Thailand · April 9 - 21 2023

Thai New Year Songkran Festival Trip

Get soaked! Join B.A.G. Travel for Thailand's biggest festival of the year: Songkran



Thailand celebrates Songkran (Thai New Year) by holding what can only be described as a national water fight. The gentle act of pouring water over friends and family during the warm season years ago has since evolved into three or more days of crazy H2O-induced fun! Join us for 13 days of exploration and celebration in "The Land of Smiles".


Tour Bangkok's Sparkling Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha Temple

Tour Bangkok's Sparkling Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha Temple

Join us in celebrating Thai New Year at Songkran - with the world's biggest water fight!

Join us in celebrating Thai New Year at Songkran - with the world's biggest water fight!

Full Day Tour to the legendary ancient capital of Ayutthaya

Full Day Tour to the legendary ancient capital of Ayutthaya

Grab some of the freshest eats in the world at Damnern Saduak Floating Market

Grab some of the freshest eats in the world at Damnern Saduak Floating Market

Full-day Sea Kayak adventure around Phang Nga Bay (a.k.a. James Bond Island)

Full-day Sea Kayak adventure around Phang Nga Bay (a.k.a. James Bond Island)

Sunset Cruise on private Catamaran include Coral Island and Sunset at Laem Promthep

Sunset Cruise on private Catamaran include Coral Island and Sunset at Laem Promthep


Sawasdee-krub! I'm Oak Mahavan, your SE Asia Regional Travel Advisor.

Oak Mahavan

Oak Mahavan

Hello everyone! My name is Oak Mahavan, Travel Consultant and Influencer who loves to share stories and learn from others. My family is originally from Chiangmai, Thailand, where my grandmother was one of the first pioneers of the Northern Thailand Tourism Agency in the 1970s. She influenced me to become a curious boy at a young age started by taking me on the Concord jet, Northern Thai wedding tours, and elephant camps. Our family helped influence the Northern Thai Traveling industry by introducing elephant camps, khantoke dinners (the Northern Thai version of Luau), and academic bird-watching tours. 

I have traveled to 40+ countries and once backpacked in Asia for over 3 months. I have a passionate desire to learn about myself through traveling and sharing my experiences with others. With my background in the Thai hospitality industry, experiential marketing, and customer-centric management, I aim to create experiences for a lifetime!

Mike Henderson

Mike Henderson

Hey, travelers! My name is Mike Henderson, founder, and CEO of B.A.G. Travel. I am a 10+ year group travel planning veteran who has traveled to over 25 countries with a passion for providing others the opportunity to experience life-changing global adventures. 

With a background in urban planning, I also enjoy immersing clients within locations beyond the surface-level experiences depicted in glossy travel brochures.

I am also an Executive Committee member of the annual Black Travel Expo and the founder of social travel and event groups totaling nearly 10k members under the "B.A.G." banner. I look forward to sharing our next adventure together.✈️



Departure on April 9, 2023. Prices start at $1,900 per person, with 4-star accommodations and daily breakfast, two lunches, and three dinners. One-way flights from Bangkok to Phuket are included.




Leave for Bangkok

Friday-Saturday, April 7-8, 2023

DEPARTURE for Thailand on your own and arrive in Bangkok (BKK) on Sunday, April 9th.

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DAY 1: Sunday, April 9, 2023 

Arrive at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to meet the crew and your fellow Thailand adventurers. Airport transfer to the hotel is provided.

Check in at the glamorous Montien Surawongse Hotel.

After settling in, join us for a group welcome dinner.





DAY 2: Monday, April 10, 2023 

Half-Day Sightseeing: Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha Temple, Wat Pho.





DAY 3: Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Full Day Tour to Ayutthaya, the ancient and eye-popping former capital of the Kingdom of Siam






DAY 4: Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Shop until you float at the Damnern Saduak Floating Market!






DAY 5: Thursday, April 13, 2023

SONGKRAN FESTIVAL - Alms giving at the temple and van/guide (water gun provided) 💦





DAYS 6-7: Friday & Saturday
April 14-15, 2023

Self-Explore Bangkok and "soak up" at Songkran 💦




What's next? PHUKET!

Day 8: Sunday, April 16, 2023

Take a departure transfer to Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in a private coach for our short group flight to Phuket.

Phuket: Arrive at Phuket International Airport and take our private hotel transfer.

Check in at Katathani Phuket Beach Resort.




Phang Nga Bay

Day 9: Monday, April 17, 2023

Sea Cave Kayak Adventure in Phang Nga Bay Islands (a.k.a. James Bond Islands). 🛶





Coral Island

Day 10: Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Sunset Cruise on private catamaran around Coral Island and Sunset at Laem Promthep






Days 11-12: 
Wednesday & Thursday
April 19-20, 2023

Vacay days your way: relax in or explore the endless beauty of Phuket at your leisure 

Group farewell dinner in town.



Dinner on 4/20


Last Day in Phuket

Day 13: Friday, April 21, 2023

The end of our adventure in the "Land of Smiles" 



What's included

What's Included

All transfers and transportation if traveling with the group are private, deluxe, air-conditioned coaches and English-speaking guide.

Departure Guide

Gratuities to Restaurant Staff and Hotel Porters

One-way flight from Bangkok to Phuket (main cabin)

Daily breakfast, (2) lunches, and (3) dinners

Tours and activities as described in the itinerary

12 nights, 4-star accomodations in Bangkok and Phuket

Local Taxes on accomodation and siteseeing tours.

Meals that are not listed in the itinerary

Tip and Gratuity Increase in local tax rates

Early room check-in; late room check-out

Airfare upgrades

Personal Items

See for our full list of exclusions.

International Flights from/to Thailand

Travel Protection Insurance - strongly recommended for any trip. To purchase, add to your cart before checkout.


Experience Thailand’s Songkran Festival this Year

Songkran: The World’s Biggest Water Fight!

Enjoy water fights? Thailand celebrates Songkran (Thai New Year) by holding what can only be described as a national water fight. Sometimes known as the Water Festival, Thai New Year is well worth experiencing.

Experience Thailand’s Songkran Festival this Year

Trip Tips

Do a Street Food Tour

Do a Street Food Tour

Optional Tour: See (and taste) why so many people consider Bangkok one of the world’s foodie capitals. Formal street food tours are a great way to get a broad sample of local food and multitask with your lunch or dinner for the day.

Take a River Cruise

Take a River Cruise

Optional Tour: cruise on Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River at night and enjoy seeing it's mesmerizing city lights! Particularly nice is taking a river dinner cruise with someone special.

Shopping in Phuket

Shopping in Phuket

On a free day in Phuket, head into the Old Town for some extensive-yet-affordable shopping.



I joined BAG Travel to Puerto Vallarta on May 2022. It was a great trip; got to meet new friends to travel with, and got to experience new activities that haven't done before on my previous visits to PVR. Would definitely join more trips in the future.

Alex Corona


The Yosemite trip was very enjoyable and well- organized. The chartered bus was very comfortable and made for an easy entry/exit into/from the park. There was a lot of flexibility to chose activities every day and as an avid hiker I did a 16 mile loop hike with absolutely stunning views! Definitely recommend this trip whether it’s your first time to Yosemite or whether you are a repeat visitor.

Alex Kogoi


I had a great time in my trip to Puerto Vallarta, I would definitely do it again!

Jorge Millanes

Add Ons

Travel Protection Insurance - our Special Group Rate

Travel Protection Insurance - our Special Group Rate

Things happen. Purchase Travel Protection to prepare for the unexpected.


You'll Be Staying Here

Montien Surawongse Hotel Bangkok

Montien Surawongse Hotel Bangkok

Our home in Bangkok will be this newly renovated, 5-star gem in the heart of Silom. Deluxe Suite



Relax your soul in this massive, tropical wonderland along the famed shores of Phuket. Junior Suite.

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Thai New Year Songkran Festival Trip

Thailand · April 9 - 21 2023 · 12 nights