Enter the realms of paradise in sun-kissed southern Thailand. Leap from the crazy capital to the ancient jungles of Khao Sok National Park for adventure and exotic wildlife. Then take a break from it all on some of the world's most breathtaking islands, where palm-fringed sands and incredible diving opportunities await.
Days 1-2 Bangkok
Wander through Bangkok's chaotic streets and soak up the electric atmosphere. Explore the markets, cruise the khlongs or see the city's spiritual side at the elaborate temples before boarding a train bound south.
Days 3-4 Khao Sok National Park
Set amid hectares of thick jungle, waterfalls, limestone cliffs and topped off with an island-studded lake, Khao Sok is a nature-lover's paradise. Sleep in forest huts and wake up to the sound of exotic bird calls.
For trips May-Oct (East Coast)... Days 5-6 Ko Samui
Go from the steamy jungle to beachside bliss at a remote and little-developed part of Ko Samui. Soak up the sun lying on perfect, white sands, take refreshing swims or wander through endless coconut groves to discover why this is one of Thailand's best-loved island destinations.
Days 7-10 Ko Tao
Leap into crystal clear waters and explore an underwater paradise teeming with tropical fish and brilliant coral to discover why this is a hot diving destination. Maybe grab a kayak to explore hidden coves or take a nap on a deserted beach. Leaving Ko Tao, travel to Chumphon for a look around town before catching a final overnight train.
For trips Nov-Apr (West Coast)... Days 5-6 Ko Lanta
Kick back on the picture-perfect beaches of Ko Lanta. Get acquainted with the lush surrounds of this island paradise while exploring limestone caves, or just chill out at a bar with a cold Singha.
Days 7-10 Ao Nang
Pristine beaches, islands and coral reefs await. Dive into the warm Andaman Sea or hire canoes to explore the region's hongs, vast open-air lagoons only accessible through small caves. Take an overnight train back to the Thai capital.
Day 11 Bangkok
The journey comes full circle in Thailand's 'City of Angels'.