TruTravels: TruThai Full Moon Experience
See the best of Thailand on this awesome 13 day tour from Bangkok to Koh Phangan, ending with the one and only Full Moon Party on Hadrin Beach! Stay on floating bungalows in Khao Sok National Park, kick back on Bottle Beach, jump into the madness of Bangkok and so much more!
TruThai Full Moon Experience is an awesome 13 day adventure around Thailand. A great way to see the highlights of Thailand while also experiencing the incredible night-life, finishing with the world famous Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan! TruThai will greet you at the airport and introduce you to the other travellers doing the same trip. Everything will be taken care of including your accommodation, trips and transport.
Day 1 – Airport Pick-up, Meet & Greet.
You will be met on arrival in Bangkok by your group leader who will take you to your guesthouse and introduce you to the rest of your group. The first day is kept free to relax and unwind after a long flight before heading out to get to know the group over dinner and a few drinks (or buckets) on the famous Khao San Road.
Day 2 – Bangkok River Cruise & Temples.
Today we explore Bangkok and experience some of Thailand’s history and culture. We feel the best view of the city is from our private longtail boat along the Chao Phraya River, taking some back canals along the way to show you the city from behind the scenes. We stop at two historic temples before hopping in a Tuk Tuk back to our guest house. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy Bangkok and we will meet for dinner and again head to Khao San Road in the evening to sample some more of Bangkok's nightlife.
Day 3 – Thai Massage & Overnight Train.
Today we check out of our Bangkok accommodation as we prepare for our journey down south. In the morning we will go to a local spa for a traditional Thai Massage, the perfect way to relax before the overnight train. You will have a few hours to shop on Khao San Road before we meet late afternoon to head to the train station. On the train, you can either catch up on some sleep on the full size beds, have a few beers and get to know your new travel buddies or take in the views of both Bangkok and the Thai countryside as we travel south to our next destination.
Day 4 – Khao Sok National Park.
We arrive in Surat Thani early where our transport will be waiting to take us to the beautiful Khao Sok National Park. Khao Sok is home to some of the most breath taking scenery in Thailand and possibly the world. We’ll be staying in floating bungalows on a fresh water lake surrounded by mountains and rain forest which looks like something out of Jurassic Park! We stop on the way for some swimming and cliff jumping and when we arrive at the bungalows the day is yours to enjoy paradise. Relax by the lake, float around with a beer, do some kayaking or tubing or join us on a boat ride to do some monkey spotting! The food here is great and, all cooked on the floating kitchen and free! (Check out the pics of this place on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/trutravels - trust us, you will want to go there!)
Day 5 – Arrive in Koh Phangan (Bottle Beach).
After Khao Sok we catch the ferry over to Koh Phangan and head to Bottle Beach, (one of our favourite spots in Thailand), a beautiful, secluded bay in the North of Koh Phangan where we can chill out on the white sandy beach, swim in the sea and have our own private beach party with some cocktails, a camp fire, lanterns & music. You will spend the evening in your own private beach bungalow and can wake up at your leisure to the sound of the waves breaking on the sand.
Day 6 – Bottle Beach & Elephant Trekking or Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) Lesson.
There’s nothing like waking up in paradise! Step out of your bungalow straight onto the white sand with nothing but blue sea and sky in sight. You have the morning and afternoon to do with as you wish. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, soak up some rays, swim in the secluded bay or play some beach volley ball with your group, the choice is yours. In the early afternoon we jump on a taxi boat from Bottle Beach to Chaloklum where you can choose between a Muay Thai Lesson (good fun & great exersise!) or elephant trekking. If you choose to meet the elephants we’ll introduce you to a local Thai family where you’ll get to meet the resident monkey and take an elephant ride through the jungle. If you would rather break a sweat and learn a bit of the national sport we will take you to the local gym. When we get to Haad Rin (where we will spend the next 2 nights) you have some free time to explore or chill by the pool before we meet for dinner & possibly a few drinks on the famous Full Moon Party beach..
Day 7 – Boat Trip, Farewell Dinner & Beach Party.
Today we will take you on one of our two exciting boat trips,the Koh Nangyuan or Koh Phangan island boat tour. Both places are famous for having great snorkelling spots so you will almost certainly see some tropical fish and coral reefs in the crystal waters. We visit some beautiful beaches then head to the viewpoints and waterfalls to take in some stunning scenery. Lunch and drinks are included. In the evening we will go for a group dinner (provided again!) then head down to the beach for some farewell fun and perhaps another bucket or two.
Day 8 – Check in to Full Moon Accommodation.
Full-mooners will check out of Neptunes resort and into the full moon accommodation which will be either an air-conditioned dorm or twin share bungalows in Haad Rin (right around the corner from the action). We will meet in the evening and head for a few drinks at our HQ Reggae House to ponder the approaching full moon party and final days of the tour.
Day 9 - Fun in the Sun.
Beach day with games and drinks. We’ll spend the day at the beach tanning, playing and enjoying a few beers in the sun before we head to one of the bars on the beach to watch the sun come down over the ocean.
Day 10 - Phangan Total Wipeout Day and Sunset Pool Party.
Take a drive up the West coast of Phangan to Laem Som lake where we will spend the afternoon attempting to tackle the famous Phangan Total Wipeout course, chilling by the lake and playing on the inflatables. In the evening we will head up the hill to probably the best place you will ever watch a sunset from. A really cool bar with music, cocktails, beer, viewing deck from with views out to the surrounding islands. The best feature about this bar is the new infinity swimming pool which we get to use, have a few drinks in and watch the sun go down as we prepare for the party tomorrow. Life doesn’t get much better…
Day 11 - Full Moon Party Day.
Free day to recharge and prepare. We meet in the evening for pre party drinks and UV painting session before heading to the beach for the Full Moon Party TruTravels' style! Those of you hard core enough to make it until sunrise (the best bit!) may even get to join us at the after party which starts in the morning and goes on all the next day!
Day 12 - Chill Out.
Depending on what time you stumble in from the party you will probably need some of today to sleep and recover so the only activity planned for today is a nice Thai massage and watching an optional film at one of the local bars.
Day 13 – Check Out.
If you have not booked onward travel the TruThai team will be on hand as always to help you get to wherever you want to go. We can help you arrange to stay on in the islands, get back to Bangkok or move onto almost anywhere else in Asia that you want.
2015 Start dates
Jan 24th 2015
Feb 23rd 2015
Mar 24th 2015
Apr 22nd 2015
May 23rd 2015
Jun 20th 2015
July 22nd 2015
Aug 19th 2015
Sept 17th 2015
Oct 17th 2015
Nov 15th 2015
2016 Start dates
Jan 13th 2016
Feb 13th 2016
Mar 12th 2016
Apr 11th 2016
May 11th 2016
June 9th 2016
Jul 11th 2016
Aug 8th 2016
Optional activities include quad biking, jungle zip lines, extra muay thai lessons, boat trips and other activities in Koh Phangan during the last 5 days.
Also please note, TruThai will collect all customers from the airport 2 days before the trip starts. Meeting you at other accommodation can be arranged if you will already be in Bangkok.