TruTravels: TruThai Experience - 8 Day Thailand group tour
The TruThai Experience Travelling with like-minded backpackers and an awesome guide, welcome to the TruTravels family! experience the hustle'n'bustle of Bangkok, Thai temples, floating bungalows at jurassic Khao Sok national park, the idyllic Bottle Beach and infamous Hadrin beach ...
Perfect for backpackers and shorter term holiday makers looking to make the most of their time in Thailand. Travel as a group from Bangkok to Koh Phangan in 7 days and see the best of this amazing country. We explore bustling Bangkok before travelling south to tropical Koh Phangan via the stunning Khao Sok National Park for a trip of a lifetime!
All accommodation, activities and transport are included so you don't have to worry about a thing. Our fun western group leaders are with you all week to ensure you have an awesome, stress free and smooth trip from start to finish!
Our groups are made up of mostly solo travellers or people in twos and threes who are all looking to meet new travel buddies so you will quickly make friends to travel with after the tour.
Some of our groups are also timed to finish a few days before the famous Full Moon Party in Haad Rinn plus our resort is just a 5 minute walk from the action so perfect if you want to stay on for the party!
We provide ongoing suport to all TruTravellers so if you are travelling on alone after the tour we will always do what we can to help you out and you will always be welcome to give us a call or stop by and say hello wherever you are.
We run tours all year round, however spaces on groups are limited so please book early to ensure you get a place on the start date that best suit your plans!
7 Nights’ accomodation
Bangkok River Crusie
Visit two historical temples
Experience Bangkok nightlife
Tuk Tuk ride
Visit Khao Sok National Park
Go kayaking and explore caves
Stay in floating bungalows
Boat Trip around Koh Phangan
Snorkel at some of Thailand’s best spots
Spend a day and night on Bottle Beach
Elephant Trekking / Muay Thai
Visit a Waterfall
And lots more...
The best way to discover Thailand!
Day 1 - Airport Pick Up, Meet & greet
You will be met on arrival in Bangkok by your group leader and taken you to your guesthouse where you will meet the other members of your group. Your first day is free so you can arrive at any time and use it to relax or explore Bangkok. In the evening we will go for a meal and a few drinks so everyone can get to know each other and sample some of Bangkok's night life if they want.
Day 2 - Bangkok River Cruise and Temples
Get a glimpse of Bangkok behind the scenes from a boat on the Chao Phraya River. We cruise on a traditional long tail boat to two of Bangkoks most famous temples and then take a Tuk Tuk ride back though Bangkok to Khao San Road where we can grab some late lunch and do some shopping. Again, in the evening we will suggest a time to meet for dinner and a few drinks.
Day 3 - Thai Massage and Overnight Train
In the morning we will go to a local spa for a traditional Thai Massage if you want to try it out (if not, a softer 'oil massage' is an option). We meet in the afternoon to catch the overnight train which is comfortable and fun, on it, you can choose to chill with the group, catch up on sleep or take in the views of both Bangkok and the Thai countryside as we travel south to our next destination.
Day 4 - Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok National Park is home to some of the most incredible scenery in the world. We travel by long tail boat to get to our floating bungalows which are situated on a beautiful fresh water lake surrounded by mountains. You will be able to go kayaking, tubing, swiming, explore some caves or just relax and take in the stunning views.
Day 5 - Arrive on Koh Phangan - Bottle Beach
We leave Khao Sok by long tail boat then catch a ferry to the awesome tropical island of Koh Phangan! We head straight to one of our favourite beaches in Thailand: 'Bottle Beach' which is an amazing and secluded stretch of beach on the North of the island. We stay in beach bungalows right near the sea and will have our own private beach party with cocktails and fire shows in the evening.
Day 6 - Bottle Beach, Elephant Rides Muay Thai Haad Rin
Today you will have the morning to laze around on Bottle Beach or make use of the resort facilities if you choose. Whether you want to play beach volleyball, kayak or chill by the beach, the choice is yours. In the afternoon we will get a taxi boat over to the next town where you will get to go Elephant Trekking and play with the resident monkey, but if this isn't your thing we can organise a Muay Thai (Thai boxing) lesson at a local gym with experienced local Thai boxing instructors, a great workout and sure way to sweat out some of those buckets. We then head down to Haad Rin (home of the full moon party) where we spend the last two nights of the trip. In the evening we will go for some food at one of our friends restauraunts and can check out the famous Haad Rin beach nightlife.
Day 7 - Koh Phangan Booze Cruise with snorkling & waterfalls and Farewell Dinner
We'll be picked up in the morning by our boat captain to take us around the island on an all inclusive booze cruise. Whilst cruising around the island we'll stop for snorkling around beautiful reefs and trekking up to one of the many beautiful waterfalls on the island.. Late afternoon we head back to our resort in Haad Rin where you can again relax before getting ready. We will then take you to one of the best restaurants on the island for the farewell dinner (on us) followed by a party on the beach to celebrate an awesome week!
We pick you up from the airport and take you to our guesthouse in Bangkok where you will meet the rest of your group. Please arrive on or 2 days before your start date to be eligable for a FREE pick up from the airport.
Start Dates 2014
Start Dates 2015
Start Dates 2016
There are absolutely no hidden charges. Everything mentioned in the itinerary is included, all that is needed is spending money.
Please note, travel insurance, flights to Bangkok and bolt-on activities, are not included.