Thai Island Hopper East

Thai Island Hopper East

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Thai Island Hopper East

9 Days Starting in Bangkok and ending in Koh Samui

Visiting: Bangkok, Surat Thani, Koh Pha Ngan, Koh Tao, Koh Samui

Tour operator:

Contiki

Tour code:

TIKS25

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 24

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18-35

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Small Group

Activities:

4WD, Boat/Cruise Excursion

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Tour Overview

It's time to witness the paradise of the East Thai islands. We'll take you on a trip from Bangkok to Koh Pha Ngan, Koh Tao and Koh Samui - immersing you in iconic nightlife and Thai island adventures that have no comparison on earth, while still giving you time to max relax.

Highlights

  • Koh Pha Ngan: Watch the sunset over a stunning infinity pool with a delicious drink in hand

  • Explore the island of Koh Pha Ngan from yoga on the beach to hiking down lush green cliffs

  • Experience the vibrant nightlife and local markets of Koh Samui's Chaweng Beach

  • Take a Jeep Safari tour on Koh Samui to visit the Wat Phra Yai temple and see the mummified monk at Wat Khunaram

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Day 1 : Start Bangkok

Location: Bangkok, Bangkok

Accommodation: Overnight Train

Accommodation Name: Overnight Train

Meals Included: None

Hey there travellers! How’s the wonderful whiff of the tropical sea? Let’s hope you’re ready for 9 days of Thai island thrills. We’ll drop our bags off at a hotel and guess what? You’re free to spend today however you please. We highly recommend catching up on the best of Bangkok’s food scene with our lunch tour of Chinatown. Oh, and don’t worry if you happen to arrive before the rest of your crew today. You’ll have the option to book pre-accommodation and get some rest before we get started.
It’s been a long first day, folks! But it’s time for our next stop. We'll make our way to Surat Thani on an overnight train.

Day 2 : Surat Thani To Koh Pha Ngan

Location: Surat Thani, Surat Thani, Koh Pha Ngan

Accommodation: Shiralea Backpackers Resort (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Shiralea Backpackers Resort (or similar)

Meals Included: Dinner

Are you ready? Today’s the day we hop on our first island.
We’ll arrive at Surat Thani at the crack of dawn, and head straight to Koh Pha Ngan. (Already getting some insane ocean views too!)
Welcome to the land of flawless beaches and perfect aquamarine water. Get some rest and grab your cameras. Head to Haad Yao Beach (one of our absolute favourites), and hit the seas for some fun in the sun. Hungry after all that travel? Fear not. We’ll gorge on a satisfying island buffet with some must-try Thai food. We’ll end the evening with some well-deserved drinks, watching the sunset over an impressive infinity pool.

Day 3 : Koh Pha Ngan

Location: Koh Pha Ngan

Accommodation: Shiralea Backpackers Resort (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Shiralea Backpackers Resort (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Mornin’ travellers! We’re exploring the island today. You can greet the morning sun with some yoga (talk about starting the day right) and then head to the quaint, secluded beaches. Or you could visit a elephant sanctuary for trunk-loads of fun and to see these gentle giants in their natural habitat. Afterwards, you could grab your sliders (or trainers) to end the day with a hike down the lush green cliffs. Keep your camera at the ready for some scenic views too.

Day 4 : Koh Pha Ngan To Koh Tao

Location: Koh Pha Ngan, Koh Tao

Accommodation: Sairee Hut Resort Koh Tao (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Sairee Hut Resort Koh Tao (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Will we be sad to leave Koh Pha Ngan today? Maybe slightly. But with another swaying palm tree destination calling our names, we're hardly sobbing into our backpacks. Today, we’ll take a ferry to Koh Tao.
And the island vibes are just getting better! Drop your bags off at the hotel on Sairee Beach (the longest beach on the west of Koh Tao) and roam the streets of this ‘Koh’ (Thai for ‘island’). If you need someone to point out the best spots, your Trip Manager is there to help! You can also take a dip in our hotel’s beach-front swimming pool. In the evening, unwind with a gorgeous sunset dinner with the crew. Either way - you’ll shore-ly have a good time!

Day 5 : Koh Tao

Location: Koh Tao

Accommodation: Sairee Hut Resort Koh Tao (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Sairee Hut Resort Koh Tao (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Getting under water should be a high priority today. Abounding in coral beauty and (wait for it) sea turtles, Koh Tao's diving reputation makes even the aquaphobes jump right in! Grab a snorkel for an island cruise and adventure, right under the waves! Above land, the island's hilly landscapes offer many pretty hiking trails and bubbling waterfalls, depending on the season.

Day 6 : Koh Tao

Location: Koh Tao

Accommodation: Sairee Hut Resort Koh Tao (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Sairee Hut Resort Koh Tao (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Explore the narrow streets. Chill in the pool. Or dive deep into the ocean. Today you’re free to explore however you like. But if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you could do some Koh Tao Diving! Explore the Gulf of Thailand, and get a guided tour of the vibrant corals and wrecks underwater. We’ll then head back to the hotel to get some well-deserved rest.

Day 7 : Koh Tao To Koh Samui

Location: Koh Tao, Koh Samui

Accommodation: Nora Chaweng Hotel (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Nora Chaweng Hotel (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we swap one ocean paradise for another, departing Koh Tao and cruising the turquoise waters to reach Koh Samui.
Can snorkelling, swimming, soaking up the rays and sipping on fresh coconuts ever get boring? Hmm...no. Our first night in Koh Samui will see us taking in the buzzy nightlife of Chaweng Beach (if you can drag yourself away from the luxe hotel we've all checked-in to, that is.) Shop your heart out at the local markets of Samui’s busiest town (not forgetting that souvenir for your mum!) End the day with a drink and a hearty Thai meal at one of the area’s many legendary beach clubs.

Day 8 : Koh Samui

Location: Koh Samui

Accommodation: Nora Chaweng Hotel (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Nora Chaweng Hotel (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

If you've got a taste for adventure, this glorious island offers plenty to keep hungry explorers enthralled. Take a tour on a Jeep Safari to visit the highlights of Samui. Admire the mighty Wat Phra Yai temple with its 15-metre golden Buddha statue, or see the super on-trend mummified monk at Wat Khunaram. Finally, dance the night away at one of the clubs in this party island and breathe in those last waves of Koh Samui.

Day 9 : Koh Samui

Location: Koh Samui

Meals Included: Breakfast

Armed with a totally zen outlook and a backpack full of incredible new memories,it’s time to say your teary goodbyes to your new wolf-pack. Don’t forget to exchange deets. There’s another collection of Thai islands just waiting to be explored. But if you’re not ready to bid farewell yet - you have the option to get post-accommodation and take some more time to explore the island with your new besties!

What's Included

  • Accommodations

    Stay in a variety of accommodations throughout the trip, including an overnight train, Shiralea Backpackers Resort (or similar) in Koh Pha Ngan, Sairee Hut Resort Koh Tao (or similar), and Nora Chaweng Hotel (or similar) in Koh Samui.

  • Meals

    Enjoy various meals throughout your journey, including island buffets with must-try Thai food and sunset dinners.

  • Transportation

    All transportation between destinations and to/from included activities.

  • Activities

    Includes a variety of activities such as watching the sunset over an infinity pool, exploring the islands, experiencing vibrant nightlife, taking a Jeep Safari tour, visiting temples, snorkeling, and diving.

What's Not Included

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is not included and is recommended for all travelers.

  • Personal Expenses

    Personal expenses such as additional meals, beverages, and activities outside of the planned itinerary are not included.

  • Optional Activities

    Costs for optional activities not included in the tour itinerary are to be covered by the traveler.

  • Visa Fees

    Any applicable visa fees are not included and are the responsibility of the traveler.

  • Airport Transfers

    Airport transfers are not included unless specified.

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  • What kind of transportation is provided?

    All transportation between destinations and to/from included activities is provided.

  • Where does the tour start and end?

    The tour starts in Bangkok and ends in Koh Samui.

  • What are some highlights of the tour?

    Some highlights of the tour include watching the sunset over an infinity pool in Koh Pha Ngan, exploring the island of Koh Pha Ngan, experiencing the vibrant nightlife and local markets of Koh Samui's Chaweng Beach, and taking a Jeep Safari tour on Koh Samui to visit the Wat Phra Yai temple and see the mummified monk at Wat Khunaram.

  • Are meals included in the tour?

    Yes, various meals are included throughout the journey, including island buffets with must-try Thai food and sunset dinners.

  • What type of accommodations are included?

    Accommodations include a variety of options throughout the trip, such as an overnight train, Shiralea Backpackers Resort (or similar) in Koh Pha Ngan, Sairee Hut Resort Koh Tao (or similar), and Nora Chaweng Hotel (or similar) in Koh Samui.

  • What is not included in the tour?

    Exclusions include travel insurance, personal expenses such as additional meals, beverages, and activities outside of the planned itinerary, costs for optional activities not included in the tour itinerary, any applicable visa fees, and airport transfers unless specified.

  • What activities are included in the tour?

    The tour includes a variety of activities such as watching the sunset over an infinity pool, exploring the islands, experiencing vibrant nightlife, taking a Jeep Safari tour, visiting temples, snorkeling, and diving.

  • What countries does the Thai Island Hopper East tour visit?

    The Thai Island Hopper East tour visits Thailand.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    In 1961, a guy called John Anderson founded Contiki in New Zealand. Whilst later bought by The Travel Corporation, the tour company had already been using the name ‘Contiki’ since its inception.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Contiki trips are designed & operated exclusively for those aged 18-35 years. Your travelling companions will be like-minded adventurers within that age range. The age range is adhered to strictly.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® is our commitment to protect people, wildlife and the incredible planet we all share. Powered by The TreadRight Foundation, a non-profit organisation and Contiki’s guiding hand when it comes to making travel matter.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    All documentation will be sent via email around 21 days prior to your trip departure. You can also access information on your trip by signing up to My Contiki via the top right icon of the homepage.

Reviews of this operator

Trusted Customer  

Northern Choice plus Kaikoura

16-Jan-2023

The trip ran so smoothly and was well organised! The extra add ons were amazing and all the services were spot on. Food places were reasonable. I'm definitely booking my next contiki trip again soon!

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Sophie  

Exceptional customer service

14-Jan-2023

Contiki were exceptional in providing customer service. They provided me with lots of information and were quick in responding to all my questions. I found that they were super helpful.

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Trusted Customer  

First time traveling with Contiki. Highly recommend! You’ll have a blast

17-Jan-2023

First time traveling internationally since Covid and glad I spent the trip with Contiki. The travel, lodging, meals, activities everything was planned effortlessly. Going to Greece in may with contiki. Highly recommend

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Trusted Customer  

Amazing trip. Made great friends and memories. Can’t wait for my next trip

15-Jan-2023

I had 24 people on my contiki and I think it was the perfect number, we all got to know each other well and got along great. Our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable, the hotels were nice and in great locations.

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Tanner Stokes  

My amazing trip to Africa

13-Jan-2023

Sherif was an excellent tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about every single small detail at each site that we visited. In addition to his great service, he has a glowing spirit that made me feel like I had family with me the entire trip. Anything that I was concerned about, he always had an answer and was there to help. I truly enjoyed my experience and will purchase a tour with him in the future

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