Southern Thailand Sojourn

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Bangkok to Koh Tao

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

From Bangkok nightclubs that never close to laid-back beachside drinks on Koh Tao and Koh Phangan, experience the energy of southern Thailand. Hike through the magnificent lowland rainforest of Khao Sok National Park or laze in a riverside hammock. This is your trip — so tread your own path. With an expert Chief Experience Officer (CEO) leading the way, you're free to snorkel beautiful coral reefs or work on your tan. Enjoy the best of the beachside sun and backpacker nightlife in eight amazing days.

What’s included

  • Carte Blanche: Bangkok
  • Street food crawl
  • Lake Cheow Larn excursion
  • Full-day snorkelling trip (Koh 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 beach of koh tao
  • Spot coral and marine life while snorkelling

Itinerary

Day 1 Bangkok Arrive in Bangkok at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Bangkok/Surat Thani (1B) Get to know Thailand's capital. Check out Wat Pho and the Grand Palace, get a Thai massage, or explore the klongs on a boat tour before an overnight train. Enjoy a street food crawl with the group and CEO either today or another day on tour. Included Activities: Street Food Crawl Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00-13.00 hours)
Day 3 Surat Thani/Khao Sok (1L) Khao Sok is a diverse area of natural beauty, a perfect place for people who want to hike and get out there in nature or those that just want to chill out in a hammock by the riverside watching monkeys take their afternoon bath. As entry to Khao Sok NP is included for the day, you can opt for a trek in the park after checking in this afternoon. The park entrance is a short walk from the hotel, as is the main stretch of restaurants and bars in town. Included Activities: Lake Cheow Lan Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Khao Sok/Koh Pha Ngan (1B) Travel to Koh Phangan, known for its epic parties. Explore the island and its beaches by day and dive into the nightlife when the sun goes down. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s)) Ferry (2.50 hour(s)) Songthaew (0.25 hour(s))
Day 5 Koh Pha Ngan Enjoy a free day to explore the island's waterfalls, swim in lagoons, hike, or relax on the beach.
Day 6 Koh Pha Ngan/Koh Tao During the past 10 years, the reputation of Koh Tao's natural beauty, especially its marine life and coral reefs, has spread the world over and the number of paradise seekers and divers increased rapidly. It's become one of the major dive sites in Thailand, attracting beginners and professionals alike. The island today, though still remaining a unique paradise, caters to all tastes and budgets. Transport: Ferry (1.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
Day 7 Koh Tao (1B, 1L) Enjoy an included full-day snorkelling trip. Included Activities: Koh Tao Snorkelling
Day 8 Koh Tao (1B) Depart at any time. Want to take the hassle out of getting back to Bangkok? Book the Bangkok Express, a two-day post-tour Extra. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book. Additional Notes: Add the “Bangkok Express: Koh Tao to Bangkok” to your adventure and make your way back to bustling Bangkok with the guidance of a CEO. This nifty post-tour Extra includes a ferry to the mainland where you’ll board an overnight train to Bangkok arriving in the city early the next morning. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book. Included Activities: Departure Day
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