Immerse yourself in Thailand's world famous beach culture
Clear blue waters, white sands, swaying palm trees and a bungalow on the beach… Thailand has the ideal ingredients for a holiday in paradise. Come and explore Thailand's beautiful southern islands, relax in the sun and try some of the special Thai food this region is famous for. These are just some of the pleasures that await you on this relaxing tour of Thailand's pristine beaches.
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Ko Samui, Thailand
- Physical rating
- Min 15
- Group size
- Min 1, Max 12
Why we love this trip
Discover the best beaches and islands of Thailand’s east coast – from popular Ko Samui to laid-back Ko Tao – for a true slice of paradise
Cruise to Ko Pitak for a taste of real island life. Enjoy an overnight homestay, feast on fresh seafood and interact with local fishermen
Two in-depth snorkelling trips, one in Chumphon and one in Ko Tao, give you plenty of time to explore underwater worlds brimming with coral and colourful tropical fish
Travel as the locals do on an overnight sleeper train – the best way to travel long distances, meet locals and maximise time at destinations
Is this trip right for you?
The overnight sleeper train from Bangkok to Chumphon takes 9 hours and is a real Intrepid adventure. Be prepared for basic conditions though – bunk beds and shared facilities.
This trip includes lots of free time for flexibility and space for making your own discoveries. There are lots of recommended optional activities if you wish, or just time to soak up the sun and kick back on the countless beautiful beaches.
Get your sea legs ready because this trip involves lots of travel by boat. Apart from being the only way to see these islands, you can’t beat cruising between dramatic limestone outcrops as you island hop.
Meals7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
TransportFerry, Overnight sleeper train, private mini bus
AccommodationHomestay (1 night), Hotel (1 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night), Resort (6 nights)
- Bangkok - Wat Pho Temple
- Chumphon - Snorkelling tour
- Ko Tao - Day tour & snorkelling
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A single supplement is available on this trip please contact your sales agent if you would like to book this single supplement. The following nights are excluded from the single supplement; Day 2 overnight train and Day 3 Homestay.
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Our Thailand Beaches East Coast (May - Oct) trips score an average of 4.8 out of 5 based on 15 reviews in the last year.
Thailand Beaches East Coast (May - Oct) 2016, October 2016
This tour was simply amazing - the islands we visited were beautiful and the varied optional activities were fun and interesting. The overnight train was daunting than expected and actually quite comfortable. Katie, our guide, was excellent and super helpful. Would definitely recommend as others have said to stay in Koh Sumai for a couple extra days after your tour as the island has so much to do and explore. Lovely experience.
Review submitted 06 Nov 2016
Thailand Beaches East Coast (May - Oct) 2016, August 2016
I can strongly recommend this tour! We had a brilliant tour leader and a great group atmosphere. Travelling by an overnight train was also a fun experience, especially if you're rewarded with some of the most beautiful islands Thailand has to offer. It is recommended to stay for some extra night at Koh Samui after the trip has ended (beautiful hotel and a truly relaxing environment).
Review submitted 30 Aug 2016