Bangkok to the Southern Beaches

9 Days / 8 Nights
Bangkok to the Southern Beaches


  • Shop for souvenirs at the famous floating market
  • Take a boat trip to discover a sacred mountain cave
  • Relax on the beautiful beaches of Krabi, Phuket and Phi Phi
Bangkok, Chumporn, Hua HIn, Krabi, Phi Phi, Phuket

Experience Overview

Head south from Bangkok to discover the sights of Southern Thailand. There’s plenty of stops along the way to discover the laidback culture, untouched jungle and stunning natural beauty. And we get to spend time on tropical shores, exploring the paradise beaches of Krabi, Phi Phi and Phuket.

Sample Itinerary

Early morning depart from Bangkok. We’ll travel approximately 100km outside Bangkok to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market to discover the Bangkok of old, when life took place on the rivers and waterways. An exhilarating and scenic ride on a longtail speedboat will take us past riverside villages and fruit plantations, before entering the vibrant market. Here, vendors sell tropical fruits, exotic vegetables and aromatic snacks from small wooden sampans on the water, while stalls on the dockside are laden with local handicrafts, wood carvings, assorted silks and other trinkets. It’s a great place to buy souvenirs and get an insight into Thailand’s rural culture.

After lunch in a local restaurant, we’ll continue our journey to Hua Hin. Along the way, we’ll visit Phra Nakhon Khiri, the famous summer palace also known as Khao Wang, which means ‘Palace on the Hill’. In its heyday, this was a thriving complex of religious buildings, villas and throne rooms. It was used by several former kings as a summer palace and a place to entertain important guests.

On arrival in Hua Hin, check into the hotel and overnight.

After breakfast we’ll begin our journey to Chumphorn, the gateway to the southern provinces.

On the way, we’ll make a stop at Sam Roi Yod National Park which meansThree Hundred Mountain Peaks’. This coastal national park is home to mountain-caves, freshwater marshes and hundreds of limestone peaks covered in lush greenery. We’ll take a boat to a beach at the base of one of the mountains, and then hike up to the magnificent Cave of Phaya Nakhon. Inside this revered cave is an exquisite Thai-style pavilion, built by the beloved King Rama V. It is located beneath an opening in the roof of the cave, through which the sunlight streams through.

Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

On arrival in Chumphorn, check into the hotel and overnight.

After breakfast, we’ll head further south towards Krabi.

We’ll stop in Surat Thani to visit the Wat Phra Boromathat Chaiya Rata Worawihan. This elaborate temple is one of the most important and beautiful Buddhist temples in the province. The ancient chedi has been built in Srivijaya style with many golden ornaments, and is an iconic symbol of Surat Thani.

Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

On arrival in Krabi, check into the hotel and overnight.

Wake up to a hearty breakfast in the hotel. The day is at leisure to relax, enjoy the hotel facilities or venture out to explore and enjoy the beaches.

The province of Krabi is one of the most relaxing and laidback in all of Thailand. It features stunning scenery with many offshore islands boasting white sand beaches and turquoise water.

Accommodation in Krabi.

After breakfast, we’ll leave Krabi behind and set off to the well-known island of Phuket. Our journey will follow the coast of the Andaman Sea and take us through Phang Nga province.

The dazzling island of Phuket is famous for its beaches – some laidback and mellow; while others are bustling with watersports and fun activities. There’s also fascinating Sino-Portuguese architecture in Phuket town, glittering temples, lively nightlife, offshore islands and spicy southern-style cuisine.

Overnight in Phuket.

Note: Operated with local transportation provided by us (no guide).

After breakfast, we’ll depart to the harbor for the boat to the famous Phi Phi Islands.

The two main islands are Phi Phi Leh, a small uninhabited island; and Phi Phi Don where the hotels are located within beautiful bays and on white sand beaches.

On arrival, we can relax, explore and enjoy the beaches. Overnight on Phi Phi Island.

Note: Operated with local transportation provided by us (no guide).

Wake up to the incredible scenery and enjoy the hotel’s breakfast.

The day is free for swimming, sailing or just relaxing on the sand. Overnight on Phi Phi Island.

After breakfast it’s time to return by boat to Phuket for our last night in Thailand. Overnight in Phuket.

Note: Operated without guide and with local transportation


After breakfast in the hotel, there’s free time until the transfer to the airport for the flight to the next destination.

Note: Operated by local guide and transportation.

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