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10 Day, Beaches, Islands & Jungles (Thailand)

The Beaches, Islands and Jungles Adventure showcases some of our favorite spots in Southern Thailand. We start this adventure off on the lakeside of one of Thailand’s most stunning national parks, soaking in the sights and sounds of a Khao Sok National Park. We then head over to the Andaman coast of Thailand where we explore the legendary beaches, islands and karst mountains of Krabi Province. Duration: 240 Hours (approx.)
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The Beaches, Islands and Jungles Adventure showcases some of our favorite spots in Southern Thailand. We start this adventure off on the lakeside of one of Thailand’s most stunning national parks, soaking in the sights and sounds of a lush tropical jungle abound with opportunities for adventure. We then head over to the Andaman coast of Thailand where we explore the legendary beaches, islands and karst mountains of Krabi Province. Float through the forest down a lazy river, dive off your doorstep into a crystal clear lake, enjoy some of the best climbing in the world, or party the night away on the most stunning beaches you’ve ever seen. The options certainly don’t end there on this 10 day journey packed with jaw dropping sights and endless opportunities to enjoy the adventure of a lifetime.

Khao Sok: Most people travel to Thailand to visit the pristine islands and beaches that dot the country’s south, or the bustling streets of Bangkok. Rivers and lakes are not often the first things that come to , but Khao Sok challenges the status quo by offering up one of the country’s most jaw dropping and unique destinations. Nestled between the Gulf of Thailand and The Andaman Sea on the mainland peninsula is the largest area of virgin rain forest in Thailand, an area which is older and even more bio diverse than the Amazon.

Spot the monkeys playing while you float down a lazy river through lush green rain forest, explore the stunning karst cliffs and emerald waters of Cheow Lan Lake, trek through the jungle spotting rare species, then cool off under a stunning waterfall or in a crystal clear pool. Khao Sok has a lot to offer the nature lover and the adventure seeker alike. It is not uncommon for people to tell us it was their favorite part of their adventure with us.

Koh Phi Phi: Chances are if you’ve ever had a friend or family member who has visited Thailand, you’ve seen pictures of Koh Phi Phi on their social media accounts. This is not only because Koh Phi Phi is one of the most visited destinations in all of SE Asia, but also because it is one of the most beautiful and picturesque islands in the entire world. Koh Phi Phi has enjoyed a boom in popularity since the early 2000’s and has become a bucket list spot on many a Thailand travelers’ itinerary.

Koh Phi Phi is actually made up of two main islands. The smaller island of Phi Phi Lei is home to the stunningly gorgeous Maya Bay, star of the movie “The Beach”, which many argue to be the most beautiful beach in the world. The larger island of Phi Phi Don is the only inhabited island of the two, playing host to all the island’s visitors. Here you will find palm lined white sand beaches and beautiful clear blue water surrounded by stunning green cliffs, as well as one of the most vibrant, lively and crazy night life scenes in SE Asia.

Railay Beach is a seriously beautiful and totally laid back place. Located in Thailand’s famous Krabi province, Railay is not actually an island but a peninsula. Railay has no roads or cars, and can only be accessed by boat. Footpaths wander through the cliffs, connecting the 3 main beaches and a 4th a short hike away. In their relative isolation, Railay has developed a unique laid back culture of their own. The stunning limestone cliffs that isolate Railay from the mainland have helped them develop a reputation as one of the best rock climbing destinations in Asia with climbing suitable for all levels of experience. This has become a very big part of the local culture here in Railay, as have the reggae bars that dot the beachfront in Railay East.

Spend the day learning to climb, kayak around the peninsula, hike to one of the gorgeous viewpoints or the famous “hidden lagoon”, or just spend the day relaxing on one of Railay’s many stunning beaches.

- What Will You Do

You’ll arrive in Surat Thani early in the afternoon on day 1, where your Far Out Adventure Leader will be waiting at the airport. We hop in a minibus and head straight to Khao Sok National Park, our first destination. After a short meet and greet over lunch, we get the good vibes flowing as we pack up the coolers and hit the river for an afternoon of tubing. Day 2 you will spend one of the most incredible days of your trip exploring the beautiful Cheow Lan Lake. Grab a kayak and hit the water, then trek through one of the most bio diverse rain forests in the world to caves and stunning forest pools and waterfalls. Khao Sok is always a big crowd-pleaser.

Day 4 we leave Khao Sok in a private minibus that takes us to the pier in Krabi, Southern Thailand. From there we board a ferry to our next destination, the Phi Phi Islands. Here you can enjoy world class diving and snorkeling, island hopping trips, viewpoint hikes, the jaw dropping Maya Bay made famous by the film “The Beach” (day trip included), and of course the famous Phi Phi night life scene which rivals the best in all of SE Asia.

Day 7 we board a fast ferry from the pier in Phi Phi for the 75-minute ride to Railay Beach. Railay is actually made up of 3 beaches (well, 4 technically) that are surrounded by stunning jagged limestone cliffs. Boat is the only way in to this beautiful little paradise with no roads or cars. Known for it’s world class rock climbing and world class beaches, Railay is an supremely beautiful place with a super unique and laid back local culture.

From Railay we take a short 15-minute boat ride to Ao Nang where we catch a private minibus to the airport in Krabi. Rather than shave a day off your trip on the bus or train, we fly you back to Bangkok so we can enjoy our last night in Thailand together. Once in the big city we treat the group to a round of warm up drinks at our guesthouse, then we hit Khao San Rd for an epic send off party!

- What Is Included

Welcome Dinner
Far Out Welcome Package: There’s a trip information guide, a welcome dinner, and a few welcome gifts to keep you comfortable on your Far Out Adventure.
Not one, but TWO knowledgeable and fun leaders who know the lay of the land and will help make sure you’re having the time of your life, every day of your trip.
All accommodations during your trip. We’ve scoured our destinations for the best group accommodations available. We always look for the perfect combination of environment, comfort, fun, friendly service and safety.
All transportation between trip destinations and to included activities.
At least one Far Out activity in each destination we visit, normally the top “must do” activities. The 10 Day Beaches, Islands and Jungles Tour includes the following activities.
- Khao Sok Lake & Rain forest Adventure w/lunch and snacks incl.
- Rain Forest River Tubing Adventure
- Cave Hike
- Viewpoint Hikes in Railay and Koh Phi Phi
- Boat Trip to Maya Bay w/snorkeling & lunch

- What Is Not Included

Spending Money
Additional/optional activities
Travel Visas (30 visa on arrival available for most nationalities arriving by air. Please contact your local Thai consulate or embassy for more information.)
Food and beverages (except those mentioned in What’s Included)
Transportation for personal/optional activities not included in the tour.


Why should I travel with Far Out Adventures?
We have designed a group backpacking trip that offers you the freedom and options to choose and experience your adventure exactly the way you would like to. We are a network of travellers who have been all over SE Asia for the last 9 years, so we have a lot of experience in the places we travel to. We know everything you need to know to help you design the experience of a lifetime.
What kind of overall experience will I have on my Far Out Adventure?
We don’t like to blown our own horn too often, but it is not unreasonable when you travel with Far Out Adventures, to expect to have an amazing journey full of life changing experiences with amazing people in some of the most beautiful places on earth!! Each and every one of our adventures is designed to immerse you in the beauty, culture and history of our locations, while providing you access to all the best activities and amenities, along with the freedom to choose what you want to do. That way you get the most out of your trip and you get to spend your time doing the things that interest you most. Our travel concept is not to sell you a package where we have decided how the group will spend their time, but to help you design the best experience for you. At Far Out Adventures we feel like this is your trip, and our job is to make life easy on by making sure that your only concern on this trip is how much fun you are going to have today. Our trips are light on itinerary and heavy on choice. Our trip leaders are also very knowledgeable and experienced in the areas we travel to, so no matter what you have on your list that needs accomplishing, we will have the time and expertise to help you do and see anything you have your mind set on. Even if there is a location somewhere not included on our itinerary that you want to take a couple days to explore on your own, our trip leaders will be able to help you plan any such side getaways and get you back to the group safely and easily to enjoy the rest of your journey. And as for the people you will be travelling with, your group will be made up mostly of like-minded folks who are all out here for more or less the same reason you are; to experience something beautiful, new and exciting and to expand and broaden our world perspectives. One of the best things about travelling with a group of fun loving like minded people is that in a matter of days you will find yourself making a number of new friendships that will last a lifetime. In short, travelling with Far Out Adventures is an amazingly exciting, dynamic, and worry-free travel experience that is every bit a personal journey custom tailored to your needs as it is a group experience. We take you to some of the best places on earth, with some of the most amazing people you’ll ever meet and give you the freedom to enjoy your trip doing the things you enjoy doing.
Will I get to experience other cultures?
In our opinion, and in our own experience, immersing yourself in new cultures is one of the most rewarding parts of travelling, so on our trips we give you plenty of opportunity to do just that. Whether you’re learning about a country’s history as we explore ancient temples, eating authentic local food, hanging with the locals in some of their favorite spots, or learning some of the local language, the opportunities to have authentic and meaningful interactions with local people and cultures is plentiful on our adventures.
Is this going to be a party trip?
Our trips are not designed to be party trips per se. Our focus is and always has been sharing our favorite travel destinations with others and helping you have the trip of a lifetime, whatever that entails for you. That being said, when people get together in beautiful sunny destinations with a shared interest in beautiful places and awesome times, it’s inevitable that some partying is going to happen. That being said, our destinations have LOTS to offer for the night owl AND the day adventurer alike. If partying isn’t your thing you will never be at a loss for ways to have an amazing time. One of the great things about travelling in a group is that there are always people doing different things, so however you prefer to spend your time and socialize there will be plenty of opportunities to do so with like minded people. We do occasionally plan parties for the group in certain destinations, but needless to say drinking is always optional and not necessary to have a great time. If partying is a concern of yours, we assure you there is no reason to worry. There will be lots of ways to fill your days with fun, and our trip leaders always put just as much emphasis on enjoying the surrounding environment and taking in the local history and culture, as they do on anything else.
I see there is a lot of free time. How much do additional activities cost?
We don’t load your daily itinerary with included activities essentially because we don’t want you paying for activities that you may have no interest in doing. That’s not to say that you will have nothing to do most of the time, because there will be loads of options available to you. We just want to make sure you have the best time possible, doing only the kinds of things you want to do. That’s why we only include 1 awesome activity in each place we go. We pick the one big thing that basically everybody wants to see/do in each place we go to, so we can be reasonably certain that everybody will be able to participate and enjoy it. In terms of your overall budget, we can give you a pretty good idea at where we offer a general breakdown of costs for meals drinks, shopping, activities, etc based on your specific trip.
What’s the average age of trip participant? Is there a maximum age?
Our trips are designed for 18-30 somethings. This is due mostly to the inherently active nature of our trips, which are admittedly a little more physically demanding than your typical group tour. We do a lot of walking, climbing, hiking and the such in some very hot temperatures, which can be a challenge for some. Within that age range the majority of our guests seem to fall in the 23-29 range. That being said, we believe that anyone who is up to the task should have the opportunity to participate, so we do occasionally accept travellers outside of that range, as long as they are comfortable undertaking the inherently active nature of our trips.
How many people are normally in a group?
Groups sizes can vary quite a bit depending on the tour and the time of year, but are typically between 8-14 guests plus 2 guides.
How do I meet up with my group?
Whether you are flying on your own or we are arranging your flight for you, we will send you an email after booking detailing the process for meeting with your group leader. In general, it is a very simple process. We will have a facebook group set up for each and all of our tours detailing the itinerary and including instructions for meeting at the arrival destination. Airport pick up is generally free. All customers on flights booked by Far Out will be picked up at the airport with their fellow group members and transported to their accommodation free of charge. For customers booking their own flights we will make every effort to have a guide meet you and pick you up for free. If not possible due to schedule, we will give you all the necessary information and assistance to make your transportation from the airport to our accommodation simple and worry free.
Will there be Wi-Fi access?
Wi-Fi access is largely available everywhere you go nowadays, and our trip destinations are no exception. Wi-Fi is available at all our accommodations, as well as most bars and restaurants, so you can post all the awesome jealousy inducing pics you want, and mom and dad don’t have to worry about being able to contact you.
Are there a lot of early mornings?
There may be a few early mornings on days we need to catch a train or boat or something of the sort, but for the most part you are free to get up whenever you please. It’s your trip and we won’t tell you when it’s time for you to get out of bed.
Will it rain a lot?
You have probably heard of terms like “wet season” or “dry season” used to describe the weather in warm places. While there are certainly seasonal weather patterns, we would be hesitant to say it never rains during dry season, or it always rains during wet season. While you are certainly likely to see more cloudless days during dry season, you still get plenty of beautiful days during wet season and when it rains its usually only for a few minutes and then the sun is back out. The other bonus to wet season is that the vegetation is lush and beautiful, and things like rivers and waterfalls are flowing at their full potential (perfect for tubing). It is usually said that there are 3 main seasons in Thailand. Hot, monsoon (wet) and cool. The hot season runs from March through June, with April and May being the hottest months of the year. The monsoon season can bring heavy rains and rough seas. This season can vary from year to year, and also varies from the west side of Thailand (Andaman side) and the east side (Gulf side). On the Andaman side Monsoon season can start as early as April or May, although the “official” beginning is considered to be June, and can last all the way until October sometimes, when the temperatures generally cool. In the far south the rains often don’t stop till November. On the Gulf side monsoon season is totally different. It can start as early as October, but officially begins in November, and lasts as late as May. Rain isn’t constant in the monsoon season, and in the early months it can actually be quite sporadic, raining for 1 or 2 hours in the afternoon or morning, then drying out. However, when it does rain it rains pretty hard. Late in the season is when it rains heaviest and most consistently. Flooding sometimes occurs at this time of year. The cool season normally lasts from November to February. For visitors, it will still feel quite hot during cool season. The North and Northeast of the country can get a bit chilly in December.
What’s The Best Time To Book?
The simple answer to this question is, as soon as you can. We operate a small number of trips with limited space, so trips can fill up fast. For most of our trips we are able to accept reservations up to 2 weeks prior to departure as long as there is still availability, but we generally recommend booking at least 3 months before your planned departure to allow us and yourself time to prepare for your trip, especially if you need help booking flights or need to arrange a payment plan. Booking early will also ensure you aren’t planning a 20 day adventure of a lifetime, only to find out you waited just a bit too long and now the trip is full.
What should I bring for luggage?
Whatever works best for you will be fine, but we are big believers in the efficacy of the backpack. There are times on certain trips when we may have to walk a little to get to our accommodations, sometimes over sand, or up stairs, so our trip leaders personally prefer backpacks because its easier than dragging a suitcase. That being said you can bring whatever kind of luggage you are comfortable with. We do suggest bringing at least a small “day” bag or backpack.
How much spending money should I bring?
Ultimately the amount of spending money you will need will depend on the country you are travelling to and your own spending preferences. In general though, a minimum of about 25 EUROS a day is recommended for food, drink and basic necessities. It is POSSIBLE to eat for less than that, but you don’t always want to be eating street food or burning time hunting down the cheapest menu in town. If you want to partake in a few additional activities, do some shopping, and indulge in a few drinks in the evenings, then we would recommend increasing your budget accordingly.
Do I need to tip my tour leaders/guides/drivers?
At Far Out Adventures, we do not accept tips. Our Leaders are there to show you a good time and be your friend and we do have a pretty good time doing it. The job itself is reward enough, and we would rather you to keep your money for having an awesome time. As far as the drivers and day tour guides we use along the way, we do believe in rewarding good service, and our trip leaders always tip well on behalf of the whole group.
What should I pack?
After you register and pay your deposit, we will send you a welcome email detailing your booking information and offering tips on how to prepare and pack for your trip. We go by the old adage “less is more”. You don’t want to lug around a heavy bag full of clothes, only half of which you’ll end up wearing. We recommend packing a few changes of clothes and leaving space in your bag so you have room to bring things back home. Laundry services are available everywhere we go.
When do I receive more detailed information regarding my trip?
After you have registered for your trip and paid your deposit, we will send you a welcome email outlining everything you need to know for your trip, including a trip preparation guide and your exact itinerary outlining the places you will go, the dates you’ll be there, how you’ll get there, and where you will stay. You will also be invited to join a facebook group for your specific tour, where you can meet and introduce yourself to your fellow group participants, as well as access important information about your trip.
Will I need a passport?
Yes, you will need a passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of your return to travel internationally with Far Out Adventures. Application times for Canadian passports vary so it is best to apply for one asap if you do not have one yet.
Will I need any travel visas?
Visa requirements are different for every country we go to and are usually specific to the nationality of the traveller. Contact the closest embassy or consulate of the country you are travelling to for specific tourist visa requirements.
Will I need to get travel insurance?
Everyone who travels with Far Out Adventures must provide proof of travel insurance before departing for their trip. Please contact us if you have any questions about insurance.
Will my allergies or other health problems prevent me from participating?
We know first hand the difficulties that travelling with allergies presents, but it has never stopped us from getting out and seeing the world. We have personally found google translate to be our biggest ally in the battle against allergies. If you inform us of your allergies, we will make sure to have a print out stating your allergies in the local language so that we can inform the person taking your food or beverage order can communicate your needs to the kitchen. Following are couple of basic tips for those travelling with allergies. 1) If you have an epi-pen, bring it with you and carry it at all times. Be sure to inform your group leader of its existence and provide them any necessary instructions in the event it is needed. There will be a place to keep it cold in all of our accommodations. 2) Make sure you inform your fellow group members about your allergy and where to find your medication in the event of an emergency. This is important in the event you go on day trips without your guides. We ask that you let us know about any health concerns you have that may potentially affect your enjoyment of your trip, so that we can properly assist you and help you avoid any health problems in paradise.
What happens if I get sick or hurt?
While it is luckily not very common, one of the unfortunately realities of travelling is that sometimes people do get or hurt or sick. Our Trip Leaders always carry a list of all medical centers and hospitals located in or near the destinations we travel to. They are also trained in first aid, and carry a first aid kit with them. In the rare event that a traveller requires medical attention, we will immediately have one of the two trip leaders escort them to the hospital or medical center to assist them with the insurance prosses and whatever else is required, such as helping the traveller get in contact with anyone they may need to inform of the situation back home. Minor illnesses like traveller’s diarrhea are more common and generally caused by eating something your stomach isn’t used to like spicy food, or food that has been prepared differently, or something weird and exotic that caught your eye, like fried crickets or insect larvae. While it can be a pain in the butt (pun intended), you will always have access to bathrooms and if we have to make a pit stop along the way, it’s no problem at all. Shit happens (pun intended) and it happens to even the most seasoned travellers.

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