Thai Adventure

all points east

Love the sun, sand and sea but also up for a spot of adventure on your next holiday? Thailand’s got the lot but it can be tricky picking a tour that will satisfy your wanderlust, take you off the beaten track and show you the must-see sights. So what’s an adventurer to do? Take a tip or two from someone who knows… intrepid traveller and owner of All Points East Lesley Schofield (and her team of locally employed guides) are continuously exploring all Thailand has to offer, and shares two of their best adventure tours with us.

Jungles and island (Bangkok, River Kwai, Khao Sok, Koh Lanta)

The Highlights 

  • Discover Bangkok and its famous sites, temples, markets and museums as well as the hidden parts that few visitors ever see, with a local guide.
  • Sail down the jungle-lined River Kwai in a picturesque kayaking trip.
  • Travel by local train and on foot along the route of Kanchanaburi’s old ‘Death Railway’.
  • Trek through the tropical rainforest and check out the lush flora and fauna of southern Thailand.
  • Enjoy elephants in their natural landscapes at Khao Sok National Park.
  • Go snorkeling in the region’s colourful coral reefs.
  • Stay on a superb island and take a dip in the turquoise waters of Krabi Province’s Koh Lanta.
  • Sample superb Thai food, including a chance to try the different regional cuisines of Bangkok, Kanchanaburi and southern Thailand in street stalls, markets, jungle picnics and local restaurants where Thais eat!

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Northern Thailand: Hills of Mae Salong (Bangkok, Sukhothai, Golden Triangle, Hill-tribe village homestay)
The Highlights

  • Discover Bangkok and its famous sites, temples, markets and museums as well as the hidden parts that few visitors ever see, with a local guide.
  • Explore the picturesque ancient capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sukhothai by bicycle.
  • Enjoy amazing elephants in their natural habitat and the scenic mountains of Northern Thailand.
  • Experience a fascinating overnight stay in a traditional hill-tribe village, as guests of one of the local families.
  • Trek and hike through the mountains, valleys, villages and farmland of Chiang Rai’s picturesque landscapes.
  • Discover the ancient temples, bustling markets and quiet lanes of Thailand’s charming northern capital and historic town, Chiang Mai.
  • Stop over in Chiang Rai – the capital of the Golden Triangle region, with an evening tour of the town’s night bazaar.
  • Enjoy a day tour in Chiang Rai, with its border markets, scenic landscapes, ancient cities and famous opium museum.
  • Learn to cook Thai dishes with a hands-on cookery course, including guided visit to the local produce market to buy your ingredients.
  • Sample Thai food including a chance to try the different regional cuisines of Bangkok and northern Thailand in street stalls, markets and local restaurants where Thais eat!

If you’re still reading and haven’t rushed off to pack your bag already, check out costs here and drop Lesley an email if you’d like some more info on these wonderful tours.

If you’re planning an adventure in Thailand or have been already, we’d love to hear all about it, so don’t forget to share all your pictures and travel stories with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.