Southern Thailand Island and Jungle Adventure Itinerary
10-Day Multi-Activity and Water Sports Holiday in Koh Tao and Khao Yai
For prices and more details about this trip please visit the Southern Thailand Island and Jungle Adventure’s trip page
Day 1 – Arrive Bangkok
Welcome to Bangkok, a pulsating city of fascinating contrasts! Glistening temples stand beside towering skyscrapers, while traditions of the past mix with a modern cosmopolitan metropolis. Bangkok with its soulful charm is a city you won’t forget.
You will have the afternoon free to discover hidden temples, energetic markets or indulge in authentic Thai street food! In the evening we’ll have dinner at a local restaurant.
O/N in Bangkok
Day 2 – Wat Phra Kaew, Grand Palace and Wat Pho
In the morning we will explore the awe-inspiring ancient home of the Thai Royal Family. The Grand Palace is nothing short of amazing and also holds Thailand’s most sacred site, Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Afterwards we’ll visit Wat Pho – home to a beautiful reclining Buddha.
O/N in Bangkok
Day 3/4 – Khao Yai National Park
Thailand’s first national park is also one of its most stunning, home to 44 waterfalls, big lush mountains, elephants, hornbills, and a stunning array of flora, fauna and wildlife, it’s the perfect place to explore the wilds of Thailand. There are also some spectacular viewpoints, wildlife observation towers, roaring rapids, tranquil streams, and rugged trails under thick jungle canopy. Visit vast caves, swim in fresh water springs and witness as millions of bats fly into the night sky at sunset. Hang out with monkeys and get to grips with jungle critters. This is one of Thailand’s best-kept secrets. We’ll spend 1.5 days trekking and visiting in this national park. O/N Khao Yai NP
Day 5 – Ayutthaya / ON Train and Ferry to Koh Tao
Ancient monasteries, ornate temples, and well preserved ruins dot the landscape of this once thriving ancient capital of Siam. Ayutthaya was destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century and the remains of this UNESCO World Heritage Site give a glimpse of the splendour of its past. Day 5 will be spent exploring this laid back city the best way possible – on bicycle!
Transfer to Ayutthaya in Morning (2 hours), Tour Ayutthaya. O/N Train from Bangkok to Chumpon; Ferry from Chumpon to Koh Tao
Day 6 – Koh Tao / Sea Kayaking
Koh Tao, also known as Turtle Island (named for the island’s shape) is an adventure Mecca. It is rich in sea and marine life and offers some of the best diving and snorkelling found anywhere in the world. Above the seas, visit its many hidden coves and beaches as you sea kayak around the island. When you’re not exploring under or on the clear blue waters, adventure awaits inland on the granite cliffs, rolling mountains and lush jungles. Koh Tao packs a punch!
After our overnight journey on train and ferry, there’s nothing better than to spend the morning relaxing and chilling out on the white sand beaches of this tiny island paradise. In the afternoon we’ll get in our kayaks and paddle our way around the island.
Day 7 – Koh Tao / Sailing & Snorkelling
After breakfast we’ll be getting onto our very own private sailboat for a cruise around the island. We’ll get to hard to reach places, only accessible by boat and experience world-class snorkelling in places like Shark Bay and Mango Bay. Clear waters will bring you up close to coral reefs, whale sharks, sea turtles and a kaleidoscope of fish.
*Snorkelling is included in the price of this trip but sailing is additional. Please see the Info section on the main trip page to see current pricing.
Day 8 – Koh Tao / Rock Climbing and a Hike to Koh Tao’s highest point
The volcanic granite cliffs jutting up from the ground of Koh Tao are the perfect backdrop for rock climbing and abseiling. Surrounded by lush forest and jungle you’ll be coached by experienced and qualified climbing guides as you make your way up a vertical rock face. The views from the top are absolutely stunning! We’ll spend the morning rock climbing and in the afternoon we’ll take a scenic hike into the hills, making our way to some of Koh Tao’s highest view points.
In the evening we’ll have a proper beachside send off, with music, BBQ, Poi fire dancing, limbo, drinking fresh juice straight out of the coconut and treating ourselves to fresh tropical smoothies. This will be a night to remember to cap off an epic Thai adventure!
O/N in Bangkok
Day 9 – Koh Tao to Koh Samui – Bangkok
The adventure has come to an end as we leave our island paradise back to Bangkok. We’ll see you next time!
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