Thailand Experience

You’ve landed in Bangkok and into the hands of the TruCrew. Mate, you’ve landed on your feet here. Over the next 8 days, we’re going to take you around the wonders of Thailand, introduce you to our best-kept secret spots and have a seriously good time whilst we’re at it so sit back, relax, grab a Chang and leave the rest to us. This isn’t just an average tour, but a Tru Thailand Experience. The pleasure is all ours!

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

TruExclusives
Spend the night at Bottle Beach
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
The top of the view point at bottle beach in Koh Phangan Thailand over looking incredible views
Bottle Beach Hike

Tour Itinerary

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

HELLO BANGKOK

So you made it! How was your flight? How much free wine have you drunk? Fear not, we’re already at the airport in Bangkok, ready and waiting to scoot you off to your new home. Get settled, meet the rest of your group and find your tribe. As the evening arrives with the last of our group, we’re heading to the bustling Khao San Road for a true Thai dining experience and some welcome drinks to soothe those moving in nerves! Cheers!

Bangkok
Airport Pick Up
1x Dinner
Groups enjoying a drink sat around a pool raising their arms to cheer with a busy market street in the background
A lively photo of a crowd enjoying the nightlife in Bangkok
A group enjoying the night life on Khao San road in Bangkok Thailand
A group photo at Khao San road in Bangkok Thailand
Day 2

Temples & River Cruise

YOU’RE ON A BOAT. That’s right, we’re not scrimping here. We’re off with a bang and after last night’s boozing, we thought a river cruise was a far more appealing way to take in the sights of Thailand’s capital. We’ll make our way along the Chao Phraya River, where you’ll explore Bangkok & experience some of Thailand’s heritage. We’re keeping things cultural today and will visit two prestigious temples – Wat Arun and Wat Pho, to see the very impressive giant & gold reclining Buddha statue. Make sure you have your shoulders covered! The rest of the day is free for exploring, you may want to try some of the famous shopping in Bangkok as it's 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! The same applies to your taxis! Post-shopping trip, we’ll reconvene for more food, drinks and some wild antics for the evening.

Bangkok
Bangkok river cruise, Wat Arun & Wat Pho temple visits, Tuk Tuk ride
1x Breakfast
People riding down the river in a colourful longtail boat in Thailand
A group shot on the river cruise in Bangkok Thailand
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A group photo outside of Wat Pho in Bangkok Thailand on a sunny day
Group standing in between two temples in Bangkok with blue sky and clouds
A girl being blessed by a monk at the temples in Bangkok Thailand
Day 3

Massage & Overnight Train

Feeling a little fragile? Us too. Ease off the hangover with a massage, we would recommend an oil massage (bare in mind that a traditional Thai massage may not be as relaxing as you may think), before jumping aboard on the sleeping train for the night. Which is an experience as authentic as it comes! 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. Watch as the bustle of Bangkok melts away and in its place, striking scenes of the tranquil lake of Khao Sok National Park – situated in the Surat Thani province of Thailand.

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
Overnight train photo from the windows at Khao Sok national park Thailand
A group photo from the windows on the overnight train to Khao Sok National Park Thailand
Day 4

Khao Sok National Park

Now we’ve got another treat for you. We’re not only staying on floating bungalows tonight, but you’re also on a freshwater lake, surrounded by a chirping tropical rainforest. You wanted a great adventure and we’ve given it to you. There are plenty of things to do in Khao Sok. Throw on your swimmers, as we make our way there via longtail boats, stopping on the way for a quick dip! 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. It’s pretty spectacular if we do say so ourselves and we hope you’re having the time of your life. We know we are.

Khao Sok National Park
Kayaks, floating bungalows, tubing
A group of four girls enjoying a boat trip at Khao Sok National Park
Group kayaking in Khao Sok Thailand with picturesque scenes
Day 5

BOTTLE BEACH EXPERIENCE

It’s time for an early start, not bad for your fifth day in. Fear not, we’ve made breakfast anyway. We’ll be aboard a ferry & heading East to Koh Phangan once the coffee and eggs are down. When we arrive, BRACE. Oh, because we’re about to introduce you to our best-kept secret and our favourite beach in the world. YEAH, NO BIGGIE. 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. Yes, we’re showing off. We hope you love it. Once you’re acquainted with the secluded paradise of Bottle Beach in Koh Phangan; 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, volleyball, snorkelling
TRU Exclusives
Bottle Beach Experience
A group photo with crystal clear waters 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
A couple at enjoying time at bottle beach Koh Phangan Thailand
Two girls on a swing at the idyllic bottle beach Koh Phangan Thailand
Day 6

Morning chill & Muay Thai Lesson

The sun is beaming, the waves are crashing around you as you crack your eyes open. TruFam snoozing in nearby beds. Are you in Heaven? Maybe. Take it easy and don’t rush yourself anywhere today. Make the most of your surroundings. Your options are limitless; go kayaking, play volleyball, top up the tan, trek to viewpoints or enjoy a lie-in. We’ll be collected 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’re off to our new home, where we will spend the final nights of the trip. Naturally, it’s got a great bar and the vibes are unrivalled. What did you expect from us?!

Koh Phangan
Viewpoint trek & muay thai lesson
The top of the view point at bottle beach in Koh Phangan Thailand over looking incredible views
A group taking a muay Thai lesson in Koh Phangan
A group practicing muay Thai moves at a class in Koh Phangan Thailand
Day 7

Island boat trip

Today is the day to scope out the underwater world of Koh Phangan, snorkelling at the coolest hot spots around the tropical island. Naturally, we’ll stop off at some of the best beaches around Koh Phangan, where again, this is a chance to take the island as you like. 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 (excellently selected) music throughout the day. Drawing the evening and our trip to an end, we’re spoiling you again to a farewell dinner on us. Finally, as the moon pools over the beaches, we’ll hit the beach bars for one final big one to send the adventure off together.

Koh Phangan
Island boat trip, snorkelling
1x Dinner & Drinks
Beach party in Koh Phangan with islands in the background
A group photo on a boat with a few chang beers in Koh Phangan Thailand
A group photo in front of the serene sunset in Koh Phangan
Day 8

Chilled Checkout

Today is, unfortunately, check out day (we’re not crying, you’re crying). But that doesn’t mean this is goodbye forever. We’re on hand to plan the next legs of your Thailand adventure, whether you want to continue the party in Koh Phangan or need help getting home safe. Wherever you’re off to, let’s wallow together and reminisce on the horrible things we all did last night for a bucket of free booze. TruFam forever.

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A group photo at sunset on the beach in Thailand
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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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