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Family River Kwai and Jungle Adventure Summer
14 days
Thailand - Trip code FOT

Family River Kwai and Jungle Adventure Summer

Thailand has long been a highly popular destination for families, understandably given its friendly, welcoming reputation coupled with fascinating culture and fantastic food. This two week trip is packed full of activities and experiences to give you an insight into traditional Thai life. We stay in raft houses on the famous River Kwai, walk through dense rainforest, put our culinary skills to the test and have time to relax on tropical beaches.

Trip highlights

  • Bangkok - Take part in a Muay Thai boxing training session and absorb local life on a long-tail boat journey through Bangkok's canal network
  • River Kwai - Stay in a raft house; explore on a bamboo raft and visit the infamous bridge
  • Khao Sok National Park - Kayak through one of the oldest jungles in Southeast Asia
  • Kapong - Join in with lessons and games at a school
  • Koh Samui - Relax among the island's coconut plantations and perfect palm-fringed beaches
Accommodation grade:
Standard
Our standard, mid-range accommodation offers a good level of service, often with other amenities such as a restaurant, bar, garden or swimming pool. Generally rooms will be comfortable with en suite facilities.
Trip pace:
Moderate
Moderate pace tours are ideal if you want a holiday which combines exciting activities and experiences with plenty of time to relax and unwind. Typically you’ll be active and busy for part of the day but then also have time to rest and recharge your batteries.

Itinerary

Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select the itinerary that you wish to explore.

Day 1 - Join tour Bangkok; optional city tour by tuk tuk

After checking in to our hotel base for the next two nights, the rest of the day is free to use as you wish. You may choose to join a sight-seeing tour this afternoon. Travelling by tuk-tuk, you will head for the magnificent Grand Palace, where a local guide will show you around. Regarded as the most impressive site in the city and dating from the 18th century, this huge edifice represents the re-emergence of the Thai nation, after years of oppression by the Burmese. Its unrivalled collection of palaces, golden stupas, Wats (temples) and ornately decorative statues are definitely worth exploring. The tour continues by foot to the rambling complex of Wat Po. Older than the city itself, this is home to a reclining Buddha which is a 46 metre golden plated statue depicting Lord Buddha as he enters Nirvana. After our briefing this evening, we can look forward to a tour of a small street food market in nearby Wat Saket which gives a wonderful example of local life and its customs, Dinner tonight is at a restaurant which reputedly serves the country's best Pad Thai.

Accommodation: Royal Princess Larn Luang Hotel(or similar)

Premium Hotel
Swimming pool available
Meals Provided: Dinner
Day 2 - Thai boxing session and tour of the city by long tail boat

This morning, we visit the Sor Vorapin Gym - the famous Muay Thai training camp, where we will watch Thai Boxing experts in action. Afterwards, we will have the chance to try out training techniques of the traditional martial art in a training session (there are showers). This afternoon, we head to Tha Tien Pier where we cruise in a traditional long-tail boat along Thonburi's klongs (canals). This is the ideal way to explore Bangkok's network of meandering waterways that continue to serve as an important thoroughfare in the city. Along our route, we watch local life taking place around us - vendors pass by on small wooden boats that are filled with vegetables and noodles to be sold to canal-side homes. We may even see the postman making his deliveries in his engine-powered banana-boat. This evening, we head to Siam Paragon Food Court, where we can enjoy a traditional Thai food dinner with the opportunity to shop in the area for souvenirs before we return to our hotel.

Accommodation: Royal Princess Larn Luang Hotel(or similar)

Premium Hotel
Swimming pool available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 3 - Optional cookery course; Afternoon boat trip along Kwai Noi River

After visiting a local market this morning, you have the opportunity to take part in a Thai cookery lesson, in which you can create up to three different dishes. Five basic flavours make up Thai cuisine - sweet, sour, salty, creamy and spicy and you learn how to combine these rich tastes with the freshest ingredients. This afternoon, we drive to Pakseang, in Kanchanaburi province where we board a long-tail boat for the 45-minute journey to our raft house accommodation on the Kwai Noi (River Kwai). We spend the next two nights in this spectacular jungle setting with the rest of today free to relax and enjoy at your own pace. The resort is located in tranquil and natural surroundings of tropical forests and scenic mountain ranges with an eco-approach that includes having candles and lanterns rather than electricity, preserving the Mon culture by including traditional furniture within the lodges and assisting in providing decent living conditions for the elephants in the area. The river flows underneath the floating rafts with guest rooms made from bamboo that are weaved into the wall reflecting traditional Mon living.

Accommodation: Jungle Rafts(or similar)

Simple Raft House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4 - Bamboo rafting; Afternoon cycle to limestone caves

This morning, we walk to a nearby Mon village from where we board bamboo rafts to explore more of the Kwai Noi. The Mon people are spread throughout Burma and the western provinces of Thailand. They are believed to have originated in either India or Mongolia, travelling south into the Chao Phraya Valley sometime during the 1st century BC and have been accredited with introducing Theravada Buddhism to the area. This afternoon, we take to the saddle for a cycle ride out to some impressive limestone caves. Lawa Cave is the largest cave in the Kanchanaburi province with a narrow entrance that opens up into several chambers including the Music, Throne and Curtain Chambers with numerous stalactites and stalagmites in full display. The caves are home to the world's smallest bat, the Khun Kitti, which weighs only 2 g, is 2.5 to 3 cm long and has wing-span of 10cm

Accommodation: Jungle Rafts(or similar)

Simple Raft House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5 - Try out a 40 station zip-line, visit the Bridge over the River Kwai and take an overnight train

We board our private long tail boat to a local pier and drive to Kanchanaburi where we experience an adventure climbing and zip-line park. The park offers an extensive zip-line adventure canopy within the forest where you travel from one platform to another through an assortment of rope bridges, Tarzan swings, flying skateboards, a tight rope walk and zip lines.

For customers wishing to relax during this time, there is a swimming pool and hot spring pools within the complex. There is a minimum height restriction of 140cm to undertake this activity.

We then travel to the infamous 'Bridge over the River Kwai', where over 16,000 allied prisoners of war and an estimated 75,000 Asian forced labourers lost their lives building the 'Death Railway'. One of the most notorious atrocities of the Second World War, the bridge and railroad were built between June 1942 and October 1943 by the occupying Japanese to link Siam with neighbouring Burma (Myanmar). After spending some time at the bridge, we continue on to the railway station at Nakhon Pathom, from where we board the overnight train south to Punpin and the Gulf of Thailand.

Berths are not in compartments, but are arranged open plan either side of a central aisle. During the evening and morning part of the journey, pairs of seats face each other on each side of the aisle. At night, each pair of seats pulls together to form the bottom bunk, and an upper bunk folds out from the wall. The attendant will make up your bunk with a proper mattress and a pillow, bedding and blanket. There's plenty of luggage room. A steward or stewardess from the restaurant car may come round and take your food or drink order, offering you a set menu with several choices, around 180 baht for dinner and 100 baht for breakfast. The meal will be delivered to your seat although you may want to have this in the restaurant car. Toilets and hand wash sinks are located at the end of each carriage.

Accommodation: Overnight Train from Nakornpathom - Punpin

Simple Overnight Train
Meals Provided: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 6 - Arrive Punpin and drive to Kapong and meet and play with the children from the Yaowawit School

Arriving in Punpin first thing in the morning, we may have the chance to visit a local market before driving to Kapong, a journey of around 2.5 hours where our next two nights are in guesthouse accommodation close to the Yaowawit School - a welfare boarding school for children from underprivileged families. Initially founded to help child victims of the 2004 tsunami, the school has expanded and refocused its mission to give a practical education to young victims of poverty.

During our time here, we join the students in their daily school activities such as learning Thai music, farming and fitness classes. Later, we have the opportunity to enjoy games with the students, and maybe even a football or volleyball match before ending the day by joining in with their meditation. This evening we will be hosted by the school, enjoying a Thai BBQ followed by movie night with the Yaowawit students.

Note; the schools daily routine may change slightly so the activities described may be altered.

Accommodation: Yaowawit School Lodge(or similar)

Simple Lodge
Swimming pool available
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 7 - Visit a local town and re-join the Yaowawit students to play football or theatrical activities

Our second day in Kapong starts with a visit to the town of Takua Pa or Nam Kem where we walk through the old town and discover some of its charms with lunch in a traditional Pad Thai restaurant before visiting Wat Narai - a temple where important finds have been made that have provided evidence about how the introduction of Indian culture was established in the area.

Weather dependent, there the opportunity this afternoon to accompany the students to the beach. Later this afternoon, we rejoin the Yaowawit school students for one of their vocational classes, focusing on topics such as farming and hospitality and an afternoon lesson where we enjoy participating in various games with the students such as volleyball and football as well as volunteer projects such as theatre classes. This evening, you can choose between dinner at a local restaurant or in the lodge's restaurant.

Accommodation: Yaowawit School Lodge(or similar)

Simple Lodge
Swimming pool available
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 8 - Drive to Khao Sok National Park; Afternoon free to explore

After breakfast at the school, we bid farewell and drive to the verdant Khao Sok National Park. Covering an area of some 65 square kilometres, the park is one of the oldest and most bio-diverse jungles in South East Asia, boasting a lush rainforest that is older than those of either the Amazon or Central Africa. Set against a spectacular backdrop of towering limestone mountains, it is home to a rich diversity of wildlife, including elephant, tiger and the Malaysian sun bear. With some 180 species of birds in residence, it is also a haven for keen birdwatchers and novices alike.

We go on a guided walk through the surrounding jungle keeping our eyes peeled for mischievous monkeys playing in the canopy above and watch out for colourful hornbills and kingfishers as they dart amongst the trees. The park is also a haven for a wide variety of exotic plants, including bamboo, fig, palms and the carnivorous pitcher plant. The rest of the day is then free to indulge, explore or relax as you see fit. Our jungle lodge accommodation will be our base for the next two nights. In this magical setting, we can look forward to the sight of monkeys descending from the surrounding canopy to drink from the river.

Accommodation: Morning Mist Resort(or similar)

Standard Lodge
Swimming pool available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 9 - In Khao Sok National Park; jungle canoe adventure and free time

Our second day in the jungle sees us exploring by canoe. Gently floating down the Khao Sok River, this is a very relaxing way to take in the astounding surrounding beauty. Passing towering cliffs and shoals of vibrant fish, we have the chance to break our journey with a swim in the cool waters. Along the way, our guide will show us brightly coloured birds and monkeys on the shore, and maybe even a snake or two hanging high up on the trees. The rest of the day is free for you to spend as you wish. This evening, there is the option to go on a walking jungle safari and witness the jungle bursting with life at night.

Accommodation: Morning Mist Resort(or similar)

Standard Lodge
Swimming pool available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 10 - Ferry to Koh Samui and transfer to beach accommodation

Transferring by road to Don Sak Pier, we then catch the ferry to Koh Samui. This island is the largest in the Samui Archipelago and is known for its distinctive mix of quiet palm- fringed beaches, backpacker resorts and coconut plantations. Our beachside accommodation for the next two nights is in the north of the island. This area is more relaxed than the bustling east coast and retains a laid back atmosphere that is perfect for families. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and explore at your own pace. You may choose to take to the waters with mask and snorkel, or simply wander the palm-fringed beaches and trails around the island. Koh Samui has a slightly different feel to many of the other islands in southern Thailand, owing in part to the influence of the Hainan islanders, who first settled the island 150 years ago. The Chinese influence is still visible in some of the buildings in Na Thon, and some descendants of the original settlers still live in the area.

Accommodation: Samui Palm Beach(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Swimming pool available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 11 - Boat trip to Ang Thong National Marine Park

Today we will visit the beautiful chain of islands that make up the Ang Thong National Marine Park. Once renowned as a haven for pirates, this stunning archipelago's reputation now centres on its pristine beaches, remote bays and virginal rainforest. These limestone islands are home to sea otters, monitor lizards, dolphins and wild pigs. Our day will be spent walking, snorkelling and swimming in this idyllic setting.

Accommodation: Samui Palm Beach(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Swimming pool available
Meals Provided: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 12 - Koh Samui and train back to Bangkok

Today's free time affords the opportunity for more swimming, beachcombing and relaxing on the island. Alternatively, there is the option to partake in another Thai cookery course. We later take the ferry back to Don Sak on the mainland, from where we transfer to Surat Thani for our overnight train back to Bangkok.

Accommodation: Overnight Train from Surat Thani to Bangkok

Simple Overnight Train
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 13 - In Bangkok with optional visit to interactive museums, Golden Mount or Ocean World

After arriving in Bangkok and transferring to our hotel, the rest of the day is free to use as you wish. You may choose to visit the Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall - just a short distance from our accommodation. This interactive museum is regarded as one of the best in Thailand and helps to bring Bangkok's history and culture to life. Another option is a visit to Wat Saket, known as The Golden Mount. Here, a Buddha relic is housed in a gleaming gold temple, attracting worshippers throughout the year. Alternatively, you may choose to visit Siam Ocean World - one of the largest aquariums in South East Asia.

Accommodation: Royal Princess Larn Luang Hotel(or similar)

Premium Hotel
Swimming pool available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 14 - Tour ends Bangkok

Our tour ends today in Bangkok.

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Family information

Khao Sok National Park
Triple Rooms: This trip allows the option for triple rooms to be included within the booking on all nights of this trip with the exception of the overnight trains.  If you would like this option, please ask our Sales team for further information.
 
Average Age: As a guide we have identified the actual average age of the children who have travelled on this trip over the last 5 years, to help you decide whether it's the right one for your family. The average age on this trip is 15 years old.
Minimum age
7

Why book this trip

This tour is designed for families who want an active and relaxing holiday all combined into one adventure. The active elements are varied and sometimes unusual - how about bamboo rafting, jungle walks and a Thai boxing lesson. The holiday also provides cultural highlights such as visiting the Bridge over the River Kwai as well as opportunities to meet the locals with time in a school and visiting local markets - a diverse adventure that covers the country.

What's included?

Included meals
  • Breakfast: 13
  • Lunch: 6
  • Dinner: 5
Transport
  • Bicycle
  • Boat
  • Ferry
  • Minibus
  • Train
  • Tuk Tuk
Trip staff
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Boat Crew
  • Driver(s)
  • Local Guide(s)
Accommodation
  • 3 nights premium hotel
  • 2 nights standard hotel
  • 2 nights simple lodge
  • 2 nights standard lodge
  • 2 nights simple overnight train
  • 2 nights simple raft house
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Trip information

Country information

Thailand

Climate

Generally hot with high humidity. There is some rainfall from April to September with most days being hot (around 33 Degrees) and a light breeze on the islands. If it does rain, it will be more of a heavy tropical downpour that lasts a few hours. Additional information and climate charts can be accessed at http://www.explore.co.uk/weather.

Time difference to GMT

+7

Plugs

2 Pin Round

Religion

Buddhism

Language

Thai

Budgeting and packing

Optional activities

The following excursions and/or activities are usually available and may be arranged locally. Estimated costs are provided below for guidance only, are on a per person basis unless shown otherwise, and may depend on the number of participants. Prices quoted are correct as of the date these tour notes were originally issued but may change at any time due to currency fluctuations. Please note: These activities are booked and paid for direct with the supplier and do not form part of your Explore holiday contract.


A selection of optional activities are listed below to help you budget for your Family adventure. Whilst the basic tour price you pay before you travel includes a great selection of highlights, we have also built in free time to allow you the flexibility to choose from a carefully selected range of additional excursions and activities or take time to relax, the choice is yours. At certain destinations along the way there may be several options to choose from and it may not be possible to fit all the activities in; your Explore Leader will be able to give advice on which are the most suitable for your family.

Bangkok - Long tailed klong boat trip $18; Thai massage from $7; Jim Thompson's House $30, Thai cookery course $38.
Koh Samui - Thai cookery course $38.
Krabi - Half day kayaking $28 (adult), $21.50 (under 12's). Full day kayaking to Koh Hong incl. lunch $56 (adult) $43 (under 12's). Thai cookery course $33.

Clothing

Pack essentially for \ Hot Conditions\ . Bear in mind that the region is tropical (humid) and that days can be very hot. Lightweight rainwear or an umbrella is advisable all year. Casual clothes are the most practical (something with long sleeves, and long trousers for evenings and also for the forest treks), and tight fitting garments should be avoided. Bring a swimming costume. Laundry facilities are available on the islands.
Please Note: shorts, vests, revealing or casual clothes and open backed sandals are not permitted in the Grand Palace.

Footwear

Comfortable shoes and sandals. Flip-flops are useful when hopping on and off boats.

Luggage

20kg

Luggage: On tour

One main piece of baggage and daypack. Remember you are expected to carry your own luggage so
don't overload yourself.

Equipment

A small torch, insect repellent, water bottle and a dry bag for kayaking. Bring a beach towel and high factor sunscreen. If you intend to do much snorkelling we recommend you bring your own mask and snorkel, as local equipment is not always top quality. A disposable waterproof camera can be useful whilst snorkelling and any qualified divers should remember to bring logbooks and certification with
them if intending to dive. You should also bring a cycling helmet for the trip to the caves on day 4, as local equipment may not be sufficient.

Tipping

Explore leader
At your discretion you might also consider tipping your Tour Leader in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.
Local crew
In this region, tipping is a recognised part of life across the service industry. Local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided.

To assist with this your Explore Leader may organise a group tips kitty for included activities and meals, they will then account for kitty use throughout the tour.

For this we suggest £20 per family member.

For all non-included services and meals on your trip please tip independently at your discretion.
Country Information

Thailand

Food and drink

The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.


Dinner price
£4.00 - 8.00
Beer price
£1.5
Water price
£0.5
Foreign Exchange
Local currency
Thai Baht
Recommended Currency For Exchange
We recommend that you bring your money in GBP or US$.
Where To Exchange
Most major towns and on the islands - your Tour Leader will advise you on arrival.
ATM Availability
ATMs are available in Bangkok but are limited on the islands.
Credit Card Acceptance
Major stores and restaurants.
Travellers Cheques
Can be exchanged at banks and exchange offices throughout the tour although rates may not be as favourable.

Transport, Accommodation & Meals

Transport Information

Bicycle, Boat, Ferry, Minibus, Train, Tuk Tuk

Accommodation notes

Booking a Single Room

All of our group tours are planned and operated on a twin-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation. Please refer to the tour notes where the single room option availability is detailed on a night by night basis for this tour, and the price for the available nights is detailed on the dates & prices tab by departure date. For Self-Guided trips the Single Room supplement offers the option of a single room each and is charged per person. The Single Room supplement also applies to the third person in a party of three that will be accommodated in a single room.


Our hotel in Bangkok offers an outdoor pool, gym, large restaurant serving international and local cuisine and a grand lobby. Rooms are spacious and include all the standard facilities. The hotel is a great introduction to all the families' trips. The River Kwai Jungle Raft is a special place that does not have electricity has great character. The Jungle Raft is held on a floating platoon type structures. The rooms have a bamboo design with twin beds and mosquito net and a toilethower room. Although we are provided with a small torch and gas lamp it is best to also bring a large torch. The restaurant area has a similar design and is large although with a theatre where the staff entertains with a Burmese traditional dance each night. The overnight train has berths (not in compartments), arranged each side of a central aisle. At night, each pair of seats pulls together to form the bottom bunk and an upper bunk folds out from the wall. The attendant will make up your bunk with a proper mattress and a pillow, bedding and blanket. Although an experience, you do not get a lot of sleep. The accommodation in Khao Sok is set in jungle type terrain with individual wooden chalets within the grounds with a central main building and a lounge and restaurant area plus a pool area. The accommodation is in twin or triple (double and single bed) with electricity, shower/toilet, veranda and mosquito nets. The accommodation is close to the gates of the national park and is located in jungle grounds.

Essential Information

FCO Advice

We strongly recommend that you check your government's travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination: safety and security, entry requirements, health, local laws and customs. For UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice click here.

For more information from Explore about travel advice, click here
 

Under 18 immigration guidance

Please note that some countries require proof of parental consent when travelling overseas with under 18s. Please check requirements with the relevant embassy or consular office well in advance of travel if this applies to your party.

Price Guarantee

Once your booking has been confirmed we guarantee the price will not increase, whatever the circumstances. Before booking please ensure you have read our important tour pricing information.Booking Conditions

Visa and Passport Information

Thailand: Visas are not required by UK, Australian, New Zealand, US and Canadian citizens for a stay of less than 30 days. All passports must have at least 6 months validity remaining on entry to Thailand. Other nationalities should consult their local embassy or consular office.


If you do require assistance in obtaining a visa then you may consider applying through Explore's recommended visa service in the UK, Travcour. See www.travcour.com to download the relevant visa application for your trip, if applicable (UK citizens only), along with details of how to apply for your visa through Travcour. The Team at Travcour will be happy to answer specific questions relating to visa applications, please call them directly on 0208 5431846.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a full passport, with the correct validity for your chosen destination.
 

Booking conditions

Before booking your Explore trip, please ensure that you read both our Essential Information and Booking Conditions.

Transfers

Find out more about Trip Transfer Terms and Conditions before you book.

Booking a land only package with Explore

Customers who have chosen to book on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements of our tour, please ensure that you have checked your tour specific ‘Joining Instructions’ prior to booking your own travel arrangements. Your joining instructions can be found below in the dates and prices information. 

You may also be eligible for the Free Explore Transfer.


Joining Tour Abroad

Customers booked on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements will now receive a Free Transfer, provided you arrive and depart on the tour only itinerary start and end dates. The transfers will be from the Explore designated airport or train station to the joining point of your tour, and then back from the ending point to the designated airport or train station. The exception to this rule is customers who are booked on a tour where the joining and ending point is at the designated airport or train station.  

Free transfers are not available for Self-Guided, Polar, Tailormade or Tours for Churches customers.

If you are not eligible for the Free Transfer then you will need to make your own way through to the joining and ending point. On a majority of our tours Explore will be able to provide a private transfer at an additional cost. Please ask for a quote at the time of booking.  


For more information regarding the Explore Free Transfer click here

Insurance

It is a condition of booking with Explore that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the tour, including all optional activities. Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country. Please ensure your policy includes medical emergency helicopter evacuation in the event of illness or injury and covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are trekking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. The cost of many of our Polar Voyages will exceed the capped amount covered by standard insurance premiums and you will be required to pay an additional premium to cover the full value of your trip. Please ensure that you are covered for the full amount of your holiday cost, as insufficient cover could invalidate a claim under the policy. Medical and repatriation insurance cover is not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.
Read more information about what travel insurance is required.

Flight information

Explore offers a wide range of flexible flying options to make joining and leaving our trips easy. Read more about them here.


Flight Information

You are able to book this tour on a 'land only' basis or as a ‘flight inclusive’ package. Your flight inclusive package will be fully protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ATOL protection scheme.

  

Booking a flight inclusive package with Explore

We have a good selection of flights not only from London but from many regional airports around the UK allowing us to compare fares between scheduled carriers as well as low cost and charter airlines. Our dedicated flights team will match the best flight options to your arrival and departure airport.

On our website we display a UK flight inclusive package guide price which is generally based on a London departure. To avoid paying supplements or to secure your preferred flight option, we recommend booking as early as possible, especially for peak travel dates.

Non refundable permits

Thailand

Vaccinations

Nothing compulsory, we recommend protection against malaria, typhoid, tetanus, diphtheria, polio and infectious hepatitis. Although not compulsory, travellers may also wish to immunise themselves against Japanese encephalitis. Consult your travel clinic for latest advice on Malaria and Zika Virus. Please take preventative measures to avoid mosquito bites - these include mosquito repellent as well as long trousers and long sleeve shirts to cover up when necessary. Please check the latest requirements with your travel clinic or doctor prior to departure. The above is not an exhaustive list. Further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found by following the NHS and NaTHNaC links at Explore Travel Health and from your local healthcare provider. Visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed by you before travelling.

Dates, prices and booking

Date
Price from
Child Price From
Saturday 13 July 2019 - Saturday 27 July 2019
This departure is guaranteed
FOT_2019 Koh Samui
From £2150
£1740
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bangkok
Time and place
13:00 at Hotel Reception
Ending Point
Town
Bangkok
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Download Trip Notes
Saturday 27 July 2019 - Saturday 10 August 2019
This departure is guaranteed
FOT_2019 Koh Samui
From £2299
£1849
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bangkok
Time and place
13:00 at Hotel Reception
Ending Point
Town
Bangkok
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Download Trip Notes
Saturday 10 August 2019 - Saturday 24 August 2019
This departure is guaranteed
FOT_2019 Koh Samui
From £2150
£1740
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bangkok
Time and place
13:00 at Hotel Reception
Ending Point
Town
Bangkok
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Date
Price from
Child Price From
Sunday 14 July 2019 - Saturday 27 July 2019
This departure is guaranteed
FOT_2019 Koh Samui
From £1260
£1039
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bangkok
Time and place
13:00 at Hotel Reception
Ending Point
Town
Bangkok
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Sunday 28 July 2019 - Saturday 10 August 2019
This departure is guaranteed
FOT_2019 Koh Samui
From £1260
£1039
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bangkok
Time and place
13:00 at Hotel Reception
Ending Point
Town
Bangkok
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Download Trip Notes
Sunday 11 August 2019 - Saturday 24 August 2019
This departure is guaranteed
FOT_2019 Koh Samui
From £1260
£1039
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bangkok
Time and place
13:00 at Hotel Reception
Ending Point
Town
Bangkok
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Download Trip Notes

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