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Total Thailand

Decisions, decisions! Can’t decide what Thailand tour to go on? Well, lucky for you, because this tour takes you to the North, the South, the East, and to the West of Thailand. Starting in Bangkok and finishing in Phuket, you are in for a life-changing 27 days in Thailand. Our TruNinja (a fancy way of saying guide) will be showing you all the hotspots and the hidden gems. From temples to trekking the jungle, tuk-tuk rides to trying out the street food as well as exploring the ocean by kayak or snorkelling to see what you can find under the sea (how punny). You’ll experience it all, the perfect balance of culture, adventure, nature, partying and island life. After all, it is called Total Thailand, and we don’t do average! Let’s get this show on the road *cue holiday by Madonna*!

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 Private Van Overnight Train Ferry Boat

Accommodation
26 Nights Accommodation Hotel, Floating Bungalows, Hill Tribe Stay

Activities
Erawan waterfalls Elephant sanctuary Khao Sok National Park Koh Nang Yuan

TruExclusives
HILL TRIBE HOMESTAY BOTTLE BEACH EXPERIENCE
TruFlexibility
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Low Deposit
Stupidly low deposits so you won't have to raid the piggy bank to lock in your trip.
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Free date changes
In case shit happens and you can't make it.
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Payment Plans
Have something to look forward to & pay us when you can.
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Unrivalled Support
The best 1 on 1 support before, during and after your trip.
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Lifetime Deposits
Never lose out. Your deposit is good for life, even if plans change.
Bucket List
group standing in front of temple in Bangkok
Bangkok Temples
Care For Elephants
A group photo in the lake at Khao Sok national park in Thailand
Khao Sok National Park
Creating flames from the wok in a cooking class in Chiang Mai Thailand
Thai Cooking Class
A girl about to go on the zip line in Chiang Mai Thailand
Zip-lining
Bamboo raft trip in Chiang Mai Thailand
Bamboo Raft Trip
A girl at the top of the viewing platform overlooking Nang Yuan Island in Koh Tao Thailand
Koh Nang Yuan

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19 Day 20 Day 21 Day 22 Day 23 Day 24 Day 25 Day 26 Day 27
Day 1

Airport Pick up

Bangkok baby, your 27 adventure begins! So you’ve made it to this lively and vibrant city, our amazing TruNinja will meet you at the airport before heading off to the accommodation! You’ll have the first day to settle in and relax, wash off all that travelling, meet the rest of your group aka TruFam, and explore the local area. Maybe see a few markets or try some street food, whatever ya fancy! In the evening, it’s time for our welcome dinner at one of our favourite restaurants on the one & only Khao San Road! Get to know your fellow travellers over sharing a bucket or two (or any drink of choice, you do you). Holiday mode is ON and warning, you may never want to turn it off!

Bangkok
Airport Pick Up
Groups enjoying a drink sat around a pool raising their arms to cheer with a busy market street in the background
A group selfie at Khao San road Bangkok
A lively photo of a crowd enjoying the nightlife in Bangkok
A group photo at Khao San road in Bangkok Thailand
Day 2

KANCHANABURI: BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI

So you know the film Bridge Over River Kwai? Well, today we are going to see the bridge over River Kwai (surprise)! Before we head off to the river, we hop off to do some shopping and not at just any market, but a FLOATING one! Sick right? Have a browse at the stalls, selling all sorts of food, clothing, souvenirs and even homeware! Once we’ve done our browsing the market by long-tail boat, it’s off to Kanchanaburi! When we have arrived, we get on another boat and cruise down the River Kwai enjoying the sight of the bridge (an insta worthy moment fo’ sho’). It’s sunset o’clock and what a better place to watch the sunset than the bridge over River Kwai! Get those poses ready for all the 10/10 shots you’re going to get because trust us, you won’t want to miss this photo op. The view is incredible and is definitely bucket list-worthy!

 

KANCHANABURI
FLOATING MARKET & BRIDGE OVER KWAI
1x (B) 2x (L) 1x (D)
Group of girls with arms round each other facing a viewpoint in Kanchanaburi in Thailand
Admiring the sunset over the river Kwai from a long tail boat in Kanchanaburi Thailand
large group standing on bridge over the river kwai on a cloudy day in Thailand
Group of girls on the bridge over River Kwai
group of young people standing with beautiful scenery of lakes and mountains in the background in Thailand
Day 3

ERAWAN WATERFALLS

Imagine, a 7 tier, crystal clear blue waterfall surrounded by lush greenery, sounds unreal right! Erawan falls, just an hour away from Kanchanaburi, is basically what you imagine paradise to look like. Something you would expect to see on the television and not in real life, but it is real life! We know TLC said don’t go chasing waterfalls but ya know, I think we can be excused this once because just look at how beautiful it is? Make sure you have your swimmers as you’ll want to take a dip, and check this out, there are 7 tiers for you to cool off in. Don’t say we don’t spoil you! It is a little bit of a walk to the top but trust us when we say it is TOTALLY worth it. We’ll have some lunch at the waterfalls, gotta stay hydrated and energised from all that walking & swimming ya feel! Then we head back to Kanchanaburi, where you can either chill by the pool or explore the town before we meet for dinner and drinks! Buckets, anyone?

KANCHANABURI
ERAWAN FALLS
1x Lunch
Group sitting amongst a waterfall with hands in the air
A group selfie under the waterfall at Erawan falls in Thailand
three girls sitting in a waterfall on a rock in swimwear
People sitting in waterfall in Erawan Falls Thailand
Day 4

AYUTTHAYA: ANCIENT RUINS & HISTORY

Today you have the morning free before we hit the road again! So choose to spend this morning how you please, whether that’s by the pool or exploring the town some more. Next, we are off to Ayutthaya, an ancient capital city, that is dripping with culture and history! We’ll hop on some bikes and cycle around the world heritage site, giving us fantastic views. We’ll also learn about the fascinating history of Ayutthaya and of course, the kingdom of Siam which is what Thailand used to be called (fun fact for ya, go tell your friends!). Time to grab a bite to eat and then it’s all aboard the night train to Chiang Mai! The train is comfortable, you get your own bed with pillows and covers, comfort is key! So it shouldn’t be too hard to get a decent night's sleep ready to take on a new place in the morning. The overnight train is defo an experience in itself and should be on your bucket list, a fantastic and different way of seeing Thailand too. Chiang Mai, we’re coming in strong.

AYUTTHAYA
TEMPLES & BIKE RIDE
1x Lunch
Group with hands in prayer position in front of large reclining buddha statue in Thailand
Four girls sitting on bikes with basket on the front with temples faintly showing in the background and green trees behind them
Girl standing in front of some flower offerings laid down next to a giant reclining buddha in ayutthaya, Thailand
A serene group photo beside the reclining buddha in Ayutthaya
A group photo in front of the ruins in Ayutthaya Thailand
Day 5

CHIANG MAI: TEMPLES & CULTURE

We check into our guesthouse, which is ideally situated between the old & new areas of Chiang Mai (winning). You’ll have some time to relax by the pool or do some exploring and check out the oldest temple in Chiang Mai, which is literally right opposite our accommodation (winning x2!). Now it’s time to visit the most famous and possibly the most beautiful temple in Chiang Mai, Wat Pra Maha Doi Sutthep. The views are incredible, situated high up on the mountain, you’ll get a panoramic view of the city. There is a hefty set of stairs (300 roughly) but think of the panoramic views, so worth it. Trust, you’ll feel on top of the world (literally). Once you’ve taken your snaps of the insane views and got some for the gram (it’s gotta be done), you have the afternoon free to do whatever you would like, before we meet later on, in time for dinner! You can lounge by the pool, take a little nap (having fun is tiring right?), or continue to explore Chiang Mai!

CHIANG MAI
TEMPLES & CULTURAL DAY
1x Lunch
A group photo at the temple Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Mai Thailand
A group photo at the beginning of the 300 steps at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai Thailand
A group photo in front of Wat Phra That Chiang Mai
Day 6

JUNGLE TREKKING & HILL TRIBE HOMESTAY

Did someone say TruExclusive? Hell yeah, we did! You won’t find this experience anywhere else. We are off to do one of the most popular activities in Northern Thailand, a trek through the jungle. The trek doesn’t require a high level of fitness, but it is a bit of a challenge SO beers will be very well deserved afterwards! We’ll spend one night in a hill tribe village homestay so that you can experience what life is like for the many traditional hill tribes of Northern Thailand. You’ll see their lives have not changed an enormous amount for generations. This truly is an amazing and once in a lifetime experience, definitely one you’ll cherish forever. Expect to see all kinds of nature and wildlife when on the trek, maybe even a waterfall or two, amazing scenes as well as photo opportunities (important stuff, duh). Once we get to the hill tribe village, our hosts will cook us a lovely traditional meal, and once our stomachs are full, we can sit around the fire and play some games or exchange some stories. Whatever we do, it's time to chill after a busy day!

HILL TRIBE HOMESTAY
Hilltribe Homestay
1x Dinner
TRU Exclusives
Hilltribe Homestay
A group hiking in Chiang Mai Thailand wearing hats made out of banana leaves
A group photo in front of a waterfall during the jungle trek in Northern Thailand
A group photo by the waterfall during the jungle trek in Chiang Mai Thailand
Day 7

WATERFALLS & BAMBOO RAFTS

Rise and shine! Enjoy your morning in the jungle before it’s time we head back to Chiang Mai, but of course, we have a trick up our sleeve, and we are using a much better mode of transport, bamboo rafts! Sick right? We’ll float down the river with a cheeky stop at a waterfall because ya know, we can’t get enough of those things. Marvel at the wildlife and nature from your raft, see what you can spot. You might see some elephants along the way if your lucky so keep yo’ fingers crossed! Trekked through the jungle? Took a bamboo raft down the river? COMPLETED IT MATE! Once we get back to Chiang Mai, rest up in time to continue our Northern adventure tomorrow!

CHIANG MAI
Waterfalls & Bamboo Raft Trip
Bamboo raft trip in Chiang Mai Thailand
A girl on a bamboo raft trip with an elephant in the background bathing in the river in Chiang Mai Thailand
Day 8

ZIP LINE THROUGH THE JUNGLE CANOPY

Did you know that some people call Chiang Mai the adventure capital? Well, with today’s activities we can see why! Today is one of our favourite activities, that’s very popular with tourists, and it’s ziplining through the jungle! This is going to get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping, you’ll practically be flying through the jungle while looking down at it all (if you dare)! Now is your chance to release your inner child and pretend that you can fly! Throw in a few rope bridges and abseils, and that’s experiencing the jungle in a way you never could by foot! You can thank us later, once you’ve made all your friends and fam jealous, obvs. This is truly an unforgettable experience! Hey, keep a lookout for monkeys too, you might spot a few in the treetops! After our energetic day in the jungle, we have the evening free. Why not check out the night markets? Get your hands on some fab food and have a browse around the gift market, a great place to buy souvenirs for friends and fam, or yourself.

CHIANG MAI
ZIPLINING
1x lunch, 1x dinner
A group taking part in the zip line in Chiang Mai Thailand
A couple having a moment on the zip line in Chiang Mai Thailand
A group photo before going ziplining in Chaing Mai Thailand
Day 9

ELEPHANT SANCTUARY

Today we’re to visit an elephant sanctuary here in Chiang Mai, animal welfare is extremely close to our hearts, and we visit a dedicated elephant rehabilitation sanctuary. The elephants here are free to roam and not here for the entertainment of tourists. We visit to educate ourselves on one of Thailand’s most famous native animals but to also redistribute funds to programmes that do good. Well, have a short briefing on arrival to learn about some of the elephants here. We’ll even get the chance to feed them some sugarcane or fruit. Trust us, they go bananas for it! Although left to roam freely, they can be rather cheeky with their trunks, so count this as your warning! They may steal an extra banana or two. This is a once in a lifetime experience, a memory you’ll cherish forever, no doubt. Unfortunately, the time has come to part ways with our new mates and hop on a bus to the hippie town of Pai! Just 3 hours outside of Chiang Mai, a trendy backpacker destination, and we can see why! Filled with cool retro bars, market stalls, excellent food and wonderful people from all walks of life. Guaranteed a great time. Ahh, the life of Pai (sorry we had to!)

Chiang mai
ELEPHANT SANCTUARY
1x Breakfast
A group feeding the elephants bananas at the elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai Thailand
Feeding bananas to the elephants at the sanctuary in Chiang Mai Thailand
A group feeding the elephants at the sanctuary in Chiang Mai Thailand
Feeding the elephants bananas in Chiang Mai Thailand
A group at the elephant sanctuary mashing bananas to feed the elephants with in Chiang Mai Thailand
Day 10

PAI

Day trippin’ time! Today we’ll head out to see some of Pai’s highlights, and it’s surrounding areas! Starting at the biggest cave in Thailand, Lod cave, we’ll hike through the main chambers and then take a bamboo raft along the river which runs through the cave (depending on season and accessibility). It’s like something out of a movie, incredible stuff. Indiana Jones, who? It’s now time to give your muscles a break, as we head to the hot springs which are situated in the jungle and are heated by geothermal activity. Take a dip in the crystal clear water, treat yourself to a clay mask and just have the ultimate relaxation session in the warm temperatures. We’ll then head to the waterfall nearby with an amazing view! Who needs a waterpark when we have one better, a waterfall with a natural slide! We’ll finish off our day at Pai Canyon which means even more amazing views of the surrounding mountains and jungle, and even better, we’ll be there at sunset! *cue Sunset Lover by Petit Biscuit* So take yo’ pics and take in the insane view before heading back to Pai town. In the evening we’ll head to a nice restaurant and a few chilled bars where we can mingle with other backpackers too. After all, we deserve it after the day of sightseeing we’ve had!

PAI
HOT SPRINGS
1x Lunch
A group photo at Erawan falls in Thailand
A group photo at the caves in Pai Northern Thailand
Day 11

PAI: CHILL OUT DAY

Chill day lets goooo! After a bit of a lie-in, we head to Fluid Swimming Pool Bar, where many backpackers like us head to. Either when wanting to cool down and relax by the pool or are feeling a little hungover and fancy a chill day. The vibes are immaculate! Spend your day lounging, swimming, playing a few games, reading a good book or having a snooze in the sun. The choice is yours (don’t forget to sun cream up though). Once we’ve had our relaxation fill, we’ll head to the Chinese village for some tea tasting. How tea-riffic (ok we promise that’s the last one!).

PAI
POOL CHILL
1x Lunch
girls in bikinis sat by large pool in Thailand
3 girls chilling by a pool in Thailand having drinks
A couple in the pool in Pai
Day 12

COOKING CLASS

This morning it’s time to head back to Chiang Mai! We hope you’re ready to become the new Thai Masterchef as we are off to a cooking school to learn about some of Thailand's traditional dishes and then have a go at making them ourselves! Most of Thailand's delicious food comes from the North, so there’s no better way than to learn from the masters themselves, right? First, we’ll head to the market where our guides and teachers will show us how to select the freshest & tastiest ingredients, they have that insider knowledge ya feel? Now it’s time for us to turn those ingredients we picked into some mouthwatering meals! Don’t fret, you’ll be shown how to cook the recipes step by step! Now for the best bit, tasting what you’ve cooked, so make sure you’re paying attention when cooking! A fantastic experience, and you’ll get to go home with new recipes and new skills, so tell all your friends and fam to get ready! Winner winner chicken dinner (Quorn if your veggie)!

CHIANG MAI
COOKING CLASS
1x Lunch
A group experimenting with flames in the wok at a cooking class in Chiang Mai Thailand
A group photo on the bridge at the cooking class in Chiang Mai Thailand
A group photo at the cooking class in Chiang Mai holding all the cooking utensils
A group taking a cooking class in Chiang Mai Thailand
Day 13

CHIANG MAI CANYON

So we all know the Grand Canyon but do you know of Chiang Mai’s very own Grand Canyon? Well, if not, don’t worry as you’ll get to know very soon! This is an old excavation site, where they would dig out sand for building. However, now it is a man-made lagoon which has turned into an adult playground, we LOVE to see it! The adult playground of dreams. There are countless slides, floating chairs to lay in, paddleboards, tubes and then for the brave-hearted, have a go at cliff jumping, deep water soloing or climbing on their climbing wall. Take yo’ pick! There’s a restaurant on-site, so we can grab our lunch, refresh and energise ourselves after using our energy being 10 years old again. Living our best life. It’s now time for our last evening in Chiang Mai, so cheers TruFam!

CHIANG MAI
WATER PLAYGROUND
A group photo at Grand Canyon Chiang Mai Thailand
Group sitting on rock outside the Grand Canyon waterpark in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Going on the zip line at Grand Canyon in Chiang Mai Thailand
Day 14

TRAVEL BACK TO BANGKOK

After checking out of our hotel in Chiang Mai, you’ll have some free time to explore Chiang Mai, hit up the markets and temples one last time or spend time relaxing by the pool. Back onto the overnight train, take this time to recharge and relax as it’s back to the hustle & bustle of Bangkok baby!

OVERNIGHT TRAIN
OVERNIGHT TRAIN
Overnight train photo from the windows at Khao Sok national park Thailand
Group hanging out from bunk beds on an overnight train in Thailand with one girl sitting on the floor.
Day 15

EXPLORE BANGKOK BY TUK TUK

We are back in Bangkok, and it’s time to explore the capital even further! We’ll hop into a tuk-tuk and head to Bangkok’s most prestigious temples, Wat Arun and Wat Pho, which is home to the infamous gold reclining Buddha. We will then ditch the tuks tuks for long-tail boats, as we admire the views of the city from the Chao Praya River, a different way of seeing Bangkok. Take a look into the water and try to see if you can spot the fish, they aren’t usually very shy! You’ll have the rest of the afternoon to explore at your own pace, you can grab a bite to eat from the street vendors, do a bit of shopping at the market and try your best at bartering (our TruNinjas can give you some tips don’t fret). In the evening, we will meet for dinner and then head out for drinks on Khao San Road, which is full of backpackers, some may say it’s backpacker heaven. We’ll let you decide that for yourself. Either way, it’s a good time, you can’t go to Bangkok and not go to Khao San Road.

BANGKOK
TEMPLES, TUK TUKS & NIGHTLIFE
A group at the temple of Wat Arun in Bangkok Thailand
People riding down the river in a colourful longtail boat in Thailand
Group standing in between two temples in Bangkok with blue sky and clouds
A trio taking a tuk tuk ride through Bangkok Thailand
A group photo outside of Wat Pho in Bangkok Thailand on a sunny day
Day 16

NIGHT TRAIN TO KHAO SOK

Alexa, play Don’t Stop Believing by Journey. Yes, you are taking the midnight train but not just to anywhere! Goodbye Bangkok and hello Khao Sok national park. So we arrive into Surat Thani, but we are off to the serene lakes which are situated in the national park. Get those sleeping masks on as it’s time to catch some Zzzz’s.

OVERNIGHT TRAIN
OVERNIGHT TRAIN
A group waiting for the sleeper train from Bangkok to Surat Thani
A group photo from the windows on the overnight train to Khao Sok National Park Thailand
Day 17

KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK

Now if we had a list of the 7 Tru Wonders of the World, Khao Sok would be on it. After pulling up early into Surat Thani train station and taking a short car ride to the national park, we board a longtail boat on the lake and cruise through some of the most breathtaking scenery you've ever seen. Picture low clouds floating over the limestone mountains which surround the emerald green lake. Dreamy right? The temperature is perfect for taking a dip, so that's exactly what we’ll do en route to the floating bungalows. Yeah, that's right, we said floating bungalows. Tonight we are staying at an actual floating resort on this amazing lake that looks like something from Jurassic Park. Told you we don’t do average. The afternoon you’ll have free time to relax by the lake, float around in a tube with a beer or drink of choice in hand, read a book, or explore the lake in kayaks. After sundown, we are treated to a delicious Thai buffet dinner in the floating restaurant and bar. Doesn’t get much better than this. Or does it? Stay tuned to find out!

KHAO SOK
KAYAKING, SWIMMING & TUBING
A group shot in donuts on the lake in Khao Sok National Park Thailand
A group photo at the floating bungalows in Khao Sok national park
Four girls soaking up the sun at Khao Sok National park Thailand
A group photo of people on a log and in doughnuts with breathtaking views at Khao Sok national park
A trio admiring the view of Khao Sok national park in Thailand from doughnuts in the water
Group Photo with the amazing landscape of Khao Sok Thailand
Day 18

ARRIVE ON KOH PHANGAN

What’s better than a floating resort on a crystal clear freshwater lake surrounded by mountains and jungle? I dunno, but our next destination comes pretty close. Bottle Beach, one of our favourite beaches in the world. It’s a stunningly beautiful little beach that is only accessible by boat (or jungle road if you have a badass 4x4) so we pretty much get the place to ourselves and another room with a view! Did we mention this is a TruExclusive? Very few people actually stay here and experience it as you should. And even fewer get to experience it in Tru style. It’s almost impossible to describe how cool this place is. So here is some of the shit that you can do here in paradise with your new pals (apart from lazing on the beach): you can play volleyball, go for a swim or a kayak, hike to the viewpoint or frolic on the beach with one of the friendly resort dogs. In the evening we’ll have dinner on the beach (obviously) followed by some cocktails next to a beach campfire with our own private fire show. Luckily the bar here stays open as long as we stay up so we can take it easy and enjoy a good nights sleep next to the ocean or keep the private beach party rocking until the early hours. Get those dancing shoes on, beaches! Could it get any better than this? No, probably not but never say never.

BOTTLE BEACH, KOH PHANGAN
BEACH ACTIVITIES
TRU Exclusives
Bottle Beach Bungalows
A group photo with crystal clear waters at bottle beach Koh Phangan Thailand
A couple at enjoying time at bottle beach Koh Phangan Thailand
A group photo on a speed boat at bottle beach in Koh Phangan Thailand
Five girls at bottle beach in Koh Phangan with two of them on the swing
Two girls on a swing at the idyllic bottle beach Koh Phangan Thailand
Day 19

MUAY THAI LESSON

The sounds of the waves breaking on the beach will probably be the first thing you hear when you wake up (unless you have a noisy roommate). We have a lovely lazy morning planned so as always there’s no need to stress about a thing. Sleep in, enjoy the beach, trek through the jungle or up to that viewpoint, and generally make the most of your idyllic surroundings and recharge those batteries. In the afternoon, we’ll head to a local gym, where we get an intro lesson to the ancient art of Muay Thai (Thai Boxing), Thailand’s national sport. Once the trainers have made future champs of us all and we have worked up a bit of a sweat, we’ll check in to our new home where we can freshen up and relax, or jump in the pool or sea, or even into bed for a quick nap! Naturally, the resort we stay in is a fab little place right on the beach with a perfect Koh Phangan island vibe. Good job we’re here for the next two nights. With a great selection of restaurants, bars, parties, beaches, we can eat, drink and do what we like for the next few evenings. Koh Phangan has got it all! Enjoy.

KOH PHANGAN
MUAY THAI LESSON
The top of the view point at bottle beach in Koh Phangan Thailand over looking incredible views
A group practicing muay Thai moves at a class in Koh Phangan Thailand
group learning how to do muay thai in Thailand with knee up to elbow
A group taking a muay Thai lesson in Koh Phangan
Day 20

ISLAND BOAT TRIP

Today you’re a pirate. Well, you can pretend to be if you want, cos we’re getting on a big ol’ pirate ship, which has rum (priorities) and taking you on a tour of this wonderful island. There’s a reason so many of the TruCrew live here on Koh Phangan. We’ll sail around the coast of the island, we’ll stop off at one of the small islands off the coast of Phangan for some beach shenanigans and at a snorkelling spot to check out the sea life and cool down. Lunch is provided on the boat, there's plenty of space to spread out and soak up some rays with some nice tunes playing all day to wrap it all up. We get back to land around sunset, just in time to refresh for dinner and drinks on our last night in Koh Phangan. The island is well known for its party scene so if the group’s up for a boogie on the last night in Koh Phangan, we can find something that suits, alternatively a quiet night by the pool/beach bar can also be arranged. The opportunities are endless!

KOH PHANGAN
BOAT TRIP & SNORKELLING
A group photo on the boat in Koh Phangan Thailand
Beach party in Koh Phangan with islands in the background
A group photo on a boat trip in Koh Phangan
A group photo in front of the serene sunset in Koh Phangan
Day 21

KOH TAO

Wave goodbye to the magical island of Koh Phangan, and say hello to its pretty little neighbour Koh Tao. Here’s a fun fact for you, Koh Tao stands for turtle island! Until relatively recently Koh Tao was pretty much just coconut farms and fishing villages, so it is still relatively undeveloped and like Koh Phangan is bursting with nature. Things changed for Koh Tao when scuba diving became a thing, and people discovered an array of phenomenal dive sites and coral reefs around the little beauty. Now many people visit Koh Tao for the diving, beautiful beaches and laid back lifestyle. When we get to the island, we check in to our hotel near Sairee Beach, which is now lined with cool little restaurants and beach bars (and plenty of dive schools of course). Spend the afternoon by the pool, exploring the town or on the beach. In the evening we will hit some of the beach bars and maybe even the infamous Koh Tao Pub Crawl if you and your fellow TruTravellers are feeling up for a party.

KOH TAO
CHILL DAY
Day 22

KOH NANG YUAN DAY TRIP

Today we get to see what all the fuss is about with the snorkelling and scuba diving in Koh Tao (It is what the island is famous for after all), plus we get to visit a beautiful island called Koh NangYuan. We provide snorkelling gear, lunch and drinks on the boat but if you would like to arrange a scuba diving session instead then speak to your Travel Ninja (Elite, bad-ass tour guide) or another one of the Tru Crew in advance, and we will sort it out for you. If you would prefer to top up your tan on the boat then on exploring the wonders of the ocean below the boat, then you do you, anything goes! You can also hike up to the viewpoint to get some insta envy-inducing snaps or bronze your body on the beautiful beach. In the evening we’ll go for dinner at one of the island's lovely restaurants and have a few beers (or cocktails, even waters if you prefer) at one of the many little bars lining Sairee Beach. What a day!

 

KOH TAO
KOH NANG YUAN DAY TRIP
A group at the viewing platform in Koh Nang yuan with a picturesque background
Group photo by crystal clear blue waters in Koh Tao
girls taking selfie at Koh Nang Yuan Viewpoint in Thailand
group taking selfie at Koh Nang Yuan with islands in distance and blue water and sky
Day 23

RELAXATION & NIGHT BOAT

Our last day on this little paradise and fortunately we got options. We are off to Tanote Bay for anyone who wants to come to spend the day at this little gem of a beach. If you would rather keep the adrenaline flowing, we can help you arrange one of Koh Tao’s extreme activities. From rock climbing to the more common and much wetter activities like scuba diving or water sports, the choice is yours. Or you can stay in bed until check out. We won’t be, but it’s your trip friend ;-). In the evening we’ll catch a ride over to the west side of the Kingdom of Thailand, starting with the night boat. Which just like the overnight train, is an experience within itself. Followed in the morning, by our private minivan where you can listen to our banging playlists, watch a film, stare out the window or talk to your new travel fam. The last leg is a short and picturesque ferry ride over to our next little island paradise. Koh Phi Phi Don. Which is good s$*t. Trust us.

OVERNIGHT FERRY
Having fun in the sea Koh Tao Thailand
A group playing volleyball on the beach in Thailand Koh Tao
A group picture on a picturesque beach in Thailand.
Day 24

PHI PHI

When we have arrived, checked in, chilled out, and done whatever else we need to do after the long journey here, you have some free time to do whatever the hell you like. We can trek up to the viewpoint for some eye-popping pics that would make The Rock wish he had your insta account… Maybe. Or, why not have a wander around town and get to know the island, chill on the beach or get drunk at a beach bar. It’s your trip, we don’t judge, we join in! The evenings are always interesting when in Phi Phi, like Koh Tao, it has a very chilled, “islandy” vibe but also a lot of young backpackers and beachgoers, so the nightlife is lively with beach parties that often go on into the early hours. So what goes down is up to you and the rest of the TruFam (What happens in Phi Phi, stays in Phi Phi).

Phi Phi
VIEWS & NIGHTLIFE
A group photo in front of Koh Phi Phi's stunning sea and land
Two girls wearing TruTravels vests sitting at viewpoint in PhiPhi, Thailand with the ocean and islands in front of them
Two girls standing at a viewpoint overlooking islands in the background in PhiPhi, Thailand
Day 25

PHI PHI BOAT TRIP

Who loves Leo? And we don’t mean the Thai beer. Although we do love that too. We mean Leo Dicaprio, and you can admit it, you love him. Well, so do we, and today you will get to walk in his beautiful footsteps for the day. After a chilled morning, we will jump on another boat to visit a stunningly beautiful spot called Maya Bay, which was made famous by Leo’s renowned film, “The Beach” which was filmed here many moons ago. SICK, right? Don’t worry, it’s our claim to fame too. Other than that, we’ll do some more snorkelling, visit some other cool spots like the Viking Cave and Monkey Beach (yes there are actually monkeys there) as well as lunch and watching the sunset from the boat. Another epic day brought to you by TruTravels. You’re so very welcome.

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Monkey beach, maya bay & snorkelling
1x Lunch
Girls on a boat party wearing pirate hats while Island hopping in Koh Phi Phi Thailand
Group of people on a small boat sailing through deep blue waters and islands covered in trees surrounding them
Girl sat on the end of a boat in Thailand in bikini with windswept hair and island views
A group selfie in the crystal clear water by the long tail boats in West Thailand
Amazing photo of a monkey sitting on a mans hand in Koh Phi Phi Thailand
Day 26

PHUKET

No, we did not just swear. Phuket (pronounced Puket or pooket) is another Thai Island. The biggest one, in fact. Well, this tour is called total Thailand, so what did you expect? We end our trip on this crazy island for two main reasons. One because it has an airport and looooads of hotels and transport, so it makes your life easier. Two because you have to experience it once when you come to Thailand. It is a MUST. We stay near Patong Beach, which is a lively center of activity with many tourists and many locals buzzing about on motorbikes and taxis. There are lots of things to do, and the last afternoon is free to chill, explore and get ready for the last night out with the group. Who are now your BFFL’s (best friends for life), and probably longer, so you can be sure it’s gonna be a really, really good night. Cheers to you and your last night in Thailand.

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shopping & Phuket Nightlife
A group picture at the lively and colourful streets by Patong beach Thailand
large group of friends on a night out in Phuket with lots of colours from shops and bars in the background
Day 27

CHECK OUT DAY

Last day. Tears all round. Can’t even type any more…

If you must leave us after the trip to go home or somewhere else on your travels then we will, of course, help you with everything, just let us know where you gotta go and when. But obviously, we would rather you stay with your new TruFam in this wonderful part of the world. The last 27 days have been unreal, and we hope to see you again soon for another adventure. Total Thailand, completed it mate! Until next time, TruFam.


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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 is Phuket International airport(HKT).

What kind of accommodation is included on this trip?

The accommodation for this trip is twin share private rooms.

How much is a pre night’s accommodation?

A pre night’s accommodation is 35GBP, 42EUR, 47USD, 61CAD, 67AUD. If you would like to arrange a pre-night please email info@trutravels.com

What is the currency?

The currency in Thailand is Thai Baht (THB)

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