East Coast Island Explorer
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : East Coast Island Explorer

The “East Coast Island Explorer” is a relaxed journey combining some of the best Thailand islands with the obligatory tour of buzzing Bangkok. This is essentially a beach lover’s itinerary; a relaxing holiday visiting the diverse Thailand islands of Koh Samui and Koh Tao in the South China Sea. The Thailand islands on this coast benefit from a dry season that extends into the British summer so if you are restricted to travel at this time of year then this itinerary is a great option.

This holiday starts in Bangkok, a hectic vibrant city, easy to explore, great for shopping and home to some fascinating temples, palaces and the Chao Phraya River. Staying centrally, and with the inclusion of a local personal guide, you can get right to the heart of what interests you in this city in a short space of time. A short flight from Bangkok takes you to the island of Koh Samui; here you’ll stay in the less developed northern part of the island in a great boutique hotel called Zazen. The location is perfect as it's right on the beach, quiet enough to relax but within a short stroll of some excellent local restaurants serving tasty Thai specialities. The hotel itself has a great restaurant too. Next you’ll continue to explore Thialand islands as you take a boat journey over to discover the much smaller Koh Tao; one of the least developed of the Thailand islands. This is a great place to escape to and with excellent marine life close to the shore Koh Tao has built up a reputation as one of Thailand’s best spots for snorkelling and diving.

At the end of the trip you’ll take a boat back to Koh Samui from where you will fly home.

Koh Phangan is in the same national marine park as Koh Tao and also offers an idyllic island experience.  If you would like to add Koh Phangan to the itinerary (or substitute another for Koh Phangan) then please ask us for more details. Koh Phangan made the Full Moon Party famous we can tailor a trip to coincide with a Full Moon Party, or as is more likely the case, we can tailor a trip to avoid one!

Pricing & Inclusions

Please call us on 020 3411 3589 for detailed costings or click here for a guide on our pricing policy. At Experience Travel Group we always have a range of fantastic special offers for holidays in Thailand. 


Your personalised quotation with Experience Travel Group will include:

  • International Flights (which can be omitted from your quotation if you prefer)
  • Accommodation as described
  • Privately guided tours and transfers
  • Original Experience Travel Group "Signature" experiences
  • Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding)
  • Meals as described
  • 24 hour in-country backup whilst away
  • Your own dedicated travel expert in the UK

For more on our pricing policy read here.

Day-to-Day Itinerary : East Coast Island Explorer

Day 1, 2, 3 & 4

Leave the U.K on an overnight flight to Bangkok. Stay at Ariysom Villa which is well located in the Silom area, close to the shopping districts and the sky train. We’ll include a personal guide on your second day, using all different modes of public transport to get around. An ideal way to explore with the comfort and knowledge of a local, and one which gives you the upper edge on avoiding the tourist traps. 

Days 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10

A one hour flight down to the island of Koh Samui. Koh Samui is one of Thailand's most developed islands so it has good infrastructure for tours and plenty of places to eat and shop.  Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa is situated at the quiet northern tip of the island, away from the hectic area of Chaweng. You’re located right on the beach near the small fishing village of Bo Phut. This is a great area simply to relax but it’s also a good base from which to explore the island, with many scenic spots. If an upbeat night out or a bit of shopping is what you like then you are only a short tuk-tuk or “songthaew” away from Chaweng.

Days 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16

A couple of hours by boat  from Samui is the small island of Koh Tao. Famous for its diving and beautiful white sand beaches, it encapsulates what you are most likely to expect from a Thai island.  By virtue of its “off the beaten track” status, most accommodation on the island falls under the beach bungalow style rather than the large scale resort style. Here you’ll be staying in a secluded rustic resort called Charm Churee Villa, located on its own beautiful private beach and with a dedicated dive centre. There are no tours included here so you can completely chill out or explore the small island and its marine life at your leisure.


East Coast Island Explorer Experiences

You can book this holiday tour on its own, with flights or it can be tailored for you.

Here are the experiences & activities within this holiday as standard...

Customer Feedback
Really enjoyed the food tour. It took us to a part of Bangkok that we would never have visited. We visited 5 restaurants, some of which you would probably dismiss out of hand and carry on walking past from their appearance. They were also very clued up on local knowledge so it was a much a cultural tour as food tour.

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