Backyard Travel, the online boutique Tour Operator specializing in unique, insider tours throughout Asia, today announced a new 9-day tour –Amazing Thai Islands – that goes on an adventure around the most beautiful islands of Thailand.
A 9-day, 8-night Andaman island tour, this itinerary features the iconic white-sand beaches, turquoise waters and lush tropical scenery for which Thailand is renowned. Traveling to three different islands, the days are free for travelers to do as they wish, with plenty of options for side-trips and excursions for those who want to fill their time with activity.
The tour begins on the southern island of Koh Lipe, close to the Malaysian border. Located in the Tarutao National Park, this location is one of the quieter island destinations in Thailand, with long stretches of beach to explore, crystal clear seas and a unique local ‘sea gypsy’ culture. The surrounding Andaman waters are filled with coral, so travelers can embark on a snorkeling or diving trip.
Palm trees reflecting in pool at sunset
Koh Lanta is the next island on the itinerary – another lesser-known island, featuring the same gorgeous coastlines and sparkling cerulean seas. Koh Lanta is a great launch point for sailing and diving tours around Phang Nga Bay, and offers plenty to do ashore, such as cooking classes, yoga, hiking and restaurant- and bar-hopping.
The final island of the tour is the spectacular Koh Phi Phi, made famous by the movieThe Beach. Travelers can take a trip to the breathtaking Maya Beach, enjoy fresh seafood meals, take a hike to Phi Phi Don view-point and enjoy some shopping.
“Though many Thai islands share the same idyllic features, each has its own distinct personality,” says General Manager of Backyard Travel Maeve Nolan. “The open itinerary of this tour allows travelers to explore three of Thailand’s most stunning destinations at their own pace, and discover for themselves their unique characters.”