Southern Thailand

Those who really know Southern Thailand will tell you that the region is more than just beaches. It is fiery cuisine that is so tasty it’s worth the tears. It is a rainforest that is older and more diverse than the Amazon. It is floating villages, rugged hikes, awe-inspiring landscapes and a warm welcome from the locals.

Southern Thailand stretches from the Andaman Sea in the west to the Gulf of Thailand in the east. Both bodies of water are home to some of the world’s best islands, from remote gems such as Koh Lipe to more established destinations like Phuket. The region is sprinkled with parks, such as Khao Sok National Park which is filled with waterfalls and lakes to explore or Ang Thong Marine Park in Samui which is teeming with tropical fish and jungle-clad islands. Southern Thailand is also home to quaint towns such as Krabi and Trang which have great markets, local restaurants and cultural sites.

Day Tours and Activities in Southern Thailand

Full Day Ethical Elephant Experience in Phuket

Full Day |
Phuket
Immerse yourself in the world of the Asian elephant at Phuket’s most ethical elephant sanctuary. Uncover their communication and behavioural patterns and discover all about rehabilitation techniques and elephant nutrition as you connect with these gentle giants, explore their natural habitat, and deepen your understanding of their pivotal role within the ecosystem.

Half Day Ethical Elephant Experience in Phuket 

Half Day |
Phuket
Embark on a transformative half-day journey through Phuket’s picturesque landscapes to an ethical elephant sanctuary. Witness these majestic creatures roam freely, and deepen your connection with these gentle giants, all in a day that leaves an indelible mark on your heart.

Khao Sok: Adventure to Cheow Lan Lake

Full Day |
Khao Sok
This adventurous day out in Khao Sok National Park explores the stunning Cheow Lan lake. Embark on a journey deep into jungle, karstic limestone cliffs, and ancient rainforest, where you’ll be rewarded by spectacular scenery and an introduction to Thailand’s rich and indescribable wilderness.

Racha & Coral by Catamaran

Full Day |
Phuket
Enjoy a full day aboard a catamaran yacht to explore the wonders of the Andaman Sea, including some snorkelling amid the beautiful scenery of Racha Island.

Phi Phi Islands by Speedboat

Full Day |
Phuket
Enjoy a speedboat tour to Phi Phi Islands where visitors can snorkel in picturesque inlets, enjoy a delicious lunch on Phi Phi Don, and get active at Maiton Island with some paddle boarding.

Surin Island By Speedboat

Full Day |
Phang Nga
Enjoy a day of snorkelling and sailing in the Andaman Sea to the gloriously idyllic Surin Islands – a world-renowned location for its underwater marine life.

Similan Island By Speedboat

Full Day |
Phang Nga
Zoom around the different snorkelling spots of the Similan Islands by speedboat, stopping at different locations and scaling a viewpoint to admire this island paradise.

Catamaran Sunset Dinner (join-in)

Half Day |
Phuket
Embark upon a wonderful sunset catamaran cruise complete with a fantastic dinner to enjoy the stunning views at Promthep Cape.

Koh Yao Yai Local Immersion

Half Day |
Phang Nga
Enjoy a half-day experience taking in the idyllic scenery of Koh Yao Yai, with coconut plantations, a fishermen’s village, a soft-sanded serene beach, and even some island goats to feed.

Captain a Junk Boat in Phang Nga

Full Day |
Phuket
Climb aboard a traditional Chinese junk charter boat to explore Phang Nga Bay on a tailor-made trip that allows guests to direct the journey.

Khao Sok Night Safari

Evening |
Surat Thani
This nocturnal journey into the deep, dark jungles of Khao Sok provides an amazing opportunity to be serenaded by a symphony of cicadas or witness the casual crawl of the slow loris and other nighttime dwellers.

Jungle Life Kid’s Camp

Half Day |
Surat Thani
Located in Khao Sok, the Jungle Life Kid’s Camp offers a range of activities catering to young travellers. From learning to be a local farmer to setting off on a short hike through the jungle, this is a great opportunity for kids to get the most out of their travels.

Hike to Dragon Crest Mountain

Full Day |
Krabi
The dragon calls! Escape the beaches and islands for an unforgettable hike through the jungle to the peak of Dragon Crest Mountain for a view that seems to take in all of Southern Thailand.

Private Island Hopping and Picnic Lunch

Half Day |
Krabi
Sipping sparkling wine and dining on Thai food cooked by a local chef is a top-of-the-bucket list experience offered on this half-day, island-hopping excursion.

Kayaking the Mangrove Forests and Sea Caves or Bor Thor

Full Day |
Krabi
Set off on a kayaking adventure through the mangroves and caves surrounding Baan Bor Thor. Enjoy a local seafood lunch before ending the day with a refreshing swim in one of the region’s freshwater streams.

Krabi Island Explorer by Luxury Long-Tail

Half Day |
Krabi
Relax, kick back, and soak up the sun on a luxury longtail boat ride to explore 4 islands along the Krabi coastline. Discover the diversity of marine life below the surface with some snorkelling. Snack on complimentary fruits and treats in between stops.

Phuket Morning Market Walk with Thai Breakfast

Half Day |
Phuket
Enjoy a guided tour of a Phuket morning market. Our knowledgeable guide will share insights into the importance of the market for locals and point out all the delicious delicacies to be found. Sit down to sample Thai cuisine with a traditional breakfast.

Snorkelling Around Koh Tao

Full Day |
Koh Tao
Take an immersive trip into this underwater world teeming with life, where sharks, and clownfish, and stunning coral await, on this five-site snorkelling excursion that circumnavigates the stunning island of Koh Tao.

Sailing to Ang Thong Marine Sanctuary (Join-In)

Full Day |
Koh Samui
Sail away to Ang Thong Marine Sanctuary, a protected area consisting of 42 jungle-clad islands chock full of reefs, beaches, waterfalls and hidden coves ripe for exploring. Today’s adventure is sure to leave you refreshed and relaxed.

Bay of Wonders: Phang Nga Cruise

Full Day |
Phang Nga
Spend the day cruising amongst a forest of limestone karsts sprouting from the emerald waters of Phang Nga Bay. From swimming and lounging on secluded beaches to dining on Koh Panyi this full day adventure will one to remember.

Phuket Island Explorer

Full Day |
Phuket
Big Buddhas, local industries, seafood lunch and a glass of rum punch await as you explore the inner-workings, both past and present, of Phuket. This is an opportunity to go beyond the beaches, and discover that island-life isn’t just about the sand and sea.

Living the Coco Life on Samui

Full Day |
Koh Samui
Go coco today by exploring the importance of the humble and versatile coconut to Samui’s way of life. From visiting plantations and local manufacturers to enjoying a lunch inspired by the coconut, today will be an enlightening and tasty journey.

Pig Island and Snorkelling Adventure by Longtail

Half Day |
Koh Samui
Island pigs and tropical fish may not be as common as bacon and eggs, but it is just as satisfying. Take a longtail adventure to Koh Mudsum and Koh Tan, two small islands off the coast of Samui, for an odd, exciting day on the water.

Jewel of Thailand: Snorkelling Adventure to Surin

Full Day |
Koh Surin
Surin is a far cry from the mass tourism of other Thai destinations. Perfect for a tranquil day of swimming and snorkelling while thinking you’re the luckiest person alive.

Inspiring multi-day itineraries that include Southern Thailand

Recommended Hotels in Southern Thailand

9 Hornbills Tented Camp

5 Star |
Phang Nga
9 Hornbills Tented Camp is a luxury glamping experience on the island of Koh Yao Noi. Guests enjoy their own private compounds with a private pool with the most magnificent views in Thailand.

Our Jungle Camp – Eco Resort 

3 Star |
Khao Sok
Our Jungle Camp – Eco Resort offers opportunities to get to grips with jungle life in comfort, set within the majesty of Khao Sok National Park.

Zeavola Resort

5 Star |
Krabi
With an eco-minded ethos, Zeavola Resort offers a barefoot luxury experience on Koh Phi Phi. With a five-star dive centre, two tasty restaurants, spa and activities centre, Zeavola is a true destination resort.

Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa

5 Star |
Koh Samui
Kamalaya Koh Samui is a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation. Guests are treated to a personalised treatment plan of various holistic treatments in a luxuriously serene setting that celebrates nature.

Silavadee Resort Koh Samui

5 Star |
Koh Samui
Silavadee is a sprawling hillside wellness retreat with a range of luxury villa options with excellent oceanside dining, just a short distance from Chaweng and Lamai resorts.

Pimalai Resort and Spa Koh Lanta

6 Star |
Krabi
Pimalai Koh Lanta is a luxury, sprawling resort right on the beach with a vast array of activities and entertainment. All rooms are spacious and exquisitely designed to exude a refined sense of comfort.

Treehouse Villa Koh Yao Noi

5 Star |
Phang Nga
Treehouse Villa offers fanciful accommodations in a beautiful setting along the northern tip of Koh Yao Noi, a peaceful island off the eastern coast of Phuket.

The Sarojin Khao Lak Resort

5 Star |
Phang Nga
The Sarojin is a must for those that appreciate barefoot luxury and impeccable service along a tropical beach.

Dewa Phuket Resort and Villas

4 Star |
Phuket
Dewa Phuket is a paradise retreat just a few steps from the stunning Nai Yang beach, Phuket. With expansive rooms, a range of dining options, and a great location next to a national park, it’s an excellent choice for any traveller type.

Buri Rasa Village Koh Phangan

4 Star |
Koh Phangan
Buri Rasa Village Resort is a collection of individual villas that hug the shoreline of Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach, Koh Phangan. Its warm hospitality coupled with the fantastic beachside location made for an unforgettable stay.

Buri Rasa Village Koh Samui

4 Star |
Koh Samui
Buri Rasa Village is a serene beachfront oasis situated within the busy area of Chaweng, Samui. The warm hospitality of staff who cater to your every need makes for a wonderfully relaxing stay.

Rayavadee Krabi

6 Star |
Krabi
Rayavadee Krabi is a sprawling luxury eco-resort that is earned a well-deserved reputation for its exemplary hospitality set in a stunning location in Krabi Marine National Park.

La Flora Khao Lak

4 Star |
Phang Nga
La Flora offers luxury beachfront accommodation in serene Khao Lak, with opulent, spacious villas and the hotel’s excellent service on-hand 24/7.

Koh Jum Beach Villas

3 Star |
Krabi
Koh Jum Beach Villas is a luxury eco-resort offering beautifully designed private villas set within an enchanting setting. Enjoy this idyllic island paradise of untouched beaches and jungle for an indulgent hideaway experience.

Koyao Island Resort

4 Star |
Phang Nga
Koyao Island Resort offers escapism on an island paradise with a range of rooms and villas, all providing a peaceful setting in which to sit back and embrace island life.

Koh Mook Sivalai

4 Star |
Trang
Sivalai Resort Koh Mook is located in a truly idyllic setting, with 48 beautifully-styled Thai villas situated on a cape jutting out into the sea for a genuine island retreat.

Baba Eco Lodge Phang Nga

3 Star |
Phang Nga
A tranquil haven on the idyllic island of Ko Phra Tong, this eco-resort effortlessly combines refined luxury with meaningful ethical choices in design and layout. This allows for the utmost comfort while blending seamlessly into the natural environment.

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