On this exclusive 2-week island-hopping journey, you will travel to exquisite resorts located on castaway shores and cherish the impeccable spotlights of natural wonder and culture that abound from this island paradise. Thailand’s islands are adored for their powdery sands, crystalline seas, and limestone cliffs. Among the garden of coveted, tropical destinations are a collection of rarely visited isles that make for a fabulous off-the-beaten-path escape.
Day 1 - 2
Phuket – Cruise on a Royal Ship
Upon your arrival, Phuket’s beaches will reveal their beauty, and after you have been provided with time to check-in to your accommodation, you will be transferred to Freedom Beach. Freedom Beach does not often have many visitors, so you should have most of the beach to yourself to relax under the palm trees. On day two, you will rise to the sweltering Thai sun, which will glisten through the tiny gaps in your blinds and invite you on an adventure. Today, you will transfer to a nearby pier, where you will board a Thai junk boat and transfer to Phang Nga Bay. Your exemplary tour of Phang Nga Bay will conclude with a visit of Wat Suwan Khuha, which is a temple within a majestic cave that features dimly-lit chambers and a golden statue of Buddha.
Phuket – Tour the Similan Islands
Koh Racha Yai – Snorkel in Coral Reefs
Koh Racha Yai – The Island’s Fishing Culture
Koh Racha Yai – Scuba Dive with Marine Life
Koh Jum – Attune to the Island Lifestyle
Koh Jum – Speedboat Tour of Secluded Shores
Ko Mook – Premier Thai Spa Therapy
Ko Mook – Hat Chao Mai National Park
Day 11 - 12
Koh Tao – Slow-Paced Living
Day 13 - 14
Koh Samui – Architecture and Beaches
- Relax on Phuket’s finest beaches and cruise on a traditional junk boat to the limestone islands of Phang Nga Bay
- Breeze across the Andaman Sea on an exclusive speedboat tour of the fabled Similan Islands
- Witness marine life that lives among the coral reefs of Koh Racha Yai on a privately guided snorkeling tour
- Immerse yourself in Thailand’s humble fishing culture with a guided tour of Koh Racha Yai’s most coveted fishing spots
- Dive into the depths of the Andaman Sea on an expertly led scuba diving tour of reefs that are teeming with marine life
- Traverse the staggering island of Koh Jum to reveal its whimsical wildlife before gliding across canals that weave through mangroves on kayaks
- Explore the tropical charm of Koh Jum’s neighboring islands and pristine beaches during an island-hopping excursion
- Discover the alluring countryside and luscious jungle backdrops that fringe Hat Chao Mai National Park on a guided tour
- Luxuriate on the pearl-white beaches of Koh Tao and immerse yourself in the exotic culinary culture and talented performance scene
- Uncover the age-old charm of Koh Samui’s endearing districts as you tour the dynamic streets and their venerated architectural highlights
Situated on the crest of Panwa stands an esteemed 5-star resort, which will mark the beginning of your off-the-beaten-path island-hopping vacation in Thailand. Although Phuket is a popular destination that many flock to year-round, it will serve as an idyllic starting point for you to settle in to the local culture before continuing to less frequented isles across Thailand. Your stay in Phuket will lead you to the pristine shores of Freedom Beach for an afternoon of tranquility under the tropical sun, and the following day, you will explore the dramatic limestone cliffs of Phang Nga Bay and the incredible cave-dwelling Buddhist sculptures that can be found among this garden of islands. One final cruise near Phuket will reveal the unspoiled beauty of the Similan archipelago, and you will glide across the glassy water to fabled beaches that flank its greenery.
On the immaculate stretches of sand that circle the coastline of Koh Racha Yai, you will delight in tropical bliss and a peaceful ambiance that blankets the landscape. A few days on Koh Racha Yai will provide you with boundless sightseeing spoils from snorkeling and diving encounters with marine life to immersive tours through the luscious foliage to witness the region’s flora and fauna. Each evening, you will indulge in the succulent flavors of Koh Racha Yai’s famous seafood cuisine in addition to embracing the authentic culinary scene of the market, which will be bursting with cultural character. Your tour will continue to Koh Jum after you have had a few moments of leisure amid the boundless beaches and seascapes in Koh Racha Yai. Koh Jum is a far-flung island that few have the pleasure to visit, and you will luxuriate on its sunny shoreline in the repose of an elite resort. You will have the afternoon to discover the wilderness, and you will be led to the narrow canals that connect the intricate mangroves before partaking in a guided speedboat tour to Koh Jum’s fascinating islands. Today will aim to spotlight the incredible charm that emanates from each unique ecosystem and their reverberating cultural highlights.
Ko Mook is another rarely visited island poised in the Andaman Sea. Sadly, it will be the last island on this side of Thailand that you visit during your island-hopping excursion. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to absorb the slow-paced lifestyle and learn more about the history of the island’s diverse habitats. Here, you will be able to wallow in the serenity of celebrated crescent bays in addition to touring a few venerated heritage sites that are littered across the mainland city of Trang. The following day, you will transfer to an airport on the mainland, where you will board a private jet bound for Koh Tao, which is an idyllic island situated near the renowned Koh Samui. The final stretch of your trip will be dedicated to unwinding in style with first-class amenities and mesmerizing sights. The islands will reveal subtle cultural traditions that may not have been present elsewhere, such as the unique performances showcased by talented local individuals and the unique flavors of the local dishes. By the end of your vacation, your island-hopping adventure will have presented you with a wealth of cherishable moments within an environment that beckons to be explored once again.
$2,515 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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