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Thailand Express

8 or 14 days from £575

£49 Deposit

The best of southern Thailand, from Bangkok to the islands

Action packed itinerary
8 or 14 day options
Ready made group of travel mates
Group size: Avg 15-20

Trip Highlights

  • Kick back under swaying palms on Bottle Beach, Koh Phangan
  • Spend the night in a floating bungalow in spectacular Khao Sok National Park
  • Swim with hundreds of tropical fish on a snorkelling trip round beautiful Koh Phi Phi
  • Get to know Bangkok with a longtail boat tour of the city’s canals, markets and temples
  • Get your sweat on with a traditional Muay Thai lesson

Trip Summary

Glittering temples, white-sand beaches, unspoilt rainforest – Thailand really is amazing! This 8 or 14-day island-hop is an adventure of epic proportions. Kick off in crazy Bangkok with temple tours and big nights out, before a night in stunning Khao Sok National Park. Chill out on Koh Phangan’s most secluded beach, learn Muay Thai, snorkel with a rainbow of fish on Koh Tao, party under the stars in Koh Phi Phi and finish up in lively Phuket. It’s the ultimate tropical getaway,  

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Day 1: Bangkok. Sawadee-ka! We’ll pick you up from the airport and take you through the bustling streets of Bangkok to your accommodation. Enjoy dinner and drinks with your new mates in the backpacker mecca of Khao San Road this evening – don’t miss happy hour!

Day 2: Bangkok temples and markets. Get to know Bangkok better today on a longtail boat tour of the city’s waterways. See some of Bangkok’s famous temples and soak up the charming chaos of daily life here. Get ready for another big night out in Khao San later!

Day 3: Bangkok to Khao Sok. Enjoy some free time in the city, and a traditional Thai massage, before hopping on the overnight train to the South. Let the train rock you to sleep as you speed your way towards gorgeous Khao Sok.

Day 4: Khao Sok National Park. Spend the night in traditional floating bungalows on one of Khao Sok’s lakes. The National Park is all soaring limestone rocks, thick rainforest and emerald green waters – lush! Kick back by the water or take a stroll in the jungle – look out for wild elephants!

Day 5: Khao Sok to Koh Phangan. Hop on the ferry to the famous party island of Koh Phangan. We’ll be staying on Bottle Beach, the best beach on the island. Spend the day soaking up the sun and swimming in the crystal-clear sea before dinner and drinks under the stars.

Day 6: Koh Phangan Muay Thai. Head to a local gym today to learn the traditional Thai sport of Muay Thai. After you’ve worked up a sweat, head back to the beach for some more time chillaxing on the sands. 

Day 7: Koh Phangan snorkelling trip. Today’s one you won’t forget in a hurry. Soak up the sun on deck, enjoy lunch on board, take in the spectacular views, and jump off the boat to swim and snorkel with thousands of colourful fish – it’s like jumping into an aquarium!

Day 8: Trip end / Koh Tao. Travellers on the 8 day trip, your adventure ends today. If you’ve chosen the 14-day option, you’ll be heading to the pretty island of Koh Tao for more beautiful beaches, spectacular viewpoints and some great bars.

Day 9: Koh Nang Yuan day trip. Take the short boat trip to the paradise island of Koh Nang Yuan. It’s an amazing place to snorkel, hike or just chill.  Enjoy your last night on Koh Tao with your group later – we’re off to Phi Phi tomorrow!

Day 10: Koh Tao to Koh Phi Phi. Spend a last day on lovely Koh Tao, before boarding the overnight boat to the mainland. Then continue on to beautiful Phi Phi.

Day 11: Ko Phi Phi. We’ll hike up to one of the island’s best viewpoints today for panoramas of limestone cliffs, dense jungle and white sands. As well as being naturally beautiful, Phi Phi is one of the best places in Thailand to party, so get ready to go large tonight!

Day 12: Koh Phi Phi day trip. Explore Phi Phi from the water today, with a boat trip. Meet the cheeky residents at Monkey Beach, visit the atmospheric Viking Caves and stop off in the best spots to swim before sailing back for a sundowner. 

Day 13: Koh Phi Phi to Phuket. We’re travelling on to our final destination today – the lively island of Phuket. Grab some souvenirs in the markets and top up your tan before enjoying a final night out with the gang.

Day 14: Trip end. All good things come to an end and it’s time to pack your bags and either head home or continue your travels in Asia. See you next time!

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  • 7 or 13 nights accommodation
  • English speaking guide
  • All transport on tour
  • Airport pick up
  • Bangkok river cruise and temples
  • Thai massage
  • Overnight train
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Floating bungalows
  • Swimming & Kayaking
  • Bottle Beach bungalows
  • Muay Thai lesson
  • Boat trip around Koh Phangan
  • Snorkelling
  • Koh Tao & Koh Nang Yuan day trip
  • Phi Phi Islands boat trip
  • Maya Bay
  • Phuket Nightlife
  • 24 hour emergency support

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Return airport transfer
  • Meals and drinks
  • Optional activities

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7 or 13 nights accommodation are included in this trip. Rooms are twin share and if you are travelling solo you will be roomed with another person of the same sex.

Meals are not included in this trip which gives you a great opportunity to sample the delicious local cuisine. Your guide will be on hand to suggest some great places to eat for the group.

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The trip starts on day 1 in Bangkok. There are no activities planned so you can arrive at any time and our local team will collect you.

If you are on the 8 day trip your tour ends on Koh Phangan island on the morning of day 8. You can either book a flight from neighbouring island's Samui airport or take a ferry to the mainland and bus back to Bangkok. If flying from Samui we recommend an evening flight on day 8. If flying from Bangkok then we recommend booking your flights to leave Bangkok the following day.

If you are on the 14 day tour your trip ends on Phi Phi Island. You will need to catch a ferry to Phuket and fly onwards from there. We recommend you book flights leaving Phuket for the evening of day 14.

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You must be at least 18 years old to join this trip. This trip is designed for 18-35 year olds.

It is your responsibility to obtain the necessary visas for your time away. British passport holders arriving by air can enter Thailand for 30 days without a visa. Please ensure your passport is valid, with six months' validity remaining on the date of your planned return, and that you hold a valid return flight, or onward travel, ticket. If you plan to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days you will need to apply for a visa before departing the UK, which will be issued as a 60 day tourist visa.

How Much Money Will I Need?

All your activities, accommodation and in-country transport are included with your trip, so you’ll just need money for other meals and snacks, drinks, shopping and any onward travel. We suggest you bring between £250 and £400, depending on your personal spending habits.

How Do I Access Cash While I’m Away?

There are ATMs available throughout the country, particularly in the cities. We suggest you bring Visa or Master Card debit, credit or a travel money card. Some places accept credit card, but not all of them.

Is There Wi-fi?

Most of the accommodations we will be staying at have free Wi-Fi available. The network quality will probably be lower than you’re used to but you should still be able to do the basics.

What Luggage Should I Take?

We would always suggest a rucksack rather than a suitcase as they’re easier to travel with. We’ll be moving round quite a lot and dragging a heavy suitcase in hot weather isn’t fun! Pack as light as you can as well – 10-20kg of stuff should be plenty.

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Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:

Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.

Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.

Arrival meetings
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.

Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.

Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.

Medical care
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.

Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.

Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.

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