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Thailand Express

A whirlwind tour from Bangkok to the islands

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Group Size: Avg 15-20

Trip code: TTTH

Duration: 8 or 14 days

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Glittering temples, white-sand beaches, unspoilt rainforest – Thailand really is amazing! This 8 or 14-day island-hop is an adventure of epic proportions. Kick off in crazy Bangkok with temple tours and big nights out, before a night in stunning Khao Sok National Park. Chill out on Koh Phangan’s most secluded beach, learn Muay Thai, snorkel with a rainbow of fish on Koh Tao, party under the stars in Koh Phi Phi and finish up in lively Phuket. It’s the ultimate tropical getaway!

Trip highlights

  • Kick back under swaying palms on Bottle Beach, Koh Phangan
  • Spend the night in a floating bungalow in spectacular Khao Sok National Park
  • Swim with hundreds of tropical fish on a snorkelling trip round beautiful Koh Phi Phi
  • Get to know Bangkok with a longtail boat tour of the city’s canals, markets and temples
  • Get your sweat on with a traditional Muay Thai lesson
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What's included
  • 7 or 13 nights accommodation
  • English speaking guide
  • All transport on tour
  • Airport pick up
  • Bangkok river cruise and temples
  • Thai massage
  • Overnight train
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Floating bungalows
  • Swimming & Kayaking
  • Bottle Beach bungalows
  • Muay Thai lesson
  • Boat trip around Koh Phangan
  • Snorkelling
  • Koh Tao & Koh Nang Yuan day trip
  • Phi Phi Islands boat trip
  • Maya Bay
  • Phuket Nightlife
  • 24 hour emergency support
What's not included
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Return airport transfer
  • Meals and drinks
  • Optional activities
Further trip information

Day 1: Bangkok. Sawadee-ka! We’ll pick you up from the airport and take you through the bustling streets of Bangkok to your accommodation. Enjoy dinner and drinks with your new mates in the backpacker mecca of Khao San Road this evening – don’t miss happy hour!

Day 2: Bangkok temples and markets. Get to know Bangkok better today on a longtail boat tour of the city’s waterways. See some of Bangkok’s famous temples and soak up the charming chaos of daily life here. Get ready for another big night out in Khao San later!

Day 3: Bangkok to Khao Sok. Enjoy some free time in the city, and a traditional Thai massage, before hopping on the overnight train to the South. Let the train rock you to sleep as you speed your way towards gorgeous Khao Sok.

Day 4: Khao Sok National Park. Spend the night in traditional floating bungalows on one of Khao Sok’s lakes. The National Park is all soaring limestone rocks, thick rainforest and emerald green waters – lush! Kick back by the water or take a stroll in the jungle – look out for wild elephants!

Day 5: Khao Sok to Koh Phangan. Hop on the ferry to the famous party island of Koh Phangan. We’ll be staying on Bottle Beach, the best beach on the island. Spend the day soaking up the sun and swimming in the crystal-clear sea before dinner and drinks under the stars.

Day 6: Koh Phangan Muay Thai. Head to a local gym today to learn the traditional Thai sport of Muay Thai. After you’ve worked up a sweat, head back to the beach for some more time chillaxing on the sands. 

Day 7: Koh Phangan snorkelling trip. Today’s one you won’t forget in a hurry. Soak up the sun on deck, enjoy lunch on board, take in the spectacular views, and jump off the boat to swim and snorkel with thousands of colourful fish – it’s like jumping into an aquarium!

Day 8: Trip end / Koh Tao. Travellers on the 8 day trip, your adventure ends today. If you’ve chosen the 14-day option, you’ll be heading to the pretty island of Koh Tao for more beautiful beaches, spectacular viewpoints and some great bars.

Day 9: Koh Nang Yuan day trip. Take the short boat trip to the paradise island of Koh Nang Yuan. It’s an amazing place to snorkel, hike or just chill.  Enjoy your last night on Koh Tao with your group later – we’re off to Phi Phi tomorrow!

Day 10: Koh Tao to Koh Phi Phi. Spend a last day on lovely Koh Tao, before boarding the overnight boat to the mainland. Then continue on to beautiful Phi Phi.

Day 11: Ko Phi Phi. We’ll hike up to one of the island’s best viewpoints today for panoramas of limestone cliffs, dense jungle and white sands. As well as being naturally beautiful, Phi Phi is one of the best places in Thailand to party, so get ready to go large tonight!

Day 12: Koh Phi Phi day trip. Explore Phi Phi from the water today, with a boat trip. Meet the cheeky residents at Monkey Beach, visit the atmospheric Viking Caves and stop off in the best spots to swim before sailing back for a sundowner. 

Day 13: Koh Phi Phi to Phuket. We’re travelling on to our final destination today – the lively island of Phuket. Grab some souvenirs in the markets and top up your tan before enjoying a final night out with the gang.

Day 14: Trip end. All good things come to an end and it’s time to pack your bags and either head home or continue your travels in Asia. See you next time!

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Arrival information

The trip starts on day 1 in Bangkok. There are no activities planned so you can arrive at any time and our local team will collect you.

If you are on the 8 day trip your tour ends on Koh Phangan island on the morning of day 8. You can either book a flight from neighbouring island's Samui airport or take a ferry to the mainland and bus back to Bangkok. If flying from Samui we recommend an evening flight on day 8. If flying from Bangkok then we recommend booking your flights to leave Bangkok the following day.

If you are on the 14 day tour your trip ends in Phuket. 

Accommodation & meals

7 or 13 nights accommodation are included in this trip. Rooms are twin share and if you are travelling solo you will be roomed with another person of the same sex.

The following meals are included on this trip:

  • 8 days - 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • 14 days - 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner
Minimum age & eligibility

You must be at least 18 years old to join this trip. This trip is designed for 18-35 year olds.

It is your responsibility to obtain the necessary visas for your time away. British passport holders arriving by air can enter Thailand for 30 days without a visa. Please ensure your passport is valid, with six months' validity remaining on the date of your planned return, and that you hold a valid return flight, or onward travel, ticket. If you plan to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days you will need to apply for a visa before departing the UK, which will be issued as a 60 day tourist visa.

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.