Thinking of travelling to Thailand but not sure where to start?
Worried about heading to South East Asia travelling solo?
Well this awesome 14 day Thai Island Hopping tour with the crew of Tru Travels is the perfect way to kickstart your travels in Asia and enjoy some serious beach time!
From airport pickups and all your transport to both a local and western guide this trip has everything you need for an amazing journey – so you can relax and focus on enjoying your time in Thailand!
Beginning with the capital of Bangkok you’ll be greeted at the airport by your awesome Tru Travels guide before meeting the rest of the group and discovering the hustle and bustle of the city for a few days.
Khao Sok National Park
Then it’s down to the tranquil surroundings of Khao Sok National Park where you can slow the pace down and get back to nature with an amazing floating bungalows overnight stay.
From there it’s onwards the infamous Koh Phangan, made famous by the epic Full Moon Parties. Your stay here will be filled with amazing beaches, kayaking, snorkelling and even a Muay Thai lesson!
The second island – and your final on the East Coast – is the diving mecca of Koh Tao, which is filled with snorkelling, trekking and more beach parties! You’ve even got time to complete your open water dive course whilst you’re here too, which is an optional extra.
After all the fun and sun of the East Coast it’s time to hop over to the West Coast of Thailand where your first stop is Railay, made famous for it’s amazing rock climbing. Enjoy some cocktails on the beach and some epic fire shows as you really settle into island life!
Your final island stop is one of our personal favourites – Phi Phi. Visit Maya Bay – which is the setting of “The Beach” and take in some stunning sunsets from the island view point. You’ll also island hop around the surrounding smaller island where there’s plenty of amazing snorkelling to be done as well as chilling out with monkeys on the beach!
You’ll finish up your trip back on mainland Thailand in Phuket – the perfect location for a flight home or better still an international flight to your next travel destination!
It’s 18 days of amazing fun, sun and good times with heaps of new travel buddies!
Arrive in Bangkok, we pick you up at the airport and take you directly to your hotel. Today you will get to know your group and get settled in to prepare for the Island Hopper trip. Our first night we head out to the backpacker hub, Khao San road for drinks.
Explore the best parts of Bangkok. Aboard a longtail boat and travel along the Chao Phraya River. Visit the historic & prestigious temples – Wat Arun and Wat Pho, to see the very impressive giant and gold reclining Buddha statue. You will have a free afternoon which is best spent shopping to find some awesome bargains and to try the delicious street food Bangkok has to offer. Then in the evening, we meet again for dinner, drinks and more group bonding.
Enjoy a traditional Thai massage, before heading south, via train. Escape the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and prepare to spend the next couple of days surrounded by the stunning Khao Sok National Park – situated in the Surat Thani province of Thailand.
KHAO SOK FLOATING BUNGALOWS
Arrive in paradise before heading to our floating bungalows on a longtail boat where you will be staying tonight. Spend the rest of the day diving into the fresh-water lake and trying out some kayaking. Spend the evening chilling with a beer in front of the stunning backdrop of this limestone mountain range.
ARRIVE IN KOH PHANGAN, BOTTLE BEACH
We are up bright and early to enjoy a spot of breakfast on the lake before we head to Koh Phangan. When we arrive in the afternoon, we will head straight to a secluded paradise, Bottle Beach. The crystal waters and the white sandy beach is like nowhere you have seen before. We pretty much get the whole place to ourselves and stay in beach huts overlooking the blue ocean. Enjoy relaxing on the beach for the rest of the day or have a go at a bit of volleyball with your group. Our first night on the island we will enjoy our very own private fire show whilst having dinner and drinks.
MUAY THAI LESSON
Wake up to the sound of waves rolling on the beach. You can then choose to go trekking to viewpoints or chill on the beach working on your tan. We are picked up early afternoon and taken to a local gym to have a go at Muay Thai boxing. Thailand’s national sport that will definitely get your heart pumping. After we head back to our awesome accommodation on the beach to get ready for dinner. This evening we head to Haad Rinn where you will check out more beach bars for those who fancy a drink or two.
ISLAND BOAT TRIP
Today we embark on a voyage around the stunning Koh Phangan. We spend the day taking in the beautiful scenery of the island, the perfect chance to get some great photos. You will stop for some snorkelling at the coolest hotspots and visit Than Sadet waterfall (seasonal). When you think it couldn’t get any better, we will enjoy free drinks and food throughout the day with music.
HEAD TO KOH TAO
Today we will catch the ferry over to Koh Tao or ‘Turtle Island’ where we will spend the next 2 nights. (Recently voted ‘Best Island in S.E. Asia’ in a Trip Advisor survey). We stay in town, 5 mins from beautiful Sairee beach and we will spend the afternoon settling into our beautiful new surroundings.
KOH NANGYUAN DAY TRIP
Today we organise a boat round from Koh Tao to the adjoining and amazingly beautiful island of Koh Nang Yuan. Here we can snorkel in the Japanese gardens and trek up to the viewpoint to get some postcard pics of the adjoining beaches and bays. After we head back to Koh Tao we will have some free time before meeting for dinner and jumping on the famous Koh Tao Pub Crawl!
You will probably need this morning to recover from last night and to have a little lie in. Enjoy relaxing on the beach as we will then jump in a taxi to Tanote Bay. One of our favourite spots on the island for those who want to enjoy the sunrays and tropical surroundings. In the evening, we will jump on the night ferry over to the mainland where we are picked up by our private minibus (with tunes & DVD player) and taken over to the West coast and our next stop, the famous Phi Phi Islands.
PHI PHI ISLANDS
This morning we will arrive in Phi Phi and check in to our accommodation where you will be for the next two nights. We will head out to see the stunning views of the island before enjoying the epic beach nightlife of Phi Phi.
Join us on a sunset boat trip around the islands of Maya Bay (Where they filmed ‘The Beach’), Monkey Island and the Viking caves. Snorkel through the emerald waters with a free lunch being provided on the boat. After we watch the sun go down we dive into the waters to go swimming with the phosphorescence (really cool glow in the dark plankton).
On day 13 we hop on the island boat over to Phuket, the largest of the Thai islands of the trip. In the evening, we will explore the wonders of Phuket & Patong or take some party Tuk Tuks as we celebrate the final night of this epic trip.
Today your Island Hopping adventure comes to an end. You can check out when suits you and we can help you sort out all of your onward travel from Phuket. Whether it’s back to Bangkok for a flight home or the next leg of your Thailand adventure!
2018 Thailand Departure Dates
2019 Thailand Departure Dates
Jan – 4, 11, 22, 26
Feb – 1, 7, 21, 25, 28
Mar – 3, 18, 23, 27, 30]
Apr – 2, 7, 16, 22, 25, 28
May – 1, 14, 17, 22, 28, 31
Jun – 5, 13, 15, 20, 23, 26, 30
Jul – 4, 14, 17, 23, 29
Aug – 3, 5, 14, 21, 24, 29
Sep – 1, 4, 10, 14, 17, 20, 23, 30
Oct – 3, 10, 13, 19, 22, 26, 30
Nov – 9, 14, 17, 20, 25
Dec – 1
Airport pickup (up to 2 days before tour)
17 Nights’ accomodation
All transport included
Chao Phraya River cruise on private boat
Visits to Bangkok’s most historic temples
Khao Sok National Park & floating bungalos
Swimming, tubing, kayaking, cliff jumping
Boat trip around Koh Phangan
Snorkelling & waterfalls (seasonal)
Day and nght on magical bottle beach
Muay Thai lesson
Koh Tao Adventure (optional activities)
Koh Nangyuan day trip
Railay beach kayaking
Phi Phi Island
Maya Bay boat trip
There are absolutely no hidden charges. Everything mentioned in the itinerary is included, all that is needed is spending money.
Whilst in Koh Tao on this trip you have additional activities available such as your Open Water Dive Course, Climbing, Cliff Jumping, Zip Lining which can be booked with your awesome group leader while on tour.
Please note, travel insurance is compulsory and flights to Bangkok are not included.
- All onward travel can be booked and sorted while on tour or after your tour with our group leaders
Departure city is Bangkok. You should arrive on the start date or up to two days before to be elligable for free airport pick up. We reccommend arriving on start date of tour. If you are already in bangkok we can arrange to meet you there. Please send flight details to [email protected] as soon as you can so we can arrange pick up.