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Southern Thai Highlights

(From April 2022)

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The one that takes you from bustling Bangkok to blissed out beaches in southern Thailand during peak season

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  • Duration

    7 days

  • Places

    5 places

  • Meals

    5 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner

  • Transport Style

    Mini-Coach + Ferry

  • Group Size

    Average 24 people

  • Team

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Bangkok, Overnight Train to Surat Thani, Khao Sok, Krabi, Surat Thani

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About this trip

This trip touches down in Bangkok before exploring the palm-fringed beach paradise that is the southwest of Thailand. Experience riverside cottages and boat rides in the lush jungle of Khao Sok, before escaping to coastal Krabi for swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing.

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  • Southern Thai Highlights

    (From April 2022)

  • Southern Thai Highlights

    (Until March 2022)

    On this version of the trip, instead of visiting Koh Samui & Koh Pha-Ngan, you'll spend 2 nights in Koh Lanta on Days 4-6 then 2 nights in Koh Phi Phi on Days 6-8, ending the trip in Phuket on Day 7, to allow for Thailand's wet and dry seasons.

Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
  • Via location
  • River route
  • Plane route

Nights spent per location

  1. 1 1 night

    Bangkok

  2. 1 1 night

    Overnight Train to Surat Thani

  3. via via

    Surat Thani

  4. 2 2 nights

    Khao Sok

  5. 2 2 nights

    Krabi

DAY 1 - Arrive Bangkok

Bangkok

The moment you've all been waiting for - touchdown in the hot, hustling, manic and magical city of Bangkok! Today you have the chance to unwind and float about in our fancy hotel before the team joins forces in the evening. Getting acquainted with Thailand's capital & your new travel squad will seal off evening one just splendidly.

Stay

Nouvo City Hotel (or similar)

DAY 2 - Bangkok to Overnight Train to Surat Thani

Bangkok

If you're looking for ways to fill your free time today, the Royal Palace with it's 61 acres of incredible buildings is one to add to the list. The Palace is one of the symbols of Thailand, with its golden temples gleaming in the sunshine and giving you a peep into Thailand's Royal past. You can take it all in with a local guide leading the charge. Or if local history ain't your thing, you're free to gear up for some shopping, grab a massage, or indulge in some local street eats this afternoon.

Overnight Train to Surat Thani

The word's 'one night in Bangkok' ring true, and what a night it was. We make tracks south today to Surat Thani via our comfy overnight train - where you'll wake up in our next destination and ready to explore it all.

Stay

Overnight Train

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Take a guided tour of Bangkok's Royal Palace and feed the fish in the local klongs (canals)

    THB 850

DAY 3 - Overnight Train to Khao Sok via Surat Thani

Overnight Train to Surat Thani

Surat Thani

Good morning train goers! While you were catching up on your beauty sleep, we were transporting you to Surat Thani, less than 2-hours from the paradise that is Khao Sok. Grab some breakfast before we hit the road – you’re going to need the fuel for the fun and frolics that lay ahead.

Khao Sok

Tree top accommodation amidst the jungle of Khao Sok - don't mind if we do! After you’ve settled into this new treehouse life the day is yours to explore the lush Khao Sok National Park. Swim, take a canoe tour or just max relax under a canopy of swaying trees. It’s a tough life.

Stay

Jungle Tree House Special Stay (or similar)

DAY 4 - Khao Sok

Khao Sok

Hopefully the birds wake you nice and early this morning - we've got a solid day of exploring coming up. First on the agenda is a long tail boat ride across Cheow Larn Lake where we'll lose ourselves in the beauty of the limestone cliffs and surrounding wilderness. After lunch we'll stay on the watercraft theme, hopping on a bamboo raft that will take us to the incredible views of Pakarang Caves. Later you can choose to go kayaking, hiking or swimming, then we’ll seal off the day with a squad dinner, sleeping away the night’s hours on our floating raft accommodation.”

Stay

Floating Raft Special Stay

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Canoe Experience

  • Cheow Larn Lake Cruise

DAY 5 - Khao Sok to Krabi

Khao Sok

Today we transit from one paradise found to another. Waving goodbye to our jungle setting, we head off in search of the ocean-side village of Krabi.

Krabi

By early afternoon we'll be slipping into the island lifestyle of Krabi. For some of us, cocktails and coconuts poolside will be high priority; for others, a poke around the markets and a swim in the ocean overlooking Thailand's iconic vista of islands will be the call of the day. No matter how you choose to kick it, the good times are guaranteed.

Stay

Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort (or similar)

DAY 6 - Krabi

Krabi

Smiles will be broad over breakfast this morning as we settle in for another day in Krabi. A half day cruise of the islands and Rai Lei beach is up for grabs, if you can drag yourself away from pool hangs at our hotel. Either way, a bit of swimsuit action and water submersion is pretty much a given.

Stay

Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Enjoy a day out on a boat in Krabi with swimming and snorkelling

    THB 2400

DAY 7 - End Krabi

Krabi

Our trip finishes today. Saying goodbye to Thailand won't be easy, but these memories of beautiful beaches, adventures and delicious Thai food will stay in our hearts and memories forever.

Southern Thai Highlights (From April 2022)

2 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Canoe Experience
  • Cheow Larn Lake Cruise

2 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Take a guided tour of Bangkok's Royal Palace and feed the fish in the local klongs (canals) THB 850
  • Enjoy a day out on a boat in Krabi with swimming and snorkelling THB 2400

Where You'll Stay

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    Jungle Tree Houses

    1 night

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    Ao Nang Cliff Beach Resort

    Krabi, Thailand

    Located on the pure white sands of Krabi’s ‘Long Beach’, this dreamy resort includes a beach bar, infinity pool, and a delicious Thai restaurant overlooking the sea

    2 nights

  • 6 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    3 nights in Hotel, 1 night in Overnight Train, 1 night in Special Stay - Tree House, 1 night in Special Stay - Floating Cabin

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