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Island Hopping in Thailand

Thailand has hundreds of islands both in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. Gorgeous beaches are as endless as the possibilities to swim, snorkel, dive or just relax at the beach. We have combined the best islands for you for the ultimate Thai island hopping experience. Discover Phuket and Koh Lanta but also lesser known islands such as Koh Yao Noi, the Trang Islands and Koh Lipe – but beware: You might just want to stay there.

Highlights:

  • Explore the hidden side of Bangkok
  • Go on a discovery walk in Phuket‘s old town
  • Learn how to cook Thai delicacies on Koh Yao Noi
  • Relax on the empty beaches of Koh Lanta
  • Discover the unspoiled beaches of the Trang Islands
  • Experience the “Thai Maledives” on Koh Lipe

Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Sawasdee Ka to Bangkok

You will be met at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport by your private chauffeur and be driven to the Riva Surya Hotel, one of our favourite boutique hotels in Bangkok. We have left this afternoon and evening free for you to get accustomed to your new surroundings and to enjoy a dip in the riverside pool. Your Fleewinter guide will offer lots of tips and suggestions if you would like to eat out tonight. (Riva Surya, Deluxe Riva room)

Day 2 - Bangkok’s highlights done right

This morning you will be picked up by your private guide to go on a special walking tour to explore the hidden side of Bangkok. From the Giant Swing via the prison park we wander through small alleys, encounter guardian spirit signs, fresh markets and more. After, we visit the famous Grand Palace Complex including the Temple of The Emerald Buddha and Wat Pho – the must-see sights for every visitor to Bangkok.

Day 3 - Going South

Today you will be transferred to Bangkok Airport for your flight to Phuket. Upon arrival, you will be picked up by your private driver and transferred to your hotel, the Manathai Surin. Enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure on beautiful Surin beach and enjoy the fabulous sunset. (Manathai Surin, Deluxe room)

Day 4 - Discover Phuket Old Town

The Discovery Walk is all about learning the local lifestyle so we pay respect to the spirits,  visit the “oldest herb shop” in town and walk along the historic Chinese shop houses. We will try some Chinese food, a cuisine brought here by Hokkien immigrants in the 19th century. With its printing shops, old sarong and cloth sellers and cluttered hardware stores, there is a nostalgic feeling to Phuket town that you should experience before modern times sweep it away.

Day 5 - A day of swimming, island hopping and cooking

Today we depart for the very small island of Koh Naka where you can go for a swim or enjoy sunbathing, before we continue in the direction of Koh Yao Noi. Here we will visit Khun Mina, a charming host who is also an expert cook. She will show us how to make some classic Thai dishes. Enjoy your own cooked lunch at her house before you will be transferred to your hotel. (Paradise Koh Yao, Superior Studio room)

Day 6 - Relaxing on Koh Yao Noi

We have nothing planned for you today so you can enjoy all of the hotel’s amenities to the fullest. The hotel name says it all – Welcome to Paradise! Enjoy the unhurried island lifestyle and the gorgeous views of Phang Nga Bay.

Day 7 - Hopping on to Koh Lanta

Today you will be transferred by car and boat to Koh Lanta – known for its coral-fringed beaches, mangroves, limestone outcrops and rain forests. The Crown Lanta Resort & Spa stretches across 22 hectares of park-like land and boasts gentle hills alongside steep cliffs overlooking the sea, an intimate and private white sand beach, as well as access to the famous Klong Dao Beach. (Crown Lanta Resort & Spa, Deluxe Sea View Room)

Day 8 - 4 Island Tour

Enjoy a full day of island hopping and discover the unspoiled beaches of Thailand’s lesser known islands: Koh Mook, a limestone island with steep hills and stunning beaches where you can swim to the Emerald Cave. Koh Kradan is widely famous for ‘hourglass’ sand and pristine waters. Koh Ngai boats powder white sand and turquoise water – perfect for sunbathing and swimming. Final stop of the day is at Koh Mah – a limestone island which is home to splendid corals. Snorkelling here might just steal the day. Note: This day tour is operated only from November to early April

Day 9 - Day 11 - Relaxing on Koh Lipe

Today you will be transferred to Koh Lipe, Thailand’s most Southern island, famous for white sandy beaches and turquoise water – and in the top 3 of our most favourite “Koh’s”. We haven’t planned anything for you here on the island, so you can fully immerse into island life and wriggle your toes into the white sand. (Akira Lipe Resort, Villa Suite)

Day 12 - Bon Voyage

It is time to bid farewell to this beautiful country. You will be transferred to Phuket Airport for your flight back home. Safe travels.

DETAILS -

This itinerary costs from £1,920 per person B&B based on 2 sharing and including all private transfers but not international flights.

You can get flights from as little as £500 per person return and do ask us for advice. Alternatively, we can book the flights for you but a booking fee may apply.

What's included?

INCLUDED
  • Prices start from £1,920 per person
  • Accommodation on B&B basis
  • Private transfers (air-conditioned vehicle)
  • All entrance fees with service of English speaking guide for excursions
  • Lunches on Day 4, 5 and 8
  • Internal flights
  • Local taxes
  • All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered

 

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Thailand has hundreds of islands both in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. Gorgeous beaches are as endless as the possibilities to swim, snorkel, dive or just relax at the beach. We have combined the best islands for you for the ultimate Thai island hopping experience. Discover Phuket and Koh Lanta but also lesser known islands such as Koh Yao Noi, the Trang Islands and Koh Lipe – but beware: You might just want to stay there.

Highlights:

  • Explore the hidden side of Bangkok
  • Go on a discovery walk in Phuket‘s old town
  • Learn how to cook Thai delicacies on Koh Yao Noi
  • Relax on the empty beaches of Koh Lanta
  • Discover the unspoiled beaches of the Trang Islands
  • Experience the “Thai Maledives” on Koh Lipe
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