Love beaches? Love islands? Love cocktails? Love this trip! Head from buzzing Bangkok to blissful Koh Samui, snorkel, swim and hang at waterfalls. Get lost (in a fun way) in the jungle of Khao Sok National Park and finish up in the aquamarine waters of Ao Nang. Embrace your inner beach bum and come home with sand in all the wrong places. Bring SPF 30, a sense of adventure and an appetite for the delicious and strange.

Highlights

Obsessed with the Tom Yam Goong at your local Thai joint? Imagine how much better it would be in Thailand, on a beach, with a cocktail, at sunset. Nice, eh?

Get your first super spicy taste of Thailand and see the sights in big, bold, bustling Bangkok

Koh Samui is a slice of paradise. Cruise the island, go chasing waterfalls and feel peachy on the beach before carving up the dance floor in one of Koh Samui's famous bars

Kick back for a few days in Ao Nang. Plenty of free time to fry up some noodles in a Thai cooking class, cook yourself in the hot springs or paddle to a hidden lagoon on Koh Hong island

More fun in kayaks, coves and canyons is to be had in the mangrove forests of Ao Thalane. Don't let the local troublemakers (macaque monkeys) steal your camera

Need more reasons? Here are 7 more why we love it: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/southern-thailand/