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8 Day Thailand City & Island Taster TourFrom $1472.50pp

From the bustling city of Bangkok to the tropical beaches of Koh Phangan, you’ll experience a true taste of Thailand with this unforgettable adventure tour.

Start your tour in the exciting capital city of Bangkok. Explore the bustling streets, visit the markets and hop on a tuk tuk to visit the prestigious Wat Arun and Wat Pho temples. Admire the city from a boat ride along the Chao Praya River Taling Chan, enjoy a Thai massage, and head South to discover the stunning Khao Sok National Park. Admire the limestone mountains and spend the night in an overwater bungalow. Visit the hidden gem of Bottle Beach, only accessible by boat, and experience a local Muay Thai lesson. Enjoy an island boat trip around Ko Phangan, snorkel the turquoise waters and hit up the local bars. This tour provides the perfect combination of adventure, party, nature, and good times! What are you waiting for? It’s time to experience Thailand!

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Thailand City & Island Taster Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok & Meet Your Group

After being picked up from the airport, check into your hostel and enjoy the freedom of exploring Bangkok City. Meet your new travel group and get to know them over a drink (or five!) on the infamous Khao San Road. Known for its colourful bars, loud music, and thrilling atmosphere, it’s regularly been described as a backpackers haven and is the perfect way to start off your adventure!

Day 2: Explore Bangkok

Bangkok is awesome, and there’s so much to explore. Hop into a tuk-tuk and explore the iconic gold reclining Buddha at Wat Pho temple. Enjoy views of the city on a long tail boat drifting down the Chao Praya River, a really unique way of taking in the sights of Bangkok. Enjoy free time this afternoon to do as you please, whether it be shopping at the markets or sampling delicious street food. Meet back up for dinner and drinks at Khao San Road For another night on the town.

Day 3: Travel to Khao Sok National Park

Enjoy a relaxing morning with a Thai massage and say goodbye to Bangkok. Today you’ll be boarding an overnight train that’ll take you to Khao Sok National Park. You’ll have your very own comfy berth on the train, and you’ll get to spend some quality time with your new mates. The scenery on this train going from the cityscape to the countryside and limestone mountains is definitely something you won’t forget any time soon.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Khao Sok National Park

Once you’ve arrived in Khao Sok National Park, you’ll be taken to your floating bungalows via traditional longtail boat. What an epic place to spend the night! On the way, stop off at some gorgeous picture worthy sights and take a quick dip in the cool water. From your bungalows, you can go kayaking or chill out with a cold beer on a floating tube, with the breathtaking backdrop of limestone mountains surrounding you.

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Travel to Ko Phangan

Start your day waking up in your serene floating bungalow, and maybe indulge in a refreshing dip in the freshwater lake before breakfast. Following a leisurely morning, travel towards Ko Phangan, an enchanting island off Thailand’s East Coast. Once there, head straight to Bottle Beach which is definitely a favourite among backpackers. This secluded gem is only accessible by boat, and offers pristine beauty and serenity. You’ll have the entire place almost entirely to yourselves, staying in cosy beach bungalows right by the water’s edge. Unwind on the beach or at the bar for the rest of the day. In the evening, gather around for a delightful beachside dinner followed by a captivating bonfire and fire show under the stars.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: Muay Thai Lesson

After a relaxing wake up call with the wonderful sounds of waves rolling on the beach, enjoy your morning and have a go at some fun activities on offer. Go kayaking, play some volleyball, trek to the viewpoint or simply relax in the sun. Then, it’s time for a Muay Thai boxing lesson! Thailand’s national sport, you’ll leave feeling strong, energised, and sweaty. Rinse off in the ocean and spend your evening enjoying the beachside bar and awesome atmosphere.

Day 7: Ko Phangan Boat Trip

Today it’s sailing time. Enjoy a boat tour of this magical island, stopping off for some beach activities and snorkelling excursions. Enjoy lunch on the island, soak up some sun, cool off in the water and spend time bonding with your travel mates. Get back to the island for a sunset dinner and drinks and an evening dancing on the beach to make the most of your last night in Ko Phangan.

Meals included: Lunch

Day 8: Chilled Checkout

Sadly, today is checkout day and time to wave a farewell to your new travel mates. But that doesn’t mean this is goodbye forever! Continue your onward journey and maybe head on to explore the rest of South East Asia. What an epic 8 days it’s been!

Inclusions & Extras


  • 7x Nights Accommodation
  • 5x Meals
  • All Transport Including Airport Transfers
  • Travel Guide 
  • Chao Phraya River Cruise
  • Floating Bungalows
  • Bottle Beach
  • Muay Thai Lesson
  • Wat Arun Temple visit
  • Wat Pho temple visit
  • Thai Massage
  • Overnight train
  • Kayaking & tubing
  • Ko Phangan Boat Trip


  • Visas
  • Any meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Flights to and from Bangkok/Ko Phangan
  • Travel Insurance

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

8 Day Thailand City & Island Taster Tour

Informative Guides, All Accommodation, Some Meals & Activities


What to bring

  • Passport & Flight Tickets
  • Arrival Information
  • Travel Insurance Documents
  • Light Rain Jacket
  • Insect Repellant

Pick Ups & Departures

This trip begins in Bangkok and finishes in Ko Phangan.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

TruTravel Terms & Conditions

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames:

Cancellations more than 60 days: Loss of deposit.

Cancellations 60 days of less: 100% of trip cost.

Free airport pickup is provided if arriving less than 48 hours before the start of the tour and booked the pre-nights directly with TruTravels at the start hotel.

If you’re arriving the day of the tour you will also be eligible for airport pick up.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?

All bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.

What should I do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?

You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.

Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?

Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.

What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?

Some tours have extra costs and you should be aware that there may be added expenses. These expenses will differ for each service provider, but some of the more usual extras are: EMC tax, stinger suit hire, luggage storage, sleeping bag hire, linen hire, national park fee, food, insurance, accommodation, equipment hire, petrol levy, etc. We will alert you to extra costs to the extent reasonably practicable. However, you must also check with each individual service provider when you re-confirm your booking.

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance, please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

How do I know if my trip is BYO?

Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.

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