Essential Southern Thailand

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Southern Thailand
Ao Nang


  • Visit the Grand Palace to see the unique Emerald Buddha
  • Savor delicious Thai food and go for a dip at Na Muang
  • Hike in Khao Sok National Park and observe the wildlife
  • Join a relaxing kayaking trip to Krabi's famous Ao Thalane
  • Soak up the sun on the beach or unwind with a massage
Age range
18 to 29 year olds
Hotel, Guesthouse, Sleeper Train, Resort
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Ferry
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure
Start in Bangkok and end in Ao Nang! With the discovery tour Essential Southern Thailand, you have a 10 day tour package taking you from Bangkok to Ao Nang and through Bangkok, Thailand and 3 other destinations in Thailand. Essential Southern Thailand is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • UN
    Written on January 4, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Super South was an amazing adventure! Loved every single second of it. I went alone as a first-time solo traveler and I think it was the best possible way to ease into travelling alone. Our group was small, about 4 people plus our guide, but I felt we made... Read more

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  • TZ
    Written on January 4, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Had a fantastic time with Geckos! Our tour guide Pui was amazing and organized a lot of fun activities for us. Really enjoyed meeting people from all over the world and had an amazing holiday!

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  • A
    Written on October 7, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Had a fantastic tour of Thailand with some great people. The tour guide was exceptional and the sites we visited provided great adventure experiences. The knowledge of our tour guide really helped us make the most out of every day we had, and we created... Read more

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  • LF
    Written on June 26, 2016
    3.0 - Average

    If you have a short time period and want to see the main spots in the south of Thailand this is the perfect tour. Hotels were 2* but clean which is all you need really.

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  • I
    Written on March 5, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had the most incredible time on this tour! I seriously can't recommend it enough! I met the most wonderful people, our guide 'Rong was the best guide ever! :) he knew so much about thailand and the culture and answered any questions that we had, he was... Read more

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  • Essential Southern Thailand reviewer 6
    Written on December 12, 2014
    3.5 - Good

    Great tour for the price. Chai was a great guide and very knowledgeable.

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  • Essential Southern Thailand reviewer 7
    Written on July 20, 2014
    4.5 - Excellent

    I booked this tour last minute and I am so glad I did, it was such an amazing trip with such an amazing group. The night camping at the amazing deserted island was the highlight, although New Years eve partying in Koh Sami was pretty close. The accomodation... Read more

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  • Essential Southern Thailand reviewer 8
    Written on January 11, 2013
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had the most amazing time! My tour guide (Jack) was the best! What else can I say? Thank you Jack and Gekos!

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Bangkok
  2. Day 2: Bangkok / overnight train
  3. Day 3: Ko Samui
  4. Day 4: Ko Samui
  5. Day 5: Khao Sok National Park
  6. Day 6: Khao Sok National Park
  7. Day 7: Ao Nang Beach
  8. Day 8: Ao Nang Beach
  9. Day 9: Ao Nang Beach
  10. Day 10: Ao Nang Beach

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  • I am 56 single and in good shape. Can I join this tour?

    Unfortunately, most of the tours operated by Geckos are only suitable for 18-39 years old travellers and they are very strict with their age policy.

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  • Jennifer, 59 years old26th September 2018
    The only problem I have with Tour that I didn't discover them sooner! Excellent, polite, personal service at great prices & a huge range of amazing tours.



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Bangkok is the starting point and Ao Nang is the endpoint.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 17 January 2019 the full payment of $821 is necessary.
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No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $821 for Essential Southern Thailand, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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Covering a total distance of approx 716 km.
  • Bangkok (Thailand)
  • 477 km
  • Koh Samui (Thailand)
  • 148 km
  • Khao Sok National Park (Thailand)
  • 91 km
  • Ao Nang (Thailand)

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