Thailand Southern Coast – Bangkok to Krabi

Thailand Southern Coast – Bangkok to Krabi

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Thailand Southern Coast – Bangkok to Krabi

8 Days Starting in Bangkok, Thailand and ending in Krabi, Thailand

Visiting: Bangkok, Koh Samui, Khao Sok, Krabi

Tour operator:

Travel Talk Tours

Tour code:

THLK

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 18

Physical rating:

Low, Easy

Age range:

18+

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

From:
$2192
$1172 (USD) Operator discount: -$986 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$33 -47%
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Tour Overview

Indulge in the coastal glamour of Thailand’s breathtaking southern coasts on an enchanting 8-day tour that will sweep you away to the idyllic destinations of Bangkok, Koh Samui, Khao Sok, and Krabi. Embark on a journey where turquoise waters and pristine beaches become your playground, and the sunsets paint the sky with hues of gold and crimson. Immerse yourself in the vibrant cityscape of Bangkok, before surrendering to the laid-back island vibes of Koh Samui. Venture into the heart of Khao Sok, where lush jungles and serene lakes offer an oasis of tranquility. Finally, uncover the coastal paradise of Krabi, where dramatic limestone cliffs tower above crystal-clear waters, and secluded islands beckon you to explore their hidden coves. Prepare for a coastal adventure that will leave you spellbound, as you discover the irresistible charm of Thailand’s southern shores.

Highlights

  • This tour promises a perfect blend of cultural immersion and coastal relaxation, allowing you to experience the best of both worlds. From exploring ancient temples in Bangkok to lounging on pristine beaches in Koh Samui, every moment will be filled with awe-inspiring beauty.

  • Stay in carefully selected comfortable 4-star accommodations and enjoy daily breakfasts included on the tour.

  • Indulge in the coastal glamour of Koh Samui, where palm-fringed beaches, turquoise waters, and luxurious resorts create an oasis of serenity.

  • Trek through lush trails, kayak along serene waters, and encounter exotic wildlife in Khao Sok National Park, where dense jungles, towering limestone cliffs, and emerald-green lakes create a picture-perfect setting.

  • With tailor-made activities, you will get to embark on island-hopping adventures, dive into vibrant coral reefs, or simply bask in the awe-inspiring views that surround you in Krabi.

  • You’ll be enchanted by the warm hospitality of the Thai people, who will welcome you with open arms and make you feel at home in this exotic paradise.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Bangkok
Location: Bangkok
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Grand Mercure Bangkok Atrium – 4 Star
Meals Included: No Meals

Welcome to Thailand! Freshen up and meet in the hotel lobby around 6:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members.

Afterwards you have free time to start exploring vibrant Bangkok or go out for an optional group dinner.

Take a stroll down the iconic Khao San Road and explore the bustling night markets, live music bars and restaurants as you wish.




Optional Activities
Group Dinner

Day 2: Bangkok, Koh Samui (Flight)
Location: Bangkok, Koh Samui
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: First Residence – Residence
Meals Included: Breakfast

In the morning, transfer to Bangkok airport to take a flight to Surat Thani.

Upon arriving in Surat Thani, transfer to the ferry to Samui.

Take a moment to breathe in the fresh sea air and marvel at the azure waters that stretch out before you.

Check into your accommodation and prepare to immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of this island paradise.



Included Activities
Visit to Samui

Day 3: Koh Samui
Location: Koh Samui
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: First Residence – Residence
Meals Included: Breakfast

Wake up to a delightful breakfast at your hotel, energizing yourself for an incredible day on the enchanting island of Koh Samui.

Today, you have the option to either enjoy a leisurely day at your own pace or embark on one of the pre-booked optional tours.



Option 1: Half-day Island Tour (Private, No meal included)

In the morning, your private guide will pick you up from your hotel.

Prepare to explore some of the most captivating sites in Koh Samui, including Big Buddha Temple, Ladd Koh Looking Out, Hin Ta & Hin Yai, Wat Kunaram, and Na Muang 1st Waterfall.



Option 2: Angthong National Marine Park - Snorkeling & Kayaking: by Speedboat (incl.

lunch / SIC)

Embark on an adventure to the renowned Angthong National Marine Park, consisting of 42 picturesque islands with chalk cliffs, hidden lagoons, sandy beaches, and lush tropical vegetation.



Option 3: Koh Tao & Koh Nang Yuan: by Speedboat (incl.

lunch / SIC)

Embark on a speedboat journey to the stunning islands of Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan, known for their crystal-clear waters and vibrant marine life.

Highlights of this tour include Koh Nangyuan Island.



Day 4: Koh Samui – Khao Sok
Location: Koh Samui, Khao Sok
Accommodation: Lodge
Accommodation Name: Khao Sok Boutique Hideaway Cliff View – Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at your hotel on Koh Samui, energizing yourself for the journey ahead.

Today, you will be transferring from Koh Samui to the mainland, specifically to the beautiful destination of Khao Sok.

In the evening, indulge in a delicious dinner at your hotel or explore the local dining options to savor the flavors of Khao Sok.

Sample authentic Thai cuisine or try local specialties to enhance your culinary experience.

After dinner, settle into your accommodation at the hotel in Khao Sok.



Day 5: Khao Sok, Day Trip To Prakrai Petch Cave, Khao Sok
Location: Khao Sok
Accommodation: Lodge
Accommodation Name: Khao Sok Boutique Hideaway Cliff View – Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, you will embark on a day trip to Cheow Lan Lake, also known as Ratchaprabha Dam.

This stunning lake, spanning an impressive 165 km², is a hidden gem within Khao Sok National Park.

Its natural beauty and abundant wildlife make it a must-visit destination.



Visit a raft house, which are famous floating bungalows in Khao Sok National Park.

Here, you can take your time to swim, relax, and soak in the serene atmosphere of the lake.

Alternatively, you can rent a kayak and paddle around the lake, immersing yourself in the breathtaking surroundings.

Prakrai Petch Cave is a highlight of the day, offering a unique experience for adventurers.



Included Activities
Cheow Lan Lake

Day 6: Khao Sok, Krabi
Location: Khao Sok, Krabi
Accommodation: Resort
Accommodation Name: Krabi La Playa Resort – 4 Star
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will check out from your hotel in Khao Sok and meet your private transfer.

Board the comfortable vehicle and relax as you embark on a scenic journey to Krabi.



Enjoy the picturesque landscapes and admire the natural beauty of southern Thailand as you make your way towards Krabi.

The journey will take you through lush forests, towering limestone cliffs, and idyllic coastal views, giving you a taste of the region's captivating charm.

Upon reaching Krabi, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Check in and settle into your accommodation, taking a moment to relax and unwind after the journey.



The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure.

You can take this opportunity to explore the surrounding area, stroll along the stunning beaches, or simply relax and soak in the tranquil atmosphere of Krabi.



Included Activities
Krabi Walking Tour

Day 7: Krabi
Location: Krabi
Accommodation: Resort
Accommodation Name: Krabi La Playa Resort – 4 Star
Meals Included: Breakfast

Make the best out of Krabi with a free day at your own pace.

Or, join one of our optional guided tours exploring Krabi's gems.



Option 1: Phi Phi Island Tour by Speedboat (incl.

lunch / SIC) Embark on an exciting adventure to Phi Phi Island, one of the most popular destinations in Thailand.

After being picked up from your hotel, you'll board a speedboat and set off to explore the breathtaking island world around Phi Phi.

The tour includes stops at Bamboo Island, Hin Klang for snorkeling, lunch at Phi Phi Don, Monkey Beach, Phi Ley Lagoon, the Viking Cave, Lohsamah Bay, and Maya Bay.



Included: Round-trip transfer, lunch, fruit, drinking water, life jacket, snorkel equipment What to bring: Sun-protection, towel, cap, camera

Option 2: Hong Island Tour by Longtail Boat (incl.

lunch / SIC) Embark on a journey to Hong Island, part of the Hong Marine National Park.

Experience the beauty of this natural wonder as you explore the stunning lagoon surrounded by towering limestone cliffs.



Included: Round-trip transfer in Krabi mainland, lunch, fruit, drinking water, life jacket, snorkel equipment

Option 3: Cycling Koh Klang - Culture Tour (SIC) Immerse yourself in the local culture and explore the charming island of Koh Klang on a cycling tour.



Included: Round-trip transfer in Krabi mainland, guide, entrance fee

Day 8: Krabi
Location: Krabi
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, the trip ends in Krabi as we bid farewell to our new travel mates and check-out of the hotel by 11am.

It is time to start counting days for your next adventure!

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    4 Star Hotels and Resorts, Superior Lodge & Residence

  • Transportation

    Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle

  • Meals

    7 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner, 1 Lunch

  • Orientation Walks

    Organised orientation walks at the towns visited

  • Tour Guiding

    Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

  • Free Wi-Fi

    Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi access ( where available )

What's Not Included

  • Insurance

  • Tips and gestures

  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums

  • Optional activities

  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

Add Ons

Local Payment: £

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Average group size is around 4-18 people

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No passenger under the age of 18

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Transfer to Bangkok airport to take a flight to Surat Thani

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    No

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    There are always single travellers on our tours. If you don't mind being roomed with another single traveller of the same gender, then you do not need to pay a single supplement, however, this excludes all of our North American tours where the sharing option for a solo traveller is not available, and the single supplement must be applied if you are travelling alone. The single supplement is for travellers who would like to stay in a private room for the duration of the tour. PLEASE NOTE: The single private option is not always available, especially for sailing tours and camping.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Our tours are suitable for any traveller above 18 years old. The majority of Travel Talkers are from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada or Europe, however we always have travellers from all over the world. What brings them together is a passion for travel, discovering authentic cultures and experiencing unique adventures with like-minded travellers.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    At Travel Talk, we believe that travel is a force for good and show our support through various initiatives and charity organizations, as well as keeping the principals of responsible and sustainable travel at the core of our ethos. These values are engrained in our business culture and the design of our trips just the same. Together with our guests, we strive to make a positive impact on local p

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Over 20 years

Reviews of this Operator

Jessie Mae Sia  

My travel talk experience was great and memorable

24-Feb-2021

My travel talk experience was awesome and fantastic. Me and my husband was on their Morocco and Turkey tours in 2019, they operated their tours in a culturally fun manner and the tour guides were very nice and very approachable. It exceeded our expection, we love to come back with them in our future travel. Thank you travel talk you made our 2019 as one of our memorable year!

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Scarlett Lily  

One of the best holidays I’ve had

25-Feb-2021

We went on a tour of the Balkans and it was above our expectations. Bojan was the best tour leader gave us so much information about the places we were visiting but also a great laugh! The tour ran so smoothly and was the perfect way to see the area in a little amount of time. It was one of the best holidays I have been on, I loved every minute of it and I can’t wait to book another tour with travel talk. They are great value for money!

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James Wilkins (Google Reviewer)  

Just completed the exotic Morocco...

29-Oct-2023

Just completed the exotic Morocco tour with our excellent guide Abdul! He was one of the best tour guides I have met, he brought so much energy and knowledge on the tour and could not imagine doing the tour without him. The tour itself was so diverse, seeing so many different landscapes. It has been one of the best trips I have done. Would highly recommend!

Caroline Barrett (Google Reviewer)  

My partner and I thoroughly...

25-Dec-2023

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our 9 Day Essential Turkey tour with Mustafa as our guide. His attentiveness to the group's needs was amazing, going above and beyond to ensure an stress-free experience. Mustafa provided valuable local insights, guiding us on the best areas to visit and helping us find good local deals. Overall, we found the tour to be excellent value for money, and we were particularly impressed with traveltalks accommodation choices—clean, spacious, and offering great meal options. Additionally, the inclusion of two drivers for our safety during long journeys added an extra layer of reassurance to our memorable trip. Thank you to Mustafa!

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25-Dec-2023

Unforgettable Turkey Essentials: A Journey with Travel Talk I recently had the pleasure of embarking on the Turkey Essentials tour with Travel Talk, and let me tell you, it was an adventure like no other! From the bustling streets of Istanbul to the ancient wonders of Ephesus, this tour was a perfect blend of culture, history, and pure fun. Travel Talk ensured that every aspect of our trip was well-planned. The accommodations were comfortable, the transportation was smooth, and the itinerary was perfectly curated to showcase the best of Turkey's rich history and vibrant culture. If you're looking for an incredible adventure in Turkey, I wholeheartedly recommend Travel Talk. Their attention to detail, knowledgeable guides (Mustafa), ensure a seamless and unforgettable journey. Whether you're a history buff, a culture enthusiast, or simply seeking a thrilling travel experience, Travel Talk has got you covered. Thank you, Travel Talk for an extraordinary tour that surpassed all expectations. I'll cherish the memories and stories from this adventure for a lifetime.

Diane Horsman  

Fantastic tour, personable experiences

19-Oct-2021

My first tour with Traveltalk to Jordan was fantastic. Everything was very well planned, the itinerary was timed to perfection and jam packed with amazing experiences. The tour guide Issa went above and beyond to make everyone happy and have the best experience possible, taking us to local restaurants and telling us the best things to eat. Our bus broke down on the way to the Dead Sea and he dealt with it really quickly, and a replacement bus arrived in less than an hour. He treated us all like his friend rather than just a job which make the tour even more special. The hotels were fab and had everything that we needed, all I great locations to local attractions. I booked another tour but had to cancel due to Covid and Traveltalk have placed my deposit aside ready to use on the next trip. I can’t wait to book again with them.

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We did the 12 day...

12-Sep-2023

We did the 12 day Turkey tour with the Gullet option, and loved it! The price was super reasonable, Travel Talk was always extremely responsive whenever I reached out. Most importantly, we visited an amazing array of impressive historical sites, saw the profound and varied natural beauty of Turkey and enjoyed incredible experiences like hot air ballooning and paragliding. Mustafa was the best tour guide we have ever had. His knowledge and organizational skills were top notch, he helped with everything (even with arranging laundry services) and was hilarious as well. The food was tasty, the hotels were good and the boat trip was fun and relaxing with beautiful scenery and a lot of swimming. The cabins on the boat weren’t air conditioned and were pretty hot at night, so some people slept on deck where there were plenty of places with cushions where you could stretch out and get a good nights rest. I highly recommend this tour!!

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The 9-day Turkey Essentials tour...

03-Dec-2023

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21-Oct-2023

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Operator discount: -$986 (USD)

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    Travel Talk Tours requires a minimum deposit of 100 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of travel talk tours charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 70% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 85% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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