Day 1 - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Arrive in in Chiang Mai by 2pm and check-in to our beautiful, boutique hotel. Once you've had some time to freshen up and meet your roomie, meet up with the group to discover this charming on town on foot with our local tour guide. Visit some of Thailand's most beautiful temples and get acquainted with this amazing city.
In the evening, we'll wine and dine at our welcome dinner where you can continue to to know your trip mates (aka new bffs).
day by day
*Itinerary is indicative for 2019 and is subject to change
Day 2 - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Eat an early breakfast before we depart for a day of wildlife and nature in the jungles near Chiang Mai!
Today is all about elephants! We'll start the day learning a bit about elephants and how to care for them before a participating in a unique bathing experience with elephants. Feed, bath and interact with the elephants before enjoying lunch.
Once we arrive back at the hotel, the rest of the afternoon is up to you!
Day 3 - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Skip breakfast because this morning we're learning how to cook like locals! Start the day at the local markets, weaving in and out of the shops and vendors as you learn how to select the best fish, meat and spices used in Thai cooking. Once we've collected all the necessary ingredients, it's time to put your cooking skills to the test! Learn how to make tastes and flavors come alive in this unique cooking class and experience.
In the afternoon, visit one of the most famous temples in all of Thailand, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. This sacred temple sits atop a mountain, giving you unbeatable, panoramic views over the city. (Note: you have the option to make the 309-step staircase climb or use the cable car for this activity.)
Return to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening as you please.
Day 4 - Bangkok, Thailand
Sleep in and soak up your last few hours in Chiang Mai. The day is totally up to you! Take the afternoon to relax at the hotel or do some more exploring on your own.
In the late afternoon, grab your bags, we're off to Bangkok! Hop on the night train (so cool!), grab some much needed zzz's before waking up in Bangkok!
Day 5 - Krabi, Thailand
Arrive in Bangkok and head to the airport for a quick flight to Krabi. Once we arrive, checkin to the hotel and take some time to freshen up and get to know the area on your own.
In the evening, meet back up with the group and a local guide for dinner and drinks. After dinner, wander through the local street market and explore crafts, food and entertainment.
Day 6 - Krabi Island, Thailand
Today we'll get to explore the islands off Krabi. First stop, Tup Island, known for it's unique and picturesque low-tide sandbar linking the larger islands with the smaller ones. Next stop, Phra Nang, home of one of the most sought-out beaches in all of Asia. Take the afternoon to soak in the sun or go snorkling and experience the local sea-life.
After some time to eat lunch and relax, head back to the hotel where the rest of the night is up to you.
Day 7 - Krabi, Thailand
Today is totally up to you! Will you spend the day exploring the dramatic, limestone cliffs and beautiful shores of Krabi? How about doing some island hopping to the James Bond Islands for some seriously insta-worthy pics (really!)?
We suggest taking a traditional boat ride to the uninhabited offshore islands and snorkling in the crystal-clear waters. However you choose to spend your day, you can't loose, you're in Thailand!
Day 8 - Bangkok, Thailand
After breakfast, we'll hop on a quick flight to Bangkok (flight not included). Once we arrive, spend some time getting to know the city on your own before meeting up for a walking tour of Bangkok's Chinatown. Get ready to shop and eat as Chinatown is a foodie destination and top spot to score some amazing shopping deals. As part of the tour, we'll experience the local flavors with a unique food tasting.
That evening, we'll enjoy one, final farewell dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants.
Day 9 - Bangkok, Thailand
see ya later
Today is departure day (sad)! We recommend taking a later flight so you can do some final exploring on your own. Luckily, the hotel can store your bags while you're out.
"Travel not to escape life, but so life doesn’t escape you."
Thailand has more birds than Europe and America combined!
Thailand ha over 1000 islands.
The national language is Thai.
The national currency is the Thai Bhat.
Tipping is not mandatory in Vietnam but greatly appreciated.
The closest airport is Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX).
The closest departure airport is Bangkok International Airport (BKK).
Bottled water is recommended and is your best bet for staying healthy.
While you'll be seeing lots of cute monkeys, it's best to avoid feeding them.
Bug spray will be your best friend during this trip.
Check to see if your country of residence requires you to obtain a passport to travel to Thailand. You can check the status of your country here. U.S. citizens carrying a tourist passport and in possession of an onward or return airline ticket do not require a visa to enter Thailand.
Keep an open mind that we are traveling to two developing countries - we do our best to stick to the itinerary, but be flexible and changes may occur.
We can accommodate dietary requirements, but we do need to know ahead of time. Severe nut allergies will be more difficult since nut oils are used in a lot of the local food.