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Thailand Island Hopping
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Relax under swaying palm trees then jump into crystal-clear waters spend time island-hopping through the best of southern Thailand's islands. The itinerary changes seasonally, but you'll get a memorable experience no matter what time of year you visit. Snorkel the warm waters and meet the friendly locals while enjoying this tropical paradise. Get geared up for adventure or unwind on the islands beaches its your choice.


Duration: 9 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Canoeing, Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Kayaking (unspecified), Wildlife, Multisport Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126298
Starts: Bangkok, Thailand Finishes: Bangkok, Thailand
You will visit
  • Bangkok
  • Bangkok

Itinerary

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Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Bangkok/Ko Samui (1B)

With tons to do in the area, spend the next couple of days enjoying this tropical paradise.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
Plane (1.00 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))

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Day 3: Ko Samui (1B)

Relax on the beach or visit the bustling little town. Opt for a snorkelling trip in Ang Thong Marine Park.

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Day 4: Ko Samui/Ko Pha Ngan (1B)

Take a ferry to nearby Koh Pha Ngan, with time to explore the island's waterfalls, swim in lagoons, hike, or relax. If it's the right time, opt to take part in the island's famous Full Moon Party.

Transport:
Transfer to the ferry terminal and board for the short ride to Koh Phangan.
Ferry (0.75 hour(s))

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Day 5: Ko Pha Ngan (1B)

With everything from yoga and meditation courses, natural beauty, and its famous full moon parties, Koh Phangan has something for everyone.

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Day 6: Ko Pha Ngan/Ko Tao (1B)

Travel to Koh Tao, in English known as ‘turtle island'. While most of the visitors spend their days in the water, in the evening the beach bars and hotels spill over with people looking to share their tales of the days activities and a cold beer or two. Enjoy an included snorkelling excursion from Koh Tao through Koh Nang Yuan.

Included Activities:
Snorkelling Excursion

Transport:
Transfer to the ferry in Koh Phangan and on the other end in Koh Tao.
Ferry (2.50 hour(s))

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Day 7: Ko Tao (1B, 1L)

Enjoy a free day on the island.

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Day 8: Ko Tao/Bangkok (1B)

Head back to the mainland by ferry before an overnight train back to Bangkok.

Transport:
Transfer to the port before a ferry back to the mainland.
Ferry (1.50 hour(s))
Overnight train (beds) (9.00-10.00 hours)

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Day 9: Bangkok

Arrive at Bangkok station in the morning. Trip ends on arrival.

Included Activities:
Departure Day (Activities)

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • West Coast: Beach barbecue (Koh Lanta)
    • Half-day snorkelling boat trip (Koh Ngai)
    • Free time on spectacular beaches
    • East Coast: Snorkel trip
    • Free time on spectacular beaches
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • West Coast: Hotels/guesthouses (7 nt), sleeper train (1 nt). East Coast: Hotels (7 nts, with air-con), sleeper train (1 nt)
    Meals Included
    • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 0 dinners
    Transport
    • Train, local bus, air-con bus/minivan, longtail boat, ferry, plane
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore picturesque islands
  • Relax as you sail the waters of southern Thailand
  • Snorkel amongst the colourful marine life
  • Wander quiet beaches and enjoy the scenery


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Robert H Posted on: 

The trip was well organized and consisted of some interesting, beautiful locations.

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Alfred L Posted on: 

I thought it was a great experience. My girlfriend and I had decided to go to Thailand as a last minute type of trip, we both have very busy schedules and they provided us an opportunity for a backpacking adventure with very little planning required. I highly recommend them for anybody looking to travel, as we met a lot of great people and the tour guide was very helpful.

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Kimberly D Posted on: 

I enjoyed all aspects of this trip. The highlight was camping on Koh Rohk Island.

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Miriam W Posted on: 

I have nothing but positive comments to make about my trip. The high points for me was the interaction with the people, I especially loved how much Thai culture we soaked up. The use of local transport/accommodation and restaurants was an absolute treat. This in my opinion is the best way to see any country. Last but not least having a tour leader like AJ with such experience, knowledge and patience made the trip for me. AJ was a true professional and if he is the caliber of tour leaders that they employ I will definitely be booking another trip. The only low point for me was leaving!!

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Anthony V Posted on: 

The trip was fantastic. The tour leader was fun, knowledgeable, and reliable. The other members of the group were fun to travel with. It was like traveling with friends. Thanks.

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Graham W Posted on: 

Thought it was amazing. the bungalow in koh mauk was not very nice. But everything else was.

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Tracy W Posted on: 

Overall this was an excellent and exciting introduction to Thailand for us. I liked the variety of adventures and the way we were eased into the lack of creature comforts near the end bit by bit!!

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Anna Marie J Posted on: 

Wow, what a fantastic way to learn about a culture and country. Being immersed in a world-wind of great food, great company, amazing atmosphere, beautiful beaches, impressive and informative tour guides and being able to interact so closely with the locals really made this tour exceptional.

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Erin L Posted on: 

We were with a great group of people and went to places we might not have found on our own.

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Arpi N Posted on: 

We enjoyed the tour and were very lucky to have a great group of people.

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Tracie J Posted on: 

If you want a vacation (after 2 months of travelling) this is it. Getting to relax on the beach was a much needed break. I really like the slower pace (ie. not moving everyday).

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Danielle H. Posted on: 

This was an amazing get away. So many beautiful islands, lots of opportunity for swimming and adventure, and a wide variety of accommodations and transportation. What a time we had!! -

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Zoe M. Posted on: 

Whilst waiting to leave Bangkok at the end of my tour I called my Mum and told her I wasn't coming home. I just wanted to stay and do it all again - Unfortunately I did have to go home but I had the most wonderful time and I would do it all again in a flash! I came away knowing I would travel with them again, and am currently planning my next trip with them. -

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Soetkin V. Posted on: 

Beautiful beaches, lots and lots of snorkeling and wonderful food,... -

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Caroline S. Posted on: 

Excellent overall tour, with higher than expected quality of accommodation. A beautiful country and the tour gave good opportunity to see a large part of it.

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Raychel P. Posted on: 

It was a great trip with a lot of variety..and a lot of relaxation. The accommodation varied from very comfortable to awesome and rustic. Transportation also had great variety, bus, plane, train, and everything in between. -

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Richard B Posted on: 

Very enjoyable, relaxing and exciting, definitely recommendable to all.

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Jennifer L. Posted on: 

The tour exceeded my expectations. There is no way that I would have been able to arrange the same trip on my own and reach the remote island that was the best part of the trip. -

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Daria S. Posted on: 

A great way to relax and unwind. I saw some beautiful corals and fish and had contact with the nature and local culture :) I recommend this tour :) -

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Zoe D. Posted on: 

A wonderful trip which really reached into the belly of southern Thailand, largely avoiding many of the 'farang' hotspots. A brilliant guide who bestowed upon his group many a wise and considered word about the history and and nature of the land. Does what it says on the tin to be sure, 'beautiful white beaches, crystal clear waters, and deserted islands'... all that was left out was the lovely people whom made this adventure so much more than a holiday... -

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Shauna W. Posted on: 

I thought for myself since it was my first trip travelling on own and not knowing what to expect - was very enjoyable. Met plenty of nice people, loads of chill out time on beautiful beaches fantastic food and once I got past having to have the odd shower with the little lizards - I ended up missing them when I got home! Looking forward to my next adventure with a bit more activity.

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Zoe D. Posted on: 

The Thailand Island hopping trip was the experience of a lifetime for me! Nothing can compare with so much culture, scenery, variety, sense of adventure, good company and superb organisation. The highlight for me was snorkeling and camping on Ko Rork. Puddy our leader was brilliant.Thank you so much G Adventures - I advise everyone to go! This comes from the oldie of the trip too! -

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John E. Posted on: 

It was perfect to follow the Thailand Island hopping with the best of Vietnam - the first trip for history and learning a lot about the country and its people - then a chance to unwind on the beaches of Thailand. We liked Ken's free and easy attitude and there were no big surprises with the accommodations or the transportation, though I have to say that our longtail boat captain was very skilled and put us at ease. -

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Allison F. Posted on: 

The trip was exactly what I was hoping for when I booked it. I appreciated that the pacing was not to fast and that there was plenty of leisure time. It was relaxing, yet I felt that I experienced places in Thailand that I never would have encountered had I tried to travel there on my own. -

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Maureen C. Posted on: 

This trip is very well organized and the locations you get to see are beautiful. I especially enjoyed the trip to the desert/paradise island, I would have never discovered such a place alone. I loved the fact that we were not necessarily going to places full of tourists, but discovering some unspoiled and unknown areas! -

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Margaret S. Posted on: 

This being our last leg of an extended trip, it was very relaxing on the beautiful white sand beaches. Great snorkeling, fantastic food and adventuresome accommodations. Fun loving travel partners, so it all made for a great time. -

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Abigail H . Posted on: 

Amazing experience! beautiful beaches and snorkelling, i had so much fun and we had the BEST tour leader!! would love to go back. -

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Bailey S Posted on: 

The tour was great. I likeed how the plans were set up, going to a different island every two days. It made the trip new and kept me on my toes and interested in what was to come.

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Natalie B Posted on: 

We were able to do so much more than if we tried to tour all the islands on our own. What a great experience.

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Naomi P. Posted on: 

The trip was fantastic! Defiantly helped us see everything we wanted to see yet allowing us to feel comfortable in a group at the same time. I would defiantly go again. -

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