Real Thailand

Real Thailand

16 Days
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Real Thailand

16 Days Starting in Bangkok and ending in Ao Nang

Visiting:

Bangkok

,

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

,

Chiang Mai

,

Koh Samui

,

Khao Sok National Park

,

Ao Nang Beach

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Physical rating:

Low

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

TTYDC

Group size:

1 - 16

Age range:

18-29 years

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:
$1970

$1594 (USD)

Operator discount: $296

EXTRA tourhub discount: $80

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Tour Overview

Leave behind crowded Bangkok and head into parts of Thailand that lots of travellers never see. By the time they’re up and ready to shake off last night’s hangover, you’ll be on your way to Doi Inthanont National Park, where you will find Hilltribe villages, waterfalls and jungle. From there, it just keeps getting better. Sure, you’ll see the vaunted beaches of Koh Samui and Ao Nang, but you’ll also spend a night in a rafthouse in Khao Sok National Park and partake in a Muay Thai Class in Chiang Mai. Now THIS is Thailand.

Highlights

  • Feel like one of the locals on an overnight train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. Grab some snacks from the on-board vendors, utilise your phrase book and embrace this unique journey.

  • Obsessed with the Tom Yam Goong at your local Thai joint? Imagine how much better it would be in Thailand, on a beach, with a cocktail, at sunset. Nice, eh?

  • Koh Samui is a slice of paradise. Cruise the island, go chasing waterfalls and feel peachy on the beach before carving up the dance floor in one of Koh Samui's famous bars.

  • Need more reasons? Here are 7 more why we love it: intrepidtravel.com/adventures/southern-thailand/

  • Kick back for a few days in Ao Nang. Plenty of free time to take up optional activities like, cook some food in a Thai cooking class, cook yourself in some hot springs or paddle to a hidden lagoon on Koh Hong island.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Bangkok
Location:

  Bangkok


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Welcome to Bangkok, Thailand. Once you’ve hit Khao San Road, you’re officially on holiday. There’s a welcome meeting at around 6 pm tonight. If you do arrive early, perhaps take a walk around Chinatown and explore the crowded streets, or head to the magnificent Grand Palace. Once you’ve had your important meeting, it’s definitely time for food. Bangkok is known for its street food, so be sure to check out some roadside stalls for a delicious coconut curry, tom yum goong or pad thai. Later on, get wild in Bangkok’s nightlife and head out – some good places are Bed Supper Club or Vertigo. Ask your guide for directions or grab your new travel mates and attempt to navigate the Skytrain.

Optional Activities:
-Bangkok - Thai Massage
-Bangkok - Grand Palace
-Bangkok - Bangkok Temple & River of Kings Urban Adventure
-Bangkok - Bangkok Tuk Tuk Experience Urban Adventure

icon Day 2 : Ayutthaya - Overnight Train
Location:

  Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya


Accommodation:

  Overnight sleeper train


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Good morning! Time for an adventure. Take a train from Bangkok to Ayutthaya in the morning. Ayuthaya was the capital in the Kingdom of Siam, but now the ruins of this old city form the Historical Park: an archaeological site that contains palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries and statues. Take local tuk-tuks on a visit to the Ayutthaya temple site, stopping by Wat Wanan Choeng (adorned with a huge 19-metre Buddha image), Wat Yai Chai Mong Koll (with its 62 metre Victory Pagoda), and the famous Wat Maha That (the Buddhist temple with a striking figure head swallowed by tree roots). You’ll have the chance to buy some of Ayuthaya’s famous Boat Noodles’ soup – trust us, they’re delicious. After your day exploring, hop on an overnight train up to Chiang Mai. You’ll have a few day-use rooms to share in Ayutthaya to freshen up before your train ride.

Included Activities:
-Ayutthaya - Historical Park

icon Day 3 : Chiang Mai
Location:

  Chiang Mai


Accommodation:

  Hostel


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Arrive in Chiang Mai in the morning and transfer to your hostel. Even though check-in is at 2 pm, you’ll still be able to use the facilities, if you’d like. Chiang Mai is the perfect entrance to the Thai highlands, with misty mountains and colourful hillside villages awaiting you to explore. This will be your base for the next few days, as you’ll return here after your hillside trek. Today, spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and exploring the city, then at night, why not get a group of you together and visit some of the trending bars in the happening Nimman area? You are on holiday, after all.

Optional Activities:
-Chiang Mai - Thai massage
-Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep temple complex

icon Day 4 : Chiang Mai - Hilltribe Trek
Location:

  Chiang Mai


Accommodation:

  Hilltribe Village House


Meals Included:

  Lunch, Dinner


This morning at around 8 am, leave Chiang Mai in a songthaew (approximately 2 hours). Head to Wachirathan Waterfall, then on the way up to the mountain, visit Hmong Hilltribe Market at Baan Khun Klang. Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant. After lunch, start trekking at Doi Pha Tang, trekking for 2-3 hours along a relatively smooth trail, mostly walking downhill through the natural forest. On the trail, you will pass the Mai Phai waterfall which is a great spot to take a break. After a bit more of a hike, arrive at a Karen hilltribe village called Baan Tin Tok, where you’ll be staying for the night. Around 20 Christian families of Karen people live in this village. Enjoy dinner cooked by your host, then take a walk around the village to chat with the locals, perhaps checking out their art of naturally dyed clothes. You’ll stay in a wooden house, surrounded by an organic vegetable farm, with shared facilities. This is special.

Included Activities:
-Doi Inthanont - 2 dayHilltribe trek

icon Day 5 : Hilltribe Trek - Chiang Mai
Location:

  Chiang Mai


Accommodation:

  Hostel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


The best thing about being deep in the jungle in the morning is to enjoy the natural wake-up sounds of wildlife calls to stir your sleep. After a hearty breakfast (you’ll need it!), get back on board for today’s hike. It’s a pretty easy walk through local agricultural practice and farmland for a couple of hours, before arriving at Mae Ya Waterfalls, the biggest waterfall in Doi Inthanont National Park. Lunch will be provided today as well – yeah! Then, you will also have time to visit Wat Phradhatu Sri Chom Tong Voravihara, which is highly respected because of the sacred Buddha relic that is enshrined here. The Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong was constructed halfway through the 15th century located where the Buddha relic was found. The oldest structure is the chedi, which was built around 1450. The chedi is a large golden structure with a square base and a spire on top of that. Afterwards, continue back to Chiang Mai (approximately 2 hours), arriving around 4 pm and checking into your accommodation. The rest of the day is free to relax and explore the city.

Included Activities:
-Doi Inthanont - 2 dayHilltribe trek

icon Day 6 : Chiang Mai
Location:

  Chiang Mai


Accommodation:

  Hostel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Today you're free as a bird in charming Chiang Mai. There’s a heap of optional activities to check out today, and you’re free to choose. Maybe take an optional excursion to the temple at the top of Doi Suthep, which offers fantastic views over the city. Perhaps spoil yourself with a traditional Thai massage or try your hand at a local cooking class. It's totally up to you. What is recommended is, at night, get the gang together and check out Chiang Mai’s famed night markets, where you’ll find everything from souvenirs to sweet treats on offer.

Optional Activities:
-Chiang Mai - Bicycle tour
-Chaing Mai - Baan Thai Cookery School Half Day Course

icon Day 7 : Chiang Mai - Overnight sleeper train
Location:

  Chiang Mai


Accommodation:

  Overnight sleeper train


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


With another day to explore Chiang Mai, you’re spoilt for options. Included for today is your chance to learn one of the world legend Martial arts, Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) this morning. Spend 2 hours exercising and learning the basics of Muay Thai with the pros, plus how to adapt yourselves to be the weapons and guard. Later in the evening, board an overnight train for Bangkok (approximately 13 hours). Soft sleeper class trains are used for the overnight journey, and they’ve got all you’ll need! The compartments are multi-share with air-conditioning and bunk beds that come with sheets and a pillow. Baggage travels in the carriage with you, and there's a food and drink service available on board.

Included Activities:
-Chiang Mai - Muay Thai Class (Thai boxing)

icon Day 8 : Bangkok
Location:

  Bangkok


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Your train is scheduled to arrive into Bangkok in the early morning on Day 8 of the trip. The rest of the day is free to explore. As this is a combination trip, your group leader and the composition of your group may change at this location. There will be a group meeting to discuss the next stage of your itinerary. You're welcome to attend, as this is a great chance to meet your new fellow travellers.

Optional Activities:
-Bangkok - Bangkok Tuk Tuk Experience Urban Adventure
-Bangkok - Bangkok Temple & River of Kings Urban Adventure

icon Day 9 : Bangkok - Overnight Train
Location:

  Bangkok


Accommodation:

  Overnight sleeper train


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Today, explore some of Bangkok's most famous sights. Take an included visit with your group to the temple complex of Wat Pho, which houses the famous 46-metre-long statue of the Reclining Buddha – he sure looks comfortable. And how will you get there? Well, in the best way possible: the humble tuk tuk. Pile in these traditional vehicles and take a ride from the hotel to Ratchawongse Pier, then take the Chao Phraya Express boar to Tha Tien Pier, pulling up right near the complex. Afterwards, the afternoon is free for you to discover more of the city, like the Grand Palace or Jim Thompson House (or just more food, up to you). In the evening, be ready to head south on an overnight train to Surat Thani.

Included Activities:
-Bangkok - Wat Pho

Optional Activities:
-Bangkok - Grand Palace
-Bangkok - Jim Thompson's House
-Bangkok - Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
-Bangkok - Thai Massage

icon Day 10 : Ko Samui
Location:

  Koh Samui


Accommodation:

  Resort


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Arrive into Surat Thani this morning, continuing on an approximately 4-hour journey by public bus and ferry to Ko Samui. The island of Ko Samui has been a tourist hotspot for decades, and with good reason. You can swim, snorkel or relax in the waterfalls at Na Muang. Take a trip with the group around the island, visiting the 15-metre-tall Big Buddha (Wat Phra Yai). In the evening, perhaps feast on a delicious curry with the group and then join in the party atmosphere that is Koh Samui's famous nightlife.

Included Activities:
-Ko Samui - half day guided tour

icon Day 11 : Ko Samui
Location:

  Koh Samui


Accommodation:

  Resort


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Spend a free day today however you’d like – swimming, lazing in the sun or more exploring. You may like to take an optional day tour to Ang Thong Marine National Park by either slow boat or speedboat. The park is an archipelago of over 40 islands in the Gulf of Thailand, featuring pristine beaches, jungle, mangroves and limestone mountains rising out of the sea. Take a swim at popular Ko Mae island and check out the saltwater lagoon of Thale Nai (Emerald Lake). For a quieter experience and some great snorkelling opportunities, head to the nearby islands of Ko Tao and Ko Nang Yuan. Ko Samui is also home to an elephant sanctuary, and you are able to come close to these gentle giants if you please. Watch them bathe, roam the fields and socialise with other elephants, all knowing that they are in a caring and peaceful environment.

Optional Activities:
-Ko Samui - Thai Massage
-Ko Samui - Thai Cooking Class
-Ko Samui - Day trip to Koh Tao
-Ko Samui - Ang Thong Marine Park tour
-Ko Samui - Samui Elephant Sanctuary

icon Day 12 : Khao Sok National Park
Location:

  Khao Sok National Park


Accommodation:

  Rafthouse


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


This morning, head from Ko Samui to Khao Sok National Park. Take a songtaew and catch an early ferry from Samui Pier for a 1.5-hour journey to reach Don Sak Pier. Then, jump in a private vehicle to Chiew Larn Lake (approximately 2 hours), and take a traditional longtail boat for a calm 1-hour journey to reach your rafthouse. Khao Sok National Park is the wettest spot in Thailand with some of the oldest jungle in the world. See loads of amazing limestone rock faces and, if you're lucky, monkeys playing here and there. Once you’ve enjoyed lunch, take a jungle hike around the park, and depending on the season, you’ll see cascading waterfalls or head up high to a panoramic viewpoint. Later on, take an evening safari with your group, where you’ll head by longtail boat deep in the jungle, keeping an eye and ear out for animals. This is when they are most active. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional southern Thai meal at the rafthouse with your group.

icon Day 13 : Khao Sok National Park - Ao Nang Beach
Location:

  Khao Sok National Park, Ao Nang Beach


Accommodation:

  Guesthouse


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Lucky you with a morning in the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world. Your awesome jungle rafthouse sits right inside the park, so you’ll have time this morning to catch the mist drifting along the lake as you search for wildlife in the jungle on a longail boat. This place is paradise, especially if you love nature – if you're super lucky there might be a glimpse of elephants, exotic Hornbills and water-loving Langur Monkeys deep inside the park. You’ll have some free time before an included lunch, before leaving the rafthouse and heading back to the pier on another longtail boat. Then, take a private vehicle to Ao Nang, on the Andaman Sea. Get ready, ‘cause you’ve arrived in a seaside paradise.

icon Day 14 : Ao Nang Beach
Location:

  Ao Nang Beach


Accommodation:

  Guesthouse


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Ao Nang beach is on the southern Thai coast and is bursting with white sandy beach and laidback vibes. One of the most popular places to go chill out is nearby Railay Beach, but this is an interesting one to get to. Even though it’s connected on the coast, the massive limestone karsts that surround the bay make it virtually impossible to access via land. That being said, take a longtail boat journey for a matter of minutes, and you’ll be washed up on the pristine shores. There’ll be some time to swim and relax on the sand. This place is thai-riffic, if you ask us.

Included Activities:
-Ao Nang - Transport to Railay Beach (round trip)

icon Day 15 : Ao Nang Beach
Location:

  Ao Nang Beach


Accommodation:

  Guesthouse


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Today is as clear as the emerald waters surrounding Ao Nang. Enjoy a free day to relax on the beach or participate in a variety of optional activities. Perhaps unwind with a massage or cook up something delicious in a Thai cooking class. Take a tour out to some of Krabi's naturally formed crystal pools and hot springs, swimming in the clear waters of the Emerald Lagoon while fish nibble at your toes. You might like to take a trip out to the quiet, pristine island of Ko Hong, where you can snorkel in the shallow reefs and kayak past cliffs to a hidden salt-water lagoon. The best thing is you can choose to do whatever you please, so soak it all up!

Optional Activities:
-Ao Nang - Rock Climbing
-Krabi - Half day cycling trip with waterfalls
-Ao Nang - Hot springs & Emerald lagoon tour
-Ao Nang - Phi Phi Island Day Tour
-Ao Nang - Scuba Diving (3 dives)
-Ao Nang - Cooking class
-Ao Nang - Thai Massage

icon Day 16 : Ao Nang Beach
Location:

  Ao Nang Beach


Meals Included:

  No Meals


With no activities planned for today, you are free to depart the accommodation at any time. But that doesn’t mean that your Thailand adventure has to come to an end! Pull up a towel on Ao Nang beach, catch some rays and relax into the day. You deserve it.

What's Included

  • Ayutthaya - Historical Park

  • Doi Inthanont - 2 dayHilltribe trek

  • Chiang Mai - Muay Thai Class (Thai boxing)

  • Bangkok - Wat Pho

  • Ao Nang - Transport to Railay Beach (round trip)

  • Ko Samui - half day guided tour

  • Accommodation

    Guesthouse (3 nights), Hotel (2 nights), Overnight sleeper train (3 nights), Resort (2 nights), Rafthouse (1 night), Hilltribe Village House (1 night), Hostel (3 nights)

  • Transport

    Public bus, Private vehicle, Taxi, Overnight sleeper train, Songthaew, Tuk-Tuk, Boat, Ferry

  • Meals

    8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

Transport

  • Public bus , Private vehicle , Taxi , Overnight sleeper train , Songthaew , Tuk-tuk , Boat , Ferry

Accommodation

  • Guesthouse (3 nights), Hotel (2 nights), Overnight sleeper train (3 nights), Resort (2 nights), Rafthouse (1 night), Hilltribe Village House (1 night), Hostel (3 nights)

Check out our Q&As

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

No

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Are flights included in this tour?

No

Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

No

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

No, this trip is catered for those aged 18-29 years

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

    What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has supported over 130 organisations across the world. We’re creating positive impact through the joy of travel, community and connection.

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

Dates & Availability

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Feb 12, 2023

Monday

Feb 27, 2023
  • Operator discount: $296 (USD)

  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $80 (USD)

$1970
$1594 (USD)
$1970
$1594 (USD)

Operator discount: $296

EXTRA tourhub discount: $80

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Jun 04, 2023

Monday

Jun 19, 2023
  • Operator discount: $410 (USD)

  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $92 (USD)

$2345
$1843 (USD)
$2345
$1843 (USD)

Operator discount: $410

EXTRA tourhub discount: $92

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Sep 10, 2023

Monday

Sep 25, 2023
  • Operator discount: $420 (USD)

  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $96 (USD)

$2435
$1919 (USD)
$2435
$1919 (USD)

Operator discount: $420

EXTRA tourhub discount: $96

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Nov 12, 2023

Monday

Nov 27, 2023
  • Operator discount: $420 (USD)

  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $96 (USD)

$2435
$1919 (USD)
$2435
$1919 (USD)

Operator discount: $420

EXTRA tourhub discount: $96

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Nov 19, 2023

Monday

Dec 04, 2023
  • Operator discount: $420 (USD)

  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $96 (USD)

$2435
$1919 (USD)
$2435
$1919 (USD)

Operator discount: $420

EXTRA tourhub discount: $96

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Dec 10, 2023

Monday

Dec 25, 2023
  • Operator discount: $440 (USD)

  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $97 (USD)

$2490
$1953 (USD)
$2490
$1953 (USD)

Operator discount: $440

EXTRA tourhub discount: $97

Book with Confidence

  • Free Date Changes

    Intrepid Travel allows you to make 10 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 56 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Intrepid Travel allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform intrepid travel, 56 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Intrepid Travel requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of intrepid travel charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: 30% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: 60% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: 100% of booking price.

  • COVID Protection

    If you contract COVID-19 before you leave, or if government-imposed travel restrictions related to COVID-19 mess up your plans, you can cancel your trip right up until the departure day.*

    *Some exclusions will apply. Please ask your booking agent for more information.

    Trips on or before 31 December 2022
    If your Intrepid trip starts on or before 31 December 2022, you must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

    If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional.

    Children under 18 are exempt. Children aged between 5 and 17 years old must provide proof of either vaccination, recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.

    Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
    From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

    However, we continue to strongly recommend that all travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and other Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

    This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination remains a requirement. Please refer to the Essential Trip Information of your chosen tour for more details.

Real Thailand

16 Days Starting in Bangkok and ending in Ao Nang

Visiting:

Bangkok

,

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

,

Chiang Mai

,

Koh Samui

,

Khao Sok National Park

,

Ao Nang Beach

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Physical rating:

Low

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

TTYDC

Group size:

1 - 16

Age range:

18-29 years

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:
$1970

$1594 (USD)

Operator discount: $296

EXTRA tourhub discount: $80

See local operators tour description
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"A local (or international) SIM card. As the most populated country on the planet, India is BUSY. It can be confusing to get around, so having access to maps whenever you need them is a godsend. "

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  • Countries Visited:

    54 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Vietnam

  • Dream Destination:

    Tunisia

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  • Full time traveller and digital nomad wandering the world - just little me and my (not so little!) laptop. As an artist and graphic designer, creating is my passion.

Angkor Wat

Cambodia

What do you love most about Angkor Wat?

"You'll feel mesmerised by the ancient designs and each temple has a unique story. I loved exploring the forests to get to each temple. It felt like an adventure on its own. "

Benefits of a tour guide for Angkor Wat

"There are many tour guides at each temple waiting to give you a tour on a tuk-tuk. You can explore by yourself too. Rent a bicycle to get around easily. I'd recommend a motorbike, it's faster!"

Must pack items for Angkor Wat

"Wear appropriate clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. You'll spend a lot of time walking so wear comfortable shoes. Bring bug repellant and sunscreen!"

@tiffanyswindow's Top Tips

"Spend at least 2 days exploring! If you're not on a tour, rent a motorbike and have the freedom to explore on your own. Be careful with your money, as they don't accept any torn or ripped cash."

Where can you get tickets if you're not on a tour?

"You can purchase at the Angkor pass ticket counters. Book it a day before, have it delivered to your hotel and skip the line! Or, book online on the Angkor Enterprise website and show your ticket."

Are there restaurants nearby?

"You'll find shops at every temple, if not, then nearby. They sell drinks or snacks, and clothing (traditional clothes for photos). There is a place at Angkor Wat for sit-down food and drinks."

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  • Wanderer
  • Countries Visited:

    7 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Yunnan, China

  • Dream Destination:

    World

  • About them:
  • Welcome! I'm Tiffany, passionate about traveling and content creation. Journey with me while I capture and share my travel experiences. I'm currently living and exploring Vietnam.

White River Falls State Park

United States

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Walk down the trail to see the view of the falls from a different vantage point."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Stay on the trail when walking into the canyon, when the trail ends path becomes dangerous."

Must pack items for White River Falls State Park

"Sunscreen, sun hat, reusable water bottle, hiking shoes, trekking poles, & bug repellent. "

What do you love most about White River Falls State Park?

"Excellent place for a picnic, exploring & hiking to view the falls!"

Favourite time of year to visit White River Falls State Park

"Early summer/fall is the best for most reliable weather. "

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  • Influencer
  • Countries Visited:

    4 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    London

  • Dream Destination:

    The world!

  • About them:
  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️

Masai Mara National Reserve

Kenya

@courtgoestravelling 's Top Tips

"Pack neutral colours like greens, browns and beige. Bring a portable charger- especially for long game drives. Remember your camera and pack some snacks! Game drive days can be 8+ hours long!"

What do you love most about Masai Mara National Reserve?

"No game drive is ever the same! Each time you will have a totally different experience! The ecosystem in Masai Mara is breathtaking and you have the chance to spot the Big 5!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Visit a Masai cultural village to learn about their way of life, take a walk along the Mara river and cross the bridge to have one foot in Kenya and one foot in Tanzania! Game drives are my favourite."

Favourite time of year to visit Masai Mara National Reserve

"I often visit in January and February when the parks are quieter and the rains bring out a lot of different experiences. July-September is the best time to visit for the great wildebeest migration!"

Benefits of a tour guide for Masai Mara National Reserve

"Masai Mara is so vast and the guides know the roads like the back of their hand. Their radio systems help each other to find great sightings for guests. A guide will give you the best experience."

What can you see in Masai Mara?

"The Big 5! lions, leopards, buffalos, elephants and rhinos. As well as cheetahs, hippos, giraffes, antelopes, zebras and so much more. "

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  • Travel Blogger
  • Countries Visited:

    20 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Kenya

  • Dream Destination:

    Vietnam

  • About them:
  • I am a travel obsessed scottish girl with a love for Africa, Kenya specifically! I don't think there's a single place I wouldn't go! I love solo and group travelling and volunteering across the world!

Nairobi

Kenya

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Visit the Giraffe centre to hand feed giraffes, watch baby elephants during feeding time at David Sheldrick, feed wild monkeys in the park, eat at Nairobi street kitchen and party at K1 Clubhouse. "

Do I book in advance?

"If you're not on a tour, it's important to book places like David Sheldrick in advance as they are a true sanctuary and only open to the public for 1hr each day to limited numbers. It can book up weeks in advance."

What can I do at night?

"Nairobi has a lot of restaurants and bars. My favourite is K1 Clubhouse with regular DJs, life music, an outdoor beer garden and club vibes! Great drinks, food and atmosphere!"

What do you love most about Nairobi?

"I love Nairobi so much because the people are so welcoming. Locals have always been so kind and helpful and of course, Kenya is so beautiful it keeps me coming back for more!"

@courtgoestravelling 's Top Tips

"Unless you're on a tour, plan the places you want to visit in advance and organise a guide for easiness and safety! Kenya has a lot to offer and there's a lot to pack into a trip!"

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  • Travel Blogger
  • Countries Visited:

    20 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Kenya

  • Dream Destination:

    Vietnam

  • About them:
  • I am a travel obsessed scottish girl with a love for Africa, Kenya specifically! I don't think there's a single place I wouldn't go! I love solo and group travelling and volunteering across the world!

Yosemite West

United States

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"There are so many hikes and beautiful scenic nature views, especially along the valley. Head to Mariposa for some scenic trails. "

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Sunset offers incredible opportunities to view wildlife & watch the colours highlight El Capitan as the sun sinks beyond the horizon."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Look for wildlife sightings throughout the park!"

Must pack items for Yosemite West

"-Warm layers (even in summer as temps can drop quite quickly when the sun goes down). -Reusable water bottle, sunscreen, bug repellent, sturdy hiking boots, binoculars, camera & sunglasses."

Benefits of a tour guide for Yosemite West

"Access to information about the best hikes, insights and tips to make your trip magical and unique! "

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Head towards the Hetch Hetchy reservoir for some amazing views of the stunning lakes along the Sierra Nevada mountain range."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Drive along the valley for amazing views of El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridal Veil Falls and giant sequoia trees. Head up to Tunnel View for stunning views of the valley below."

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  • Countries Visited:

    4 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    London

  • Dream Destination:

    The world!

  • About them:
  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️