Thailand Beaches: Bangkok to Phuket

9 Days | Get Siam Thai food and beaches into ‘ya.

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Clear blue waters, white sands, swaying palm trees and a bungalow on the beach – they don’t call it Thai-riffic for nothing. Come and explore Thailand's capital, relax in the sun and try some of the choice food this region is renowned for. Exploring capital Bangkok, Ao Nang, Khao Lak and Phuket, you’ll be hitting the best of the best in Thailand, getting all the time you need to hit the bustling streets and manic markets, or just basking on the shores of some of the best beaches in the world. It’s all fun and games that await, so jump right into the heart of Thailand’s best.

Trip overview

Map of Thailand Beaches: Bangkok To Phuket including Thailand
Start
Bangkok, Thailand
Finish
Phuket, Thailand
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Thailand
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TTZT
This trip generates 42 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
  • Ease into the beach-loving lifestyle and enjoy various sea activities of snorkeling and kayaking to explore the amazing limestone cliff and caves, colorful coral reefs and mangrove forests.
  • Get deep in the community vibes of Baan Nai Nang village by spending time with the locals, enjoying a hearty home-cooked lunch and learn about their organic fruit orchids.
  • Discover a true slice of paradise on an included sea kayaking trip through the stunning inlets, caves and mangrove forests.
  • Oh, did we mention the beaches? Just some of the most striking stretches of sand with sparkling sapphire waters and palm-fringed shores – no biggie.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, EcoThailand Foundation. Donations help educate school children on important environmental issues like climate change, nature appreciation, conservation and sustainability.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Lots of time allocated for optional activities means freedom and flexibility, but it does require a level of independence. Only a few meals are included, so mostly you'll find your own (with plenty of suggestions from your leader of course) – a great way to mingle with locals and discover unexpected delights! There are also lots of recommended optional activities if you wish, or just time to soak up the sun and kick back on the countless beautiful beaches.
  • Experience travel in a variety of different ways, using private mini vans and local transport like overnight sleeper trains, longtail boats, speed boats, and even kayaks!

Itinerary

Map of Thailand Beaches: Bangkok To Phuket including Thailand

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Overnight sleeper train, Private minivan, Taxi, Speed boat, Songtheaw

Accommodation

Hotel (3 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night), Resort (4 nights)

Activities
  • Bangkok - Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
  • Ao Nang – Baan Na Teen village community experience and home-cooked dinner
  • Ao Nang - Four Islands Snorkelling Tour
  • Baan Nai Nang CBT village - village walk
  • Khao Ka Rot - sea kayaking
  • Ao Makham Beach - home cooked lunch & Mulberry leaf tea tasting
  • Phuket - Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation
  • Khao Lak – Lampi Waterfalls
  • Khao Lak – Tsunami Memorial Park
Add on activities
  • Bangkok - Temple & River of Kings Urban Adventure - THB2900
  • Bangkok - Chinatown Sights and Bites Urban Adventure - THB1960
  • Bangkok - Tuk Tuk Experience Urban Adventure - THB2500
  • Bangkok - National Museum - THB200
  • Bangkok - Thai Massage - THB250
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho - THB300
  • Bangkok - Grand Palace - THB500
  • Bangkok - Jim Thompson's House - THB200
  • Ao Nang - Longtail Boat Taxi to Railay Beach - THB100
  • Ao Nang - Thai Massage - THB300
  • Ao Nang - Thai Cooking Class - THB1300
  • Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park & Ton Chong Fa WaterFall - THB200
  • Khao Lak - Pa-Kin-Na-Ka Thai Cooking Class - THB2000
  • Phuket - Phi Phi & Khai Nok Island Day Trip - THB3500
  • Phuket - Elephant Sanctuary - THB3500

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes day 02 (Overnight train) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking 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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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 44 reviews submitted.
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Alyssa · Traveled January 2024
Thailand beaches was amazing and such a lovely way to see the coast and also inland. I have never seen water so blue, with such amazing fish. The included activities were great and a good amount of free time. Definitely adventurous but relaxing as well.
Review submitted 22 Jan 2024

Evan · Traveled January 2024
One of the best times I’ve ever had traveling. The destinations and scenery at times felt like a dream. I wanted beaches, islands and sun and I really got to experience it to the fullest as a first time traveller to Thailand.
Review submitted 01 Feb 2024

Sue · Traveled December 2023
It’s my first time travelling solo and booking with intrepid took care of everything. Our tour guide Rong was amazing and catered to our every need. He kept us well informed about everything we had planned. Thailand is a magical place and the people are the nicest I’ve ever met. I have never felt so safe and relaxed. I definitely recommend everyone should go to this beautiful country.
Review submitted 09 Jan 2024

Sonia · Traveled December 2023
This tour was truly a life changing experience for me and one I’ll never forget! Everyone on my tour was great and my leader Damrong was fantastic! My only suggestion itinerary wise is there be an extra day in Krabi for plenty of rest and free time with all the packed-in activities.
Review submitted 15 Jan 2024

Kristina · Traveled December 2023
If you are searching for adventure, active holiday and some beaches this is definitely for you. We had so much fun in this trip and our tour leader Rabbit made it even better. She was amazing. She was very approachable, nice, fun and professional.
Review submitted 02 Jan 2024
Thailand Beaches: Bangkok to Phuket
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ZAR  23,520