Thailand Beaches: Bangkok to Ko Samui

10 Days | Treat yourself to Thailand's world famous beach culture

5 out of 5 based on 13 reviews submitted.
CHF  1,245
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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 on this 10-day adventure that will have you relaxing in the sun and sampling some of the most delicious local Thai food this region is famous for. Take boat rides to different islands everyday, snorkel among colourful corals and tropical fish, look out for sharks and other marine life and spend a night at a homestay to get to know the locals and feast on the day’s fresh catch. What’s better than island life?

Trip overview

Map of Thailand Beaches: Bangkok To Ko Samui including Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
Ko Samui, Thailand
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 44 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll 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.
  • Soak up all the free time to take optional day trips to other islands, hike, search for the best panoramic views or just chill out beachside with a cocktail.

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.


Map of Thailand Beaches: Bangkok To Ko Samui including Thailand



7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner


Ferry, Overnight sleeper train, Private mini bus, Songtheaw, Longtail boat, Taxi


Homestay (1 night), Hotel (1 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night), Resort (6 nights)

  • Bangkok - Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
  • Chumphon - Snorkelling tour
  • Ko Tao - Day tour & snorkelling
Add on activities
  • Bangkok - Bangkok by Bike Urban Adventure - THB1980
  • Bangkok - Chinatown Sights and Bites Urban Adventure - THB1960
  • Bangkok - Thai Massage - THB250
  • Bangkok - Grand Palace - THB500
  • Bangkok - Jim Thompson's House - THB200
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho - THB300
  • Ko Tao - Thai Massage - THB300
  • Ko Tao - Scuba diving - THB2000
  • Ko Tao - Aromatherapy Care by Jamahkiri Spa - THB950
  • Ko Tao - Thai cooking class - THB1900
  • Ko Samui - Island sightseeing tour - THB1800
  • Ko Samui - Thai Cooking Class - THB2300
  • Ko Samui - Ang Thong Marine Park tour - THB2500
  • Ko Samui - Samui Elephant Sanctuary - THB3500

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is bookable on this trip, excluding Day 2&3. Please speak to your agent for further information. Please note that some room configurations have two single beds, although a double bed will always be requested.

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5 out of 5 based on 13 reviews submitted.
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Rachael · Traveled June 2024
Great trip , Nok was an excellent leader, itinerary and food spot on. Can’t wait to come back to see more of Thailand!
Review submitted 25 Jun 2024

James · Traveled May 2024
Again, Intrepid came through as a wonderful travel planner! Our Thailand adventure was everything and more than expected. We look forward to our next next travels with Intrepid.
Review submitted 02 Jun 2024

Eloise · Traveled May 2024
Review submitted 28 May 2024

Linda · Traveled May 2024
Our trip was fantastic…travelled with my daughter and her partner who live other side of our country so was lovely to spend time with them plus my son and his friend came along. Our group was made up of us and 3 other family members from America and we all got along really well . Nok our tour leader is fantastic and we had a great time with her
Review submitted 31 May 2024

JULIE · Traveled May 2024
The beaches of Thailand will surprise you with the beautiful snorkeling you will find.. The variety of experiences of this trip offers a unique opportunity to explore different aspects of Thailand, from city temples and historic sites to islands and beaches to elephants in the forest. Try to enjoy it all.
Review submitted 02 Jun 2024
Thailand Beaches: Bangkok to Ko Samui
CHF  1,245