Discover Dreamy Beaches and Castaway Coves

2-Week Thailand Itinerary - River Kwai & Island Hopping

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Duration14 days / 13 nights (flexible)

DepartureDeparts every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

ItineraryBangkok - River Kwai - Koh Yao Yai - Ko Lanta - Ko Hai

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During this exotic Thailand holiday you’ll escape to some of Thailand’s most idyllic tropical hideaways in stunning natural surroundings where you can lie on the beach listening to the sea lapping against the shore. After a couple of nights in Bangkok, you’ll journey via the River Kwai to spectacular waterfalls near Kanchanaburi. Next you’ll take a short flight to Phuket and be whisked away to the paradise beaches of  Koh Yao Yai. Then, it’s onwards to Ko Lanta where you can watch spectacular sunsets from your hammock and learn the art of Thai cooking. Finally, you’ll relax on the sun-drenched beaches of Ko Hai in the less-visited tropical Trang archipelago.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Arrival airport transfer in Bangkok
  • 2 domestic flights
  • Excursions as described

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Bright Lights of Bangkok

You’ll arrive in the bustling capital of Bangkok and stay on the riverside of Chao-Phraya, with a rooftop pool, and just a short walk to the famous Khao San Road. The following morning we’ll arrange a thrilling full day excursion that will give you a taste of life in Bangkok. You’ll discover local communities, learn about the history and finish the afternoon with a refreshing drink at a roof-top bar.

Thailand Bangkok skyline night

The River and the Railway

After an early breakfast you’ll start your trip to the River Kwai as part of a small group. First you will visit a market before heading to the Hellfire Pass Museum where you can learn all about the haunting history of this region. In the afternoon a longtail boat will take you upstream to your accommodation for the night, a floating raft house lit by flickering oil lamps.

river kwai view thailand

After a peaceful night’s sleep in your floating hut you’ll you’ll visit the Erawan Waterfalls, a spectacular collection of waterfalls. As you climb why not take a plunge in one of the clear pools to cool off. Next it’s time to board the train for a trip across the Burma ‘Death’ Railway. During the ride you’ll see panoramic views of the River Kwai and visit the Bridge over the River Kwai. You’ll spend the second night of this trip in a small, cosy riverside resort in Kanchanaburi.

Secret Islands and Snorkelling Lagoons

This is paradise in a nutshell. Of all of the islands in Thailand, Ko Yao Yai is one of the least developed – a perfect spot for travellers seeking a desert island experience. Ko Yao Yai lies in an inland sea south of Thailand, surrounded by uninhabited rocky islands that thrust up from the water, full of secluded coves and tiny, hidden bays. Ko Yao Yai itself has a few residents, but hardly any tourists at all. You’ll spend two nights on Ko Yao Yai island, staying in a beach bungalow on a white powdery palm-lined beach. The day after you arrive, you’ll take a daytrip to hidden lagoons, abandoned beaches and superb snorkelling spots.

Rafting through the rocks on ko yao yai thailand

Discover the Flavours of Ko Lanta

As well as vast stretches of white sand and swaying coconut palms, Thailand is also famous for it’s cuisine. From spicy coconut curries and stir-fried noodles to fresh papaya salad and crispy spring rolls, it’s easy to find something truly mouth-watering. During this trip to the tropical island of Ko Lanta you’ll take a cooking class and learn how to make some of these tasty dishes for yourself. You’ll stay in a comfortable wooden bungalow, just a short walk from the island’s natural rainforest and rugged coastline. You’ll have plenty of time to relax on the peach-sand beach and savour the easy going atmosphere.

Ko Lanta Thailand beach

Relaxing on Robinson Crusoe Island

Just off the coast in Southern Thailand, far away from the tourist masses, lies the hidden Trang Archipelago and Ko Hai Island. The archipelago is made up of more than 47 tiny islands, each one a little slice of island paradise. Ko Hai Island, (also called Ko Ngai) is also famed as the most idyllic island of South Thailand. Daydream on the bleached white sands under swaying palm trees and dive into the clear turquoise waters. You’ll stay in a charming beach hut with your very own private veranda. Watch the sunset with a cold beer or fruit cocktail, it’s the perfect place for a bit of tropical R&R. All you’ll need is a good book, a snorkel and you’re all set.

thailand ko hai beach view

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“Thailand is my ‘go to’ destination if I’m craving a holiday packed with culture, beaches and ease. My customers like the variety Thailand has to offer - especially families who love making special memories with their children; old and young.”

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