Songkran Tour (Extended)

Backpacking Tours is proud and thrilled to announce a unique 13-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!! And we thought we'd extend that party vibe with a (comparatively chilled) Full Moon Party. Oh, yeah, and our birthday bash...

  • 13 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
  • 2 Internal flights
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance

Songkran Tour Extended (April)

$1575 from
Pay $115 deposit

Backpacking Tours is proud and thrilled to announce a unique 13-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!! And we thought we'd extend that party vibe with a (comparatively chilled) Full Moon Party. Oh, yeah, and our birthday bash...

  • Length 13 Days
  • Avg. Age 18-45
  • No. Of Activities 8
  • No. Of Meals 13
  • Avg. Group Size 30+
  • Operator Backpacking Tours
  • Starting Point Bangkok
  • Ending Point Chiang Mai

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Tour Dates

4 Apr - 16 Apr 2023

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4 Apr - 16 Apr 2023

Deposit $115

Deposit $195

Deposit £100

Deposit €115

Deposit $155

Deposit $180

Full Price $1575 $2635 £1320 €1565 $2160 $2425

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Thailand

Sawasdee krub! Our expert tour guide will greet you at the check-in desks. From here we will fly down to Surat Thani and check into the hotel. In the evening you can explore this quaint riverside town, enjoy some of the culinary delights of Thailand or get some much-needed rest.

  • Meals Included Dinner
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Flight to Surat Thani, Thai Set Meal
Day 2

Full Moon Madness!

In the morning we will take a ferry from Surat Thani to the paradise island of Koh Phangan. Once we check into our hotel on the island you will have a few hours to explore the area or chill by the pool. Make sure you are ready for the party of a lifetime later at the full moon party! This world-renowned party is known for its festival atmosphere, bargain booze buckets and wild antics! (Flaming skipping rope anyone?)

  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Full Moon Party
Day 3

R&R in paradise

We are sure after the madness of the full moon party you will want some time to unwind and explore this beautiful island. After enjoying breakfast provided by the hotel, ask our tour guide for tips on the many incredible activities available on this stunning island.

  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Beach Time
Day 4

Explore Koh Phangan

After breakfast, you will have another day to discover the delights of Phangan. Why not take a refreshing dip in a waterfall, try some delicious Thai food at the market or unwind with a traditional massage on the beach…… or do all three!

  • Meals Included Breakfast
Day 5

Buzzing in Bangkok

Today we will make our way back up to Bangkok. 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. Once again, 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.

  • Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Pool Party
Day 6

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 7

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
Day 8

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
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Doi Suthep National Park, local attractions
Day 9

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 10

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 11

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 12

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 13

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