Thailand and Bali Experience

37-42 days

from £1,619

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the buzz of Bangkok
  • Visit Thailand’s spiritual temples
  • Party on Koh Phangan!
  • Feed the cheeky monkeys in Bali!
  • Surf and swim off Bali’s beautiful bays

Trip Summary

Combine two epic trips! Thai Experience and Bali Beaches collide in this amazing Asian adventure. You’ll see buzzing Bangkok, enjoy a vibrant Moon party, see stunning temples and live it up island style in Bali! This trip has two great options, so you’ll have the chance to extend your experience with a Kuta Lombok add on! If you fancy full on fun visiting iconic sights, marvelling at Asia’s natural wonder and partying on lively islands with a group of amazing mates this is the trip for you!

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Trip Info

Option 1: Thai Experience & Bali Beaches

Your first option combines Thai Experience and Bali Beaches for a bucket list multi-destination adventure!

Week 1: Bangkok Buzz and Sangkhlaburi Sightseeing

You’ll be met at Bangkok Airport (BKK) and transferred to your accommodation to meet the group! This week, you’ll be seeing Wat Pho and the Grand Palace, and getting off the Bangkok tourist track with a city bike tour! We’ll head to Sangkhlaburi to see the Three Pagodas Pass and immerse ourselves in the town’s distinctive diversity. Round your week off with a rewarding construction volunteer project. Meet the local community and help to change the landscape of Sangkhlaburi for the better!

Week 2: Trekking, Rafting and Erawan National Park!

This week kicks off with an invigorating 2 day trek over tropical terrain! Camp indoors in a local village and enjoy a cheeky drink or two. You’ll enjoy a gentle river rafting excursion before heading on to Kanchanaburi where you’ll visit the stunning Erawan National Park! Take a dip in the glistening falls and explore stunning caves and emerald forests. End the week with a free day  - why not visit the mesmerising hilltop temple or head into town for a few drinks with the group?

Week 3: Thai Culture and Koh Tao

Start the week in true spiritual style with some relaxing meditation. We’ll be transferring to Koh Tao this week, so prepare to be wowed by its overwhelming beauty! Spend the remainder of the week living it up on the island with plenty of free time. We have a snorkelling trip planned, and the rest is up to you! Sample Thailand’s vibrant nightlife or head out on some amazing swimming and diving excursions.

Week 4: Koh Phangan’s Moon Parties and Island Idyll

We’ll be heading to Koh Phangan by boat at the beginning of this week, don your shades! Spend your week on Koh Phangan making the most of this island idyll. All of our trips are designed to coincide with a Full Moon Party or Black Moon Party, so we hope you’re excited! Spend your free days sunbathing, snorkelling or swimming. There’s even an Island Tour planned for one of your days in Koh Phangan, and you’ll be checking out Koh Ma, Bottle Beach and Haad Salad! Take loads of pictures of the unbeatable scenery, and take even more of neon nights at the Moon Party! At the end of this week, we’ll head back to the bright lights of Bangkok ready for our Bali Beaches experience!

Thailand to Bali

When your Thai Experience itinerary ends, you’ll be heading over to Indonesia, arriving into Denpasar Airport (DPS)! In some cases, your Bali itinerary won’t begin for a couple of days, so you’ll have some free time in Thailand! As you’ll have seen, there’s plenty to do in this captivating country and it’ll be great to have some free time before getting stuck into your Bali adventures. If you do have a gap, we’ll give you plenty of advice on accommodation and things to do during your free time.

This flight is not included as part of your itinerary, but our flights team is on hand to help you plan your journey and secure the best deal of the day!

Week 5: Bali Sightseeing

Welcome to beautiful Bali! The week gets off to a spiritual start as you’ll be visiting the picturesque Tanah Lot and Taman Ayun temples. You’ll participate in an invigorating surfing lesson and lounge on the honey-hued sands of Padang Padang and Uluwatu Beach! Get to grips with local wildlife with a visit to the Monkey Forest where you can feed the friendly monkeys and head out for some free time to explore afterwards. We’ll head to a primary school this week to meet local communities, and enjoy lunch with views of an active volcano! You’ll get snap shots of Ubud’s iconic rice terraces before heading on to Gili Trawangan for a few island parties and a magical snorkelling trip! Your guide will be on hand on Day 36 to help you with onward or return travel, and it’ll be time to wrap up your immense experience. Be sure to swap numbers with the group!

Option Two: Thai Experience & Bali Beaches + Lombok Extension

The second option of this captivating trip will have you heading off on a 5 day extension to check out Kuta Lombok and Lovina!

Days 37 – 41: Lombok Extension

Let the good times continue with an enthralling extension! We’ll leave the Gili Islands and head to Kuta Lombok for a beachfront yoga class and a chance to put those beachside boarding moves to good use with another surfing lesson! You’ll head out on a boat cruise to Lombok’s best beaches to spend some time snapping shots of pristine bays. We’ll also visit laid-back Lovina, where we’ll go on a magical boat tour for a spot of snorkelling – are you ready to get up close and personal with the magnificent marine life? You’ll also be able to kick back relax in steamy hot springs before taking a dip beneath a bubbling waterfall! Day 41 will be departure day, so let your guide know if you need any advice with onward travel, say farewell to your new mates and get planning that next big adventure!

Accommodation & Meals

Throughout your stay in Thailand you’ll be staying in a mixture of hotels, guest lodges and village accommodation stays. Accommodation will be on a single sex shared basis. In Bali you’ll stay in shared hotels with another member of the group of the same sex. Hotels are clean and comfortable and feature air conditioning and swimming pools.

We will ensure that you share a room with a member of the group of the same sex and please remember to let us know if you are travelling with a friend, boyfriend or girlfriend and we will do all we can to ensure you are roomed together on the trip.

Some meals are provided as part of this trip. Where meals are not included we recommend some of these well-known (and more adventurous!) dishes to try during your stay.

Thailand

  • Pad Thai: A well-known Thai noodle dish with zesty notes of lime. A must try for most travellers!
  • Khao Pad (fried rice): A rice staple that can be ordered with just about anything, from meaty chicken and pork dishes, to seafood and vegetable based dishes.
  • Massaman Curry: A mild yet rich, fragrant curry with complex and exciting flavours. Sangkhlaburi is famous for its tasty Massaman!
  • Moo Yang: Succulent grilled pork paired with a spicy dipping sauce
  • Gai Yang: A street food staple of perfectly marinated grilled chicken, often served with sticky rice.
  • Moo Gratha: This is the common term for Thai style BBQ eating. You can expect to pay anywhere between 150 and 250THB for delicious ‘all you can eat’ fare. Most places will offer a range of meats, shellfish, vegetables and more. As you cook everything yourself at your table, this is a fantastic and social way to experience Thai cuisine and culture.

Bali

  • Babi Guling: Crisp, spit roasted pork is stuffed with spices and veggies and often shared with friends!
  • Lawar: A traditional combination of grated coconut and chopped mix. Fresh and fragrant.
  • Nasi Goreng: you’ve heard of it, now try it! Flavourful fried rice topped with seafood, meat, veggies or whatever you fancy!
  • Pepes: Pepes is a classic Indonesian cooking style. Tasty ingredients are wrapped in banana leaves and steamed.

Eligibility & FAQ's

The minimum age for this trip is 18.

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Can I Participate On This Trip Alone?

Of course! This trip is a great way to meet new people, and a lot of travellers opt to go solo. You’ll meet new people and share amazing experience. Of course, if you’d like to book this trip with a friend or somebody else you know that can be easily arranged.

What Is The Minimum Age For This Trip?

This trip has a minimum age of 18.

Will I Be With The Same Group Of People Throughout The Trip?

This trip is made up of the Thailand Experience and Bali Beaches. It is likely that you will be with a different group of travellers in Thailand and Bali, however as this is such as a popular combination it is also very likely that you will be with some of the same people for both trips.

What Is The Group Size For This Trip?

The group numbers for each trip can vary. On average, in Thailand group sizes can vary between 5 and 20 travellers and in Bali group sizes are usually between 8 and 18.

Whats Included

  • Thailand Experience
  • Airport transfer from BKK
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In country transfers
  • Bangkok boat tour
  • Bangkok bike tour
  • Sangkhlaburi tour
  • Volunteer project equipment
  • Guided trek
  • Sangkhlaburi rafting
  • Erawan National Park visit
  • Kanchanaburi temple visit
  • Thai cooking lesson
  • Koh Tao snorkelling trip
  • Island tour day trip
  • Tour guide
  • 24/7 in-country emergency assistance
  • Bali Beaches
  • Tanah Lot and Taman Ayum visit
  • Suring lesson
  • Monkey Forest visit
  • Gili Islands boat trip
  • 24h Emergency Support
  • Lombok Extension
  • Transport to Lombok
  • Accommodation
  • Yoga class
  • Surf lesson
  • Dolphin watching
  • Snorkelling
  • Hot springs
  • Cooking class
  • Transfer back to Kuta

What's Not Included

  • Travel Insurance
  • Flights
  • Flight between Thailand and Bali
  • Visa
  • Return Airport Transfer
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees to Moon Parties
  • Entrance fee to Grand Palace
  • Optional Extras
  • Personal Expenses

Flights

Flights

You’ll need to arrange your flights to arrive at Bangkok International Airport (BKK) between 6am to 8pm on your Thailand Experience start date. You’ll need to travel from Bangkok to Denpasar International Airport (DPS) between your two programmes. At the end of Bali Beaches and Lombok Extension, we recommend arranging a flight that departs after 8pm on your programme end date. Full details on arranging flights will be provided in your Online Account when your booking is confirmed.

To arrange your flights, please contact our fantastic flights team who will be able to find you the best deal of the day and ensure you have all the help you need when planning your route. Please contact the team on 01892 277037 for a quote and to discuss your travel plans.

Visa Information

Most countries require at least 6 months validity on your passport from your intended date of departure. British passport holders can enter Indonesia and Thailand for 30 days without a visa, but you may be asked for proof of onward travel. If you intend to stay for more than 30 days in either country, please ensure you apply for the necessary visas prior to your departure.

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary visas and travel documents for your time away. Please contact your nearest Embassy or High Commission for the country that you are travelling to for the latest visa advice.

 

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