• Topdeck travel group kayaking in a line across Cheow Lan lake in Thailand.

Delve Deep: Southern Thailand

Up to 15% off selected departures on this trip

Trip Overview

TRIP VIBE = iconic sights and in-depth adventures with a local Trip Leader. Looking for a trip that’s not same same, but different? You’ve found it. This is your insider guide to the Land of Smiles. Expect: buzzy Bangkok and paradisal Phuket. Out-of-this-world beaches, fairytale lakes and tangled rainforests. Finger-lickingly good street food. And more tradition, temples and tropical vibes than you can shake a satay skewer at. Let’s GO!

Worth noting…

Heads up! This trip is a lil shorter (just two days) than our 2024-2025 departures. 

Tales From Topdeckers

Trip itinerary

  1. Bangkok (Thailand)


    Ready to discover the unknown? Embrace the new and exotic? Delve deep into a richer-than-rich culture? You’re in EXACTLY the right place. First: say sawasdee (sah-wah-dee) to your fellow explorers. Then, we’ll kick things off with our first group dinner. Early disclosure: chawp pet noi (chop–pet-noy) is a phrase some of you will need to remember – meaning you like things ‘a little bit spicy’. Best used when ordering food.

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  2. Bangkok – Surat Thani

  3. Surat Thani – Khao Sok National Park

  4. Khao Sok National Park

  5. Khao Sok National Park – Ko Pha Ngan

  6. Ko Pha Ngan

  7. Ko Pha Ngan – Phuket

  8. Phuket

  9. Phuket

  10. Phuket


What's included

Included experiences

  • - Overnight train to Surat Thani
  • - Overnight experience in an ecolodge
  • - Kayaking on Cheow Lan Lake
  • - Visit Nam Talu Cave
  • - Overnight experience in a floating raft house
  • - Phuket street food tour
  • - Hike Phuket’s secret viewpoints


- 6 nights in hotel-style accommodation (twin or double), 1 night in an ecolodge, 1 night in a floating raft house, 1 night on an overnight train


- Private vehicle, boat transfers and overnight train

Optional activities

- FYI: these are optional activities available locally. Things might change – prices are here to give you a rough idea.

- Muay Thai boxing class in Bangkok: from 68 USD

- Half-day bike tour of Bangkok: from 53 USD

- Full-day canal boat and bike tour of Bangkok: from 112 USD

- Hop-on/hop-off bus tour of Bangkok: from 129 USD

- Hike through Khao Sok National Park with local guide: from 56 USD

- Thai cooking class (including a meal): from 53 USD

- River canoeing half-day tour: from 47 USD

- River tubing half-day tour: from 37 USD

- Full-day boat tour of the Phi Phi Islands (including lunch): from 108 USD

- Muay Thai boxing class in Phuket: from 81 USD

- Hot yoga class in Phuket: from 76 USD

- Visit an elephant sanctuary (including lunch): from 136 USD

- Essence Sino Heritage half-day walking tour: from 93 USD

- Evening cocktail workshop: from 140 USD

Views & Reviews

Latest Reviews

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  • Jodi Ma November 2023
  • Mike Eu November 2023

    I thought the trip was a good value. Not having to worry about the logistics of getting from place to place and arranging optional activities is well worth the premium built into the cost.

  • Gen By October 2023

    Had an amazing 10 days with everybody. Only thing I would suggest is to have a bit longer in each location as a lot of the time was taken up travelling between destinations. Other than that, was super exciting!

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