6 Days Thailand Itinerary
for next 7 days we will be visiting Phuket-Krabi-Phi Phi Island.
Phuket: Fly Mumbai to Phuket on Day 0
Check-in the hotel and take some rest and meet at lunch.
Tip: Local tum-tum are very cheap and you can just hop on for any of the nearby place so don’t book costly taxi.
Visit the temples –
Phuket is distinctive for its temples. One in particular that is definitely a must-see is Wat Chalong. The biggest and most impressive of all of Phuket’s 29 Buddhist monasteries, it is associated with the monks, Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chaung. For this reason a lot of Thai come here to be blessed. There are many different Buddha statues to see here, and the inside of the Grand Pagoda’s walls are covered in paintings that relay the Buddha’s life story. Wat Chalong,There is a saying among Thai tourists that if you are visiting Phuket but have not yet set foot in Wat Chalong, then you have not really arrived on the island. Wat Chalong is officially called ‘Wat Chaitararam’ by royal decree but not many people use that name. Located in the northern part of Tambol Chalong (‘tambol’ means sub-district in Thai) on Chao Fa West Rd, the wat is close to many local attractions. The name ‘Chalong’ means ‘festival’ in Thai – many years ago the area was named ‘Chalang’ after locals, fearing Burmese invaders, had moved from Thalang district. However, the Thai government pointed out that no such word existed in the Thai language and ordered local officials to change the name. Wat Chalong, or Chalong Temple, is replete with history and legend. Many stories have been told about how the miracles performed there and how the wat played a pivotal and healing role in the fighting between Chinese secret societies (‘Angyee’) in 1876.
Karon Beach Karon features the third longest beach on Phuket Island. Located on the west coast, between Patong to the north and Kata (with which it shares a common municipality) to the south, Karon Beach is the second favourite holiday destination in Phuket. The beach itself has excellent snorkelling (and even diving) spots at its southern end and is wide enough for beachgoers to never feel crowded. KATA Beach (beach hopping )
The pleasant bay of Kata, just a few minutes south of Karon Beach, entices and charms many visitors with its white sands and clear waters. Very popular with families, Kata is an all round favourite due to its spectacular palm-lined beach, great restaurants, lively but not raucous nightlife and varied accommodation options – all close to the beach. From May to October surfers flock to catch Kata’s waves and from November to April the beach is alive with sunseekers. Stroll the Phuket Weekend Market Known also as the Naka market, this market is located right outside of Phuket Town. It is a crazy assortment of local and secondhand goods, interesting objects, and a huge variety of food. The market is broken up into two sections- the covered section (everything from jeans to pirated DVDs), and the open market (food, food, food!) Aussie Bar Patong Beach Among the largest and best-known of the Bangla Road pubs (not to mention being significantly more family-friendly), Aussie Bar stretches over two floors, with seating for up to 250 people. It is true to its name, with a particular focus on all things Australians are most stereotypically known for, particularly beer and sports. There are no less than four bars, three pool tables and dozens of large TV screens showing all manner of sports. The owner is an avid Australian Rules Football fan, but you will also be able to watch rugby, English and European soccer, cricket, motorsport, horse racing, golf, tennis, boxing, American Football, basketball and ice hockey, among others. Opening Hours: 11:00 – 02:00 Location: Soi Gonzo, Bangla Road,
Tip: Pre-book James Bond island tour to get good online discounts.
Early Breakfast at hotel and leave for full day tour Phang Nga Bay
James Bond Island is a famous landmark in Phang Nga Bay. It first found its way onto the international tourist map through its starring role in the James Bond movie ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’. A distinctive feature of this famous bay is the number of sheer limestone cliffs that vertically jut out of the emerald-green water. The bizarre, why-doesn’t-it-fall-over outline of James Bond Island or Koh Tapu (meaning Nail Island in Thai), lies next to the equally well known Koh Ping Ghan (sometime spell ‘Ping Gan’ or ‘Ping Gun’). The entire area surrounding this island is indeed spectacular, but it can get crowded with tourist boats in high season. Go back to hotel and take some rest and get ready for the New Year Party
New Year Party: Seduction Nightclub
Seduction Nightclub is the largest discotheque in Patong Beach. Located right on the main nightlife entertainment strip of the most popular resort in Phuket, it is found on the second floor of Seduction Complex – a nightlife entertainment complex with five separate venues – and can host a large crowd of dancers and partygoers (up to 3,000!). Modern and chic, Seduction Nightclub is the perfect place for young visitors to Phuket planning for a long night out to dancing to the most trendy commercial beats, having fun with friends, meeting people, and partying ‘til they drop. Professionally managed, all the actors involved in the Seduction operation – DJs, dancers, bartenders, waitresses, and security guards – ensure that everyone will enjoy a safe and fun night here.
Day 3 & 4:
Tip: Book a ferry online to save money
Breakfast at hotel and checkout for Phi Phi island
We will stay at Phi Phi island today Ko Phi Phi is one of the most popular tourist islands in Thailand. From the famous of Maya Bay (made famous in The Beach) to the monkeys on the aptly named Monkey Beach to the diving and nightlife, there are reasons people flock here. Destroyed by the tsunami in 2004, the island has been rebuilt and developed to an even greater extent than before. Though I’ve had a lot fun here, I personally don’t like Ko Phi Phi. I find it too built up and touristy. It’s very overdeveloped and ruined, but thousands of people visit each year and love it. Visit for yourself and decide.
(Optional)Dive the King Cruiser Wreck –
One of the best dive sites off Ko Phi Phi is the King Cruiser wreck. The passenger ship sunk in 1997 when it hit the Anemone reef. This site is packed with fish including clown fish, tuna and barracuda, not to mention the sea anemones that cling to every surface of the reef. Keep an eye out for the occasional leopard shark.
(Optional) Feed the sharks –One of the most popular trips out of Ko Phi Phi is an early morning excursion to feed sharks. A six-hour trip will start at about 800 THB and will have you feeding black tip and leopard sharks. Most tours also include visits to coral gardens for snorkeling, where you will be likely to see leopard and black-tipped reef sharks. For free, head to the little rocky inlet of Hin Phae, at the Eastern end of Long Beach.
Snorkel in Maya Bay –
Made famous for its starring role in the Leonardo DiCaprio film,The Beach, Maya Bay is on Ko Phi Leh and is usually included with all the island/snorkeling trips you see advertised. For those who want to see the place without lots of boats and people, you can spend a night on the island. It’s a far better way to experience the seclusion of this place. The beach is stunning, with 100 metre-high cliffs on three sides of the beach. Hang out on Monkey Beach –
Monkey Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand, not just Ko Phi Phi. Powder white sands and excellent diving makes this a popular spot but one of the coolest things about it is the monkeys that come down to the beach. They’re pretty tame and you can feed them!
Go rock climbing –
With the rugged landscape and steep cliffs, Ko Phi Phi is the ideal destination to climb. You can arrange a tour that will take you by boat to one of the islands’ limestone rock faces that is suitable for climbing. The views you’ll get from the top of the rock face will be absolutely unforgettable. Most places charge around 1000 THB for a half-day. Tonsai Tower is a rock climbers paradise.
Day 5 & 6:
Tip: Book ferry online for good discounts.
Early Breakfast and off to krabi
Tip: Hire a bike (Scooter @ 350 INR) and explore city at our own pace
Karabi Marvel at the Striking Natural Beauty Krabi’s diverse flora and fauna is a delight for nature enthusiasts who come to explore the endangered mangrove forests, caves and secluded lagoons. Ever heard of a hot-tub Jacuzzi in the middle of a jungle? At Krabi’s Hot Springs, locally known as Klong Thom, you can enjoy a dip in nature’s own hot tub. Observe wildlife up close and marvel at the various species of birds, including Thailand’s rarest bird, the Gurney’s Pitta, and wild elephants in the trekking camps.
Boat trip to Hong Island:
Hong Island is a located in Phang Nga Bay and supposed to be an incredible place to visit. You can rent a long boat or take a speed boat, but from what we’ve heard this is an absolute must while visiting Krabi.
Railay & Phra Nang Beaches
To get from Railay beach over to Phra Nang beach you need to follow the signs on Railay beach to a path that leads over to Phra Nang beach. Along that path there are some cool rock formations in the cliffside that you can check out and take pictures around. Once you actually get over to Phra Nang beach you can go to the right and head over to the actual beach area or you can go left and explore some of the caves. In order to get to the caves you have to walk through some shallow water.
Tiger Cave Temple
The surroundings of Wat Tham Suea consists of tropical rain forest including many old trees in the Kiriwong Valley. There are many places to go, but the places to visit are the caves Tum Khon Than, Tum Lod, Tum Chang Kaeo, and Tum Luk. Many Thanu ancient artifacts were found around the caves and temple grounds. Mountains also cover most of the land around the Tham Sua region along with many other small caves that are not accessible to tourists. In various parts of the temple, you can see human skeletons and decorated skulls. The Tham Sua temple is a Thai Buddhist meditation center and also has places of archaeological and historical significance. Examples of these historical attractions are stone tools, pottery shards, and molded Buddha footprints.
Ko Poda is an island off the west coast of Thailand, in Krabi Province, about 8 kilometres (5 mi) from Ao Nang. It is part of the Mu Ko Poda, or Poda Group Islands, which are under the administration of Hat Nopharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park.
Tip: From Krabi to Phuket by ferry is very long so book a taxi and reach in 2.3 hours
Check out and go back to phuket and take flight back to india
Fly Phuket to Mumbai on Day 7
Flights: Malaysia Airlines MH 795
Time:16:55pm – (6:10 hours) – 23:59 pm
Visa: You need to manage on your own (approx 1000 Baht=2000 INR) Travel Insurance is must and can be booked online.
Phuket : Secret Cliff Resort
Krabi : Aonang Silver Orchid Resort
Phi Phi: Relax Beach Resort
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