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East Coast Island Hopping in Thailand

On this short summer holiday to Thailand not only do we discover the bright lights of Bangkok, we travel to Kanchanaburi where we discover the Bridge over the River Kwai and head deep into Khao Sok National Park where we explore unspoilt rainforest. Our journey also takes us to the beautiful islands in the Gulf of Thailand, where we discover hidden coves on Koh Phangan Island and relax on picture perfect tropical beaches of Koh Samui.

Tour Highlights

  • Bangkok - Explore the glittering Grand Palace and temple of the Reclining Buddha
  • Kanchanaburi - Visit Hellfire Pass and see the Bridge over River Kwai
  • Khao Sok National Park - Trek through the jungle and swim in the river
  • Koh Phangan Island - Find stunning bays, beautiful beaches, waterfalls and forests
  • Koh Samui Island - Relax on perfect palm fringed beaches


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  • 1
    Join tour in Bangkok

  • 2
    Drive to Kanchanaburi; visit Bridge over River Kwai; take sleeper train south to Surat Thani

  • 3
    Arrive in Surat Thani; drive to Khao Sok National Park; afternoon jungle walk

  • 4
    In Khao Sok National Park; free day in the jungle with canoeing and swimming options

  • 5
    Ferry to Koh Phangan Island; free afternoon

  • 6
    From Koh Phangan, boat trip around the island

  • 7
    Ferry to Koh Samui Island; free afternoon with optional cooking class

  • 8
    On Koh Samui; free day with option to take a boat trip into Ang Thong National Marine Park

  • 9
    Fly to Bangkok; afternoon visit to Grand Palace and see reclining Buddha at Wat Pho

  • 10
    Tour ends in Bangkok

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Golden Beaches and Jungle
Why Book this trip
This short adventure to Thailand is a great escape during our summer months and a great adventure for first-timers to the country as you sample the culture and bright lights of Bangkok, visiting the world-famous bridge over the River Kwai, trek through rainforest jungle in Khao Sok National Park and see some of the beaches and islands in the Gulf of Thailand. You will travel using a mixture of overnight train, airplane, public ferries, local taxi and private buses giving you a real flavour of being in the destination, and a real sense of adventure!
Included meals 8 2 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Train, Boat, Flight, Ferry, Tuk Tuk
2 nights Premium Hotel
1 night Simple Overnight Train
2 nights Standard Lodge
4 nights Standard Hotel
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16