Relax on white sand beaches, explore tropical forests, and get away from it all on this 12-day island hopping trip. Begin in Phuket, where jagged limestone caves and deep blue lagoons meet in hidden caves. Continue to Phi Phi and Krabi to soak in the sunshine, go snorkeling in the tropical water, and ride a zip line through the rainforest. End your trip in Loh Dalum Bay with the ultimate adventure—a full day planned by you, from a personal guide to romantic beach picnics!

Highlights

  • Explore mystical caverns and hongs by starlight
  • See rare flora and fauna that live on the sea cliffs
  • Plan your own island-hopping itinerary around a visit to Loh Dalum Bay
  • Spend a few days soaking in the sun on the white sand beaches
  • Enjoy delicious local Thai food

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Phuket Arrival Phuket
Day 2 Phuket - Hong by Starlight  Phuket
Day 3 Phuket Free Day Phuket
Day 4 Phuket Free Day - Optional tour: Zipline Phuket  Phuket
Day 5 Phuket - Transfer to Phi Phi Koh Phi Phi
Day 6 Koh Phi Phi - Free Day Koh Phi Phi
Day 7 Koh Phi Phi - Free Day Koh Phi Phi
Day 8 Phi Phi – Transfer to Krabi Krabi
Day 9 Krabi - Hong Island by Speedboat  Krabi
Day 10 Private Island Picnic Lunch in Krabi Krabi
Day 11 Krabi - Free Day Krabi
Day 12 Krabi Departure  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Phuket Arrival

Phuket
Phuket

Welcome to Thailand! Arrive at Phuket International Airport, then transfer to the hotel with a private car. The rest of the day is free, lunch and dinner on your own. 

Day 2: Phuket - Hong by Starlight 

Phang Nga Bay
Phang Nga Bay

Today is for exploring the coast and the area's sea caves. After lunch on a catamaran, the tour continues by kayak into the "Tidal Nape" Sae Caves inside Phang Nga Bay’s limestone island to sea the tranquil Hongs—Thai for 'rooms'. 

The cliff-lined lagoons are home to a variety of wildlife, including macaques, water monitors, kingfishers, sea eagles, and Brahminy kites—so keep your eyes peeled! 

After dark, the tour includes floating in your own self-made flower Kratong to experience a spiritual natural light show, followed by a buffet dinner. Overnight at the hotel. 

Duration: from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Day 3: Phuket Free Day

Phuket
Phuket

Today is a free day to enjoy the beach and the surrounding nature. Hike for stunning views of the islands, go swimming or snorkeling in the tropical water, or simply relax on the beach with a good book and a cool drink. Lunch and dinner on your own. 

Day 4: Phuket Free day - Optional Tour: Zipline Phuket 

A fun zipline adventure
A fun zip line adventure

Today is another free day. Spend the day on the beach, or for an exciting afternoon join a zip line adventure in the rainforest. The site of the Flying Hanuman is thick with trees and animals, and the whole zip line was painstakingly constructed to minimize impact to the ecosystem. As you fly through the forest on the zip line take a moment to appreciate the wealth of the natural beauty around you. 

Lunch and dinner on your own. 

Free to relax on the beach. Lunch and Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Phuket - Transfer to Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi island
Koh Phi Phi island

The morning is free until your van and ferry trip to your hotel on the Phi Phi Island. After check-in, you'll have the afternoon free to relax and discover the island at your own pace. Take a walk around the island or simply relax on the beach or by the pool and soak up the sun. Lunch and dinner on your own. 

Day 6: Koh Phi Phi - Free Day

Phi Phi Island
Phi Phi Island

Today is a free day to enjoy the beach and hotel facilities. Go snorkeling, soak in the sunshine on the beach, or rent a bike for a ride through the forest.  Lunch and dinner on your own

Day 7: Koh Phi Phi - Free Day

 Phi Phi Leh Island, Krabi
Enjoy the sun and beaches on Koh Phi Phi

Today is a free day on your own to enjoy the sun and beaches on the island. Lunch and dinner on your own. 

Day 8: Phi Phi – Transfer to Krabi

Paradise on Krabi
Paradise on Krabi

In the morning, take the public ferry back to the island of Krabi, then check in to your hotel. Lunch and dinner on your own. 

Day 9: Krabi - Hong Island by Speedboat 

Snorkeling in the beautiful tropical sea
Snorkeling in the beautiful tropical sea

Today is a full-day snorkeling adventure. You'll be picked up in the morning from the hotel, then head to the Nopparat Thara Pier then transfer to Hong Island by speedboat. On the way stop for snorkeling on a small island with a colorful coral reef and vibrant marine life. The boat captain will take you into the hidden hongs—Thai for 'room'—where you can explore the rock formations and incredible plants and animals that live on the cliffs. 

Afterward, enjoy sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling just off Hong Island Bay. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach, and keep an eye out for water monitors and big island lizards. 

In the afternoon head to Pak Bia Island for a relaxed afternoon walk on the beach. The last island stop today is ‘Lading Island, where you'll snorkel with colorful fish. Return to Nopparat Thara Pier around 2:30 PM and transfer back to the hotel by 3:30 PM. 

Day 10: Private Island Picnic Lunch in Krabi

Krabi
Krabi

Today's adventure is up to you—design your private vacation day, from start to finish. Choose your morning timing: leave early to avoid crowds, or enjoy a lie-in and depart mid-day. Choose from a wide selection of islands, viewpoints, and activities and pick your combination of kayaking, sightseeing, snorkeling, and relaxing on the beach. 

Request a beach picnic set up, a surprise romantic dinner, or an afternoon on the water. Whatever your heart desires, today's personalized adventure can deliver! 

Day 11: Krabi - Free Day

Krabi
Krabi beach

Today is a free day to enjoy the relaxed island. Spend time on the beach or by the pool. Lunch and dinner on your own. 

Day 12: Krabi Departure

Goodbye Krabi!
Goodbye Krabi!

Enjoy your last free day until your transfer back to the Phuket Airport for your flight home. Lunch and Dinner on your own. 

Ha
Written by Ha Thu, updated Sep 9, 2019