We’ll come to get you from either of Bangkok’s airports, and bring you back to our hotel, only a stone's throw away for the lively backpacker Mecca of Khao San Rd. Meet your group and your guide, before a welcome dinner and drinks.
Time for a dose of Thai culture! Explore the city via tuk tuk, stopping off at a few of the city’s beautiful temples, and also the giant gold reclining Buddha statue. We’ll also see Bangkok from the water to, as we take a cruise along the Chao Phraya River on a traditional longtail boat. The rest of the day is free for you to explore, try out the Thai cuisine, or test your bartering skills at one of they many street markets for a bargain or two. In the evening, we’ll meet again for dinner, drinks, before more than likely heading out to Khao San Rd.
We’ll treat you to a traditional, relaxing Thai massage in the morning, before jumping on board a sleep train heading South, for the night. It’s a very authentic Thai experience, you get your own berth with fresh linen, and it’s a great place to bond with the rest of your group. Watch out the window as the sun rises over a vastly different scenery to what you’ve seen and experienced in Bangkok so far.
Jump aboard a longtail boat and head out into Khao Sok National Park. One giant freshwater lake; we’ll head towards our accommodation for the night - floating bungalows, but not before stopping on the way for a quick swim at some very picturesque locations. Once there, either take a kayak out with some of the group, or kick back and relax with a beer in a tube. The surrounding scenery is something not to be missed. You’ll be pinching yourself to make sure it’s real!
Wake up to sound of water lapping against the bottom of your bungalow, enjoy a local breakfast before making our way back to the mainland then across to Koh Phangan. Where we stay on Koh Phangan is one of our favourite locations; Bottle Beach. It’s a quiet secluded paradise, only accessible by boat, and we stay in beachfront bungalows only metres away from the water. Enjoy your time here lounging on the beach, swimming in the ocean, playing volleyball, or with a cocktail in hand. In the evening, we’re treated to a fire show around the campfire. Paradise.
Wake up to the sound of waves rolling in only metres away, and enjoy the morning as you wish. Opt to go kayaking, top up the tan, or enjoy a lay in. We’re picked up early afternoon, where we head to a local gym to try your hand at some Muay Thai boxing - the national sport of Thailand. After working up a sweat, we make our way to our accommodation for the next couple of nights to freshen up. It’s got a great bar, and even better atmosphere - the perfect location to spend the evening.
Today we set sail on a cruise around the island. Stop at some of the best snorkelling spots the island has to offer, visit waterfalls (seasonal) and take in the amazing tropical island scenery. Does it get any better? Yes it does! We’ll also throw in free food and drinks for the day. After a fun-filled day in the sun, we head back to our accommodation for a dip in the pool, before heading out in the evening for a night out to enjoy the island’s lively nightlife.
Get ready for an epic day party! Slip n Fly is one of the latest attractions of Koh Phangan. Featuring one of the biggest and craziest water slides in Southern Asia. We spend the day here so you can choose to chillax on the day beds or attempt the slides. Don’t worry if you are not a big fan of heights or water slides, this place has much more to offer. It’s actually a day party with DJ’s, games, a volleyball pool, bar, sunbeds and chill out areas and of course the constant entertainment of watching other backpackers throw themselves down the slides. Then in the evening we will meet in our hostel for a UV painting session to get us ready for the Half Moon Experience. We will take you to the best pre-drinking spots before hitting up the half moon party in TruTravels style! No rest for the wicked.
Today is purely for relaxing; as depending on what time you get in from the party, sleep and recovery will be most people’s desire. The only planned activity today is a Thai massage, the rest of the day can be spent however you like. Unless of course, you’re one of the party animals who decide to spend today at the after party, which usually begins around 6am.
Check out day. It’s time say farewell to your newfound friends. Our guides are on hand to help plan your next step; whether that’s staying on Koh Phangan a little while longer, help getting back to Bangkok, or maybe another TruTravels trip somewhere else in Asia!