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

From £2550pp

Price includes

  • Flights included
  • In destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
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