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11 Day itinerary in Thailand, Asia

Thailand Off The Beaten Track

This 11-day experience, offers a taste of real Thailand by breaking away from the crowds and visiting the "unseen" of the country. Start your adventure biking to explore all the different sides of Bangkok that most people never have the chance to visit, camp on a remote island, and enjoy the beautif... Read More

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By Dean, Anh and Martin

Overview

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Recommended Age

Everyone

Operated in

English

GUIDANCE

On Some Day Trips

starting point

Bangkok

trip type

Private

trip attributes

Outdoors & Nature

Classic Sights

Start

End

Highlights

1

Enjoy some samples of authentic Thai street food at the spectacular Flower Market

2

Visit the Kui Buri National Park for some wildlife spotting

3

Be part of a unique expedition to a remote island in the bay of Chumphon in South Thailand

4

Experience Koh Phayam, one of the most beautiful and undiscovered of Thailand's islands

Itinerary

Mid-Range Accommodation expand_more

Day 1

place Airport Transfer

Upon arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport, (Bangkok International Airport), a driver is bearing a signboard with your name on it will be waiting for you in the guide pick up area located at the arrival gate B or C on your left-hand side as you walk out of the arrival hall. Private transfer to your hotel in Bangkok. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure.

Accommodation:

  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Nouvo City Hotel - โรงแรมนูโว ซิตี
Day 2

place Bangkok Late Afternoon City Tour

Today the morning is at your leisure and then in the late afternoon the journey begins. Bangkok’s Other Riverbank: Away from the shopping malls and tourist hotspots of metropolitan Bangkok, we’ll discover the western bank of the Chao Phraya River and the 3rd capital of Siam: Thonburi. We’ll ride through the Bang Rak neighbourhood, head to the pier and take a ferry over to this less-traveled destination. Today, Thonburi is a vibrant local community of people and places that we’ll explore as we ride through the backstreets that juxtapose with the imposing skyscrapers of downtown. Sunset with the Sino-Portuguese Community: We’ll take secret paths to the Turtle Temple, where these sacred animals are kept in a beautiful garden. This area is also home to a Sino-Portuguese community with a long and fascinating history. We’ll stop at a museum-café to learn about the history and taste the local pastries whose recipes have been passed down through generations. We’ll then change gears from these hidden enclaves and visit one of Bangkok’s greatest landmarks: The Temple of the Dawn, Wat Arun, as sunset and twilight descend and show us a different side to this majestic highlight. Leaving Thonburi behind, we’ll embark on another ferry and cross the river back into the city. Right at the pier we’ll scout for a little rooftop with views of the surrounding sites and enjoy a cold refreshment before we continue. Bangkok Night Biking: There are few ways to better enjoy the sites of Bangkok than to do so when most of the other visitors have retreated to their hotels. We’ll visit the must-see Wat Po temple and enjoy an almost silent and magical experience where, only hours earlier, stampeding hordes clicked away with their cameras! As we start our way back to New Road Guest House, we’ll make sure to stop and admire the spectacular Flower Market where we’ll also enjoy some samples of authentic Thai street food.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Nouvo City Hotel - โรงแรมนูโว ซิตี
Day 3

place Transfer to Sam Roi Yot National Park

After an early breakfast, check out from your hotel and take a private transfer to Mochit New Van Terminal. From there, board a public van to Pranburi (departure at 8:00 with an expected arrival around 12:30). On arrival at Pranburi Bus Station, you will be transferred by Songteaw to your accommodation in Sam Roi Yot village. Check-in and the evening at leisure. Enjoy a walk on the quiet beach or have a cold beer at one of the several bars around your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Namaste Resort
Day 4

place Phraya Nakhon Beach & Kui Buri National Park

This morning you'll hop on a local vehicle to Phraya Nakhon Beach. Enjoy a fun ride in the countryside and, on arrival, start hiking all the way to a hidden bay (about an hour's moderate walk) from where you will enter a small cave that hosts a beautiful landmark (the entrance fee must be paid locally.) Alternatively, you can arrange a boat locally that will take you directly to the hidden bay. We then continue to Kui Buri National Park for some wildlife spotting (about an hour's drive.) The park is home to one of the biggest populations of gaurs in all of Thailand, with an estimated 100 individuals and around 320 wild elephants. The wildlife watching area is open from 14:00 until 18:00. Visitors are recommended to visit the area in the late afternoon as there won't be much wildlife activity in the early hours as the wildlife gradually becomes more active from around 15:30 pm onward. Around 17:30 pm, we will drive back to Sam Roi Yot for the night. Excluded from Price: Local boat from Bang Pu Beach to Phraya Nakhon Beach (not compulsory).

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Namaste Resort
Day 5

place Transfer to Chumphon

This morning continues your journey to Chumphon (250km) by a private transfer. Chumphon is a southern Thai province on the narrow Kra Isthmus of the Malay Peninsula. It’s known for coral reefs and a long coastline dotted with beaches. Upon arrival check in to your hotel and the rest of the day is at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Camping
Day 6

place Off to the remote Koh Kye Island

Be part of a unique expedition to a remote island in the bay of Chumphon, one of the most preserved beach provinces in South Thailand and an off-the-beaten-track destination that avoids the hordes of tourists found in the more popular Thai provinces. Meet your guide at 13:00, who will accompany you to Koh Kye Island for your amazing island camping experience. Your guide will give you a basic briefing on safety and the dos & don’ts of this pristine island and bring you to a fishermen’s village, from where you will receive your complete camping equipment package including a tent, sleeping bags, pillow, head lamps and some beach games. At the fishermen’s village, you will get your last chance to purchase snacks and drinks to bring with you to the island. Then follow your guide through the local community and hop on a traditional long tail boat for a 30-minute cruise to Koh Kye. Koh Kye has a unique feature which is different from many other islands. It is a “coral graveyard”, which takes the form of a white sand dune and is as white as an egg! A large number of dead corals has been gathering on this dune island since Typhoon Gay hit Chumphon in 1989. As time passes, rainwater changes the color of the dead corals to white, creating the natural beauty of this unique island. Koh Kye is a peaceful sanctuary surrounded by coral reefs and home to a dense jungle. This is where we will set up our camp for the night. Don’t worry, there are plenty of activities that await you, including snorkeling in the coral reef among hundreds of colorful fish, and participating in a fun beach volleyball tournament while the sun sets in the background. Just after sunset, enjoy a delicious BBQ prepared with freshly caught seafood and vegetables grown by Chumphon’s farming community. Enjoy the rest of the evening in good company under the stars while listening to campfire stories.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Camping
Day 7

place Enjoy the pristine island

Wake up any time you want and enjoy a delicious morning breakfast. Today you are free to enjoy all the activities like snorkeling, beach volleyball or just let your spirit wander and read a good book in a hammock. Lunch will be served around noon. Depending on the season, you can take a hike on the island’s dense jungle with one of the guides where you can discover a breathtaking cave in the middle of the island. The dinner will again be a tasty BBQ of fresh seafood and vegetables. Fishermen often make an unannounced stop on the island and invite campers to join them in some night-time fishing squid on their boat. A unique experience if you’re lucky... You will receive a bag to collect plastic waste that you may find around the camp. We make sure not to leave any trace of our passage, so please do your utmost to help keep this island the way you found it!

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Camping
Day 8

place Transfer to Ranong

Time to wake, it's 7:30! Have a tasty breakfast and then embark on our fisherman's long tail boat and head back to the mainland. On arrival at the village, enjoy a refreshing shower and then head to your next destination, Ranong (130 km), one of Thailand's southern provinces, on the west coast along the Andaman Sea.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Tinidee Hotel@Ranong
Day 9

place Ranong – Koh Phayam

After breakfast get ready for your island life. A join transfer from your hotel to pier, boarding on a speed boat to Koh Phayam. Koh Phayam widely thought to be one of the most beautiful and undiscovered of Thailand's islands. Although this island is developing fast and is by no means deserted any more. Tourists have found the place; the beaches are lined with low-key resorts and prices are going up.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Nitiporn Resort
Day 10

place Free Day in Koh Phayam

Enjoy the island life.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Nitiporn Resort
Day 11

place Departure Day

Last day on this paradise. After checkout continue to your next destination. Hope to see you soon!

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

Accommodation expand_less

  • Nouvo City Hotel - โรงแรมนูโว ซิตี
  • Namaste Resort
  • Camping
  • Tinidee Hotel@Ranong
  • Nitiporn Resort

Meals expand_less

  • Breakfast (10)
  • Dinner (1)

Transport expand_less

  • All transfers as per itinerary

Activities expand_less

  • All guided activities as per itinerary

Extras expand_less

  • Entrance fees and admissions for tours as per itinerary

Not Included expand_less

  • Other expenses not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping for guide/driver
  • Flights
  • Government Environmental Fee

About Dean

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Expertise: 

Kayaking

Hiking

Rafting

Snorkeling/Diving

Visit markets

Meet local people

Rural home stays

Outdoors & Nature

Classic Sights

Food & Drink

I love nothing more than exploring life above in the mountains, or below scuba diving with marine life! Having travelled many countries round the world my favourite have to be Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

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