Multi-Day Tour | Group, Independent, Private

Colourful Thailand (10 days)

Trails of Indochina - Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand To Bangkok, Thailand

Valid for Departures Now Through: 15 May 2018


Day 1
Bangkok, Thailand
None None

Arrive Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Bangkok – the largest city in Thailand – welcome you with its non-stop moves of life. Every single corner is mixed colour between tradition and modernity, energetic activity and peaceful reign. The rest of day is kept leisure to get settled in.

Day 2
Bangkok, Thailand
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Thai boxing day

Join in special program designed for beginners. Getting wet and be trained in professional world-class training conditions and facilities and under challenging instruction of the best trainers in town, alongside experienced and talented boxers of Bangkok.

Having early dinner at 17:00 then transfer for Thai Kick Boxing. Thailand’s national sport is Thai Boxing, also known as Muay Thai, a form of close combat that utilises the entire body as a weapon. Action-packed Thai boxing matches are held every night of the week in Bangkok at the Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium. Take a ringside seat to watch the young Thai fighters in action. You will find this a most thrilling spectacle, in part due to the electric atmosphere, raucous crowd and frantic betting that comes with Thai boxing.

Day 3
Bangkok, Thailand
None Breakfast, Lunch

Ayutthaya Biking and Return By Grand Pearl Cruise

Depart for a 1.5-hour drive through Bangkok’s rural outskirts to Ayutthaya History Park. Begin by an enjoyable bicycle excursion in the ancient capital to stroll around the ruins of several ancient temples including Wat Phra Si Sanphet, a former royal temple during Ayutthaya's days of glory; Wat Mahathat, where the roots of a tree surround the head of Buddha; and if time allows, Wat Chai Wattanaram, a perfect example of Khmer architectural influence. Nowadays the ruins of the former city are on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Board the Grand Pearl and enjoy a Thai lunch whilst cruising back to Bangkok. Witness the daily life of the river’s inhabitants and watch the scenery change from rural to cosmopolitan.

Day 4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
None Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, your private transfer escorts you to the airport for your flight north to Chiang Mai. Thailand’s “Rose of the North” is a cultural and natural wonderland with ethnic diversity, a multitude of attractions and welcoming hospitality. Not only a land of misty mountains and color hill tribes, but also a paradise for shoppers and a delight for adventures. After stepping through the doors of colonial hotel by the river, relax on your balcony daybed, admiring the peaceful flow of Thai river life.

Khantoke Dinner & Hill Tribe Show

This afternoon is time for shopaholics, afterwards experience an enchanting night with Khantoke dinner show – a delicious Thai cuisine and a cultural folk-dancing show in a lively atmosphere.

Day 5
Chiang Mai, Thailand
None Breakfast, Lunch

Temples of Chiang Mai & Care for Flora And Fauna

Morning visit to Wat Chedi Luang, a historic temple that once housed the Emerald Buddha with the jade replica in this impressive temple built between the 14th and 15th centuries. Continue to Wat Suan Dok, a place for local monks to shelter from the rain. Drive to Doi Suthep Mountain, enjoying the spectacular views of Northern Thailand as you head past mountains and forests, towards Wat Phra That, one of Northern Thailand’s most sacred temples. Founded in 1383 AD, the temple with a superb panoramic view over the city as a reward after climbing 309 steps.

After lunch, you venture outside of the city for the day, making your way to the world’s first Elephant Hospital. Friends of the Asian Elephant Hospital was established in the early 1990s with the intent of nurturing injured or abused elephants. The protected space allows the elephants to roam freely during their rehabilitation. Let hang out with these big friends in their natural surroundings, state and habitat, in a stress-free environment. Till the end, all seem an emotional and touching memories.

Day 6
Chiang Mai, Thailand
None Breakfast, Lunch

Rock Climbing Essentials

Today you will venture outside of Chiang Mai and into the Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventures Centre to learn rock climbing essentials, with the aim of equipping you to be a self-sufficient top-rope climber. Transfer to the Crazy Horse Buttress and test yourself physically by venturing onto more difficult routes that will help you to master more advanced movement and climbing skills. Take advantage of the time recovering between climbs to learn about top-rope anchors, bolt integrity, and redundancy. By the end of the day, you will be belaying and following a lead climber, threading anchors, and “cleaning” routes. The day will include a lot of practice tying knots and examining anchors, as well as instruction on top-rope theory, SRENE anchors, and an introduction to lead belaying.

Day 7
Chiang Rai, Thailand
None Breakfast, Lunch

Depart from Chiang Mai and drive to Thaton and then take an existing 3-hour long-tail boat ride from Phatai to Chiang Rai, passing tiny hill tribe villages, bamboo huts and jungle. We arrive at the boat landing in the afternoon and proceed to hotel in Chiang Rai (City). Lunch in a local restaurant along the way.

Hill Tribe of Chiang Rai

Afternoon is the good time to explore colourful hill tribes in North Thailand. Stretch your legs uphill along narrow mountain roads to visit the simple Akha and Yao hill tribe villages. The Akha, who originated in Tibet, are amongst the poorest of Thailand’s ethnic minorities and can also be found in the northern part of Laos. They are mainly farmers and known for their artistry. Interact with them before returning to your hotel by car.

Day 8
Chiang Rai, Thailand
None Breakfast, Lunch

Morning, visit the infamous Golden Triangle, renowned for centuries as the centre of the opium trade. From a hilltop viewpoint, marvel at the splendour of the mighty Mekong joining with the Ruak to form the actual “Triangle” with Laos, Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand. Continue to Mae Sai, the northernmost point of Thailand, the perfect spot to observe border life and what goes on when local tribes and others engage in trade. Mae Sai is one of the very few official land crossings between Thailand and Burma and is therefore an important trade hub.

Founded in 1262 AD, Thailand’s most northern city boasts a fascinating architectural history in a mix of Thai and Burmese styles. Begin your afternoon tour by visiting the ancient temple of Wat Phra Kae, original home of the Emerald Buddha which is now housed in Bangkok. Continue with a visit to Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong with its large gold stupa. Visit Wat Rong Khun, which is different from any other temple in Thailand. Return to your accommodation after the tour.

Day 9
Bangkok, Thailand
None Breakfast

Fly back to bustling Bangkok. Explore the rivers and canals of “Venice of the East” for an insightful view of local life. Make a stop at stunning Wat Arun with its unique design, notice its impressive 82m (269ft) high Khmer-style tower and the many detailed floral mosaics made from broken Chinese porcelain. Afternoon visit the royal Grand Palace, the most important and spectacular of all Thai monuments. Enjoy an entertaining and informative guided visit and be amazed by the opulence and splendour of the dazzling architecture representing 200 years of royal history.

Day 10
Bangkok, Thailand
None Breakfast

This morning, you will be transferred to the airport to take the departure flight home.

Tour Features


  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Biking


Re-write your own journey with a unique outdoor adventure through the diverse world of Thailand. From explore a famed bustling Bangkok to the hidden “Rose of the North Chiang Mai”, let experience tremendous landscapes, learn some unforgettable history and explore true heart of Thailand in the way you’ll never forget.

About Us

There is an overwhelming sense of magic about Thailand, from its mystifying cultures and traditions to its exotic foods, colorful people and soul-stirring spirituality. Trails of Indochina Thailand has been creating high-end, customized experiences in this amazing land for more than 10 years, boasting its most-extensive infrastructure and network of experts to provide an unmatched level of exclusivity and rarity. Allow their team to introduce your clients to this “Land of Wellness,” where they can relax, de-stress and recharge with traditional massages, yoga and the daily tenets of Thai Buddhism.

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Terms & Conditions


- 20% of the total tour cost to be deposited upon commitment of the tour. The deposit is non-refundable.

- 80% of the total tour cost to be paid 45 days prior to arrival date.

Note: If booked less than 45 days from arrival, full payment is required immediately.

Cancellation: Any cancellations should be made in writing.

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- 21 - 15 days prior to arrival date: 50% of the total tour cost

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- 7 days or less prior to arrival date: 100% of the total tour cost

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