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Overview

What better way to enjoy Thailand’s tropical paradise than with an island-hopping beach break? Cruise out to Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui for nine days of seaside bliss. Escape the touristic parts of the islands, heading for more remote corners where charming hotels and quieter beaches await.

Trip Highlights

East Coast Boutique Island Hopping

Cruise the Gulf of Thailand

Travel from island to island by catamaran, enjoying great views of the clear waters and distant islands.

Stay in charming accommodation

Escape from the touristic side of the islands and stay in quieter beaches in smaller, quieter hotels.

Explore Ang Thong National Park

Take an optional full day cruise through the Park’s 42 islands to see unspoiled nature, above and below water.

Itinerary

1

Chumphon – Koh Tao

Chumphon Airport – Thung Makham Noi Pier (61.5 km): 1.31 hr Chumphon Train Station – Thung Makham Noi Pier (25.7 km): 41 min

Take the overnight train the night before or fly with Nok Air to Chumphon (supplemental charge).

Upon arrival at Chumphon Airport, walk straight to the Lomphraya boat counter to board a join transfer (no guide escort) to the pier. From there, hop aboard a catamaran boat and then set sail for Koh Tao.

Upon arrival on the island, take a join local transfer provided by the hotel to the hotel for check in and spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight on Koh Tao.

2

Koh Tao

After breakfast at the resort the rest of the day is free at leisure. Lounge the day away on one of the gorgeous beaches on the island, go snorkelling in the translucent waters, do a bit of independent exploration or simply relax in the tropical ambience of the hotel.

Overnight on Koh Tao.

3

Koh Tao – Koh Phangan

Haadtien Beach Resort – Mae Had Pier Koh Tao (1.9 km): 5 min Thongsala Pier – Buri Rasa Village Koh Phangan (18 km): 57 min

After breakfast at the resort, embark on a join local transfer provided by the hotel to the pier and take another catamaran cruise to the island of Koh Phangan. (Thrice daily: 6:00 / 9:30 / 15:00). Upon arrival at the pier on Koh Phangan, be met and greeted by the hotel’s representative and be transferred in a private transport to the hotel and spend the rest of the day either relaxing or exploring the island.

Overnight on Koh Phangan.

4

Koh Phangan

After breakfast at the hotel, the rest of the day is free to spend at leisure. Relax some of the gorgeous white sand beaches, mingle with locals and other visitors to the island, sip cocktails at a charming beachside tiki bar or lounge the day away by the pool.

Overnight on Koh Phangan.

5

Koh Phangan – Koh Samui

Buri Rasa Village Koh Phangan - Thongsala Pier (18 km): 57 min Mae Nam Pier - Buri Rasa Village Resort & Spa Samui (12.1 km): 28 min

After breakfast at the resort, receive a private transfer to the pier and board a join speedboat to Koh Samui. Upon arrival on Koh Samui, continue on a private transfer to the hotel for check in. The rest of the day is free to explore the island independently. Be sure to check out some of the great nightlife that the island has to offer after dark.

Overnight on Koh Samui.

6

Koh Samui

After breakfast at the hotel, the rest of the day is free to spend at leisure. Relax on a beach or take part in some optional activities. 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Half Day The Local Life Samui (Private)

Be picked up at either 08:30 or 13:30. Spend a half day exploring Koh Samui’s interior, stepping away from the beaches and discovering what life is like in this tropical paradise. Start with a visit to the island’s famous landmarks including the Big Buddha and Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks. Then drive up to Chaweng viewpoint for fabulous views over the coastline and the sea.

Then continue into the island’s centre, visiting a fresh market. Meet with locals who have come to do their daily shopping and learn about the different items for sale. Continue with a walk through a nearby fishing village, getting a chance to observe the daily lives and activities of the fishermen.

Next up is a tour of the Magic Alambic Rum Distillery. See how the island’s famous rum is made and take a sample of the smooth brew. Then move on to another cottage industry. Visit a coconut plantation and see how these abundant fruits are grown, collected and processed for eating and drinking.

Cap off the day with a cool drink at one of the island’s many cafes, providing the perfect opportunity to people watch and reflect on the day’s local excursion.

Time: 08:30 – 13:30 / 13:30 – 18:30

Departure: Daily

Note:

  • Not operate during Songkran’s festival on 13-14 April

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Full Day Marine Yachting Angthong by the Naga (Join)

Be picked up at 08:30. Explore a tropical paradise in southern Thailand with this Ang Thong National Park tour. Board the M/S Naga, an elegant wooden yacht, and sail from Koh Samui. Cruise across the open sea for 30 kilometres to reach Ang Thong. The ship will weave around the 42 islands of the National Park, stopping often to explore the pristine landscapes. Swim and snorkel in the clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand and see an abundance of colourful tropical fish and vibrant coral. After exploring the underwater wonders, go ashore some of the islands to see their remarkable landscapes. Take short treks through the unspoiled forests for fabulous views of the park’s limestone mountains and beaches. Keep an eye out for exotic wildlife such as monkeys, sea eagles, otters and other unique species.

A highlight of the day is a visit to Emerald Lake on Koh Mae Island. Climb up a winding staircase for views of this stunning green saltwater lake. Continue exploring the island and its stunning beach before returning to the Naga.

Cruise back to Samui in the early evening, watching the sun dip low into the sky as this day in paradise comes to a close. (L)

Time: 08:30 – 18:30

Departure: Tuesdays & Thusdays only (during high season, but if the demand is high enough, another departure day is Sundays.

Note:                   

  • Join-in tour, a minimum of 2 persons is required.
  • Angthong National Marine Park is closed on 01 Nov – 15 Dec because of bad weather conditions.

Overnight on Koh Samui.

7

Koh Samui Departure

Buri Rasa Village Resort & Spa – Samui Airport (4.4 km): 11 min

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before meeting with the guide and driver receiving a private transfer to Samui Airport for an onward flight.

Important Information

Our services include:

  • Hotel accommodation in shared twin / double room
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Tour & transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking local guide
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Roundtrip joint-in shuttle boat transfers between Koh Tao – Koh Phangan – Koh Samui, no guide on the boat.
  • Roundtrip transfers on Koh Tao and Koh Phangan between the resort and pier.

Our services do not include:

  • International and domestic flights (quoted separately).
  • Meals other than mentioned above
  • Visa services
  • Camera/video entrance fees.
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance, tips, visa
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above.

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