Adventure Tours

Southern Thailand Sojourn

From €549pp tour-only
Depart From
Bangkok, Thailand
Departure Date
Regular departures throughout the year
Duration
9 Days
Destination
Thailand
Price
From €549pp tour-only
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8 days; Bangkok to Koh Tao.

From Bangkok nightclubs that never close to laid-back beachside drinks on Koh Tao and Koh Phangan, experience the energy of southern Thailand.

Hike through the magnificent lowland rainforest of Khao Sok National Park or laze in a riverside hammock. This is your trip- so tread your own path. With an expert Chief Experience Officer (CEO) leading the way, you're free to snorkel beautiful coral reefs or work on your tan. Enjoy the best of the beachside sun and backpacker nightlife in eight amazing days.

 

Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional 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 18, avg 12.

Age requirement: 18-39

Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive in Bangkok at any time.

Accommodation: Bangkok Centre Hotel (or similar)

Day 2: Bangkok/Surat Thani

Get to know Thailand's capital. Check out Wat Pho and the Grand Palace, get a Thai massage, or explore the klongs on a boat tour before an overnight train. Enjoy a street food crawl with the group and CEO either today or another day on tour.

Exclusive Inclusion: 

  • Street Food Crawl: Bring your appetite and your wallet. The CEO will bring the group to the best spots to eat and teach everyone about the local street food. Yu

Accommodation: 

Basic overnight train (with beds): Experience overnight travel like a local. Sit back and get some well-earned (and likely much-needed) rest en route to your next stop

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Surat Thani/ Khao Sok

Enjoy an included breakfast at G Adventures supported Kao Thep Pitak Community-Owned Farm & Restaurant. Continue on and discover the natural beauty of the area with an excursion to Lake Cheow Lan. Opt to go hiking or swimming in Khao Sok National Park.

Exclusive Inclusions:

  • Your G for Good Moment Kao Thep Pitak Community-Owned Farm & Restaurant

Indulge in traditional Southern Thai cuisine prepared by members of Kao Thep Pitak village. Your meal will be made with ingredients picked from local organic farms and a fruit orchard on the restaurant property. Over 140 families benefit from the community-owned and managed eatery through the Kao Thep Pitak Community Ecotourism Enterprise, supported by Planeterra and G Adventures.

  • Lake Cheow Lan Excursion

Board a longtail boat for a tour of Cheow Lan Lake, taking in views of the limestone cliffs and lush jungle along the way. Stop in at a floating rafthouse for a delicious local lunch and opt to go for a swim, go tubing, or paddle out in a kayak.

Accommodation: Khao Sok Rainforest Resort (or similar) 

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 4: Khao Sok/ Ko Pha Ngan

Travel across southern Thailand to Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand. Enjoy a free afternoon on the island. Koh Phangan is known for its epic parties. Explore the island and its beaches by day and dive into the nightlife when the sun goes down.

Accommodation: Goodtime Beach Backpackers - Multi share (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: Ko Pha Ngan

Enjoy a free day to explore the island's waterfalls, swim in lagoons, hike or relax on the beach.

Accommodation: Goodtime Beach Backpackers - Multi share (or similar)

Day 6: Ko Pha Ngan/ Koh Tao

Hop on a ferry to laid-back Koh Tao.

During the past 10 years, the reputation of Koh Tao's natural beauty, especially its marine life and coral reefs, has spread the world over and the number of paradise seekers and divers increased rapidly. It's become one of the major dive sites in Thailand, attracting beginners and professionals alike. The island today, though still remaining a unique paradise, caters to all tastes and budgets.

Accommodation: Seashell Resort (or similar)

Day 7: Koh Tao

Enjoy an included full-day snorkelling trip.

Included Activity: 

  • Koh Tao Snorkelling

Get your fins on! There's an embarrassment of choices—but the better-known spots are: Hin Wong Bay, Mango Bay, Nang Yuan Island, South Mae Haad and Janson Bay.

Accommodation: Seashell Resort (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 8: Koh Tao

Depart at any time.

Want to take the hassle out of getting back to Bangkok? Book the Bangkok Express, a two-day post-tour Extra. Speak to your travel agent to book.

Meals included: Breakfast

Price is per adult sharing and includes:

  • 7 night Southern Thailand Sojourn tour
  • Your G for Good Moment: Kao Thep Pitak Community-Owned Farm & Restaurant, Ban Ta Khun
  • Your Discover Moment: Bangkok
  • Street food crawl
  • Lake Cheow Larn excursion
  • Full-day snorkelling trip (Koh Tao)
  • Beach time on Thai islands
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Accommodation: Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (5 nights), sleeper train (1 night), simple bungalow (1 night)
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, allow USD85-110 for meals not included
  • Transportation: Train, local bus, air-con bus, boat, tuk tuk, songthaew, taxi, ferry
  • Staff & experts: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Flights- we will find the best fares for your chosen travel date and departure airport
  • Travel insurance
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

For more information please call us on 021 427 7094 or 01 696 5135, email info@shandontravel.ie, request a call back using the red button or submit an enquiry through the form below.

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