Southern Thailand Trip: 9 Days
Heavenly white-sand beaches, tropical weather, and legendary parties await you. Taking you to the best spots, our 9-day Southern Thailand trips will blow your mind.
Live it up in Bangkok, travel to the southern paradises of Railay, Koh Phi Phi and end in Phuket.
From the Buddhist culture to its unrivaled cuisine to the characteristic smile of the locals, every last second spent in Thailand is one to remember!
Day 1 (Bangkok)
Arrive in Bangkok, the city of dreams, the land of smiles, the start of the best goddamn 9 days of your life. We’re ready and waiting at the airport to pick you up. So grab your bags, and we’re on our way! We take you to our first hotel where you can chillax, no really that’s it’s name. Chillax resort and it’s a beauty! The afternoon is free to spend as you please, it’s been a long flight, so connect to the wifi and order any and every cocktail that contains a funky umbrella or colourful straw. Start your boujee adventure as you mean to go on, right? We stay close to the famous Khao San road so if you fancy getting out of the hotel, check it out, grab a massage or hit up the markets! In the evening we meet up with the rest of the group and the legends you’ll be spending the next 9 days with. It’s our first night, so we grab a welcome dinner and see where the night takes us.
Day 2 (Bangkok)
How was your first night? Of course, it was out of this world. You’re in Bangkok, and there really is no place like it! Chill out in the morning, swap Instagrams with your new pals and whack out those sunnies you bought after one too many cocktails last night. In the afternoon we take private transport to the Grand Palace. Dazzling, spectacular, dripping in elegance and gold the Grand Palace is the most famous landmark in Bangkok, so it’s only right we visit. We learn about Thai history and culture and take a look around. We head back and get suited and booted, well grab a shower and put on some fresh clothes, as tonight we’re heading to one of Bangkok’s most famous sky towers. The views are insane, the cocktails delicious and the company? Well, it doesn't get any better! Afterwards, we explore some of Bangkok’s hidden bars. Top secret. We won’t tell if you won’t.
Day 3 (Railay Beach)
Today we bid farewell to Bangkok, it’s been Thai-rific. We’re sad to leave, but it’s time to hit up the islands. Premium style! First stop Krabi! We catch a flight in the afternoon and check into our luxury hotel. A beautiful resort located in Railay, relax by the infinity pool surrounded by limestone mountains. Yeah, we’ve taken you to paradise. Freshen up before hitting the beach. We’re sailing into the sunset, Disney style. Well, not quite, we’re kayaking, but the experience is just as magical. GoPros at the ready, as we kayak into the hidden gem of Phra Nang Cave. A tru-ly authentic Thai experience, known to bring good fortune and fertility from the legend that is Phra Nang sea princess goddess herself. As the sun goes down, we paddle back to the beach where cocktails are calling our name. Hey, we’ve worked up a sweat. It’s only right we have a daiquiri or 5.
Day 4 (Railay Beach)
Rise and shine! It’s an early one, we leave the hotel around 8 am and take a hike up to one of Thailand’s most famous viewpoints. The views are breathtaking, the hike, maybe a little breathtaking too.. But so worth it when you get to the top! Insta worthy shots for sure. *This morning's hike is optional if you fancy a lay in!* In the afternoon we'll adventure out! We'll spend the rest of your day rock climbing limestone cliffs and sea the stunning sea from up high! In the evening we hit up the best beach bars for a well needed and deserved drink. Boujee cocktails only, please.
Day 5 (Phi Phi)
Next stop Phi Phi island! Phi Phi is famous for many things other than the filming of a young Leonardo Dicaprio in The Beach. Hey, he’s gorgeous, and we’re still swooning..We love Leo, both the babe and the Thai beer. But Phi Phi is so much more than that. Golden sandy beaches, pristine blue waters. It’s heaven. We catch the boat across and once arriving the afternoon is yours to do as you please. Catch some zzz’s on the beach, grab an acai bowl smoothie or relax in our fancy-ass hotel. There’s no better place to watch the sun go down than the famous Phi Phi viewpoint, so we head there for sunset. Grab your TruFam in close, the skies are golden orange and candy floss purple. Pure perfection. Phi Phi’s nightlife is POPPIN. So if you fancy partying your flip flops off, or watching a wild fire show on the beach, well we’re with you every step on the way. What happens in Phi Phi stays in Phi Phi right?
Day 6 (Phi Phi)
Wake up to the sounds of the waves, the fresh, crisp sea air, walk outside you’re in paradise. It’s a chilled one before we jump on a speed boat to explore. James Bond style. Sunglasses on, wind in your hair, we’re island hopping in style! We sail the turquoise blue waters, speed through the emerald green scenic views. Trust us, there’s nowhere else you’d rather be in the world. We hit the gems that are Monkey Island, (no really there’s monkey’s there) Viking Cave and Pileh Lagoon. All as different and tru-ly spectacular as the next. Like we said we don’t do average, we do bucket list ticking, mind-blowingly awesome. Jump in! We spend the afternoon snorkelling and swimming and having some delicious lunch onboard. Bliss. We watch the sun go down as the night comes alive, and the plankton shines bright.. Anyone fancy an evening dip? Another unbelievable day brought to you by us, you’re very welcome.
Day 7 (Phuket)
Today we say goodbye to Phi Phi, we miss you already and catch the ferry and a minivan over to Phuket. The largest of the Thai islands! So go big, explore! The afternoon is free to chill and do whatever you fancy! From action to relaxation Phuket’s got it all, your group leader can point you in the right direction for any afternoon activities you want to tick off that bucket list. We’ve got a big day tomorrow, so let’s unwind. I think a luxurious massage or spa treatment courtesy of yours Tru-ly will do. Yeah, we know how to spoil you ;)
Day 8 (Phuket)
Today is our last full day together and what a trip it’s been! So we head to the local elephant sanctuary to visit Thailand’s national animal. We get up close with these friendly giants and learn how they are rehabilitated and cared for day to day. Animal welfare is extremely close to our hearts at Tru, and the elephants here are free to roam and are not here for the entertainment of tourists. We educate ourselves and use this opportunity to distribute funds to programmes that do good. Hey, it’s an El of a morning! ;) We arrive back early afternoon and have a few hours to get ready for our final night! Go big or go home! We head to one of Phuket’s most famous spots for sunset in Promthep Cape and have a delicious dinner on the beach and see where the night takes us. It’s our last night, so it’s only right we make it one to remember... We can already taste the sex on the beach..cocktails.
Day 9 (Phuket)
Check out day, we’re not crying you are. Have a chilled morning, It’s been an unreal 9 days of exploring Thailand in true comfort in style. Backpacking but make it boujee, you get the drift. All good things must come to an end, and we’re gutted to see you leave. Your group leader is on hand for and any onward travel plans you may have, or even an impromptu sadness induced hug. All the important stuff. You’re a member of the family now so let’s not say goodbye but see you soon. In the words of Arnie. Hasta La Vista Baby.
Please note: The above itinerary is subject to change. A confirmed Free & Easy trip itinerary with exact routing will be provided at least 30 days prior to trip departure.
IMPORTANT: If you are doing a combo trip and booking your own flights, please contact us to confirm the start and end point of your trip.
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See below for more details about what else is included in this amazing adventure.
Included Experiences - TH09
- Bangkok sky bar
- Grand Palace
- Elephant sanctuary
- Spa treatments
- Phr Nang cave visit
- Phi Phi viewpoint
- Promthep Cape
- Sunset kayaking
- Rockclimbing lessons
Accommodation - TH09
All accommodations - We send our trip planners to each of our destinations so they can do on the ground, research. Checking for the best location, comfort and vibe that we can get for our budget while also supporting local businesses.
Transportation - TH09
All transport - This trip will find us takin private A/C vans, tuk tuks, ferries, long tail boats and a domestic flight.
Meals - TH09
- 8 x breakfast
- 1 x dinner
Leaders - TH09
1-2 group leaders - Our staff is consistently ranked as the #1 reason that people loved their trips. We meet most of our leaders while traveling with them so we can see in person if they are fun yet responsible, cool yet down to earth, professional yet laid back. This creates that perfect mix which makes our "tours" feel like a group of friends.
Not Included - TH09
- All meals and drinks (except those mentioned above)
- Activities outside of the ones listed above (optional activities are not included)
- Any Visa or Visa fees