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North & South Thailand

North and South Thailand Trip: 20 Days

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JUNGLE, BEACHES & BANGKOK

We put together our 10-day Southern Thailand trip and our 10-day Northern Thailand trip to make one epic 20-day Northern and Southern Thailand trip!

Get-off-the-beaten-path and head north from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. A cultural paradise with stunning temples, incredible food, and epic night markets. On the North part of the trip, we trek through the jungle to ethically interact with elephants. To top it off, instead of trekking back out of the jungle, we hop on bamboo rafts and float down the river with a couple of drinks in hand.

Heading south, we hangout on floating bungalows, experience one of the best beaches in the world in Railay, and try our hand at scuba diving and snorkelling in Koh Phi Phi. Experience the best of Thailand on this 20-day combo trip!

"I can’t speak highly enough about this trip and FnEZ! The company itself was super helpful with answering any questions I had and keep you very well informed in the time leading up to the trip; the leaders have so much knowledge on the areas and are always down to show you the best time. In between sucking back Chang’s, hiking jungles, and lazy beach time, I figured out pretty quick that Thailand is an incredible country with the happiest people, stunning scenery, and probably the best food I’ve ever had."

- Kaitlin, November 2019

Itinerary

South Thailand (10 Days)

  • Day 1-2   (Bangkok)

    Group flight arrives late in the evening. Meet your group over drinks at the guesthouse. The following day we will venture to Wat Pho Temple for a guided tour (incl.) and then board the overnight train south toward the beaches.

  • Day 3   (Cheow Lan Lake Trip)

    When the train arrives in Surat Thani in the morning, we will take a private bus to Ratchaprapha Pier. Continue by long-tail boat out to the floating bungalows deep in the wild of Cheow Lan Lake.

    Enjoy lake living in a floating bungalow with a restaurant, bar, kayaks, floaties, and beverages all at your disposal. There are even nearby hikes to caves and waterfalls. This floating haven is consistently our top-rated destination.

  • Day 4-5   (Koh Phi Phi)

    Take the long-tail boat back to the pier and continue by private A/C bus to the pier in Krabi. Transfer to a ferry to the Phi Phi Islands. Here you will find outstanding scuba-diving, a viewpoint hike, boat trips, snorkeling, and a selection of beach clubs pumping music until the wee hours of the morning.

  • Day 6-8   (Railay)

    Take the ferry from Koh Phi Phi Don directly to Railay beach. Railay is home to two of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is completely surrounded by limestone cliffs, making it only accessible by boat. The same towering limestone cliffs are home to one of the top spots in the world for rock climbing

  • Day 9-10   (Bangkok)

    Take a ferry to Krabi town, take a minibus to Krabi airport, then a speedy one hour flight to Bangkok. Arrive at the airport and take a minibus to the guesthouse. Enjoy the last days in Bangkok exploring, shopping, eating, drinking and countless other activities in this cosmopolitan city.

North Thailand (10 Days)

  • Day 1-2   (Bangkok)

    Group flight arrives late in the evening. Meet your group over drinks at the guesthouse.

    The following day we will venture to Wat Arun Temple for a guided tour (incl.) and then board the overnight train North towards Chiang Mai. *all transportation on this trip is private except for trains and planes.

  • Day 3-4   (Chiang Mai)

    Arrive off the train and take a minibus transfer to our guesthouse. Our guesthouse is centrally located in the old part of the city and is the perfect base for exploring the many small streets, cafes, and markets in the area.

    You'll never be bored in this city, as it offers no shortage of activities ranging from Thai cooking classes to bungee jumping.

  • Day 5-6   (Jungle Trek)

    Take private transfer to the starting point of the trek. On our way, we'll visit a local market for last-minute supplies, have a swim underneath a waterfall, and even visit some hot springs.

    We'll begin our hike into the beautiful jungle of Northern Thailand. Hike through villages and over mountainous terrain, float down the river on locally constructed bamboo rafts, give an elephant a bath, and sleep in the traditional long-houses of hill tribe villages that welcome us into their homes. All meals included on the jungle trek.

  • Day 7   (Floating Bungalows)

    After finishing the trek and disembarking from the bamboo rafts, we'll take our private transfer to Mae Ngat Dam.

    From here, a short long-tail boat transfer will take us to our private floating bungalows! With diving platforms, a full-scale restaurant, kayaks, floats, and a well-equipped bar, this is the perfect place to relax and refresh from the rigorous Jungle Trek. All meals included on the floating bungalows.

  • Day 8-9   (Chiang Mai)

    Upon arrival at the pier, we'll take minivans back to our guesthouse in Chiang Mai. Our beautiful guesthouse offers a restaurant and a tropical garden with hammocks. Based in the old part of the city, everything is within walking distance; from late-night live music bars, to street food dining, Muay Thai boxing rings, and a variety of markets.

    Optional adventures outside the city include ziplining, bungee jumping, massage schools, temples, cooking classes...you name it, Chiang Mai has it! ** Enjoy your last night with the group.

  • Day 10   (Bangkok)

    Take minibus transfer to Chiang Mai airport and take a speedy one hour plus flight to Bangkok. Arrive at the airport and take minibus to the backpacker district in Bangkok.

    Enjoy the rest of the day in Bangkok exploring, shopping, eating, drinking and countless other activities in this cosmopolitan city.

    Trip ends. *** If you are booking your own flight, make sure your departure is in the evening of this day at the earliest. If you have any questions about this please contact us at travel@fnez.com

Please note: The above itinerary is subject to change. A confirmed Free & Easy trip itinerary with exact routing will be provided at least 30 days prior to trip departure.

IMPORTANT: If you are doing a combo trip and booking your own flights, please contact us to confirm the start and end point of your trip.

What's included?

  • The Free & Easy Commitment

    We strive to ensure everyone who wants to travel has the opportunity to have the most epic experience ever. Free & Easy delivers awe-inspiring travel experiences and creates lifelong connections between incredible people + incredible places.

    See below for more details about what else is included in this amazing adventure.

  • Included Experiences: Thailand 10 South
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    • Bangkok Temple Tour
    • Party on Famous Khao San Rd
    • Phi Phi Island/Maya Bay Sunset Boat Trip (incl. dinner, kayaking, snorkelling, and National Park Fee)
    • Overnight Rainforest Lake Trip
    • Kayaking while at the the lakehouse
    • Long Tail Boat Ride in Khao Sok National Park
    • Cave Hike w/ Local Guide
    • Free & Easy sponsored beach cleanup
    • Fire Show
    • All meals on the Overnight Rainforest Lake Trip
    • Authentic Thai Style Welcome Dinner
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  • Accommodation: Thailand 10 South

    All accommodations - We send our trip planners to each of our destinations so they can do on the ground, research. Checking for the best location, comfort and vibe that we can get for our budget while also supporting local businesses.

  • Transportation: Thailand 10 South

    All transport - This trip will find us takin private A/C vans, tuk tuks, A/C train, ferries, long tail boats and a domestic flight.

  • Leaders: Thailand 10 South

    1-2 group leaders - Our staff is consistently ranked as the #1 reason that people loved their trips. We meet most of our leaders while traveling with them so we can see in person if they are fun yet responsible, cool yet down to earth, professional yet laid back.  This creates that perfect mix which makes our "tours" feel like a group of friends.

  • Optional Experiences: Thailand 10 South
    • Bar Hopping
    • Yoga
    • Scuba diving
    • Rock climbing
    • Cooking class
    • Muay Thai Lessons
    • Viewpoint hike
    • And so much more! If you're interested in something that isn't on the list just ask us, if it's possible we will find you some options.  We are here to try and help you find your ideal trip!
  • Included Experiences: Thailand 10 North
    • 3-day Northern Thailand Hill Tribe Trek (ethical elephant encounter, bamboo rafting)
    • Lake House Trip (incl. kayaks, Jungle Temple, and caving)
    • Transportation to a day of activities in Chiang Mai
    • Wat Arun Temple Tour
    • Doi Suthep Temple Tour
    • Party on Famous Khoa San Rd
    • Traditional family style Thai dinner
    • All meals included on the 3-day Nothern Thailand Hill Tribe Trek
    • All meals included on the the Lake House trip
  • Accommodation: Thailand 10 North

    All accommodations - We send our trip planners to each of our destinations so they can do on the ground, research. Checking for the best location, comfort and vibe that we can get for our budget while also supporting local businesses.

  • Transportation: Thailand 10 North

    All transport - This trip will find us taking private A/C vans, train, songtaews, tuk tuks and a domestic flight.

  • Leaders: Thailand 10 North

    1-2 group leaders - Our staff is consistently ranked as the #1 reason that people loved their trips.  We meet most of our leaders while traveling with them so we can see in person if they are fun yet responsible, cool yet down to earth, professional yet laid back.  This creates that perfect mix which makes our "tours" feel like a group of friends.

  • Optional Experiences: Thailand 10 North
    • Bungee Jumping
    • Cooking Class
    • Ziplining
    • Muay Thai Fight
    • Water park
    • Cabaret Show
    • Chiang Mai Bar Hopping
    • Live music
    • and so much more! If you're interested in something that isn't on the list just ask us, if it's possible we will find you some options.  We are here to try and help you find your ideal trip!
  • Not Included
    • All meals and drinks (except those mentioned above)
    • Activities outside of the ones listed above (optional activities are not included)
    • Any Visa or Visa fees

    Find out how much spending money you will need here.

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