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The Best of Thailand

DURATION

16 days

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels, Lodges & Camps

Trip Difficulty
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Cultural Adventure with light activities

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LOCATION

Asia, Thailand

MEETING POINT

London or Bangkok Airport

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Trekking, diving and ethical elephant-ing in ‘The Land of Smiles’ Thailand

If you want to tick several tantalising adventures off your Bucket List in one go, you’ll certainly do it on your tour of Thailand with the Bucket List Company.

You’ll get to know some incredibly majestic elephants responsibly and ethically, you’ll explore Bangkok’s kaleidoscope of colours, sights and smells, AND you’ll trek through dense rainforest and bunk in with the friendliest of Thai tribespeople.

But before you hit “go” though, there’s more.

On this trip you’ll visit an absolute beauty of an island where you can dive in the most fantastically fishy, crystal-clear waters (or discover the art of “beach life” if you’d prefer).

You’ll visit jungles, mountains and stunning lakes and you’ll experience true Thai island life in seriously tropical surroundings.

White sands and blue seas your thing? Fan of fun and genuine adventure? Like the idea of an elephant snuffling its trunk in your face? Of course you do.

Take a look at the itinerary below.

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  • Day 1: DEPART LONDON

    DEPART LONDON You will meet your Bucket List Leaders at the airport and fly out as a group for Bucket Lister + Trips. If you have booked a Bucket Lister Trip we will see you in Thailand soon!

  • Day 2: ARRIVE BANGKOK

    ARRIVE BANGKOK On arrival in Bangkok you will be transferred to your hotel located close to the hustle and bustle of the Khao San Road – one of Bangkok’s liveliest areas and the perfect place to kick-off your adventure.

  • Day 3: BANGKOK CITY TOUR

    BANGKOK CITY TOUR Following orientation by your local expert guide you will begin a fun and fascinating Electric Scooter tour of the city, taking in many of the incredible locations that are just a few of the reasons that Bangkok is one of the most visited cities on the planet! The tour will include a stop for a traditional street food lunch; a perfect way to watch daily life go by and see how the locals do it. 

  • Day 4: FLIGHT TO CHIANG MAI

    FLIGHT TO CHIANG MAI After a filling breakfast we transfer back to the airport for our flight north to Chiang Mai. On arrival in Chiang Mai you’ll be transported straight into the jungle where you’ll be spending your afternoon meeting & getting to know the story behind the national animal of Thailand; Elephants!

  • Day 5: TREKKING BEGINS

    TREKKING BEGINS Wake up to a hot coffee and relax to the jungle sounds that surround you; this morning you’ll be helping out around the sanctuary getting to experience some amazing insights into the daily lives of not only the resident elephants but the team of volunteers that live by their side. After a delicious local lunch, it’s time to get your walking boots on, as your Two Day, One Night Jungle Trek begins here. This afternoons trek is roughly 4.5 hours. Although mainly level grounded, you’ll be up and down the countless hills that wind their way through the valleys)

  • Day 6: JUNGLE TREK

    JUNGLE TREK Today’s full day trek will take roughly 6 hours, spread throughout the day. You’ll visit a Local Hill-tribe Community & learn about their deep invested cultures and traditions. Your expert guides will ensure that you see and experience all of the incredible flora, fauna and wildlife that is in abundance. The trek is not overly strenuous and you certainly don’t need to be an Olympic athlete to make the most of this beautiful part of the world. 

  • Day 7: BAMBOO RAFTING

    BAMBOO RAFTING As you depart the hill tribe we have a short morning of trekking as we make our way back to the waiting vehicles to transfer us to our lunch spot. After lunch we’ll have the opportunity to try another traditional mode of transport as we take a gentle float down the local river aboard a handmade bamboo raft. We then transfer back to Chiang Mai city. Make the most of a free evening; check out the famous selection of night markets and bazars, or simply just catch up on sleep, the choice is yours.

  • Day 8: KHAO SOK

    KHAO SOK Today you’re heading to yet another beautiful jungle location – the oldest evergreen rainforest on the planet. Khao Sok National Park surrounds the man-made Cheow Lan Lake and is a sight to behold. You’ll be flying south to the town of Surat Thani from where it’s a 60-minute transfer to the park and to the excellent Khao Sok Discovery Resort where you can check in and freshen up. This evening you’ll be taking an equally fascinating interesting and spooky night safari! As the sun goes down the jungle really comes alive. 

  • Day 9: PHUKET - PATONG

    PHUKET - PATONG Following breakfast and check-out you’ll be chauffeured further south and across the Sarasin Bridge, onto the island of Phuket and to the wonderful La Vintage resort located in the bustling beach town of Patong. The rest of the day is yours to relax at one of the two swimming pools, head to the beach for some fun in the sun, or check out the numerous bars, restaurants or markets on offer. 

  • Day 10: TOUR OF PHUKET

    TOUR OF PHUKET To really understand the mix of cultures here on Phuket, you need to get underneath the skin and past the tourism. So today you’ll be taking a guided tour that we lovingly call the FAT tour! This actually stands for Food, Art, Town as these are what you’ll be experiencing today on this eclectic island. 

  • Day 11: KOH LANTA

    KOH LANTA From the largest island in Thailand, today you head further south to the more traditional island of Koh Lanta; a mecca for sun worshippers and water lovers alike. Using a selection of different transport today, you’ll make the journey from Phuket city, to the beautiful island of Koh Lanta. Enjoy a Free afternoon

  • DAY 12-13-14: TIME TO CHILL, DIVE OR WHATEVER YOU LIKE!

    TIME TO CHILL, DIVE OR WHATEVER YOU LIKE! These 3 days you have the option to sign up for a 3-day Open water qualification course or if you are qualified join a few fun dives within the Koh Lanta National Park area. If diving’s not your thing, Lanta Island has many other activities to keep you busy. Please speak to your guide for more information on diving or pick their brains on additional activities around the island.

  • Day 15: BACK TO BANGKOK

    BACK TO BANGKOK It’s a free morning for you to finish off your island stay. Top up your tan, hit the beach, join that last-minute adventure you’ve discovered. Following check-out you’ll depart the island for the quick boat crossing to the mainland where your drivers will be waiting to drive you north to Krabi International Airport, where you’ll catch an evening flight back to Bangkok Once landed you’ll be transferred to your hotel for your final night in Bangkok, perfectly located to allow easy access to shopping restaurants and bars. 

  • Day 16: TIME TO FLY HOME :(

    TIME TO FLY HOME :( Sadly, today is the end of the adventure, however you will have time in the morning to head out and explore under your own steam. Spend your last day in Thailand however you wish, wether it be last minute shopping, exploring temples or just reliving memories of the past 2 weeks with your new group of friends. Late afternoon transfer to the airport before saying your final good-byes to the land of Smiles.

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Our Bucket Lister Trips

Bucketlister trips are our standard for all our incredible trips. When you book a Bucketlister trip we will organise everything for you from the first to the last location on your adventure and you’ll have a local guide with you every step of the way. All you’ll need to organise is your own flights and transfers. (Additional Options for Land Only Transfers)

Bucketlister trips are our standard for all our incredible trips. When you book a Bucketlister trip we will organise everything for you from the first to the last location on your adventure and you’ll have a local guide with you every step of the way. All you’ll need to organise is your own flights and transfers. (Additional Options for Land Only Transfers)

Our Bucket Lister+ Trips

Bucketlister+ trips are a done-for-you service from start to finish. We organise everything for you. You’ll have a UK Guide with you every step of the way and the additional option to book UK Group Flights & Transfers through us. All you’ll have to do is pack your bag.

Bucketlister+ trips are a done-for-you service from start to finish. We organise everything for you. You’ll have a UK Guide with you every step of the way and the additional option to book UK Group Flights & Transfers through us. All you’ll have to do is pack your bag.

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