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Aerial view of the city of Bangkok
Highlights
  • Explore the quiet canals of Thonburi, where Thai people live along the wate
  • Bike around Koh Yao Yai Island and discover the local way of life
  • Snorkel around the coral reefs of Hong Island
  • Explore Phuket on your own or pre-arrange day optional activities
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Trip Type:
  • Independent
Activity Level: Easy Active
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Day 1: Arrive Bangkok

Upon arrival you are met by your guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel to settle in.

Day 2: Bangkok Exploration

  • 1 Breakfast
Today stroll through Chinatown with your guide where you can explore interesting shops, tea shops, markets and temples to get a first hand feel for old Bangkok. Continue to Bangkok Folk Museum, a seventy-year-old Thai house converted into a small but fascinating museum. Next hop onto a long-tail boat for a ride along the bustling Chao Phraya River. Explore the quiet klongs (canals) of Thonburi where you can see how the Thai people have lived next to the water for centuries. Stop to visit the magnificent Wat Arun (or Temple of Dawn).

Enjoy the rest of the afternoon free to explore on your own.

Day 3: On to Phang Nga Bay

  • 1 Breakfast
Fly today south to Phuket Island and the tropical paradise of Thailand's southern islands. A hotel representative greets you at the airport and drives you to the Ao Po Grand Marina Pier where you board the resort boat and drive out into Phang Nga Bay to your hotel and Koh Yao Yai Island. Settle in and enjoy your new surroundings this afternoon.

Day 4: Koh Yao Yai

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and most of the day free to relax and explore as you like.

In late afternoon, set out on a bike to discover the local way of life on the island which has remained virtually unchanged. The main road on the island meanders through the countryside past quaint village communities and farms. Stop at quiet beach areas to capture the beautiful scenery of Phang Nga Bay and the Andaman Sea. The best way to explore the wonderful nature of Koh Yao Yai is on two wheels.

Day 5: Hong Island

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
After breakfast at the hotel, hop into a long tail boat with other guests from the hotel to explore Hong Island Archipelago and enjoy some snorkeling around the islands. The Hong Islands comprise a number of large and small limestone islands creating distinct formations along the coastlines. Koh Hong itself is the largest island and completely surrounded with coral reefs in both deep and shallow waters. Explore also the beautiful white sand beach of Bileh Bay and take a relaxing dip in its tranquil waters. Lao Ra Ding Island offers a fantastic coral reef with limestone formations ideal for snorkeling, and Pak Bia and Nok Islands also allow for peaceful beach stops today.

Day 6: Phuket Island

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring by boat back to Phuket Island. This is the country's largest island and perhaps the most popular among visitors. Settle into your new hotel and enjoy the afternoon free.

Day 7-8: Free days Phuket

  • 2 Breakfasts
Enjoy free days to explore the island on your own. Or you may opt to pre-arrange activities for these days. Explore the former glory of old Phuket with a tour to main sights on the island including a rubber plantation and cashew factory. Take a biking tour through old town Phuket and visit local markets. Or opt to get out in Phang Nga bay again for some more swimming on a boat tour. These days are free for you to arrange as you like.

Day 9: Return Bangkok

  • 1 Breakfast
Take your return flight to Bangkok and connect with your international flight home.

Photo Gallery

Longtail boat on a beautiful Thai beach Aerial view of the city of Bangkok Ko Tapu rock on James Bond Island Grand Palace in Bangkok Ko Hong beach Chao Phraya River and Wat Arun Typical Thai fruits enjoyed with views of Phuket Traditional long-tailed boats in Phuket

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Dates & Prices

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$1,421

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Rates may vary based on current exchange rate.

Included
  • 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
  • 8 Nights Accommodations
  • 4 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Tourist Visa
  • Internal Flight: Phuket - Bangkok
  • Internal Flight: Bangkok - Phuket

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