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20 Days | From £1,299

North Discovery

Combine culture, impactful experiences and island life on this Northern Thailand adventure. Starting off in bustling Bangkok before heading north to the famous Chiang Mai. What better way to finish than with a relaxing few days in the island paradise of Koh Samet.

North Discovery

Only £1 Deposit

From only £1,299

Flexible Booking Guarantee:

North Discovery

Adventure

Volunteering

Nightlife

Culture

Wildlife

Fancy an incredible, bucket list adventure across 20 days, visiting destinations famous for their enriching culture and lifestyle? You’re in the right place!
 
From learning the art of Muay Thai boxing and teaching English in local schools to snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of an untouched paradise in Koh Samet. This trip really has got something for everyone. You’ll also learn about elephants, whilst feeding them and learning about the sanctuaries that have helped rescue these gentle giants. Plus you will have an amazing bunch of new friends to make the memories with! 
 
Whether you are embarking on  your first solo trip to start your epic backpacking journey or looking to experience Thailand in a slightly different and stress-free way – let us help make that dream a reality.

Route Map

RatchaburiKo SametChiang MaiAyutthayaBangkok (Start & End)

Trip Highlights

Elephant Sanctuary Visits

Visit elephant sanctuaries in Chiang Mai, where you can meet, feed, and care for these rescued gentle giants.

Teach in Local Schools

Our volunteering days are an incredible opportunity to make a positive impact by teaching English at a local school.

Bangkok Tour

Explore the famous Wat Arun Temple and Chinatown, home to some of the best street food.

Ko Samet Island Hopping

Set sail on an Island Hopping adventure exploring Ko Samet and visit the best snorkelling spots.

North Discovery

Only £1 Deposit

From only £1,299

Flexible Booking Guarantee:

Accommodation

You’ll be staying in Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Chiang Mai, and Ko Samet.

All rooms are aircon/fan conditioned, some have on-site swimming pools.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Bangkok
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Sawasdee ka! Welcome to Thailand, today is the start of your amazing Camp Elephant adventure! Arrive before 5pm for a free airport pickup from Bangkok Airport (BKK). 

After a quick transfer to the hotel, you’ll have time to chill out, unpack and get settled before heading out. Enjoy a welcome dinner and get to know your fellow travellers.

Dinner included.

Day 2 – Bangkok Tour
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Today, you’ll be thrown right into the action. Explore the famous Wat Arun Temple, one of Bangkok's most famous temples on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. In the afternoon you’ll explore Chinatown, one of the largest in the world and home to some of the best street food. The evening is free for you to enjoy. Head to the famous Khao San Road - a great place for a cold beer or cocktail.

Breakfast included.

Day 3 – Bangkok to Ratchaburi

After breakfast, check-out from your hotel and drive to Samut Songkhram, famous for its floating markets and villages. You’lll visit a farm and learn how traditional palm sugar is made and later, a traditional Umbrella Market!

Continue to Ratchaburi where we will check in to the hotel and then explore local life in a great little Thai town!

Breakfast included.

Day 4 – Ratchaburi

Get ready for an exciting day of adventure! Join us as we embark on a thrilling journey to Wat Mahathat, a temple that's like no other. This magnificent masterpiece follows the Khmer building tradition and stands out with its unique and stylish design that'll make your jaw drop!

Brace yourself as we head to the incredible Bat Cave at Wat Khao Chong Pran. As the sun begins to set, get ready to witness an awe-inspiring spectacle. Prepare to be amazed as millions of bats take flight from the depths of the cave, creating a breathtaking display of nature's wonder.

Breakfast included.

Day 5 – Ayutthaya - Night Train to Chiang Mai
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Get ready for an amazing adventure in Ayutthaya! Explore mesmerising UNESCO World Heritage ruins, marvel at ancient structures, and soak up the rich history. Indulge in the delicious Roti Sai Mai dessert - you’ll see why the locals love it so much! Then, we'll embark on a thrilling overnight train journey to Chiang Mai, where more excitement awaits.

Breakfast included.

Day 6 – Chiang Mai Elephants
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Welcome to Chiang Mai, where the fun begins! We'll whisk you away to your hotel to drop off your luggage and prepare for an exciting day. Enjoy a leisurely stroll for breakfast of your choice.

Today, you’ll get to meet the majestic elephants! At the sanctuary, don traditional clothing and prepare a feast of fruits for these gentle giants. There’s no strict schedule here so you can spend as much time as you want creating unforgettable memories. Capture every moment with your cameras!

After bonding with the elephants, the rest of the day is yours. Relax, explore, or embark on another adventure—it's up to you!

Day 7 – Free Day and Night Market

You have the full day to relax and chill or ask your guide for recommendations. 

In the evening, head to the vibrant night market. Prepare to be amazed by the kaleidoscope of colours, tantalising aromas, and lively atmosphere that awaits you. Explore the bustling stalls filled with unique treasures, local crafts, and mouth watering street food. It's a shopper's paradise and a food lover's dream come true!

Breakfast included.

Day 8 – Teaching
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Enjoy breakfast and a leisurely morning. This afternoon it’s time to make a difference! We'll head to a local school, where you'll have the chance to volunteer and teach English. Inspire young minds, share your knowledge, and contribute to their educational journey. Embrace the joy of volunteering, create unforgettable memories, and leave a lasting impact on the local community. Together, we can change the world—one classroom at a time!

Breakfast included.

Day 9 - Teaching
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Get ready for another day of volunteering! In the morning, let your creativity shine as you plan engaging lessons and fun games. Then, in the afternoon, we'll head to the schools to make a positive impact in the classroom.

As the day comes to an end, it's time to bid farewell to the adorable students. Capture the memories with some heartfelt pictures on this meaningful last day. Cherish the moments shared and the connections made throughout this incredible experience.

Breakfast included.

Day 10 – Muay Thai
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Discover the thrilling world of Muay Thai, a combat sport that combines striking and clinching techniques. Unleash your inner fighter and embrace the "art of eight limbs" as you use fists, elbows, knees, and shins for powerful strikes.

In our session, you'll learn essential Muay Thai techniques with expert instructors guiding you. Once you're confident, get ready for real action! Spar with others or practice on a punching bag. Experience the adrenaline rush, refine your skills, and unlock your full potential. Embrace the excitement of combat sports and become a true warrior in the ring. Unleash your inner fighter and embark on an unforgettable journey in the world of Muay Thai!

Breakfast included.

Day 11 – Elephant Sanctuary Half Day
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Join us for another half day visit to an Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai. We’ll spend more time caring, feeding and observing these amazing gentle giants.

After transferring back to the hotel in the afternoon you’ll have free time to relax and explore.

Breakfast included.

Day 12 – Temple Tour and ATV
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Ready for an action-packed morning? First up is a thrilling temple tour. Visit the grand Wat Phra Singha and Wat Chiang Man temples. Prepare to be amazed by their rich history and stunning architecture.

But hold on tight because we're taking it up a notch! Hop on ATVs for an exhilarating ride around the reservoir. Feel the adrenaline as you navigate rugged terrain and soak in breathtaking views. It's an hour of pure adventure and excitement!

Breakfast included.

Day 13 – Free Day – Train to Bangkok
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It’s already your last day in Chiang Mai! The day is free on your own – times for a massage,  shopping, or just to relax by the pool before packing your bags ready for the travel time tonight and tomorrow.

Later that afternoon we’ll board to the overnight train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. Don’t forget to grab those snacks before you departing on the overnight train.

Breakfast included.

Day 14 – Arrival In Bangkok – Ko Samet
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Upon arrival in Bangkok in the morning, you’ll have time to quickly grab some breakfast and snacks for the journey before we transfer by bus and by ferry to your hotel on Ko Samet.

After a long journey we know you will want to kick back and relax so it's time to hit the beach, grab a coconut and get the suncream out, it's time to tan! Later why not enjoy a beachfront dinner with all your new campmates.

Day 15 – Island Hopping
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After breakfast, jump on board a boat for your island hopping tour! You'll explore local uninhabited islands with gorgeous picture-perfect beaches and spectacular viewpoints over the rocky coastline. Stop for lunch before returning back to Ko Samet.  

Breakfast & lunch included.

Day 16 – Koh Samet
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After a busy couple of weeks, today is free for you to enjoy at your own pace. Relax in paradise on Ao Prao Beach. Craving Pad Thai or a massaman curry, well how about a cooking class?* Speak to your guide for recommendations.

*Optional activities not included.

Breakfast included.

Day 17 – Ko Samet - Beach Watersports
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Full day to chill in paradise. Relax on the beach, top up your tan or get involved with some water sport activities. Banana boat? 

(Some watersport activities may come at an additional cost)

Breakfast included.

Day 18 – Ko Samet Free Day
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Chill time at the beach, take in the views and soak up that lovely sun!

Take a dip in the gorgeous aquamarine water, sunnies and a sun hat are recommended for this day! Speak to your guide to arrange additional activities at the beach.

Breakfast included.

Day 19 – Ko Samet – Bangkok
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After breakfast with your fellow travellers, it’s time to check out from the hotel. We will transfer by ferry and by vehicle back to Bangkok. Arriving back at our start hotel near Khao San. 

Enjoy your last night in Bangkok and get ready to say goodbye to Thailand. 

Breakfast included.

Day 20 – Depart from Bangkok

It’s been an incredible trip and we hope you’ve enjoyed every minute. Unfortunately it’s reached that point when we need to go our separate ways and head home. With a whole host of other countries to explore, we’d love to see you again. Why not plan your next trip during your flight and get in touch upon your return?

Breakfast included.

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Wed 27 March - Mon 15 April

£1,399  SONGKRAN SPECIAL

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Sat 01 June - Thurs 20 June

£1,399 

Sun 23 June - Fri 12 July

£1,399

Mon 15 July - Sat 03 August

£1,459 SALE £1,399

Tues 06 August - Sun 25 August

£1,459 SALE £1,299

Wed 28 August - Mon 16 September

£1,459 SALE £1,299

Sat 10 May - Thur 29 May

£1,599

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Sun 01 Jun - Fri 20 Jun

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Mon 23 Jun - Sat 12 Jul

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Tue 15 Jul - Sun 03 Aug

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Sun 03 Aug - Fri 22 Aug

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Sat 23 Aug - Thur 11 Sep

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Answer a Couple of Important Questions

This is an opportunity to tell us a little something about yourself, and why you'd like to take part in our trips. The form is 3 questions and should take less than 5 minutes to complete.

Step 2

Application Review

Our team will review your application, they are dedicated to ensure we have the perfect mix of people joining us on an adventure of a lifetime. Someone will reach out to you within 12 hours to let you know if you have been successful!

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Secure Your Spot!

You're going to Thailand! Secure your place with a £149 deposit and get ready to make friends and experience paradise. Once paid you will have access to your portal with all the pre departure information you may need and our team is on hand to answer any questions.

Reviews

Emma
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Can’t reccomend enough, we saw sooo many places, did so many activities. It’s so full on but the best way to get into travelling expesically if you’re going solo. Guides are amazing, constantly keep the good vibes even when you’re all feeling homesick, you really do make friends for life.
Isabella
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I have left with not only amazing memories but life long friendships. I had the best 3 weeks i feel like I have learned so much cultural knowledge from our guide and friend Iris, as well as from more chill activities such as visiting the temples.
Grace
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This tour made me excited to see the rest of the world, and the guides especially Yas and ruby made me the most comfortable I’ve ever been in a country were I was completely out of my comfort zone. The activities were incredible and a great mix of chill and fast pace adrenaline! I would do this again in a heartbeat!
Destiny
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I’ve had the time of my life! As someone who has never left the uk since being a child iris made me so comfortable from the moment I was greeted at the airport. She made the whole experience fun and exciting and pushed me to do new things all the time. I’ve made friends for life and memories i will never forget!
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