Thailand Island Hopping

9 days,Bangkok to Bangkok

Explore picturesque islands, relax as you sail the waters of southern Thailand, snorkel amongst the colourful marine life, wander quiet beaches and enjoy the scenery

Relax under swaying palm trees then jump into crystal-clear waters—spend time island-hopping through the best of Southern Thailand's islands. The itinerary changes seasonally but you'll get a memorable experience no matter what time of year you visit. Snorkel the warm waters and meet the friendly locals while enjoying this tropical paradise. Get geared up for adventure or unwind on the islands’ beaches—it’s your choice.

What's Included

  • West Coast Itinerary: Koh Klang village tour. Snorkel trip. Local island homestay. Free time on spectacular beaches. East Coast Itinerary: Snorkel trip. Free time on spectacular beaches. Internal flights.
  • West Coast: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner. East Coast: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch. (Allow USD150-200 for meals not included.)
  • West Coast: Hotel (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt), simple guesthouses (4 nts, fan-cooled), homestay (1 nt), camping (1 nt). East Coast: Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts, with air-con), sleeper train (1 nt).
  • Train, local bus, air-con bus/minivan, longtail boat, ferry, plane.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12

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Itinerary Notes

Please Note: Due to monsoon season on the west coast, we will run an alternate itinerary to islands on the east coast from May through October. See itinerary details below and take note of time of year you're travelling.

Day 1 Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Koh Klang (1B)

After a short flight to Krabi, head to the homestay on Koh Klang. Visit a local government-supported project to help build local communities, then relax and soak in the southern Thai culture.

Days 3-4 Krabi (2B)

Travel by private boat to Ao Nang Beach. From here, opt to sunbathe, kayak, snorkel or dive. In the evening, enjoy the bars and restaurants in the area.

Day 5 Koh Phai (Bamboo Island) (1B,1L,1D)

Take a private longtail boat to Koh Phai (Bamboo Island). Enjoy camping here for the night with the beautiful beaches and stunning coral reefs around the island. Enjoy an included snorkelling trip en route.

Day 6 Railay Beach (1B)

Stay one night in a guesthouse on Railay Beach. This area boasts plenty of activities such as sea kayaking, diving, snorkelling, jungle trekking, cooking, whitewater rafting and quad biking. Feel free to lounge on the beach, too.

Day 7 Krabi (1B)

Enjoy lively Ao Nang Beach in Krabi for one more night in the south. Opt to watch the sunset on the beach.

Day 8 Krabi/Overnight Train (1B)

After a lazy beach morning, transfer to the train station for an overnight train to Bangkok.

Day 9 Bangkok

Arrive Bangkok station in the morning. Trip ends on arrival. We highly recommend booking pre- or post-accommodation to fully enjoy this vibrant city.

Day 1 Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

Days 2-3 Koh Samui (2B)

Catch a flight to the tropical island of Koh Samui. Relax on the beach or visit the bustling little town. Opt for a snorkeling trip in Ang Thong Marine Park.

Day 4-5 Koh Phangan (2B)

Take a ferry to nearby Koh Phangnan, with time to explore the island's waterfalls, swim in lagoons, hike or relax. If you're there at the right time, you can enjoy the island's famous Full Moon Party.

Day 6-8 Koh Tao (3B,1L)

Take another ferry to Koh Tao, a haven for scuba diving and snorkelling. Included snorkelling from Koh Tao through Koh Nang Yuan. Enjoy the sea by day and a cocktail or two at night. On Day 8, travel by ferry back to the mainland and take an overnight train back to Bangkok.

Day 9 Bangkok

Arrive Bangkok station in the morning. Trip ends on arrival. We highly recommend booking pre- or post-accommodation to fully enjoy this vibrant city.

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