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Explore Southern Thailand

8 days, Bangkok to Bangkok

Discover the laid-back culture and stunning natural treasures of southern Thailand on this sojourn to tropical shores, from Ko Samui to Krabi. Stroll along white-sand beaches, trek through lush rainforest, and snorkel crystalline waters in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. Whether navigating mangrove forests by longtail boat or winding between traditional villages in a motorized tuk-tuk, experience the lesser known side of Thailand’s idyllic coastal escapes.

8 days - Bangkok to Bangkok

From$14799HKD
Valid on Jul 10 2022
Trip Code: ATSNG

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Discover the laid-back culture and stunning natural treasures of southern Thailand on this sojourn to tropical shores, from Ko Samui to Krabi. Stroll along white-sand beaches, trek through lush rainforest, and snorkel crystalline waters in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. Whether navigating mangrove forests by longtail boat or winding between traditional villages in a motorized tuk-tuk, experience the lesser known side of Thailand’s idyllic coastal escapes.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10.

Age requirement: 12-99

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

8 days - Bangkok to Bangkok

From$14799HKD
Valid on Jul 10 2022
Trip Code: ATSNG

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Creating ripples that change lives

The Ripple Score is an honest evaluation of how often we use local businesses and services to create each tour. With this score you can see the percentage of our local expenses that stay in the communities you visit. Learn more

Ripple Score

100

Map of the route for Explore Southern Thailand

Places visited

Itinerary Notes

There are new Health & Safety Protocols for National Geographic Journeys tours. Please see here for full details and up-to-date requirements as they may change.

Itinerary

Day 1Bangkok

Arrive at any time; your arrival transfer is included.

Day 2Bangkok/Ko Samui

This morning, transfer to the airport in Bangkok and catch a flight to the tropical island of Ko Samui, bordered by the sapphire waters off Thailand’s southeast coast. Settle into your hotel and enjoy a free afternoon to relax by the pool, stroll along a white-sand beach, or explore the local village.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3Ko Samui

After breakfast, board a traditional longtail boat and travel off the tourist trail to the pristine islands of Ko Mat Sum and Ko Taen. Savour a local lunch on the beach, then choose to explore by kayak or snorkel. Glide past green-shrouded cliffs and tranquil lagoons, or don a mask and fins to delve into vibrant underwater worlds.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 4Ko Samui/Khao Sok

Catch the ferry back to the mainland and drive to Kao Thep Pitak, a community-owned farm supported by G Adventures. Enjoy a lunch of local specialties and take a stroll through the surrounding fruit orchards. Continue to Khao Sok National Park, where you will settle into a sustainable, community-focused eco-lodge located just outside the park boundary. This evening, venture into the rainforest park on a nighttime walk with a community guide, then gather for a campfire dinner surrounded by the music of the jungle.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Journeys Highlight Moment Kao Thep Pitak Farm and Culinary Experience| Your G for Good Moment Kao Thep Pitak Community-Owned Farm & Meal| Your Journeys Highlight Moment Rainforest Eco-Walk & Dinner

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Khao Sok

Khao Sok National Park is southern Thailand’s largest area of virgin rainforest, encompassing a breathtaking wilderness of karst peaks, turquoise lakes, and tropical rainforest that stretch along the southwest coast. Explore the park on your own today, choosing between a variety of optional jungle activities. Head out for a hike in search of monkeys and tropical birds inhabiting the dense canopy. Soak in steaming hot springs, glide down the sparkling Sok River aboard a canoe, or set out on a cycling tour of the park’s winding trails.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 6Khao Sok/Krabi

This morning, drive south to Krabi, situated on Thailand’s tropical southwest coast. Cross the Krabi River by private longtail boat, gliding past mangrove forests and limestone peaks. Venture into the Khao Khanap Nam cave to view prehistoric paintings and fascinating rock formations. Later, head to Ko Klang island and board motorized tricycle tuk-tuks to explore local communities and traditional industries, including a rubber plantation, rice fields, and a batik workshop. Chat with villagers and learn about timeless agricultural and artisanal techniques passed down over generations.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Journeys Highlight Moment Krabi Village Excursion

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7Krabi

Enjoy a full day of free time to relax at the hotel or explore Krabi. Opt to catch a tuk-tuk to Ao Nang beach, overlooked by towering, vine-draped limestone cliffs. Choose to navigate the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea by kayak, or snorkel among colourful tropical fish. Discover the idyllic beaches of the Ko Phi Phi islands by speedboat on an optional day trip.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Krabi/Bangkok

This morning, return to Bangkok, where your trip concludes.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Kao Thep Pitak Farm and Culinary Experience, Ban Ta Khun
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Rainforest Eco-Walk & Dinner, Khao Sok
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Krabi Village Excursion, Krabi
  • Your G for Good Moment: Kao Thep Pitak Community-Owned Farm & Meal, Ban Ta Khun
  • Arrival transfer
  • Ko Mat Sum and Ko Taen Excursion
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (7 nts).

Meals

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Allow USD105-140 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private bus, minivan, boat, walking, plane.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

Phi Phi Island Tour By Speed Boat - From $459.00

Traverse the Phi Phi Archipelago to discover idyllic beaches and sparkling turquoise waters. Stop to snorkel at Loh Samah Bay and see the wildlife at Monkey Beach. From the boat, view the iconic Maya Bay, made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio film, The Beach. Stop at the glittering lagoon, Pileh Bay. Secluded by limestone cliffs rising majestically from the water, this hidden paradise is the perfect spot for swimming and exploring. Once you've built up an appetite, head to the lively Phi Phi Don for a buffet lunch, catching a glimpse of Viking Cave en route. End the day in the picturesque setting of Bamboo Island, where you can opt to snorkel or relax on the white sands. Please note that this tour does not include the National Park fee which is required by law to be paid directly to the park ranger.

My Own Room - From $3069.00

If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

Make it a private tour

Book this tour as a private departure - with your own CEO and all the benefits of a G Adventures group tour - for any group, big or small (even just one traveller).

Explore Southern Thailand

| 8 days - Bangkok to Bangkok - from $14799 HKD