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Thailand Elephants and Beaches 15 Day Adventure: 3 Star Hotel Accom

Discover the magic of Thailand on this all encompassing 15 day journey - complete with volunteering at an ethical elephant community

Bangkok, Thailand
DurationDuration15 Days 14 Nights
Pick-Up & Drop-OffPick-Up & Drop-OffIncluded
Minimum AgeMinimum Age18+
MealsMealsSome Includedi
Start & End LocationStart & End LocationBangkok to Krabi
Best SellerBest Seller

What's Included

  • Get up to $130 cash back per person when you book with us

  • Help feed and bathe elephants at an ethical elephant community

  • Unwind in some of Thailand’s best 3 star hotel accommodation 

  • Explore local hotspots and discover less known locations

  • Option for a part-guided or fully-guided tour with English-speaking guides

  • Private arrival airport transfers

  • All in-country transportation including internal flights (Flights to and from Thailand not included)

  • A variety of delicious meals and drinks 

  • Local and international 24/7 emergency support

  • All entrance fees to locations and activities within the tour

  • Stay in Khao San Road and experience its famous street food & nightlife

  • Go off-grid with a jungle trek and bamboo rafting in northern Thailand

  • Make the most of Krabi’s best beaches

  • Kayak through the atmospheric Mangrove Forests of Bor Thor

  • Feel good factor: This is a carbon neutral tour

What's Excluded

  • Flights to and from Thailand

What to Expect

Are you ready to see, do, feel and experience the best of the best in Thailand?

 

From witnessing sights and sounds you never even knew existed in Bangkok, to the beautiful mountainous city of Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand, guests on this tour also get to enjoy a stop in Krabi with its stunning white beaches, crystal-clear waters and incredible marine life.

 

This is the tour of a lifetime and has been designed to ensure you get the most out of your time in Thailand, while is also proudly carbon neutral (see FAQs for more info!).

 

Where we visit


Day 1: Bangkok Arrival and Welcome Dinner 

After your arrival at Bangkok (BKK) Airport, a tour team leader will meet you and transfer you to your Bangkok accommodation.

Alternatively, you can ‘make your own way’ to the arrival accommodation after 2pm where staff will have your name and be able to check you into your room.

Once all travellers have arrived, head out for dinner and drinks together to explore the lively Khao San Road area, including the countless bars and restaurants that are scattered throughout this famous strip!

 

Please note: Arrivals into BKK Airport must be between 6am and 10pm. 

 

Accommodation: During your time in Bangkok, guests will stay in a Standard Room at New Siam Palace Ville. Perfect for those looking for a calm and quiet location near the Khao San Road area that still puts you close to the action of city, this hotel is located within easy walking distance of many of Bangkok's must-see destinations including: Khao San Road, the Grand Palace, the Temple of the Dawn and a number of museums.

 

Day 2: Full Day Bangkok Tour

After breakfast on Day 2, stick around for a quick orientation/chat about your trip before hitting the streets of Bangkok! Today, you will experience some of the most famous sites of the capital including the Temple of Dawn, Wat Arun and the Giant Golden Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) plus a quintessential trip on a classic long tailed boat ride.

 

Day 3:  Transfer to Chiang Mai

Today you’ll get some free time, so enjoy a lay in, some shopping or a splash in the pool.

Later tonight, you’ll fly to Chiang Mai where you will spend the next five nights.

 

Please note: Check out of your room in Bangkok is by midday. Luggage can be stored safely at the hotel until the evening. 

 

Accommodation: During your time in Chiang Mai you’ll enjoy a stay in a Deluxe Room at the De Charme Hotel. Located in the heart of Chiang Mai, De Charme Hotel is set just a short stroll from the city's ancient temples including the must visit Wat Phra Singh, Chedi Luang Temple and Wat Phan Tao.

 

Day 4: Chiang Mai Elephant Home

Today, you’ll be picked up by the team and transferred to the Chiang Mai Elephant Home.

Part of an ethical and sustainable eco-tourism project, the experience is located in a village close to Chiang Mai surrounded by mountains and a national park nearby. 

Activities you’ll participate in during your time in the home include: Walking with the elephants to the local river and helping bathe them, rafting on the local river, learning how to make elephant vitamin tablets, helping to plant / harvest crops for the elephants and feeding the elephants.

You’ll then be transferred back to your accommodation.

 

Days 5 and Day 6: Jungle Trek

After breakfast on Day 5, set out for an amazing two-day trek through the jungle and hills of Chiang Mai. You will pass farm land, rice terraces, hill tribe communities, fantastic view points and enjoy a fresh and delicious lunch at a waterfall. In the afternoon you arrive at the top of the valley to relax at your unique overnight homestay accommodation. 

On Day 6, you’ll spend the morning trekking back down the hill and enjoy one last chance to spend time with the elephants before your transfer back to Chiang Mai City.

 

Day 7: Chiang Mai City Free Day

Keen to see what else is on offer in Chiang Mai? Today, you and your group have a free day to explore the city, where you can organise an activity if you wish or just relax - the opportunities are endless!

 

Day 8: Bring on the Beaches

Ready for some fun in the Thailand sun? Today is the start of your beach week! Your tour operator will provide you  with all necessary flight details and pick up time from our Chiang Mai accommodation - please do not be late!

On arrival at Krabi Airport, a driver will be waiting with a sign ‘The Adventure People’ to transfer you to our Ao Nang hotel.

 

Please note: If you miss your flight you will be responsible for organising your new flight. 

 

Accommodation: During your stay in Krabi,  guests will stay at GLOW Ao Nang in a Superior Room. Close to local restaurants, food stalls and seaside shops, the hotel has an outdoor pool, two fitness centres and a restaurant with free Wi-Fi in all rooms plus a balcony or terrace with pool, mountain or city views. 

 

Day 9: Explore Mangrove Forest and Caves by Kayak

Today you will be picked from your hotel and taken by private taxi to the village of Bor Thor, where you will spend the next few hours exploring the local mangrove forests by kayak. Be sure to check out the several caves and the accompanying cave drawings dating back 3000 years while here.

Your trip ends at a local restaurant where you can buy lunch before being returned by private transport to your hotel.

 

Day 10 to Day 13: The Beach is Calling

Spend three free days relaxing on the beach, lounging by the pool or exploring the local streets. You are only a few hundred metres away from Ao Nang Beach and can also take the local taxi boats to explore Railay…these days are yours!

 

Day 14: Island Boat Trip

Your last full in Krabi ends with a real treat! -exploring the local area by boat! Your full day trip includes visits 2-3 local islands, snorkelling and lunch. Get ready for a fun day out on the waves

 

Day 15: Tour End

Sadly, Day 15 marks the end of your Thailand Elephants and Beaches 15 Day Adventure. Check out is 11am and then it’s onwards for you and your Thailand adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions

On this tour, 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners are included.

For included meals, there are always vegetarian and vegan options available but ideally we would be notified of these and other types of special diets including gluten free, allergies, etc.

Thailand can be cheap. You can still have a plate of food for a street vendor for under $3 AUD however there are always more expensive options. From a sit down Thai restaurant, expect to pay $10-$15 AUD - not including alcohol. 

Travelling is a huge contributor to global emissions and our current climate crisis. We need to protect our planet, the destinations we love to visit and combat climate change. It is important we all work towards lowering our carbon footprint home and abroad. However, the reality is when we travel we cannot avoid the ‘black stuff’. For what we cannot reduce we can offset. This is carbon neutral travel. Through Gold Standard we measure our trips footprint, reduce where possible and offset the balance. 
 

Please be aware that dress standards in Asia differ from those in western countries. 

If you’re planning on visiting religious sites, we recommend that men wear long trousers, and women wear a long skirt, or carry a sarong. 

  • A mixture of lightweight clothing with some warm layers (it can get chilly in public transport or on the sleeper trains and buses)
  • Wind and waterproof jacket (depending on the season but it’s always advisable to carry one)
  • Comfortable shoes and if the program includes a trekking activity we recommend hiking shoes with ankle support. Sandals with straps for water activities and the beach
  • Daypack
  • Swimming suit, beach towel, sun hat, sun cream, sunglasses
  • Mosquito repellent, toiletries, personal medication, Epi-pens, antihistamines etc
  • Travel adaptor (Thailand operates on a 230V supply voltage and uses plug types A, B and C)

We recommend budgeting $20-$40 AUD a day - not including alcohol.

We suggest booking at least 90 days in advance.

Fully Guided - The guide travels with the customers/group and is there 24/7 for the entirety of the trip.

Part-Guided - Guides are provided on the arrival day and local guides on activity days, otherwise its independent travel but fully supported. Local support is available 24/7.

Airport transfers in Thailand are super easy, especially in Bangkok. There are meter cabs everyone, you can book online via an app called Grab (Thai Uber) or your hotel reception can organise. It's so simple!

Policies

Terms & Conditions:
  • All Customers on this trip must be aged 18+

  • If the Supplier is required to make any alterations to the itinerary either prior to or while the Trip is in progress, such alterations may only be made where unavoidable or with the purpose of ensuring the safety and welfare of the Customers or otherwise due to a Force Majeure Event 

  • Travel insurance is compulsory for all Customers. This travel insurance must cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation. It is strongly recommended that such cover also covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability, loss of luggage and personal effects. If Customers do not have travel insurance, they may be prevented from joining the Trip.

  • Customers must have the appropriate visas, travel permits and certificates for the countries they are travelling in, and your passport must be valid for six months beyond the duration of the Trip. The Supplier is not responsible if a Customer is refused entry to a country because of incorrect travel documentation.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation within 30  days of the start of the Trip will incur the following cancellation fees:

i) Cancellation 29 days - 16 days prior to the start date: 50% of total cost is forfeited
ii) Cancellation 15 days or less prior to the start date: 100% of the total trip cost is forfeited

 

Tour Operator

Travello Operator
Bangkok Airport

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