National Geographic Journeys

Explore Southern Thailand

  • Duration 8 Days
  • Group Size Small Group
  • From $1,999 AUD
Call 1300 363 742

Trip Overview

Discover the laid-back culture and stunning natural treasures of southern Thailand on this sojourn to tropical shores from Ko Samui to Krabi. Stroll along white-sand beaches, trek through lush rainforest, and snorkel crystalline waters in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. Whether navigating through mangrove forests by longtail boat or winding between traditional villages in a motorized tuk-tuk, experience the lesser known side of Thailand’s idyllic coastal escapes.

Trip Highlights

Cross the scenic Krabi River aboard a longtail boat, Take your seat on a motorized tricycle tuk-tuk to be whisked through Krabi’s bustling villages, Kayak and snorkel around the secluded islands of Ko Mat Sum and Ko Taen. Spot elusive wildlife in the pristine rainforest of Khao Sok National Park

Itinerary - 8 Days

Day 1 Bangkok

Arrive at any time; your arrival transfer is included.

Day 2 Bangkok/Ko Samui (1B)

This morning, transfer to the airport in Bangkok and catch a flight to the tropical island of Ko Samui, bordered by the sapphire waters off Thailand’s southeast coast. Settle into our hotel and enjoy a free afternoon to relax by the pool, stroll along a white-sand beach, or explore the local village.

Day 3 Ko Samui (1B, 1L)

After breakfast, board a traditional longtail boat and travel off the tourist trail to the pristine islands of Ko Mat Sum and Ko Taen. Savor a local lunch on the beach, and then choose to explore by kayak or snorkel. Glide past green-shrouded cliffs and tranquil lagoons, or don a mask and fins to delve into vibrant underwater worlds.

Day 4 Ko Samui/Khao Sok (1B, 1L, 1D)

Catch the ferry back to the mainland and drive to Kao Thep Pitak, a community-owned farm supported by G Adventures. Enjoy a lunch of local specialties and go for a walk in the surrounding fruit orchards. Continue to Khao Sok National Park, where you will settle into a sustainable, community-focused eco-lodge located just outside the park boundary. This evening, venture into the park on a nighttime walk with a community guide, then gather for a campfire dinner surrounded by the music of the jungle.

Day 5 Khao Sok (1B)

Khao Sok National Park is southern Thailand’s largest area of virgin rainforest, a breathtaking wilderness of karst peaks, turquoise lakes, and tropical rainforest stretched along the southwest coast. Explore the park on your own today, choosing between a variety of optional jungle activities. Head out for a hike in search of monkeys and tropical birds inhabiting the dense canopy. Soak in steaming hot springs, glide down the sparkling Sok River aboard a canoe, or set out on a cycling tour of the park’s winding trails.

Day 6 Khao Sok/Krabi (1B)

This morning, drive south to Krabi, situated on Thailand’s tropical southwest coast. Cross the Krabi River by private longtail boat, gliding past mangrove forests and limestone peaks. Venture into the Khao Khanap Nam cave to view prehistoric paintings and fascinating rock formations. Later, head to Ko Klang island and board motorized tricycle tuk-tuks to explore local communities and traditional industries, including a rubber plantation, rice fields, and a batik workshop. Chat with villagers and learn about timeless agricultural and artisanal techniques passed down over generations.

Day 7 Krabi (1B)

Enjoy a full day of free time to relax at the hotel or explore Krabi. Opt to catch a tuk-tuk to Ao Nang beach, overlooked by towering, vine-draped limestone cliffs. Choose to navigate the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea by kayak, or snorkel among colorful tropical fish. Discover the idyllic beaches of the Ko Phi Phi islands by speed boat on an optional day trip.

Day 8 Krabi/Bangkok (1B)

This morning, return to Bangkok where your trip concludes.

Explore Southern Thailand

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