National Geographic Journeys

Explore Southern Thailand

  • Duration 8 Days | Round-trip Bangkok
  • Group Size Max 16
  • From $2,494 AUD
Call 1300 363 742

Trip Overview

Seek out the laid-back culture and welcoming people of southern Thailand on an eight-day sojourn. Take your time enjoying the hotspots of Koh Samui and Krabi. Stroll the beaches, trek through lush rain forest while staying at an eco-lodge, and snorkel crystalline waters. Whether exploring pristine islands on a private long-tail boat or navigating traditional villages in a tricycle tuk-tuk, experience a side of this popular region that few travelers know.

Trip Highlights

  • Cross the scenic Krabi River and explore its caves aboard a long-tail boat.
  • Take your seat on a tricycle tuk-tuk to be whisked through villages, rice fields, and rubber plantations.
  • Kayak and snorkel along the islands of Koh Madsum and Koh Tan.
  • Go on a jungle trek and unwind on white-sand beaches.

Itinerary - 8 Days

Day 1 Bangkok

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Day 2 Ko Samui

Catch a flight to the tropical island of Ko Samui. Settle in at our resort hotel. This afternoon, opt to catch a tuk tuk to the beach or visit the town. (1B)

Days 3 & 4 Ko Samui/Khao Sok

Embark on a boat tour to the islands of Koh Madsum and Koh Tan. Enjoy a local lunch on the beach and opt to kayak or snorkel. The next day catch the ferry back to the mainland and drive to Anurak Community lodge, located just outside Khao Sok National Park. Surrounded by lush rainforest, the lodge focuses on environmental sustainability and working with the local community. This evening, we take a rainforest walk with a local guide and enjoy a local campfire dinner under the canopy. (2B, 1L, 1D)

Day 5 Khao Sok

Today is free to relax at the lodge or enjoy a walk along the trails. Opt to enjoy various jungle activities. (1B)

Days 6 & 7 Khao Sok/Krabi

Cross the Krabi River with a local guide by traditional long-tail boat, visiting caves and mangroves. Then jump in tricycle tuk-tuks to explore local communities and rural industries, including a rubber plantation. See tree tapping, rice fields, and a batik workshop. Learn about the culture and daily life of the rural villagers of southern Thailand. The next day, opt to visit spas and relax, rent kayaks, or snorkel. (2B)

Day 8 Bangkok

Return to bustling Bangkok, arriving at the airport in the late afternoon. (1B)

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