Backpacking Thailand (2025)

Embark on a thrilling adventure and make memories that will last a lifetime in Thailand! Join us for an all-inclusive 16-day Backpacking Tour and discover the hidden gems of this breathtaking country. Meet like-minded travelers and make new friends as you explore the best Thailand has to offer. Check out the itinerary below and start packing for an unforgettable experience.

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Backpacking Thailand (2025)

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  • Length16 Days
  • Avg. Age18-45
  • No. Of Activities23
  • No. Of Meals16
  • Avg. Group Size5-25
  • OperatorBackpacking Tours
  • Starting PointBangkok
  • Ending PointPhuket

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DAY 1

Bangkok - Welcome Dinner

Let your Thailand adventure begin! We pick you up at the airport and head to your home for the next two days. Everyone gathers for the welcome gathering at 6pm in the lobby. You'll then set off for a traditional Thai style dinner followed by a night on Khao San Road. Arriving early? No problem. Spend the day shopping at Khao San Road (walking distance from the hotel) or soak up the sun by the hotel pool.

  • Meals IncludedDinner
  • Room TypeHotel
  • Activities IncludedWelcome Dinner
DAY 2

Tuk Tuk, Temples & Thai Massage

Experience the best of the bustling city of Bangkok - an adrenaline rush to all five senses! You'll explore by boat, by foot, and by... tuk-tuk. Ride the riverboat along the mighty Chao Praya, wind through the city streets in a tuk-tuk, visit the must-see temples, and end with a one-hour traditional Thai massage. Spend the night with your new mates for Khao San Road Round II, or relax by the pool.

  • Meals IncludedBreakfast
  • Room TypeHotel
  • Activities IncludedTuk-Tuk Tour, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Thai Massage
DAY 3

Erawan National Park

Off to Erawan National Park for some serious bonding time around the fire. There will be sunset swims, fireside chats, a Thai-style BBQ, and a relaxing night camped out along the Khwae Yai River. Today also includes a visit to the iconic Death Railway, steeped in rich history made famous by the classic movie "The Bridge on the River Kwai" and free-time to roam a local market for lunch.

  • Meals IncludedBreakfast, Dinner
  • Room TypeCamp
  • Activities IncludedRiver Kwai Bridge, Erawan National Park
DAY 4

Erawan's Seven Waterfalls!

Trek into the jungle and past the seven waterfalls of Erawan National Park as the emerald waters stream down from the hilltop. Photo opportunities abound, and there is no shortage of inviting pools where you can stop for a refreshing swim. This is truly an incredible experience and not one to be missed! You don’t have to trek all the way to the top, but the further you trek, the more brilliant the viewpoints become.

  • Activities IncludedErawan Waterfalls
DAY 5

Elephant Sanctuary: Trekking, Feeding & Mud Bath

This is one happy herd of elephants! We could not be more proud to support this group. This highly vetted, no-harness, no-chain, no-nonsense organization—spread out through Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar—rescues and rehabilitates everyone’s favourite pachyderms (as well as an array of other animals in need). Spend a full day walking, feeding, and bathing these beautiful creatures.

  • Meals IncludedLunch
  • Room TypeHotel
  • Activities IncludedElephant Feeding, Trekking and Mud Bath
DAY 6

Back to School & Cooking Lesson

We stop by a local Thai school to surprise the students and make their day—a new school on every tour to genuinely support and provide a special day for the students. We will help with school work, get in a game of football, or just sit down for a chat and make new friends to help improve their English. Next, we're heading to your next accommodation, a beautiful traditional Thai home along the river where you can relax and cook Thai food in your Thai cooking lesson!

  • Meals IncludedLunch
  • Room TypeHotel
  • Activities IncludedSchool Visit, Cooking Lesson
DAY 7

Thai Home: Floating Market & Monk Merit

Monks refrain from cooking, so we will offer them breakfast at sunrise. In return, they share merit, goodwill, and Buddha's teachings. Our adventure continues as we explore Thailand's iconic Amphawa Floating Market, where dozens of vibrant stalls offer everything from sweet grilled meats to unique, locally-made handicrafts and clothing—perfect for gifts. After soaking in the market's lively atmosphere, we'll visit the majestic Phra Pathom Chedi.

  • Meals IncludedBreakfast
  • Room TypeSleeping Train
  • Activities IncludedMonk Merit, Floating Market, Phra Pathom Chedi
DAY 8

Khao Sok: Floating Bungalows

Floating is the theme of the day! We head to the ever-stunning Khao Sok National Park for a day of caves, kayaks, and floating wooden bungalows. Your door is just steps from the crystal clear water of Cheow Lan Lake, surrounded by towering limestone formations wrapped in dense jungle. After the activities, sunbathing and floating beverages are suggested before we sit for a delicious family-style meal.

  • Meals IncludedLunch, Dinner
  • Room TypeFloating Bungalow
  • Activities IncludedKayaking, Coral Cave, Bamboo Rafting
DAY 9

Krabi: Free Time

Welcome to Krabi, home to Thailand's most famous and beautiful beaches. This sleepy beach town looks out over the teal-blue water of the Andaman Ocean and offers a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy. Our resort is just a minute's walk from the beach; there is a hotel bar - in the pool - and the nightlife leaves absolutely nothing to be desired! This is about as close to paradise as you get.

  • Meals IncludedBreakfast
  • Room TypeHotel
DAY 10

Mangrove Kayak Adventure

Enjoy a guided paddle along the crystal-clear water of Krabi's surrounding jungle and hop in for some cool-down swims along the way. You will not believe how pristine and clear this emerald-coloured river is in real life. Then, free time by the pool or head down to the beach. Downtown Krabi is just a short walk away and offers plenty more to do if you wake up feeling active. You can make the rest of this day as active or relaxed as you wish.

  • Meals IncludedBreakfast
  • Room TypeHotel
  • Activities IncludedMangrove Kayaking
DAY 11

Railay Beach

Another day, another epic Thai beach. Only accessible by longtail boat, we get dropped off on the white sands of Railay Beach, surrounded by stunning limestone cliffs. This hidden paradise is surrounded by these mountainous formations, and the locals pull up their boats to serve a variety of Thai and Western lunch options. Rock climbing is optional but highly suggested.

  • Meals IncludedBreakfast
  • Room TypeHotel
  • Activities IncludedRailay Beach
DAY 12

Island Hopping: Maya Bay & More

We head out for some island hopping to visit some of Thailand's most beautiful islands. Your privately reserved speed boat brings you and your travel mates to all the must-see spots for a full day of adventure. Snorkel in the crystal clear water and enjoy a traditional Thai meal for lunch served on the boat's deck. The trip concludes on the stunning island of Koh Phi Phi Don, which you will call home for the next two nights.

  • Meals IncludedBreakfast, Lunch
  • Room TypeHostel
  • Activities IncludedIsland Hopping
DAY 13

Phi Phi Island: View Point Trek

Relax and enjoy the last of your time on Koh Phi Phi. Grab breakfast and a fruit shake, and take in the stunning place you just called home for three days. Not to worry, your Thailand beach time isn't over yet! We head back to the resort in Krabi for a couple more days of activities. Rest poolside, hit the beach, or head into town - the choice is yours.

  • Room TypeHostel
  • Activities IncludedView Point Trek
DAY 14

Phi Phi Island

Time to get on that island time! Enjoy your free time on the picturesque island of Koh Phi Phi. Mingle with the many other backpackers who make their way to the island, set up on the beach, or take the hike to the lookout for one of the most iconic photo stops in all of Thailand. As the day winds down, we'll catch the ferry to Phuket, where your next adventure begins.

  • Room TypeHotel
  • Activities IncludedPatong Nightlife
DAY 15

Phuket: Patong Beach

Incredible beaches and wild nightlife collide on this vibrant island like no other. Welcome to Thailand's largest island, Phuket! (Pronounced: Poo-ket). We'll organise a beach trip. We have plenty of free time to go shopping before we meet again for dinner. The day is yours to explore and enjoy.

  • Meals IncludedBreakfast
  • Room TypeHotel
  • Activities IncludedPatong Beach
DAY 16

Phuket: Until Next Time

Your Thailand tour is over, but the past 16 days will stick with you for a lifetime. You can use the hotel's facilities until your departure, including the pool and bag storage room. Get in one last breakfast together before you head to the airport. Your guide can arrange transfers to the International Airport in Phuket. Some will continue in their journey, while others will head back home. No matter your choice, this is hopefully the beginning of many future adventures!

  • Meals IncludedBreakfast
  • Room TypeHotel

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