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Thai Island Hopper West

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The one that will convince you to go west, visiting long-time faves like Koh Phi Phi, Krabi & more…

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  • Duration

    8 days

  • Places

    3 places

  • Meals

    7 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Mini-Coach + Ferry

  • Group Size

    Average 24 people

  • Team

    Experienced Trip Manager and Local Guides

Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Krabi

Thai Island Hopper West

7 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Experience the colourful energy of Phuket's famed Bangla Road
  • Included ferry ride to the island of Phi Phi
  • Island orientation tour with your Trip Manager
  • Watch the sunset over Andaman Sea from the highest viewpoint on the island
  • Ferry from Koh Phi Phi to Krabi
  • See the iconic limestone karsts of the Thai islands
  • Head to the well known beach of Ao Nang

3 Free Time Add-Ons

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

  • Day on the Bay 1700THB
  • Phang Nga Discovery Cruise 2200 THB
  • Scale the beachside cliffs of Krabi with a half day rock climbing experience 900 THB

Where I'll Stay?

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  • 7 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    7 nights in Hotel

    3 and 4-star hotels are the name of the game. We like to keep it intrepid, but there's no compromise on comfort.

About this trip

You've seen The Beach, you've dreamt of limestone islands, & you've lusted after Thai food since before you were born. Now you're ready for the real deal, to witness this paradise with your own two eyes. We'll float you from Phuket to Koh Phi-Phi to Krabi, introducing you to nightlife and island vibes like nowhere else on earth. 

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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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Map & Itinerary

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  • End location
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  • River route
  • Plane route

Nights spent per location

  1. 2 2 nights

    Phuket

  2. 2 2 nights

    Koh Phi Phi

  3. 3 3 nights

    Krabi

  4. Phuket

DAY 1 - Arrive Phuket

Phuket

8-days of exotic lands and those much hyped perfect Thai beaches sit ahead of us. The high-on-life vibes will be inevitable as we join forces in Phuket, start getting acquainted and allow ourselves to start slipping into island time. Hotel hangs and pool time will be high on the agenda. 

Stay

Sawaddi Patong Hotel (or similar)

DAY 2 - Phuket

Phuket

Well good morning explorers, it's your first full day so time to get movin' and shakin'. If you'd rather take to Phuket Town and admire the Chinese influenced local architecture. Swing high or lay low, the choice is entirely yours. The bright lights and wild antics of Bangla Road can take things up a notch this evening, even a famous cabaret show!  

Stay

Sawaddi Patong Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Experience the colourful energy of Phuket's famed Bangla Road

DAY 3 - Phuket to Koh Phi Phi

Phuket

It's day three and 'mai pen rai - don't worry, be happy' is now pretty much the group mentality. Enjoy a lazy breakfast and catch some rays before we hit the Andaman Sea in search of one very famous beach... 

Koh Phi Phi

Arriving in Koh Phi Phi will leave you in a daze of love and happiness. More scenic than your wildest dreams, this island is home for the next few days. Glorious long salty days, balmy nights and endless ocean explorations are calling. Dine on the herb-filled rice salad with grated coconut that is khao yam, watch the sunset from Koh Phi Phi's highest vantage point, or stroll postcard beaches alongside playful monkeys.  Definitely an evening you won't be forgetting in a hurry. 

Stay

Bayview Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Included ferry ride to the island of Phi Phi

  • Island orientation tour with your Trip Manager

  • Watch the sunset over Andaman Sea from the highest viewpoint on the island

DAY 4 - Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi

The island is your playground and the day is yours to do whatever your heart desires. We're recommending our Day on the Bay Free Time Add-On - the perfect mix of island hopping, swimming and chillaxing. Afterwards, squeeze in one last beachside stroll with the flickering island lights as your backdrop, soaking up the island sounds and Pad Thai smells... this is what we call living.

Stay

Bayview Hotel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Day on the Bay

    1700THB

DAY 5 - Koh Phi Phi to Krabi

Koh Phi Phi

Although we're leaving Kho Phi Phi and heading to mainland Thailand today, our salty seadog spirit won't change a bit. The exotic paradise of Krabi is calling our names, and who are we to resist...

Krabi

This afternoon we'll soak in the small town feels of Ao Nang. Friendly locals, massage haunts, local markets and seaside cocktails can perfect your day like kaffir lime to a mojito. 

Stay

Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Ferry from Koh Phi Phi to Krabi

  • See the iconic limestone karsts of the Thai islands

DAY 6 - Krabi

Krabi

Back on the Thai mainland we'll take in the island vistas from the charming setting of Krabi. Maybe opt to do a half day rock climb or a speed boat cruise. Local markets, cheap massages & sunset cocktails can reward us from all these adventurous activities.

Stay

Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Head to the well known beach of Ao Nang

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Phang Nga Discovery Cruise

    2200 THB

DAY 7 - Krabi

Krabi

Rise and shine, you have a full free day to make the most of everything Krabi has to offer! Maybe explore the giant rainforest-covered boulders of Phi Phi, chillax on Railay beach, or take advantage of the optional rock climbing activity. Tonight is our last night together as a Contiki collective; best organise a team dinner and have one last evening of mischief.

Stay

Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Scale the beachside cliffs of Krabi with a half day rock climbing experience

    900 THB

DAY 8 - Krabi to Phuket

Krabi

After one final morning in paradise it's back on the coach to Phuket where our paradise adventure comes to an end. Have one final love-in with your travel fam, then take our transfer either to the airport or back to our start hotel.

Phuket

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What health and hygiene protocols are in place on trip?

The health and wellbeing of everyone who travels with Contiki has been, and always will be, our top priority. That’s why we’ve rigorously evaluated our experiences, training and protocols to make sure we not only meet our travellers wellbeing expectations, but exceed them in every single way. We sought guidance from the World Health Organisation and government agencies, and, as members of the World Travel and Tourism Council, we’ve been involved in defining global protocols. Due to our diligent work during this time, we’ve been awarded the WTTC safe travels stamp - meaning we’re a business which has adopted global, standardised health and hygiene protocols. You can find details about how we’re prioritising your wellbeing when you travel with us here.

Are flights included in my trip?

International flights to/from the destination your trip starts and ends in are not included in the cost of the trip, and must be purchased separately. You can book these independently if you want to shop around for the best quote, or through your travel agent.

Any flights you take during your Contiki are included in the cost of your trip. On certain Asian trips we use planes to get you from A to B as quickly as possible, and all of this is included.

What documents do I need to travel?

Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter certain countries on your trip. In Asia, some visas – but not all – can be purchased at the border with US$ or local currency. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas that are required prior to the departure of your trip. Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip. Visa & other entry & exit conditions (such as currency, arrival/departure taxes, customs & quarantine regulations) do change regularly.
Your passport must have at least six months’ validity remaining when you arrive. Local immigration authorities may deny entry & deport people who do not meet this requirement, even if they intend on staying only for a short period. Important to consider:
1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged.
2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to
miss part of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience.
3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent before you leave home. Be aware that some visas can be purchased & arranged on arrival.
4. It is very important that the entry & exit dates are correct on the visa. Your travel agent will contact Contiki for full details. In these cases passport photos and US$ will be required and your Trip Manager will explain the process.

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our Asia trips, you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20kg (44lbs) – 15kg in India – plus one piece of hand luggage suitable as a carry-on for flights.

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. 
Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Local Guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

There are loads of great things to spend your money on while you’re in Asia – from a trip to an offshore island, to a special dinner or an outfit that you just can’t resist... So how much money should you bring?

Remember your trip already includes plenty of things such as breakfast every day, many meals, lots of sightseeing, guided tours & activities & much more


Before you travel, it’s a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a local taxi
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot
 
Remember, there’s a big budgetary difference between a country like Japan & a country like Thailand, so do your research.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

Contiki Asia is mostly hotel accommodation with great amenities like WiFi. We have also included accommodation that reflects Asian culture, too. Like a family-run Guest house in the Mekong, a traditional junk boat in Halong Bay & an authentic local guesthouse in Laos. At these Special Stays, take the time for a digital detox and soak in all of that natural beauty.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. From the Dhonk centre in India to the COPE visitor centre in Laos, our projects in Asia are all about giving something back. Find out more at https://www.contiki.com/uk/en/about/contiki-cares.

How do I pay for my Free Time Add Ons?

Free Time Add Ons in Asia are paid for in cash with local currency and USD only. Payments with other currencies (eg. AUD) or credit card cannot be accepted.

How do I redeem the % off deal?

Our great deals and offers are only in market for a limited time are subject to pay in full deadlines. If you cannot pay in full by the specified date shown alongside the offer/deal you can still  lock in the trip date of your choice at our Standard Price where normal payment terms of pay in full 45 days prior to your trip departing apply.  Visit the deals page for the full terms & conditions. Discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights that start or end your trip).