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Explore Southern Thailand

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 8 Days | Round-trip Bangkok
  • Group Size: Max 16

Trip Details

 

This compact journey will introduce you to the idyllic beaches, jungle-clad islands, and vibrant culture of southern Thailand. Head to the tropical isle of Ko Samui to hike through the jungle, stretch out on the beach, and snorkel emerald lagoons. Then set off from the white sands of Krabi to explore caves, sea cliffs, and mangroves by kayak and long-tail boat.

Trip Highlights

    • Cross the scenic Krabi River and explore its caves aboard a long-tail boat.
    • Take your seat on a tricycle tuk-tuk to be whisked through villages, rice fields, and rubber plantations.
    • Kayak and snorkel along the islands of Koh Madsum and Koh Tan.
    • Go on a jungle trek and unwind on white-sand beaches.

Itinerary - 8 Days

Day 1 — Bangkok

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Day 2 — Ko Samui

Catch a flight to the tropical island of Ko Samui. Settle in at our resort hotel. This afternoon, opt to catch a tuk tuk to the beach or visit the town. (1B)

Days 3 & 4 — Ko Samui/Khao Sok

Embark on a boat tour to the islands of Koh Madsum and Koh Tan. Enjoy a local lunch on the beach and opt to kayak or snorkel. The next day catch the ferry back to the mainland and drive to Anurak Community lodge, located just outside Khao Sok National Park. Surrounded by lush rainforest, the lodge focuses on environmental sustainability and working with the local community. This evening, we take a rainforest walk with a community elder and enjoy a local campfire dinner under the canopy. (2B, 1L, 1D)

Day 5 — Khao Sok

Today is free to relax at the lodge or enjoy a walk along the trails. Opt to enjoy various jungle activities. (1B)

Days 6 & 7 — Khao Sok/Krabi

Cross the Krabi River with a local guide by traditional long-tail boat, visiting caves and mangroves. Then jump in tricycle tuk-tuks to explore local communities and rural industries, including a rubber plantation. See tree tapping, rice fields, and a batik workshop. Learn about the culture and daily life of the rural villagers of southern Thailand. The next day, opt to visit spas and relax, rent kayaks, or snorkel. (2B)

Day 8 — Bangkok

Return to bustling Bangkok, arriving at the airport in the late afternoon. (1B)

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Dates

2017
  • Mar 05 - 12, 2017
  • Mar 05 - 12, 2017
  • Mar 19 - 26, 2017
  • Mar 19 - 26, 2017
  • May 07 - 14, 2017
  • May 07 - 14, 2017
  • Jun 04 - 11, 2017
  • Jun 04 - 11, 2017
  • Jun 18 - 25, 2017
  • Jun 18 - 25, 2017
  • Jul 09 - 16, 2017
  • Jul 09 - 16, 2017
  • Jul 23 - 30, 2017
  • Jul 23 - 30, 2017
  • Aug 20 - 27, 2017
  • Aug 20 - 27, 2017
  • Sep 03 - 10, 2017
  • Sep 03 - 10, 2017
  • Oct 08 - 15, 2017
  • Oct 08 - 15, 2017
  • Nov 05 - 12, 2017
  • Nov 05 - 12, 2017
  • Nov 19 - 26, 2017
  • Nov 19 - 26, 2017
  • Dec 10 - 17, 2017
  • Dec 10 - 17, 2017
  • Dec 24 - 31, 2017
  • Dec 24 - 31, 2017
  • Dec 31, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
  • Dec 31, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
2018
  • Jan 07 - 14, 2018
  • Jan 07 - 14, 2018
  • Jan 21 - 28, 2018
  • Jan 21 - 28, 2018
  • Feb 04 - 11, 2018
  • Feb 04 - 11, 2018
  • Feb 18 - 25, 2018
  • Feb 18 - 25, 2018
  • Mar 04 - 11, 2018
  • Mar 04 - 11, 2018
  • Mar 18 - 25, 2018
  • Mar 18 - 25, 2018
  • Apr 22 - 29, 2018
  • Apr 22 - 29, 2018
  • May 06 - 13, 2018
  • May 06 - 13, 2018
  • May 20 - 27, 2018
  • May 20 - 27, 2018
  • Jun 03 - 10, 2018
  • Jun 03 - 10, 2018
  • Jun 17 - 24, 2018
  • Jun 17 - 24, 2018
  • Jul 08 - 15, 2018
  • Jul 08 - 15, 2018
  • Jul 22 - 29, 2018
  • Jul 22 - 29, 2018
  • Aug 05 - 12, 2018
  • Aug 05 - 12, 2018
  • Aug 19 - 26, 2018
  • Aug 19 - 26, 2018
  • Sep 02 - 09, 2018
  • Sep 02 - 09, 2018
  • Sep 16 - 23, 2018
  • Sep 16 - 23, 2018
  • Oct 07 - 14, 2018
  • Oct 07 - 14, 2018
  • Nov 04 - 11, 2018
  • Nov 04 - 11, 2018
  • Nov 18 - 25, 2018
  • Nov 18 - 25, 2018
  • Dec 09 - 16, 2018
  • Dec 09 - 16, 2018
  • Dec 23 - 30, 2018
  • Dec 23 - 30, 2018

Trip Cost

Price From

$1,749

Contact Us: 1-800-281-2354

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Cost Details

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $779

What's Included

Arrival transfer, internal flights, transport between destinations and to/ from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary. Optional activities such as snorkeling, the jeep tour, and spa visits are at an additional cost.

Accommodations
Comfortable, mid-range hotels (7 nights)

Meals Included
7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner. Allow an additional $110–145 for meals not included.

Transportation
Private bus, minivan, tuk-tuk, boat, walking, plane

Optional Experience

You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.