Thailand and Bali Adventure Tour

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Culture, beach parties, sunsets and scenery

Combining Thailand and Bali – Indonesia is almost the perfect gap year backpacking trip to South East Asia. It is an awesome mix of temples and culture, volcanic mountains and lush rainforest, to sleepy days on the beach, late night parties, and hours of swimming in warm ocean water.

Visit a full or half moon party in Koh Phangan and catch a serene sunrise over Mount Batur. Learn to cook real Thai food in Bangkok and buy a roasted forest rat from Ubud markets or how about a deep fried scorpion on Khao San Road. Learn to surf, learn to dive, zipline and bamboo raft. Find out about traditional fishing, farming rice paddies and growing coffee beans.

This trip has sensory overload. Big city hustle and bustle, adrenalin kicks with loads of adventure activities to choose from, download and destress with huge scenery, yoga sessions or just soak in the sun with a beer on the beach, or take in endless temples and rituals to enrich the soul.

At a glance

From: $2,875

Bangkok to the Beaches

Your massive journey in Thailand starts in Bangkok. Note that some tours will travel to Bali before Thailand and others to Thailand first. You will immediately get immersed in the wonderful Thai classes as we explore this city that never seems to sleep on foot, in tuk tuk and by canal boat. We visit historic temples and famous markets and take in some of the crazy different bars. You will meet some real locals who teach us to cook real Thai food with local spices.

We travel to the the huge lakes peppered with limestone karst cliffs and bamboo forest in Khao Sok National park where we stay on floating bungalows. Then it is in to party central and a seaside resort as famous for its full (and half) moon parties as it is the chalky white sand and clear green water. Relax on the beach or get in to the mood of Koh Phangan with yoga or Muay Thai boxing classes, swim snorkel, kayak or trek on some of the islands wonderful walking trails.

  • Immersive cultural experience in Bangkok visit markets and temples
  • Learn to cook authentic Thai food with a local
  • Stay in unique floating bungalows in Khao Sok National Park
  • Relax in beach side cabins with a luxurious infinity pool and practice yoga on the beach
  • Kayak or swim in the crystal clear waters of Koh Phangan
Movies to Mountains

Whether it is James bond island or that beach for the movie The Beach the Phi Phi Islands are dripping with start studded quality.  Warm water and unlimited visibility make day trips to swim and snorkel on different islands feel like paradise found.

A completely different feeling Thailand awaits us in the north in Chiang Mai where we stay with a traditional mountain tribe, zipline above the jungle, bamboo raft down a river, get (another) Thai massage, visit the northern temples and markets which are distinctly different from those you have visited in the south and learn how to care for Elephants at a sanctuary for orphaned Elephants (and before you ask no, you can’t take a little one home with you).

  • Unique underwater light show and dinner under the stars in the Phi Phi Islands
  • Snorkelling, swimming and boat trips amongst the movie set islands
  • Adrenaline fuelled bamboo rafting and jungle zip-lining
  • Stay with a traditional hill tribe
  • Feed, wash and play with elephants in an award winning elephant sanctuary
Surfer central to laid back villages

From Chang Mai a quick international flight finds us landing in the town of Canguu. Note that some trips may start in Canguu and explore Bali before flying to Bangkok. Immediately we turn the noise down and go all surfer-dude with surf lessons on famous Echo Beach. Everything is a bit more laid back in Bali than Thailand and we visit the markets, historic temples and local bars of a different Balinese vibe. If possible and timings match we also get involved in the protection of eggs and hatching baby turtles from poachers.

In Lovina we stay with a local village family and explore the stunning rice fields. An early start gets us a sunrise tip on a private boat to seek out local playful dolphins.

  • Hangout in local bars and cafes at sunset after learning to surf on Echo beach
  • Experience a different type of temple and embrace rich cultural ceremonies
  • Learn about the multi-storied rice fields and visit a coffee plantation
  • Spend quality time with a local Balinese family
Serious Island life

Staying on Gili Trawangan we explore the three incredible island of Gili. Almost too amazing to believe – the wind caressed palm trees, white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Explore with bike, sea kayak or paddle board; or quite simply laze the days away with a beer or cocktail after rocking late in to the night at an endless array of trendy beach bars and clubs. We head out on a snorkelling safari to swim amongst the corals with sea turtles, sharks, squid and hundreds of exotic fish just metres away.

We finish your incredible journey in Ubud exploring the magical streets filled with colourful markets selling anything from spices and herbs to a roasted forest rat delicacy (hmm – might skip that one), the ancient holy site of Goa Gajah and the shrines of Gunung Kawi, and of course get the Insta-shot in the Monkey forest – without getting the camera nicked by one of the cheeky Long-tail Macaque monkeys.

Your incredible journey over 33 days is a life changing experience from sunrise to sunset and often way later in to the night. The challenge is not emailing mum and dad and saying see-ya – I am staying here for the rest of my life!

I am allergic to nuts - is it true that all Thai cooking is cooked in Peanut oil

Actually we can tell you first hand that our experiences with the wonderful Thai people is that they are extremely aware of this potential problem and even more accommodating than anywhere else in the world. Of course, we can make no promises and you must carry any medicines and take all precautions but we are saying that it is our experiences that the Thai people can nearly always provide equally incredible food nut free.

Always included: 

  • Covered by the Travel Guarantee Fund in Denmark
  • 100% climate-neutral travel
  • Professional travel experts and local guides
  • We do all the planning for you
  • Personalized meetings before departure
  • 24/7 emergency telephone
  • Your own personal travel profile with program, add-ons, flight tickets etc.
  • Packing list and advice
  • Certification of participation
  • Advice and assistance with booking flights
  • Possibility of purchasing cancellation and travel insurance
  • All entrances and fees for experiences
  • All tour accommodation


  • Night train
  • Taxi
  • Minibus
  • Tuk Tuk
  • Ferry
  • Domestic flights


Experiences in Thailand:

  • 16-day adventure tour of Thailand
  • Get loose in a Tuk Tuk and explore colourful and eclectic backstreets and markets of Bangkok
  • Learn to master both Thai and Balinese traditional cooking with local family hosts
  • Experience the wonderful rainforest teaming with wildlife in Khao Sok National Park
  • Snorkel, swim and party in the island paradise of Koh Phangan
  • Explore by boat day and night including the unique underwater light show in Phi Phi
  • Discover the famous night markets in Chiang Mai, zipline over the jungle, and bamboo raft the river by day
  • Immerse yourself with a tribal hill village family for an authentic experience of local village life
  • Experience what it means to care for and protect the elephants of Chiang Mai


Experiences in Bali:

  • 12 day adventure tour of Bali – Indonesia
  • Experience the pure beauty of Balinese sunsets over enchanting beaches and towering volcanos
  • Learn to surf in Bali
  • Go on a private dolphin safari
  • Explore the 3 Gili Islands by boat, snorkel and paddle board and Gili Trawangan by bike
  • Meet the local monkeys
  • Experience the magical streets and markets of Ubud

Combine or upgrade your trip with some of these trips

Immerse yourself in real South East Asian culture while on this one month odyssey through the hearts of incredible Thailand and Vietnam.


Your expected footprint on this trip: 1.42 tons of CO2

(not including flights). Find out more about our commitment to net-zero travel and how you can lower your footprint.

Accommodation: 925kgs Approx. 32 nights at 37kgs per night Transport: 270kgs Approx. 1090km at 25kgs per 100km Optional activities: 60kgs Approx. average (4 activities) Food & drinks: 23kgs Approx. 700g per day Boats: 11kgs Approx. 587km at 19g per km

Your local investment on this trip: ฿‎51,400 – Rp17,800,000

The average expected amount our U.Traveller’s spend that goes directly into the local economy.

Find out more about our love for supporting local businesses

Why Choose a U. Trip

  • The only tour company carbon calculating and offsetting every part of your U.Trip, as part of your cost! From the flights, to all carbon costs associated with your accommodation, activities, meals and transport.  This means you are choosing to travel responsibly with a company dedicated to putting People + Planet first!  U. have simplified the decision making so you can focus on just choosing the best trip for your adventures!
  • More inclusions, head to head, than other trips meaning you get more value for your spend, you see more and you experience more!
  • Invest in yourself and your future with a U.Trip that seamlessly combines the fun, excitement and adventure of gap year and backpacker travel with Impact Experiences that add value to your ‘self’ and your CV.
  • U. creates the opportunity for you to challenge your own understanding of the world with first hand experiences of local communities and the challenges facing them.
  • A team with over 100 years collective travel experience

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