Rock climbing and kayaking in South Thailand
Rock-climb the limestone cliffs of Krabi, snorkel to hidden islands and kayak through Khao Sok National Park.
Rock climbing and kayaking in South Thailand
About your trip
Your trip to Thailand? Eight days of tropical sun, sea and street food.
Starting in Bangkok and ending on the beaches of Krabi, your Thailand adventure will take you south through an exciting landscape. You’ll kayak through the biodiverse islands of Khao Sok National Park, snorkel through lush coral reefs and rock-climb the limestone cliffs of Krabi (to the rock-climbing beginners out there – we accommodate all levels of experience).
All that activity should help you burn off the calories you’ll consume sampling Thailand’s world-famous cuisine…
- Accommodation in twin rooms
- Local transport
- Most meals included
- Max 14 travellers per group
- ATOL protected
- Private airport transfers
Remember, flights aren't included and prices are based on sharing a twin room. If you'd like to upgrade to a single room, you can add this during the booking process or by contacting our Customer Experience team.
Day 01 Sawadee, Bangkok
Welcome to Bangkok – a city where tradition meets modernity in electrifying fashion. Meet your fellow travellers and guide at the hotel, then you’ll head out together for welcome drinks at a rooftop bar. From the Chao Phraya River to golden temples, Bangkok’s panorama is an absorbing sight – and best admired with a drink in hand. Then, enjoy a first-night feast with your group, settling into the adventure ahead.
Day 02 Wat Pho Temple and Jim Thompson House
This morning, you’ll weave through the bustling streets of Bangkok by public transport. From tuk-tuk to skytrain, followed by traditional riverboat, this is your chance to experience Bangkok as the locals do. In the afternoon, head to the Old Town to admire the beauty of Wat Pho temple (known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha) followed by a visit to the lesser-known Jim Thompson House. Then, as evening falls, you’ll board the night train which will take you to Surat Thani. An experience in itself, bring snacks and cards, and settle into your journey south.
Day 03 Boat ride in Khao Sok
Today’s destination? Khao Sok National Park. With its rainforests, caves and limestone islands, Khao Sok boasts an abundant biodiversity. Take a beautiful boat ride into this lush habitat, then you’ll explore your surroundings on a gentle hike. Hop back onto your boat for an evening safari, as twilight falls over the limestone cliffs.
Day 04 A dawn safari and Thai street food
Your morning will begin with a special pre-dawn safari by boat, just in time to catch daylight creeping over the lake. Spend the rest of the morning at leisure, then your adventure will continue onwards to Krabi. Famous for its pristine beaches and epic rock climbing opportunities, the sun-soaked south will be your home for the next four days. Settle into your new home in the best possible way: with a street food tour. Crispy fish cakes, papaya salads and deep-fried delights are all typical sights in a Thai market, with unexpected surprises around every corner.
Day 05 Kayaking in Bor Thor National Park
Head out on a kayaking adventure this morning, into the caves of Bor Thor National Park. From delicate stalagmites to secret openings, uncover a world of mysterious geological formations deep in the caves. Then, paddle your way back through a warren of mangroves (keep an eye on marauding monkeys). Back on dry land, enjoy lunch in a traditional floating restaurant, then the rest of the day is yours to relax.
Day 06 Island-hopping, snorkelling and sailing
First stop today: the white sand beaches of Phi Phi Island. From there, take a speedboat over to the secluded shores of Bamboo Island, where you can snorkel through the coral reefs, or unwind on its white beaches. Enjoy lunch on Phi Phi Don, then continue your group adventure to Monkey Beach, where you’ll get to meet its mischievous inhabitants. With hours ahead of you to snorkel or sunbathe, this is a day at sea to savour.
Day 07 A free day in Railay Bay
After an action-packed few days, today is yours to relax. From local cooking classes to phallic Hindu shrines (it is exactly what it sounds like), Railay Bay is full of curiosities to explore. Seek out secret lagoons in the rainforest, discover dark caves filled with bats or relax on the beach with a book in hand (and the seafront bar at your disposal). Today, we’ll let you set the itinerary.
Day 08 Rock-climbing in Railay Bay
Onto Krabi’s star attraction: rock-climbing its limestone cliffs. Don’t worry if you’re a complete beginner – from total novice to experienced boulderer, our guides will accommodate all levels. Master the ropes (with a little help from your belayer, perhaps) as you ascend its craggy cliffs, the tropical sea expanding beneath you. It’s so beautiful here, you really should ‘look down’. In the evening, enjoy a final dinner with your group, rounded off with sundown cocktails overlooking the Andaman Sea.
Day 09 Until next time, Krabi
It’s now over to you to make your own way to your next destination. Not quite done with Southeast Asia? Take a peek at our trip to Thailand and Laos to see how you could extend this adventure.
Our Favourite Hotels
Browse a selection of our favourite hotels, for a flavour of where you may stay on this trip.
U Sukhumvit Bangkok
Stylish 4-star hotel located in downtown Bangkok
Blending traditional design and modern elegance, this hotel offers an ideal refuge from the frenetic energy of the city.
Why we stay here
Enjoy exclusive access to the restaurant and bar, and unwind in the rooftop pool with panoramic views over the city.
Ao Nang Cliff Beach, Krabi
4-star resort with Andaman views
This coastal resort is located in the hills overlooking the cliffs of Krabi, with epic views to wake up to.
Why we stay here
Unwind in spacious rooms boasting a tasteful Thai decor. And with six private pools overlooking the sea, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Bhu Ngai Thani Resort
Coastal hotel nestled between limestone cliffs and mangrove forests.
Surrounded by the cliffs of Railay Bay, you’ll feel a world away from home – in the best possible way.
Why we stay here
An atmospheric outdoor pool overlooking the beach. Steam rooms and massage parlour. Beautiful, spacious rooms. This hotel is all about deep relaxation.
Floating Raft Hotel, Khao Sok
Traditional rustic bungalows located on the lakes.
With unique access to Khao Sok National Park, these floating raft houses are an immersive wilderness experience. The specific raft lodges we stay at will change depending on which dates you book, but they are all of the same standard, with the same views of the National Park.
Why we stay here
These floating raft houses are simple and rustic, but their incredible location makes it more than worth it. Enjoy sunrise views over the lakes and dive in for a morning swim.
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Fly into Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). We suggest you fly out of Krabi International Airport (KBV), as it is the nearest airport to where we finish the adventure.
Please try to arrive before 3pm on day 1, although we will arrange an airport transfer for you at whichever time you arrive.
Depart at your own leisure anytime on day 9.
On this trip you will travel on an overnight sleeper train. It’s not luxurious, but it’s comfortable; a great way to bond with your group and an authentic local experience. Please contact the team if you have any questions.
Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.
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