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8 Day Thailand Experience

Experience all the best of Thailand on this epic 8 day adventure where you can explore bustling Bangkok, sleep in floating bungalows in Khao Sok National Park and more
Bangkok, Thailand
Duration
Duration
8 Days and 7 Nights
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
Approx. 20
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Airport pickup included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
18+
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Bangkok to Koh Phangan
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What's Included

  • Get up to $110 cash back per person when you book with us

  • Complimentary airport pick-up (up to 2 days before tour)

  • All accommodation included

  • All transport included

  • Relaxing Thai massage

  • Muay Thai or yoga lesson included

  • Chao Phraya River cruise

  • Visit historic temples in Bangkok

  • Access to Khao Sok National Park 

  • Boat trip, snorkelling and party in Koh Phangan

  • Spend a day and night on the magical Bottle Beach

  • Awesome tour guides to lead you throughout the trip 

What to Expect

This is the best way to discover everything Thailand has to offer! This 8 Day Thailand Experience tour is an epic adventure that you’ll never forget. On the way, you’ll meet heaps of like-minded travellers and get more amazing memories than you can count.

Over 8 unforgettable days, visit three of Thailand’s must-see destinations: Bangkok, Khao Sok and Koh Phangan. These three destinations have been handpicked because of their undeniable awesomeness, so prepare to be blown away! Enjoy a plethora of activities including a glorious Thai massage, learn Muay Thai or yoga, jump off cliffs and go snorkelling. Party the night away in Koh Phangan, see Thailand’s natural beauty in Khao Sok National Park and sail down the Chao Phraya River. You couldn’t fit more fun into this tour if you tried!

During the entire tour, you’ll be in the lovely company of an awesome guide and of course your amazing tour group. While you’re busy having fun, The Supplier will take care of all accommodation, transport, and activities. This way, all you need to worry about is having the time of your life!  


Where we visit


Day 1: Thailand

Welcome to Bangkok! After landing at the airport, you’ll be greeted by our awesome tour guide who will be very excited to finally meet you. From here, you’ll then head straight to your hotel before enjoying a free day in Bangkok. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore the city on your own or perhaps chill at the hotel with your new friends from the group. In the evening, head out on the infamous Khao San Road for welcome drinks.


Day 2: Cruise Bangkok

On your second day, explore Bangkok from the water. Jump onboard a traditional longtail boat and glide down the majestic Chao Phraya River on a private cruise. Down on the water, you’ll feel far away from the chaotic streets above, so kick back and enjoy the calm. You’ll also visit two of the city’s most famous temples; Wat Arun and, of course, Wat Pho where you’ll see the very impressive golden reclining Buddha statue.

You’ll have the afternoon off, so why not do some shopping? Bangkok is famous for being incredibly cheap, so we suggest you grab some bahts and get out there! If you do, just remember to barter with the street vendors - sometimes you can get as much as 50 % off. In the evening, the group will meet back up for a delicious dinner and drinks and more awesome group bonding.


Day 3: Midnight Specia

On the third day, take it nice and easy. Go for a fantastic Thai massage during the day before jumping on an overnight train down south. Your next stop is the breathtaking Khao Sok National Park which is located in the Surat Thani province of Thailand. Forget everything about the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and say hello to calm lakes and natural beauty!


Day 4: Khao Sok Floating Bungalows

After arriving at the train station, jump on a longtail boat and sail down the river. On the way, stop for a gloriously refreshing dip, so throw on your swimsuit and get in! Your accommodation for the night are some cool floating bungalows on a freshwater lake. They’re surrounded by rainforest and a fantastic limestone mountain range, and the whole thing looks like something out of Jurassic Park. Spend the day having fun on the lake in a kayak or maybe just floating around in a tube with a beer in your hand.


Day 5: Arrive in Koh Phangan, Bottle Beach

The next day, wake up early for a delicious breakfast before heading off to Koh Phangan. Here, go straight to one of Thailand’s most amazing beaches called Bottle Beach. It’s a bit of a secluded paradise and we’re pretty sure it’s going to be love at first sight for you! To make things even better, stay the night in beach huts overlooking the ocean. The beach is only accessible by boat, so the tour group will have the place pretty much to themselves. Go for a game of volleyball, tan in the sun, or jump in the water to cool down. In the evening, enjoy a yummy dinner and some cocktails on the beach next to a campfire with your own private fire show.


Day 6: Muay Thai Lesson 

Spend the first half of the day relaxing some more in your own private paradise. Get up early to see the sunrise, go for a refreshing morning swim, or sleep in to catch up on sleep. If you prefer staying on land, you can also go trekking to viewpoints around the lake. In the early afternoon, you'll be picked up and taken to a local gym. That’s right - it’s time for a Muay Thai boxing lesson! It’s Thailand’s national sport and a great way to get some exercise on our tour. When you're done kicking and jumping, continue to your awesome accommodation at Echo Beach Backpackers. This is where you’ll spend the final two nights, so kick back and make yourself comfortable! After dinner, jump in a few taxis and head into Haad Rinn where you’ll hang out in the beach bars. Get yourself a fancy drink and enjoy some premium Thai nightlife!


Day 7: Island Boat Trip

On your last full day, it's time to explore Koh Phangan. Spend the day admiring the tropical natural beauty and snorkelling in some of the area’s coolest hotspots. Drop by the fantastic Than Sadet waterfall (seasonal). To make things even more epic, you'll get to enjoy free drinks and food throughout the entire day. Yep, you heard that right - today is all inclusive! We’ll set the mood with some groovy tunes, so kick back and enjoy life. You deserve it!

And the fun doesn’t end there. For dinner, head to the best restaurant in town for a delicious meal that's included in the tour price. It’s your last night, so grab an extra drink and hit the beach bars for one last epic night out with your new awesome friends!


Day 8: Chilled check-out

Today, your 8-day adventure has come to an end! Check out is at 11am, but don’t worry - your amazing tour guides are here to help you reach your next destination! Whether you’re hanging around Thailand or heading back to the airport, they’ll make sure you’ll get there safely.


Travelling alone? No worries!

This tour is the perfect place to meet other travellers that are just as awesome as yourself. If you’re a solo traveller, you’ll meet heaps of fun new friends and potential travel buddies. On your tour, it's all about having fun, so don’t worry - your guides will make sure you have an amazing time!


More info

The tour start dates for this experience vary, so please check the calendar for the latest updates. The tour starts in Bangkok and finishes in Koh Phangan. If you’re flying into Bangkok, you’ll have to land in Suvarnabhumi (BKK) which is the main international airport. Alternatively, The Supplier can also pick you up from Don Muang Airport (DMK).  

During the tour, all our accommodation will be twin share private rooms. You’ll always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex from the group.

Itinerary

Start Point:
bangkok
End Point:
bangkok

When you land, we pick you up at the airport, and take you directly to your hotel. You have a free day to get to know your group and get settled. In the evening we go out on the infamous Khao San Road for drinks.

See the capital by the water as we travel by longtail boat along the Chao Phraya River, you’ll exploreBangkok and experience some of Thailand’s heritage. We visit two prestigious temples–Wat Arun and Wat Pho, to see the very impressive giant, gold reclining Buddha statue. The rest of the day is free for exploring; you may want to try some of the famous shopping in Bangkok as its known for being notoriously cheap. Remember to always try and barter with the street vendors, you can sometimes get as much as 50% off the original price! Then in the evening we meet again for dinner, drinks and more group bonding.

Try a traditional Thai massage before we travel overnight on the train down south, and swap the hustle and bustle of Bangkok for the tranquil lakes of Khao Sok National Park–situated in the SuratThani province of Thailand.

Head to our floating bungalows on a longtail boat whilst stopping along the way for a quick dip and dive. Try your hand at some kayaking or chill with a beer in a tube in front of the stunning backdrop of this limestone mountain range. We’ll be staying in floating bungalows on a fresh-water lake surrounded by rainforest that looks like something out of Jurassic Park!

Wake up early on the lake and enjoy a spot of breakfast before we head to Koh Phangan. When we arrive we go straight to a secluded paradise beach, Bottle Beach. Our favourite beach in the world. It is quiet, amazingly beautiful, only accessible by boat and to make it better, we pretty much get the whole place to ourselves and stay in beach huts overlooking the ocean. Relax here for the rest of the afternoon, enjoy a bit of volleyball, sunbathing or swimming. In the evening we can enjoy dinner and some cocktails on the beach next to a campfire with our own private fire show.

A nice chilled wake up to the sound of waves rolling on the beach. You will have a free morning to make the most of your surroundings. You can go kayaking, play volleyball, top up the tan, go trekking to view points or catch up on some sleep. We are picked up early afternoon and taken to a local gym to try your hand at a bit of Muay Thai boxing, Thailand’s national sport. After we head to our awesome accommodation at Echo Beach backpackers where we will spend the final two nights. We will arrangea time to meet for dinner and jump in a taxi to Haad Rinn where you will discover more beach bars for those who fancy a few drinks.

Today we embark on a voyage around Koh Phangan. We spend the day taking in the amazing tropical island scenery, stop for some snorkelling at the coolest hotspots and visit Than Sadet waterfall (seasonal). You might think it couldn’t get any better but it does, we have free drinks and food throughout the day with music. The last night we take you to the best restaurant in town for a slap up meal on us. Its here where we prepare to say our goodbyes to our newest friends as our adventuredraws to a close so we hit the beach bars for one last boogie to cap a great week.

Check out is at 11am and our awesome staff are on hand to help you plan your next footsteps, whether it is continuing your adventure or heading back to Bangkok to catch a flight, we will make sure you get to where you need to be.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, flights to your destination are not included and these will need to be booked yourself. But The Supplier will be at the airport to meet you once you arrive.

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

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There no age limits on our trips however most of our travellers are between 18 and mid 30’s. Remember you’re only as old as you feel! 

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It depends on your nationality and which destination you are travelling to.

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Everyone spends differently so it’s hard for us to give an exact amount but we usually recommend around $250 - $400 per week is sufficient for you to have an epic time. All your activities, transport and accommodation is covered by The Supplier so you just need to worry about what your food, drink and shopping which is usually pretty cheap in Asia. 

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Ideally its best to arrive on the start date of the tour however you can arrive up to 2 days before and The Supplier will still pick you up from the airport.

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No - The Supplier can pick you up from the airport at any time of day or night so you can pick the best flight that works for you.

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Yes as long as you stay at the designated hotel and are arriving within 2 days of your start date. The Supplier can reserve you a room for you to pay for the additional nights on arrival. Please contact us at support@backpackerdeals.com to arrange it.

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For most of our destinations you don’t need any specific vaccinations however its always good to check with your doctor to make sure you have an up to date tetanus jab. 

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Accommodation is mainly twin share accommodation in some awesome hotels. You will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex from your group. You will sometimes stay in dorm accommodation which will be exclusive to the tour group.

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Yes - we use the best accommodation in each location - it's extremely safe.

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You will receive a packing checklist in your pre-departure pack when booking.

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Yes, travel insurance is compulsory and you should make sure it covers you for the whole of your trip. You will be asked to provide proof of your travel insurance before traveling.

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If you’re not confident on a push bike and want to sit out a bike ride or not a fan of open water and want to stay on the boat during snorkelling thats absolutely fine, its your adventure!

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Yes - there's nice balance of awesome activities and free time to explore the local surroundings, shop or even get a well earned massage.

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You will have a western guide as well as local guides with you every day. Your guide is full of awesomeness and are on hand to make sure you have the best time. 

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No, you don’t need to book your flights before your tour. You can just let us know your flight details once you book them. If we have not received them 30 days before the trip we will chase you. 

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No - your tour finishes in your end destination however, your group leader can help you book to any transfers you need.

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Of course. All you need to do is let your group leader know how many nights and they can reserve it for you.

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If you are looking to continue your adventure, your group leader will help you plan your next footsteps.

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The last day of the itinerary is check out day so the tour will officially finish then. Use this as a travel day to get to your next destination.

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-Chao Phraya River cruise on private boat
-Visits to Bangkok’s most historic temples
-Thai massage
-Swimming, tubing, kayaking, cliff jumping
-Boat trip around Koh Phangan
-Snorkelling & Waterfalls (seasonal)
-Day and night on magical Bottle Beach
-Party in Koh Phangan
-Muay Thai lesson
-Phangan Challenge Lake
-Sunset Pool party
-Slip n Fly
-Half moon Party!

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Policies

Terms & Conditions:

Please take the time to read and understand the conditions of booking set out below prior to booking this trip. 

 

Conditions of age

You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this experience. There is technically no upper age limit (you are as young as you feel)! However, you should note that the majority of customers will be under the age of 37 and you will need a degree of physical fitness and mobility to participate in some of the activities.

 

Passport and Visas

You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries in which you will visit during your trip.

Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip. Please note: we cannot be held responsible if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct passport, visa or other travel documentation.



Travel Insurance

It is compulsory to have Travel Insurance that covers you for the whole duration of your trip. You need to have shown us proof of cover before the start date of your tour in order to take part (by email or to group leader in person). You should also always read your travel insurance policy documents to ensure you know what you are covered for and have an adequate level of cover.

 

Details we need you to provide: 

In order for us to confirm your travel arrangements you must provide all requested details and the balance of the trip price within the timeframes outlined below.

  • Full name as per passport
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Payment details
  • Flight/arrival details
  • Travel insurance confirmation
  • Dietary requirements
  • Any pre-existing medical conditions you have which may affect your ability to participate in the tour.

Details about your flight
You must provide The Supplier with your flight details at least 14 days before arrival in Bangkok if you wish to be picked up from the airport. If you are already in Thailand and would like to meet at the hotel then just let The Supplier know when you intend to arrive and they can arrange for your group leader to meet you there.

If you arrive more than two days prior to the start of your tour your group leader may not be back in Bangkok to pick you up from the airport. They can still arrange someone to pick you up but you will have to pay for the taxi yourself.

The Supplier also encourages you to co-ordinate flights with other group members wherever possible. All bookings with travel agents and airlines are subject to the Terms and Conditions and Limitations of Liability imposed by them. 

 

Date Changes on your booking

Plans sometimes change, so if you wish to change your group date after making a booking then just let The Supplier know at least 30 days before the start date and they will move you to any available group. If you have to change dates for reasons outside of your control inside 30 days of the start of your tour then an administrative fee of £40 will apply.

Also, whilst we will always do our best to accommodate, please be aware that we cannot guarantee availability of other start dates at short notice. Start date changes are limited to one per person, if you need to change again a second time then the refund policy applicable to cancellations will apply.

If you wish to change your flight departure or return date you will be subject to the Terms & Conditions of your travel agent or airline.

 

Name changes on your booking
If for reasons outside of your control you cannot go on your chosen tour, you may transfer your booking to a friend provided that he/she meets all the requirements in relation to the trip. Again, The Supplier must be informed of this at least 30 days before your start date or a £40 admin fee is applicable.

 

For full T&Cs, visit: https://www.trutravels.com/our-trips/thailand/8-day-thailand-experience#


Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations – by you

  • If you cancel your booking more than 30 days prior to the start date of your trip you will receive a full refund, less the deposit

  • No refunds will be available if you cancel within 30 days of the start date of your trip

  • The Supplier will allow you to change dates once under the condition above. If you fail to make contact and have not arrived by the agreed start date, The Supplier is entitled to treat the tour as having been cancelled.

 

No cancellation fees will be waived as a result of the following:

  • Injury or sickness

  • Delayed, rescheduled or missed flights

  • Climatic, social or political problems

  • Pandemics, Epidemics, Bird flu, Swine flu, SARS, Leprosy or ingrown toenails!

  • Any other form of ‘Force Majeure’

 

You may be able to have your cancellation fees refunded by your Travel Insurance Company depending on their terms – that’s why it’s also very important you arrange travel insurance before coming on tour!

 

Cancellations – by The Supplier

The Supplier may cancel a trip at any time prior to departure if, due to terrorism, natural disasters, political instability or other external events it is not viable for them to operate the planned itinerary. If The Supplier cancels your trip, you can transfer amounts paid to an alternative start date or in circumstances where cancellation is due to external events outside our reasonable control, refunds will be given less any unrecoverable expenses. The Supplier is not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking including, but not limited to, visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess or non-refundable flights.

In the very rare event that The Supplier does not receive the minimum number of bookings to provide the trip, The Supplier, at their discretion, shall be entitled to cancel or curtail the trip at any time up to seven days prior to the start date. The Supplier will always move you to the nearest group so as not to disrupt your plans too much. This is also to ensure that there are enough people in the group to make it the most possible fun for you! If this occurs and it is not possible for you to participate in a trip with a different start date, The Supplier will give a full refund, however you shall not be entitled to make any claim for loss arising as a consequence of cancellation or curtailment in these circumstances.


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