The Real Thailand: Hill Tribes, Buddhism and Island Time
Day 1 - Overnight Flight
The adventure begins as you board your overnight flight to Bangkok!
Day 2 - Bangkok
Upon arrival at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel.
Day 3 - Bangkok
Visit the iconic landmarks of Bangkok like a local - ride through the city on a Tuk Tuk and explore the Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaco) and Wat Pho which houses the gigantic reclining Buddha.
Day 4 - Chiang Mai
Today you will head to the brilliant city of Chiang Mai. After your flight, meet your new expert local guide who will escort you to your boutique hotel.
Day 5 - Chiang Mai
Explore the Chiang Mai on a half-day city and Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep tour.
Experience the bustling Waroros Market and see Wat Phra Singh to learn about the rich history and culture of the city, which runs at a totally different pace to bustling Bangkok.
Day 6 - Pai
Leave Chiang Mai and be driven along the winding roads through the spectacular jungle mountain towards Pai stopping off at Mae Malai.
In the evening, witness the sun set from Mae Yen Buddhist temple.
Day 7 - Pai
Drive along the iron bridge, feel the fresh air and water of the Mo Peang waterfall and visit the Tha Pai Hot Spring before relaxing for the rest of the afternoon.
Day 8 - Mae Hong Son
After breakfast, leave Pai and drive through the rainforest to Mae Hong Son. Along the way, visit Lisu and Lahu Hilltribe villages, where you'll gain an insight into traditional northern Thai life, before exploring Tham Lod Cave.
Day 9 - Mae Hong Son
Today you will cruise along the Pai River via a long-tail boat where you will stop off at the Long Neck Karen Padaung Village, famous for women wear ingnumerous brass coils round their necks and legs.
After lunch, transfer to Mae Hong Son Airport for a short flight back to Chiang Mai. Where you'll have an evening at leisure.
Day 10 - Chiang Mai
After spending the day in Chiang Mai you will be transferred to the Chiang Mai railway station for an overnight train to Bangkok - a true Thai experience!
Day 11 - Koh Samet
Hop off the train and meet your local guide who will transfer you the beautiful Koh Samet Island.
Day 12 - Koh Samet
Enjoy a free day at leisure on the island. Famous for its white sand beaches.
Day 13 - Koh Samet
Head out on a snorkelling trip today or take a leisurely cruise around the island to witness its scenic beauty from a catamaran.
Day 14 - Koh Samet
Enjoy your last day at leisure on the paradise island of Koh Samet. For recommendations on where to head for dinner, be sure to check your Blank Canvas travel app, which has recommendations tailored to you.
Day 15 - Flight Home
You'll be met and transferred back to the airport for your onward flight home