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 DoYou’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 IncludedWelcome 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 IncludedSpending Money
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.