Thailand | Island Hopper

18 Day Adventure Tour | From $1295 USD

Overview

Start with the Thai mainland essentials before a non-stop island hop exploring some of the best islands found anywhere in Asia. Begin with a whirlwind tour of Bangkok before heading to undiscovered paradise of Khao Sok National park. Then start your Island Hop Adventure with Koh Phangan, then divers paradise Koh Tao, secluded Railay Beach and the famous Phi Phi Islands. Finish up on Phuket Island & your ultimate Thai island hop is complete!

We arrange all accommodation, transport & general trip logistics so you can concentrate on enjoying the adventure of a lifetime.

Itinerary


You will be met on arrival in Bangkok by your group leader who will take you to your guesthouse and introduce you to the rest of your group. The first day is kept free to relax and unwind after a long flight before heading out to get to know the group over dinner and a few drinks.

 

Notes:

  • Accommodation Type: Guesthouse
  • Highlights: Free Time & Group Welcome Dinner
  • Airport Meet & Greet Included

Today we explore Bangkok and experience some of Thailand’s history and culture. We feel the best view of the city is from our private longtail boat along the Chao Phraya River, taking some back canals along the way to show you the city from behind the scenes. We stop at two of the most prestigious temples in Thailand: Wat Arun, which offers some stunning views of Bangkok and Wat Pho to see the very impressive giant, gold reclining Buddha statue.

 

We then hop in a Tuk Tuk back to our guesthouse, something every traveller has to experience whilst in Thailand. The rest of the day is free to explore the city of Bangkok before a group dinner & a crazy night out on Khao San Road.

 

Notes:

  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Highlights: Temple Tours, Private Longtail Boat Cruise, Group Dinner & Shenanigans on Khao San Road

Today we check out of our Bangkok accommodation & prepare for our journey down south. The morning starts with a trip to a local spa for a traditional Thai Massage, the perfect way to relax before the overnight train. You will then have a few hours to shop on Khao San Road before we meet late afternoon to head to the train station. On the train, you can either catch up on some sleep on the full size beds, have a few beers and get to know your new travel buddies or take in the views of both Bangkok and the Thai countryside as we travel south to our next destination.

 

Notes:

 

  • Accommodation: Overnight Train
  • Highlights: Free Time to Explore
  • Relaxing Thai Massage Included

We arrive in Surat Thani early where our transport will be waiting to take us to the beautiful Khao Sok National Park. Khao Sok is just one of the highlights our tour has to offer and you’ll soon experience possibly the most breath-taking scenery in Thailand. We stay in floating bungalows on a fresh water lake surrounded by mountains and rainforest, which looks like something out of Jurassic Park! Travelling by long-tail boat to our bamboo bungalows we will make a stop on the lake for some swimming and cliff jumping, giving you the perfect chance to refresh from the long train journey. Once we arrive at the bungalows the day is yours to enjoy paradise. Relax by the lake, float around with a beer, do some kayaking or tubing or join us on a boat ride to do some monkey spotting! The food here is included and is authentic Thai cuisine cooked fresh from the floating kitchen.

 

Notes:

 

  • Accommodation: Floating Bamboo Bungalows
  • Highlights: Kayaking, Tubing, Cliff Jumping, Boat Cruise, Swimming or just Relaxing
  • 3 Authentic Thai Meals Included. COOKED FRESH FROM THE LAKE!!!

After Khao Sok we catch the ferry over to Koh Phangan and head make our way to Haad Rin Beach, home of the famous full moon parties. Spend the day relaxing on the beach, playing volleyball, and just genrally soaking up beach life. We follow sunset beers & dinner with a night out on one of Thailand’s’ most popular party hotspots.

 

Notes:

  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Highlights: Haad Rin Party Beach

Embark on a two-day epic voyage beginning with a boat cruise to one of South-East Asia’s best beaches, Bottle Beach. The cruise arrives in a beautiful, secluded bay in the North of Koh Phangan where we can relax on the white sandy beach, swim in the sea and have our own private beach party complete with cocktails, a camp fire, fire show & music. You will spend the evening in your own private beach bungalow and can wake up at your leisure to the sound of the waves breaking on the sand.

 

Notes:

 

  • Accommodation: Private Beach Bungalow
  • Highlights: Epic party cruise to bottle beach, snorkeling & private beach party

There’s nothing like waking up in paradise! In the morning you can step out of your bungalow straight onto the white sand with nothing but blue sea and sky in sight. You have the morning to do with as you wish. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, soak up some rays, swim in the secluded bay or play some beach volley ball with your group, the choice is yours. In the early afternoon we jump back on the boat & head back to base. Before a group farewell dinner (Included) then head down to the beach for some farewell fun and perhaps a bucket or two with your new friends to celebrate an awesome week!

 

Notes:

  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Highlights: Boat Cruise, Snorkeling, Stunning Scenery & Group Farewell Dinner

Today we catch the ferry over to Koh Tao or ‘Turtle Island’ where we will
spend the next 4 days (Recently voted ‘Best Island in S.E. Asia’ in a Trip
Advisor survey). Accommodation is based in the middle of beautiful Sairee
beach just a few meters from the sea. Whilst in Koh Tao we organise a boat
trip to Koh Nangyuan with snorkeling, cliff jumping and viewpoint treks as well
as a beach BBQ and the infamous Koh Tao pub-crawl!

You will also get the opportunity to take part in several other optional
adventure activities including; scuba diving, rock climbing, abseiling, water
skiing, wake boarding and free diving. Or you can just spend your spare time
relaxing on the beach and soaking up some rays

 

Notes:

  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Highlights: Free Time, Koh Nangyuan Boat Trip & Pub Crawl.
  • Optional Activities: Scuba Diving, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Water
    Skiing, Wake Boarding and Free Diving.

 

Today the group leaves Koh Tao and heads over to Railay Beach, a lovely
spot on the West Coast, which can only be reached by boat. We spend three
days and nights here to completely relax, chill out in one of the many cool
bars and restaurants or trek up to a secluded lagoon.
You can also take part in some optional activities such as; snorkeling, sea
kayaking & rock climbing. In the evenings we can check out the bays nightlife
and watch a fire show over a cocktail or two

 

Notes:

  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Highlights: Relaxing, Optional Activities & Fire Show

Spend two days on the famous Phi Phi Island’s where we take you on a
sunset boat trip around the islands, stopping at Maya Bay (Where they filmed
‘The Beach’), Monkey Island and the Viking caves. Plus some snorkeling in
Phi Phi’s emerald waters, free lunch on the boat and swimming with the
phosphorescence (Glow in the dark plankton) when the sun has gone down.

 

Notes:

  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Highlights: Boat Cruise, Snorkeling & Maya Bay

Need to Know

Accommodation

 

All accommodation is Twin-Share with single rooms available upon request & payment of additional fees. Please enquire for more information. Throughout the trip we request that our hotels prepare rooms in time for our arrival, especially if we’re arriving prior to normal check-in time. However this isn’t always possible which means we won’t be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and explore our new destination.

 

Meals

 

All meals are at your own expense. With some exceptions, including; Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at Khao Sok, Boat Lunch & Farewell Dinner.

 

Mode of Transport

 

Boat/Ferry (2+)
Overnight Sleeper Train (1)

 

Itinerary Disclaimer

 

Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.

 

MyGapYear has partnerships with other like-minded organisations across the globe. This particular Adventure is operated in partnership with TruTravels. We guarantee that all of our partners offer the best value, exciting & safe Adventures you have come to expect from MyGapYear. For more information on who our partners are and how we handle your trip please contact us at info@mygapyear.com.au.

Highlights

LIVE it up on Koh Tao with an awesome boat trip featuring snorkeling, cliff jumping and viewpoint treks, followed by a beach BBQ and an epic Koh Tao Pub Crawl!

TAKE part in optional adventure activities including; scuba diving, rock climbing, abseiling, water skiing, wake boarding and free diving.

CRUISE the famous Phi Phi Islands with a sunset boat trip around the islands, stopping at Maya Bay (Where they filmed ‘The Beach’), monkey island and the viking caves.

EXPLORE the wonders of Thailand’s largest island; Phuket. Then celebrate the end of an awesome trip in party Tuk Tuks in legendary Patong city.

Adventure Details

LENGTH: 18 Days

START DATES: Select dates apply

PRICE: $1,295 USD

MEALS:  Some included

FLIGHTS: Not included

Included

17 nights' accommodation

All in-country transport

Airport meet & greet

Thai Massage

Slip N Fly Party

Koh Phangan Total Wipeout

Full Moon Party pre-drinks & UV painting session

Activities & entrance fees: Khao Sok National Park, kayaking, bamboo rafting, river cruise, temple tours & heaps more!

English-speaking adventure leaders

Unlimited pre-departure support

Pre-departure pack

24/7 in-country support

Not Included

Airfares

Visa requirements

Vaccinations

Travel insurance

Spending money

Meals unless otherwise indicated

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