Bangkok & the Samui–Phangan–Tao trio

10 days - from £1,530

During this 10-day trip, we will show you the best of what Bangkok has on offer before you can relax at the white beaches of the island trio Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. We have chosen unique boutique hotels in Bangkok and on the three islands, so you can fully immerse yourself into the unique character of all the places you will visit.

Highlights:

  • Explore Thailand’s capital by bicycle and discover the “real Bangkok”
  • Discover the ancient capital of Ayutthaya
  • Snorkel around the 42 islands of the Ang Thong National Marine Park
  • Relax at the white beaches of Koh Phangan
  • Stay at your own pool villa with breathtaking views on Koh Tao

Day 1 - Sawasdee to Bangkok

Upon arrival at Bangkok Airport, your guide will be waiting for you and welcome you to Thailand’s bustling capital. You will then be privately transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Your guide will be more than happy to assist with dinner suggestions if you feel like eating out tonight. (Shanghai Mansion, Superior Room)

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Day 2 - Bangkok by bicycle

Explore Thailand’s capital by bicycle today. The tour begins in the always wonderful and exciting Chinatown. We will cross the river and discover the “real Bangkok”, take a long-tail boat and see all the forgotten green areas of rural Bangkok. You will understand why the city is called the “Venice of the East”. A warm smile here, a handshake there – everyone is really warm and friendly.

Day 3 - A day in Ayutthaya

Early this morning, you will be picked up to discover the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, the capital of Siam from the 15th through to the 18th century. We will start the tour with a visit to Bang-Pa-In, the old royal summer residence. From here we take a longtail boat to Ayutthaya and visit Wat Phanachoeng, Wat Yai Chai Mongkol and Wat Mahathat. After, you will be transferred to the jetty to board your cruise back to Bangkok. Enjoy lunch and drinks on board while taking in the serene riverside scenery.

Day 4 - From Bangkok to the beaches

This morning, you will be transferred to Bangkok Airport for your flight to Koh Samui. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel on Koh Samui. We have nothing planned for the rest of the day, so you can dig your toes into the sand and swim in the turquoise clear waters. There are many restaurants around the hotel where you can sample delicious Thai snacks. (Buri Rasa Village Koh Samui, Deluxe Room)

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Day 5 - A day amongst limestone mountains

Today, you will discover the stunning Ang Thong National Marine Park, a pristine archipelago of 42 islands with towering limestone mountains, thick jungle, white-sand beaches, fertile mangroves, waterfalls and hidden coves and lakes to explore. The area is home to a rich variety of exotic wildlife and sea creatures. Enjoy a day of snorkelling, hiking, relaxing on one of the idyllic beaches or simply marvel at your surroundings.

Day 6 - Hopping on to Koh Phangan

This morning you will be transferred to the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan, just a 30 minutes boat ride away and yet it has a totally different vibe. We love its hippie-at-heart atmosphere, its stunning sunsets and the authentic character. Enjoy all the amenities of the fantastic The Coast Hotel today (Deluxe Room).

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Day 7 - Enjoy the island life

We have nothing planned for you today, so you can relax and enjoy the island. If you feel adventurous, rent a scooter and discover Koh Phangan’s hidden corners, fantastic beaches or Thong Sala’s food market.

Day 8 - Hopping on to Koh Tao

Take a ferry to Koh Tao this morning. The smallest of the  Samui–Phangan–Tao trio is famous for its fabulous dive spots, but there is so much more to it. Hikers will find everything they are looking for in the dripping coastal jungles. Your home for the coming two nights is called The Place and it consists of nine luxury boutique villas, all with private infinity pools, that offer total privacy and complete relaxation.

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Day 9 - Another day in paradise

We have nothing planned for you today. You may choose to spend the rest of the day at the beach (if you manage to leave your private pool villa) or head out to enjoy another Thai massage. If you haven’t seen enough today, we recommend to take a 15-minutes boat ride to Koh Nang Yuan, a set of three islands, connected by two strips of white coral-sand that serve as beach during low tide. Climb onto the view point for a postcard perfect view.

Day 10 - Safe travels!

Today, you will be transferred back to Koh Samui from where you can catch your international flight home.

DETAILS

This itinerary costs from £1,524 per person B&B based on 2 sharing and including all private transfers but not international flights.

Do ask us for advice in regards to booking international flights. We are also happy to book the flights for you but a booking fee may apply.

INCLUDED

  • Prices start from £1,524 per person
  • Accommodation on B&B basis
  • Private transfers (air-conditioned vehicle)
  • All entrance fees with service of English speaking guide for excursions
  • Internal flight
  • Local taxes
  • All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered