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Enjoy The Best of Thailand on a Vegan Tour in 2023

Updated October 25, 2023

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Are you looking for a unique travel experience full of vegan food?

Join our vegan Thailand tour this November and explore stunning beaches, lush jungles, ornate temples, and of course, its national animal, elephants! From bustling cities to serene beaches, this tour promises to be an unforgettable adventure.

Veggies Abroad Thailand Vegan Tour 2023

For 10 days, from November 26 – December 5, 2023, we will explore floating markets, ornate temples, picture-perfect islands, an elephant sanctuary, and much more! 

The tour will kick off in Bangkok and also include Chiang Mai, Phi Phi Islands, and Krabi. 

Highlights of What’s Included in The Tour:

  • 9 vegan breakfasts, 6 vegan lunches, & 6 vegan dinners
  • Loads of amazing activities: full-day elephant sanctuary visit, private vegan cooking class, floating market tour, Phi Phi Island visit, temple tours, and more (you can view the whole itinerary below)! 
  • A private local guide throughout the trip 
  • All hotel accommodations (including a vegan hotel)
  • All transportation except international airfare and arrival and departure transfers (included: transfers between cities, overnight train, and flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi and Krabi to Bangkok)

The cost for all of this veggie fun is $2,895 per person ( based on double occupancy (two people sharing a room) — see the FAQs for the single supplement (aka, you’re traveling solo).

Tour dates: November 26 – December 5, 2023

Deposits: $400 per person, due August 21, 2023

Final payment deadline: September 22, 2023

Sounds pretty fabulous, right? 

If you’re thinking, OMG, sign me up! Fill out the short form below and I’ll be in touch!

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Thailand Tour FAQ’s

How large is the tour group?

It is a small group; there will be no more than 15 people.

I’m solo, is there a single supplement?

Yes, the single supplement is $770. We can also try and room you with another single passenger if you’d like.

Is travel insurance required?

Travel insurance is required for the tour and must include emergency repatriation. We’re happy to provide you with a recommendation or help you book it. If you plan to include a cancel for any reason policy with the insurance, you must purchase it within 15 days of making the trip deposit. You will need to provide proof of insurance at the group meeting on day 1.

I have a friend who wants to come but they aren’t vegan. Will there be non-vegan food options?

The majority of the included lunches and dinners will be at vegan or vegetarian restaurants but almost all of the breakfasts will be at the hotels which cater to non-vegans. There are also a few meals that aren’t included and your friend could choose whatever they like then!

Do I need a visa to enter Thailand?

US passport holders do not need a visa for Thailand. To check entry requirements for other countries, click here.

What is the deadline to reserve my spot?

A non-refundable deposit (if you cancel it can be moved to another tour), the passengers names, and room configurations are due by August 21, 2023. Final payment for the trip is due September 22, 2023.

What’s not included in the tour price?

– Round-trip airfare to Bangkok
– Airport transfer ($90 roundtrip for up to 8 people)
– Possibly city taxes; sometimes, these are assessed at the hotels.
– Additional activities that aren’t included
– Additional meals that aren’t included
– Beer/wine/cocktails
– Gratuities
– Travel insurance

Are all of the included hotels vegan?

No, the only hotel that is vegan is Away Chiang Mai. All of the other hotels are vegan-friendly and will provide options for our tour at breakfast.

Are kids allowed on the tour?

Unfortunately, this itinerary isn’t suited for young kids. The age requirement is 16 years old and up.

Are Covid-19 or any other vaccines required?

Vaccine requirements are based on what the country requires; we use Sherpa to assess that. Currently, Covid-19 vaccines aren’t required for entry to Thailand (if coming from the US), but you could be pulled for random testing upon arrival.
 
For any other vaccines, we use the US State Department to determine what, if anything, is required. We also encourage people to chat with their doctor before traveling to asses individual needs as everyone’s health is different.

Experience the Best of Thailand Sustainably & Ethically

Our vegan tour in Thailand is not only about enjoying delicious vegan cuisine and exploring the beauty of the country but also about traveling in a sustainable and ethical way. The tour was created in partnership with the Certified B Corp., travel company Intrepid Travel who helps ensure we support the local community and businesses that share our values of environmental conservation and animal welfare. 

Join us in November for a vegan-friendly and ethical travel experience in Thailand!

northern thailand temple complex

Tips for Vegans in Thailand

Finding vegan options isn’t too difficult in most major cities in Thailand, as a mostly vegetarian diet is quite common and connected to Buddhist spiritual practices. You will find that the country does have a love of fresh fruits and veggies, but you have to watch out for sneaky non-vegan ingredients like fish sauce or animal broth. 

In major cities and tourist destinations like Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket, you’ll find a growing number of vegetarian and vegan restaurants catering to both locals and international visitors. These establishments offer a wide range of vegan options.

Additionally, Thai markets and supermarkets often have a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, tofu, and vegan products.

Before you go, it’s important to jot down these key phrases to ensure a smooth, vegan-friendly trip!

  • I am vegan (if you’re a woman): chan ghin jay
  • I am vegan (if you’re a man): pom ghin jay
  • I don’t eat fish sauce: chan/pom mai ghin nam pla
  • I don’t eat egg: chan/pom mai ghin kai
  • Vegan (Buddist vegan, also omits alcohol, garlic and coriander): jay 

One more important note, if you’re vegetarian, it doesn’t necessarily mean the same in Thailand as it does in other places. Being vegetarian or “mang sa wirat” (literally translates to no meat) means you don’t eat noticeable meat or fish, but things like meat stock, fish sauce, or other animal products are fair game. 

vegan pad thai in chiang mai thailand

Why Choose a Vegan Tour to Thailand vs. Going on Your Own

Our vegan tour in Thailand is not just about exploring the beauty of the country and enjoying delicious vegan food; it’s also about connecting with like-minded travelers and creating lifelong memories. 

You’ll have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world who share your passion for veganism and travel. From exploring ancient temples to relaxing on pristine beaches, every moment of our tour is designed to create unforgettable experiences and foster new friendships. Join us in 2023 for an adventure you’ll never forget.

busy bangkok street at night with the glow of street lights vegan tour 2023

Why Visit Thailand?

There are endless compelling reasons to visit Thailand — here are just five to help you decide if this is the perfect destination for you. 

Rich Cultural Heritage

Thailand boasts a long and fascinating history, evident in its ornate temples, ancient ruins, and traditional arts. From the bustling streets of Bangkok to the historical city of Ayutthaya and the serene beauty of Chiang Mai, there are numerous cultural landmarks and experiences to explore.

Stunning Beaches and Islands

Thailand is renowned for its pristine beaches and breathtaking islands. Destinations like Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Krabi, and Koh Samui offer crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches, and incredible snorkeling and diving opportunities.

Delicious Cuisine

Thai cuisine is famous worldwide for its bold flavors and variety — including vegan options!

Warm Hospitality

The Thai people are known for their warm and welcoming nature (it’s known as the “Land of Smiles”). The locals’ genuine friendliness and hospitality contribute to the country’s inviting atmosphere, making visitors feel at ease and comfortable.

Natural Beauty and Outdoor Adventures

Beyond its beaches, Thailand is home to stunning national parks, lush jungles, elephant sanctuaries, and awe-inspiring landscapes. 

Need Help Booking a Vegan-Friendly Trip?

I can help! If this gorgeous trip to Thailand doesn’t work for you but you’d like help creating a trip somewhere else, reach out! I offer vegan-friendly and sustainable travel planning services.

About Author

Rebecca is the founder of the vegan travel company Veggies Abroad. In 2021, she bid her 15-year career goodbye and ventured into the world of ethical business with the launch of a vegan travel blog (the one you’re reading!). As the blog flourished, Rebecca expanded her vision to encompass personalized travel planning services and launched Veggies Abroad's inaugural vegan tour to Thailand, marking the beginning of many more eco-conscious, plant-powered adventures to come. Follow her adventures on Instagram or Facebook @veggiesabroad