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Bangkok & the Samui–Phangan–Tao trio

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

Your Itinerary

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)

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)

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).

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.

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.

What's included?

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
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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
Bangkok
Bangkok’s bustling capital began as a small trading centre at Chao Phraya River 200 years ago. Today, the city is well known for its great shopping possibilities, diverse nightlife and endless dining options. But, visitors can still find hints of its illustrious past and dazzling temples, glamorous palaces, and colourful markets.
Ayutthaya
The Ayutthaya Historical Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site just a 2-hour drive from Bangkok. More
Chiang Mai
During a visit to Thailand’s picturesque North, you will discover Thailand’s spiritual side. Life is a lot slower and more traditional here. We love the green hills and serene landscape of Chiang Mai, its rich heritage, the countless trekking possibilities and the possibilities to see wildlife up close. More
Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle
A three-hours drive from Chiang Mai leads to Chiang Rai and the legendary Golden Triangle, where the mighty Mekong and Ruak rivers meet and where Thailand borders Laos and Myanmar. This mystical area with its scenic charme is dotted with remote villages populated by the Hmong, Shan, Yao, Karen, Lahu and Lisu ethnic groups. Here, guests will find an abundance of possibilities to get in touch with local communities. More
Koh Kood (aka. Koh Kut)
Ko Kood (also known as Koh Kut) in the Gulf of Thailand is the country’s fourth largest island. However, it is only little developed and still relatively untouched. We love this island not only because of its tropical rainforests, breathtaking waterfalls and empty white beaches, but also because of the fantastic hotel options we have found here. More
Koh Samui
Ko Samui is one of the most visited islands in Thailand, and with good reason: The country’s third largest island is in our opinion one of the best places for an active beach holiday in Thailand. Although busy in parts, it is still possible to find real solitude if you know where to look. More
Sukhothai
The UNESCO World Heritage site Sukhothai was the capital of the Thai Empire for approximately 140 years. As of 2014, 193 temples have been excavated and partly reconstructed.

Koh Phangan
Despite its reputation as a party place, most visitors coming to Koh Phangan are not interested in Hat Rin’s party scene but looking for beautiful beaches, turquoise waters and strolls through the national park with its diverse flora and fauna. We love this hippie-at-heart island and have found beautiful boutique hotels and luxurious resorts for you. More
Khao Sok National Park
Get close to nature at the Khao Sok National Park – one of the oldest evergreen rainforests in the world. Conveniently situated on the mainland between Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak and Koh Samui, a stop at this nature reserve can easily be combined with a trip to one of Thailand’s amazing beaches. Visitors will find rare flora & fauna, huge limestone mountains, deep valleys, breathtaking lakes, exciting caves and wild animals.

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Hua Hin
Hua Hin, situated only some 160 km from the bustling metropolis of Bangkok, is a delightful mix of city and sea with long beaches, colourful markets and a great infrastructure. If you are looking for a palm-fringed hideaway, Hua Hin is probably not the place for you. But, this friendly beach town is a great spot if you are looking for some fun beach days and you don’t have the time (and money) to go all the way down South to the islands. More
Phuket
Despite its reputation as party headquarter, Phuket has some gorgeous corners and fantastic beaches on offer. In fact, we found some of Thailand’s most innovative hotels and luxury resorts on this island.

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Khao Lak
Khao Lak is located an hour’s drive north of Phuket on the Andaman Coast. In contrast to Phuket the area is peaceful with a backdrop of jungle covered mountains and kilometre long beaches. More
Koh Lipe
With its sandy white beach and turquoise waters, Koh Lipe might be the island paradise you have been looking for. It takes a little longer to get there but the ferry ride is oh so worth it: Gorgeous salt-white sand crescents, jungled hills, fabulous dive sites and lovely bars with a hippie vibe. This island is one of our favourites. More
Krabi
With its own airport Krabi is now easily accessible from Bangkok and thus no longer just the haunt of intrepid backpackers. The main beach resort Ao Nang is a little developed for our tastes, but hidden in a small peninsula nearby sits Railay Beach. Accessible only by boat due to high limestone cliffs which cut off the mainland, Railay attracts rock climbers from around the world, but is just as popular for its beautiful beach. Our favourite beach in Krabi is the Tup Kaek Beach with its quiet surroundings, stunning sunsets and fabulous hotel options. More
Kanchanaburi
Kanchanaburi is a couple of hours North West of Bangkok. It is best known for its part in the Second World War when thousands of allied POWs and Asian workers lost their lives during forced construction of the Thai-Burma Railways. Kanchanaburi is a fascinating and moving place, but it is also great for hiking, bamboo rafting and home to a number of tribes. More
Pai
Pai is a peaceful town of laidback charm and simple character. Visitors will find unspoilt forest, thundering waterfalls, huge limestone caves and traditional mountain villages.
Isaan
Isaan is located in the northeastern region of Thailand, close to the borders to Cambodia and Laos. If you want to learn more about Thai traditions and the daily way of life in a beautiful rural area, this is the right place for you. More

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