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Full Moon Island Hopper

Experience
Tour
Destination
Thailand
Duration
16 days
Ages
18+
Operated by
TruTravels

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Jan 2023, and closing very soon.

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Trip overview

Is there anywhere more beautiful in the world than Thailand? We’re taking you on a 16 Thai-refic journey starting in Bangkok and ending in Phuket! Buckle up it’s going to be a wild ride! We’re taking you overnight in Bottle Beach, the ultimate TruExclusive! Partying till the sun comes up at the famous Full Moon Party and we’ve got more beach days than a shipwrecked pirate. Feel the local culture, try out the tastiest Thai cuisine, sit back and watch as the sun sets in one of South East Asia’s most popular countries! Will this be the best 16 days of your life? You bet-thai believe it! 

Inclusions

What's Included

  • Bangkok River Cruise & Temples
  • Thai Massage
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Floating Bungalows
  • Swimming
  • Tubing & Kayaking Boat Trip Around Koh Phangan
  • Snorkelling & Waterfalls (Seasonal)
  • Bottle Beach
  • Muay Thai Lesson
  • Slip N Fly, Sunset Pool Party, Full Moon Party, Koh Tao & Koh Nang Yuan Day Trip
  • Phi Phi Island Boat Trip
  • Phuket Wave Simulator Surfing
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Meals

1 breakfast, 2 lunches

Accommodation

15 Nights accommodation in hotels, floating bungalows and bottle beach bungalows. 

Transportation

All transport includes private van, overnight train and two ferry boats. 

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Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

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Trip itinerary

Day 1

Like on all of our trips, we can collect you from the airport when you land and take you directly to your hotel. The first day is just a check-in day so you have this freedom to explore the city and get settled in. Spend time bonding with your new group of pals before hitting the infamous Khao San Road in the evening for drinks.

Day 2

This day is spent taking in the sights of the capital on the water as we travel by longtail boat along the Chao Phraya River. This is a great way to explore Bangkok and experience some of Thailand’s heritage. Then we head to two prestigious temples – Wat Arun and Wat Pho, to see the very impressive giant, gold reclining Buddha statue. The rest of the day is free for exploring. You may wish to indulge a little and do a spot of shopping so you can take advantage of the cheap prices! Then in the evening, we meet again for dinner, drinks and more group bonding.

Day 3

Relax this morning with a traditional Thai massage before we travel overnight on the train down south where we swap the hustle and bustle of city life in Bangkok for the tranquil lakes of stunning Khao Sok National Park – situated in the Surat Thani province of Thailand.

Day 4

Take a longtail boat out to the amazing floating bungalows whilst stopping along the way to cool off with a quick dip and dive. Try out a spot of kayaking or simply chill with a beer in a tube in front of the breathtaking backdrop of this limestone mountain range. The freshwater lake is surrounded by rainforest and looks similar to something out of Jurassic Park! Truly an experience not to be missed!

Day 5

Wake up to the beautiful views of the lake before enjoying a spot of breakfast. We will then catch a bus and then ferry to Koh Phangan. When we arrive, we go straight to a secluded paradise: Bottle Beach – Our favourite beach in the world. The beautiful, peaceful surroundings make this place so special and we pretty much get the whole place to ourselves. Relax here for the rest of the afternoon, enjoy a bit of volleyball, sunbathing or swimming. In the evening, we can enjoy dinner and some cocktails on the beach next to a campfire with our own private fire show.

Day 6

Wake up to the calming sound of waves rolling on the beach. You will have a free morning to make the most of your surroundings and take it all in. You can go kayaking, play volleyball, top up the tan, go trekking to viewpoints or catch up on some sleep. In the afternoon, we are collected and taken to a local gym to try our hand at a bit of Muay Thai boxing, Thailand’s national sport. We then head to our awesome accommodation, a beach hostel where we will spend the final two nights. For those who fancy a few evening drinks, we can head to Haad Rin to explore some of the coolest bars around the island.

Day 7

Setting out on a voyage around Koh Phangan. We spend the day taking in the amazing tropical island scenery, stopping for some snorkelling at the coolest hotspots before visiting Than Sadet waterfall (seasonal). You might think it couldn’t get any better but it does… we have a complementary bucket, flowing bar and food throughout the day with music.

Day 8

Get ready for an epic day party! Slip n Fly is one of the latest attractions of Koh Phangan. Featuring one of the biggest and craziest water slides in Southern Asia. We spend the day here so you can choose to chillax on the day beds or attempt the slides. Don’t worry if you are not a big fan of heights or water slides, this place has much more to offer. It’s actually a day party with DJ’s, games, a volleyball pool, bar, looooooads of sunbeds and chill out areas and of course the constant entertainment of watching other backpackers throw themselves down the slides. Then in the evening we will meet in our hostel for a UV painting session to get us ready for the Full Moon Experience. We will take you to the best pre-drinking spots before hitting up the full moon party in TruTravels style! Those of you hardcore enough to make it to sunrise (the best bit) may even get to join us at the after-party which starts at 6am! No rest for the wicked.

Day 9

Today is set aside for recovery. We felt you would probably want some chill time to recharge your batteries after the big night so the only planned activity today is a nice Thai massage and possibly a film at a local bar. Unless you are one of those crazy party animals that decided to join us at the after-party!

Day 10

Jump aboard a ferry and head over to Koh Tao or ‘Turtle Island’ where we will spend the next 2 nights. (Recently voted ‘Best Island in S.E. Asia’ in a Trip Advisor survey). We stay in town, only 5 mins from the beautiful Sairee beach. Once checked in and settled, we’ll meet up for dinner and drinks.

Day 11

Today we grab a boat ride from Koh Tao across to the adjoining and amazingly beautiful island of Koh Nang Yuan. Here we can snorkel in the Japanese gardens and trek up to the incredible views to get some postcard-worthy pics of the adjoining beaches and bays. After we head back to Koh Tao we will have some free time before meeting for dinner and jumping on the famous Koh Tao Pub Crawl!

Day 12

Get active or soak up some rays on this free day. For those looking for a chilled-out beach day, we can arrange a taxi around to Tanote Bay, one of our favourite spots on the island. In the evening, we will jump on the night ferry over to the mainland where we are picked up by our private minibus (with tunes & DVD player) and taken over to the West coast and our next stop, the famous Phi Phi Islands.

Day 13

Once arriving into Phi Phi we will check in to our accommodation and take a trek up to the stunning viewpoint across the island. So worth the walk! In the evening, we’ll head out to explore the lively nightlife on the island.

Day 14

Today we’ll take a boat out around the surrounding islands. First stop, Monkey Island; we’ll get up close (not too close though) to the local inhabitants. We’ll also stop at the Viking Caves, and swing-out past the entrance to Maya Bay (where they actually filmed ‘The Beach’) Lunch is included on the boat, and after sunset, we go swimming with the phosphorescence (glow in the dark plankton).

Day 15

Today celebrates the final night of an awesome trip! We hop on the island boat over to Phuket, the largest of the Thai islands where we finish the trip. In the evening, we will explore the wonders of Phuket & Patong!

Day 16

Today we say farewell but don’t worry as we can help you sort out all of your onward travel from Phuket, whether it’s back to Bangkok for a flight home or the next leg of your Thailand adventure! Just let us know your plan and we can point you in the right direction!

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