Busabout Thai Island Flexi-Hopper West
Starts and finishes in Phuket. Minimum 9 days. Dive into crystal clear waters, explore an 800 metre cave to a secret beach, and dance all night at famous beach bars with the firethrowers!
PHUKET, KOH PHI PHI, KOH LANTA AND KRABI (AO NANG)
You can leave your photo-editor at home today; these islands are the real deal. The turquoise touch isn’t needed, because the ocean is actually that colour. Don’t lighten the beaches, because they really are that white. On top of the verifiable beauty there are endless party nights, jungle adventures and every water sport imaginable. On this trip we visit the thrill-packed island of Phuket, the laid back island of Koh Phi Phi, the fabulous Krabi, and all inlets, islets and enclaves in-between. Explore water caves, hike to the best sunsets, learn about the tropical fishes. Nobody does island life better than Thailand.
DAY 1: PHUKET
Get over it. The word ‘Phuket’ is funny. Make no more than 5 jokes using it or we kick you off the trip (only joking). Meet your Guide at the hotel reception, see some nice new faces and head out to explore this large and bountiful island. You’ll learn about its colourful trade history and some of the crazy inhabitants of the island. After this walk, you're free to do your own thing; there’s a Gibbon Rehabilitation Project and the beautiful Bangpae waterfall for you to enjoy. After a thoroughly pleasant day join the Guide and your trip mates for the first night dinner and drinks gathering.
DAY 2: PHUKET
A day to enjoy some exploration. A great option is to go visit the beautiful ‘James Bond Island’. This is the island where Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery, Daniel Craig, and Roger Moore all live together in a secret underground lair. Either that or it’s where they filmed some James Bond scenes…who knows? After dinner we’ll have a few drinks at one of the nearby beach bars.
DAY 3: PHUKET TO KOH PHI PHI
In the morning we head off. But don’t worry, because every island is just as wonderful. It wouldn’t actually be unreasonable to claim that Koh Phi Phi is slightly better looking. With its long, blonde, slender, curvaceous, bodacious, blue-eyed…sorry what were we talking about? Oh yeah, beaches! We arrive and check into our hotel in the morning. After this, meet up with your learned Guide, who’ll tell you a bit about the island before you get the chance to beach-bum. Kayak, swim, sun bathe or snorkel, your choice. Late afternoon you can meet your guide for a hike up to the sunset point. After this stunning view we’ll head back to the town for dinner and drinks.
DAY 4: KOH PHI PHI
The island is surrounded by many colourfully named islands and islets. Today is your chance to explore them. Go to Maya beach (where the movie ‘the beach’ was filmed), see the monkeys on the imaginatively named Monkey Island, or go to the rather poorly named Mosquito Isle (seriously, do they even understand the concept of selling-yourself!). After becoming a little bit too accustomed to such unsurpassable beauty, come back to town for some drinks at one of our favourite bars.
DAY 5: KOH PHI PHI TO KOH LANTA
Now for something a little different. A little off the well-trodden path. In the morning we arrive at Koh Lanta. The beaches are slightly less populated and cater to a wide variety of different travellers (read as:’ hippy-haven’). There’s plenty of space for beach frolicking here, so hopefully you’re not completely sun-burnt yet! If you’re feeling a bit adventurous go on a jungle trek to the waterfalls. One of the best things to do on your free day here is the swim through the 800 metre cave to a hidden beach within the rocks. It’s kind of actually ridiculously cool.
DAY 6: KOH LANTA
It’s a completely free day, and my lord you’ll be grateful. Because you do not want to leave this place. One of the best things to do with this day is to swim through an 800 metre cave to a hidden beach within the rocks. It’s kind of actually ridiculously cool.
DAY 7: KOH LANTA TO KRABI (AO NANG)
Today we head to our final destination. We leave roughly at lunch time, so if you get-up early you’ll still have a bit of time to enjoy this blissful little island. On arrival in Krabi you’ll be confronted by the sheer quantity of activities to do here. Boat to some spectacular beaches, see some Thai kick-boxing (not for the faint-hearted), or even go rock climbing at the world-renowned Railay Beach. This town is rather lively, so you’ll be missing out if you don’t come for dinner and drinks tonight.
DAY 8: KRABI (AO NANG)
It’s your last day. We don’t know what you’re doing the day after but why not treat today like it’s your last day in glorious Thailand anyway! Run around, buy your ‘same-same but different’ t-shirt, go back to Railay Beach, send a postcard, basically have a lot of fun. Tonight we go to an amazing local thai restaurant and party at one of our favourite Thai bars.
DAY 9: RETUN TO PHUKET
No more tour sadly. If you want to stay longer in Ao Nang or Phuket book your accomodation on My Trip. If you're returning to Phuket, meet your guide for your prearranged transfer.
9 days to 5 months – October to March (can change your dates up to 10 days before you travel)
WHERE DOES YOUR TOUR DEPART FROM?
Your tour begins with a welcome meeting at 18:00 at the Fin Surf Hostel, Kata Beach, Phuket.
100/20 Kata Road, Karon Sub District
- Your experienced Busabout Guide
- Private transfers to and from Busabout recommended accommodation and ports
- All ferries between islands
- Visit the famously beautiful 'James Bond' island
- Hike to Koh Phi Phi's sunset spot
- Go rockclimbing on Krabi
- Boat trips around all the inlets and islets
- Optional Activities