Is there anywhere more beautiful in the world than Thailand? We’re taking you on a 16 Thai-refic journey starting in Bangkok and ending in Phuket! Buckle up it’s going to be a wild ride! We’re taking you overnight in Bottle Beach, the ultimate TruExclusive! Partying till the sun comes up at the famous Full Moon Party and we’ve got more beach days than a shipwrecked pirate. Feel the local culture, try out the tastiest Thai cuisine, sit back and watch as the sun sets in one of South East Asia’s most popular countries! Will this be the best 16 days of your life? You bet-thai believe it!!
It’s day 1 and the first day of your EPIC 16-day journey! We’ll pick you up from the airport. Not physically throw you over our shoulder, but one of our Tru Ninja’s will be there to meet you! A TruNinja is what we call our tour guides, they go above and beyond, they’re super cool and edgy, and they can fix most problems lightning fast. We take you directly to our hotel and the afternoon is free to explore and get settled in. Grab some good wifi and update your insta story that you’ve made it to one of the greatest cities in the world. It’s a first night, so we’re taking you to infamous Khao San Road, one of the best spots in Bangkok! Grab a beer, get to know your new TruCrew it’s going to be a crazy 16 days.
Day 2 and we’re CRUISINGGG… They see me rolling… We’re sightseeing the capital by water! We travel by longtail boat along the Chao Phraya River. The best way to explore to Bangkok and experience some of Thailand’s heritage. We’re heading to two prestigious temples - Wat Arun and Wat Pho! You’ll get to see the famous, super impressive giant golden reclining Buddha statue. Wat Pho real?! You got it! The rest of the day is for you to explore, grab a massage, overindulge on some delicious street food or hit up the markets for a spot of shopping. Have you even visited Thailand if you don’t own a pair of elephant pants? In the evening, we meet for dinner and drinks and see where the night takes us!
Relax this morning, nurse that hangover. How? you ask. Well, we’re going for a traditional Thai Massage! Destress, get rid of all those knots from sleeping uncomfortably on the plane and melt away all of life’s worries. We travel overnight on the train down south where we swap the hustle and bustle of city life in Bangkok for the tranquil lakes of stunning Khao Sok National Park - situated in the Surat Thani Province of Thailand. The overnight train is one of the best ways to travel in Thailand and is an experience in itself!
Today we’re up and out; we take a longtail boat out to our unbelievable floating bungalows. Khao Sok is known for its beauty, and our accommodation will not disappoint! On the way, we cool off with a quick dip and dive in. When we arrive to try out a spot of kayaking, relax, you’re in paradise. Sit back with a beer in a giant rubber tube. You’re in amongst a limestone mountain range, floating in a freshwater lake surrounded by rainforest. Are we in Jurassic Park? It sure damn looks like it. Minus the crazy dinosaurs obvs.
We’re up and enjoying a spot of breakfast before we head to Koh Phangan. And boy, have we got a day ahead for you! The ultimate TruExclusive! You won’t get this anywhere else. We’re taking you to Bottle Beach where we’ll spend the night! A hidden gem in Thailand, it’s quiet, it’s beautiful and only accessible by boat. The beach is pretty remote, so don’t be surprised if we have the place to ourselves! We stay in beach huts with the ocean at our doorstep. Relax here for the rest of the afternoon, gallivant around in the sea, or challenge the rest of the TruCrew to the ultimate game of beach volleyball. Whatever you fancy doing, it’s your day. In the evening, we enjoy dinner together. Cocktails are flowing, the suns going down as we sit on the beach campfire lit. Can this get any better? Yes! We have our very own private fire show!
Wake up to the calming sounds of the waves rolling in onto the beach. Are you dreaming? Nope! This is your reality. Wake up in paradise, and the morning is free to spend as you please. Grab a kayak and get out on the water, top up that already golden tan or trek to the local viewpoint. Hey if you want a lazy morning and lay in, do that instead catch up on some zzz’s. In the afternoon, we are collected and taken to a local gym to try our hand at Muay Thai boxing. Thailand’s national sport. You might not be a natural, but you’ll deffo learn a thing or two! We then head to our next accommodation. A beach hostel where we’ll spend the next 2 nights. If you fancy a few evening drinks, your travel Ninja is there to take you out and show you the coolest bars in Haad Rin. They’re in the know.. Ya know?
Time to set off on a voyage around Koh Phangan! Grab a welcome drink as we board the boat, and the music starts playing as we set off to explore the island. We know we know, we travel in style. Throughout the day we’ll stop off, grab the snorkels and mask and dive it! Thailand marine life is out of this world, so snorkelling is a must-do! We’ll check out some of the best beaches on the island. Play our favourite beach game of volleyball, take a dip in the sea or tackle a human pyramid on the sand with your TruFam. Whatever you fancy. In the evening, we head back to our hotel to chill out by the pool before freshening up for a fun night out. Yes, we said it we’re going out OUT!
Today we are off on an epic road trip where you'll see waterfalls, beaches and beautiful viewpoints! In the evening, we meet in our hostel for the ultimate UV painting session to get us ready for The Full Moon Party. It’s legendary, it’s spectacular, and you couldn’t be with a better crew. We take you to all the best pre-drinking spots before hitting up The Full Moon Party. If you’re hardcore enough to make it to sunrise (It’s the best part) join us at the after-party which starts at 6am. You know the old saying.. No rest for the wicked aye?
*Please note, The Full Moon Party is on a specific date each month so our activities can sometimes shuffle around, but don’t stress, you won’t miss anything!)
It’s been a wild few days and today is set aside for recovery. Chill, recharge, rehydrate. It was a big night, so the only thing we have planned today is a relaxing Thai massage and possibly winding down in the evening with a film at a local bar. If you were one of the crazy 10/10 party animals who only just made it in for breakfast, spend the day in bed, catch up on some sleep or grab an amazing 7/11 toastie. The ultimate hangover cure.
Today we jump aboard a short ferry and head over to Koh Tao. Some call it ‘Turtle Island’. We call it heaven on earth. We’ll spend the next 2 nights here, Koh Tao has recently been voted ‘Best Island in South East Asia’ so trust us when we say we’re taking you to the best of the BEST. We stay only 5 minutes from the beautiful Sairee beach. Oooo yeah. We love a beach. Once checked in, settle in before we meet up for dinner and a few drinks.
Today we grab a boat ride from Koh Tao across to the adjoining island of Koh Nang Yuan. It’s postcard-worthy, facetime your mum from the top of the viewpoint worthy. It’s one of the best spots in the whole of Thailand! Have a snorkel in the Japanese gardens before we take on the trek up! The view out is spectacular overlooking the adjoining beaches and bays. Go on, get the ultimate insta snap here, hey our Travel Ninja is pretty much a professional and vogue photographer these days anyway. Afterwards, we head back to Koh Tao where we have a few hours before we meet for dinner and join the famous KOH TAO PUB CRAWL! Who loves a pub crawl? WE do! Sing it with us! Koh - Tao! Koh - Tao!! We take to the bars in our matching Koh Tao t-shirts. Ya know, been there, done that got the T-Shirt!
Today’s a free day! So if you went a bit too hard last night on the cocktails and your heads hurting a little.. Chillax. If you’re feeling fresher than a daisy on a summer’s morning, then get out and explore. Tanote Bay is one of our favourite spots on the island, and if you can get enough energy together to go, you won’t regret it! In the evening we jump on the night ferry over to the mainland where we’re picked up by our private minibus fitted with tunes & DVD player. We travel in style, baby. We head over to the west coast and onto our next stop. World-famous Phi Phi Islands!!
We’re in Phi Phi be*ches! Check into our accommodation before we take a trek up to the island’s viewpoint. Phi Phi is small, but once you’re here, you’ll never want to leave! You’ll go coconuts for this place! P.s try the coconuts, they’re delicious. It’s a bit a trek up to the viewpoint so grab some water, that awful 2000’s R’n’B playlist you made back home and let’s do this! In the evening we head out to the island’s lively nightlife. Ready to dance your socks off?! JK, We only wear flip flops in Thailand Duh!
Have you fallen in love yet? Well, imagine seeing the place Leonardo Dicaprio filmed ‘The Beach’ himself. Leonardo Dicaprio graced this very place with his presence. Ok, we’re drooling. Today we take you on a boat trip to explore the surrounding islands! First, stop Monkey Beach! We’ll get up close, but not too close of course to these cheeky monkeys and visit the beach that they inhabit. We stop at the Viking Caves before we swing past the entrance to Maya Bay Aka Once the set for our heart throb old Dicaprio. Lunch is included on the boat, and we finish the day watching the sun go down, ice-cold beer in hand. Perfection… the day, or Dicaprio? You decide.
It’s our last night. We’re not crying.. You are. We have to go out with a bang! We hop on the island boat over to Phuket, the largest of the Thai Islands and where we will end our magical trip. In the evening, we head out to experience the wonders that are Phuket & Patong. Will things get a little crazy?! PHUKET! WHY NOT! You’re on holiday after all ;)
Today is the day we say goodbye, we’re not ready we know. It’s been an epic, crazy, groundbreaking, the best experience of our lives 16 days. Your Travel Ninja aka BFF after this trip is on hand to help you with any onward plans. If you’re sticking around, we can give you some recommendations on the next place to head too! Whatever you need, a lift to the airport, a massive group hug or just one last breakfast beer. We’ve got your back. Until next time TruFam. We’ll miss you.
Strap in, Bangkok is the first stop on our insane two-week tour. This hotel is located right next to the famous Khao San Road, so it's right in the centre of all the fun. Relax after your long journey with a dip in the pool or get stuck in and venture to nearby tourist sights like The Grand Palace. It's in the perfect location for our night out when we come back to Bangkok too, you can have every bucket in sight and then stumble home in a minute or two... ideal!
Ok, welcome to paradise! Sleeping in floating bungalows is everyone's DREAM, right!? Imagine waking up surrounded by calm waters that are crystal clear and an idyllic blue... well, that's what you get at the floating resort in Khao Sok National Park! Each of the 30 bungalows has its own veranda, perfect to lie on and watch the jungle night sky. There's also a bar area to get your beer fix and a chill space for the evenings.
Welcome to Bottle Beach and your own little beach hut overlooking the ocean. That's right, this accommodation is pretty special. Not only do you get to stay in a beach hut, but the beach is secluded and we pretty much get it allll to ourselves. So chill in your hammock and take in the sights, grab a cocktail and wait for the beach bonfire to start!
After our night on Bottle Beach, staring up at the stars as we sleep by a beach bonfire, we move onto our second Koh Phangan destination. What you wouldn't expect is that we move from one secluded beach to the next. Our hotel has its own private beach!! Unreal, right? So you can chill, sip on a cocktail and soak up all the good vibes either in the gorgeous pool, by the bar or on the secluded beach.
Say hello to Koh Phangan's little neighbour - Koh Tao! Our hotel is ideally located on Sairee Beach, which is now lined with cool little restaurants and beach bars and is right next to the town so whether you fancy spending the afternoon by the pool, exploring the town or chilling on the beach, you're sorted!
Whatever you want to do, this hotel has got you covered. It's only a couple of minutes walk to Phi Phi's gorgeous white sand Loh Dalum Beach and maybe 5 minutes to Ton Sai Beach and Laem Hin Beach. So rent a snorkel and get ready to get your tan on! If exploring is more your thing, then the walk to the famous Viewpoint is super close and there are lots of restaurants and shops nearby to mooch around.
Our last stop is Phuket. I'm not crying, you are! It's time for one last blowout with our new BBFs and what better place to do it than Patong Beach. We stay near this lively strip, so it's not too far to stumble back home after one too many buckets on our crazy and amazing last night together in Thailand! This hotel is a stylish and comfortable place to end our trip before you get back to your hostel backpacking lifestyle!
WHERE DOES THE TRIP START & FINISH?
The trip begins in Bangkok and finishes in Phuket.
WHICH AIRPORT DO I NEED TO FLY INTO?
Your Arrival Airport is Suvarnabhumi (BKK.)
WHAT IS THE CLOSEST AIRPORT TO THE END DESTINATION?
Your end destination is Phuket and your closest airport is Phuket International Airport (HKT)
WHAT KIND OF ACCOMMODATION IS INCLUDED ON THIS TRIP?
The accommodation for this trip is a mixture of twin share and private dorm rooms.
HOW MUCH IS A PRE NIGHT’S ACCOMMODATION?
If you would like to arrange a pre-night please email firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS THE CURRENCY?
The currency in Thailand is Thai Baht (THB)
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.