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Backpacking Thailand: Island Paradise

Escape to paradise with our 12-day Backpacking Thailand: Paradise Islands tour! Join our thrilling adventure and meet new friends along the way.

  • 14 Meals (Vegetarian Options)
  • All Trips and Excursions
  • No Hidden Charges
  • All Accommodation
  • Airport Pick Up & Drop Off
  • All In-Country Transport
  • Flight From Krabi to Bangkok
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Free BT T-Shirt
  • Private Facebook Group
  • Full Tour Photo Album
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance

I would recommend BTT to anyone. Thailand was truly amazing, packed with loads of activities.

Andy Egerer, Facebook 4/12/2018

Backpacking Thailand: Island Paradise

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Escape to paradise with our 12-day Backpacking Thailand: Paradise Islands tour! Join our thrilling adventure and meet new friends along the way.

  • Length 12 Days
  • Avg. Age 20-45
  • No. Of Activities 15
  • No. Of Meals 14
  • Avg. Group Size 5 - 25
  • Operator Backpacking Tours
  • Starting Point Bangkok
  • Ending Point Bangkok

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Tour Dates

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to your beautiful Thai Home

Let your Thailand adventure begin! We pick you up at the airport and head to your stunning home for the next two days. Unpack, settle in and get to know your travel mates for the next 12 days.

  • Meals Included Lunch
  • Room Type Homestay
Day 2

Floating Market

Monks aren't allowed to cook so we make sunrise breakfast offerings. They respond by sharing merit, spreading goodwill and, of course, the teachings of Buddha. Then we're off to Thailand's iconic Amphawa Floating Market to explore. There are dozens of stalls selling everything from sweet grilled meats to local-made handicrafts and clothing - perfect gifts for everyone back home. Back to the homestay after for your second cooking lesson of a Thai food favorite - pad thai!

  • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch
  • Room Type Sleeping Train
  • Activities Included Monk Merit Making, Monk Water Blessing, Floating Market, Cooking Lesson
Day 3

Soak In Khao Sok

Floating is the theme of the day! We head to the ever-stunning Khao Sok National Park for a day of caves, kayaks, and floating wooden bungalows. Your door is just steps from the crystal clear water of Cheow Lan Lake surrounded by towering limestone formations wrapped in dense jungle. After the activities, sunbathing and floating beverages are suggested before we sit down for a delicious family-style meal.

  • Meals Included Lunch, Dinner
  • Room Type Floating Bungalow
  • Activities Included Kayaking, Coral Cave, Bamboo Raft Ride
Day 4

Arrive in Krabi

After nearly two weeks on the road, beach time begins. Krabi is home to some of the best beaches in Thailand and you have nearly a week to enjoy them. This sleepy beach town looks out over the teal blue water of the Andaman Ocean and offers a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy. Our resort is just minutes walk from the beach, there is a hotel bar - in the pool - and the nightlife leaves absolutely nothing to be desired! This is about as close to paradise as you get.

  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Beach Time
Day 5

Mangrove Kayak Tour

This is an all-new addition to the Thailand tour and all you adventure seekers are in for a treat! Enjoy a guided paddle along the crystal-clear water of Krabi's surrounding jungle and hop in for some cool down swims along the way. You will not believe how pristine and clear this emerald-coloured river is in real life. Then free time by the pool or head down to the beach. Downtown Krabi is just a short walk away and offers plenty more to do if you wake up feeling active. You can make the rest of this day as active or relaxed as you wish.

  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Kayaking
Day 6

Island Hopping

We head out for some island hopping to visit some of Thailand's most beautiful islands. Your privately reserved speed boat brings you and your travel mates to all the must-see stops for a full day of adventure. Snorkel in the crystal clear water and enjoy a traditional Thai meal for lunch served on the deck of the boat. The trip concludes on the stunning island of Koh Phi Phi Don where you call home for the next two nights.

  • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch
  • Room Type Dorm
  • Activities Included Boat Trip, Snorkeling
Day 7

Phi Phi Island - Beach Time

Time to get on that island time! Enjoy your free time on the picturesque island of Koh Phi Phi - a new addition to our tour! Mingle with the many other backpackers that make their way to the island, set up on the beach, or take the hike to the lookout for one of the most iconic photo stops in all of Thailand. Catch the sunset and then get ready for the buzzing nightlife of the island to heat up. The hotel pool is also an option if you'd rather rest up after the previous night's festivities.

  • Meals Included None
  • Room Type Dorm
  • Activities Included Free Time
Day 8

Phi Phi Island - Free Time

Relax and enjoy the last of your time on Koh Phi Phi. Grab breakfast, a fruit shake, and take in the stunning place you just called home for three days. Not to worry, your Thailand beach time isn't over yet! We head back to the resort in Krabi for a couple more days of activities. Rest up poolside, hit the beach, or head into town - the choice is yours.

  • Meals Included None
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Free Time
Day 9

Krabi - Railay Beach

Another day, another epic Thai beach. Only accessible by longtail boat, we get dropped off on the white sands of Railay Beach - surrounded by stunning limestone cliffs. This hidden paradise is surrounded by these mountainous formations and the locals pull up their own boats to serve a variety of Thai and Western lunch options. Rock climbing optional but highly suggested.

  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Railay Beach, Phra Nang Cave
Day 10

Tiger Cave Temple

Take a break from beach time and climb the 1,237 steps to the top of Tiger Cave Temple. You will be greeted by the dozens of families of monkeys that call this area home and a breathtaking view at the summit lookout point. Get up close and personal for some unique photo opportunities with these curious, jungle-dwelling mammals or just step back and enjoy the show. After we head back to the resort for some post-trek poolside relaxation and perhaps even some afternoon cocktails.

  • Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Tiger Cave Temple
Day 11

Flight To Bangkok

Free time to spend the last day in Krabi with your new group of lifetime mates. We suggest soaking up some sun and getting in as much Thai food as you possibly can as your tour winds down. Then it’s back to Bangkok we go on our newly added internal flight - saves a 12 hour bus journey and adds one more night of festivities. You have been through a lot together in the last three weeks and there is no better place for one last hurrah than one last night out in Bangkok.

  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Free time
Day 12

Until Next Time

Your Thailand tour is over but the past three weeks will stick with you for a lifetime. You have free use of the hotel's facilities in Bangkok until your departure including the pool and bag storage room. Get in one last breakfast together before you head to the airport on your pre-arranged airport transfer. Some will continue on in their journey - others will head back home. No matter what you choose to do, this is hopefully just the beginning of many future adventures!

  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Activities Included Airport Transfer

Tour Map

Optional Extras

  • Floating Market
  • Sleeping Train
  • Som Tam Cooking Lesson
  • Kayaking
  • Island Hopping
  • Railay Beach
  • Phra Nang Cave
  • Tiger Cave Temple
  • Snorkeling
  • Monk Merit
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Longtail Boat
  • Mangrove Kayak Tour
  • Erawan Waterfalls
  • Bamboo Raft Ride
  • Coral Cave