Explore Southern Thailand
Travellers have been seeking out the south of Thailand for years for its perfect beaches, laid-back culture, and welcoming people. This compact one-week trip offers a convenient but unhurried way to see the southern hotspots of Koh Samui and Krabi. And whether you choose to stroll the beach after a spa morning, or kayak, trek, and snorkel your way through these inspiring naturescapes, there's no better way to experience southern Thailand.
Kayak along Koh Mae Ko, Cross Krabi River on a traditional long-tail boat, Explore rural Thailand on tricycle tuk tuks, Relax and enjoy a Thai massage at a spa
Private bus, minivan, boat, walking, plane.
Hotels (7 nts).
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Rainforest Eco-Walk & Dinner, Khao Sok National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Krabi Village Excursion, Krabi. Arrival transfer. Koh Madsum and Koh Tan Excursion. Kayak trip in Koh Mae Ko. Jungle trek to the green lagoon. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Bangkok
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 Bangkok/Ko Samui (1B)
Catch a flight to the tropical island of Koh Samui. Settle in at the resort hotel and relax at the pool bar or opt to visit the beach or town.
Day 3 Ko Samui (1B, 1L)
Embark on a private traditional longtail boat and travel off the tourist trail to the pristine islands of Koh Madsum and Koh Tan. Savour a local lunch on the beach and opt for included kayaking and snorkelling experiences.
Day 4 Ko Samui/Khao Sok (1B, 1D)
Catch the ferry back to the mainland and drive to Anurak Community Lodge, located just outside Khao Sok National Park. Surrounded by lush rainforest, the lodge focuses on environmental sustainability and working with the local community. This evening, we take a rainforest walk with a community guide and enjoy a campfire dinner under the canopy.
Day 5 Khao Sok (1B)
Today is free to relax at the lodge or enjoy a walk along the trails. Opt to partake in various jungle activities.
Day 6 Khao Sok/Krabi (1B)
This morning, drive to Krabi. On arrival, cross the river by private longtail boat past mangrove forests, visiting the Khao Khanab Nam caves to view prehistoric paintings and limestone formations. Later, on Koh Klang, jump in tricycle tuk-tuks to explore local communities and rural industries, including a rubber plantation to see tree tapping, rice fields, and a batik workshop. Learn about the culture and daily life of rural southern Thailand villagers.
Day 7 Krabi (1B)
Enjoy the day to relax in paradise. Opt to catch a tuk tuk to Aonang Beach, visit spas, rent kayaks, or snorkel.
Day 8 Krabi/Bangkok (1B)
Return to bustling Bangkok. The tour ends at the airport.