24th March 2023 - 1st April 2023

We’re taking backpacking to the next level! If you’re dreaming of unspoilt sandy beaches, dazzling skybar views & waking up in pure tropical paradise, You’re in the right place. Live your best life as we explore, Khao Sok National Park, Railay, Phi Phi & Phuket in style. Island hop pristine white beaches & turquoise blue waters. From fine dining & charming hotels to breathtaking viewpoints & infinity pools. Tantalising Thailand, you’ll thank us later.

 

 

 

Our Flashpacker style is for those who want to experience our bucket list activities, but with a little more comfort and style. We've included all the best bits of our Classic tours but with higher standards of accommodation, transport and activities. Done the hostel vibe? Then this is your natural progression. It still has the epic backpacker vibe, but a bit more boujee. We like to call it ballin’ on a budget. From backpacker to Flashpacker.

What's Included

Airport Pickup
(Up to two days before tour)

Travel Ninja
Your Guide! Like travelling with your best mates and one of them happens to know where they're going!

Transport
All Transport Included Longtail boat to Khao Sok Ferries to Koh Phi Phi & Phuket Flight to Krabi

Accommodation
8 Nights Accommodation

Activities
Bangkok sky bar Spa Massage Khao Sok National Park Grand Palace Viewpoints

TruExclusives
Sunset kayaking & cocktails, Beach Clean!

Meals
8 X Breakfasts 2 x Lunches 2 X Dinners
WHERE WE STAY
BANGKOK
RAILAY BEACH
PHI PHI
PHUKET
A shot of the hotel in Bangkok's rooftop pool with the pool lights on, surrounding sun loungers at twilight in Thailand..
The lobby at the hotel in Bangkok, Thailand showing lush decor

We start our epic adventure in Bangkok. Our chosen hotel is beautiful, the perfect place to settle in after a long journey...Situated near the famous Khao San Road and The Grand Palace, we're in the very heart of the city. From Whirlpool baths to a rooftop infinity pool, our accommodation oozes class, style and comfort. Picture a home from home with a spa, massage facility, fitness centre & rooftop bar. It won't just be the jaw-dropping view of the city that has you feeling like a celebrity—a thrilling location, a relaxing atmosphere & hey even continuous winner of The World Luxury Hotels grant. So yeah, it's kind of a big deal.

A drone shot of the hotel grounds in Railay beach, Krabi, Thailand showing the pool, sun loungers, bean bags and luscious surrounding greenery
A photo of a twin double room at the hotel in Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand
A photo of a hotel in Railay beach, Krabi, Thailand showing the blue pool, sun loungers and the surrounding lush greenery

Immerse yourself in a tropical paradise as we stay in secluded bamboo cottages, each with its own private balcony & air conditioning. Surrounded by emerald-green mountains, the views are out of this world. Our hotel includes a stunning infinity pool with sun loungers, perfect for poolside cocktails & relaxing whilst overlooking the scenic Andaman Sea. Perfection. We stay amongst the luscious jungle in Tru Thai authentic luxury accommodation. Yeah, for real.

Phi Phi Islands, the place of dreams, the Instagram hotspot, complete and utter beachfront bliss, so it's only right our accommodation is the same. Welcome to paradise! The rooms are spacious with air conditioning, flat-screen TVs and en-suite bathrooms. Comfort at it's finest. The location is ideal close to nightlife and restaurants, the views are breathtaking, and the cocktails? Well, they're delicious.

An aerial shot of the hotel in Phuket, Thailand showing a long deep blue pool that stretches around the hotel and the hotel grounds
A shot of the outside area at the hotel in Phuket, Thailand showing two blue pools, sun loungers and tables with chairs.

Charming, stylish and enchanting. Our hotel in Phuket is next-level beauty. A relaxing retreat just a short walk from the glorious Karon Beach. With glistening resort swimming pools and vibrant, spacious rooms, you'll feel at home in no time. With your very own private balcony overlooking the hotel's stunning architecture and long winding crystal clear pool, our hotel is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring Thailand's beauty and culture. Check into the spa and rejuvenate with a massage, indulge in the restaurant's famous cuisine or sit back and relax poolside on a sun lounger. You're in paradise after all.

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Bucket List
A scenic view of the city sky line in Bangkok, Thailand just before night fall
Bangkok Skybars
Girl sitting at Koh Phi Phi Thailand Viewpoint overlooking ocean and lush green Palm Trees
Phi Phi Views
Sunset Kayaking
A group shot in donuts on the lake in Khao Sok National Park Thailand
Khao Sok National Park
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Koh Phi Phi Beach Clean

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9
Day 1

Welcome to Thailand!

Arrive in Bangkok, the city of dreams, the land of smiles, the start of the best 9 days of your life. We’re ready and waiting at the airport to pick you up. So grab your bags, and we’re on our way! We take you to our first hotel where you can chillax, no really that’s it’s name. Chillax resort and it’s a beauty! The afternoon is free to spend as you please, it’s been a long flight, so connect to the wifi and order your first cocktail in Thailand? ;) We stay close to the famous Khao San road so if you fancy getting out of the hotel, check it out, grab a massage or hit up the bustling markets! In the evening we meet up with the rest of the group for a welcome dinner and see where the night takes us.

Bangkok
Airport Pick Up
A shot of the hotel in Bangkok's rooftop pool with the pool lights on, surrounding sun loungers at twilight in Thailand..
A lively photo of a crowd enjoying the nightlife in Bangkok
Day 2

Exploring Bustling Bangkok and Skyline Views

You wake up in Bankok and realise, there really is no place like it! Chill out in the morning, enjoy the infinity pool and get rid of that jet-lag. In the afternoon we take private transport to the Grand Palace. Dazzling, spectacular, dripping in elegance and gold the Grand Palace is the most famous landmark in Bangkok, so it’s only right we visit. We learn about Thai history and culture and take a look around. We head back and get suited and booted, we’ll grab a shower and put on some fresh clothes, as tonight we’re heading to one of Bangkok’s most famous sky towers. Amazing views, delicious cocktails and your new travel buddies taking selfies with you in front of Bankok’s famous skyline. Well, it doesn't get any better! Afterwards, we could explore some of Bangkok’s hidden bars. Top secret. We won’t tell if you won’t.

1x Breakfast
Grand palace & Skybar
A scenic view of the city sky line in Bangkok, Thailand just before night fall
Day 3

Exploring Khao Sok National Park

We will leave Bangkok and catch a flight down to Suratthani where we head to our next stop - stunning Khao Sok National Park. Surrounded by limestone mountains, these emerald green waters are an experience in themself. We catch our long tail boat to our floating bungalows where we settle in for an amazing 24 hours in one of Thailand's most stunning places. This afternoon will be spent chilling, swimming and taking in the scenic views! Sunset kayaking is a must in Khao Sok so if you're up for it... So are we!

Khao Sok National Park
1x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch, 1 x Dinner
Kayaking
Relaxing in the donuts at the floating bungalows in Khao Sok National Park Thailand
Girls floating in donuts at the lake in Khao Sok National Park Thailand
Day 4

Let's Head To Railay - Sunset Kayaking & Cave Magic

We have breakfast at the front of our floating bungalows before bidding farewell to magical Khao Sok National Park. In the afternoon we check into our stunning hotel. A beautiful resort located in Railay, relax by the infinity pool surrounded by limestone mountains. Paradise. Freshen up before hitting the beach. We’re kayaking at sunset! GoPros at the ready, as we kayak into the hidden gem of Phra Nang Cave. A tru-ly authentic Thai experience, known to bring good fortune and fertility from the legend that is Phra Nang sea princess goddess herself. As the sun goes down, we paddle back to the beach where cocktails are calling our name.

Sunset Kayaking & Cave Visit
1 x Breakfast
Group kayaking in Khao Sok Thailand with picturesque scenes
Halong Bay's hidden gems kayaking
Day 5

Viewpoints & rock climbing baby!

Rise and shine! It’s an early one, we leave the hotel around 8 am and take a hike up to one of Thailand’s most famous viewpoints. The views are breathtaking, the hike, maybe a little breathtaking too.. But so worth it when you get to the top! Insta worthy shots for sure. *This morning's hike is optional if you fancy a lay in!* In the afternoon you have the option to live it up on a boat trip, or if adventure is what you're craving then you can spend the rest of your day rock climbing limestone cliffs and sea the stunning sea from up high! In the evening we could hit up the best beach bars for a well needed and deserved cocktail.

Railay Beach
Viewpoint hike, rock climbing or Boat trip
1 x Breakfast
The view point with incredible views of Railay beach
Day 6

Phi Phi & Beach Clean!

Next stop Phi Phi island! If you're picturing beautiful beaches and unbelievable views.. you're on the right track! We'll arrive early afternoon and head for a briefing from our partners TrashHero! TrashHero is an energetic, volunteer-led movement that drives change within communities around the world, motivating and supporting them to clean and prevent plastic waste. We'll spend the afternoon by helping restore the beautiful beaches of Koh Phi Phi with a beach clean! We'll help remove plastic and debri from the shores and leave our oceans in a better condition than when we found them! In the evening we head to the famous Koh Phi Phi viewpoint, just in time for sunset and THAT Instagram worthy photo from this trip (I’ll be bringing my professional camera and will happily shoot you x Sandy). The skies are golden orange and candy floss purple. Pure perfection.

Phi Phi’s nightlife is super famous. So if you fancy partying your flip flops off, or watching a wild fire show on the beach, well we’re with you every step on the way.

Koh Phi Phi
Sunset Viewpoint & Educational Beach Clean
1 x Breakfast
A group selfie at the viewpoint in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand as the sun is about to set
A group selfie at the viewpoint in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand just as the sun starts to set
Day 7

Island hopping Phi Phi!

Wake up to the sounds of the waves, the fresh, crisp sea air, walk outside you’re in paradise. It’s a chilled one before we jump on a speed boat to explore. Sunglasses on, wind in your hair, we’re island hopping in style! We sail the turquoise blue waters, speed through the emerald green scenic views. Trust us, there’s nowhere else you’d rather be in the world. We hit the gems that are Monkey Island, (no really there’s monkey’s there) Viking Cave and Pileh Lagoon. All as different and tru-ly spectacular as the next. Jump in! We spend the afternoon snorkelling and swimming and having some delicious lunch onboard. Bliss. We watch the sun go down as the night comes alive, and the plankton shines bright.. Anyone fancy an evening dip? This may end up being your favourite day of the trip!

1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch
Boat Trip & Snorkelling
A group in the bright turquoise water in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
Five people in the crystal clear blue water while snorkelling in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
A group selfie on a long tail boat in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand showing the crystal clear water and famous cliff formations
Day 8

Lets Go To Phuket!

Today we say goodbye to Phi Phi! Waving goodbye to paradise island we catch the ferry and a minivan over to Phuket. The largest of the Thai islands! So go big and explore! The afternoon is free to chill and do whatever you fancy! From action to relaxation Phuket’s got it all, your Travel Ninja can point you in the right direction for any afternoon activities you want to tick off that bucket list. In the evening we got a luxury massage or spa treatment included for you and then we head to our farewell dinner.

Phuket
1x Breakfast 1 x Farwell Dinner
Spa Massage
A group of four posing in front of a bright pink wall in Phuket, Thailand
A group of four walking through the streets of Phuket, Thailand
Day 9

Farewell...For now!

Check out day, I’m not crying, you are! :D Have a chilled morning, It’s been an unreal 9 days of exploring Thailand in Tru comfort in style. All good things must come to an end, and we’re gutted to see you leave. Your Travel Ninja is on hand for and any onward travel plans you may have. All the important stuff. Let’s not say goodbye but see you soon. It’s been real and one thing is for sure - the memories we made will last a lifetime.

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Two girls toasting their beers on the beach at sunset in Phuket, Thailand

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FAQS

What level of accommodation is on a Flashpacker trip?

Our accommodation is of a higher standard for comfort and style, we stay in beautiful hotels and resorts, with stunning views. We’ve specifically chosen our hotels and suppliers to ensure every moment is tailored to a flashpacker lifestyle from the rooms to the surroundings, we stay in paradise.

What type of transportation is used?

We’ve perfected our Flashpacker tour for maximum comfort and minimum travel times. We use private minivans for a lot of our transport or if it’s a long way, we’ll catch a flight. No stress.

Where does the trip start & Finish?

The trip begins in Bangkok and finishes in Phuket.

Which airport do I need to fly into?

You will need to fly into Suvarnabhumi (BKK) which is the main international airport or alternatively we can also collect you from Don Muang (DMK).

What is the closest airport to the end destination?

The closest airport to the end destination is Phuket International Airport (HKT).

How do I get back to the start destination and is this included in the price? If not, how much is it?

There are a few options for returning to Bangkok but the easiest would be a flight from Phuket to Bangkok. For more options email us at info@trutravels.com and we can help you decide how to return.

What kind of accommodation is included on this trip?

The accommodation for this trip is all twin share private rooms. Doubles can be provided upon request for couples.

What is the currency?

The currency is Thai Baht (THB)

Is WIFI available throughout this trip?

Yes, there is WIFI in all of our accommodation during this trip apart from Khao Sok National Park.

Are there many solo travellers?

Yes, lots of people come on our trips as solo travellers, it's a great way to meet new people and you’ll never feel alone from the moment you arrive as you will instantly be travelling with an awesome group of likeminded people.

If we are going to more expensive places, how much money would you suggest we bring?

Everyone spends differently whilst on holiday, some buy 30 souvenirs to bring home to family and friends or decide that the first round at the bar is on them. It can really depend, before you go we will send you details of the average costs of drinks, meals out and local living in each destination so you can roughly work out how you’d be spending depending on your habits.

Are there any COVID precautions in place for my trip?

Yes! We’re doing everything we can to make your trip as safe and stress- free as possible. All trips are run with enhanced safety and hygiene protocols advised by the FCO (Foreign Commonwealth Office) & WHO (World Health Organisation) including only working with partners who uphold the same standard and are taking the maximum amount of precautions. From switching to private transport where possible to offering private room upgrades, we’ve got all areas covered to ensure your trip is an amazing one!

Is my money protected?

Yep! You will never lose your money. You’re protected. TruTravels is both ABTA and ATOL registered meaning your money is safe. We also offer 1 free date change before 60 days of your departure date.

Is there a weight limit on baggage I can bring?

You can bring as much as you like however as your trip includes a flight, this will include up to 20kg luggage. If your luggage exceeds this, there may be a charge.

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