of its southern islands. This 15-day trip will help you get off the beaten path with a trek to the region's hilltribes but remains flexible enough to suit all tastes. From the lush hills of the north, stitched through with the diverse colours of its hilltribes, to the soft sands of the south and the glorious chaos of Bangkok, Thailand will leave you captivated.

Inclusions

Visit to Chiang Mai night market
Hilltribe trek
Bamboo rafting
Street food crawl
Full-day snorkelling trip (Koh Tao)
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
15
Price From
AUD $1,340
Start Location
Bangkok, Thailand
End Location
Koh Tao, Thailand
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Basic
Tour Themes
Fast and Fun, Small Group, Young Adventurer (18-39)
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
23 May 201806 Jun 201812AUD $1,599
26 May 201809 Jun 20186AUD $1,599
02 Jun 201816 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
06 Jun 201820 Jun 20185AUD $1,340
09 Jun 201823 Jun 20184AUD $1,489
16 Jun 201830 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
20 Jun 201804 Jul 20182AUD $1,489
23 Jun 201807 Jul 20187AUD $1,489
27 Jun 201811 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
30 Jun 201814 Jul 20186AUD $1,489
04 Jul 201818 Jul 20189AUD $1,489
05 Jul 201819 Jul 20188AUD $1,489
07 Jul 201821 Jul 201810AUD $1,489
11 Jul 201825 Jul 201811AUD $1,489
12 Jul 201826 Jul 201813AUD $1,489
14 Jul 201828 Jul 20184AUD $1,489
18 Jul 201801 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
19 Jul 201802 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
21 Jul 201804 Aug 20181AUD $1,489
28 Jul 201811 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
01 Aug 201815 Aug 20187AUD $1,489
02 Aug 201816 Aug 20187AUD $1,489
04 Aug 201818 Aug 201810AUD $1,489
09 Aug 201823 Aug 20188AUD $1,489
11 Aug 201825 Aug 201812AUD $1,489
15 Aug 201829 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
16 Aug 201830 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
18 Aug 201801 Sep 20184AUD $1,489
25 Aug 201808 Sep 20189AUD $1,489
29 Aug 201812 Sep 20189AUD $1,489
01 Sep 201815 Sep 201811AUD $1,529
08 Sep 201822 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
10 Sep 201824 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
12 Sep 201826 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
15 Sep 201829 Sep 20185AUD $1,529
22 Sep 201806 Oct 201816AUD $1,529
26 Sep 201810 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
29 Sep 201813 Oct 201813AUD $1,376
06 Oct 201820 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
10 Oct 201824 Oct 201817AUD $1,529
13 Oct 201827 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
20 Oct 201803 Nov 201815AUD $1,376
24 Oct 201807 Nov 201813AUD $1,529
27 Oct 201810 Nov 201812AUD $1,529
31 Oct 201814 Nov 201818AUD $1,529
03 Nov 201817 Nov 201811AUD $1,489
07 Nov 201821 Nov 20189AUD $1,489
10 Nov 201824 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
15 Nov 201829 Nov 20183AUD $1,489
17 Nov 201801 Dec 201817AUD $1,489
21 Nov 201805 Dec 201814AUD $1,489
24 Nov 201808 Dec 201816AUD $1,489
28 Nov 201812 Dec 201816AUD $1,340
29 Nov 201813 Dec 201818AUD $1,489
01 Dec 201815 Dec 201816AUD $1,489
03 Dec 201817 Dec 201818AUD $1,340
05 Dec 201819 Dec 20189AUD $1,489
08 Dec 201822 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
15 Dec 201829 Dec 201814AUD $1,489
19 Dec 201802 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
24 Dec 201807 Jan 201916AUD $1,489
01 Jan 201915 Jan 201910AUD $1,599
08 Jan 201922 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
15 Jan 201929 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
17 Jan 201931 Jan 201913AUD $1,599
19 Jan 201902 Feb 201915AUD $1,599
22 Jan 201905 Feb 201916AUD $1,599
24 Jan 201907 Feb 201918AUD $1,599
26 Jan 201909 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
28 Jan 201911 Feb 201914AUD $1,599
29 Jan 201912 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
31 Jan 201914 Feb 201912AUD $1,599
14 Feb 201928 Feb 201918AUD $1,599
16 Feb 201902 Mar 201915AUD $1,599
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19 Feb 201905 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
21 Feb 201907 Mar 201916AUD $1,599
23 Feb 201909 Mar 201918AUD $1,599
25 Feb 201911 Mar 201918AUD $1,599
28 Feb 201914 Mar 201918AUD $1,599
01 Mar 201915 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
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19 Mar 201902 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
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25 Mar 201908 Apr 201918AUD $1,599
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31 Mar 201914 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
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14 Apr 201928 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
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05 May 201919 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
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30 May 201913 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
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11 Jun 201925 Jun 201918AUD $1,489
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09 Jul 201923 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
11 Jul 201925 Jul 201918AUD $1,489
13 Jul 201927 Jul 201918AUD $1,489
15 Jul 201929 Jul 201914AUD $1,489
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09 Sep 201923 Sep 201918AUD $1,529
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16 Sep 201930 Sep 201918AUD $1,529
19 Sep 201903 Oct 201918AUD $1,529
21 Sep 201905 Oct 201918AUD $1,529
23 Sep 201907 Oct 201918AUD $1,529
26 Sep 201910 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
28 Sep 201912 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
03 Oct 201917 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
05 Oct 201919 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
08 Oct 201922 Oct 201918AUD $1,529
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12 Oct 201926 Oct 201918AUD $1,529
15 Oct 201929 Oct 201918AUD $1,529
19 Oct 201902 Nov 201918AUD $1,529
22 Oct 201905 Nov 201918AUD $1,529
07 Nov 201921 Nov 201918AUD $1,489
09 Nov 201923 Nov 201918AUD $1,489
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14 Nov 201928 Nov 201918AUD $1,489
16 Nov 201930 Nov 201918AUD $1,489
17 Nov 201901 Dec 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
21 Nov 201905 Dec 201918AUD $1,489
23 Nov 201907 Dec 201918AUD $1,489
24 Nov 201908 Dec 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
01 Dec 201915 Dec 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
06 Dec 201920 Dec 201918AUD $1,489
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09 Dec 201923 Dec 201918AUD $1,489
10 Dec 201924 Dec 201918AUD $1,489
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14 Dec 201928 Dec 201918AUD $1,489
15 Dec 201929 Dec 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,340 
25 Dec 201908 Jan 202018AUD $1,489
26 Dec 201909 Jan 202018AUD $1,489
28 Dec 201911 Jan 202018AUD $1,489
30 Dec 201913 Jan 202018AUD $1,489
31 Dec 201914 Jan 202018AUD $1,489
Itinerary
Day 1 - Bangkok
Arrive in Bangkok at any time.
Day 2 - Bangkok/Chiang Mai
Opt to visit Wat Po and the Grand Palace, or check out the city's klongs by boat. Board an overnight train to Chiang Mai.
Day 3 - Chiang Mai
Enjoy one of two street food crawls with the group and CEO. Opt to visit Doi Suthep temple, comb the night markets for souvenirs, or participate in a Thai cooking class.
Day 4 - Chiang Mai/Ban Mae Jok
Trek through rugged forests and experience the wonderful diversity of this region: each village has its own language, belief system, style of dress, and traditions. Drive from Chiang Mai to Mae Malai village, where the trek will begin. After a few hours of hiking, reach the first village.
Day 5 - Ban Mae Jok/Pa Khao Lam
Trek 2-3 hrs and, after lunch, head to a Karen village to learn about traditional basket weaving and scarf-making. Continue trekking another few hours to the next village for the night.
Day 6 - Pa Khao Lam/Chiang Mai
After breakfast, leave the village by bamboo raft, stopping at other villages along the way. Meet the van after lunch and head back to Chiang Mai for some free time to explore.
Day 7 - Chiang Mai/Bangkok
Opt to go shopping, enjoy a Thai massage, or explore Chiang Mai's many temples. Board an overnight train to Bangkok.
Day 8 - Bangkok
Get out and explore this fantastic city where there is endless sightseeing to be done.
Day 9 - Bangkok/Surat Thani
Get to know Thailand's capital. Check out Wat Pho and the Grand Palace, get a Thai massage, or explore the klongs on a boat tour before an overnight train. Enjoy a street food crawl with the group and CEO either today or another day on tour.
Day 10 - Surat Thani/Khao Sok
Discover the natural beauty of the area with an excursion to Lake Cheow Lan. Opt to go hiking or swimming in Khao Sok National Park.
Day 11 - Khao Sok/Koh Pha Ngan
Travel across southern Thailand to Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand. Enjoy a free afternoon on the island.
Day 12 - Koh Pha Ngan
Enjoy a free day to explore the island's waterfalls, swim in lagoons, hike, or relax on the beach.
Day 13 - Koh Pha Ngan/Koh Tao
Hop on a ferry to laid-back Koh Tao.
Day 14 - Koh Tao
Enjoy an included full-day snorkelling trip.
Day 15 - Koh Tao
Depart at any time. Want to take the hassle out of getting back to Bangkok? Book the Bangkok Express, a two-day post-tour Extra. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book.