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Travellers have been seeking out the south of Thailand for years for its laid-back culture and welcoming people. This compact one-week trip offers a convenient but unhurried way to see the hotspots of Koh Samui and Krabi and get a real feel for the south. And whether you choose to stroll its beaches, trek through its lush rainforest near our lodge there, or snorkel your way through its clear waters, there's no better way to experience southern Thailand.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: ATSNG/155180
  • Starts: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finishes: Krabi, Thailand
You will Visit
  • Bangkok

Itinerary

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Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
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.

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Day 2: Bangkok/Ko Samui

Catch a flight to the tropical island of Koh Samui, settle in at the resort hotel and relax at the pool bar. Opt to visit the Beach or town.
Lying off of Thailand's east coast in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh 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 tour our hotel.

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Day 3: Ko Samui

Embark on a private traditional longtail boat and travel off the tourist trail to the pristine islands of Koh Madsum and Koh Tan. Savour a local lunch on the beach and opt to enjoy included kayaking and snorkelling.
Transfer by traditional longtail boat to Koh Madsum 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 Koh Tan for more island activities.

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Day 4: Ko Samui/Khao Sok

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 guide and enjoy a campfire dinner under the canopy.
Khao Sok is a stunning location with one of the oldest evergreen rainforests in the world, surrounded by limestone karst cliffs.

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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.

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Day 6: Khao Sok/Krabi

This morning drive to Krabi. On arrival, cross the river by private longtail boat past mangroves forests, visiting the Khao Khanab Nam caves to view the prehistoric paintings and limestone formations. Later, on Koh Klang, jump in tricycle tuk-tuks to explore local communities and rural industries, including a rubber plantation to see tree tapping, rice fields and a batik workshop. Learn about the culture and daily life of rural southern Thailand villagers.
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).

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Day 7: Krabi

Enjoy the day to relax in paradise. Opt to catch a tuk tuk to Aonang Beach, visit spas, rent kayaks, or snorkel.

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Day 8: Krabi/Bangkok

Return to bustling Bangkok. The tour ends at the airport.
Today we return to bustling Bangkok. The tour ends at the airport in the mid-to-late afternoon.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Rainforest Eco-Walk & Dinner, Khao Sok National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Krabi Village Excursion, Krabi
    • Arrival transfer
    • Koh Madsum and Koh Tan Excursion
    • Kayak trip in Koh Mae Ko
    • Jungle trek to the green lagoon
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (7 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Private bus, minivan, boat, walking, plane
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Kayak along Koh Mae Ko
  • 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