December 2023 Itinerary

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Packing List

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Light Breathable Clothes

Shorts, shirts, swimwear, socks

Be ready for hot, humid, sunny, and rainy days!

Temple Attire

Long pants & shoulder cover (shirt or scarf)

Out of respect (and rules) we wear light clothing that covers our knees and shoulders. For the Grand Palace, we wear long pants to cover our ankles as well. They sell "Happy Elephant Pants" for a few dollars outside the gates if needed (good souvenir).

Rain Gear

Light rain jacket / poncho

It rains in the rainforest! Always be prepared as it typically rains in short, hard bursts, and then clears up. You never know!

Shoes & Footwear

1 Pair Flip Flops. 1 Pair Hiking/Water shoes

1 Pair Flip Flops or Slip on shoes for everyday walking, and temples (a lot of taking on/off). 1 Pair of Water/Hiking shoes you will get muddy (Jungle hikes and playing with Elephants!)

Sun Protection

Sunglasses, Hat, SPF

Protect yourself with a light hat, sunglasses, and any SPF clothing you have. We will provide sunscreen, but of course if you have your own preferred sunblock, be sure to bring it!


Any necessary medications you need

Don't forget your medication! There are pharmacies in all major cities and towns for over the counter medication and some prescription medication.

Other suggestions
  • Camera / GoPro / Drone (allowed in many of the locations we visit)
  • Travel Power Adapter / Voltage Converter (Thailand fits both USA and UK plugs at 220v). Most electronic devices have power adapters that convert themselves and will not need a separate adapter, however, some hair dryers and curling irons, for example, do not. Always check the voltage of your devices before plugging them in.
  • Credit and Debit Card. Credit Cards are accepted at many hotels, restaurants, and convenience stores throughout Thailand, but cash reigns king in Thailand for smaller street vendors, night market stalls, and smaller institutions. ATM's are plentiful, and we recommend using debit cards that waive withdrawal fees such as our favorite bank, Schwab.
  • Insect repellant (We will have some on hand as well).

What's the Weather?


11 Days | 10 Nights

10 Breakfasts     6 Lunches     7 Dinners
  • Bangkok swimming pool
  • Chatrium riverfront

Meals Included: Dinner
Accommodation: Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok

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Day 1

S̄wạs̄dī! Thailand welcomes you!

Hello and welcome to Bangkok!

Get ready for an unforgettable journey as you step off the plane in Bangkok! A warm welcome awaits you at the airport, where a friendly face will greet you, grab your bags and take you straight to our stunning hotel in the heart of the city. Get ready to make new friends as we kick off the trip with a fun-filled welcome orientation and a mouth-watering dining experience by the mighty Chao Phraya River.


  • We'll take care of the planning ahead of time to make sure your arrival is as smooth as possible.
  • Our friendly greeters track your flights so we know the exact moment you arrive.
  • We handle your luggage with care so you can enjoy a true vacation. Full porter service included.

Day 2

Bangkok Beautiful


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  • Royal Palace
  • Buddha statues
  • Flowers
  • TukTuk in Bangkok
  • Street Food

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok

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  • Receive a Blessing by a Buddhist Temple with TrueAdventures
  • Wat Pha Lat monk and Temple
  • View the Golden Temple at Wat Doi Suthep with TrueAdventures
  • Become Blessed by a Local Monk with TrueAdventures

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: U-Chiang Mai Luxury Boutique Hotel

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Day 3

Chiang Mai Oh My!


  • fun for all ages
  • feed the elephants
  • elephant bath
  • Group of adventurers with elephants
  • Kissed by an elephant
  • Experience first-hand the natural terrain of Bua Thong by rappelling down the side.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: U-Chiang Mai Luxury Boutique Hotel

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Day 4

Living with Elephants


Get ready for an epic day you will remember for the rest of your life, and make a difference in the lives of elephants in Thailand! For centuries, local people and hill tribes have lived and worked alongside these gentle giants. But, recent years have seen an increase in cruel practices like logging, circus shows, and riding tourism. Join us and be a part of the change as we support ethical treatment of these amazing creatures. We go the extra mile to ensure a truly unique experience where you'll get hands-on with incredible activities such as making medicine and feeding, learn about the impact of our efforts on the industry, and of course, have safe and thrilling interactions with the elephants themselves! Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Day 5

Sea's The Day


  • Wat Chedi Luang Chiang Mai
  • someone relaxing by the pool
  • Nai Yang Beach

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Dewa Phuket Resort

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  • Lampee Waterfall
  • A baby sea turtle
  • Picking vegetables for cooking class
  • jungle food
  • night safari critters
  • slow loris on jungle night safari
  • Tree Frog in Khao Sok
  • Cliff and River

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The Cliff and River Jungle Resort

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Day 6

A New Path


Day 7

Emerald Oasis


  • Cheow Lan Lake
  • Phupawaree
  • Phupawaree beds
  • Monkey on a cliff
  • cheow lan lake three sisters
  • Cheow Lan Long Tail boat ride from above

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Phupawaree Raft House (Floating Bungalows)

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  • Safari
  • A Dusky Langur sits in a tree at Railay Beach
  • Khao Sok Bamboo Rafting
  • Coral Cave Cheow Lan Lake
  • Beach Sunset

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ao Nang Villa Resort

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Day 8

Sensational Safari


Day 9

True Freedom!


Are there activities or locations you want to experience on your own? The famed Phi Phi Islands are a short boat ride away, as well as some lesser known, but stunning tropical islands our guides can tell you about. Or perhaps you'd rather take the day to relax at our incredible hotel, or do some souvenir shopping. This is your day to do anything you like! Your True Adventure Guide is there to assist in any way they can. 
  • exploring
  • Hong island beach

Meals Included: Breakfast
Ao Nang Villa Resort

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  • Trash Hero Cleanup
  • Railay Beach
  • Phra Nang Beach
  • Junk Boat Sailing
  • Snorkeling

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Ao Nang Villa Resort

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Day 10

Railay to Each Other


Day 11

Farewell Friends!


Sadly, our True Adventure has come to an end. We know you will bring home memories and friendships that will be with you forever. 
  • Friends
  • Departure

Meals Included: Breakfast


Our Accommodations, Activities, Recommendations, and More!

We travel in the real world. In the real world things can happen and plans can change. We make every effort to run the program as planned, but will put your safety and happiness first. Our Guides and Traveling Experts may know of events in the area, or new and fun activities to try. Therefore, the itinerary is subject to change without notice.