Thailand | TruThai Adventure

8 Day Adventure Tour | From $665 USD

Overview

Discover the best parts of Thailand on an 8-day, 7 night Adventure like no other. Start with chaotic Bangkok, visiting historical temples, relaxing with a Thai massage and experiencing the infamous nightlife of hedonistic backpacker haven Khao San Road. Then head to the undiscovered paradise of Khao Sok National Park, staying in floating bamboo bungalows set on a fresh water lake and a stunning backdrop of mountains and jungle. Finally, embrace island life as you head over to the beautiful and legendary tropical island of Koh Phangan.

 

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

Unfortunately the tour ends today, but no need to be blue as your awesome tour leader is here to offer a helping hand with any of your onward travel plans. Or why not hang around in Haad Rin for a few more days to relax or party it up with your group leader or fellow travellers?

 

Notes:

Your group leader will be happy to help you organise any further accommodation or other trips around Thailand. Plus, feel free to hang with the crew for a few days longer 🙂


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)

 

Start Dates

 

TruThai Adventures start all year round. Please enquire for more information. Some TruThai Adventures finish a few days before a full moon party, meaning you can plan your trip around it if you want to experience one. The tour finishes in Haad Rin too so you are already in the right place!

 

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

EXPLORE Bangkok by private long-tail boat along Chao Phraya River, exploring the back canals to see the city from behind the scenes.

STEP outside your floating bungalows to go kayaking, tubing, cliff jumping, monkey spotting, or simply float around with a beer in your hand taking in the incredible views of Khao Sok National Park.

WAKE up in paradise & use your free time on Koh Phangan to explore the island, swim in secluded blue water bays or take on the rest of your group in beach volleyball.

BOARD a private boat to discover some of Koh Phangans’ best snorkeling spots, beautiful beaches & stunning viewpoints.

Adventure Details

LENGTH: 8 Days

START DATES: All year round

PRICE: $665 USD

MEALS:  Some included

FLIGHTS: Not included

Included

Airport meet & greet

7 nights' accommodation

All in-country support

Thai Massage

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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