Overview

Explore Thailand’s capital, relax in the sun, and try some Thai cuisine this region is famous for. Visiting Bangkok, Ao Nang, Ko Yao Yai, and Phuket, you will be exploring the bests that Thailand has to offer. Hit the bustling streets and vibrant markets, bask on the beach, or enjoy a walk alongside the turquoise water. Spend your holidays in the Land of Smiles with postcard-perfect beaches, incredibly delicious cuisine, and extremely welcoming hospitality.

Visas

Individual travelers are responsible for the visas. Visa’s requirement can change at any time, so make sure to be up-to-date with the information. Visit the relevant website of Thailand to get the latest information specific to your nationality. It might take several weeks to obtain a visa, so be familiar with the requirements as soon as you have booked the trip.

When to Visit Thailand

Before planning a trip to Thailand, it is important to know about the seasons in Thailand. Mainly, Thailand has two distinct seasons, the dry season (December to May) and the rainy season (May to November). It is best to visit in the dry season if you want a comfortable temperature with no rain. This is Thailand’s winter; however, the winters are not cold. The temperature is still in the 80s almost every day.

If you are planning to visit different islands, know that different islands have different weather at different times. The islands on this itinerary, Krabi is located in the Andaman sea. The optimum time to visit this island would be during December and January. Phuket also lies on the Andaman Sea, so the weather is almost the same.

Medical and health information

To participate on this trip, the traveler should be in good health. Make sure to read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to handle the style of travel before booking the trip. Consult your doctor and get any medication or vaccinations before the trip. We advise you to carry first-aid kid too, and personal medical requirements might not be available in various locations.

Dengue Fever

Dengue fever in Thailand is very common during the rainy season (May-October for places in this itinerary). The disease peaks during July and August. There is no vaccination for dengue fever, so learn preventive measures and apply them.

Air Pollution and Smoke Haze

Bangkok and other Thai cities have high levels of air pollution, which might hamper to the bronchial, sinus, or asthma conditions. The pollution mostly peaks between December and February. Smoke haze usually occurs across parts of the north, and north-east Thailand from March to April can also aggravate these conditions.

Food

While on the trip with us, you will taste a wide range of wonderful foods available in the world. Your guide can suggest restaurants based on your budget and the type of foods you want. If you have any particular preference, be sure to tell us beforehand so that we can offer you foods based on your taste.

Accommodation

Accommodation throughout this trip is on a twin/multi-share basis. You might be sharing a room with passengers traveling on a different trip than yours.

Packing

What you need will vary according to your choice. However, we recommend you pack as light as possible. Make sure that you can transfer the luggage within a short distance (maximum 30 minutes) on your own. You might have to climb up and down stairs or walk with luggage in busy train stations. Most travelers prefer small luggage to enjoy the trip to the fullest. 

It is necessary to carry a day pack where you can carry essentials while exploring destinations. The day pack will also make it easier on the travel on an overnight train. 

Essentials: 

Lightweight Clothing: As Thailand has a hot temperature, we recommend you to carry lightweight clothing. Only carry one or two of warm clothes, depending on the season. For religious sites, you need to wear long clothing that covers shoulders and knees. Long light clothing is also nice to prevent sunburn as the climate in Thailand is very hot. 

Windproof jackets

Comfortable shoes: carry a pair or two of comfortable shoes, in case you have to walk on the countryside. This will help to protect your feet on rocky roads. 

Sandals

Sandals are best for walks in beaches as shoes get dirt and sands all over them, while sandals can be simply washed and worn. 

Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses for sun protection

Toiletries

Personal medical kit: We recommend you to carry a first-aid kit. Although a bigger medical kit will be on hand with the group leader, it will be better if you carry yours too, in case of an emergency. You might not get some specific medications, so carry those too. 

Water bottle with about one and a half liters capacity. As the temperature is hot in Thailand, you should constantly be drinking water to stay hydrated. 

Trip highlights

What's included?

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Local bus, train, boat

What's excluded?

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance

Itinerary Show all

Day One:

Bangkok

Upon your arrival, our airport representative will greet and transfer you to your hotel. Along the way, the representative will give you a brief explanation on your further trip. There are no activities planned for this day, so after checking into the hotel, you can simply relax. Or go sightseeing in the bustling capital of Thailand.

Major Highlights of Bangkok

Flower Market (Pak Khlong Talat): Visit the flower market of Pak Khlong Talat to get fresh flowers at any time of the day. It's best to visit the place in the night (midnight to 2 am) or very early in the morning around 6-7 am. Here, you will see a huge number of flowers at any time of the day.

Lumpini Park: visit the Lumpini Park, Bangkok’s largest public city park. You might encounter some monitor lizards here. The park also has a serene environment to relax and enjoy the surrounding.

Siam Center/Siam Paragon: visit one of the major shopping centers of Thailand. Siam center offers affordable stuff while the Siam Paragon offers high-end luxury goods; be sure to visit both of them. The mall is huge, with numerous shops and entertainment activities.

Central World: Another major shopping center of Thailand only is a distance of a few minutes from Siam. The central world offers a huge variety of products. You can get local brands’ clothing, a huge food court, a wide range of massage parlors. If you don’t have any particular thing to buy, just wander around, although you can’t visit the whole mall in a single day.

Day Two:

Bangkok

We will start this day with a visit to Wat Arun, Temple of the Dawn. Named after the Indian God of Dawn, Aruna, this beautiful temple sits on the west shore of the Chao Phraya River. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city. Today, you can visit the majestic Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha. You can also visit Wat Pho, a temple with the country’s longest reclining Buddha. Wat Pho is also the place where the Thai massage originated. Besides, you can take a riverboat to Chinatown to explore the crowded streets and enjoy a variety of delicacies from around the world.

Then, take an overnight train towards Surat Thani tonight. The overnight trains are comfortable and clean; however, the compartments are multi-share, so you will be sharing the compartments with other passengers. Also, you can order foods and drinks on board.

Day Three:

Ao Nang

We arrive at Surat Thani in the morning. Then, we take a bus towards the resort town of Ao Nang. You will see lots of open-air restaurants, shops, and bars on the sidewalk that lightens up the street in Ao Nang. It is also a great spot to take a boat and travel to places like Railay Beach and many other islands surrounding the bay. We have left enough time for you to relax on the beach and enjoy the vibe of southern Thailand. You might also engage in optional activities in Ao Nang, like cycling to the countryside while experiencing the local culture, tradition, and lifestyle. Or take a dip in a stunning waterfall. Besides, you can get a massage on the beach. Lay back and enjoy the relaxing massage while seeing the waves rise and fall and the sunset beneath the horizon.

Day Four:

Ao Nang

We go for a sea kayaking trip this morning to the mangrove forest of Ao Thalane. You will see one of the beautiful bay of Thailand between the Than Bok Khoranee and Krabi town. Move slowly through the bays and canyons while exploring caves and hidden lagoons. You might also enjoy the underwater world around Ao Nang with scuba diving. Likewise, you can join a Thai cooking class and learn a thing or two about Thai cuisine.

Day Five:

Ko Yao Yai

Hon on a vehicle/ferry and head towards Ko Yao Yai. The trip takes around a couple of hours. Ko Yao Yei, this chilled-out island set in the heart of Phang Nga Bay, is an excellent destination to have a relaxing time far from the tourist trails while enjoying the natural beauty around. Move to the local Thai villages, interact with locals, taste local delicacies, learn about their culture and tradition, see how they spend their daily life. While here, do not forget to try Mor Khao Mor Kaeng Ling, a dessert made out of Nepenthes- a small pitcher plant stuffed with sweet sticky rice and coconut milk. After enjoying the delicious Thai dessert. Head towards the community reforestation area where the community has planted fruit trees to conserve the environment. Stroll around the village to get a perspective of rural Thai life. Then, head back to the beach where a delicious southern-style cuisine awaits you.

Day Six:

Ko Yao Yai

Experience the beautiful underwater world surrounding Ko Yao Yai with a snorkeling trip. Venture into the bay to snorkel in the turquoise waters full of colorful coral and fish.

Day Seven:

Phuket

Departing from the serene, rural nature of Ko Yao Yai, we head towards the tourist haven of Phuket, Thailand’s most visited and largest island. Hop on a speed boat and cruise through the sea while feeling the salty breeze and enjoying the waves. This vibrant island has everything to offer. No matter what kind of traveler you are, this island can offer the activities of your interest. Visit the last untouched rainforest on the island at the Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary. Here, take a dip in Bang Pae Waterfall for a refreshing swim. Then, visit Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre, where the center takes in captive gibbons and rehabilitates then for reintroduction to the wild. The NGO helps to assure the sustained existence of these small animals on the island. In the evening, we return to Patong, where we will spend the night. Patong is like a capital of Phuket. This place has everything to offer from shops, restaurants, and nightclubs.

Day Eight :

Phuket

Ringed with beaches with a distinct vibe, ranging from a vibrant personality to something serene and quieter, Phuket has it all. If you get tired of beaches, go for Thai boxing exhibitions or cabaret shows. If you love to get out on the water and explore the islands, then take a trip to the stunning Phi Phi and Khai Nok, a small island with a white sandy beach perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Visit Phuket Elephant Sanctuary to spend the time with Thailand’s gigantic elephants. Here, you can learn about the history of each elephant, their lifestyle, their daily routine, how they socialize, and spend the time.

Day Nine:

Phuket

There are no activities planned for this day. You can leave the accommodation any time you like. We will gladly transfer you to the station or airport from where you can board to your further destination. If you would like to continue the trip, we can manage further trips to this beautiful country.

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