Essential Southern Thailand

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18-29 yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Bangkok, Thailand
  • Ends Ao Nang, Thailand
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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Obsessed with the Tom Yam Goong at your local Thai joint? Imagine how much better it would be in Thailand, on a beach, with a cocktail, at sunset. Nice, eh?
  • Get your first super spicy taste of Thailand and see the sights in big, bold, bustling Bangkok
  • Koh Samui is a slice of paradise. Cruise the island, go chasing waterfalls and feel peachy on the beach before carving up the dance floor in one of Koh Samui's famous bars
  • Kick back for a few days in Ao Nang. Plenty of free time to fry up some noodles in a Thai cooking class, cook yourself in the hot springs or paddle to a hidden lagoon on Koh Hong island
The Essential Southern Thailand trip starts in Bangkok and ends in Ao Nang. It is an adventure tour that takes 9 days taking you through Ao Nang, Bangkok and Khao Sok National Park in Thailand. Essential Southern Thailand is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Love beaches? Love islands? Love cocktails? Well, you’ll love this trip! Head from buzzing Bangkok to blissful Ko Samui and stunning Ao Nang, this nine-day southern Thailand adventure will see you snorkelling, swimming and waterfall-chasing until your heart is content. Get your safari fix in the jungle of Khao Sok National Park, stay in a traditional rafthouse with classic Thai hospitality, and finish up in the aquamarine waters of Railay Beach. Bring your A-game and a sense of adventure (and some SPF50) because this adventure is set to sizzle.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
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Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Britain
  • On Dec 03 2019
“Excellent”
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4 - Very Good
  • Ago
  • From Estonia
  • On Feb 10 2020
“Very Good”
Jean's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Jean
  • From USA
  • On Sep 02 2019
“This was the absolute best trip ever. Ive traveled many times. I have to say this was one of the best experiences and adventures of all. Our skipper, Rita was simply amazing. The best! Wonderful skipper, skilled sailor, knowledgeable, so friendly, helpful, genuinely caring of her boat mates. Shes a dream to sail with! If anyone sails, Id highly recommend requesting her.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Bangkok
  • Day 2: Bangkok - Overnight Train
  • Day 3: Ko Samui
  • Day 4: Ko Samui
  • Day 5: Khao Sok National Park
  • Day 6: Khao Sok National Park - Ao Nang Beach
  • Day 7: Ao Nang Beach
  • Day 8: Ao Nang Beach
  • Day 9: Ao Nang Beach
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse (3 nights), Hotel (1 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night), Resort (2 nights) Rafthouse (1 night)
Meals
  • 4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Transport
  • Boat , Ferry , Public bus , Private vehicle , Overnight sleeper train , Songthaew , Tuk-tuk
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho
  • Ko Samui - half day guided tour
  • Ao Nang - Transport to Railay Beach (round trip)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Bangkok and from Ao Nang are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Essential Southern Thailand tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Essential Southern Thailand tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 22 December 2020, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 December 2020, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Essential Southern Thailand tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Essential Southern Thailand tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • Travel with the locals! This trip involves some long stints of travel using basic local transport, including a 13-hour overnight train to Surat Thani. Although conditions are basic, overnight trains are great experience and the best way to travel long distances, meet locals and maximise time at your destinations. Occasionally passengers of different genders will be required to share a compartment and/or you'll be sharing with locals or travellers from other groups.
  • Accommodation can be simple but it's always comfortable.
  • As this is a Basix trip, the majority of activities are optional and you'll have lots of free time. This means you're able to do your own thing at your own pace.
  • The weather in Thailand can be hot and sticky, so ensure that you pack accordingly. Please also wear sunscreen and a hat and drink plenty of water.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
NEED HELP OR HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THIS TOUR?
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