Island Hopper Group Adventure Tour | 18 Days | from BANGKOK, THAILAND

$1,526.00

  • A once in a lifetime group experience which will show you many different sides of Thailand!
  • We’ll greet you at the airport right off your flight and introduce you to your new travel buddies.
  • You’ll spend an amazing few weeks getting to see the best of South Thailand as we visit eight very different locations; from Bangkok to Khao Sok National Park, then the amazing Islands of Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, Phi Phi & Phuket as well as Railay Beach.
  • All transport, accommodation and activities included.
  • From day one, we’ll make sure that you make the most of your time in the Land of Smiles!
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Thailand Island Hopping Itinerary

DAY 1
THAI-LAND!

When you land, we pick you up at the airport and take you directly to your hotel. You have a free day to get to know your group and get settled. In the evening we go out on the infamous Khao San Road for drinks.

DAY 2
CRUISE BANGKOK

See the capital by the water as we travel by longtail boat along the Chao Phraya River, you’ll explore Bangkok and experience some of Thailand’s heritage. We visit two prestigious temples – Wat Arun and Wat Pho, to see the very impressive giant, gold reclining Buddha statue. The rest of the day is free for exploring, you may want to try some of the famous shopping in Bangkok as its known for being notoriously cheap. Remember to always try and barter with the street vendors, you can sometimes get as much as 50% off the original price! Then in the evening, we meet again for dinner, drinks and more group bonding.

DAY 3
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

Try a traditional Thai massage before we travel overnight on the train down south, and swap the hustle and bustle of Bangkok for the tranquil lakes of Khao Sok National Park – situated in the Surat Thani province of Thailand.

DAY 4
KHAO SOK FLOATING BUNGALOWS

Head to our floating bungalows on a longtail boat whilst stopping along the way for a quick dip and dive. Try your hand at some kayaking or chill with a beer in a tube in front of the stunning backdrop of this limestone mountain range. We’ll be staying in floating bungalows on a fresh-water lake surrounded by rainforest which looks like something out of Jurassic Park!

DAY 5
ARRIVE IN KOH PHANGAN, BOTTLE BEACH

Wake up early on the lake and enjoy a spot of breakfast before we head to Koh Phangan. When we arrive we go straight to a secluded paradise beach, Bottle Beach. Our favourite beach in the world. It is quiet, amazingly beautiful, only accessible by boat and to make it better, we pretty much get the whole place to ourselves and stay in beach huts overlooking the ocean. Relax here for the rest of the afternoon, enjoy a bit of volleyball, sunbathing or swimming. In the evening we can enjoy dinner and some cocktails on the beach next to a camp fire with our own private fire show.

DAY 6
MUAY THAI LESSON

A nice chilled wake up to the sound of waves rolling on the beach. You will have a free morning to make the most of your surroundings. You can go kayaking, play volleyball, top up the tan, go trekking to view points or catch up on some sleep. We are picked up early afternoon and taken to a local gym to try your hand at a bit of Muay Thai boxing, Thailand’s national sport. After we head to our awesome accommodation at Echo Beach backpackers where we will spend the final two nights. We will arrange a time to meet for dinner and jump in a taxi to Haad Rinn where you will discover more beach bars for those who fancy a few drinks.

DAY 7
ISLAND BOAT TRIP

Today we embark on a voyage around Koh Phangan. We spend the day taking in the amazing tropical island scenery, stop for some snorkelling at the coolest hotspots and visit Than Sadet waterfall (seasonal). In the evening we head to one of the best local restaurants on the island for some food and a few drinks to cap a great few days on Koh Phangan.

DAY 8
HEAD TO KOH TAO

On day 8 we will catch the ferry over to Koh Tao or ‘Turtle Island’ where we will spend the next 3 nights or 4 days (Recently voted ‘Best Island in S.E. Asia’ in a Trip Advisor survey). We stay in town, 5 mins from the beautiful Sairee beach.

DAY 9
KOH NANGYUAN DAY TRIP

Today we organise a boat round from Koh Tao to the adjoining and amazingly beautiful island of Koh Nang Yuan.  Here we can snorkel in the Japanese gardens and trek up to the viewpoint to get some post card pics of the adjoining beaches and bays. After we head back to Koh Tao we will have some free time before meeting for dinner and jumping on the famous Koh Tao Pub Crawl!

DAY 10
ACTION/RELAXATION

Today you have some free time to experience the bits of Koh Tao you most want to do. You can relax on the beach or go shopping in town, alternatively, you could try one of Koh Tao’s many activities like scuba diving, trapeze, rock climbing, water sports or free diving. Of course, any optional activities will come at an extra cost but if you would like us to arrange these or an open water dive course (which would take up all 3 days) we are happy to do so.

DAY 11
KOH TAO & NIGHT BOAT

Today we have another free day to soak up some rays or get active. We will arrange a taxi round to Tanote Bay, one of our favourite spots on the island for those who want to have a nice chilled beach day. In the evening we will jump on the night ferry over to the mainland where we are picked up by our private minibus (with tunes & DVD player) and taken over to the West coast and our next stop, the idyllic Railay Bay.

DAY 12
RAILAY BAY, KRABI

Railay Bay is a lovely spot on the West Coast which is technically part of the mainland but cut off by mountains meaning you can only get there by boat so it still has that ‘island feel’. When we arrive we will get checked in and have some free time to relax by the pool or explore the beaches and bays of the area. As with most of our destinations, Railay has a decent nightlife so those of you who want to check it out are able to do so.

DAY 13
KAYAKING & VIEW POINT

Today we will take some kayaks out from the beach and explore the area by sea! The limestone formations make for some great exploring and even better photos.  We can also take a trek to the viewpoint and the lagoon today if you are feeling extra active. Those of you who want even more of an adrenaline rush can opt for some optional rock climbing which as with some of the activities in Koh Tao will cost extra but we are happy to arrange.  In the evening we can again head out for some dinner and drinks and take a look at the famous Railay fire show at Last Bar.

DAY 14
PHI PHI ISLANDS

In the morning we jump on the ferry over to Phi Phi Islands, now famous due to it being where they filmed ‘The Beach’. Beautiful surroundings and a buzzing backpacker scene. Today we will have some time after we check in to get settled and check out the town and the beach.

DAY 15
MAYA BAY BOAT TRIP

Today we take you on a sunset boat trip round the islands, we stop at Maya Bay (Where they actually filmed ‘The Beach’), monkey island and the Viking caves as well as for some snorkelling in Phi Phi’s emerald waters. Lunch is included on the boat and after sun set we go swimming with the phosphorescence (really cool glow in the dark plankton).  Carry the party on through the night at some of Phi Phis lively beach bars if you wish but make sure you are up in time the next day for another boat to our final stop.

DAY 16
PHUKET

On day 16 we hop on the island boat over to Phuket, the largest of the Thai islands where we finish the trip. In the evening we will explore the wonders of Phuket & Patong or take some party Tuk Tuks as we celebrate the final two nights of an awesome trip!

DAY 17
INDOOR SURFING

Today we will take you to a surf shack with a difference. This place has really cool indoor wave machines which even those who have never thought about surfing will find fun. If you’re already a good surfer you’ll be mixing it with the pros in no time.

DAY 18
CHILLED CHECKOUT

Today we say goodbye but we can help you sort out all of your onward travel whether it’s back to Bangkok for a flight home or the next leg of your Thailand adventure!

What's Included?

Includes
• Airport pick-up
• 17 Nights’ accommodation
• Bangkok River Cruise
• Visit two historical temples
• Experience Bangkok nightlife
• Tuk Tuk ride
• Thai massage
• Overnight train
• Visit Khao Sok National Park
• Go kayaking and explore caves
• Stay in floating bungalows
• Boat trip to Koh Nang Yaun
• Snorkel at some of Thailand’s best spots
• Spend a day and night on Bottle Beach
• Muay Thai Boxing
• Waterfall visit
• Three evening meals and several lunches
• Beach BBQ
• Beach parties
• Koh Tao Pub Crawl discount pass
• 10 days of island hopping
• Boat trips to Maya Bay (The Beach), around Phangan and Koh Tao
• Viewpoint treks
• Party Tuk Tuk night life tour of Phuket
• All transport around and accommodation in Bangkok, Khao Sok, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, Railay Beach, Koh Phi Phi & Phuket
• Optional scuba diving, rock climbing & water skiing/wake boarding (additional cost)

Excludes
• Flights
Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
• Scuba diving courses
• Rock climbing lessons
• Water Ski-ing/Wake Boarding

Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit online via South East Asia Backpacker.
  • This deposit is fully refundable if you wish to cancel up until 48 hours before the start of the activity.
  • For cancellations made fewer than 48 hours before the start of the activity there is no refund available.
  • You can request a change of date at any time, free of additional charges.
  • Date changes are entirely down to the availability of the operator and nothing to do with South East Asia Backpacker. 
  • If your date change is not agreed, as long as it is within 48 hours of the start date you originally made your booking for, your deposit can be refunded in full if you wish to cancel.
  • The remaining payment for the experience is payable directly to the operator.
  • The operator can request the remaining payment via an online payment link or upon arrival at the destination.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the operator, is based on the terms and conditions of the operator, over which South East Asia Backpacker have no control.
  • Please see our customer terms and conditions for more information.

Operator

Tru Travels

The South East Asia Backpacker Community have tried and tested adventures across the region and handpicked a selection of only the BEST companies to work with.

Why we chose Tru Travels

Tru Travels was founded by two English backpackers, Mark and Joe, who wanted to share some of the amazing experiences that they’d had whilst backpacking in Southeast Asia with others. We (Nikki) first met them 10 years ago on the little island of Koh Phangan in South Thailand, when their travel company was just a dream.

Nowadays, their tours are some of the best-loved group trips on the planet and they receive hundreds of 5-star reviews every day! Their success is 100% down to the fact that their tours are made by travellers, for travellers!

At the end of an adventure with Tru Travels, people tell them that they have just had some of the best weeks of their lives! This really is the number one goal of Tru Travels and why they set up the company in the first place – to give people the time of their lives!

Tru Travels firmly believe that travel can not only change peoples lives for the better, but it also has the potential to change the world! Countless times they say they have seen people change for the better in many ways after a travel adventure, be it: opening their eyes and minds to new cultures and ways of thinking, curing previously incurable shyness, developing new social skills, discovering hidden talents, picking up new hobbies or even seeing the world in a more positive and happy light!

Travel is, without a doubt, the university of life. But it’s not just the travellers whose lives have the potential to be changed; the local people, the communities we travel within, the environment and the world at large can also benefit from the travel industry if the people and companies involved do it right.

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