This was my first time traveling alone and a friend of mine told me about contiki! I was so excited to choose a trip, and finally I decided on Thai Island Hopper West. I cannot begin to express what an AMAZING trip this was. Customer service was amazing, they helped me book the trip and figure out any last minute concerns. My flights went very smoothly. As I arrived to Thailand, my taxi who was set up through contiki was waiting for me right away. The first hotel was amazing, beautiful area and rooms. The first night we met out tour guide Nut. I am so forever grateful that he was our tour guide for the week. He truly cared about each and every one of us in the group. He put all of his energy and time into every little detail of the trip. He was very easy going and SO MUCH FUN!! He got along with everyone on the tour so well. Our second hotel was unreal. So beautiful and clean!! All of the free time add ons were very easy to arrange and Nut made sure everyone who wanted to do them were able to! Our third hotel was amazing as well. Perfect central location and views were amazing. All of our accommodations were perfect, as well as all of the included meals. As a solo traveler, I felt so safe and comfortable with my group and Nut. He made sure to keep an eye on everyone, and always was doing headcounts. The amount of free time I had balanced perfectly with the planned activities. All of the activities were also perfectly planned for us! Everything went so smoothly. I am forever grateful that I was able to have this experience as my first solo trip. I couldn’t ask for anything more! I made so many friends, our whole group became so close like family, including Nut!! This was the best decision I’ve made in a long time?? Thank you Nut, thank you Contiki??