Rainforests and Islands of Thailand

Rainforests & Islands

10 Days

A family adventure holiday relaxing on idyllic island beaches, sea-kayaking along a dramatic coast, staying in an atmospheric rainforest lodge and snorkelling in clear waters over colourful coral.


10 Days

Rainforests and Islands

"Really brilliant trip with the kids - they loved seeing such a different and exotic country as Thailand in a way that was centred to their needs."
The Collier family, August 2015

A tropical adventure for beach loving families.

Thailand is a pleasure that all the family will enjoy. Renowned for exotic beaches, friendly people, delicious food and vibrant culture, it's no wonder so many visitors return. This itinerary will suit first-time adventurers and experienced explorers alike. You'll explore buzzing Bangkok before an exciting journey on an overnight train to the south. Stay among the chirping wildlife of the rainforest in a traditional lodge. Venture to tropical islands where just beyond the pure white sand beaches you can snorkel in clear, warm waters to see thousands of iridescent fish and brightly coloured coral.

  • Ride in a tuk-tuk
  • Discover colourful temples
  • Experience an overnight train
  • Explore a tropical rainforest
  • Play on fantastic beaches
  • Snorkel with thousands of fish

Here's a taste of the itinerary for this familly adventure holiday. For more details please see itinerary tab and trip notes.

Day 1/2 - Overnight flight to Bangkok.

Day 3 - City tour & train to Surat Thani.

Day 4/5 - Khao Sok National Park; rainforest, boating & hiking.

Day 6 - November to April - Boat safari. Drive to Krabi. May to October - Boat safari. Ferry to Koh Samui.

Day 7 - November to April - Free time at the beach. May to October - Free time on the beach.

Day 8 - November to April - Visit Phi Phi islands. May to October - Kayaking in Ang Thong Marine Park.

Day 9/10 - Overnight flight to return home.

West Coast itinerary (Nov-Apr)
Day 1. Overnight flight to Bangkok
Depart from London on an overnight flight to Bangkok.
Days 2/3. Arrive Bangkok, tuk-tuk city tour, sleeper train to Surat Thani.
Arrive at Bangkok's International Airport and transfer to the group hotel in central Bangkok. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore or relax. The following day you will be collected by tuk tuk for a walking tour around the city. Later, board an overnight train to Surat Thani.
Days 4/5. Khao Sok National Park; rainforest, boating and hiking
After arriving in Surat Thani you'll drive inland among cliffs, forest and mountains into the rainforest to your jungle lodge in Khao Sok National Park. Spend time watching for wildlife in the National Park, take a longtail boat on Cheow Lan Lake to visit raft houses and enjoy some swimming and kayaking (optional).
Day 6. Transfer to Krabi
Board your boat and leave the rainforest to return back to the pier. After lunch, continue by road to your beach hotel in Krabi. On arrival, the rest of the afternoon is free to relax by the pool or wander down to the beach.
Day 7. Free Beach day
Wander along the strands of pristine sand or find isolated coves among the coastal pine trees at the waters edge.
Day 8. Phi Phi Islands boat tour
Visit the famous Maya Bay beach, and spend time swimming and snorkelling on the beaches of the Phi Phi islands.
Days 9/10. Overnight flight to UK via Bangkok
You will be driven to Krabi airport for your departure flight to the UK, via Bangkok. You will arrive early the following morning.

East Coast itinerary (May-Oct)
Day 1. Overnight flight to Bangkok
Depart from London on an overnight flight to Bangkok.
Days 2/3. Arrive Bangkok, tuk-tuk city tour, sleeper train to Surat Thani
Arrive at Bangkok's International Airport and transfer to the group hotel in central Bangkok. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore or relax. The following day you will be collected by tuk tuk for a walking tour around the city. Later, board an overnight train to Surat Thani.
Days 4/5. Khao Sok National Park; rainforest, boating and hiking
After arriving in Surat Thani you'll drive inland among cliffs, forest and mountains into the rainforest to your jungle lodge in Khao Sok National Park. Spend time watching for wildlife in the National Park, take a longtain boat on Cheow Lan Lake to visit raft houses and enjoy some swimming and kayaking (optional.)
Day 6. Boat to Koh Samui.
Travel by road and ferry to the island of Koh Samui. The afternoon is free to relax by the pool or wander down to the beach.
Day 7. Free day at the beach
Relax on the white sandy beaches under swaying palms or try some of the many watersports on offer in the surrounding area.
Day 8. Full day excursion to Ang Thong Marine Park
An archipelago of jungle islands, hidden lagoons and caves. Visit a view point, explore caves and go snorkelling.
Days 9/10. Overnight flight to UK via Bangkok
You will be driven to Koh Samui airport for your departure flight to the UK, via Bangkok. You will arrive early the following morning.
  • Where will we stay?: 4 nights in hotels, 2 nights in lodges, 1 overnight train
  • What meals are included?: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners
  • How do we travel?: Minibus, tuk-tuk, train, boat and on foot
  • Flights: With Thai Airways or Singapore Airlines
  • Trip code: FTRI
  • Age guide: 8 -18

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