Thailand Experience

Thailand Experience

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Thailand Experience

8 Days Starting in Bangkok and ending in Koh Phangan

Visiting: Bangkok, Surat Thani, Khao Sok, Koh Phangan

Tour operator:

TruTravels

Tour code:

25334

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

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Tour Overview

Discover the best parts of Thailand on our eight-day Thailand Experience tour. This group adventure is the ideal way to make the most of your first week in Thailand. All the worries you may have at the beginning of your travels will be taken care of by us. You’ll be greeted at the airport by one of our awesome group leaders who will introduce you to the rest of the group, and be with you all week to ensure you have an amazing and trouble-free trip! We take care of all accommodation, transport, and activities so you can just relax and enjoy the experience of a lifetime!

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Day 1: Airport Pick Up

Location: Bangkok

Like on all of our trips, we can collect you from the airport when you land and take you directly to your hotel. The first day is just a check-in day so you have this freedom to explore the city and get settled in. Spend time bonding with your new group of pals before hitting the infamous Khao San Road in the evening for drinks.

TRANSPORT: You will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel to start your adventure.

Day 2: Temples & River Cruise

Location: Bangkok

We are back in Bangkok, and it’s time to explore the capital even further! We’ll hop into a tuk-tuk and head to Bangkok’s most prestigious temples, Wat Arun and Wat Pho, which is home to the infamous gold reclining Buddha. We will then ditch the tuks tuks for long-tail boats, as we admire the views of the city from the Chao Praya River, a different way of seeing Bangkok. Take a look into the water and try to see if you can spot the fish, they aren’t usually very shy! You’ll have the rest of the afternoon to explore at your own pace, you can grab a bite to eat from the street vendors, do a bit of shopping at the market and try your best at bartering (our TruNinjas can give you some tips don’t fret). In the evening, we will meet for dinner and then head out for drinks on Khao San Road, which is full of backpackers, some may say it’s backpacker heaven. We’ll let you decide that for yourself. Either way, it’s a good time, you can’t go to Bangkok and not go to Khao San Road.

ACTIVITY:

Day 3: Massage & Overnight Train

Location: Bangkok

Meals Included: BREAKFAST

Enjoy a Thai massage in the morning, before boarding a sleeper train for the night, a truly authentic Thai experience. You’ll get your very own berth on the train, and it’s a great place to get to know the rest of your group a little better. We travel south, out of Bangkok, towards Khao Sok National Park – situated in the Surat Thani province of Thailand. Watching the scenery change from a sprawling cityscape to countryside dotted throughout by limestone mountains is definitely something you won’t forget in a hurry

TRANSPORT: Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop.

Day 4: Khao Sok National Park

Location: Surat Thani

Meals Included: LUNCH, DINNER

Head via longtail boat, into Khao Sok National Park to our floating bungalows, stopping for a quick dip along the way at a couple of Instagram-worthy locations. Try your hand at some kayaking or chill with a cold beer in a tube in front of the absolutely stunning backdrop of the surrounding limestone mountain range. You’ll soon see why this place is, and always will be, a TruTravels favourite destination.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and enjoy the ride aboard one of these always-unique riverboats.

ACTIVITY:

Day 5: Travel To Koh Phangan

Location: Khao Sok

Meals Included: BREAKFAST

Wake up in your floating bungalow and why not take a quick dip in the freshwater lake before breakfast. After a relaxed morning, we make our way over to Koh Phangan; an island to the east. Once we get there, we go straight to a place called Bottle Beach, another one of our favourite locations! It’s beautiful, quiet, accessible only by boat, and to make it even better, we get the whole place pretty much to ourselves, staying in beach bungalows pretty much right on the water. Relax here for the rest of the day on the beach or in the bar. After dinner, we’ll all enjoy a bonfire on the beach, complete with a fire show.

ACTIVITY:

Day 6: Morning Chill & Muay Thai Lesson

Location: Koh Phangan

A nice chilled wake up to the sound of waves rolling in on the beach. You will have a free morning to make the most of your surroundings. You can go kayaking, play volleyball, top up the tan, trek to viewpoints or enjoy a lay in. We are picked up early afternoon and taken to a local gym, where you can try your hand at a bit of Muay Thai boxing, Thailand’s national sport. After, we head to our awesome accommodation where we will spend the final nights of the trip. It’s got a great bar, and atmosphere; an ideal location to spend the evening.

ACTIVITY:

Day 7: Island Boat Trip

Location: Koh Phangan

Meals Included: LUNCH

Today you’re a pirate. Arrrrrrr. Well, you can pretend to be if you want, cos we’re getting going sailing and taking you on a tour of this magical island. There’s a reason so many of the TruCrew live here on Koh Phangan. We’ll sail around the coast of the island, we’ll stop off at one of the small islands off the coast of Phangan for some beach shenanigans and at a snorkelling spot to check out the sea life and cool down. Sailing in Thailand for the win! Lunch is provided on the boat, there's plenty of space to spread out and soak up some rays with some nice tunes playing all day to wrap it all up. We get back to land around sunset, just in time to refresh for dinner and drinks on our last night in Koh Phangan. The island is well known for its party scene so if the group’s up for a boogie on the last night in Koh Phangan, we can find something that suits, alternatively a quiet night by the pool/beach bar can also be arranged.

ACTIVITY:

Day 8: Chilled Checkout

Location: Koh Phangan

Check out is at 11am & our awesome staff are on hand to help you plan your next steps, whether it is continuing your adventure or heading back to Bangkok to catch a flight home, we will make sure you get to where you need to be.

ACTIVITY: Your trusty travel ninja is on hand to assist you.

What's Included

  • Activities

    Chao Phraya River Cruise
    Floating Bungalows
    Bottle Beach
    Muay Thai Lesson
    Wat Arun Temple visit
    Wat Pho temple visit
    Thai Massage
    Overnight train
    Kayaking & tubing
    Koh Phangan Boat Trip

  • Airport Pickup

    If you are arriving less than 48 hours before the start of the tour and booked the pre-nights directly with TruTravels at the start hotel, you will get a free airport pickup.

    If you are arriving the day of the tour you will also be eligible for an airport pick up.

  • Travel Ninja

    Your Guide! Like travelling with your best mates and one of them happens to know where they're going!

  • Transport

    All Transport Included
    Private Van
    Overnight Train
    Ferry to Koh Phangan

  • Accommodation

    7 Nights Accommodation
    Hotel
    Floating Bungalows
    Bottle Beach Bungalows

  • TruExclusives

    Spend the night at Bottle Beach
    Spend a memorable night on a secluded beach on the tropical island of Koh Phangan. We are the only company that spends the night here - play volleyball, swim in turquoise waters, and watch a fire show before having a beach bonfire and partying the night away.

  • Meals

    2 X Breakfasts
    2 X Lunches
    1 X Dinner

  • Chao Phraya River Cruise

  • Wat Arun Temple visit

  • Wat Pho temple visit

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Country Entry Visas

Meals Included

2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Accommodation

bangkok



We start the BEST 8 days of our lives in Bangkok!! This hotel is located right next to the famous Khao San Road, so it's right in the centre of all the fun. It's in the perfect location for our night out on day 2 (and day 1 if you're feelin' it!) - you can have a bucket (or five) and then stumble home in just a few minutes! This hotel is also the perfect place to relax after your long journey or to nurse a hangover with a dip in the pool. If you like to get stuck in and explore, tourist sights like The Grand Palace are sooo close.





*Please note all accomodation is subject to change- but it will always be great and of an equal standard! If you would like to confirm the accomodation for your trip please contact the sales team on info@trutravels.com*





khao sok



Ok, welcome to paradise! Sleeping in floating bungalows is everyone's DREAM, right!? Imagine waking up surrounded by calm waters that are crystal clear and an idyllic blue... well, that's what you get at the floating resort in Khao Sok National Park! Each of the 30 bungalows has its own veranda, perfect to lie on and watch the jungle night sky. There's also a bar area to get your beer fix and a chill space for the evenings.





bottle beach



Welcome to Bottle Beach and your own little beach hut overlooking the ocean. That's right, this accommodation is pretty special. Not only do you get to stay in a beach hut, but the beach is secluded and we pretty much get it allll to ourselves. So chill in your hammock and take in the sights, grab a cocktail and wait for the beach bonfire to start!





koh phangan



After our night on Bottle Beach, staring up at the stars as we sleep from the hammock on our patio, we move on to our second Koh Phangan destination. What you wouldn't expect is that we move from one secluded beach to the next. Our second hotel has its own private beach too!! Unreal, right? So you can chill, sip on a cocktail and soak up all the good vibes either in the gorgeous pool, by the bar or on the secluded beach.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    International flights are not included

  • What's Included

    Chao Phraya River Cruise. Wat Arun Temple visit. Wat Pho temple visit. Thai Massage. Overnight train. Floating Bungalows. Kayaking & tubing. Bottle Beach. Muay Thai Lesson. Koh Phangan Boat Trip. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No, relevant visa's are not included

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Unfortunately not.

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes!

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Our minimum age is 18

  • International Flights

    Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

  • Packing List

    Health & Safety: • Hand sanitizer (required) • Face masks (Clients will be only be required to wear a face mask where it is mandated by local regulations.) • Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.) • Quick Covid Test/Antigen Test (optional)

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes! We will pick you up from the airport up to 2 days before your tour start date.

  • Meals Included

    2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

  • Minimum Age

    Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    Visa's are completely dependent on where you're from.

  • Optional Activities

    No optional activities

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    No problem! You can change the date of your trip once free of charge as long as you do so more than 60 days prior to departure.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 2012!

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

    We have a 'my own room' option which can be added on at additional cost.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    We will send you out a pre departure pack 30 days prior to travel containing everything you need to know, and your joining instructions.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    We plant 10 trees for every trip sold!

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The majority of our travellers are in their 20's / 30's however we accept anyone of any age!

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    It may be possible in certain destinations, however it would be your responsibility to get yourself to where the group currently is.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Louise  

Thailand Experience

The tour was excellent, so fun to meet other solo

The tour was excellent, so fun to meet other solo travellers and the tour was packed with activities and places to visit, from Bangkok and the gulf islands. A huge thanks to our tour guide Peanut who was so organised, kind, fun, always looked after us and gave us an unforgettable experience. Louise - Jul 2023

Amber Givoni  

8 day Thailand Experience Tour with Peanut

I loved the 8 day Thailand tour! As a female solo

I loved the 8 day Thailand tour! As a female solo traveller I felt safe and comfortable and it was a great way to meet new people. The tour itself was great, lots to do but not too jam packed so it still felt like a holiday. The tour felt well organised with everything going smoothly and lots included. The highlight by far was our tour guide Peanut. I think I might have to cut cashews out of my life for good just in pure solidarity and support of this beautiful human. Peanut was such a warm, positive energy on this trip. Always helpful, with an impressive ability to wrangle up all group members, Peanut ensured everything ran smoothly and was always open to adapting to the needs of the group. Peanut was considerate, attentive, helpful, positive & informative, and always went above and beyond to help make our trip the best it could be! Amber Givoni - Aug 2023

Charlotte Withers  

8 day Thailand experience

Biggy and Taro were amazing on my Thailand experie

Biggy and Taro were amazing on my Thailand experience 8 day tour. They were very organised and fun. So many activities were included, just wish I chose the longer option. An unforgettable experience, would highly recommend Charlotte Withers - Aug 2023

Victoria Stojanovic  

8 day Thailand experience

The tour was amazing and the activities were a gre

The tour was amazing and the activities were a great mix of relaxing, educational and fun! I had Scotty and Arthur as my tour guides and they really made the tour exceptional. They always went above and beyond to ensure we had the best possible experience. I would definitely recommend this tour :) Victoria Stojanovic - Sep 2023

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    TruTravels requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • COVID

    The world is a different place now to a few years back. Most of the countries we visit no longer have any covid restrictions. If you'd feel more comfortable wearing a mask, please do so. We also have 'my own room' option if you'd rather have your own space.

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