Explore Southern Thailand

National Geographic Journeys, Bangkok to Bangkok

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Seek out the laid-back culture and welcoming people of southern Thailand on an eight-day sojourn. Take your time enjoying the hotspots of Ko Samui and Krabi. Stroll the beaches, trek through lush rain forest while staying at an eco-lodge, and snorkel crystalline waters. Whether exploring pristine islands on a private long-tail boat or navigating traditional villages in a tricycle tuk-tuk, experience a side of this popular region that few travellers know.

What’s included

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Kao Thep Pitak Farm and Culinary Experience, Ban Ta Khun Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Rainforest Eco-Walk & Dinner, Khao Sok Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Krabi Village Excursion, Krabi
  • Arrival transfer
  • Ko Mat Sum and Ko Tan Excursion
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Cross krabi river on a traditional long-tail boat
  • Explore rural thailand on tricycle tuk tuks
  • Relax and enjoy a thai massage at a spa


Day 1 Bangkok You will be met on arrival at Bangkok Airport and transferred to your hotel. You are welcome to arrive at any time on day 1, but please note that hotel check-in time is 14:00. Additional Notes: This is a very laid back trip with lots of free time to enjoy Thailand's beautiful south beaches and jungles or choose to take some optional activities. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75-1.50 hours)
Day 2 Bangkok/Ko Samui (1B) Lying off of Thailand’s east coast in the Gulf of Thailand, Ko Samui offers everything you could possibly want in a seaside retreat: white sandy beaches, coconut palms, fresh seafood, and warm, clear waters. Our hotel is located at the vibrant and exciting "Chaweng" district, walking distance to restaurants, entertainment spots and shopping. Catch a tuk tuk to the various beaches close to our hotel. Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Ko Samui (1B, 1L) Transfer by traditional longtail boat to Ko Mat Sum and enjoy morning kayaking along the stunning coastline. Return to the beach for a delicious buffet lunch. Afterwards, stretch out on a deck chair or, for the more active, head out on a sea kayak, go snorkelling, or explore this magnificent island. Later, continue to Ko Tan for more island activities. Included Activities: Ko Mat Sum and Ko Tan Excursion
Day 4 Ko Samui/Khao Sok (1B, 1L, 1D) Khao Sok is a stunning location with one of the oldest evergreen rainforests in the world, surrounded by limestone karst cliffs. Included Activities: Kao Thep Pitak Farm and Culinary Experience Rainforest Eco-Walk & Dinner Transport: Ferry (1.50-2.00 hours) Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
Day 5 Khao Sok (1B) Today is free to relax at the lodge or enjoy a walk along the trails. Opt to partake in various jungle activities.
Day 6 Khao Sok/Krabi (1B) Stay close to the beach and enjoy some of the beautiful scenic views that have made southern Thailand so famous. In the evening, grab a cocktail and relax at the pool. Your CEO will fill you in on all the other interesting options that are available in the area. This is the perfect place to get active or simply chill out and relax. Our resort is located a short distance by tuk tuk to Aonang Beach and Noppharat Thara Beach. Enjoy the resort’s excellent facilities including restaurant and bars, three large outdoor swimming pools, and rejuvenating spa (additional cost). Included Activities: Krabi Village Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)
Day 7 Krabi (1B) Enjoy the day to relax in paradise. Opt to catch a tuk tuk to Ao Nang Beach, visit spas, rent kayaks, or snorkel. Discover the idyllic beaches of the Phi Phi islands by pre-booking the Phi Phi Island Tour by Speed Boat day trip.
Day 8 Krabi/Bangkok (1B) Today we return to bustling Bangkok. The tour ends at Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok Airport). Please note: your flight must not depart earlier than 15:00 on this day. Included Activities: Departure Day Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s))