COMING SOON: THE BEST OF THAILAND: Cities, Mountains, Jungle & Beaches

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Why Travel With Us?

  • All meals included, all 100% plant-based. Here's your chance to try local favorites!
  • Hand-picked tours & activities specifically catered by vegans, for vegans
  • Emphasis on wildlife with visits to sanctuaries, refuges & shelters
  • Deluxe accommodation with a focus on location and comfort
  • Two tour leaders per trip for ultimate attention & service during your adventure
  • Travel the world with fellow vegans and create life-lasting friendships

Getting Started With World Vegan Travel

  • Trip Length:11 days / 10 nights
  • Trip Dates:TBD: Oct-Nov 2025
  • Start Location:Bangkok
  • Trip Price:TBD
  • End Location:Phuket
  • Single Supplement:TBD
  • Group Size:12-24 travelers
  • Sign Up Deposit:USD 1500$/person
Bustling cities, beaches, elephants, nightlife, culture, markets, people, gibbons, temples, food, food and more food. Thailand is amazing and we can’t wait to show you around!
We're Off To Thailand

Thailand conjures up exotic images — from the intoxicating vibe of Bangkok to the tranquility of its tropical beaches and temples, and food, food, delicious food!   Sounds amazing?

Well how about exploring this amazing country in 5-star style along with 12-20 future friends, while fully indulging in its world-class cuisine (all veganized of course!) and a healthy dose of fun and ethical activities such as a visit with rescued elephants, gibbons, doggies and kitties.

As amazing as the region is, it can be daunting to plan the perfect trip and never having to worry about fish sauce. From deluxe and perfectly located accommodation to activities specifically catered for vegans and vegan-curious, we’ve got you covered!

The World Vegan Travel founders lived in Bangkok for the better part of 10 years and couldn’t be more excited to show you around their previous home.  Thailand was actually our very first trip offering and its success led us to start our travel company!

You will visit the bustling canals of Bangkok, try your hand at Thai cooking in Chiang Mai, float down a jungle river in Khao Sok National Park and finish it up in Phuket with a visit to a vetted elephant sanctuary, see rescued gibbons and spend a day visiting tropical islands on our very own catamaran!  Throughout you will stay in 5 star resorts, a jungle tree house and enjoy one feast after another of all your (veganized!) Thai favorites!

This is a fun-packed trip with a great mix of adventure and pampering.  Sign up today to be notified when this trip opens up for bookings!


map of WVT Thailand trip

Why You'll Love This Trip
  • try many famous Thai dishes, all 100% veganized for this trip!
  • explore Bangkok's canals and enjoy a vegan dinner river cruise
  • learn Thai cuisine from the locals with a cooking class
  • explore tropical islands and bays from our very own private catamaran!
  • enjoy a bike ride in Chiang Mai's suburbs and countryside
  • live your Thailand holiday dreams at a luxurious beach resort
  • lots of surprises and spoiling along the way!
  • visit with rescued elephants and gibbons
  • 5-star hotel in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket
  • play and pet doggies and cats at Soi Dogs, a rescue organization based in Phuket
Trip Info

Trip Price

TBD: approximately USD 5995$ per person

Single Supplement

TBD: approximately USD 875$/person

Tour Dates

TBD: end of October/beginning of November 2025


Bangkok / Phuket

Group Size


Trip Status

In development; accepting interest requests.

  • all meals from the official start of the trip until the end, all 100% vegan, all delicious!
  • airport pickup from Bangkok International airport, and transfer to Phuket International Airport
  • all drinks during meals, including non-premium alcoholic beverages
  • live Q&A before the trip to ask your questions to the tour leaders
  • 5-star accommodation in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket
  • cozy tree-house accommodation in Khao Sok National Park. May or may not include monkeys!
  • Bangkok canal boat tour
  • cooking class and bike ride in Chiang Mai
  • jungle river canoe ride in Khao Sok National Park
  • visit with rescued elephants at the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
  • visit with rescued gibbons at the Gibbons Rehabilitation Center in Phuket
  • visit with rescued cats and dogs at Phuket's Soi Dogs
  • a day out at sea on our very own private 3-level catamaran
  • all tips for local guides and drivers during our included activities
  • two professional English-speaking tour leaders plus local guides
  • all ground transportation
  • one complimentary laundry day
  • amenities bag with some travel essentials

Price Excludes

  • transportation (ie flights, train) to our meeting and end point
  • optional activities outside of what we've planned (see itinerary for more detail)
  • medical travel insurance (mandatory)
  • premium brand alcoholic drinks
  • extra snacks, drinks, alcoholic beverages and meals outside of what's included (see itinerary)
  • tips for guides/drivers on non-included activities, or to hotel staff (completely optional)

Do note that the itinerary below is subject to change. Some activities, times and even days may get switched around, but once you sign up you will be kept updated. Please rest assured that if anything does change, it will be for the best and make the trip even better. We’re hoping that the itinerary below should, at the very least, whet your appetite — pun definitely intended!

DAY 1: Bangkok- First meeting & dinner

Today is arrival day. How exciting!  Your trip includes an airport transfer to the hotel even if you arrive before today.  Welcome to Bangkok! 

Our home for the next 2 nights is the Anantara Riverside Resort, superbly situated right on Bangkok’s Chao Praya river. This location makes it feel more like a lush resort despite being right next to the action!

We’ll start things off with a welcome meeting where we meet each other before heading out on our surprise first dinner!  Come hungry! 

** Please ensure you arrive early enough in Bangkok to get from the airport to our hotel (approximate 1.5hrs, including immigration process, etc) with enough time to check-in and freshen up before our first meeting and dinner.   If you decide to fly in a few days early do let us know if you need us to book any extra night at our hotel.​


Anantara Riverside Resort (5-star)


welcome meeting & drinks


non-premium drinks during dinner

all transportation once the trip begins


breakfast & lunch

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DAY 2: Bangkok- canals & free afternoon

We’re off and running early today; too much to do and see!!    Ah but first, our big 100% vegan buffet breakfast!! 

Our very first activity (if you don’t count stuffing our faces with all that delicious food!!) is a 2-hour canal boat ride!   Embarking on our Thai longtail boats, we’ll travel the Chao Praya river and snake around the canals that branch off the main river.  Make sure your camera and phones have plenty of storage!   ​​

Once done it’s a short walk-drive-walk to a popular Thai vegan restaurant where we’ll indulge in a lunch-feast… and maybe some song & dance.

Afternoon is free.  As we’ll be in the center of old Bangkok, it’s a perfect time to head over and visit some of the capital’s most famous landmarks such as Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Royal Palace, all of which are easily accessible and highly recommended.  

For others the combination of  jet-lag, heat and food will have taken its toll so a stint at the beautiful hotel pool might be in order.  Whatever you choose, our guides and drivers will help you plan the perfect afternoon.   

We’ll all meet up for dinner at our hotel.  It’s a sure thing we’ll be tired from the first day of our adventure but for those who arrived early, or with amazing stamina, Bangkok’s nightlife is legendary and there are plenty of places to check out.


Anantara Riverside Resort (5-star)


Bangkok canal tour

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all transportation 


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DAY 3: Chiang Mai- cooking class

Another morning, another great vegan breakfast!    Today we bid farewell to the capital and fly north to Chiang Mai.  While being Thailand’s 2nd biggest city, it’s noticeably more laid-back and manageable than Bangkok.   Many people fall instantly in love with this city.  In fact it’s one of the most popular choices for digital nomads to call home!  It also happens to be a mecca for animal-free food.

Our flight to Chiang Mai is only about an hour, and we’ll land just in time for our cooking class!  For those who aren’t chefs-at-heart, no worries – feel free to wander and explore the town which is right outside the cooking school’s door! 

Our wonderful accommodation – THE VERANDA HIGH RESORT – is just outside of town on the fringe of a National Park and the perfect place to enjoy a bit of countryside after Bangkok’s urban sprawl.  From the pool area to the extensive rice-paddy grounds, the resort oozes Thai charm.   

After check-in, you’ll have time to freshen-up, maybe even go for a quick dip, before we meet up again for a little wine-and-cheese soirée in the (hopefully!!) cooler mountain air.


 Veranda High Resort


cooking class

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flight Bangkok-Chiang Mai (economy class, due to availability)


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DAY 4: Chiang Mai- countryside bike ride

Another amazing hotel, another amazing vegan breakfast! 

Today we are off early (to take advantage of the cooler temperatures!!) on our bike ride through the suburbs and countryside of Chiang Mai.  Expect stunning scenery and the chance to peek at everyday normal Thai life away from the cities. 

Today’s lunch will be at a local vegetarian restaurant and buffet style.  Don’t worry, we’ll make sure there’s plenty of food as you will most likely be hungry after the morning’s exercise! ​

​Afternoon is free and up to you!  You can walk the town, go shopping for those souvenirs, or simply lounge by the pool with a lemon shake.

Dinner is back at our resort.​


 Veranda High Resort


guided bike ride around Chiang Mai and countryside

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DAY 5: Chiang Mai- Free Day

Today is an entirely free day for you to explore the wonderful city of Chiang Mai.  There are so many different things to do and see, and our team will be on-hand to provide all the info on-site to help you decide and organize your day out.   We have a few vans at our disposal to help you travel around, but please note that we can’t guarantee full usage of the vehicles as it depends on availability and what the others in the group are doing but we’ll try our best!

There will be a cold lunch buffet provided at the hotel for those who decide to stay behind (and enjoy the pool!!) or choose to return early/leave after lunch.

Dinner is at the resort again.


 Veranda High Resort


all meals & drinks

transportation to/from Chiang Mai and your activities


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DAY 6: Khao Sok National Park- tubing & jungle tree houses

After a delicious breakfast we board our 2-hour flight to Surathani in the south of Thailand.  Once we land, we’ll hop on our buses to Khao Sok National Park.  It’s a 2-hour drive, but not to worry, there’s wifi on-board so it’s a perfect time to make your friends and family back home jealous by posting your pics! 

Khao Sok National Park will be our jungle fix, complete with monkeys and birds aplenty.  There are lovely walks to be had as well as rivers we can soak in, surrounded by the jungle and its frenetic natural energy.

Our accommodations for the night will be in tree houses!  Occupying prime real-estate on the banks of a small river surrounded by jungle and cliffs, OUR JUNGLE HOUSE is the perfect place to live your childhood dream, with every room a tree-house!  ​​

While not 5-star, they are perfectly comfortable and quite the experience!  We highly recommend leaving the doors and windows open to sleep amid the sounds of the river and the feel of the nice jungle breeze… but beware!  The local monkeys may sometimes enter uninvited and snatch a shirt or a bag!!

​Even better is how we arrive at the hotel: our vans will suddenly stop by a bridge and you’ll be supplied with a tire/tube and a beer.  Then off into the water you go!  The current will gently (or not, at times!!) take you down the narrow river for about 30 minutes of bliss and laughter (don’t worry, it’s not deep at all!), with birds and, at times, monkeys swinging in the trees above, until we finally arrive at our accommodation for the night.. and some welcome snacks for our efforts!  ​​


Our Jungle House


river tubing

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DAY 7: Khao Sok National Park & Phuket- river canoeing & beach time

Aaahhhh, waking up in the jungle…  For some, this means being awakened by a gentle breeze and the musical sounds of tropical birds.  For others, maybe it’s 20 monkeys dancing on your roof… or one in your room, stealing your stuff (keep those doors closed at night!!).

​After breakfast, we pack up and check-out, then board our vans for the short ride to the nearby river.  It’s river canoe time!    You will have a guide doing the paddling for you, so all you need to do is lay back and relax and watch the scenery go by.   We’ll stop at a small island en-route to drink some coffee brewed on site in bamboo sticks, which is very traditional, and have a swim to cool off.  

After lunch at the hotel, we set off on our 2.5-hour drive to Phuket.   We’ll arrive just in time for welcome drinks at our beautiful beach resort! 

Located in the northern end of Phuket Island, the resort is actually next to a beach that’s part of a National Park originally created to protect sea turtles and their egg-laying.  This means it’s incredibly tranquil and still very natural.    You may have time for a quick swim before our welcome drinks and dinner. 


Sala Phuket Resort (5-star)


jungle river canoeing

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DAY 8: Phuket- Elephants & Gibbons

For many, this will be the highlight of the entire trip: a chance to visit with rescued elephants​!! 

This morning we drive over to the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary (35 minutes).  Founded by local ex-mahout (elephant trainer) and famed activist Lek Chailert, the sanctuary has quickly established itself as one of the best elephant sanctuaries in Thailand, integral to both the rescue of working elephants and the education of thousands of visitors each year.   They provide a safe home for these incredible beings, allowing them to interact in a natural environment and be free for the first time in their lives.  It’s an incredible experience and honor to share a few hours with both these amazing animals and the absolutely wonderful staff.  ​

We’ll spend a couple of hours meeting and walking with the elephants, followed by the resident dogs that have also been rescued and sheltered at the sanctuary, before sitting down for our buffet lunch at the sanctuary.

On the way back we’ll stop over at the gibbons rehabilitation center (35 minute drive).  Set up in 1994, the organization aims, among other things, to reintroduce white-handed gibbons back into their natural habitat.  It’s our chance to learn about these amazing animals. 

We’ll be back at our resort for dinner and a night cap to finish off this perfect day!


Sala Phuket Resort (5-star)


visit to Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

visit to Gibbons Rehabilitation Center

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DAY 9: Phuket- Street dogs & pool time

This morning we’ll visit SOI DOGS, a wonderful organization that takes care of all the errant and homeless dogs and cats in Phuket.  Thailand isn’t only about exotic animals, and its population of cats and dogs is often neglected.  The doggies and kitties will appreciate the time you take to play with them and reward you in kind with plenty of waggy tails and purrs! ​

We’ll be back at the resort for a private lunch by the pool.  We’ll then set you free for the afternoon.  You can opt to stay at the resort and relax, or head off to explore a bit of the island with our minivans.

Dinner will be at the resort. 


Sala Phuket Resort (5-star)


visit to Soi Dogs

transportation around the island for your activity/exploration

all meals & drinks


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DAY 10: Phuket- catamaran day & final dinner

Today we live it up and explore Phuket’s bays and islands on our very own catamaran for an unforgettable day out sailing around Phang Nga bay.  We’ll stop by a tropical beach where our captain will take out the inflatable slide and other water toys, and light up the barbecue for a vegan BBQ buffet at sea!   Today’s the day to let loose and enjoy our final full day together.  Expect music, games, drinks, you name it! 

*** Please note that October is the shoulder season between low and high season.  This could translate to rain, although usually it’s just a few short downpours ​per day, and shouldn’t impact our day out too much.  However, in case of heavier rain, we have a plan B: a pool party, complete with a big vegan cold buffet and drinks in our very own private section of the resort.

We’ll be back at the resort around sunset.   ​After showering and freshening up, we’ll have our final goodbye drinks before sitting down to our last supper.   It’s our last night together so we’ll make it count! 


Sala Phuket Resort (5-star)


a day out sailing on our private catamaran

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DAY 11: Departure day

​Today is unfortunately departure day.  Nothing is planned today except for your transfers to Phuket airport.  Unless you decide to extend your stay in paradise of course!

After breakfast together, it’s time to say our goodbyes with a toast to fantastic memories and new friends!  Until next time!! ​


transportation to Phuket airport



lunch & dinner

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Your Journey



We do realize our prices seem high.   However, when compared to many other tours to the region, we are actually comparatively priced when you take into accounts that our trips include all meals (and vegan to boot!) and drinks, all the tips for drivers and local guides, and many other extras such as  a gift/essentials bag, a free laundry day, and the support of 2 full time tour leaders (most tours have only one).

It’s also worth noting that this is one of the very few all-vegan group tour in Thailand.  Our trip cost does factor in the lengthy and hard work done with all our hotels, restaurants and local partners in educating and preparing them for our visit (meals, advocacy, toiletries, etc), which is far beyond any tasks that other tour companies are faced with.  This work begins several months before the trip, and approaches full-time hours around 2-3 months prior to the trip’s start date.

We also realize that for many, these types of trips are something they’ve dreamed about for many years.  As such, we’ve constructed an itinerary that will make this trip truly memorable in regards to our accommodation, meals, and choice of activities.   


Absolutely.  Thailand is one of the safest countries you will ever visit, though of course you should always stay alert and use common sense.  Walking around during the night is usually not an issue, though make sure to keep an eye out on your valuables.  Violent crimes against travelers are very rare, while pickpocketing and scams are a little more common.  

Since the military took over the country, political conflicts have all but disappeared and are no longer an issue.   We constantly monitor the situation and update all our travelers if the situation changes. 


Absolutely! We have many people on our trip that sign up as solo travelers. ​However, there is a single supplement.  Please see our COST & SIGN-UP section for more information.


You are in charge of your own flights to and from our starting city.   We ask that you try and arrive early on the first day, as our first meeting tends to be around 2pm.  This exact time will be confirmed at a later date.

Even better is arriving one or more days before.  This would provide you with a chance to take care of jet-lag and visit the town.  Once the trip starts.  We can book you a room in our trip’s hotel if you’d like.  We will be sending out the cost for this once the trip is confirmed.

Regardless of your arrival date, we will provide an airport pickup

Please note that check-ins at our hotel are not guaranteed BEFORE 3PM.  We will try and have the hotel accommodate early arrivals, but it’s possible you will be asked to wait until a room becomes available.  We are situated right downtown, so worst case it’s nice and exciting to go and explore the neighborhood!

For citizens of western countries (ie USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc), no visas are necessary for a stay of 30 days or less.  You will receive an entry stamp at the airport when landing.    You will need a passport with at least 6 months of validity to enter Thailand, as well as one full blank page for the visa stamps. 

check with your local travel health clinic or doctor about what injections you need to get or renew at least 8 weeks before you go to Thailand (usually Hepatitis A and B, tetanus, typhoid and possibly rabies, plus maybe malaria tablets, although they are usually not required).  We strongly recommend you consult directly with your doctor or health professional to make sure you are getting the proper care.  ​

You will need medical travel insurance.  This is a requirement of joining a trip with World Vegan Travel.   We need to know that you are fully covered in the event of a medical emergency, including repatriation.  You will need to send us your policy details and emergency contact number before the trip’s start date.


As we are not a travel agency or booking agents, we can’t book any flights or ongoing travel (i.e. hotels, transportation, etc) for you. However we can surely help with recommendations, suggestions and tips as you look into flights, or extending your holiday. It never hurts to ask, so don’t hesitate to contact us with any queries whatsoever!


The end of October / beginning of November is a good time to travel in Thailand as we’re in between the high and low seasons.  While we may get some rain, it shouldn’t last more than 15 minutes or so, and perhaps once or twice a day.     Worst case, it will be refreshing! 

While still very warm, It’s also not as horribly hot and humid as we head towards the “cool” season, but it may still be hotter than you’re used to. 

It’s possible the beach at our Phuket resort will not be swimmable due to high current and waves at this time.  This fluctuates year to year.  If the beach isn’t open, note that our resort still has a lot of pools, and we will be able to swim during our sailing day as we’ll be in the bay on the other side of the island. 


Thailand is a tropical country — hot and humid all year long.  Therefore dress accordingly.  This means light (preferably) cotton or linen material.  Skirts, dresses, light shirts, and shorts should do the trick.  We’ll have a laundry day mid-way through the trip, so no need to over-pack.  Laundry is easy and accessible everywhere – our guide will help you with finding a place outside of the hotels (where it can be very expensive!).  

Please try and pack everything in a small carry-on suitcase or similar — we do have 2 domestic flights and it’s best if your luggage is small and light.   Any luggage to be checked in should weigh no more than 20kg. 

You will need to dress conservatively when visiting temples, especially women (shoulders need to be covered, leg-length shorts).  Likewise, please bring at least one pair of long pants and closed shoes for when we visit more up-market establishments, such as Bangkok’s rooftop bars or fancier restaurants. 

We will be walking a lot and bicycling, so make sure you bring adequate and breathable footwear.  Sandals and flip-flops are nice when walking around town and sites, but don’t forget nicer (closed) shoes for some of our nicer events. 

Oh, and swimwear!  Definitely don’t forget your swimsuit! 

Make sure to also pack sunscreen, mosquito repellent and sunglasses.


No. Feel free to bring all the luggage you want.  However, do note that you will need to carry your own luggage a few times, mostly from the hotel to the bus and into the next hotel.  Distances are never big, but you are in charge of your own belongings, so it’s better to carry less than too much! 


Yes, we will have full WIFI internet at our accommodation as well as in our vans.  


Overall, this is an all-inclusive trip and you shouldn’t need a huge amount of extra funds.  You will need to cater for yourself on day 1 until we meet in the afternoon, and again on our last day, especially if you choose to stay in Thailand for a longer time.   You can probably make do with using a credit card for all extra purchases and souvenirs, though it’s a good idea to have a few hundred dollars in local currency, just in case.  This will be useful for beach massages!    It is best to withdraw cash once you are in Thailand, not before, in order to get better exchange rates. 


This is generally not a problem, but we do need to be informed at the time of booking so we may prepare the meals accordingly. Please be as precise and detailed as possible. Once on the trip, it is difficult and/or not possible to change our meal plans.


We have a few full days, where we have activities planned the entire time, and a few days where we’ll do an activity in the morning or afternoon and allow you some free time for half the day.   Most activities can be skipped should you feel tired, etc.  Just talk to your tour leader so they can accommodate you.


This is NOT a very physical trip.  While there are chances for you to go on extended hikes, usually we will be doing only limited walks (i.e. during city/temple tours), though we do have a bike ride (easy and flat) through Chiang Mai’s suburbs and countryside.  You can opt out of any activities should you feel 

More taxing on the body is Thailand’s heat and humidity.   Being so close to the equator AND at low elevation means it’s always hot and sticky, all year-round.   Drinking a lot of water and ensuring you take the necessary time to rest each day (it’s tempting to want to do too much!) is the perfect antidote.  All our hotels have a swimming pool… or a nearby cool river! 


Youth above 16 years young are welcome.    We are currently not accepting any younger children. ​

There’s no upper age limit, though do note that there is a fair amount of walking on this trip. 


World Vegan Travel aims to be a safe place for all LGBTQ travelers.   We have a zero-tolerance policy on discrimination of any sort.

​Generally speaking, Thailand is a very safe and welcoming travel destination for the LGBTQ community.   You will find Thais to be quite tolerant and welcoming everywhere we go.  Bangkok, in particular, has lots of LGBTQ hangouts and a strong community. 

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