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Thailand – Phuket Extension

Complement your experience in Northern Thailand with a visit to the country’s beaches in the South. Explore the Phuket’s historic buildings, Buddah, and beaches before an unforgettable stay on picturesque Koh Phi Phi island.


Our Purpose

Phuket is a beach town unlike any other – bustling streets, vibrant markets, historic old and new buildings, and gorgeous beaches all at your doorstep. Koh Phi Phi, on the other hand, is considered home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, offering that picturesque view of turquoise waters, colorful paddle boats, and green islands all around.

On this 4 day/3 night post-trip extension, you’ll experience the very best that Southern Thailand has to offer.


What You'll Do

Split your time between the beach town of Phuket and the laid-back island of Koh Phi Phi. Experience a walking tour through Phuket’s historic quarters as you learn about the Chinese migrants who came to the island in the 19th century, and head up to the summit of Rang Hill for sweeping views of the city.

In Koh Phi Phi, you’ll have free time to explore once arriving to the island by boat. Snorkel, venture out to neighboring islands, lay on the beach, and sample the local cuisine.


What You'll See

Spend your first day in Phuket exploring on your own, sampling plenty of street food along the way! This beach town is known for its energy and accessibility, so you’ll find something for everyone. In the evening, marvel at the old and new buildings of Phuket, including temples, shrines, and Sino-Portuguese buildings on a unique evening walking tour. Enjoy a cocktail and see the city from a different viewpoint at the summit of Rang Hill.

After a 1.5 hour speed boat ride to the beautiful Koh Phi Phi, enjoy another free day to explore. Kayak, snorkel, swim, and relax on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

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Itinerary Overview

Wake up to the sounds of the ocean before relaxing with a poolside drink. This extension offers a lot of free time with recommendations from your guide, and you’ll find something for everyone in these beach communities. Explore the nearby markets, sample locally-grown tropical fruits, enjoy

 

some of the best food in the world, and opt for water sports like kayaking or snorkeling. When you’re not enjoying the ocean waves or Thai cuisine, experience a unique evening tour of Old Phuket and marvel at the views from above.

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Where You'll Stay

Located steps from the sea, Phuket’s 4-star hotel offers plenty of opportunity to relax in luxury or venture off into the local restaurants and bars nearby. Relax by one of the two outdoor swimming pools (poolside bars included!), enjoy complimentary wifi, a 24-hour fitness center, and let your kids loose at the children’s pool.

In Koh Phi Phi, your 4.5-star resort will have you falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean in spacious, secluded bungalows. Live amongst the beautiful swaying coconut palms and fragrant gardens just steps to the crystal Andaman Sea, where you can enjoy a half-mile stretch of private white sand beaches.

Sharon U.

Chicago, IL

Traveler's Journal

I started my trip on the Elephant Conservation Expedition in Chiang Mai, but I knew I needed more time in the country if I was going to fly all this way. The thought of coming to Thailand and missing Phuket and Koh Phi Phi is hard to imagine! This was an absolutely incredible experience, and the island of Koh Phi Phi was the most beautiful place I have ever seen. Such a relaxing and beautiful time.

Dates and Fees

We offer several Family Friendly dates, to help families book travel around common school vacation times

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4 days / 3 nights

Program Cost: $995 Adult* / $845 Child*

Extension Dates for the Thailand: The Baby Elephant Experience 

2018 Dates

Oct 23-26, 2018

Nov 27-30, 2018

2019 Dates

Jan 1-4, 2019

Feb 19-22, 2019

Mar 12-15, 2019

Mar 26-29, 2019

May 14-17, 2019

Jun 25-28, 2019

Jul 16-19, 2019

Aug 6-9, 2019

Sep 3-6, 2019

Oct 15-18, 2019

Jan 4-7, 2020

 

Extension Dates for Thailand: Cultural Kaleidoscope trips:

2018 Dates

Jul 22-25, 2018

Aug 19-22, 2018

Sept 2-5, 2018

Oct 21-24, 2018

2019 Dates

Jan 27-30, 2019

Mar 10-13, 2019

May 19-22, 2019

Jun 9-12, 2019

Jul 7-10, 2019

Jul 28-31, 2019

Aug 19-22, 2019

Sept 2-5, 2019

Sept 22-25, 2019 (W)

Oct 27-30, 2019

Nov 24-27, 2019

 

  • * Double Occupancy Price. Price does not include a $200 one-way domestic flight supplement
  • * Double Occupancy Price. Children’s pricing applies to travelers 16 years old and younger sharing a room with an adult
  • Single Room Supplement = $395. You are required to pay the SRS if we are unable to find a suitable roommate.
  • All dates are Family Friendly
  • W = Women-Only Date
See What's Included
  • 4.5 star lodging in coastal Phuket and Koh Phi Phi Island
  • Dinner on the first night, and breakfast everyday
  • All transportation, including airport transfer and speed boat ride to Koh Phi Phi and back
  • Expert local guide that is there to support, inform and guide you throughout the trip
  • Admissions and entrance fees to national parks, historic sites and other scheduled events throughout the trip
  • An active daily itinerary including day trips and visits to the area’s must-see sights
  • $50,000 emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Turnkey customer support from preparing for your trip to arrival back home

What's Included

Our trips are inclusive of all activities, lodging, transport and most meals to make your experience hassle-free.  Here’s a sample of what’s included:

  • 4.5 star lodging in coastal Phuket and Koh Phi Phi Island
  • Dinner on the first night, and breakfast everyday
  • All transportation, including airport transfer and speed boat ride to Koh Phi Phi and back
  • Expert local guide that is there to support, inform and guide you throughout the trip
  • Admissions and entrance fees to national parks, historic sites and other scheduled events throughout the trip
  • An active daily itinerary including day trips and visits to the area’s must-see sights
  • $50,000 emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Turnkey customer support from preparing for your trip to arrival back home

What’s Not Included:

  • International airfair
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for the primary guide and driver
  • 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Activities on Koh Phi Phi Island (provided by your resort at an extra cost: snorkeling, kayaking, etc.). Your time on Koh Phi Phi is unguided.

Alumni & Family Discounts

Repeat travelers and groups are eligible for discounts and special deals.

Customized Private Trips

Let us create a custom trip for your group. Learn more about custom group travel.

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