Itinerary

Itinerary

Discover the laid-back culture and stunning natural treasures of southern Thailand on this sojourn to tropical shores from Ko Samui to Krabi. Stroll along white-sand beaches, trek through lush rainforest, and snorkel crystalline waters in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. Whether navigating through mangrove forests by longtail boat or winding between traditional villages in a motorized tuk-tuk, experience the lesser known side of Thailand’s idyllic coastal escapes.

This trip is offered in partnership with
G Adventures.

Day 1: Bangkok
Arrive at any time; your arrival transfer is included.
Accommodations:Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit (or similar)
Day 2: Bangkok/Ko Samui
This morning, transfer to the airport in Bangkok and catch a flight to the tropical island of Ko Samui, bordered by the sapphire waters off Thailand’s southeast coast. Settle into our hotel and enjoy a free afternoon to relax by the pool, stroll along a white-sand beach, or explore the local village.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana Hotel (or similar)
Day 3: Ko Samui
After breakfast, board a traditional longtail boat and travel off the tourist trail to the pristine islands of Ko Mat Sum and Ko Taen. Savor a local lunch on the beach, and then choose to explore by kayak or snorkel. Glide past green-shrouded cliffs and tranquil lagoons, or don a mask and fins to delve into vibrant underwater worlds.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations:Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana Hotel (or similar)
Day 4: Ko Samui/Khao Sok
Catch the ferry back to the mainland and drive to Kao Thep Pitak, a community-owned farm supported by G Adventures. Enjoy a lunch of local specialties and go for a walk in the surrounding fruit orchards. Continue to Khao Sok National Park, where you will settle into a sustainable, community-focused eco-lodge located just outside the park boundary. This evening, venture into the park on a nighttime walk with a community guide, then gather for a campfire dinner surrounded by the music of the jungle.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Anurak Community Lodge (or similar)
Day 5: Khao Sok
Khao Sok National Park is southern Thailand’s largest area of virgin rainforest, a breathtaking wilderness of karst peaks, turquoise lakes, and tropical rainforest stretched along the southwest coast. Explore the park on your own today, choosing between a variety of optional jungle activities. Head out for a hike in search of monkeys and tropical birds inhabiting the dense canopy. Soak in steaming hot springs, glide down the sparkling Sok River aboard a canoe, or set out on a cycling tour of the park’s winding trails.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Anurak Community Lodge (or similar)
Day 6: Khao Sok/Krabi
This morning, drive south to Krabi, situated on Thailand’s tropical southwest coast. Cross the Krabi River by private longtail boat, gliding past mangrove forests and limestone peaks. Venture into the Khao Khanap Nam cave to view prehistoric paintings and fascinating rock formations. Later, head to Ko Klang island and board motorized tricycle tuk-tuks to explore local communities and traditional industries, including a rubber plantation, rice fields, and a batik workshop. Chat with villagers and learn about timeless agricultural and artisanal techniques passed down over generations.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang (or similar)
Day 7: Krabi
Enjoy a full day of free time to relax at the hotel or explore Krabi. Opt to catch a tuk-tuk to Ao Nang beach, overlooked by towering, vine-draped limestone cliffs. Choose to navigate the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea by kayak, or snorkel among colorful tropical fish. Discover the idyllic beaches of the Ko Phi Phi islands by speed boat on an optional day trip.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang (or similar)
Day 8: Krabi/Bangkok
This morning, return to Bangkok where your trip concludes.
Meals Included:Breakfast