Koh Samui, Koh Tao & Koh Phangan
There’s something about Thailand. Maybe it’s the wonderful and inexpensive food. Perhaps it’s the super-smiley friendly people. It could even be their awesome majesty the king. Whatever it is, these islands have it by the bucket-load. What’s more is that they effortlessly blend all night parties with bodacious beaches. Merge clear seas and emerald jungles. They do adventure activities with a twist. We’re sure you’ll understand it when you see it.
- Your fantastic Busabout Guide
- All transfers from Busabout accommodation to port
- All local ferries between islands
- Orientation walks of all islands
Chill out, explore, or join one of our optional extras. Full details from your Busabout Guide
- Kayak and snorkel at Ang Thong National Marine Park, Koh Samui
- Check out Muay Thai boxing, Koh Samui
- Go scuba diving at one of the best locations in the world, Koh Tao
- Party on South East Asia's biggest pub crawl, Koh Tao
- Be strangely aroused at a ladyboy cabaret show
- Get active in Koh Phangan with jungle trekking, ziplining and watersports
Check out our sample itinerary below - based on 7 days, the minimum amount of time to get round. You have the option to extend the number of nights you spend in the islands for as long as you like (in multiples of 3) within the season's departure dates and can change your dates up to 10 days before you travel.
H: Included Highlights
F: Free Time Option
Day 1: Koh Samui
Welcome to the Coconut Island! Meet your guide and future travel buddies at our recommended accommodation before we go on an quick orientation walk. This is one of Thailand’s largest islands so there’s no shortage of things to do. Gawk at the sexy beaches, lap up the cuisine, or relax with a Thai massage. Once you’ve finished exploring, join your guide at the local night markets for authentic tasty Thai food and cocktails. It’s the ‘first night on tour’, which means: party!
F: Eat local Thai cuisine, Chaweng street markets
F: Explore the buzzing nightlife in Chaweng
F: Sit ring-side to watch the local art of Muay Thai boxing (Saturday nights)
Day 2: Koh Samui
More time to explore the island.Take a tour of the nearby Ang Thong National Marine Park, a must see when visiting Koh Samui. A full day out kayaking the bays, hiking to viewpoints for breathtaking views and lazing on the pretty beaches in between. We know we went out last night…but are you really going to refuse a few beachside cocktails?
H: Lap up Thai Island culture
F: Explore the scenery of the Ang Thong National Marine Park
Day 3: Koh Samui to Koh Tao
It’s an early start today. Complaining ain’t an option though, just look where you are! Paradise! We’re heading to the beautiful Koh Tao, so prepare yourself for the big decision; just how long will you stay for? It’s one of the best places to scuba dive in the world. You can do one-off dives, or spend a bit of time getting an open water diving licence. If diving's not your thing, there are plenty of other things to do: explore the island, join a yoga class, Muay Thai, sunbake or just plain relax.
H: Snorkel seas brimming with colourful fish
F: Enjoy a traditional Thai cabaret show – the Lady Boys
F: Party on South East Asia's biggest pub crawl in Koh Tao
Day 4: Koh Tao
This is a free day. Koh Tao is a fantastic little island for hikes and has more remote little beaches than you’d care to know about. Take a taxi and head to the east side of the island to find great swimming spots with more beautiful little fishes. Join a snorkelling trip and go out to the famous Nang Yuan island.
F: Visit Serenity Bar for sunset view in the hills
F: Half day Snorkelling trip by boat
F: Go scuba diving at one of the best locations in the world in Koh Tao
Day 5: Koh Tao to Koh Phangan
We hope you’re feeling good this morning! Hop on the short boat trip to Koh Phangan and feel that fresh sea breeze. After dropping your bags off it’ll be time to show you some of the great spots on the island. Koh Phangan has two very different sides; we suggest heading to some of the secluded beaches of the north before getting ready for an evening of partying. Your guide will take you to one of their favorite spots for inner tonight before heading out for a few drinks.
F: Rave at all night parties in Koh Phangan
Day 6: Koh Phangan
Bleary eyed, mouth like a latrine, not too quick on your feet: it's a hangover. But look out the window. ‘oh, hi there Thai Island!’. And boom! You’ll feel great again (at least mentally). Use this new-found energy to go out and explore. Get as far as the beach… But wait. Tonight. It’s the last night of the tour! So woop woop that means we need to party even harder tonight.
F: Get active with jungle trekking, ziplining and watersports
Day 7: Koh Phangan to Koh Samui
We depart the island midmorning and say our goodbyes. You have a transfer included to either Koh Samui airport or Chaweng. If you are staying longer on Koh Samui you can book extra nights through MyTrip.
Seriously - had the time of my life!