There are no beach bars on this trip. And no there won’t be any ludicrously large moon-based parties or bright plastic buckets full of booze. Why? Because this trip takes you to the true heart of Thailand. It takes you on a real adventure. You can explore the temple-laden-landscapes, trek in the hills, learn some unforgettable history and get a glimpse into the ancient tribal culture that shaped this beautiful country. So take your time, learn a little, and as the Thai say: ‘jai yen yen' (cool your heart).
Selected departure dates from 01 February to 29 December 2017
|R6,550 p.p. Land only|
Travel for people 18 Years and over for travel in 2017.Prices are from prices, per person land only.Valid student cards must be presented on the first day of travel for student discount to apply.All prices quoted are South African Rand & currency rate is correct at time of print.May not be combined with normal brochure discounts, (only past passenger, student) if applicable. Excluding the Early Payment Discount & Multi trip deals. NOW price includes 10% discount when you book by 30 April 2017. R1000 deposit is due within 7 days of the bookings and full payment due on or before 30 April 2017. Use Promo code EB2. Full terms and conditions on busabout.com. E&OE
From idyllic, unspoilt beaches with turquoise seas and pure, white sands to bustling cities sporting exotic markets and a vibrant, colourful nightlife, it is easy to see why Thailand has become one of the most popular tourist destinations for the adventurous and young at heart.
A turbulent and often bloody history spanning several millennia has left Thailand scattered with ruins, forgotten temples and deserted cities; revealing a rich tableau of past eras that contrasts sharply with the more modern aspects of the nation's contemporary face.
Thailand's booming tourist economy, driven largely by Hollywood (the country has been the setting for The Man with the Golden Gun, The Bridge over River Kwai and Alex Garland's The Beach), has resulted in the opening of a number of expensive and luxurious international hotels. Those looking for the rustic splendour of the beaches and islands will find plenty of cheap and comfortable accommodation, however.
The size and geographical diversity of Thailand provides for a variety of activities: snorkelling, diving and a host of watersports are very popular around the Islands, while inland enthusiasts can trek into the mountains or cycle across the flat river areas of the northeast. Bustling, crowded cities like Bangkok and Patong display the wilder urban side of Thailand, ensuring the country has something to offer everyone who visits.