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A List of 2019 & 2020 Long Weekends in Thailand- Start Planning Now

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A List of 2019 & 2020 Long Weekends in Thailand- Start Planning Now

JinBy Jin   Posted 23rd May 2019

Not sure how to spend your time off? Take a look at our recommendations for cycling tours during public holidays.

Get away for a few days to the countryside for country rides along rivers and through gently rolling hills. With a tickle of a breeze on your skin take in a lung full of fresh air. This is what long weekends are for - to get on a bike and pedal your cares away. After a couple of days of cycling you will feel refreshed, relaxed, focused and revitalized.

Where you go doesn’t matter—as the kilometers roll on, the landscape changes and you always discover something new.

Our tailor-made a long weekend escapes include a ride along the River Kwai in Thailand, cycling the Angkor Temples in Cambodia, exploring the ruins of Bagan in Myanmar, or cruising the bike paths of the Mekong Delta. To make planning your long weekend easier we have prepared a list of Thailand’s long weekends in 2019 & 2020 as well as a list of tours to fit your long weekend.

Thailand's long weekends in 2019

In 2019 Thailand has 8 long weekends

1. Chakri Day - 3 days

  • 5 - 8 April 2019
  • Friday to Monday

2. Songkran Festival - 4 days

  • 13 - 16 April 2019
  • Saturday - Tuesday

3. Coronation of Vajiralongkorn - 3 days

  • 4- 6 May 2019
  • Saturday to Monday

4. Visakha Bucha Day - 3 days

  • 18 - 20 May 2019
  • Saturday to Monday

5. King Vajiralongkorn’s Birthday - 3 days

  • 27 - 29 July 2019
  • Saturday to Monday

6. The Queen’s Birthday/Mother’s Day - 3 days

  • 10 - 12 August 2019
  • Saturday to Monday

7. King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Death Day - 3 days

  • 10 - 14 October 2019
  • Saturday to Monday

Did you know that you could take a 6-day holiday if you take two leave days on Friday, Dec 6th and Monday, Dec 9th combining two holidays?

8. King Bhumibol Adulyadej Birthday/Father’s Day and Constitution Day - 3 days

  • 5 - 10 December 2019
  • Thursday to Tuesday

Thailand's long weekends in 2020

In 2020, these are the 4 Thailand public holidays creating long weekends:

1. Maha Bucha Day - 3 days

  • 8 - 10 February 2020
  • Saturday - Monday

2. Chakri Day - 3 days

  • 4 - 6 April 2020
  • Friday to Monday

3. Songkran Festival - 5 days

  • 11 - 15 April 2020
  • Saturday - Wednesday

4. Chulalongkorn Memorial Day - 3 days

  • 23 - 25 October 2020
  • Friday - Sunday

In 2020 with 7 days off you can have 4 more long weekends:

5. New Year’s - 6 days

  • 31 Dec 2019 - 5 January 2020
  • Thursday to Sunday

6. King Vajiralongkorn’s Birthday- 4 days

  • 27 - 29 July 2020
  • Saturday to Tuesday

7. King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Death Day - 4 days

  • 10 - 13 October 2020
  • Saturday to Tuesday

8. Constitution Day - 4 Days

  • 10 -13 December 2020
  • Thursday to Sunday

The Cycling Escapes

Grasshopper Adventures operates exceptional short cycling tours in Thailand and 5 more amazing destinations a short flight away from Bangkok.

Cambodia - the home of Angkor Wat

Angkor & The Villages - 2 days cycling

Spend two unforgettable days exploring the sacred temples of Angkor Wat and the surrounding countryside.

West Tonle Sap Trail: Angkor to Phnom Penh - 3 days cycling

On this tour, get off the beaten path to discover the hidden gems of the countryside between Siem Reap, Battambang and Phnom Penh.

Direct flight to Siem Reap on Bangkok Airways and Asia Air from Thailand are about 1 hour. If you want to return from Phnom Penh to Bangkok, Thai Smile has a direct service.

Myanmar - experience the mystique of Asia

Bagan to Salay - Off The Beaten Path - 2 days cycling

Cycle the ancient ruins of Bagan and then discover little-visited countryside near Bagan.

Cycle Mandalay to Bagan - 3 days cycling

Starting in Mandalay, cycle across the plains of the Irrawaddy visiting Mount Popa before finishing off in the ancient ruins of Bagan.

Flying from Bangkok or Chiang Mai you can fly direct to Mandalay on Air Asia or Bangkok Airways. If you are flying to Bagan you will need to transfer either in Yangon. You can find good connections on Thai.

Sri Lanka - Cultural Ceylon

Sri Lanka Heritage Cycle - 4 days cycling

This 4-day cycling tour of Sri Lanka is an escape into the rich cultural history of this island nation. There are daily direct flights from Bangkok to Colombo on Thai Lion Air or Sri Lankan Airlines.

Thailand - the Land of Siam

Bridge Over the River Kwai - 3 days cycling

Spend three days cycling along the River Kwai. Visit Hell Fire Pass and take a ride on the historic railway. This tour starts and ends in Bangkok.

Just let us know where you are staying in Bangkok and we will come pick you up.

Taiwan - the Isle of Formosa

Ride Kaohsiung to Kenting - 5 days cycling

This is a tour in gorgeous tropical southern Taiwan. Taiwan’s deep south is a land of banana palms, pineapple fields and fringing coral reefs. Take a stunningly diverse cycling tour through Taiwan’s indigenous heartlands, from highland hot springs to the beautiful beaches of Kenting.

Its a quick 3.5-hour flight from Bangkok to Kaohsiung on China Airlines or Thai Lion Air before you have your bum on the seat of a bike.

Vietnam - The Land of Blue Dragon

Mekong Delta in Style - 3 days cycling

This unforgettable bicycle tour combines delicious food, lively local scenery and the gentle bike paths in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. This tour starts and ends in Ho Chi Minh City.

Direct flights from Thailand to Saigon are about 1.5 hours. Have a look at Vietnam Airlines for convenient schedules and VietJet for budget fares.

If you do not see exactly the tour would like, let us know and we can design a custom tour for you.

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