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Thailand Escape

We’re taking backpacking to the next level! If you’re dreaming of unspoilt sandy beaches, dazzling skybar views & waking up in pure tropical paradise, You’re in the right place. Live your best life as we explore Railay, Phi Phi & Phuket in style. Island hop pristine white beaches & turquoise blue waters. From fine dining & charming hotels to breathtaking viewpoints & infinity pools. Tantalising Thailand, you’ll thank us later.

 

 

Our Flashpacker style is for those who want to experience our bucket list activities, but with a little more comfort and style. We've included all the best bits of our Classic tours but with higher standards of accommodation, transport and activities. Done the hostel vibe? Then this is your natural progression. It still has the epic backpacker vibe, but a bit more boujee. We like to call it ballin’ on a budget. From backpacker to Flashpacker.

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 Ferries to Koh PhiPhi & Phuket Flight to Krabi

Accommodation
8 Nights Accommodation

Activities
Bangkok sky bar Elephant sanctuary Spa treatments

TruExclusives
Sunset kayaking & cocktails
WHERE WE STAY
BANGKOK
RAILAY BEACH
PHI PHI
PHUKET
A shot of the hotel in Bangkok's rooftop pool with the pool lights on, surrounding sun loungers at twilight in Thailand..
The lobby at the hotel in Bangkok, Thailand showing lush decor

We start our epic adventure in Bangkok. Our chosen hotel is luxurious, the perfect place to settle in after a long journey...Situated near the famous Khao San Road and The Grand Palace, we're in the very heart of the city. From Whirlpool baths to a rooftop infinity pool, our accommodation oozes class, style and comfort. Picture a home from home with a spa, massage facility, fitness centre & rooftop bar. It won't just be the jaw-dropping view of the city that has you feeling like a celebrity—a thrilling location, a relaxing atmosphere & hey even continuous winner of The World Luxury Hotels grant. So yeah, it's kind of a big deal.

A drone shot of the hotel grounds in Railay beach, Krabi, Thailand showing the pool, sun loungers, bean bags and luscious surrounding greenery
A photo of a twin double room at the hotel in Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand
A photo of a hotel in Railay beach, Krabi, Thailand showing the blue pool, sun loungers and the surrounding lush greenery

Immerse yourself in a tropical paradise as we stay in secluded bamboo cottages, each with its own private balcony & air conditioning. Surrounded by emerald-green mountains, the views are out of this world. Our hotel includes a stunning infinity pool with sun loungers, perfect for poolside cocktails & relaxing whilst overlooking the scenic Andaman Sea. Perfection. We stay amongst the luscious jungle in Tru Thai authentic luxury accommodation. Yeah, for real.

A gorgeous shot of the turquoise pool and wide sun beds in the shallow end at the hotel in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
A shot of a twin double room at the hotel in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
A shot of people lounging by the turquoise pool at the hotel in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
A shot of the gorgeous glistening blue swimming pool with fountains at the hotel in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Phi Phi Islands, the place of dreams, the Instagram hotspot, complete and utter beachfront bliss, so it's only right our accommodation is the same. Welcome to paradise! Our hotel is spectacular, with a humongous infinity pool lining the golden sandy beach featuring floating double in water beach beds, serious beach club vibes. The rooms are spacious with air conditioning, flat-screen TVs and en-suite bathrooms. Comfort at it's finest. The location is ideal close to nightlife and restaurants, the views are breathtaking, and the cocktails? Well, they're delicious.

An aerial shot of the hotel in Phuket, Thailand showing a long deep blue pool that stretches around the hotel and the hotel grounds
A shot of the outside area at the hotel in Phuket, Thailand showing two blue pools, sun loungers and tables with chairs.

Charming, stylish and enchanting. Our hotel in Phuket is next-level beauty. A relaxing retreat just a short walk from the glorious Karon Beach. With glistening resort swimming pools and vibrant, spacious rooms, you'll feel at home in no time. With your very own private balcony overlooking the hotel's stunning architecture and long winding crystal clear pool, our hotel is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring Thailand's beauty and culture. Check into the spa and rejuvenate with a massage, indulge in the restaurant's famous cuisine or sit back and relax poolside on a sun lounger. You're in paradise after all.

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Bucket List
A scenic view of the city sky line in Bangkok, Thailand just before night fall
Bangkok Skybars
Girl sitting at Koh Phi Phi Thailand Viewpoint overlooking ocean and lush green Palm Trees
Phi Phi Views
Sunset kayaking
A group selfie with an elephant at the elephant sanctuary in Thailand
Elephant Sanctuary

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9
Day 1

Welcome to Thailand!

Arrive in Bangkok, the city of dreams, the land of smiles, the start of the best goddamn 9 days of your life. We’re ready and waiting at the airport to pick you up. So grab your bags, and we’re on our way! We take you to our first hotel where you can chillax, no really that’s it’s name. Chillax resort and it’s a beauty! The afternoon is free to spend as you please, it’s been a long flight, so connect to the wifi and order any and every cocktail that contains a funky umbrella or colourful straw. Start your boujee adventure as you mean to go on, right? We stay close to the famous Khao San road so if you fancy getting out of the hotel, check it out, grab a massage or hit up the markets! In the evening we meet up with the rest of the group and the legends you’ll be spending the next 9 days with. It’s our first night, so we grab a welcome dinner and see where the night takes us.

Bangkok
Airport Pick Up
A shot of the hotel in Bangkok's rooftop pool with the pool lights on, surrounding sun loungers at twilight in Thailand..
A lively photo of a crowd enjoying the nightlife in Bangkok
Day 2

Exploring Bustlin, Boujee Bangkok!

How was your first night? Of course, it was out of this world. You’re in Bangkok, and there really is no place like it! Chill out in the morning, swap Instagrams with your new pals and whack out those sunnies you bought after one too many cocktails last night. In the afternoon we take private transport to the Grand Palace. Dazzling, spectacular, dripping in elegance and gold the Grand Palace is the most famous landmark in Bangkok, so it’s only right we visit. We learn about Thai history and culture and take a look around. We head back and get suited and booted, well grab a shower and put on some fresh clothes, as tonight we’re heading to one of Bangkok’s most famous sky towers. The views are insane, the cocktails delicious and the company? Well, it doesn't get any better! Afterwards, we explore some of Bangkok’s hidden bars. Top secret. We won’t tell if you won’t.

1x Breakfast
Grand palace & Skybar
A scenic view of the city sky line in Bangkok, Thailand just before night fall
A shot of a busy street in Bangkok, Thailand with tuk tuks and city lights in view
Day 3

A Railay good time!

Today we bid farewell to Bangkok, it’s been Thai-rific. We’re sad to leave, but it’s time to hit up the islands. Premium style! First stop Krabi! We catch a flight in the afternoon and check into our luxury hotel. A beautiful resort located in Railay, relax by the infinity pool surrounded by limestone mountains. Yeah, we’ve taken you to paradise. Freshen up before hitting the beach. We’re sailing into the sunset, Disney style. Well, not quite, we’re kayaking, but the experience is just as magical. GoPros at the ready, as we kayak into the hidden gem of Phra Nang Cave. A tru-ly authentic Thai experience, known to bring good fortune and fertility from the legend that is Phra Nang sea princess goddess herself. As the sun goes down, we paddle back to the beach where cocktails are calling our name. Hey, we’ve worked up a sweat. It’s only right we have a daiquiri or 5. A TruExclusive, a Tru experience and a Tru memory like no other.

Railay Beach
1x Breakfast
Sunset Kayaking & Cave visit
Drinking beer at Railay beach Thailand
Day 4

Viewpoints, cooking classes & rock climbing baby!

Rise and shine! It’s an early one, we leave the hotel around 8 am and take a hike up to one of Thailand’s most famous viewpoints. The views are breathtaking, the hike, maybe a little breathtaking too.. But so worth it when you get to the top! Insta worthy shots for sure. In the afternoon you have the option to take part in a 3-course traditional Thai cooking class, yep we’ve got the pro’s teaching you to be a pro. Or if you don’t fancy yourself as a world-renowned chef you can spend the day rock climbing. Climb the limestone cliffs and sea the stunning sea from up high! In the evening we hit up the best beach bars for a well needed and deserved drink. Boujee cocktails only, please.

Railay Beach
Viewpoint hike, rock climbing or Thai cooking class
The view point with incredible views of Railay beach
Creating flames from the wok in a cooking class in Chiang Mai Thailand
Day 5

We’re in Phi Phi BEACHES!

Next stop Phi Phi island! Phi Phi is famous for many things other than the filming of a young Leonardo Dicaprio in The Beach. Hey, he’s gorgeous, and we’re still swooning..We love Leo, both the babe and the Thai beer. But Phi Phi is so much more than that. Golden sandy beaches, pristine blue waters. It’s heaven. We catch the boat across and once arriving the afternoon is yours to do as you please. Catch some zzz’s on the beach, grab an acai bowl smoothie or relax in our fancy-ass hotel. There’s no better place to watch the sun go down than the famous Phi Phi viewpoint, so we head there for sunset. Grab your TruFam in close, the skies are golden orange and candy floss purple. Pure perfection. Phi Phi’s nightlife is POPPIN. So if you fancy partying your flip flops off, or watching a wild fire show on the beach, well we’re with you every step on the way. What happens in Phi Phi stays in Phi Phi right?

Koh Phi Phi
Viewpoint at sunset
A group selfie at the viewpoint in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand as the sun is about to set
A group selfie at the viewpoint in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand just as the sun starts to set
Day 6

Island hopping Phi Phi!

Wake up to the sounds of the waves, the fresh, crisp sea air, walk outside you’re in paradise. It’s a chilled one before we jump on a speed boat to explore. James Bond style. Sunglasses on, wind in your hair, we’re island hopping in style! We sail the turquoise blue waters, speed through the emerald green scenic views. Trust us, there’s nowhere else you’d rather be in the world. We hit the gems that are Monkey Island, (no really there’s monkey’s there) Viking Cave and Pileh Lagoon. All as different and tru-ly spectacular as the next. Like we said we don’t do average, we do bucket list ticking, mind-blowingly awesome. Jump in! We spend the afternoon snorkelling and swimming and having some delicious lunch onboard. Bliss. We watch the sun go down as the night comes alive, and the plankton shines bright.. Anyone fancy an evening dip? Another unbelievable day brought to you by TruTravels, you’re very welcome.

1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch
Boat Trip & snorkelling
Girl sat on the end of a boat in Thailand in bikini with windswept hair and island views
Girl standing next to a longtail boat in the ocean with blue sky
Amazing photo of a monkey sitting on a mans hand in Koh Phi Phi Thailand
A group of four on a long tail boat in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand surrounded by lush greenery, cliffs and stunning turquoise water
Day 7

PHUKET, LET’S GO

Today we say goodbye to Phi Phi, we miss you already and catch the ferry and a minivan over to Phuket. The largest of the Thai islands! So go big, explore! The afternoon is free to chill and do whatever you fancy! From action to relaxation Phuket’s got it all, your Travel Ninja can point you in the right direction for any afternoon activities you want to tick off that bucket list. We’ve got a big day tomorrow, so let’s unwind. I think a luxurious massage or spa treatment courtesy of yours Tru-ly will do. Yeah, we know how to spoil you ;)

Phuket
1x Breakfast
Spa massage
A group of four posing in front of a bright pink wall in Phuket, Thailand
A group of four walking through the streets of Phuket, Thailand
Day 8

An El of a good time!

Today is our last full day together and what a trip it’s been! So we head to the local elephant sanctuary to visit Thailand’s national animal. We get up close with these friendly giants and learn how they are rehabilitated and cared for day to day. Animal welfare is extremely close to our hearts at Tru, and the elephants here are free to roam and are not here for the entertainment of tourists. We educate ourselves and use this opportunity to distribute funds to programmes that do good. Hey, it’s an El of a morning! ;) We arrive back early afternoon and have a few hours to get ready for our final night! Go big or go home! We head to one of Phuket’s most famous spots for sunset in Promthep Cape and have a delicious dinner on the beach and see where the night takes us. It’s our last night, so it’s only right we make it one to remember... We can already taste the sex on the beach..cocktails.

Phuket
1x Breakfast
Elephant Sanctuary
Feeding bananas to the elephants at the sanctuary in Chiang Mai Thailand
A group feeding the elephants bananas at the elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai Thailand
A group selfie with an elephant at the elephant sanctuary in Thailand
A girl feeding a baby elephant at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand
Day 9

Farewell...For now!

Check out day, we’re not crying you are. Have a chilled morning, It’s been an unreal 9 days of exploring Thailand in Tru comfort in style. Backpacking but make it boujee, you get the drift TruFam. All good things must come to an end, and we’re gutted to see you leave. Your Travel Ninja is on hand for and any onward travel plans you may have, or even an impromptu sadness induced hug. All the important stuff. You’re a member of the TruFam now so let’s not say goodbye but see you soon. In the words of Arnie. Hasta La Vista Baby.

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Two girls toasting their beers on the beach at sunset in Phuket, Thailand
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FAQS

What level of accommodation is on a Flashpacker trip?

Our accommodation is of a higher standard for comfort and style, we stay in beautiful hotels and resorts, with stunning views. We’ve specifically chosen our hotels and suppliers to ensure every moment is tailored to a flashpacker lifestyle from the rooms to the surroundings, we stay in paradise.

What type of transportation is used?

We’ve perfected our Flashpacker tour for maximum comfort and minimum travel times. We use private minivans for a lot of our transport or if it’s a long way, we’ll catch a flight. No stress.

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 to the end destination is Phuket International Airport (HKT).

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

There are a few options for returning to Bangkok but the easiest would be a flight from Phuket to Bangkok. For more options email us at info@trutravels.com and we can help you decide how to return.

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.

What is the currency?

The currency is Thai Baht (THB)

Is WIFI available throughout this trip?

Yes, there is WIFI in all of our accommodation during this trip.

Are there many solo travellers?

Yes, lots of people come on our trips as solo travellers, it's a great way to meet new people and you’ll never feel alone from the moment you arrive as you will instantly be travelling with an awesome group of likeminded people.

If we are going to more expensive places, how much money would you suggest we bring?

Everyone spends differently whilst on holiday, some buy 30 souvenirs to bring home to family and friends or decide that the first round at the bar is on them. It can really depend, before you go we will send you details of the average costs of drinks, meals out and local living in each destination so you can roughly work out how you’d be spending depending on your habits.

What luggage do you recommend? Backpack VS Suitcase.

We would always recommend a backpack. Suitcases are not ideal for Asia as even if your suitcase has wheels it's very hard to pull it across the beach. If it's your first time with a backpack, you’ll never look back after.

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