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Southern Thai Highlights

(Until March 2022)

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

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  • Duration

    8 days

  • Places

    4 places

  • Meals

    7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch

  • Transport Style

    Private Coach + Ferry

  • Group Size

    Average 24 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager and Local Guides

Phuket, Khao Sok, Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi

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About this trip

This one touches down in Phuket before exploring the palm-studded beach paradise that is the south of Thailand. Experience riverside cottages in the lush jungle and live life through soft tropical island filters. After escaping to Koh Lanta for a spot of snorkelling and sunbathing, we'll repeat the paradise lifestyle on the legendary Koh Phi Phi.

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    For a limited time, reserve your space now with a deposit of only $99, pay the rest 45 days before departure

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  • Until March 2022

    Option 1

    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.

  • From April 2022

    Option 2

Map & Itinerary

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

Nights spent per location

  1. 1 1 night


  2. 2 2 nights

    Khao Sok

  3. 2 2 nights

    Koh Lanta

  4. 2 2 nights

    Koh Phi Phi

  5. Phuket

DAY 1 - Arrive Phuket


We'll meet up with our Contiki fam in sun-kissed Phuket, Thailand's largest island, and its most dizzyingly diverse. White & gold sands, cragged karst islands, azure waters and delicious Peranakan cooking make this the perfect launchpad for our Thai adventure.


Days Inn Patong Beach (or similar)

DAY 2 - Phuket to Khao Sok


After breakfast we'll make our way towards the beautiful Khao Sok.

Khao Sok

This afternoon is yours to explore this lush National Park - swim, tube in the river, or simply relax and soak up all that natural beauty.


The Cliff and River Jungle Resort (or similar)


  • Canoe Experience

  • Spend time on Thailand's largest island

  • Paddle past the limestone karsts of Khao Sok National Park in a canoe tour

  • Thai Cooking Class

  • Canoe Experience

  • Entrance to Khao Sok National Park

DAY 3 - Khao Sok

Khao Sok

Today we're taking to the water to explore even more of Khao Sok with an included cruise. Drifting through the otherworldy scenery - the limestone cliffs, the shimmering lake, the soaring forest - we'll feel like we're in paradise.


The Cliff and River Jungle Resort (or similar)


  • Cheow Larn Lake Cruise

DAY 4 - Khao Sok to Koh Lanta

Khao Sok

We're transferring by land and ferry today to the legendary island of Koh Lanta...

Koh Lanta

Ultimate tropical vibes await us on the charming island of Koh Lanta. Slipping contently into island life, we'll have time to snorkel, swim & bathe in the sun while sipping fresh coconut juice.


Lanta Casuarina Beach Resort (or similar)

DAY 5 - Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta

Stay on island time with a free day to do whatever makes you happy. If lying in a hammock gets old, you can explore the rich marine life in crystal clear waters surrounding the Koh Lanta coast.


Lanta Casuarina Beach Resort (or similar)


  • Visit the dogs and cats for adoption at the non-profit Lanta Animal Welfare and Rescue centre Koh Lanta

DAY 6 - Koh Lanta to Koh Phi Phi

Koh Lanta

See ya Koh Lanta, we're headed to yet another palm-fringed paradise.

Koh Phi Phi

Today we'll head to Koh Phi Phi, with its world-famous beaches, crystal clear waters and jaw-dropping rock formations. Relax on the soft sands by day, party on the beach by night if you're into that sort of thing. These buzzing islands have something for everyone.


Bayview Hotel

DAY 7 - Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi

Another day on these paradise isles, with bleached sand and sun-soaked vibes all over again. It's a hard life. The day is yours today to swim, snorkel, do watersports or simply kick back with a cocktail and a book and soak up the unique beauty of the Thai islands.


Bayview Hotel


  • Spend the day swimming, snorkelling and dancing through Phi Phi's stunning seascape


DAY 8 - Koh Phi Phi to Phuket

Koh Phi Phi

Our trip finishes today with a transfer back to Phuket.


Thailand, it's been emotional, we're sad to say goodbye - but we'll never forget your beauty, your charm, and your ridiculously delicious food.

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Where You'll Stay

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  • 7 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    6 nights in Hotel, 1 night in Riverside Cottage Special Stay

    Most nights see you snuggled up in comfy twin-share rooms in hotels. We've also lined up a Riverside Cottage stay in the lush Thai jungle. Not your average sleeps here!

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