It depends how long you are travelling for or if you are moving onto another country after but you will not need to pack much for SE Asia. The climate will stay the same all year round which will be in the mid 30´s so light clothing will be best. It will also help if you use a backpack rather than a suitcase as it will be more comfortable for you to travel around with.
A great value arrival into Thailand, jam-packed with exciting activities and excursions. Planned perfectly to give you an unforgettable 16-day experience, combining an epic Full-Moon Party and Island hopping trip, this trip really offers the best of Thailand for those are on limited travel time. We help you meet people and get to know your surroundings and pack in some awesome activities while exploring this beautiful country.
TICK OFF THE BUCKET LIST WITYH A JAM-PACKED GROUP ISLAND HOPPING TOUR!
- Duration: 16 Days / 15 Nights
- Starts: Bangkok
- Finishes: Phuket
Tropical beaches? Island paradises? Amazing adventures? Welcome to the trip of a lifetime; the ultimate bucket list journey through Thailand! If you love beaches, nature, adventure and a healthy dose of partying, then this is the trip for you!
Amazing value, and perfect for first-time or solo travellers, you´ll instantly make a bunch of new friends in your travel group who will share amazing travel experiences with you.
From the bustling metropolis of Bangkok to the remote hidden beaches and islands made famous by legend and movies, this tour packs in so much epicness and adventure in just 16 days!
The Thailand Bucket List 16 Day Tour: Trip Highlights
- 16 days in the land of the smiles for a price that will keep you grinning!
- The excitement and hedonism of Khao San Rd
- Tuk Tuk ride through Bangkok
- Temples, palaces and markets and cruising down the Chao Praya river
- Go Xtreme in the stunning Khao Sok National Park with bamboo rafting, kayaking tubing and cliff jumping.
- You get to spend the night on amazing unique floating bungalows in an off the beaten track beautiful destination
- Amazing longtail boat trips and boat parties
- Stay overnight on Bottle Beach one of the most secluded paradises in Thailand
- 4 days on stunning Island Koh Tao
- Eating some of the most amazing Thai food with the rest of the Xtreme Gap group in Koh Phangan
- Stay a few nights on Koh Phangan. The party Island
- Visit the famous Maya Bay on Phi Phi Island
- Kayaking in Railay Beach, Krabi
- Snorkelling boat trip in Phi Phi
- Visit the little locals on Monkey Beach
- Party Tuk Tuk in Patong, Phuket
- Wicked laughs and fully guided with a trip leader
- All accommodation, activities and transport included
The Thailand Bucket List 16 Day Tour Photos
The Thailand Bucket List 16 Day Tour: Full Details
Thailand is the dream destination for any adventure-loving traveller itching to get out and see the beauty of the world, experience the kindness of people and have one of the most epic trips of a lifetime.
Thailand ticks all the boxes; sun, sea, sand, islands, adventure, nightlife, shopping, culture, history and friendly people. This tour is the perfect first-time trip for anyone looking to travel with a group of like-minded, similar aged people. Fully guided by English-speaking, Western guides, you´ll always feel safe, comfortable and at ease with the people around you.
Imagine yourself traveling through the bustling streets of Bangkok on a shaky tuk tuk, diving headfirst into crystal clear emerald water, partying on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, or riding an trekking through lush tropical rainforest. The exotic smells, breath-taking sights, mouth-watering tastes and new sounds of traveling through Thailand will live long on in your memory after the trip is over. The Xtreme Gap Thailand Bucket List takes in the very best of Thailand in 16 amazing, adventure-filled days, including plenty of down time on some of the most famous and beautiful beaches in the world!
So make memories to last a lifetime; visit Thailand and have the time of your life. There´ll never be a better time than now; Thailand is waiting for you
You´re getting closer and closer to the greatest adventure of your life. Just 10 minutes from landing in Bangkok airport, you start to feel the butterflies in your stomach. A new friend is waiting for you on the other side, ready to take you through the crazy streets of Bangkok to your accommodation and a group of fellow travellers who will soon become close friends.
We meet you at the airport and take you directly to your hotel. Once you’ve taken some time to relax and unwind in the guesthouse after your flight, you´ll head out for dinner and drinks with your new friends and travel buddies on the iconic Khao San Road.
Welcome to the first day of your amazing Thai adventure! It only gets better from here!
This day is spent taking in the sights of the capital on water as we travel by longtail boat along the Chao Phraya River. This is a great way to explore Bangkok and experience some of Thailand’s heritage. Then we head to two prestigious temples – Wat Arun and Wat Pho, to see the very impressive giant, gold reclining Buddha statue. The rest of the day is free for exploring. You may wish to indulge a little and do a spot of shopping so you can take advantage of the cheap prices! Then in the evening, we meet again for dinner, drinks and more group bonding.
Relax this morning with a traditional Thai massage before we travel overnight on the train down south where we swap the hustle and bustle of city life in Bangkok for the tranquil lakes of stunning Khao Sok National Park – situated in the Surat Thani province of Thailand.
Take a longtail boat out to the amazing floating bungalows whilst stopping along the way to cool off with a quick dip and dive. Try out a spot of kayaking or simply chill with a beer in a tube in front of the breathtaking backdrop of this limestone mountain range. The freshwater lake is surrounded by rainforest and looks similar to something out of Jurassic Park! Truly an experience not to be missed!
An early start today as you enjoy a spot of breakfast before we head to Koh Phangan. When we arrive, we go straight to one of our favourite hidden gems, Bottle Beach. It’s quiet, beautiful, and only accessible by boat. If that doesn’t sound appealing enough, then to make it even better, we pretty much get the whole place to ourselves and stay in beach huts with the ocean at our doorstep. Relax here for the rest of the afternoon, dabble in beach activities such as volleyball, sunbathing or swimming. In the evening, we can enjoy dinner and some cocktails on the beach next to a campfire with our very own private fire show.
Wake up to the calming sound of waves rolling on the beach. You will have a free morning to make the most of your surroundings and take it all in. You can go kayaking, play volleyball, top up the tan, go trekking to viewpoints or catch up on some sleep. In the afternoon, we are collected and taken to a local gym to try our hand at a bit of Muay Thai boxing, Thailand’s national sport. We then head to our awesome accommodation, a beach hostel where we will spend the final two nights. For those who fancy a few evening drinks, we can head to Haad Rin to explore some of the coolest bars around the island.
Time to set off on a voyage around Koh Phangan. We’ll arrive onto the boat with a welcome drink, and music as we set off to explore the amazing island. Throughout the day we’ll stop off to do some snorkelling and check out some of the best beaches on the island to play some volleyball, have a refreshing dip in the sea and relax on the pristine beaches with a spot of lunch on us. This evening we’ll head back to our hotel to chill out in the pool and get ready for a fun night with the group.
In the day we head down to ‘The Challenge’ which is a huge inflatable obstacle course which is so much fun! Then in the evening we will meet in our hostel for a UV painting session to get us ready for the Full Moon Experience. We will take you to the best pre-drinking spots before hitting up the full moon party in TruTravels style! Those of you hard core enough to make it to sunrise (the best bit) may even get to join us at the after party which starts at 6am! No rest for the wicked.
*Please note the Full moon party is on a specific date each month so the activities can sometimes shuffle around but you will not miss out on anything!*
Today is set aside for recovery. We felt you would probably want some chill time to recharge your batteries after the big night so the only planned activity today is a nice Thai massage and possibly a film at a local bar. Unless you are one of those crazy party animals that decided to join us at the after party!
Jump aboard a ferry and head over to Koh Tao or ‘Turtle Island’ where we will spend the next 2 nights. (Recently voted ‘Best Island in S.E. Asia’ in a Trip Advisor survey). We stay in town, only 5 mins from the beautiful Sairee beach. Once checked in and settled, we’ll meet up for dinner and drinks.
Today we grab a boat ride from Koh Tao across to the adjoining and amazingly beautiful island of Koh Nang Yuan. Here we can snorkel in the Japanese gardens and trek up to the incredible views to get some postcard-worthy pics of the adjoining beaches and bays. After we head back to Koh Tao we will have some free time before meeting for dinner and jumping on the famous Koh Tao Pub Crawl!
Get active or soak up some rays on this free day. For those looking for a chilled out beach day, we can arrange a taxi around to Tanote Bay, one of our favourite spots on the island. In the evening, we will jump on the night ferry over to the mainland where we are picked up by our private minibus (with tunes & DVD player) and taken over to the West coast and our next stop, the famous Phi Phi Islands.
Once arriving into Phi Phi we will check in to our accommodation and take a trek up to the stunning viewpoint across the island. So worth the walk! In the evening, we’ll head out to explore the lively nightlife on the island.
Today we’ll take a boat out to explore the surrounding islands. First stop, Monkey Beach where we’ll get up close (not too close though) to the local inhabitants. We’ll also stop at the Viking Caves, and swing-out past the entrance to Maya Bay (where they actually filmed ‘The Beach’) Lunch is included on the boat, and we’ll finish off the day enjoying the silky sunset with a nice cold drink.
Today celebrates the final night of an awesome trip! We hop on the island boat over to Phuket, the largest of the Thai islands where we finish the trip. In the evening, we will explore the wonders of Phuket & Patong!
Today we say farewell but don’t worry as we can help you sort out all of your onward travel from Phuket, whether it’s back to Bangkok for a flight home or the next leg of your Thailand adventure! Just let us know your plan and we can point you in the right direction!
During the trip you will stay in a variety of gorgeous cosy guesthouses, backpacker hostels and even in a floating resort. You share your accommodation with one other person of the same sex. We really go to town on the quality of accommodation as well for instance on the final night you will stay in a luxurious resorts.
All transport, accommodation and activities are included in your epic Thailand trip of a lifetime, so you don´t need to worry about anything. Simply get yourself here and we´ll take care of the rest!
What else is included?
- Airport pickup (up to 2 days before the tour – MUST PRE-BOOK)
- 15 Nights’ accommodation transport included
- 1x Breakfast
- 4x Lunch
- 1x Dinner
- Bangkok River Cruise & Temples
- Thai Massage
- Khao Sok National Park
- Floating Bungalows
- Swimming, Tubing & Kayaking
- Boat Trip Around Koh Phangan
- Snorkelling & Waterfalls (Seasonal)
- Bottle Beach\
- Muay Thai Lesson
- The Challenge Lake
- ATV Riding (optional extra)
- Sunset Pool Party
Koh Tao & Koh Nang Yuan Day Trip
Phi Phi Island Boat Trip
- Thai Massage & Overnight train
- Khao Sok National Park & floating bungalows
- Swimming, tubing, kayaking, cliff jumping
- Boat trip around Koh Phangan
- Snorkelling & waterfalls (seasonal)
- Bottle beach & Muay Thai lesson
- Phangan Challenge Lake
- Sunset pool party
- Full Moon party
- Koh Tao & Koh Nangyuan
- Phi Phi Island
- Maya Bay boat trip
- Travel Insurance
- Most Meals
- Return transfer to Bangkok
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I speak to other group members before I go? Yes of course you can. We will put you in touch with other group members shortly before your tour. You can also join our Facebook page to interact with your group and others, see pictures etc.
It is recommended that you do take malaria pills in some parts of Thailand and the surrounding countries. The areas that we visit during the tour are generally considered malaria free however this can change so always speak to your GP before you travel and if you are going to other areas of Thailand and S.E. Asia it is very likely that you will need some. You can also consult the CDC website for more info
If you are susceptible to motion sickness then you may experience symptoms during a cruise/ferry, although symptoms tend to disappear as you adapt to the conditions in one or two days. Your Group Leader can help you pick up some medication that will help with this or you could look into getting some sea sickness bands which are now commonly available
Some meals are included so please make sure you let us know in good time if you have any special dietary requirements. Please click here to see the itinerary in full which will tell you what meals are included.
The Centre for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) does recommendations vaccinations such as hepatitis A & B and Typhoid as well as being sure you are up to date on routine vaccinations. For more information, you can visit the CDC website but please remember that information surrounding vaccinations changes on a regular basis so always consult your GP before you travel.
The first day of your tour is mainly a check-in/meet and greet. It gives you the chance to chill out after a long haul flight. Day two is the start of your activities. Do I need to pay for any transport? All transport is included with the Experience within the week.
(Please note: If you arrive in Bangkok 3 days or more prior to your start date, you may have to arrange and pay for your own airport transfer.) and if you choose to go out in the evenings or take part in activities not included in the itinerary then you will need to pay for your own cabs etc…
Any time is a good time. The climate is relatively steady throughout the year and it depends where in Thailand you are going. It can rain more down South during October and November and there are some fluctuations in temperature but in most of the country it is guaranteed to be hot all year round! See our Weather page for more info. When will I meet my group leader? Your tour leader will greet you off your flight at Bangkok airport and take you to your guesthouse. If you have already arrived in Bangkok prior to your start date, then we will put you in touch and your Group Leader will arrange to meet you at the guesthouse when you arrive.
It differs from city to city but very rarely drops below 25 degrees Celsius. Bangkok is always around 35c and tends to have the odd down pour. Do not pay attention to the iphone weather app as it will always say thunderstorms in Bangkok. Not the case! On the islands it is less humid and averages around 33c all year round. They do have a brief rain season between October and November, however it usually only rains for about an hour or two with sunshine for the rest of the day. Check out our country info page for more info.
Yes. The media has a tendency to report only the very worst news, which means that we can get quite a negative impression of a country and quite often we don’t hear anything about the very friendly, helpful people and extraordinary cultures in these amazing destinations.
Nearly 95% of Thailand’s population is Buddhist of the Theravada school, though Buddhism in this country has become integrated with folk beliefs such as ancestor worship as well as Chinese religions from the large Thai-Chinese population. Buddhist temples in Thailand are characterized by tall golden stupas, and the Buddhist architecture of Thailand is similar to that in other Southeast Asian countries, particularly Cambodia and Laos, with which Thailand shares cultural and historical heritage.
You will automatically be granted a 28 day tourist visa on entry to Thailand if you are from one of the countries on the exemption list (see our Visa page). If you are considering staying in Thailand for longer then you may need to arrange your own visa. Visit the Visa Info page on our website to find out all you need to know.
Book your flights to land on your start date if you can. Do not book your flights until you have booked with us and received a confirmation invoice. Generally people will arrive on that date or one or two days before hand. If you land much before or are already in Thailand just let us know and we will help you arrange a transfer and to meet at our accommodation.
Yes. Let us know via email if you are arriving early and your group leader will reserve a room for you at your guesthouse. All you would need to do is pay for the additional nights. Once your group starts,we will cover the rest.
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