Discover the best parts of Thailand on our 11 day Thailand Experience tour and make some great new friends along the way. You’ll be met and greeted at the airport by one of our group leaders who will travel along with you and the others in the group to ensure you have an amazing and hassle-free trip! We take care of all accommodation, activities and transport so you can just relax and enjoy the experience of a lifetime!
Most people travel Thailand with us either solo, or with a buddy and are between 18 and 39 years old.
You should have a sense for adventure, be curious to learn about new cultures and like to experience something different.
You will be travelling with a group of fun, exciting and interesting people from everywhere in the world! And you can easily make new friends along the trip.
Small groups, insider access, and personal freedom to follow the whim of the moment are the order of the day, every day.
Groups sizes are usually between 3 – 10 people with most groups even celebrating reunions years after their trip! Chat with other people from your group before you leave home!
Check out the Thai visa requirement here.
If your start date is more than 40 days away, you can secure your spot by paying a 10% deposit.
Simply select the ‘deposit’ option when you Check out. We’ll hold you a spot on your chosen start date and send you a link to pay the remaining amount.
The balance must be paid in full at least 40 days prior to your tour start date. If you are booking within 40 days of your start date the deposit option is not available so you need to pay in full.
You’ll be picked up from the airport & driven directly to our hotel near Khao San Road. Meet the rest of your group & your Thailand Experience tour guide later tonight for the welcome dinner. After your first taste of Thailand, we’ll explore some of our favourite Bangkok nightlife spots!
> Group meet at 6pm. Dinner included
The next day our city tour begins with a boat trip through Bangkok’s busy rivers and canals. Our local guide will show you a different side to the city and tell you all about Bangkok’s interesting history, religion and culture. Explore the Temple of Dawn ‘Wat Arun’, Reclining Buddha Temple ‘Wat Pho’ and check out the shopping mall and markets.
You’ll get to sleep in the next morning, then head to the markets for some shopping before jumping on the overnight sleeper train. Grab some dinner on the train before settling in (to your own bed!) for the night.
Today, we travel to paradise! We’ll jump on the traditional long tail boat to our floating raft houses hidden deep in the rainforest of Khao Sok National Park. Spot amazing wildlife, breathtaking scenery & learn about the history of the area. The clear water is warm all year round so take a dip, kayak on the lake or just chill on deck! This evening, we’ll enjoy a tasty Thai dinner with fish caught for us fresh from the lake!
> Lunch & Dinner included
Wake up in your bamboo raft house to the sound of monkeys in the treetops. After breakfast, we’ll head on a trek through the jungle and explore one of the many hidden caves before we travel to our next stop, Khao Sok Jungle Village where we get to visit some baby monkeys. On the way, we’ll stop off to spot baby monkeys in the jungle – they’re not shy! Chill out at Jungle Village, where you’ll have the option to go river tubing (depending on the season). That evening we go to our favourite Thai Reggae Bar for dinner.
> Breakfast & Lunch included
Today we make our way to Krabi, where we board the ferry to Koh Phi Phi for two nights of tropical island fun! We arrive late afternoon and check in to our accommodation. That night we meet at our favourite beach bar for dinner and enjoy sunset drinks and music on the beach. We’ll take you to our favourite bars on the island, to watch the famous beach fire shows & to explore the awesome nightlife of Koh Phi Phi!
It’s time to explore the island! Start your morning with a swim at our accommodation before we head out on a boat tour of the Phi Phi Islands. We’ll explore the area, take in our paradise surroundings and stop off for a spot of snorkelling where you’ll see loads of amazing fish on the limestone reefs. That night we party at one of our favourite beach clubs!
> Lunch included
We leave Phi Phi and head over to Koh Phangan, home of the world-famous Full Moon Party. Arriving early evening, we’ll check into our accommodation located right next to the ocean, with crystal clear water and amazing sunsets. Tonight we relax with a few cocktails on the beach, watching the sun go down.
Our second day here is a free day to relax on the beach or explore Koh Phangan. Soak up the sun at the beach, go for a swim, go kayaking, snorkelling or check out some of Koh Phangan’s awesome island activities. Get launched into the air at WipeOut or go for a stroll through the town – there is heaps to do on Koh Phangan! Your group leader will help to arrange everything. That evening we enjoy more drinks and a night of fun!
Use the last day of the tour to plan the rest of your adventure in Thailand. Your group leader will help you arrange anything you need, whether you’re heading to another island or travelling back to the mainland. That evening we meet up for a farewell dinner & party on the beach at our favourite Koh Phangan beach bar! Your resort accommodation is included on the final night.
Today is the last day of your tour! It’s time to check out and say your last goodbyes to your new found travel buddies. Need help with your onward travel plans, just ask your group leader, they will be more than happy to help!
Airport pickup is available from Suvarnabhumi International Airport (Bangkok).
We’ll meet and greet you at Bangkok airport after your long flight and take you to your accommodation.
Airport transfer can be arranged for anytime of day as long as full flight details have been provided at least one week before the tour starts (arrival date, time & flight number).
We recommend arriving on the start date of the tour as accommodation in Bangkok will be booked from this date. Extra nights can be arranged, please just select how many nights you need when booking. If you wish to arrange your own accommodation prior to the start date, please advise in the booking notes. The transport can be arranged for the actual arrival date if different to the tour start date (only if your accommodation is in the Bangkok area). If no transfer is required, please mention it in the notes.
Two weeks prior to arrival we will send a welcome booklet to your email address. It details your tour leaders contact number, where they are to meet for the airport transfer and drivers number, as well as general arrival information for Thailand and maps of the area.
• Personal Airport meet & greet
• Bangkok River Boat trip (Chao Phraya River)
• Visit Sacred Temples (Wat Arun and Wat Pho) & Explore the city
• Traditional Thai cooking class
• Nightlife in Bangkok
• Sleep in a traditional bamboo bungalow (Khao Sok National Park)
• See the world’s oldest jungle on a lake safari
• Have a chance to swim, hike and kayak
• Island Adventures: visits the most beautiful beaches and coral reefs in Koh Phangan
• Swim and snorkel in the crystal clear water
• Traditional Thai Massage in Koh Phangan
• Nightlife in Koh Phangan
• Have a chance to party on the world famous full-moon beach
• Trip to Phi Phi Island
• Trek up to the stunning viewpoint of the island
• Epic beach nightlife
• Explore Phi Phi Island: Sama Bay, Maya Bay (where the famous movie “The Beach” was filmed 20 years ago), Pi Leh Bay, Viking Cave
• Snorkelling in Phi Phi’s emerald waters
• Farewell dinner and enjoy the amazing nightlife in Ko Phi Phi.
10 Nights shared accommodation included: hostels/floating bungalows/sleeper train (will be a mix of either twin, triple, or multi-share rooms).
2 Nights in Bangkok – Twin/Triple-share hostel
1 Night in Sleeper train – Multi-share cabin
1 Night in Khao Sok National Park – Twin Floating bungalows
3 Nights in Koh Phangan – Quad-share beachside hostel
3 Nights in Phi Phi islands – Multi-share hostel
3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 3 Dinners.
This tour offers Vegetarian and Vegan food options on request.
Experienced English-speaking driver and group leader throughout tour.
Tuk Tuk, Ferries, Train, Minibus and Longtail Boat throughout tour.
Overnight Sleeper Train.
Note about Full Moon party dates:
Although it is possible your Grabatour Thailand tour may coincide with a Full Moon or Black Moon party, this is not scheduled as part of this tour and cannot be guaranteed. If you are interested in going to the Full Moon party, please make sure you do your research and plan your flights accordingly. You may need to extend your stay and do some independent travel after your trip ends. Your guide can help arrange extra accommodation locally.
It’s best to arrive on the actual start date. There’s no activities on the first day, so you can arrive at any time.
After Grabatour Thailand:
Grabatour Thailand Trip finishes on Koh Phi Phi in the south of Thailand. If you’re staying on longer in Thailand, your Group Leader will help you out with any of your travel plans and make sure you get to where you need to be. If you plan to leave straight after Grabatour Thailand and need to get back to Bangkok to return home:
The quickest option is to get a ferry to either Phuket or Krabi and fly to Bangkok from either of these airports The flight to Bangkok should be booked for no earlier than 3pm on day 11, if you’re flying internationally from Bangkok, your international flight should be booked for no earlier than 8pm on day 11. Your Group Leader will help with any other local transport and ensure you’re comfortable with all parts of your trip and onward travel.
Your Group Leader can help you with these options in Thailand. Just let them know when you arrive. Or simply select our Return Transfer package during booking at an additional cost.
Travel Insurance is NOT included, however it is mandatory for you to have travel insurance for the duration of your tour. You can get this in the Travel Insurance section of our website.
The following options are available with this tour. Simply select the corresponding package during booking as your choice!
An Extra Night Bangkok
Arriving earlier than the start of your tour? No worries! We can arrange an extra night for you, so you won’t have to move around. Price is based on twin/ double share, so you can split the cost between two if you’re travelling with a mate!
An Extra Night Koh Phangan
Staying longer after the tour? Pre-arrange an extra night. Price is per person / per night in a dorm room (outside of Full Moon Dates).
An Extra Night Koh Phangan (Full Moon Peak Price – Accommodation Only)
Staying longer during the Full Moon period? Accommodation will book out, so we recommend to pre-book. Price is per person/ per night in a dorm room and applies 1 day prior, on and 1 day after the Full Moon Party.
Transfer to Koh Samui Airport
Travelling to Koh Samui after or catching an onward flight? Pre-book your ticket (Koh Phangan Pier to Koh Samui Airport) now and collect at the end of Thailand Experience.
Transfer to Koh Tao
Travelling to Koh Tao after your trip? Pre-book your ticket now and collect at the end of your Thailand Experience.
Transfer to Surat Thani Airport
Heading back to Bangkok? Catch the ferry / bus to Surat Thani Airport for cheap domestic flights. Pre-book your ticket now and collect at the end of Thailand Experience (flight from Surat Thani not included).
Transfer to Bangkok
Travelling to Bangkok after your trip? Pre-book your ticket (Koh Phangan to Bangkok via ferry and bus. Please be aware this is a loooong day travelling.) now and collect at the end of Thailand Experience.
Chiang Mai Elephant Experience
Our awesome elephant experience includes 3 nights accommodation, a full day spent at a elephant jungle sanctuary, where you will meet and interact with each of the friendly elephants personally and heaps more exciting activities! Learn about elephant behaviour, and discover the unique and interesting history of each elephant as you touch, play, feed, and photograph them. You will also be able to have the opportunity to bathe and brush the elephants while they enjoy wading through the water. Next, it will be time for a therapeutic mud spa. Feel free to get muddy as you cover the elephants in a protective layer of mud! The next day you’ll enjoy a jungle trek to a nearby waterfall, learning about the plant life around you and take a refreshing swim before heading back to Chiang Mai to continue your adventure!
Private Room Upgrade (2 persons)
The private room upgrade in Thailand for two persons staying together in a twin shared room. Throughout our Thailand Experience tour most of the accommodation is already organised into twin share rooms – except the overnight sleeper train and the hostel in Koh Phangan. We’re unable to upgrade to a private room on the train, this upgrade is for the accommodation in Koh Phangan.
Private Room Upgrade (1 person)
Upgrade to a Private/Single Room during Thailand Experience 11 day tour. Only Applicable for nights spent at Hotels. Excludes Sleeper Train on Day 3 and on day 4 at Raft.
Extra Night Koh Phangan (Private Room)
Staying longer after the tour? Pre-arrange your nights. Price is per person / per night in a Private room (twin bed room) (outside of Full Moon Dates).
Please select your preferred additional services during check-out.
Of course you are – anyone would be – and of course we will! We completely understand you because we’ve been you.
One thing about our tours that amazes us the most is how close our travellers get on tour, and how they become one big, tight-knit family at the end.
We have people who were in the same tour group with us a year ago, who are still travelling the world together now! Everyone’s in the same boat, and you will make friends for life.
I thoroughly enjoy the tour. From the information received before the tour started to any queries during the tour, to travelling on after, everything was made super easy & stress free. All the activities included were enjoyable & interesting.
Enjoyed my time in Thailand. Our guide made the trip even more memorable. Highly recommend!
Amazing activities, great people, friendly group leader would definitely recommend doing this tour!
The trip is well suited to experienced and relaxed travellers however the itinerary could be improved with more activities. It’s a lovely way to meet new friends from all over the world!
The tour gave uw the chance to experience a good variety of things over the week. It was great to see Bangkok (temples, nightlife, markets and the boat ride). I’ll suggest arriving a little bit earlier in Bangkok since the city as so much to offer.