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Thailand Experience - TruTravels
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Thailand Experience

8 days
4.7
(1,426)
From Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan
Tour Operator:
TruTravels
Max group size:
20
Age range:
18 to 40
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
67026
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US $910
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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

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Itinerary

Start in Bangkok and end in Ko Pha Ngan! With the Explorer 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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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
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  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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Where You'll Stay

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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
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  • BM
    · July 30th, 2022
    Great tour, enjoyed myself a lot
    Trip date: July 2022
  • Y
    · October 15th, 2021
    Used the 8-day Thailand Experience as a starter for my travels to SE Asia. Overall had a great time on tour and made some amazing memories with new friends. Minnie is a terrific tour guide; informative, super helpful with any queries or problems at any... Show more
    Trip date: February 2020
  • R
    · September 16th, 2021
    Our guide was so helpful and knowledgeable. She helped us with our ongoing travel as well. She gave us advice with any other activities the whole way through. Busy itinerary with time for chilling as well.
    Trip date: February 2020
  • M
    · August 18th, 2021
    Minnie has been brilliant. I've felt so comfortable with her running the group. She has provided us with so much extra information, helping me plan my trip after the I leave. I didn't expect this. She has gone above and beyond and has been so... Show more
    Trip date: December 2019
  • Thailand Experience reviewer 5
    · 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 8
    · 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

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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    • Currency
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      Thailand
    • 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.

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      Type C
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      Type E
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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 September 12th, 2022 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after September 12th, 2022, a minimum payment of $280 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.
    • Cancellation Policy
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      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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