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Explore Southern Thailand
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Travellers have been seeking out the south of Thailand for years for its perfect beaches, laid-back culture, and welcoming people. This compact one-week trip offers a convenient but unhurried way to see the southern hotspots of Koh Samui and Krabi. And whether you choose to stroll the beach after a spa morning, or kayak, trek, and snorkel your way through these inspiring naturescapes, theres no better way to experience southern Thailand.


Duration: 8 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Canoeing, Parks & Nature Reserves, Photography, Kayaking (unspecified), Wildlife, Multisport, Beer Tasting Physical rating: 2 - Light
Accommodation standard:   Moderate% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 155180
Starts: Bangkok, Thailand Finishes: Bangkok, Thailand
You will visit
  • Bangkok
  • Bangkok

Itinerary

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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 12:00 noon.

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

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Day 2: Bangkok/Ko Samui (1B)

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.

Transport:
Plane (1.00 hour(s))

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Day 3: Ko Samui (1B, 1L)

We transfer by boat to Ang Thong Marine National Park and enjoy morning kayaking along the stunning coastline of Koh Mae Ko. After landing on the beach you can try an easy but magnficient climb through the dense tropical forest and narrow ravines taking you up to the Talai Nai, or "Green Lagoon," with a spectacular island vista.

Return to the boat and cruise through the stunning scenery of the park while a delicious buffet lunch is served. Continue on to Tai Plao Island in the north of the Park and explore ancient limestone caves and rock formations along the coast by kayak. Later you can choose to return to the boat and sunbathe or snorkel before returning to Koh Samui.

Included Activities:
Ang Thong Marine National Park Boat Tour
Kayak Trip
Green Lagoon Jungle Trek

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Day 4: Ko Samui (1B)

Option to snorkel, enjoy a Thai massage, visit a spa, or take a jeep tour.

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Day 5: Ko Samui/Krabi (1B, 1D)

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).

Transport:
Plane (1.50 hour(s))

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Day 6: Krabi (1B)

This morning drive to Krabi. This afternoon, cross the river by typical long tail boat with our local guide, visiting caves and mangroves. Later, 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.

Included Activities:
Krabi Village Excursion

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Day 7: Krabi (1B)

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 (1B)

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

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Transport:
Plane (1.50 hour(s))

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Arrival transfer
    • Boat tour to Ang Thong Marine National Park
    • Kayak trip in Koh Mae Ko
    • Jungle trek to the green lagoon
    • Koh Klang cultural tuk tuk excursion
    • Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (7 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 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