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Thailand Beach Adventure with Marie

Oct 12, 2024 - Oct 20, 2024

Adventure Adventure

$1,560 USD

BOOK WITH 25% DEPOSIT

Thailand Beach Adventure with Marie

Oct 12, 2024 - Oct 20, 2024

$1,560  USD

BOOK WITH 25% DEPOSIT

Join host Marie to discover the enchanting beauty of Thailand, where crystal-clear azure waters, powdery white sands, and swaying palm trees await to captivate your senses. From the bustling streets of Bangkok to the tranquil shores of Ao Nang, Khao Lak, and Phuket, immerse yourself in the diverse tapestry of experiences that Thailand has to offer. Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of Thai cuisine, explore vibrant markets brimming with local treasures, and unwind under the warm tropical sun.

Whether you’re seeking exhilarating adventures or serene moments of relaxation, Thailand promises an unforgettable journey filled with endless opportunities for excitement and rejuvenation. Embrace the magic of Thailand and let your senses come alive amidst its breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture, with a group of like-minded adventurers led by Marie.

9 days, 8 nights

8-10 people

Hotel (3 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night), Resort (4 nights)

6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

October 12th, 2024

October 20th, 2024

Inclusions

Accommodation - twin share

Transportation

English speaking guide

Hotel (3 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night), Resort (4 nights)

Bangkok – Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)

Ao Nang – Baan Na Teen village community experience and home-cooked dinner

Ao Nang – Four Islands Snorkelling Tour

Baan Nai Nang CBT village – village walk

Khao Ka Rot – sea kayaking

Ao Makham Beach – home cooked lunch & Mulberry leaf tea tasting

Phuket – Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation

Khao Lak – Lampi Waterfalls

Khao Lak – Tsunami Memorial Park

Exclusions

Travel insurance (required)

Flights

Your Host

Marie

Hi y’all! I’m Marie, 31 years old from Venezuela! I’m half Colombian, a full time nomad, and currently in Miami 📍 Florida. I speak Spanish, English, French and German fluently 🥰 I have lived in Nice France 🇫🇷 and the Vienna Austria 🇦🇹 Now I’m heading to to Asia to adventure myself! I love meeting people – I’m an Aries ♈️ super social, outspoken and easy going person 🔥Join me on my next adventures if you wanna make meaningful connections, and you are ready for something new !

Itinerary

Day 1 Bangkok

Welcome to Thailand, a land of rich cultural tapestry and bustling urban energy! Your adventure begins in the vibrant city of Bangkok, where ancient traditions seamlessly blend with modern sophistication. Upon your arrival, immerse yourself in the lively ambiance of the capital city, as you navigate through bustling streets alive with the buzz of tuk-tuks darting to and fro, the aroma of tantalizing street food wafting through the air, and traditional khlong boats gracefully gliding along the Chao Phraya River.

As the sun begins to set, gather with your fellow travelers for a welcome meeting at 6pm. Here, you’ll receive a warm introduction to your upcoming journey and get acquainted with your travel companions. If you happen to arrive ahead of schedule, seize the opportunity to explore the enchanting corners of Bangkok at your leisure. Perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the vibrant markets, where colorful stalls offer an array of local delicacies and handicrafts, or wander along the bustling thoroughfares to soak in the city’s dynamic energy. Later, reconvene with your group and embark on an immersive exploration of Khao San Road, a bustling tourist hub renowned for its vibrant nightlife, eclectic street vendors, and lively atmosphere—a perfect way to kickstart your Thai adventure!

Accommodation:

  • Nuovo City Hotel or similar

Meals:

  • None included

Day 2 Bangkok

Our day commences with a visit to Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn, a breathtaking landmark nestled along the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Following this enriching experience, the afternoon beckons with a myriad of optional activities. Delve into the iconic Grand Palace and the revered Temple of the Emerald Buddha, or journey to Wat Pho to marvel at Thailand’s largest reclining Buddha. Alternatively, embark on a scenic riverboat excursion to Chinatown or savor the tranquility of a leisurely longtail boat ride along the Chao Phraya River, offering glimpses into Bangkok’s charming canal network. As dusk descends, embark on an overnight train journey to Surat Thani, spanning approximately 13 hours.

Immerse yourself in the rhythms of Thailand as you settle into the comforts of the train, traversing through picturesque landscapes en route to Surat Thani. Unwind in your cozy berth and anticipate the adventures that await at your next destination. Whether you choose to revel in the elegance of the Grand Palace or cruise along the tranquil waterways of Bangkok, your journey promises an unforgettable blend of cultural discovery and scenic exploration.

Accommodation:

  • Overnight Sleeping Train – 2nd class (air conditioned)

Meals:

  • None included
Included activities
  • Bangkok – Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)

Special information

Sleeper trains are clean and air-conditioned, and beds are multi-share compartments with bunk bed padded berths with sheets, pillow and blanket provided (although some people prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet). Your baggage will travel in the carriage with you. There’s also a food and drink service available on board. Some may find the air conditioning on the train quite cold overnight so best to pack a jumper and some long pants.

Day 3 Ao Nang/Krabi

After arriving in Surat Thani, you’ll embark on a picturesque journey by bus, winding through the verdant landscapes of southern Thailand for approximately 2.5 hours until you reach the enchanting shores of Ao Nang. Nestled within the scenic Krabi Province, Ao Nang greets you with its vibrant atmosphere and bustling main street adorned with an array of open-air eateries, charming cafes, and lively bars. Take in the sights and sounds of this coastal gem as you stroll along the promenade, soaking up the tropical ambiance and warm hospitality.

Once settled in Ao Nang, you’ll have the opportunity to unwind on the pristine beaches, where soft sands meet turquoise waters, providing the perfect backdrop for relaxation and rejuvenation. Alternatively, delve into optional activities that showcase the region’s natural beauty, such as countryside cycling to explore hidden trails or indulging in a blissful beachside massage to soothe your senses. As the day unfolds, prepare for a cultural immersion in the quaint Baan Na Teen village, where you’ll participate in a hands-on Batik Making session.

Under the guidance of local artisans, unleash your creativity as you learn the traditional art of Batik, creating vibrant patterns on fabric using wax and dyes. Afterward, savor the flavors of authentic Thai cuisine during a home-cooked feast shared with a local family, fostering connections and creating memories that epitomize the warmth and hospitality of Thailand.

 Accommodation
  • Ibis Styles Kari Ao Nang or similar
 Meals
  • Dinner

Day 4 Ao Nang/Krabi

Set sail on an exhilarating speed boat adventure departing from the picturesque Ao Nang beach. Your journey will take you to some of the most iconic and breathtaking destinations in the region. Explore the mystical Phra Nang Cave, where ancient legends intertwine with stunning natural formations, creating an enchanting atmosphere unlike any other. Continue your exploration at the renowned Railey Beach, known for its pristine shores, towering limestone cliffs, and crystal-clear waters ideal for swimming and sunbathing.

Next, hop over to the idyllic islands of Koh Tup and Koh Gai, where white sandy beaches and turquoise waters beckon for relaxation and adventure. Dive into the inviting waters for a refreshing swim or don your snorkeling gear to discover the vibrant marine life thriving beneath the surface. As the afternoon sun begins to wane, return to Ao Nang beach, where you can bask in the warm glow of the setting sun and reflect on the day’s adventures.

In the evening, take a leisurely stroll along the bustling main street of Ao Nang, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere and lively energy of this coastal town. Then, gather with your fellow travelers for a delightful seafood dinner at a local restaurant, where you can indulge in the freshest catches of the day while swapping stories and sharing laughter under the stars.

 Accommodation
  • Ibis Styles Kari Ao Nang or similar
 Meals
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
 Included activities
  • Ao Nang – Four Islands Snorkelling Tour

Day 5 Khao Lak

Say goodbye to Ao Nang this morning as you set off on your journey to Khao Lak. Along the way, take a break at the renowned Community-based tourism initiative in Baan Nai Nang village, backed by the Mangrove Action Project. Here, immerse yourself in nature and local culture, spending a significant portion of the day. Hop into a kayak and explore the picturesque waterways, limestone cliffs, and lush mangrove forests at Khao Ka Rot, engaging in active exploration.

Upon returning to the village, treat yourself to a hearty home-cooked lunch after your invigorating adventure. Then, participate in a session on preparing and enjoying organic local mulberry leaf tea. Take a leisurely stroll through the village and its organic fruit orchards before reuniting with your group to continue the journey to Khao Lak, approximately a 3-hour drive away.

 Accommodation
  • Motive Cottage Hotel or similar
 Meals
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
 Included activities
  • Baan Nai Nang CBT village – village walk
  • Khao Ka Rot – sea kayaking
  • Ao Makham Beach – home cooked lunch & Mulberry leaf tea tasting

Day 6 Khao Lak

Indulge in a leisurely day in Khao Lak, where the possibilities are endless. For nature enthusiasts, an exploration of Lam Ru National Park awaits, offering a glimpse into Thailand’s diverse flora and fauna amidst lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and scenic hiking trails. Alternatively, embark on an unforgettable day trip to the Similan Islands or Surin Islands, renowned for their pristine beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and crystal-clear waters perfect for snorkeling and diving adventures.

If relaxation is on your agenda, retreat to the comfort of your hotel and unwind amidst tranquil surroundings. Lounge by the pool with a refreshing drink in hand, pamper yourself with a rejuvenating spa treatment, or simply soak up the sun on the pristine shores of Khao Lak Beach. Whatever your preference, Khao Lak offers the perfect setting for a day of rest and relaxation amidst the natural beauty of southern Thailand.

 Accommodation
  • Motive Cottage Hotel or similar
 Meals
  • Breakfast

Day 7 Phuket

Today, embark on a journey to Phuket, Thailand’s bustling tourist hub and its largest island, renowned for its vibrant energy and diverse offerings. Unlike the serene ambiance of the past few days, Phuket pulsates with a dynamic atmosphere, blending modern sophistication with tropical allure. Whether you’re craving modern luxuries or seeking authentic experiences, Phuket caters to every taste and preference. The journey to Phuket typically spans approximately 3 hours, setting the stage for an exciting adventure ahead.

Upon arrival, seize the opportunity to visit the Tsunami Memorial to pay your respects and reflect on the island’s resilience in the face of adversity. Next, venture to the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, a sanctuary dedicated to the protection of turtles and the preservation of marine biodiversity. Here, you’ll gain valuable insights into conservation efforts and have the chance to observe various turtle species in their natural habitat.

Continuing your journey, arrive at Kata Beach, where your accommodation awaits in the heart of this vibrant locale. With easy access to a plethora of amenities, including shops, restaurants, and nightclubs, Kata Beach promises a vibrant and unforgettable stay, ensuring that every moment on this iconic island is filled with excitement and adventure.

 Accommodation
  • Sawaddi Patong Resort and Spa or similar
 Meals
  • Breakfast
 Included activities
  • Phuket – Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation
  • Khao Lak – Lampi Waterfalls
  • Khao Lak – Tsunami Memorial Park

Day 8 Phuket

While it’s tempting to spend your days basking in the sun and marveling at the stunning coastline, Phuket presents an abundance of activities to keep you engaged. From thrilling Thai boxing exhibitions to dazzling cabaret shows, the island offers endless opportunities for entertainment and adventure.

For those craving exploration amidst pristine islands and azure waters, a day trip to the enchanting Phi Phi and Khai Nok islands is highly recommended. Khai Nok, in particular, stands out as a tiny gem surrounded by powdery white sands, perfect for indulging in swimming and snorkeling adventures.

Alternatively, nature enthusiasts can embark on a meaningful visit to the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, where they can observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat and learn about their behavior and histories. As your time in Phuket comes to an end, consider gathering your fellow travelers for a celebratory dinner, reminiscing about the unforgettable experiences shared throughout your journey.

Accommodation
  • Sawaddi Patong Resort and Spa or similar
 Meals
  • Breakfast

Day 9 Farewell

After breakfast, it’s time to check out and bid farewell to your new friends. Departure transfer arrangements can be made as needed.

Trip Photos

Important Notes

ARRIVAL:
Make sure your travel plans allow you to arrive at the accommodation by the scheduled guest meeting time. More information on this will be provided once the trip is confirmed.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
Be sure to check entry requirements based on the passport that you will be travelling with.

TRIP CONFIRMATION:
A trip is listed as PENDING until the minimum guest numbers are reached, at which point the trip becomes CONFIRMED. Guests will be notified when a trip becomes CONFIRMED.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Travel insurance is required, and this will need to organised independently. There are a number of travel insurance comparison websites available. We do not recommend organising this until your trip is CONFIRMED. TIP: If you have a credit card there may be travel insurance included as part of your benefits, so check with your bank.

BOOKING FLIGHTS:
We do not recommend booking flights until your trip is CONFIRMED.

BOOKING T&Cs:
We recommend you familiarise yourself with our Booking Terms & Conditions for more information about our booking, deposit and cancellation policies.

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