Travel to Thailand and experience the tropical paradise of the southern islands.

Visit Thailand's tropical south on a tantalising journey from Bangkok to the idyllic beaches of Ko Samui. Take Thailand's sun-drenched beaches and warm turquoise seas and add village visits, temple excursions and myriad cultural delights. If you like the sound of tranquil mountains, hidden coves, a kaleidoscope of colourful marine life and the opportunity to experience the diversity of Thai culture, then this is the Thailand travel adventure for you!

Bangkok, Thailand
Ko Samui, Thailand
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 12
Group size
Min 1 Max 12
Carbon offset
495kg pp per trip


  • Meander through markets in Bangkok
  • Spend a day at the Three Pagodas Pass
  • Cross the historic Death Railway Bridge
  • Stay in a traditional Thai teak house
  • Snorkel in Thailand's tropical southern seas
  • Bask on sublime sandy shores


Mingle with locals in chaotic markets, stopping to sample the street snacks available on every corner, or make the most of the world class shopping in Bangkok.
Set off from the capital towards Sangkhlaburi. Stop for a relaxing lunch with local villagers, take a boat ride on Khao Laem Lake and visit the historical Three Pagodas Pass.
Learn some lingo from the village kids and perhaps visit the produce market or a nearby temple.
Visit the Hellfire Pass Museum and take the Thai-Burma railway over the infamous Death Railway Bridge.
In the morning, opt to visit Erawan Falls, take a cooking course or kayak down the river. Then, stay with a local family in a traditional teak house on the outskirts of Bangkok.
Learn the secrets of Thai cuisine then return to Bangkok by longtail boat.
Savour the serenity of cave temples, relax on the beach and explore cascading waterfalls on Ko Pha-Ngan.
Spectacular coral gardens lie just beyond Ko Tao’s white sand beaches, so pull on a snorkel and explore underwater while on a day tour.
Bask on a pristine Ko Samui beach, visit the Emerald Lake or experience the island's great nightlife.
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Bus, Ferry, Longtail boat, Sammlaw (cycle rickshaw), Songthaew, Taxi, Van
Bungalow (2 nights), Guesthouse (6 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (4 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)
Included activities
  • Bangkok - Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
  • Boat trip on Khao Laem lake
  • Ethnic Karen village tour
  • Hellfire Pass Memorial
  • Ko Samui - Ang Thong Marine Park tour
  • Ko Tao - Day tour & snorkelling
  • Three Pagodas Pass


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