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Thailand on a Shoestring


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This amazing budget introduction to Thailand includes sightseeing in Bangkok, adventure in the beautiful Khao Sok National Park, and sun, sea & sand on Ko Pha-ngan island, and is a cheap way to start off your travels in Thailand.

This 8-day adventure starts in Bangkok with a river cruise and visit to the most important temples of this famous city along with a chance to sample the city's legendary nightlife. You'll then head south on the overnight sleeper train for a jungle adventure in the beautiful Khao Sok National Park. Walk through the jungle or kayak on the lake and spend the night on floating bunglows before taking the ferry to the paradise island of Ko Pha-ngan. After time to relax and unwind on the golden sandy beaches you’ll enjoy a trek to a local waterfall or a Muay Thai (thai boxing) lesson, and if the time is right, a famous full moon part, where you can party till the sun comes up.

Arrival location:

Bangkok, Thailand

Departure Location:

Koh Nangyuan, Thailand

Included in your experience:

  • Airport pickup and taxi to Bangkok
  • 7 Nights' accommodation
  • All transport (taxi, tuk tuk, longtail boat, ferry & minibus)
  • River Cruise & Temple visits
  • Thai Massage
  • Overnight sleeper Train
  • Discover Khao Sok National Park & night in floating bungalows
  • Day trip to Koh Nangyuan & night on Bottle Beach
  • Elephant trekking
  • Snorkelling, Kayaking
  • Visit waterfalls (seasonal)
  • Services of a western leader and specialist guides throughout the tour
  • Loads of travel tips & advice
  • Meet awesome friends
  • Experience Bangkok Nightlife & Beach Parties on Koh Phangan
  • Support from us and your Group Leader the whole time you are in S.E. Asia
  • Info and discounts on other things to do in Thailand
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

Not included in your experience:

  • International Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory, available on request)
  • Meals not indicated on the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tips for tour leader & guides
  • Any other items not mentioned above

    None Available for this package
DAY 1 Arrive Bangkok, airport transfer
Upon arrival at Bangkok airport we’ll meet you and transfer you to your guesthouse near the famous Khao San Road, where you’ll spend the next couple of nights. The rest of the day is free to meet the others in your group and to explore the local area. If you would like to arrive early, we can arrange extra nights and will still pick you up from the airport.
In the evening we’ll arrange to meet for dinner and maybe head over to the Khao San Road for drinks and your first experience of Bangkok by night.
Bangkok guest house
Single Room Supplement, Extra night - pre-tour

DAY 2 Bangkok River cruise and temple visits
Today we take to the water with a cruise along the Chao Phraya River. This is a fantastic way to see the sights of Bangkok and we’ll stop to visit two of the most important temples in Thailand. You’ll have a local Thai guide to explain a bit about the history and the Thai culture.
Next we take a Tuk Tuk ride back through Bangkok to Khao San Road where you can enjoy lunch at the traditional street stalls or a local restaurant.
In the evening your tour leader will take you to the best places to eat and drink and to experience the legendary Bangkok nightlife.
Bangkok guesthouse

DAY 3 Thai massage, overnight train
This morning we take a trip to a local spa for a traditional Thai massage. There are other treatments available if you don’t feel like a massage and it is the perfect way to relax before the overnight train.
The afternoon is free for you to do some more sightseeing, shopping or to just relax by the pool with a beer, befor we transfer you to the train station in the evening for the overnight train to Surat Thai.
Sleeper train

DAY 4 Khao Sok National Park
Leaving the hustle and bustle of Bangkok behind today we arrive at Khao Sok National Park. You'll arrive at your floating bungalow by long tail boat and the rest of the day if free for you to explore your jungle surroundings. You can enjoy kayaking on the lake or explore the local caves or just chill out with a beer and top up on your tan.
An unforgettable experience, and probably unlike anything you’ve seen before the tranquil jungle scenery is just breathtaking. You’ll also get all your meals provided whilst in the national park.
Floating bungalows
Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 Bottle Beach
Heading back to Surat Thani, we catch a ferry to the awesome island of Koh Phangan! When we get there, we’ll transfer to Bottle Beach (one of our favourite spots in Thailand), which is a beautiful, secluded bay on the north of the island. You can relax on the beach or go for a swim in the afternoon, and then the evening is time for your own private beach party with cocktails, camp fire, lanterns & music.
You’ll spend the night in your own private beach bungalow and wake to the sound of the sea breaking on the sand.
Beach bungalow

DAY 6 Bottle Beach, waterfalls or Muay Thai & Haad Rin
Your morning is free to relax and catch up on the sun tan, swim in the warm waters or play a bit of beach volleyball if you’re feeling active.
Early afternoon sees us taking the taxi boat over to Chaloklum, a local fishing town, where you have a chance to trek to a local waterfall or try a Muay Thai (Thai boxing) lesson.
Later in the day we’ll head over to Haad Rin and check into the resort where you’ll spend the next couple of nights. You’ll have a little free time before dinner and perhaps a few drinks on the famous Full Moon Party beach (5 mins walk from our resort).

DAY 7 Koh Nangyuan and Farewell Dinner
Today is your final day and we save the best till last. You’ll be picked up early and taken by boat to the stunning island of Koh Nangyuan (just off Koh Tao). The island is home to some of the best snorkelling/diving in the whole of Thailand. We’ll take snorkelling trips to two of the best sites and enjoy the colourful marine life and amazing corals, before heading up to a great viewpoint for some picture postcard photos; lunch is included on the boat.
In the evening there’s a farewell dinner (on us!) before one last chance to enjoy a few drinks on the beach with your new found friends.

DAY 8 Tour ends
This morning your tour ends. You can add in extra days and spend more time on this wonderful island or just head of on your next adventure.
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