The Phoenix Men are a fellowship that offers camaraderie and adventure to heartbroken, lonely or ageing men in the land of smiles…



“Every man can transform his world from one of LONELINESS, HEARTACHE or AGEING to one of excitement and adventure.”

Your Itinerary


During the early days of planning Phoenix Men, I travelled all over Thailand in order to put a good, adventurous itinerary together.

I checked out everything from transport schedules to accommodation. I even checked out which places were the best to eat at. I just wanted to create a solid itinerary for those who needed reassurance.

Why we ditched the itinerary

Your Phoenix Men adventure is about easy attitudes, relaxation, interaction with locals and their culture and the pursuit of wonderful opportunities that spontaneously pop up (and they often do).

In our early days, we quickly found that following an itinerary was non-adventurous, too restrictive, clinical and felt like an off-the-shelf packaged holiday: the exact opposite of the Phoenix Men ethos.

Your adventure is all about being unique to YOU and NOT an exact duplicate of what thousands of others did before you. Your adventure is about clearing your head; it is not about overthinking and worrying about following a checklist or sticking to a schedule.

Your adventure is not a race! Being spontaneous is freeing and flexible. You will find hidden gems and explore more. Plan less and live in the moment.

A journey that at times will be very random but in having new eyes you stop worrying about any potholes in the road.

The recommended journey below is not set in stone, and we may make minor changes and adjustments while en route. The proposed route acts as a general plan for your adventure. However, there may be local events, festivals or newly discovered places we want you to see.

Due to our style of travel, travel can be pleasantly unpredictable; exactly the way we want it to be.

Come and join us on a journey that gives you a pleasing sensory overload, a dream destination full of natural beauty, captivating culture, and easy-going people. A place of simplicity, of morals, values, customs and traditions. An enchanted, mystical land where the scenery is magical and the pace is set by you. Whatever your thirst, you will quench it.

Don’t just listen to what we have to say, come and see for yourself…

Just bring a good attitude and we’ll do the rest.

We recommend two weeks for your first visit. We are confident that you will re-visit in the future under your own steam. Once you have experienced the beauty, charm and adventure, the journey never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.

The Phoenix Men recommended two week adventure:

Bangkok: two days.
Ayutthaya: three days.
Korat (Nakhon Ratchasima) : two days.
Khon Kaen: two days.
Udon Thani: three days.
Traveling: one to two days.

Design your own adventure.

Want to stay for a longer period? Want to visit a certain area? Feel like crossing the border into Cambodia? How about a few days in Lao? Want to head south to the islands?

Almost anything can be tailored to your personal requirements.

Recommended Route – Its about the journey, not the final destination…

1) Bangkok

Among the madness of modern Bangkok, the diverse range of activities and attractions is as mind-boggling as it is enchanting. Sample some of the world’s best street food, play in the city’s popular open-air markets by night, cruise up the Chao Phraya River, visit tranquil Buddhist temples or wander through the streets and soak up the culture and interact with the locals.

2) Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya was once the capital of ancient Thailand. Founded in 1350, it remained the capital for over four hundred years. Ayutthaya boasts numerous magnificent ruins: from stone temples and palaces to reliquary towers and large monasteries that can be explored on elephant back or by foot. Travel to Bangkok on a traditional rice barge from Ayutthaya for an unforgettable Thai experience.

3) Korat (Nakhon Ratchasima)

Nakhon Ratchasima, or ‘Korat’, is Thailand’s largest province on the Northeast plateau, and is considered the gateway to other provinces in the region. The province is rich in Khmer culture and history. The scenery is absolutely spectacular, blessed with delightful rural landscapes, forests and mountains, the attractions seem never-ending, and the locals are so friendly and helpful.

4) Khon Kaen

If you want to go somewhere where you can find welcoming locals, with their costumes and traditions, Khon Kaen is the perfect place. Khon Kaen was founded by Rajakruluang in 1783 during the reign of King Rama I. Some artefacts have shown that the area was dominated by dinosaurs millions of years ago. Khon Kaen offers a lot of attractions, including cultural and historical heritage sites, and a large number of imposing wats, ancient towns, national parks and forests. Khon Kaen is Thailand’s foodie capital, famous for spicy som tam salad and fiery curries, best sampled at its lakeside night market.

5) Udon Thani

Udon Thani, or Udon for short, grew rapidly during the Vietnam War and is now the gateway to Northern Isaan. The city is now a bustling provincial town and has the reputation of being one of Thailand’s cleanest. Udon’s dining and nightlife scene is culturally diverse and offers good choices. Take a day trip to Nong Khai and look out across the mighty Mekong River into Laos. Spend a day lake fishing or splashing around the water park. A trip to Udon would not be complete without visiting the Red Lotus Sea. It’s one of the most beautiful natural attractions in Isaan (or arguably in all of Thailand, for that matter).

6) Thailand

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