Islands of Thailand
Ultimate relaxation in Thailand!
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Group Size: Avg 6-15
Trip code: THIT
Duration: 10-15 days
Can you imagine anything better than 10 or 15 days of blissful beach living in Southeast Asia? This fantastic Thai trip is just that – an amazing group escape that takes you to the very best beaches in Thailand! First, you’ll discover the best of the mainland, including bustling Bangkok and the lush countryside of Kanchanaburi. Then from the wonderful white sands of the stunning Thai islands, you’ll sunbathe, swim and snorkel in some of the most beautiful places you can imagine. Lie back, relax and enjoy this fantastic beach adventure!
- Explore Bangkok and see the biggest and best sights!
- Spend time at an elephant project in Kanchanaburi
- Bliss out on exquisite Thai islands: Koh Phangan, Koh Samui and Koh Tao
- Experience the thrill of a buzzing Party on Koh Phangan!
- Enjoy heaps of awesome inclusions, such as island boat trips and snorkelling!
This trip has two options:
- Option 1: 10-day trip ending on Koh Tao
- Option 2: 15-day trip ending on Koh Samui
Day 1: Arrive in Thailand. Fly into Bangkok Airport today. You’ll be met at the airport by a member of the local team and transferred to your city centre accommodation near Khao San Road.
Day 2: Bangkok Tour. Explore the city from the water, as you cruise along the canals in a traditional longtail boat. Then pay a visit to Wat Arun and Wat Pho, two of the most famous temples in the city. You’ll also visit the gorgeous Grand Palace (entrance fee not included) before enjoying an epic night out with your group.
Day 3: Transfer to Kanchanaburi. Leave the hustle and bustle of Bangkok behind and journey west into the Thai countryside. Your destination is beautiful Kanchanaburi, an area of lush green forest, cascading waterfalls and long winding rivers. Once you arrive, you can chill out and explore.
Day 4: Kanchanaburi and Elephants. Head over to a fantastic elephant home and help feed the elephants, walk side-by-side with these amazing animals to a local watering hole to give them a bath! A truly unforgettable wildlife encounter!
Day 5: Erawan Waterfalls and Night Out. Venture into Erawan National Park and seek out one of Thailand’s most picturesque waterfalls: the Erawan Falls. These multi-layered falls, with their vast blue pools and curtains of falling water, are a truly spectacular sight. Tonight, gear up for a night out with your group!
Day 6: Return to Bangkok. After a relaxing morning, return to Bangkok and hop on an overnight bus south towards Koh Tao.
Day 7: Arrive on Koh Tao. After settling into your accommodation, you can head straight for the beach to catch the last rays of the day.
Day 8: Koh Tao. Enjoy an excursion to a viewpoint that offers fantastic views across the island, and time at Freedom Beach, a stunning secluded bay with white sands and lush green trees.
Day 9: Koh Tao Snorkelling Boat Trip. Head out on the sparkling blue waters that surround the island and seek out the area’s finest snorkel spots.
Day 10-12: 10-Day Tour Ends/Hop over to Koh Phangan.
The 10-day tour ends today on Koh Tao. If you booked this option, it’s time to head back to Bangkok and fly home or on to other travel adventures. Return transfers are not included but are easy to arrange.
If you’re booked onto the extended 15-day tour, then it’s time to hop over to party paradise Koh Phangan. You’ll spend 3 days here, swimming in the shallows, soaking up the glorious Southeast Asian sun, and catching a world-famous Moon Party.
Day 13: Transfer to Koh Samui. Time to leave party paradise behind and hop across to Koh Samui, a lush and tropical island of sun-soaked beaches and coconut groves. Spend your days here lazing in the shade of a palm tree and sipping on fruity cocktails from the beach bars.
Day 14: Ang Thong Marine Park. Made up of 42 tiny islands, this enchanting archipelago offers wonderful views and irresistible opportunities for swimming, kayaking and snorkelling (boat trip is weather dependent). Tonight, you’ll hit Koh Samui’s best bar, Ark Bar, for a lively night of drinking and dancing!
Day 15: Tour Ends. Your tour ends today on Koh Samui. A return transfer is not included but is easy to arrange. Your guide will help you make arrangements for this return journey.
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You should arrive into Bangkok Airport (BKK) between 6am and 10pm on day 1 of your tour. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation near Khao San Road.
Depending on which trip you are booked on to.
10-day trip ending on Koh Tao
15-day trip ending on Koh Samui
A return transfer is not included but is easy to arrange. Your guide will be on hand to help you organise this journey.
The most common return transfer options back to Bangkok are:
- Ferry/coach combination
- Ferry/flight combination
More detailed instructions will be provided after booking, and your guide will be on hand to give you information about return transfers once you arrive.
9 or 14 nights of accommodation are included on this tour depending on the option you chose. You will mainly stay in twin or triple share rooms. All accommodation includes air-con, Wi-Fi access and western-style private bathrooms.
You will need to purchase the majority of your meals yourself. This is a great opportunity to interact with Thai culture and sample local delicacies. Food in Southeast Asia is mostly very cheap so eating out shouldn’t break the bank!
The minimum age to join this group tour is 18.
British nationals can enter Thailand without a visa for a stay of up to 30 days if arriving by air.