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Trip Highlights
Trip code: ATMP

  • Explore the bustling city of Bangkok
  • Go for a pub crawl at Khao San Road with your travel mates
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of Khao Sok
  • Relax on the white-sand beaches of Koh Samui
  • Spot coral and marine life while snorkeling
  • Join all-night dance parties at the beaches of Koh Phangan
  • Binge on delicious Thai food at the beachside shacks
  • Meet some amazing people from other parts of the world

Tour Details

Well, your gap year is not all about serious deeds! We know that you deserve some fun - and what can be better than exploring the Thai party capital, Koh Phangan, along with some pristine beach time. You'll start the journey from Bangkok and go for a food crawl with your new travel buddies. Later, the journey will continue through Surat Thani and Khao Sok, before you finally land up in Koh Phangan. Spend your days lazing on the beach, savoring the authentic taste of Thai cuisine, partying all night and exploring some of the untouched beaches of the country. This trip will surely give you the adrenaline rush that you are seeking!
 

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Bangkok

Our coordinator will be there at Suvarnabhumi Airport to greet you once you arrive, and then you'll be taken to the accommodation where you can take rest after your long flight. Meet your fellow travelers and get to know them better, as you'll be spending almost a month with them! In the evening, you can head out to explore the Khao San Road and binge on some local delicacies.

Day 2 - Bangkok to Surat Thani

You can head out to visit the Wat Pho and the Grand Palace in the morning. You can also head out for a street food crawl during lunch. If you wish, you can choose to go for a cycle tour of the city. You’ll catch the overnight train to Surat Thani.
 

Day 3 - Surat Thani to Khao Sok

From Surat Thani, it'll be a short bus ride to Khao Sok. It'll be absolutely stunning to absorb the natural beauty of the area with an excursion to Lake Cheow Lan. A pristine destination set amidst nature, Khao Sok is a perfect place to chill and relax, or go for a hike followed by a swim. You can also go and explore the Khao Sok National Park.
 

Day 4 - Khao Sok to Koh Phangan

From Khao Sok, you'll be traveling in a private vehicle to Don Sak. Later, you'll board a ferry boat and travel to Koh Phangan which is popularly known for its epic parties. Explore the beach and get ready for the maddening party after the sun goes down!
 

Day 5 to Day 8 - Exploring Koh Phangan

You're here at 'The Party Capital' of the world - so let yourself free and do whatever the heart craves for! Go and explore the idyllic Bottle Beach, binge on delicious Thai food at the beachside shacks, soak in the sun and absorb the laid-back vibes of this beach destination! Put on your best dresses and head out with your travel mates to party hard! Enjoy as much as you can and have no regrets.

On Day 8, your trip comes to an end, so you can get in touch with the coordinator in case you need to book your tickets back to Bangkok, or you can carry on with your journey to some other destination.
 

Dates & Cost

Price Includes
  • Street food crawl in Bangkok
  • Excursion to Lake Cheow Lan.
  • Full Moon Parties at the beaches of Koh Phangan
  • Bottle Beach full-day excursion
  • Beach explorations on Thai islands
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Accommodation - Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (6 nights), sleeper trains (1 night)
  • Meals Included - 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
     
Price Excludes
  • International/Domestic Airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance (available at nominal cost)
  • Departure transfer to airport (can be arranged at nominal cost)
  • Vaccinations
  • Meals not mentioned
     

Living

Accommodation

Accommodation - Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (6 nts), sleeper trains (1 nt).

A variety of styles of hotels/guest houses are used on this trip. In many instances they might not be like what you are used to back home as service and efficiency can vary. In some areas we stay in simple local guest houses in stunning locations - rooms are small and simple and there may only be shared toilet facilities and showers. Multi-share Accommodation: Multi-share same-sex accommodation is used on this tour, as such, if you are travelling with someone of a different gender you will not be in the same room. For private accommodation please see tours in our Classic Travel Style.

Meals

Meals Included - 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches

Eating is a big part of traveling. Traveling with Go Discover Abroad you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each others company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favorite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be Asian style consisting of noodles or rice soup or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

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GDA has a fantastic range of voluntours, adventure tours, internships, work abroad opportunities and responsible traveling options which will surely add a new meaning to your gap year. Pick whatever suits your interests and book your flight tickets for your dream destination. It's time to tickle your wanderlust cells! Calling out all backpackers, gap year students, solo travelers and adventure seekers - it's time that you take the leap and Go, Discover Abroad!

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