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Thailand Experience - TruTravels
8 days

Thailand Experience

From Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan
Tour Operator:
TruTravels
Max group size:
20
Age range:
18 to 40
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
67026
Private available:
From
US $805
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Highlights

  • Spot temples as you drift along the Chao Phraya River
  • Spend a night in floating bungalows deep in the rainforest
  • Gather around the campfire and swap stories with friends
  • Swim, sunbathe and unwind on heavenly Bottle Beach
  • Find the best snorkel spots and hit the top beach bars

Travel, Your Way

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  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • Travel for a special occasion

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Itinerary

Start in Bangkok and end in Ko Pha Ngan! With the Discovery tour Thailand Experience, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Bangkok, Thailand and 3 other destinations in Thailand. Thailand Experience includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Airport Pick Up
  2. Day 2: Temples & River Cruise
  3. Day 3: Massage & Overnight Train
  4. Day 4: Khao Sok National Park (1L, 1D)
  5. Day 5: Travel to Koh Phangan (1B)
  6. Day 6: Morning Chill & Muay Thai Lesson
  7. Day 7: Island Boat Trip (1L, 1D)
  8. Day 8: Chilled Checkout
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Awards

2016 Tour of the Year Winner
Nature/Adventure

What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hostel

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.7
  • 4.7
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  • Thailand Experience reviewer 1
    · August 25th, 2020
    Just DO IT!! I went on this tour with big expectations, so much so that I was scared it would not live up to the hype- BUT IT DID. AND SO MUCH MORE!
    Trip date: September 2018
  • A
    · August 25th, 2020
    Book it! You honestly won't regret it. Trutravels made me realise how beautiful it is to take a leap of faith and travel!
    Trip date: September 2018
  • A
    · August 21st, 2020
    I can't recommend TruTravels enough! Do it do it do it!
    Trip date: November 2018
  • Thailand Experience reviewer 4
    · August 21st, 2020
    The original TruTravels tour and the one that initially gave me a travel bug! This was the perfect introduction to Southeast Asia and the rest for me is history. For me it wasn't just the sick itinerary and activities, but the lifelong friendships and... Show more
    Trip date: May 2020
  • W
    · April 20th, 2020
    Be ready and energised.
    Trip date: February 2020
  • RA
    · April 16th, 2020
    Max & Oat(The Goat) we’re amazing! So happy I booked with TruTravels, thanks for everything.
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    Trip date: November 2019
  • M
    · March 18th, 2020
    We started our tour in Phuket city where we met up with Gun at our hotel, had a few hours to settle in and have a look around, dinner was lovely on Patong beach, had a wander around the town and filled in with culture about the surroundings from Gun
    TruTravels commented on this review
    Hey Madison, We hope you had a great time with Gun and your group in Thailand! Hope to see you on another tour in future :)
    Trip date: March 2020
  • A
    · February 28th, 2020
    What an experience! This really was the trip I was wanting, so many different beautiful destinations and with so many great people. Day 1 we were picked up from the airport by Grace, one of the 3 interns on the trip (the other 2 were Ming and Oat).... Show more
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    Trip date: February 2020
  • N
    · February 28th, 2020
    Grace came and picked us up from the airport in Bangkok she was really friendly messaging us to make sure we knew she would be there and she got the taxi to the hotel with us and told us what there was in the area for us to see. She was always... Show more
    Trip date: February 2020
  • A
    · February 28th, 2020
    I did the 14 day Thailand island hopper as a solo traveller. The trip was full of well planned activities. We were really lucky to have a tour guide, Gun, plus 3 interns, Ming, Ote and Grace and they kept us fully informed with what the daily itinerary... Show more
    Trip date: February 2020

Dates & Availability

8 days
Thailand Experience
From Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The tour operator has advised that this tour does not offer any optional excursions. That being said, the tour already includes a bunch of great experiences!

    • What is the currency?

      The currency in Thailand is Thai Baht (THB).

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course, we can! Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

    • What activities are included in this trip?

      The following activities are included on the tour:

      -Chao Phraya River cruise on private boat
      -Visits to Bangkok’s most historic temples
      -Thai massage
      -Swimming, tubing, kayaking, cliff jumping
      -Boat trip around Koh Phangan
      -Snorkelling & Waterfalls (seasonal)
      -Day and night on magical Bottle Beach
      -Party in Koh Phangan
      -Muay Thai lesson
      -Phangan Challenge Lake
      -Sunset Pool party
      -Slip n Fly
      -Half moon Party!

    • Are there any meals included on this tour?

      In general, meals are not included on the tour so you will need to budget for food/drink. Occasionally you will receive a light lunch/dinner in some of the more remote areas or on a boat trip so we will still ask for your dietary requirements before you join the tour.
      On this trip, you can expect the following meals: x1 breakfast, x2 lunches and x2 evening meals.

    • What is the closest airport to Koh Phangan?

      The closest airport is Koh Samui which is a 45-minute ferry ride away from Koh Phangan.

    • Which airport do I need to fly into?

      To start the tour will need to fly into Suvarnabhumi (BKK) which is the main international airport or alternatively a transfer can also be arranged to collect you from Don Muang (DMK).

    • When and where does the tour end?

      The last day of this tour is a check-out day. You will end the tour at the Echo Hostel (30 Ban Tai, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand) and check-out time is 12 pm. The staff are on hand to help you plan your next footsteps, whether it is continuing your adventure or heading back to Bangkok to catch a flight, they will make sure you get to where you need to be.

      Please be aware that that is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • Are the flights included?

      The flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. If you have not already booked your flights for the tour you can organize your flights separately through the following link which is powered by Skyscanner - https://flights.tourradar.com

    • Do I need a visa?

      As a tour booking website, TourRadar cannot organise visas for you on your behalf as the visa requirements are regularly being updated and vary for the nationality of one traveller to the next. It is for this reason that we recommend checking with your local embassy or consulate website for the latest up to date information.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
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    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F. As a traveller from England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B, C, E, F.

      Type A
      Thailand
      Type B
      Thailand
      Type C
      Thailand
      Type E
      Thailand
      Type F
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    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Thailand. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      • Japanese B encephalitis - Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before May 22nd, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after May 22nd, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with TruTravels. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 35 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and TruTravels will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "TruTravels" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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