Thailand Experience

Discover the best parts of Thailand on our eight-day Thailand Experience tour. This group adventure is the ideal way to make the most of your first week in Thailand. All the worries you may have at the beginning of your travels will be taken care of by us. You’ll be greeted at the airport in Bangkok by one of our awesome group leaders who will introduce you to the rest of the group, and be with you all week to ensure you have an amazing and trouble-free trip! We take care of all accommodation, transport and activities so you can just relax and enjoy the experience of a lifetime!

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 to Koh Phangan

Accommodation
7 Nights Accommodation Hotel Floating Bungalows Bottle Beach Bungalows

Activities
Chao Phraya River Cruise Floating Bungalows Bottle Beach Muay Thai Lesson
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
Floating Bungalows
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Muay Thai Lesson
Bottle Beach Hike

Tour Itinerary

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

Airport Pick Up

Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted at the airport by one of our awesome guides who will introduce you to the rest of the group. Today is a free day to get to know your group & get settled. In the evening we go out on the infamous Khao San Road for dinner & drinks.

Bangkok
Airport Pick Up
1x Lunch, 1x Dinner
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Day 2

Temples & River Cruise

See Thailand’s capital by the water as we travel by longtail boat along the Chao Phraya River, you’ll explore Bangkok & experience some of Thailand’s heritage. We visit two prestigious temples – Wat Arun and Wat Pho, to see the very impressive giant & gold reclining Buddha statue. The rest of the day is free for exploring, you may want to try some of the famous shopping in Bangkok as its known for being notoriously cheap. Remember to always try and barter with the street vendors, you can sometimes get as much as 50% off the original price! Then in the evening we meet again for dinner, drinks and more group bonding.

Bangkok
Bangkok river cruise, Wat Arun & Wat Pho temple visits, Tuk Tuk ride
1x Breakfast
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Group standing in between two temples in Bangkok with blue sky and clouds
Day 3

Massage & Overnight Train

Try a traditional Thai massage before we board the sleeper train for the night; a truly authentic Thai experience. You’ll get your very own bed on the train, and it’s a great place to get to know the rest of your group. We travel overnight down towards the south of Thailand, swapping the hustle & bustle of Bangkok for the tranquil lake of Khao Sok National Park – situated in the Surat Thani province of Thailand. Watching the scenery change through your window is definitely something you won’t forget quickly.

Overnight train
Train to Surat Thani
1x Drink, 1x Lunch, 1x Dinner
Group at train station in Bangkok with all their backpacks and bags and trains in the background
Day 4

Khao Sok National Park

Head to our floating bungalows on a longtail boat, stopping along the way for a quick dip at a couple of instagram-worthy locations. Try your hand at some kayaking or chill with a beer in a tube in front of the stunning backdrop of the surrounding limestone mountain range. We’ll be staying in floating bungalows on a freshwater lake surrounded by rainforest; it feels like something out of Jurassic Park!

Khao Sok National Park
Kayaks, floating bungalows, tubing
Day 5

Travel to Koh Phangan

Wake up early on the lake & enjoy a spot of breakfast before we board a ferry & head east to Koh Phangan. When we arrive, we go straight to the secluded paradise of Bottle Beach; our favourite beach in the world. It’s quiet, amazingly beautiful, only accessible by boat, and to make it better, we pretty much get the whole place to ourselves, staying in beach huts overlooking the ocean. Relax here for the rest of the afternoon, enjoy a bit of volleyball, sunbathing or swimming. In the evening we can enjoy dinner & some cocktails on the beach next to a campfire with our own private fire show. It doesn’t get much better than this!

Bottle Beach, Koh Phangan
fire show
Day 6

Morning chill & Muay Thai Lesson

A nice chilled wake up to the sound of waves rolling in on the beach. You will have a free morning to make the most of your surroundings. You can go kayaking, play volleyball, top up the tan, trek to view points or enjoy a lie in. We are picked up early afternoon and taken to a local gym, where you can try your hand at a bit of Muay Thai boxing, Thailand’s national sport. Afterwards, we head to our awesome accommodation where we will spend the final nights of the trip. It’s got a great bar, and atmosphere; ideal location to spend the evening.

Koh Phangan
Viewpoint trek, volleyball, muay thai lesson
Day 7

Island boat trip

Today we embark on a voyage around Koh Phangan. We spend the day taking in the amazing tropical island scenery and stopping for some snorkelling at the coolest hot spots around the island. We’ll stop off at some of the best beaches around Koh Phangan where we’ll play some volleyball, have a dip in the sea or relax on the beach and top up your tan. You might think it couldn’t get any better but it does; you’ll receive a drink on us on arrival onto the boat & a spot of lunch on us whilst listening to music throughout the day.
We’ll finish off this fun-filled day heading out with your travel buddies for a farewell dinner on us. We’ll hit the beach bars for one last boogie with your newfound friends as our adventure draws to a close.

 

Koh Phangan
Island boat trip, snorkelling
Day 8

Chilled Checkout

Time to say your goodbye as it's check-out day today. Our awesome staff are on hand to help you plan your next steps, whether it is continuing your adventure or heading back to Bangkok to catch a flight home, we will make sure you get to where you need to be.

Help with onward travel

Trips Departure Dates

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FAQS

Where does the trip start & Finish?

The trip begins in Bangkok and finishes in Koh Phangan.

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 Koh Samui which is a 45 minute ferry ride away from Koh Phangan. The ferries run regularly. There are also other means of travel that our group leaders will be able to help you arrange.

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

No it is not included but we can assist you with booking it all. You will need to get a joint ticket which consists of a ferry from Koh Phangan to the mainland and then a bus to Bangkok. The cost is around £37/USD $47. Please be aware this can be quite a long journey of around 12 hours door to door. Alternatively, you can fly from Koh Samui which is a 45 minute ferry ride away from Koh Phangan however this option is more expensive and would cost in the region of £100/USD $130 but saves time.

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.

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

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