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Koh Samui: Coral & Pig Island Longtail Boat Small-Group Tour

1. Koh Samui: Coral & Pig Island Longtail Boat Small-Group Tour

Start your trip nice and early with pickup from your accommodation before heading to Thong Krut Pier. From there, board a boat and make your way to Koh Madsum, also known as Pig Island, for a stroll and selfie with the wild island pigs. From Koh Matsum, travel to Koh Tean. In Koh Tean, spend your time swimming, relaxing, snorkeling, kayaking, or exploring the area before enjoying lunch. Afterward, take some free time to enjoy the pristine beach, kayak in the crystal clear waters ,and savour the inhabited landscape. After a full afternoon, make your way back to Thong Krut Pier and be transferred from there back to your accommodation. Want to make your experience even more special? You can choose the Luxury Long-tail Boat option which ensures you island hop in style and in elevated comfort. Besides having more space, the luxury boat also comes with snacks, cold towels, soft drinks, and mineral water. Enjoy a low-impact way of exploring. On this tour, you explore sustainable experiences that prioritize providing water in glass bottles and offsetting carbon emissions in every tour, reducing your environmental impact and carbon footprint.

Thailand: eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

2. Thailand: eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Thailand hassle-free with an iPhone and Android supported eSIM. Stay connected with high-speed coverage anywhere in Thailand, or upgrade for coverage in eight additional countries, including Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Hong Kong.  Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Choose between 3 to 30 days of coverage, ranging from 1GB to 30GB options to use over your chosen duration. Alternatively, enjoy the option to receive 500MB renewed daily for 7, 14, or 30 days. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with a zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and easily purchase and activate additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. All iPhone models launched after iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Androids, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photos for eligibility.

Ko Samui: 4WD Wild Jungle Safari Tour with Lunch

3. Ko Samui: 4WD Wild Jungle Safari Tour with Lunch

Embark on a spectacular adventure up into the mountain and through the Jungle of Koh Samui and then down the other side. All safaris are conducted using authentic rugged ex-army jeeps. It is an exhilarating and rugged experience, but safety is always the highest priority. After pickup from your hotel on Ko Samui, travel to the first stop on the safari, the famous Grandfather/Grandmother Rocks. Next to the rocks is a quaint market selling all sorts of handmade Thai products and souvenirs. Then, head off to the largest waterfall on the island for a cool swim in the natural spring water. Visit the mummified monk statue in the glass case at the temple as seen on TV. After this ground-level experience, crank the vehicle into 4WD and head up into the mountain to impressive viewpoints located along the route to the top. Pass by local Thai farmers working their coconut farms in the forest. Stop for a delicious, traditional Thai lunch in the mountain-top restaurant with beautiful views of the island. After lunch, head to Buddha’s Magic Garden, with weird and wonderful statues all made by hand by one man over many years. Running through the garden is a quaint little stream, and above it is an old monk’s prayer room. Drive down the mountain and stop at the rubber-making plantation before heading toward the iconic Big Buddha. After an exhilarating day, you will be transferred back to the hotel in the evening.

Trat Airport: Shared Transfers to/from Koh Chang with Ferry

4. Trat Airport: Shared Transfers to/from Koh Chang with Ferry

This shared transfer is the perfect solution for those traveling from Trat Airport to Koh Chang. You will be picked up at the airport and taken to the ferry terminal, where you'll board a comfortable ferry for the scenic ride to Koh Chang. Experienced drivers and guides will be on hand to make sure your journey is smooth and hassle-free. Once you arrive on the island, you'll be dropped off at your hotel or a central location to start exploring. With all transportation taken care of, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand. The Pick up Time For arrival flight PG305, pickup will be 12:40/13.40 PM. The exact pickup time will be advised by email. For departure flight PG306, pickup will be between 9:00 AM and 9:40 AM. The exact pickup time will be advised by email. For arrival flight PG307, pickup will be 5:15 PM. The exact pickup time will be advised by email. For departure flight PG308, pickup will be between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. The exact pickup time will be advised by email.

From Bangkok: Pattaya Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip

5. From Bangkok: Pattaya Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip

Spend the day in the company of Thailand's native gentle giants on a day trip from Bangkok to an ethical elephant sanctuary in Pattaya. Get the chance to feed, bathe, and walk the elephants. Lunch, hotel pickup and drop-off, and fruit are included. Be picked up from your accommodation in Bangkok by an air-conditioned vehicle. Journey approximately 2 hours through scenic agricultural areas, hills, and beach, before arriving at the Sanctuary in Pattaya.  There, meet your English-speaking guide and learn some insights about the elephants you are about to meet. After gathering up some bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, walk with your guide through the sanctuary, discovering free-roaming elephants in safe, sustainable and ethical environments, and hear their individual stories.  Touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. After you have met all the elephants, accompany them to a nearby mud spa. Get muddy with the elephants as you apply a healthy cosmetic mud treatment to their skin.  Next, walk with the elephants to a nearby river and join them in the water for a refreshing bath. Take a swim and help bathe and brush the elephants while they wade through and play in the water. Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos of them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friends and change into some dry clothes.  Finally, enjoy eating some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits. After you're done at the Sanctuary, drive back to your hotel in Bangkok to enjoy the rest of your stay.

Pattaya: Coral Island & Sak Island Adventure Trip

6. Pattaya: Coral Island & Sak Island Adventure Trip

On this unique tour, benefit from a versatile selection of action-packed adventure options as you explore the serene natural beauty of the Pattaya Islands. Make the day your own by choosing as many water activities as you'd like. Your guide will ensure you catch all of the highlights. Begin your island excursion with pickup from your hotel in Pattaya. For your first adventure of the day, take to the skies with the adrenaline rush of parasailing. Soar above the water and cruise over Pattaya Beach. Awaiting you are the panoramic views of expansive, crystal-clear blue waters. After you've finished your first activity, take a stroll along the coastline, marvel at the coral reef and paddle peacefully on a paddle board before heading to Coral Island. While you cruise, admire the breathtaking beauty of the pristine waters and sandy beaches. If you're hungry, grab lunch at an island restaurant by Tawean Beach. Fully replenished and ready for action, hit the water for your choice of afternoon thrills. Climb on a banana boat, or rev the engine on a jet ski. Afterwards, you might seize the opportunity to rest on the beach; soaking up the sun's rays. Next on the agenda, zoom along the water to discover the stunning coral reefs and marine life around Sak Island. On board, grab your snorkeling gear and dive in, or explore the sea floor up close with a seawalker. Marvel at the diversity of the vibrant underwater world as sea creatures swoop by. Once you've scouted out every corner of the reef, it's time to pack up and return to shore. Relax on the way back and enjoy a final transport to your hotel to conclude your tour.

From Bangkok: Khao Yai National Park Small-Group Day Trip

7. From Bangkok: Khao Yai National Park Small-Group Day Trip

Start your adventure with an early pickup before beginning the 3-hour journey north-east. You’ll have a quick stop at the famous The Birder’s Lodge to grab some coffee before arriving at Khao Yai National Park. Khao Yai National Park is one of the largest national parks in Thailand and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll head down one of the many nature trails, admiring the local flora and fauna. As one of the oldest national parks in the country, you’ll find all kinds of animals living in the area, from mammals and reptiles to birds and insects. If you’re really lucky, you may just spot a herd of wild elephants nearby. After lunch, during June-March, we’ll trek to Haew Suwat Waterfall and Haew Narok Waterfall, two of the park’s most picturesque bodies of water. We’ll marvel at the cool cascades, snap photos of the lush scenery, and take a quick respite before making our way back to Bangkok. For itinerary from April to May (Dry season): After lunch, follow a nature trail and walk along the winding paths, taking in the natural scenery. Look as your guide points out some of the park’s most enchanting features, and if you’re lucky, you can see some friendly creatures. After the hike, get to Nong Phak Chi Observation Tower. Climb to the top and get a bird’s eye view of the landscape below. Enjoy a low-impact way of exploring. On this tour, you explore sustainable experiences that prioritize providing water in glass bottles and offsetting carbon emissions in every tour, reducing your environmental impact and carbon footprint.

Day Trip to Pattaya City & Koh Larn Island Tour From Bangkok

8. Day Trip to Pattaya City & Koh Larn Island Tour From Bangkok

Depart from River City Bangkok city in the early morning and journey about 2.5 hours to Pattaya City, which is situated 150 km Southeast of Bangkok. Once arrived Pattaya city, you will take a boat ride for 40 minutes directly to Naban beach on Koh Larn, also known as Coral Island. Then, take local transport to Tawan beach, you can choose from a variety of activities depending on your interests for the day. Go snorkeling, or relax and sunbathe on the beach. If you'd like a faster pace, try some water activities like jet skiing, banana boat riding, sea walking, or parasailing. Then, enjoy lunch on the beach with a gorgeous view. Journey back to the mainland, arriving back in Bangkok in the early evening.

Koh Chang: Full-Day Reefs or Wreck Sites Snorkeling Trip

9. Koh Chang: Full-Day Reefs or Wreck Sites Snorkeling Trip

Discover the fascinating underwater world around Koh Chang or Koh Rang National Park on this full-day snorkeling tour. After a comfortable hotel pickup, you will be driven to the Bang Bao Pier where you will receive your snorkel equipment, mask and fins. Hop aboard the boat, put on your life jacket and get ready for a marine adventure. Your boat will depart at 9 AM. Visit the beautiful coral sites around Koh Chang on some days, and head to Koh Rang National Park on other days, depending on weather and sea conditions. Both areas are stunning and offer prime snorkeling spots. The Koh Chang sites include a shipwreck, while the National Park sites include a beach stop. Enjoy a total of 3 diverse snorkeling stops. Feel comfortable in the presence of your expert guide, or explore the reefs by yourself if you're an experienced snorkeler. Indulge in a tasty lunch buffet with delicious non-spicy food, and refresh with fresh fruit in the afternoon. Your boat will return between 4 and 5 PM, after which you will be transferred back to your hotel to enjoy the rest of your evening.

Tiffany's Show Pattaya: Cabaret Show Entry Ticket

10. Tiffany's Show Pattaya: Cabaret Show Entry Ticket

Treat yourself to something special and witness Tiffany's Show Pattaya in all its glory. Watch dazzling performances and listen to exciting musical numbers. Bring the whole family along for the highly regarded performance. Tiffany’s Show Pattaya is the world's first transgender cabaret show. With five decades of experience, the family-oriented show was voted among the top 10 world's best shows and has received the Prime Minister's Creative Award. See the show awarded the People's Choice Award and Thailand Tourism Awards: Award of Excellence, as well as Thailand's most coveted tourism award, the Hall Of Fame. Tiffany’s Show Pattaya has organized the well-known Miss Tiffany’s Universe since 1998 and Miss International Queen since 2004 with the aim to raise human rights and equality for all. Witness spectacular performances, impressive costumes, and out-of-this-world set design. Choose from a variety of seating, whether it's the mezzanine or VIP seating closer to the stage.

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Driver was waiting for us upon arrival, unfortunately we had to deal with missing luggage but iwo took off shortly afterwards, q15 min to ferry port, got onto the 2nd ferry with „our“ van for the 30 min ride, good fruit smoothies on board. Upon srrivslng at Koh Chang pier,, it took another 30 min with the same driver and van to reach our hotel, so about 2 hours after leaving Trat airport. All went very smooth and while booking everything individually would possibly have cost half of it , this was very easy and saved us dealing with getting luggage on to the ferry and waiting for a taxi after arriving. After the trip to the hotel, I just confirmed the return trip to the airport Recommended!

The entire trip was great, very well organized. Pig Island and Kho Tan are definitely worth seeing, beautiful islands, great glass of clear water. The highlight, of course, is the pigs. As mentioned in other reviews, you can save yourself the snorkeling, unfortunately nothing special. Otherwise definitely recommended.

Everyone on the boat was very nice... had a lot of fun and lots of swimming time... took great pictures... but behind the beaches the islands are littered... food is good. Please keep in mind that 30 people are catered for in 4 square meters...thanks for the trip...

Only issue was driver did not speak English which was included in description.

Loved it, pigs the highlight and lunch was lovely !