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Southern Thailand Sojourn
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Until Jan 18 From Jan 18

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, where tigers still roam, or laze in a riverside hammock. This is your trip—so tread your own path. With an expert 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.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 100%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: ATSS.B/201457
  • Starts: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finishes: Koh Tao, Thailand
You will Visit
  • Bangkok
  • Surat Thani
  • Khao Sok
  • Ko Pha Ngan
  • Koh Tao

Itinerary

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Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive in Bangkok at any time.

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Day 2: Bangkok/Surat Thani

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.

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Day 3: Surat Thani/Khao Sok

Discover the natural beauty of the area with an excursion to Lake Cheow Lan. Opt to go hiking or swimming in Khao Sok National Park.
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.

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Day 4: Khao Sok/Ko Pha Ngan

Travel across southern Thailand to Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand. Enjoy a free afternoon on the island.
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.

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Day 5: Ko Pha Ngan

Enjoy a free day to explore the island's waterfalls, swim in lagoons, hike, or relax on the beach.

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Day 6: Ko Pha Ngan/Koh Tao

Hop on a ferry to laid-back 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.

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Day 7: Koh Tao

Enjoy an included full-day snorkelling trip.

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Day 8: Koh Tao

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.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • 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
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (5 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), simple bungalow (1 nt)
    • 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches
    Transport
    • Train, local bus, air-con bus, boat, tuk tuk, songthaew, taxi, ferry
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore bustling Bangkok
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of Khao Sok NP
  • Relax on the white-sand beaches of Koh Samui and Koh Tao
  • Spot coral and marine life while snorkelling


Reviews (10)
Joyce N Posted on: 

Brilliant adventure! Something more than the ordinary package tour holiday, as it gets you in touch with more of the traditional customs of the country.

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Ray L Posted on: 

This tour was great and provided a good feel for the Thailand cultural experience.

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Catherine L Posted on: 

The tour was loads of fun, we met some very interesting people and had adventures we probablly would have missed had we gone by ourselves.

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Leslie L Posted on: 

The tour leader Mr. Yao was tremendously hepful. Myself and a few others wished to spend an extra day in Koh Tao, with the snorkling and beauty there, and he was extremely helpful in assisting us.

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Ellen B Posted on: 

The south was a lovely area of Thailand. the islands were stunning, especially Koh Tao. The Khao Sok National Park was breathtaking and I saw the most amazing sunset ever as we were travelling back across the lake by longtail boat.

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Stephen F Posted on: 

It was an amazing tour. It was exactly what we were looking for. It helped us learn about the culture and lifestyle of Thailand and see many gorgeous things.

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Stephanie D Posted on: 

I was extremely impressed with the tour! It was real and our guide was helpful. We were lucky as we had a small group that got along great!

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Sandra M Posted on: 

I love Tui and she was wonderful in every way, just like a mother figure which I needed b/c I was sick with food poisoning. She even put tiger balm under my nose to revive me! I love her!

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Louise H Posted on: 

Excellent and memorable. Thailand is a brillant place and we will be going back. Well done

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Edward K Posted on: 

A great holiday - gives an insight into Thai culture, a look at amazing rain forest scenery and beautiful beaches.

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