Songkran Tour

Backpacking Tours is proud and thrilled to announce a unique 9-day Thailand tour, to celebrate the Thai New Year and our own 10-year anniversary! Songkran is the world's largest water fight lasting 4 days!! Oh, yeah, and our birthday bash...

  • 9 Meals (Vegetarian Options)
  • All Trips and Excursions
  • No Hidden Charges
  • All Accommodation
  • Airport Pick Up & Drop Off
  • All In-Country Transport
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Free BT T-Shirt
  • Private Facebook Group
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance

Songkran Tour (April)

$1065 from
Pay $115 deposit

Backpacking Tours is proud and thrilled to announce a unique 9-day Thailand tour, to celebrate the Thai New Year and our own 10-year anniversary! Songkran is the world's largest water fight lasting 4 days!! Oh, yeah, and our birthday bash...

  • Length 9 Days
  • Avg. Age 18-45
  • No. Of Activities 6
  • No. Of Meals 9
  • Avg. Group Size 30+
  • Operator Backpacking Tours
  • Starting Point Bangkok
  • Ending Point Chiang Mai

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Tour Dates

8 Apr - 16 Apr 2023

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8 Apr - 16 Apr 2023

Deposit $115

Deposit $195

Deposit £100

Deposit €115

Deposit $155

Deposit $180

Full Price $1065 $1790 £895 €1065 $1465 $1645

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Bangkok!

Meet & greet and Dive into a pool party at our hotel and then head out to crazy Khao San road, a backpacking Mecca located within walking distance from the hotel. Buckets of booze will be the order of the night. This is a party street like no other that goes until the early hours of the morning.

  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Airport Transfer, Pool Party
Day 2

Thailand by Train

Regale each other with stories of the previous night’s madness over breakfast at the hotel, after which you will have some time to explore the local area. In the evening get ready for a truly unique travel experience - the overnight train to Chiang Mai! Chill on the train with a few drinks and card games. This has to be one of the most fun ways to travel.

  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Room Type Sleeping Train
  • Activities Included Night Train
Day 3

Charming Chiang Mai

After arriving in the peaceful mountain town of Chiang Mai in the morning, you will have time to check into your hotel and then explore the town. Lose yourself amongst the meandering alleyways of the old town and check out the various specialist cafes, art galleries and bars scattered throughout the town.

  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Free Time
Day 4

Doi Suthep National Park

You cannot come to Chiang Mai and not visit Doi Suthep Mountain! Considered one of the holiest Buddhist sites to visit in Thailand. Established in the 14th century, draped in gold and complete with stunning panoramic views. We'll visit a local village and waterfall too. Expect a little history and culture, and an all-around good day out with your travel mates.

  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Activities Included Doi Suthep National Park, Local Attractions
Day 5

Wet Wet Wet! Songkran Day 1

Songkran. The Thai new year celebration. A time for thoughtful reflection on the year just passed with a hopeful eye to the year ahead. Sounds peaceful right? Well, you won’t believe how people like to celebrate. Get ready for the wettest, wildest street party you will ever see! The whole city turns into one giant water fight. Everyone gets involved - locals, tourists, even old grannies!

  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Songkran Festival
Day 6

Soaked at Songkran Day 2

The fun doesn’t stop after just one day! This festival continues for three more days so get out onto the streets with your water gun and jump straight back into the action!

  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Songkran Festival
Day 7

Soaked at Songkran Day 3

The party continues on day 3. Follow the moat that surrounds the old town to take in a true Chiang Mai Songkran experience. People have travelled from across the country to ring in the new year here. Just watch out for the trucks with ice-cold water!

  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Songkran Festival
Day 8

Soaked at Songkran Day 4

The last day of Songkran and one last chance to experience this incredible festival. Alternatively, if you want to escape the action, make your way out of the old town. Take your time to explore the area outside of the city centre where you will be able to take in the quieter, more peaceful side of charming Chiang Mai.

  • Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Songkran Festival
Day 9

Last Call in Chiang Mai

The last day of what we hope has been an incredible, exciting and fulfilling adventure. We will enjoy a final breakfast together and then check out of the hotel and wish you all the best, whether you are going home or continuing on further afield.
Until next time!

  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Activities Included Airport Transfer

Optional Extras

$58