- Discover the magic of Bangkok’s history and culture and party in the famous Khao San Road
- Spend time at an incredible project, getting to feed and wash the resident elephants
- Explore the stunning trails and waterfalls of Erawan National Park
- Soak up the sunshine and chill out on Koh Tao’s breathtaking beaches
- Get up close and personal with some incredible marine life on a snorkelling trip
- Dance under the stars at one of Koh Pha Ngan’s famous moon parties
If city culture, wildlife experiences, and beautiful beaches are your thing, then this trip will have you grinning from ear to ear. Looking for the opportunity to dance all night under the stars at a world-famous moon party on Koh Pha Ngan? Book onto the 15-day trip and you'll do just that – so make sure you pack your glow sticks! An incredible journey through Thailand's most diverse landscapes, you'll get to start your trip off in lively Bangkok, taking in the temples, history, and deep-rooted tradition in the country's capital before spending a bit of time getting to know and care for the elephants in Kanchanaburi and taking in the scenic delights of Erawan National Park, including the iconic Erawan Falls. You'll then head south to some of the most glorious beach destinations in the world to while away your time in a hammock on Koh Tao, snorkel in turquoise waters, and party, party, party. If you choose the 15-day trip, you’ll also get to soak up the laid-back atmosphere on Koh Samui and spend a day at Ang Thong Marine Park, too.
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Choose from 2 amazing options:
Option 1: 10 days - ending on Koh Tao
Option 2: 15 days - ending on Koh Samui
Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to Thailand! You’ll be met at Bangkok Airport by our friendly team, who will take you to your accommodation in the famous Khao San Road area. Settled in, explore your surroundings, then meet your tour guide and the rest of the group later at a welcome meeting before heading out to party the night away in some of Bangkok's coolest bars.
Day 2: Bangkok
Today's your chance to see some of Bangkok's highlights by canal, including some important and stunning ancient temples. We’ll visit Wat Arun and then spend time at Wat Pho – home of the famous golden reclining Buddha. Later on, we’ll take a tour of the majestic Grand Palace and the beautiful grounds that surround it.
Day 3: Travel to Kanchanaburi
Today we’ll be swapping the busy streets of Bangkok for the sweeping countryside of Kanchanaburi. It’s only a few hours’ ride west, but the two areas couldn’t be more different. You’ll have the opportunity to explore or take it easy this afternoon with some free time. Freshen up before heading out this evening to sample some of the delicious local food.
Day 4: Elephant Project
After breakfast, we’ll make our way to an incredible elephant project set within Kanchanaburi’s beautiful countryside. We’ll learn about the project’s work to promote elephant welfare and have the opportunity to help make up the elephant’s food and after lunch walk with them to the local river for a unique bathing experience.
Day 5: Erawan National Park
Head into the surrounding countryside for an adventure today! We’ll make our way into Erawan National Park and make a beeline for the region’s most famous landmark, Erawan Falls. Hike the park’s trails or hang out by the water. Later on, we’ll head back into the centre of Kanchanaburi where you’ll have some free time before another night out with the rest of the group.
Day 6: Head South
Today we’ll spend a good amount of time relaxing before returning to Bangkok later in the day to grab a bite to eat before catching the overnight bus to Koh Tao. You’ll wake up tomorrow in a whole new world!
Day 7-9: Koh Tao
You'll have the next couple of days to yourself and, if it’s beaches you’re after, you won't be disappointed. Enjoy sunset drinks on the beach, go and explore the rocky caves by kayak, and hike through the forest terrain. On day 8 we’ll head up to the island’s best viewpoint for some seriously gorgeous views, and on day 9 we’ll take a boat trip to find some of the island’s best snorkelling spots.
Day 10: Farewell to 10 day trip
Today marks the last day of the trip, so once you’ve checked out of the guesthouse, you’ll need to make your own way back to the mainland. A return transfer isn’t included, but your tour guide will be more than happy to help you arrange transport.
Day 10-12: 15 day trip continues to Koh Pha Ngan
From Koh Tao, we’ll hop on a boat to Thailand’s party isle – Koh Pha Ngan. Spend your days here lapping up the sunshine and enjoying beach life. Come nightfall, it’s party time, so slap on some day-glo body paint and party the night away with thousands of others at Haad Rin at a Full Moon Party or on the beach in the Ban Tai area for a Half Moon or Black Moon Party.
Day 13: Koh Samui
Today we’ll be boarding the boat to Koh Samui – a serene and tranquil setting even the most hungover travellers will appreciate! Chill on Ban Rak Beach or make your way to Hin Lad Waterfall, go on a local temple tour, or spend your day hopping between Chaweng, Chongmoen and Crystal Beach.
Day 14: Ang Thong National Marine Park
We’ll make our way over to the stunning Ang Thong Marine Park today to sail between some of the 42 beautiful little islets that make up the tropical archipelago. You’ll get to admire your gorgeous surroundings by boat and jump in the crystalline waters for a swim and snorkelling session. Later on, we’ll head back to Koh Samui for an epic night out at the island’s famous Ark Bar.
Day 15: Farewell
It’s very likely you won’t want to leave, but today we have to part company as this fantastic tour comes to an end. Make your way back to Bangkok from Koh Samui, a return transfer isn’t included, but your guide will be able to help you arrange transport.
Please note activities and itineraries are subject to change.
- 9 or 14 nights’ accommodation
- Airport transfer on arrival at Bangkok
- All transport between destinations as per itinerary
- An experienced and helpful tour guide
- Bangkok city tour
- Long tail boat tour in Bangkok
- Elephant project experience
- Erawan Falls excursion
- Koh Tao viewpoint walk
- Koh Tao boat trip and snorkelling
- Full day excursion to Ang Thong Marine Park (15 day option only)
- Ark Bar night out - drinks not included (15 day option only)
- 24/7 emergency support
- Travel insurance
- Food and drinks
- Return airport transfer
- Entry fee to the Moon Party on Koh Pha Ngan
- Entry fee to the Grand Palace in Bangkok
- Optional activities
You’ll stay in a variety of different types of accommodation throughout your trip, each having been selected with location, comfort, and safety in mind. The majority of the places you stay in will be twin or triple share rooms – you will always share with travellers of the same sex, but if you are travelling with a friend or partner let us know when you book so we can make sure you’re in a room together. All accommodation on this trip has air-conditioned rooms, Wi-fi access, and western-style private bathroom facilities.
Most meals aren’t included on this trip, which offers you a fantastic opportunity to sample a range of Thailand’s delicious food. You won’t be short of places to choose from and your guide will always be able to suggest different places to eat – be adventurous and try out some of the local dishes. Do let us know if you have any dietary requirements when you book and let your tour guide know if there’s anything specific you can’t eat while you’re in Thailand.
You will need to arrange your flight to Thailand to arrive at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) on your programme start date between the hours of 6am and 10pm; we recommend that you arrive before 3pm, if possible, so that you are able to join the first night out with the group.
You trip end point varies depending on which option you have chosen. The 10-day option finishes on Koh Tao on the morning of day 10 (your programme end date) when you check out of your accommodation. The 15-day tour finishes on Koh Samui. Return transfers to Bangkok are not included but are easy to arrange and your guide will be on hand to assist you in arranging your travel. If you are flying home from Bangkok, we recommend arranging your departure flights to leave from Bangkok the day after your programme end date to allow plenty of time for you to make the journey.
The minimum age for this trip is 18 years.
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 so long as you’re not planning on taking paid work during your stay.
Do I Need Any Vaccinations?
We’re not qualified to offer you medical advice, so you should visit your GP well ahead of time to find out what inoculations you might need. Remember to tell them exactly where you’re travelling to as vaccination and medication requirements vary between different Indian regions. You’ll also need to make sure you have enough of any prescribed medication to see you through the duration of your trip.
How Much Spending Money Should I Bring With Me?
Food and drink is relatively cheap in Thailand, so budget around 40THB-200THB/£1-£5 for meals, and between 20THB-150THB/50p-£3.50 for drinks. You’ll want to make sure you have plenty of money for extra activities, such as kayaking, scuba diving, excursions, and entrance fees to tourist attractions, which can range anywhere from 500THB/£12 to 3500THB/£82 depending on what you want to do – it’s always best to look into costs before you travel. As a rough guide, 6500THB/£150 per week should allow you to do most things.
Do I Need To Bring A Mosquito Net?
You can do if you like as nets won’t be provided at most places we stay in. Although if you keep windows and doors closed in your room you shouldn’t be bothered by mosquitoes.