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Tru Thailand Experience - TruTravels
Tru Thailand Experience - TruTravels
1,243 reviews
+2 Destinations
Southern Thailand
Koh Phangan


  • 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
Age range
18 to 38 year olds
Max Group Size
Local Transport
Travel style
Discovery, Beach
Start in Bangkok and end in Koh Phangan! With the discovery tour Tru Thailand Experience, you have a 8 day tour package taking you from Bangkok to Koh Phangan and through Bangkok, Thailand and 3 other destinations in Thailand. Tru Thailand Experience includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • B
    Written on November 26, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Patrick and Sophie made the trip on a whole the most memorable one I’ve been on yet! Best tour guides ever, and were there if we needed any guidance.

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  • E
    Written on November 26, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Mother nature did not want to co-operate but sometimes that happens and cannot be predicted. Although it somewhat dampened the views/sunsets all the locations were beautiful and i'm glad I did the southern portion in addition to the northern tour. Even... Read more

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  • DW
    Written on November 26, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    It's been an experience backpacking this 8 day Thailand tour. From long boat excursions, sleeping on overnight trains, riding 4x4 quad bikes and ferries. All this a great experience. Great meeting new people from all over the world, good times dining,... Read more

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  • S
    Written on November 26, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    We booked this holiday as out honeymoon with STA travel. We didn't know this was going to be a backpacker tour and realized this when we go to Bangkok. So some things were a surprise to begin with (maybe STA should have told us in detail before.) All in all... Read more

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  • G
    Written on November 26, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Had an amazing time- it was the first time I had experienced travelling as such. They made it very easy and comfortable for us. This was Sophie's first tour and she was absolutely amazing, what a pro! Thank you so much Sophie, Art and TruTravels.

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  • B
    Written on November 26, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Had an absolutely amazing time! Wish we could have stayed longer. Value for money is great and you get a varied experience. Tour leaders were fantastic! Transport was only an issue for me really because of the weather, it was necessary though to keep it... Read more

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  • A
    Written on November 26, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    weather was awful which can't be helped- more contingency plans could have been handy

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  • Tru Thailand Experience reviewer 8
    Written on November 26, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    My 4th trip with TruTravels. Loved it and will keep going. Bit sad that the weather was a bit bad on Koh Phangan but it did not ruin the mood or the fun. Art & Sophie were total toppers and I would gladly go with them again. Can't wit for my next TruTravels... Read more

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  • F
    Written on November 25, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Very well organised, worry free experience. I have had so much fun with Minnie and the group and have made amazing memories. I loved Khao Sok national park and bottle beach. So scenic and beautiful with lovely locals and chilled happy atmosphere. I love how... Read more

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  • KS
    Written on November 25, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had a great experience, got to see so much of the country in such a short amount of time. My favourite part of the trip was Khao Sok national park and bottle beach.

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Airport pick up, meet & greet
    Start point Mango Lagoon Place, 30 Phra Athit Rd, Chana Songkhram, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand 19:00
  2. Day 2: Bangkok River Cruise & Temples
  3. Day 3: Thai Massage & Overnight Train
  4. Day 4: Khao Sok National Park
  5. Day 5: Bottle Beach, Koh Phangan
  6. Day 6: Muay Thai Lesson
  7. Day 7: Boat trip, Farewell dinner & Beach party
  8. Day 8: Check out
    End point Echo Hostel, 30 Ban Tai, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand 12:00

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    • What are the optional excursions?

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    • Colin McMaster
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    • Mickey Yakasam
      "Sawaddee Krab, how we say in Thailand for “Hello” My name is Mickey. I graduated 2011 from Rajamangala..."
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      "Northern California born and raised! My love for this planet and the people on it made me leave the corporate..."
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      "My name is art. I am a licensed guide in Thailand for 5 years now, and have worked for TruTravels for..."
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      "Leaving jolly ol' London at the tender age of 19 i embarked on what was meant to be a 12 month trip,..."
    • Peter Chamnanvid Chotiya
      "Kindly,friendly and professional in tour operation. Positive thinking, open minded for new things that..."
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      "I'm tour guide Barbie (fo' real) and I try my best to carpe each and every diem. An overachiever of sorts,..."
    • Patrick Brandli
      "I'm just a simple island guy. Always down to share happiness where it's available. To enjoy what I do..."
    • Harry Bradbury
      "I'm a fun loving guy and I always try my best to make everyone's experience unique, I often get asked..."
    • Delaney Cook
      "I was just a girl standing in the desert, wishing it was the beach.. And magically it all came TRU! (See..."
    • shane spiller
      "I joined the army at 16 after 5 long years in its system, i escaped with a different outlook on the world..."
    • Maya
      "I have been working as a tour guide for almost 7 years now and recently work for Trutravels. Travelling..."
    • Minnie
      "Hi!!! My name is Minnie! I'm a tour guide from Thailand and I love showing you guys the most amazing..."
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      "Hi! I'm Ben, I'm 29 and am an original Thai girl; I know I am as beautiful as my country ;) I am a local..."
    • Gogi Khantee
      "Hi guys! I’m Gogi tour guide from Thailand Thank you for every reviews, hopefully you will come back..."
    • Papp Sii
      "Hi guys! I'm Papsi. The tour guide is my dream. I'm friendly, funny, and sexy man. "
    • Kuntapol Chanphet
      "Hi guys! I'm Gun! Welcome to the beautiful country of Thailand, the country I was born! I love to sing..."
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    • Drew Harwood
      "Heyoooo I'm Drew from Ottawa, Canada. I've had the pleasure or working for TruTravels just under 2 years..."
    • Amanda
      "Hey! I'm from Rhode Island, the smallest state in the USA! I have lived in Vegas and Australia; and traveled..."
    • Tamara Van Orsouw
      "Hey ya all! Welcome to Thailand! My name is Tamara, coming from the Country of cheese and clogs, The..."
    • Alanna Miller
      "Hey y'all! My Name is Alanna and I am from the U S of A. I quickly realized that the 9 - 5 life wasn't..."
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      "Hey there! I’m 6'2, brown hair, green eyes, crooked grin and incredibly handsome.. oh I think I was..."
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    • Tina
      "Hey guys! I'm Tina, 23 years old, born and raised in Paris. I've decided to leave France and experience..."
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      "Hey I'm Freddie, I'm an easy going guy from England, and I'll give 100% to make sure everyone has an..."
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      "Hello travellers! My name is Steve. I'm a half Thai, half German tour guide living in Thailand. I grew..."
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      "Hello guys, my name is Itchy, 27 years old and I left France in 2011 to become a World Citizen. During..."
    • Dean Da Costa
      "Fun and fricking awesome!!!"
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      "3 years ago I was going through a pretty rough time. My friend from college had moved to China to teach..."
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    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.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
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    Hepatitis A
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    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.


    Bangkok is the starting point and Koh Phangan is the endpoint.
    Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this TruTravels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 9 February 2019 the full payment of $627 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    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 $627 for Tru Thailand Experience, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and TruTravels will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    The following cards are accepted for TruTravels tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express


    Covering a total distance of approx 755 km.
    • Bangkok (Thailand)
    • 529 km
    • Surat Thani (Thailand)
    • 64 km
    • Khao Sok National Park (Thailand)
    • 162 km
    • Koh Phangan (Thailand)

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