Thailand Experience: Island Paradise Samui to Koh Pha Ngnan with Eugene Cloete

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Eugene D

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special Private/Double occupancy
special Local Guide throughout trip
special Social Get-togethers
Join me and make new friends on an all-inclusive trip to experience the best of southern Thailand! The trip is focused on nature, adventures, Thai cuisine, and most importantly, experiencing all of this like you're traveling with friends. We stay in 3-star accommodations and I take care of all the organization and the finances so that you can lean back and enjoy the trip without any hassle :) Best of all? I always have a video/photographer for trips, so we’ll always have someone to capture our favorite moments. You can let go, enjoy yourself, and still get great photos during the trip this way.

About me! Hey there, I'm Eugene, and I'm an entrepreneur, foodie lover, and travel enthusiast. Currently, on a mission to discover Thailand and then Africa. I'm a huge foodie and always on the lookout for new and exciting cuisines to try. Particularly obsessed with Asian food, and nothing beats the thrill of discovering the best street food and hidden culinary gems while traveling around. From spicy Thai curries to savory Japanese ramen, I love every flavor that Asia has to offer. In my free time, you can usually find me relaxing on a beach or trying to explore Bangkok with my family. I love discovering new places and getting that rush of excitement, whether it's just window shopping, doing family activities with my kids, or just trying new flavors Overall, I'm a pretty dynamic earthy guy who's always up for new experiences and challenges. With my entrepreneurial spirit, love for food, and thirst for adventure, you'll never have a dull moment with me. Hope to meet you soon

Temperature and weather: The best time to visit Thailand is during the cool and dry season between November and early April, when temperatures range from 29°C to 34°C. However, the climate varies throughout the country and you can visit all year round. In the south, the climate differs between the eastern and western coasts. November, December because it is summer we may experience the occasional rain shower, but that usually lasts around one hour before the sun is back out. About the accommodation: All accommodation is included in the cost and will be beachfront rooms in boutique hotels or similar, a glamping 5-star retreat in Koh Samui, and a 3-star resort in Koh Pha Ngan. Foods All our meals (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) will be included in the cost. I'm a major foodie so don’t worry- we will have a list of great local spots for you to try all of Thailand’s best dishes! Let me know in the Q&A section if you have any questions!

What's included?
Accommodation (Private rooms)
Locations 2 cities
Activities 9
Meals 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 3 Dinner
Group Size 8-24 spots
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Arrival Transfers
Departure Transfers
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My name is Eugene Cloete and I'm a full-time adventurer, I'm now on a mission to rediscover Asia and then Africa.

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Trip Itinerary

Koh Samui

Day 1-2
Welcome to Thailand! Settle in and get ready for an incredible week. Airport Transfer Provided 3 transfers from Koh Samui Airport (USM), between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Dinner Welcome, dinner at a local restaurant is included. Overnight in Koh Samui. Samaya Bura Samui, or similar

Koh Samui

Day 2-3
This full-day tour will treat you to breathtaking vistas of clear, turquoise waters and palm-covered islands. Your underwater snorkeling experience at the shallow cove of Koh Wao (Dragon Island), will reveal many different species of marine life, including stingrays, snappers, and barracuda, as well as vibrant anemones and various shades of coral. Lastly, you'll visit the emerald lake of Ko Mae Ko Island to explore your surroundings by kayak. Breakfast at the hotel is included. ACTIVITY~ 7 HOURS Ang Thong National Marine Park Island Hopping Tour. Hop on a boat this morning for a full-day adventure of Ang Thong National Marine Park, an archipelago of 42 islands totaling approximately 97 square miles. ACTIVITY~ 1 HOUR Koh Wao Snorkel During your island-hopping adventure of Ang Thong National Marine Park, you’ll take in the island of Koh Wao to experience the spectacular marine world at this popular snorkeling site. The shallow water in this inlet is quite calm, making it a joy to snorkel in. (Note: this activity is some part of the Ang Thong National Marine Park Island Hopping Tour) ACTIVITY~ 1 HOUR Koh Mae Koh Island Discovery Explore the breathtaking views from the top of Koh Mae Koh Island, made famous by the novel, ‘The Beach’. The island’s emerald-green lagoon and the surrounding islands of the archipelago, offer spectacular photo opportunities. (Note: this activity is some part of Ang Thong National Marine Park Island Hopping Tour) Lunch at a local restaurant is included. ACTIVITY ~ 1 HOUR Island Sea Kayak Complete today’s tour by exploring the emerald lagoon of Koh Mae Koh and the surrounding islands from your kayak. (Note: this activity is some part of Ang Thong National Marine Park Island Hopping Tour) ACCOMMODATION Samaya Bura Samui, or similar Overnight in Koh Samui.

Ko Pha Ngan

Day 3-4
Today, your ferry will take you to the island of Koh Pha Ngan, where you can relax on the beach before meeting a local chef for your Thai cooking class. MEAL Breakfast at the hotel is included. TRANSFER~ 45 MIN Hotel to Koh Samui Pier Transfer Private van transfer to Nathon Pier for taking a ferry boat ACTIVITY~ 1 HOUR Ferry: Koh Samui to Koh Pha Ngan Today you will board a local ferry and cruise over the crystal blue seas to the picturesque island of Ko Pha Ngan. ACTIVITY~ 3 HOURS 30 MIN Thai Cooking Class. This afternoon, a local chef will instruct you in a Thai cooking class. After collecting your ingredients from the fresh market, you’ll head to the kitchen to prepare and cook a traditional dish. Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Kitchen that can operate with 12 pax/group. In case the group size is bigger than 12 pax, we will split into 2 groups. ACCOMMODATION Mae Haad Bay Resort, or similar Overnight in Koh Pha Ngan.

Ko Pha Ngan

Day 4-5
Board a longtail boat and cruise out to the remote Bottle Beach, where a local Guide will take you on a hike through the jungle to the pristine white sand beaches. MEAL Breakfast at the hotel is included. ACTIVITY~ 4 HOURS Bottle Beach Jungle Hike included Longtail Boat Take Jungle route to Bottle Beach with local ENG guide escorted. Bottle Beach, located in the northeast of Koh Phangan, is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. It’s secluded and no excess development has been done there. The long white, sandy beach known also under its Thai name Haad Khuad is enclosed by hills covered in lush greenery and coconut palms. ACTIVITY~ 30 MIN Longtail Boat at Bottle Beach After spending time at the Bottle Beach, also known as Haad Kruad, hop on the longtail boat to the local pier and continue by van to hotel (Note: This activity is the part of Bottle Beach Jungle Hike Tour. Length in minutes consists in above activity.) ACCOMMODATION Mae Haad Bay Resort, or similar Overnight in Koh Pha Ngan.

Ko Pha-ngan

Day 5-6
Enjoy a leisurely day on the island. Relax on the beach, take in some shopping, or visit the beach bars. MEAL: Breakfast at the hotel is included. ACCOMMODATION Mae Haad Bay Resort, or similar Overnight in Koh Pha Ngan.

Koh Samui

Day 6-7
Wave goodbye to Koh Pha Ngan and take the ferry back to Koh Samui. After a tour of Koh Samui Island, you will join the group for a farewell dinner. MEAL Breakfast at the hotel is included. TRANSFER ~ 45 MIN Hotel to Koh Pha Ngan Pier Transfer. Private van transfer to Thong Sala Pier for taking a ferry boat ACTIVITY~ 1 HOUR Ferry: Koh Pha Ngan to Koh Samui Today you’ll board the ferry at Koh Pha Ngan and cruise back to Koh Samui, Thailand’s second largest island. MEAL: A farewell dinner at a local restaurant is included. INFORMAL GATHERING Social Get-together Relaxation, Drinks, and Socials ACCOMMODATION Samaya Buri Samui, or similar Overnight in Koh Samui.

Samui Airport

Day 7
All good things must come to an end! You'll transfer to the airport and bid farewell for now. MEAL Breakfast at the hotel is included. TRANSFER ~ 45 MIN Airport Transfers 2 transfers to Koh Samui Airport (USM), between 8:00 am and 11:00 am.
Trip Summary
7 days trip
Koh Samui, Koh Samui & 5 more
Boat, Trekking, Car
What's excluded?
International flights
Food and alcohol (except as noted)
Visas and travel insurance
Airport transfers outside of designated
Tips for Guides
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