This 15-day adventure starts and finishes in the metropolis of Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand and home to Asia’s best food, nightlife, and shopping. It has been designed to maximise your experience of Thailand. Instead of rushing around in a panic trying to visit as many places as possible, we’ve specially chosen four locations that we know you’ll fall in love with. Visiting Bangkok you’ll explore the city and experience the gay nightlife before heading to two of the main islands Koh Samui and Ko Phangan, you’ll get time to enjoy the city as well as time to relax on Thailand’s beautiful beaches.
Days 1 And 2: Bangkok
Arriving in Bangkok on day one, we’ll hook up at our meeting spot at 4 pm and the adventure begins. Bangkok is the perfect place to start. You’ll really get to know the city. On the second day, we’ll take a guided day-trip using local tuk-tuks, boats and trains; visiting Wat Pho, Wat Arun and more. At night we’ll check out Silom’s famous night market and explore the vibrant gay scene. You’ll find out why Bangkok is one of the world’s most exciting cities.
Days 3 And 4: Khao Yai
On day three we’ll head to Khao Yai park, and see the wildlife-rich jungles, cliffs and cascading waterfalls. After the towering buildings of Bangkok, you’ll enjoy the lush natural scenery. At night we’ll be glamping in style in an upscale tented property. We’ll then enjoy the beaches of the South – Thailand has some of the world’s finest beaches.
Days 5, 6 And 7: Railay
On day five we’ll take a one hour flight and short boat ride to the white sand beaches of Railay. You’ll enjoy a taste of paradise surrounded by the beautiful blue waters that have made the Gulf of Thailand famous. You’ll enjoy great food and hidden lagoons, as well as having ample opportunity for sun-worshipping. You can stay on land or head out to sea to enjoy scuba diving and snorkelling. You’ll also get the chance to meet people from all over this world in this highly popular travel destination.
Days 8, 9 And 10 - Phuket
On day eight we travel overland to Phuket, stopping along the way to check out the scenery, the people and the animals of the inland areas. In the city of Phuket you’ll enjoy the vibrant gay scene. You’ll get the chance to feed wild monkeys, island hop and explore the sun-drenched gay beach. Phuket is a must-see destination that has something for everyone. You can get your shopping done, hit the cabarets, take a cooking class, enjoy the spa… whatever takes your fancy. You can go wild in the evenings and unwind during the day.
Days 11 And 12: Bangkok
Back to Bangkok! We’ll take a one hour flight from Phuket to Bangkok and enjoy once again the pleasures of the city. You can do a spot of gift shopping for your boyfriend, Mum or bff – or just buy loads of stuff for yourself. Then it will be time to say goodbye (sniff) to our 12-day trippers. We will then have plenty more to explore for another couple of days in Bangkok.
Day 13: Ayutthaya
We shall take a 90-minute ride to the formal capital city of Thailand, Ayutthaya, and explore the stunning 14th-century ruins – many of which are beautifully preserved. You’ll get a sense of the turbulent history of Siam. Our tour guide will satisfy the curiosity of all you history buffs. Once we have explored Ayutthaya, we shall return to Bangkok for the night.
Day 14: Petchaburi
Ever seen a flying squirrel? This will be your chance as it’s our animal day. Just 2.5 miles from Bangkok, we shall explore the remote refuge property of the Wildlife Friends of Thailand Project. Feeding, walking and washing elephants, encountering exotic monkeys, bears, jackals, langurs and gibbons – we shall also hear their stories and learn about these wonderful creatures. And yes, flying squirrels are actually a thing!
Day 15: Bangkok
It’s goodbye-for-now day as the trip comes to an unwanted end in Bangkok. Make one last mad dash to MBK for some last minute shopping if your flight time allows it, then it’s time to pack up your bags and head back home.