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Explore Southern Thailand
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8 days

from $1,801 AUD

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Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

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Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include walking tours, visits to sites, safari drives, and easy hikes; and some days will have more physical activities such as longer hikes, kayaking, snorkeling, or biking.

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Casual trips offer immersive travel experiences at an unbeatable value with free time and plenty of choices built into the itineraries. Accommodations are comfortable, well-located, and modest. Trips are led by dynamic local guides, some meals and activities are included, and transportation is provided for included excursions.

Max 16

EXPEDITION OVERVIEW
  • Swim in turquoise pools below a seven-tiered waterfall in Erawan National Park, and spot monkeys on a jungle hike.
  • Meet a resident monk and receive a Buddhist blessing at one of Thailand’s most revered temples.
  • Visit Wat Pho to view a colossal gilded statue of the Reclining Buddha.
  • Visit a village home outside Chiang Mai and sit down to a traditional khantok dinner.
Itinerary

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.

Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive at any time; your arrival transfer is included.

Day 2: Bangkok/Ko Samui

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

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

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

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

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

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

This morning, return to Bangkok where your trip concludes.

PRICES & DATES

  • date 03 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
  • double occupancy
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  • single occupancy
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  • date 17 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,059 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    Sold Out

  • date 01 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,119 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $3,008 AUD Per Person

  • date 08 Dec 2019 - 15 Dec 2019
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $1,801 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,690 AUD Per Person

  • date 29 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $1,801 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,690 AUD Per Person

  • date 12 Jan 2020 - 19 Jan 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,099 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,738 AUD Per Person

  • date 26 Jan 2020 - 02 Feb 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,099 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,738 AUD Per Person

  • date 09 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,099 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,738 AUD Per Person

  • date 23 Feb 2020 - 01 Mar 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,099 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,738 AUD Per Person

  • date 08 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,059 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,698 AUD Per Person

  • date 22 Mar 2020 - 29 Mar 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,059 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,698 AUD Per Person

  • date 19 Apr 2020 - 26 Apr 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $1,999 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,638 AUD Per Person

  • date 17 May 2020 - 24 May 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $1,999 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,638 AUD Per Person

  • date 14 Jun 2020 - 21 Jun 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,059 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,698 AUD Per Person

  • date 12 Jul 2020 - 19 Jul 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,059 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    Sold Out

  • date 09 Aug 2020 - 16 Aug 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,059 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,698 AUD Per Person

  • date 06 Sep 2020 - 13 Sep 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $1,999 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,638 AUD Per Person

  • date 04 Oct 2020 - 11 Oct 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,059 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,698 AUD Per Person

  • date 01 Nov 2020 - 08 Nov 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,059 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,698 AUD Per Person

  • date 15 Nov 2020 - 22 Nov 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,059 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,698 AUD Per Person

  • date 29 Nov 2020 - 06 Dec 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,059 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,698 AUD Per Person

  • date 13 Dec 2020 - 20 Dec 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,099 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,738 AUD Per Person

  • date 27 Dec 2020 - 03 Jan 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,099 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,738 AUD Per Person

  • date 10 Jan 2021 - 17 Jan 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,099 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,738 AUD Per Person

  • date 24 Jan 2021 - 31 Jan 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,099 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,738 AUD Per Person

  • date 07 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,099 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,738 AUD Per Person

  • date 21 Feb 2021 - 28 Feb 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,099 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,738 AUD Per Person

  • date 07 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,059 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,698 AUD Per Person

  • date 21 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,059 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,698 AUD Per Person

  • date 04 Apr 2021 - 11 Apr 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $1,999 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $2,638 AUD Per Person

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. Optional activities are at an additional cost.

  • Accommodation: Hotels (7 nts).
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Transport: Private bus, minivan, boat, plane.
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Kao Thep Pitak Farm and Culinary Experience, Ban Ta Khun
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Rainforest Eco-Walk & Dinner, Khao Sok
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Krabi Village Excursion, Krabi
  • Your G for Good Moment: Kao Thep Pitak Community-Owned Farm & Meal, Ban Ta Khun
  • Arrival transfer
  • Ko Mat Sum and Ko Taen Excursion
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

What's Not Included

  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Any activity not described in What's Included
  • Meals on your own
  • Gratuities

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $2,288

ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

Age Requirement:12+

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.