Snorkel amongst beautiful limestone karsts, hike up to temples and sublime sunset spots, and dance all night.
You know that the travel cliches are the best. Sipping cocktails on a beach feels awesome and somersaulting off boats into clear water never gets old. Nowhere in the world does classic tropical island moments better than the Thai Islands. Go on epic snorkelling adventures amongst beautiful limestone karsts, hike up to temples and sublime sunset spots, and dance amongst the fire throwers at all-night parties. Get ready to indulge in the stereotypical dreams of every traveller on this trip.
We spend 10 days exploring Thailand. We visit Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta, Ao Nang (Krabi).
What Is Included...
Your Busabout crew
9 nights’ accommodation in hotels/hostels (twin share)
9 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Private transfers from the Busabout-recommended accommodation to port
All ferries between islands
Orientation walks of all islands
Boat trip to Railay Beach
Full day 4 Island Boat Trip (Koh Cheok, Koh Mook, Koh Kradan and Koh Ma)
Entrance to Koh Phi Phi sunset view point
BBQ dinner on Koh Lanta
Trip starts at 5:00pm at Phuket, Phuket
Trip ends at 10:00am at Phuket, Phuket
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10 Day Itinerary
Day 1: Phuket
Your adventure begins on the largest island in Thailand, Phuket! Your fantastic Busabout guide will be on hand to offer suggestions on activities to fill the gap before we meet up again this evening. Get to know your Busabout crew and fellow passengers, and tonight we head out into the nightlife epicentre of Phuket, Bangla Road, for an unmissable night in this infamous hotspot. The party’s about to kick off!
Day 2: Phuket
Explore your tropical surroundings and take in the epic scenery of this idyllic island location from the many towering cliffs. Visit the numerous temples, and see the monolithic 45m Buddha statue overlooking the coast. Make sure you get some pics for the ‘gram! We have an optional excursion with an included traditional lunch to explore Phang Nga Bay by canoe. Pass alongside the imposing karst islets that dot the seascape, and take in the sights of this picture perfect location. You’ll get the chance to explore numerous caves and tranquil inlets along the way! This evening we hope you’ll join us for another foray into the swirling madness that is Bangla Road.
Day 3: Phuket to Ko Phi Phi
Yep, today you get to experience true paradise. We have an early rise as we board the ferry to the stunning Phi Phi Islands! Soak up the sun on the idyllic beaches, or rent a kayak and snorkel gear and have an aquatic adventure. If that’s not your style, why not head into town and treat yourself to a massage and some retail therapy? This evening we meet for a short hike to Phi Phi’s most famous viewpoint to enjoy the sunset over this incredible island. Afterwards we have an early dinner followed by our first taste of the notorious nightlife in Koh Phi Phi. Get ready!
Day 4: Ko Phi Phi
Take a trip to Koh Phi Phi Leh and see the world famous setting of “The Beach”, Maya Bay, and stand in Leonardo DiCaprio’s footprints. Alternatively, hike the lush surrounding wilderness, pamper yourself in town with a massage and some shopping, or just relax on the beach. Koh Phi Phi is a diverse nirvana with a tonne of exciting underwater sights to experience with oxygen on your back or a snorkel in your mouth. There are numerous reputable tour operators, so chat to your guide to help you plan! Tonight enjoy the mesmerising skill of fire dancers on the beach before heading into town to revel in your last night in this epic island paradise.
Day 5: Ko Phi Phi to Ko Lanta
Get those last minute souvenirs before our transfer to Koh Lanta! We arrive in the early afternoon and it’s time to enjoy an afternoon of relaxation on this laid back island. Forget the hustle and bustle of the mainland as you sip cocktails on white sandy beaches, explore the coast’s rock formations, take a dip in the pool, enjoy a relaxing massage… yep, this is the life! If you want to give a little back and get exercise at the same time, you can walk the dogs at the Lanta Animal Welfare Centre. This evening we’ll explore the quirky Old Town brimming with quirky boutiques and traditional sea gypsy houses overlooking the crystal clear waters.
Day 6: Koh Lanta
This day is bound to be a highlight! Today we have an awesome expedition on our included 4 Islands Boat Trip. Spend the day swimming and snorkelling this amazing location as a speedboat ferries us from island to island. Enjoy lunch on the sands of gorgeous Koh Kradan beach before heading off to the spectacular Emerald Cave and its hidden beach within. Sounds like something out of a movie, right? Tonight we’ll chow down on an included BBQ Dinner , before heading into the night to seek out one last adventure on this incredible island.
Day 7: Koh Lanta to Krabi (Ao Nang)
Grab some breakfast and prepare for our ferry ride to Krabi. We’ll arrive in Ao Nang just in time to head out for lunch and an included visit to breathtaking Railay Beach. Spend the afternoon soaking in the spectacular scenery and lounging beside the warm Andaman Sea, and take a trip to nearby Phra Nang beach to see its risque shrine. If you’ve still got energy tonight, join us to party the night away as we experience the nightlife of Krabi, filled to the brim with fun and drinking games.
Day 8: Krabi (Ao Nang)
Today explore the surrounding area of Krabi, head to the beach, check out one of the many activities on offer from rock climbing to island boat trips, or join us for a fantastic optional excursion! We’ll head out on an adventure tour inland to see the picturesque Emerald Pool, the cascading hot springs, the Tiger Cave Temple with its 1,237 steps (the unbelievable view is definitely worth it), and finish off in the Krabi food markets to sample some fresh foods.
Day 9: Krabi (Ao Nang) to Phuket
Chow down on some breakfast and head out to tick off those last minute sights before our departure to Phuket. We board our air-conditioned transport and make our way over the bridge to Phuket in comfort. We get to Phuket shortly after, just in time to rediscover its majesty and excitement. Tonight is your last chance to head into the vibrant Thai night to blow the roof off this adventure, and forge the memories of a lifetime!
Day 10: Phuket
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Frequently Asked Questions about the Thai Island Hopper (Accommodation Included)
Tour starts from:
Phuket, Phuket at 5:00pm
Tour ends in:
Phuket, Phuket at 10:00am
Accommodation is included for this trip. You will stay in Twin Share Hotel (2/3 star) (6 nights), Twin Share Hostel (4 nights).
You can upgrade to a single from MyTrip once you have made a booking.
* All upgrades are subject to availability.
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Here is the list of available optional activities, excursions and freetime avaiable on this trip:
- Experience Bangla Road's crazy nightlife, Phuket
- Kayak through Jurassic Park like scenery and hidden caves in the famously beautiful Phang Nga Bay, Phuket
- Hike to the sunset viewpoint, Koh Phi Phi
- Dance all night on the beach, enjoy the fire-twirlers and bucket cocktails of Koh Phi Phi
- Scuba Dive in the crystal clear waters of Koh Phi Phi
- Visit the famous Maya Bay, where the movie “The Beach” was filmed
- See monkeys at the imaginatively named Monkey Beach
- Dance on the sand of Phi Phi and stare into the fire-twirler's flames
- Visit local street markets to experience Thai food at is most affordable and best
- Get off the beaten track, Koh Lanta
- Dive into crystal clear waters and laze away on white sandy beaches
- Visit Koh Lanta Old Town and enjoy dinner in a stilt restaurant over the water
- Swim through a cave to the Emerald Secret Lagoon,
- Donate some of your time and help our furry friends at the Koh Lanta Animal Shelter - Busabout Cares
- Spend time relaxing with Thai massages and beach hangs
- Haggle for Thai treats at night markets
- Lap up the Limestone Karst scenery at Railay beach, Krabi
- Climb the 1,237 steps of Tiger Cave Temple to enjoy stunning panoramic views
- Visit the Emerald pool and the cascading hot springs, Krabi
All optional extras and excursions will be available to book through your Busabout Guide on the trip.
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