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Tru Northern Thailand & Beaches

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Tru Northern Thailand & Beaches - TruTravels
Tru Northern Thailand & Beaches - TruTravels
Michael "Tru travels as a company wasn’t great with communicating things before the tour began but Kuntapol quite honestly made up for any negatives. I’ve been on 3 tours and he is the best of the best. He was always organized and kept us on schedule, while at the same time kept us entertained and even acted as if he was one of us, hanging out with us whenever he could. I will book another tour with tru tr..."
Excellent
132 reviews
Starts
Bangkok
Destinations
+10
Ends
Koh Phangan
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Highlights

  • Explore the ancient city of Ayutthaya
  • Embark on a jungle trekking adventure
  • Discover the charm of Chiang Mai
  • Relax on Thailand's best beaches
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
20
Transportation
Local Transport
Travel style
Beach, Discovery
Start in Bangkok and end in Koh Phangan! With the beach tour Tru Northern Thailand & Beaches, you have a 21 day tour package taking you from Bangkok to Koh Phangan and through Bangkok, Thailand and 8 other destinations in Thailand. Tru Northern Thailand & Beaches is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, transport and more.

132 Reviews

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  • J
    Written on July 26, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was full of new experiences. We got to see new things everyday and it was never boring! Our Tru Travel group super lovely and fun which made the whole trip totally unforgettable. My favorite activity and memory of the tour was the jungle trekking because it was amazing to see how the locals live everyday. Also I enjoyed the elephant sanctuary with great people. All the activities and transportation was incredible!
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  • S
    Written on July 26, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I loved my tour, I made some really amazing friends and it was packed full of fun activities. It was challenging at times but really rewarding and I learnt so much. Two weeks went so fast I almost wish it was longer! MY favorite activity and memories were the elephants because it was so special and unique. I loved feeding them and playing with them in the mud> The jungle trek was also amazing because of staying in such basic conditions and with the hilltribe - it was really interesting and everyone stayed up late talking around the campfire!! Plus the fun nights out with the group. Justin was a really good group leader, I think he really got into the swing of things. The best part is his enthusiasm and how he makes things so fun, he is a really lovely guy and really made the tour. There some tough times but overall, I had such a good time and I think it is largely down to him and the other group members!
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  • MP
    Written on June 18, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    I have gained a life long friend from Kuntapol. The Northern part of this tour was the best experience of my life due to Kuntapol's efforts as our group leader. Each day he went above and beyond what was required of him. I was very upset to learn that we would be getting a new group for our islands tour which did not live up to the expectations set by Kuntapol. I do not think TruTravels is the best company to book with: their pre-departure communication was terrible (at no fault to the guides). Also it was not clear that our 21 day tour actually consisted of 2 separate tours. Like I said we were disappointed to receive a new group and guides for the islands portion after forming great relationships on the northern tour. Since we had to travel from the north, we also missed some activities on the first day of the beaches tour. The beaches tour involved too much travel, we never stayed at one location for longer than 24 hours and the accommodations did not seem worth the money we paid. Despite the subpar islands tour (which probably would have been excellent if Kuntapol was our guide), I will book again with TruTravels just to hang out with my friend Kuntapol.
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  • MP
    Written on June 18, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Sarayuth was an amazing tour guide, we could not have asked for a better tour guide. He truly cared about each group members' well being and made it his top priority to ensure the best experience possible. His great performance made up for the several grievances we experienced from Tru Travels. While Tru Travels was subpar, I would book a tour again with this company just so I could have another trip with Sarayuth.
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  • MH
    Written on June 8, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Ali was my tour guide for the Thailand trip I took in May/June. He did this tour along side our tour leader, apol (Gun). Tru travels as a company wasn’t as communicative as we would have hoped but these two tour guides were honestly the best I’ve ever had. They did everything in their power to keep the tour running smoothly and made sure we kept good time. A personal experience I had was when I cut my knee after jumping from a waterfall, and Ali immediately ran to my attention with a first aid kit, and kept assisting me throughout the tour with reapplying products to clean the wound so it wouldn’t become infected. apol also helped with this. They are a really good team and I am so honored that I was able to experience Thailand with them as my guides. I won’t go through Tru travels again because of the company. I will be going through Tru travels again because of the amazing tour guides that they gave us. Thank you both, Ali and Gun! We will see you guys again!!
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  • MH
    Written on June 8, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Tru travels as a company wasn’t great with communicating things before the tour began but Kuntapol quite honestly made up for any negatives. I’ve been on 3 tours and he is the best of the best. He was always organized and kept us on schedule, while at the same time kept us entertained and even acted as if he was one of us, hanging out with us whenever he could. I will book another tour with tru travels so I can see Kuntapol again. He’s an awesome guy!
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  • J
    Written on May 29, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Really good tour + great tour leaders thanks. My favorite activities were Elephants and Zip lining. Tour itself + Justin and Pompom were great though. would have been good to know there were only 2 people on the tour in advance + given opportunity to join bigger tour.
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  • MR
    Written on May 24, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was without a doubt one of the best holidays I have ever had. My favourite memory of the trip was Khao Sok national park. Everything was perfect - The tour leaders (Minnie and May) did everything they could to accommodate everyones needs.
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  • CP
    Written on May 24, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had a lot of fun on the Trutravels tour. Very packed and a busy itinerary but enough chill out time too. My favourite activity on this tour was the Grand Canyon in Chiang Mai. The leaders Minnie and May definitely made this trip and helped with any problems I had. Thank you x x
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  • S
    Written on May 24, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    literally had the best month of my life, I've absolutely fallen in love with Thailand.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: BKK – Airport pick up – Check-in, Chill out
  2. Day 2: Kanchanaburi bound – Floating Market & Kayaking on the River Kwai
  3. Day 3: Erawan Waterfalls
  4. Day 4: Ayutthaya – Ancient ruins and history
  5. Day 5: Chiang Mai – Temples, Culture and View Points
  6. Days 6 & 7: Jungle Trekking & Hill tribe home stay
  7. Day 8: Zip lines through the jungle canopy
  8. Day 9: Elephant Sanctuary
  9. Day 10: The life of Pai – Caves, canyons and hot springs…
  10. Day 11: Nice as Pai – Tubing, chilling & circus skills
  11. Day 12: Back to Chiang Mai & Cooking Course
  12. Day 13: Chiang Mai Canyon
  13. Day 14: Back to Bangkok, all aboard the night train…
  14. Day 15: Chao Phraya River Cruise and Temples
  15. Day 16: Thai Massage and Southward Bound
  16. Day 17: Khao Sok National Park
  17. Day 18: Koh Phangan and Bottle Beach
  18. Day 19: Muay Thai and Baan Tai
  19. Day 20: Island Boat Trip
  20. Day 21: Check out

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      The last day of this tour is a check-out day and your endpoint is SK House 2 in Chiang Mai. The staff are on hand to help you plan your next footsteps, whether it is continuing your adventure or heading back to Bangkok to catch a flight, they will make sure you get to where you need to be.

      Please be aware that the endpoint is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      The first day of this tour is an arrivals day and is kept free to relax and unwind after a long flight. When you land, you will be picked up at the airport (BKK or DMK), and go directly to the Mango Lagoon hotel in Bangkok. In the evening you and your group will head out for dinner and then out for a few drinks on Khao San road.

      Please be aware that the starting point is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The tour operator has advised that this tour does not offer any optional excursions. That being said, the tour already includes a bunch of great experiences!

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Colin McMaster
      "What's up! My name is Colin, residing from Canada I came out to escape the cold and explore Thailand..."
    • Lish
      "So my name is Alicia, but I just go by Lish! I'm your average 1/2 Canadian 1/2 British girl with a love..."
    • Mickey Yakasam
      "Sawaddee Krab, how we say in Thailand for “Hello” My name is Mickey. I graduated 2011 from Rajamangala..."
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      "Northern California born and raised! My love for this planet and the people on it made me leave the corporate..."
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      "I'm tour guide Barbie (fo' real) and I try my best to carpe each and every diem. An overachiever of sorts,..."
    • Patrick Brandli
      "I'm just a simple island guy. Always down to share happiness where it's available. To enjoy what I do..."
    • Delaney Cook
      "I was just a girl standing in the desert, wishing it was the beach.. And magically it all came TRU! (See..."
    • Maya
      "I have been working as a tour guide for almost 7 years now and recently work for Trutravels. Travelling..."
    • Minnie
      "Hi!!! My name is Minnie! I'm a tour guide from Thailand and I love showing you guys the most amazing..."
    • Benmore Perb
      "Hi! I'm Ben, I'm 29 and am an original Thai girl; I know I am as beautiful as my country ;) I am a local..."
    • Gogi Khantee
      "Hi guys! I’m Gogi tour guide from Thailand Thank you for every reviews, hopefully you will come back..."
    • Papp Sii
      "Hi guys! I'm Papsi. The tour guide is my dream. I'm friendly, funny, and sexy man. "
    • Kuntapol Chanphet
      "Hi guys! I'm Gun! Welcome to the beautiful country of Thailand, the country I was born! I love to sing..."
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      "Hey! I'm from Rhode Island, the smallest state in the USA! I have lived in Vegas and Australia; and traveled..."
    • Tamara Van Orsouw
      "Hey ya all! Welcome to Thailand! My name is Tamara, coming from the Country of cheese and clogs, The..."
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    • Steven Westphal
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    • Itchy
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    • Dean Da Costa
      "Fun and fricking awesome!!!"
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    • Sarayuth Yaekram
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    • Ryan Murphy
    • Aido Fitzpatrick
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    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Thailand. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Japanese B encephalitis
    Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 1 month before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Bangkok is the starting point and Koh Phangan is the endpoint.
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    Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this TruTravels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 16 December 2018 the full payment of $1,688 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1688 for Tru Northern Thailand & Beaches, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and TruTravels will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,353 km.
    • Bangkok (Thailand)
    • 4 km
    • Taling Chan (Thailand)
    • 102 km
    • Kanchanaburi (Thailand)
    • 59 km
    • Erawan National Park (Thailand)
    • 59 km
    • Kanchanaburi (Thailand)
    • 119 km
    • Ayutthaya (Thailand)
    • 520 km
    • Chiang Mai (Thailand)
    • 86 km
    • Pai (Thailand)
    • 86 km
    • Chiang Mai (Thailand)
    • 582 km
    • Bangkok (Thailand)
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