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Bliss out in Koh Samui, experience the buzz of Bangkok and snorkel in the Andaman Sea.
Starts AtBangkok
Ends AtKo Samui
Duration11 days
Group SizeMaximum 16
Physical Rating
Starts AtBangkok
Ends AtKo Samui
Duration11 days
Group SizeMaximum 16
Physical Rating
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email:
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About Your Trip

From kayaking through mangroves and caves to sampling traditional street food, this trip will immerse you in the riches that southern Thailand has to offer. Starting in Bangkok, head south to Khao Sok Lake where you’ll stay in a floating raft house and experience a wildlife boat safari – possibly spotting a sun bear if you’re lucky. Snorkel in the Andaman Sea, embark on a sunset cruise and explore the hidden lagoon on Hong Island before some well-earned relaxation in Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. Cap off your island-hopping adventure with a farewell group dinner under the star-studded sky. Please note that our SUBLIME SOUTHERN THAILAND - SUMMER itinerary is only available between 2 May - 23 September, 2023. For dates outside this range, see our alternative SUBLIME SOUTHERN THAILAND trip.

Andaman Coast Snorkelling
Kayaking, Koh Hong
South Chicken Island, Krabi
Koh Hong
South Ao Nang, Beach, Sunset
The Lar Gibbon
Thai Meal

Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Experience the buzz of Bangkok
  • 2
    Stay in a floating raft house on Khao Sok Lake
  • 3
    Spot exotic birds and bears on a longtail boat ride
  • 4
    Kayak through the Bor Thor Mangrove Forest
  • 5
    Swim with tropical fish off Hong Island
  • 6
    Enjoy a catamaran cruise in Koh Samui
  • 7
    Sample authentic Thai cuisine

Your Itinerary

What's Included

  • One night floating raft house accommodation
  • One night in an overnight sleeper train
  • One night boutique hotel accommodation
  • Three nights spa hotel accommodation
  • Four nights beach resort accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Nine breakfasts, one lunch, five dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers from Bangkok (BKK) and to Phuket (HKT)
  • Bangkok City tour
  • Khao San road night tour
  • Guided Khao Sok Lake activity
  • Wildlife safari
  • Bor Thor Mangrove Forest kayaking
  • Hong Island day trip
  • Sunset cruise and barbecue
  • Catamaran cruise in Angthong Marine Park

What's Not Included

  • Visas
    • Travel insurance
      • Flights to and from the destination


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        Riva Surya Bangkok (or similar)

        Elegant, understated and right in the heart of Bangkok’s main sights, this boutique hotel ticks a lot of boxes. Rooms are colonial-chic without the clichés, there’s an outdoor pool overlooking the Chao Phraya River, and the Riverside Bar makes the most of the twinkling waterside views. 

        Phupa Waree raft house (or similar)

        Staying in a floating raft house on Khao Sok Lake is a truly memorable experience. The hotel is set against the beautiful backdrop of the oldest tropical evergreen rainforest in the world, providing spectacular views. You can swim and kayak directly from the resort.

        Pakasai Resort and Spa (or similar)

        With a rooftop infinity swimming pool, spa and fitness centre, this stylish, ecofriendly resort offers a variety of high-class amenities for a luxurious stay. Take a walk through the lush tropical gardens on site before cooling off at the most popular beach in Krabi, just a few minutes away.

        Princess Paradise Koh Phangan (or similar)

        Koh Phangan is all about two things: the beach, and having fun. And this beachfront boutique hotel puts two big ticks in those boxes – its slink outdoor pool not only overlooks the beach (you can step right out onto the sand), but its bar doubles as a swim-up and has “swing-up”, with swings for seats. 

        Banana Fan Sea Resort (or similar)

        A sprawling, multi-level outdoor infinity pool; pristine beach, shaded by coconut palms; lush, tropical landscaping; zen-chic rooms, decked out with beautiful rattan furniture – this is the ultimate Thai island resort. 

        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email:
        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: