West Coast Island Hopper
Duration: 13 nights independent tour
Price from: £1399pp
Phuket 4 nights
Phi Phi 5 nights
Koh Yao Yai 4 nights
Day 1: Fly to Bangkok.
Day 2 Bangok/Phuket: On arrival, take a connecting flight to Phuket, aptly named the jewel in the Andaman Sea. You will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Days 3-5 Phuket: Thailand's best known and largest island is home to majestic mountains, rainforests and palm-fringed beaches. South of lively Patong is the slightly quieter Karon, which is known for its long beautiful beach and good selection of dining, shopping and entertainment. Excursions are available to stunning Phang Nga Bay with its sheer limestone outcrops while Old Phuket Town also has lots to see and do.
Day 6 Phuket/Phi Phi: Transfer to the pier for the 2 hour 30 minutes ferry journey to the resort waterfront and onward short transfer by small boat to your hotel.
Day 7 Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai: Take in the natural landscapes this morning as you drive through scenic winding roads to visitthe White Meo hill tribes and observe their simple way of life. Continue to the Wat Phra That temple which is 3,000 feet above Chiang Mai and one of Northern Thailand’s most sacred temples. A3our road transfer takes you to north to Chiang Rai and theinfamous “Golden Triangle”.
Day 8 Golden Triangle: Travel to Doi Mael Salong and visit the Santi Kiri KMT Yunan Chinese Refugee settlement, where wine, medicinal herbs and other locally grown products are sold. Doi Mae Salong enjoys a cool and refreshing climate all year round and in January, Japanese Sakura flowers cover the hillsides. After lunch drive onwards to Padong Hilltribe Village (Long-necked Karen), whose settlers migrated from Southern Burma only a few years ago.
Day 9 Chiang Rai/Pattaya: Fly 75 minutes to Bangkok and onward by road to Pattaya to end this superb holiday on the beach. Alternatively, you can opt to stay in Phuket, Hua Hin, Cha Am or Koh Samui.
Days 10-12 Pattaya: Three full days at leisure in bustling Pattaya, which has great beaches, excellent shopping and a colourful nightlife.
Day 13 Pattaya/Bangkok: Return to Bangkok where your tour concludes with your onward journey.
Alternatively, why not extend your stay in Bangkok?
Accommodation: 4* Centara Villas, Phuket; 4* Holiday Inn Resort, Phi Phi and 4* Koh Yao Yai Village.
Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes international flights, onward domestic flights and ferry transfers, hotel transfers and accommodation.