Southern Thailand Sojourn: Nightlife & National Parks

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Bangkok to Ko Tao

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Now's the time to explore southern Thailand on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Eat your way through Bangkok's street food scene, sleep it off between sipping beachside drinks on Ko Tao island, and hike through the magnificent lowland rainforest of Khao Sok National Park before lazing in a riverside hammock. These eight amazing days give you the best of southern Thailand with this mix of beachside sun and backpacker nightlife.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Kao Thep Pitak Community-Owned Farm & Meal, Ban Ta Khun Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Discover Moment: Bangkok
  • Street food crawl
  • Lake Cheow Larn excursion
  • Snorkelling trip (Ko Tao)
  • Beach time on Thai islands
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore bustling bangkok
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of khao sok national park
  • Relax on the white-sand beaches of ko tao and ko pha-ngan
  • Spot coral and marine life while snorkelling

Itinerary

Bangkok Arrive at any time. This evening, the famous Khao San Road is on the itinerary for your first night out. Explore this buzzing traveller hub with your CEO and check out the lively bars and dance parties that line the street. Grab a Thai beer or tea and connect with your fellow travellers. Don't forget to sample local delicacies, and try a deep fried scorpion if you dare!
Bangkok/Surat Thani Get on first-name basis with Thailand's capital city by bike with an optional bike tour. Today, you can check out Wat Pho and the Grand Palace, go for a street food crawl, relax with a Thai massage, or explore the klongs (canals) by boat before boarding the overnight train.
Surat Thani/Khao Sok See southern Thai hospitality in action with breakfast at G Adventures-supported Khao Thep Pitak Community-Owned Farm & Restaurant, where you can also meet other international visitors. Later on, go to Lake Cheow Lan where you can take in the views while hiking or swimming in the national park. Spend tonight falling asleep to the sweet sounds of the jungle. This area is known for its natural beauty. You know what that means: lots of chances for photos.
Khao Sok/Ko Pha Ngan Head across southern Thailand to find yourself in Pha-Ngan. Take the free afternoon to relax on the beach or by the pool — which will be easy since tonight, you'll be staying beachside or poolside in cozy bungalows. This area is known for its epic nightlife, whether or not there's a Full Moon Party. Make sure you don't miss the sunset. It'll be unforgettable.
Ko Pha Ngan There's no rush to leave Ko Pha Ngan. Use your second day here to catch up on anything you missed yesterday, like exploring the island's waterfalls, swimming in lagoons, going for a hike, or, hey, taking another day to relax beachside.
Ko Pha Ngan/Ko Tao Take the ferry to Ko Tao, a laid-back island known for snorkelling. This afternoon, put on your flippers to see a whole other world underwater. Going beneath the surface not your thing? Go the other way and climb up to the scenic view at Kho Nang Yuan View Point. Later tonight, make new friends at the Ko Tao Pub Crawl.
Ko Tao It's another free day in Ko Tao, perfect for relaxing away any remnants of last night. Soak up the sun beachside or make your way to any of the beach bars.
Ko Tao Today, it’s time to say goodbye to your group of newfound friends as the tour ends. Be sure to sneak in some last-minute photos and cheers before you head on your way. If booking a flight out of Ko Samui airport, make sure not to book one earlier than 11:00am.
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