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Simply Thailand QTT

Visiting: Thailand
Trip Duration 12 Days

Budget tour to southern Thailand.

Join us on this overland adventure through tropical southern Thailand. This trip takes us from the bright lights and glittering temples of Bangkok to the palm-fringed and white sand beaches of Krabi. Along the way we learn about the Bridge over the River Kwai, visit cave temples, camp on a remote beach, spend time getting to know locals and explore one of the oldest rainforests in the world. Using a variety of transport and staying in a selection of simple accommodation, it's an adventurous trip that combines some of Thailand's best highlights with remote hideaways, away from the main tourist trail.

Tour Highlights

  • Bangkok - Explore the markets and street food stalls of Bangkok's bustling Chinatown.
  • Khao Sam Roi Yort - Discover the beautiful cave pagoda of Phraya Nakhon and spend a night camping on a deserted beach.
  • Koh Phithak - Try your hand at optional squid fishing and experience warm Thai hospitality on our homestay on the idyllic island of Koh Phithak.
  • Khao Sok National Park -Jungle night walks and swimming in the rivers of this ancient rainforest.
  • Krabi - Relax on the white-sand beaches of Krabi with the option to kayak through mangrove forests.


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join trip in Bangkok

  • 2
    Free day in Bangkok; optional trip to Grand Palace, Wat Arun and Wat Pho

  • 3
    Morning drive to Kanchanaburi, afternoon ride along Death Railway

  • 4
    Free day in Kanchanaburi, optional visit to Bridge over River Kwai and rafting

  • 5
    Drive to Khao Sam Roi Yort and walk through a mangrove reserve; camp on the beach

  • 6
    Morning visit to Phraya Nakho Cave and boat to Koh Phithak Island

  • 7
    Free day on Koh Phithak island, optional island walks, swimming and fishing

  • 8
    Continue south to Khao Sok National Park; evening jungle walk

  • 9
    Free day in Khao Sok National Park; optional walks and kayaking

  • 10
    Morning drive to Krabi, afternoon free at the beach

  • 11
    Free day on Ao Nang Beach, Krabi; optional island hopping

  • 12
    Trip ends in Krabi

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Simply Thailand
Why Book this trip
This is an adventurous trip that explores not just the beaches of southern Thailand, but the lesser-visited mainland too. Accommodation is a mixture of simple hotels, guesthouses, homestays and camping, and there is plenty of free time built in, allowing you the flexibility to choose what you want to see and how you want to explore this region - whether on foot, by kayak, by train, by long-tail boat, by tuk tuk or by bike! The trip ends in Krabi, allowing you to easily extend your time on the beach should you wish.
Included meals 11 1 2
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Boat
4 nights Standard Hotel
2 nights Simple Hotel
1 night Simple Camping
2 nights Simple Homestay
2 nights Standard Lodge
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16