Thailand is an amazing place to visit, with loads to see, do and discover. From the bustling streets of Bangkok, to the tranquil lakes of Khao Sok National Park, it's an experience you'll never forget. However, travelling alone and in a foreign country can be a daunting prospect, and some things are better shared, so Ultimate Thailand brings people together!
Backpacking with us is the best way to travel if you want to explore, get up close and truely experience Thailand's beauty while travelling responsibly and respecting Thai culture.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP
- Discover buzzing Bangkok at day and night. Khao San Road is not to be missed and be prepared for a few surprises!
- Had a horrible night cramped in a bus or train before? Not here! Own bed, party and great food on our overnight train.
- Sleep in the middle of a lake on floating rafthouses!
- Explore wildlife during a mini safari, go kayaking and take a moonlit swim in the lake.
- Welcome to the jungle! Lushest green you'll ever see and wild monkeys!
- Longtail boat rides between stunning islands.
- Fire Show in Koh Phi Phi and drinks until you finished counting stars.
- See 'THE BEACH' and swim where Leo had a blast once
- Experience the best parties in Koh Phangan including the Full Moon Party, Half Moon Party & Black Moon Festival!
IF AVAILABILITY SHOWS FULL - PLEASE STILL CONTACT US AS WE MAY BE ABLE TO ACCEPT BOOKINGS
Day 1: Welcome Dinner
Your arrival in Bangkok will be easy! You'll be met at the airport and driven to our accommodation near Khao San Road, in the heart of Bangkok’s busy backpacker district. Check in to the hotel, then meet your Group and your Group Leader at our Welcome Dinner that evening. We'll explain everything about the trip and answer all your questions. After dinner we hit the town for a night of fun at our favourite Bangkok night spots.
Day 2: Bangkok City Tour
Today we’ll show you the best of Bangkok with a guided tour of the city's temples, river and markets. Our local Thai Guide will take you to explore the Dawn Temple ‘Wat Arun’, riverside markets, flower markets and the amazing Reclining Buddha Temple ‘Wat Pho’. That evening we meet again for another fun night on the town!
Day 3: Markets & Overnight Train
The morning is all yours to sleep in, relax, go exploring or head to the markets for some bargain hunting. That afternoon we catch the overnight train to Surat Thani in Southern Thailand, the gateway to Khao Sok National Park. The overnight train is loads of fun. Have dinner on the train, sleep in your own comfy bed and wake up refreshed for our jungle adventure!
Day 4: Khao Sok National Park - Wake up in Paradise
Welcome to the jungle! We arrive at Cheow Larn Lake and travel by longtail boat to our floating rafthouses, hidden deep in the rainforest of Khao Sok National Park. Our local guide will show us the amazing wildlife and tell us about the history of Khao Sok. Swim in the clear warm water of the lake, go kayaking or relax in a hammock.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Khao Sok Jungle Village
Wake up in your floating bamboo raft house. Take a quick swim before our early morning boat safari to spot wild monkeys playing in the trees along the side of the lake. Then we'll head on a trek through the jungle, and explore one of the many hidden caves before we travel to our next stop, Khao Sok Jungle Village where we get to visit some baby monkeys.
Day 6: Koh Phi Phi!
Today we arrive at the tropical island of Koh Phi Phi Don, the largest of the Phi Phi Islands, for two nights of fun! We arrive late-afternoon, have drinks at the pool bar and then head to the beach for dinner. Afterwards we visit our favourite party bars in Koh Phi Phi.
Day 7: Maya Bay, 'The Beach'
Today we take a boat trip to Phi Phi Leh Island to swim at ‘The Beach’ Maya Bay. Swim & snorkel in crystal clear water and chill with your new mates in paradise! After a day of fun we meet up for dinner and drinks on the beach, and check out the famous Phi Phi fireshows. We then kick off the party at our favourite Phi Phi beach club. * Please note, Maya Bay will be closed from June - October 2018 in order to conserve the surrounding National Park. During this time we have an alternative itinerary in place with some fantastic additional stop-offs in Koh Phi Phi including Pileh Lagoon, Shark Point & Viking Cave.
Day 8: Koh Phangan
Enjoy three days of fun on the party paradise island of Koh Phangan, home of the Full Moon Party. Our accommodation is located right near a stunning beach with turquoise water. Relax by the pool, swim at the beach, go snorkelling, kayaking or explore Koh Phangan and Haad Rin. There is heaps to do on the island: Phangan Wipeout, fishing, Thai cooking lessons, Muay Thai boxing, massage, yoga, mountain biking and loads more.
Day 9: Koh Phangan
Enjoy another day exploring the Koh Phangan Island!
Day 10: Koh Phangan
Enjoy another day exploring the Koh Phangan Island!
Day 11: Farewell
Finish your tour with us in the morning & say goodbye to your new travel buddies. Either extend your stay in Koh Phangan or continue on your onward travels.
- Starts in: Bangkok on selected Mondays (we'll arrange your airport shuttle)
- Arrival on Monday is recommended, the Welcome Dinner is at 6pm. If arriving before, extra nights can be arranged. Please get in touch.
- August: 6th / 13th / 20th / 27th
- September: 3rd / 10th / 17th / 24th
- October: 1st / 8th / 15th / 22nd / 29th
- November: 5th / 12th / 19th / 26th
- December: 3rd / 10th
- January: 7th / 14th / 21st / 28th
- February: 4th / 11th / 18th / 25th
- March: 4th / 11th / 18th / 25th
*Please use the live availability feature to check most up to date availability. If preferred start date is unavailable, please contact us to join the waiting list or check for cancellations.
Extra nights accommodation can be organised in Bangkok & Koh Phangan. Please add these on via the seperate product in Website Travel called 'Ultimate Thailand Tour Extras'.
Onward travel can be organised in country with their group leader.