Welcome to Thailand!
Arrive in Phuket and welcome to paradise! Thailand is the dream destination for many first time travellers but the islands are really where it’s at! This is the start of the best goddamn 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 relax the day away. The afternoon is free to spend as you please, it’s been a long flight, so connect to the wifi and order any and every cocktail that contains a funky umbrella or colourful straw. Start your boujee adventure as you mean to go on, right? In the evening we meet up with the rest of the group and the gals you’ll be spending the next 9 days with. It’s our first night, so we grab a welcome dinner and see where the night takes us..
Magical Khao Sok National Park
How was your first night? Of course, it was out of this world. You’ve met your gals of course! We grab breakfast before heading to our first destination on tour and of course we go big, like big BIG. We’re going to the magical Khao Sok National Park! Emerald green waters, floating bungalows and raft houses surrounded by limestone mountains and wildlife. We take a mini van then a long tail boat to our destination. To say this is a bucket list ticking experience is the understatement of the century. Khao Sok National Park is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the beauty that is Thailand. We’ll spend the day swimming in the lake, kayaking around these jaw dropping surroundings before sitting back with a beer in hand as the sun goes down. Khao Sok National Park is the perfect place to start our gals trip and trust us, it will be a night to remember!
1x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch, 1 x Dinner
A Railay good time!
Today we bid farewell to Bangkok, it’s been Thai-rific. We’re sad to leave, but it’s time to hit up the islands. Premium style! First stop Krabi! We catch a flight in the afternoon and check into our luxury hotel. A beautiful resort located in Railay, relax by the infinity pool surrounded by limestone mountains. Yeah, we’ve taken you to paradise. Freshen up before hitting the beach. We’re sailing into the sunset, Disney style. Well, not quite, we’re kayaking, but the experience is just as magical. 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. Hey, we’ve worked up a sweat. It’s only right we have a daiquiri or 5. A TruExclusive, a Tru experience and a Tru memory like no other.
Sunset Kayaking & Cave visit
Viewpoints, cooking classes & 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. In the afternoon you have the option to take part in a 3-course traditional Thai cooking class, yep we’ve got the pro’s teaching you to be a pro. Or if you don’t fancy yourself as a world-renowned chef you can spend the day rock climbing. Climb the limestone cliffs and sea the stunning sea from up high! In the evening we hit up the best beach bars for a well needed and deserved drink. Boujee cocktails only, please.
Viewpoint hike, rock climbing or Thai cooking class
We’re in Phi Phi BEACHES!
Next stop Phi Phi island! Phi Phi is famous for many things other than the filming of a young Leonardo Dicaprio in The Beach. Hey, he’s gorgeous, and we’re still swooning..We love Leo, both the babe and the Thai beer. But Phi Phi is so much more than that. Golden sandy beaches, pristine blue waters. It’s heaven. We catch the boat across and once arriving the afternoon is yours to do as you please. Catch some zzz’s on the beach, grab an acai bowl smoothie or relax in our fancy-ass hotel. There’s no better place to watch the sun go down than the famous Phi Phi viewpoint, so we head there for sunset. Grab your TruFam in close, the skies are golden orange and candy floss purple. Pure perfection. Phi Phi’s nightlife is POPPIN. 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. What happens in Phi Phi stays in Phi Phi right?
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. James Bond style. 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. Like we said we don’t do average, we do bucket list ticking, mind-blowingly awesome. 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? Another unbelievable day brought to you by TruTravels, you’re very welcome.
PHUKET, LET’S GO
Today we say goodbye to Phi Phi, we miss you already and catch the ferry and a minivan over to Phuket. The largest of the Thai islands! So go big, 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. We’ve got a big day tomorrow, so let’s unwind. I think a luxurious massage or spa treatment courtesy of yours Tru-ly will do. Yeah, we know how to spoil you ;)
An El of a good time!
Today is our last full day together and what a trip it’s been! So we head to the local elephant sanctuary to visit Thailand’s national animal. We get up close with these friendly giants and learn how they are rehabilitated and cared for day to day. Animal welfare is extremely close to our hearts at Tru, and the elephants here are free to roam and are not here for the entertainment of tourists. We educate ourselves and use this opportunity to distribute funds to programmes that do good. Hey, it’s an El of a morning! ;) We arrive back early afternoon and have a few hours to get ready for our final night! Go big or go home! We head to one of Phuket’s most famous spots for sunset in Promthep Cape and have a delicious dinner on the beach and see where the night takes us. It’s our last night, so it’s only right we make it one to remember... We can already taste the sex on the beach..cocktails.
Check out day, we’re not crying you are. Have a chilled morning, It’s been an unreal 9 days of exploring Thailand in Tru comfort in style. Backpacking but make it boujee, you get the drift TruFam. 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, or even an impromptu sadness induced hug. All the important stuff. You’re a member of the TruFam now so let’s not say goodbye but see you soon. In the words of Arnie. Hasta La Vista Baby.