We meet at 4 PM in a hotel in Khaosan Road. Around 5:30 PM we go out to enjoy dinner together (optional).
The rest of the night is yours. If you want, we give you recommendations for the best places in Bangkok to party. Or you join us to visit Bangkok’s most amazing skybar – on the 61st floor. We have a cocktail and enjoy the magnificent view over Bangkok. (Drinks & food exclusive – one drink costs around $10, but just the view is more than worth it already).
It’s fun to go shopping in Thailand. Clothes are cheaper and if you do the math, you’ll find it makes a lot of sense to buy them here.
We go where the wholesale merchants go to purchase and export fashion items all over the world – if you want, you can buy, if you want, you can just look in amazement.
We also visit the popular computer and electronics mall where among pirated software, there are laptops, cameras and pretty much everything else that is run with electricity is on sale.
And if you want, you can visit a top-notch luxury tailor and have a shirt or suit made for you. In Europe or America, you’d pay a lot more for this kind of quality and craftmanship. After that, it’s time to visit the MBK shopping center. On more than 89,000 square meters spread out over 8 floors, you can find pretty much everything here.
And right accross the street, you find the “Paragon” shopping malls, some of the most luxurious places to make excessive use of your credit cards. Even if you don’t need a new Louis Vuitton handbag, or a Lamborghini (third floor please), it’s interesting to visit. Because it reflects the diversity of life in this part of the world – from Chinatowns chaotic street markets to the glitzy marble floors of the “Hi-So” (high society).
We return to our hotel, and after a small break, we move on to the train station – the island is waiting for us.
There’s enough time for dinner until the train starts. We take the night train.
According to schedule the train ride takes around 9 hours – but experience tells us that we should be prepared for 11. However, that’s a good thing – time flies by way too fast. We would have loved to continue in this train, because it’s such a comfy ride. It will kind of remind you of Jule Vernes’ old story “In 80 Day Around The World”.
Every once in a while, there are vendors walking through the train offering all kinds of yummy snacks. And once it’s time to go to bed, the service personell will transform your seat into a surprisingly cozy bed. If you look out the window, you can see the beautiful Thai landscape passing by, shadows of palm trees and mountains under a starry sky…
We sleep in a 1st class sleeper.
We arrive in Surat Thani in the early morning hours and get on the ferry to Koh Phangan. The boat ride takes around three and a half hours. We arrive in Koh Phangan, check into our guesthouse and the rest of the day is your’s to explore the island and relax.
The time on the island is all yours. Do what you want and when you want it. Eat what you want where you want. Divide your time between hammocks, meals, beach massages, bars, playing pool directly at the ocean, going for a swim in the sea…
You decide how you want to spend your time. There are many things to explore here.
If you want, you can rent a motorscooter to explore the island on your own or with friends, relax and enjoy the delicious local cuisine.
Today if full moon and in the night the popular full moon party starts with the sunset and does NOT end with the sunrise.
Sleep, relax, go for a swim, explore the island some more, hang out at the beach with a watermelon shake, an exotic drink or a beer under a coconut tree – do whatever it takes to feel good. We meet again for a delicious dinner and then you can go to sleep, swim at night, sit on the beach, talk – or party again, there are more bars and clubs on this island than you’ll be able to explore in a month – and lots of awesome happy people from all over the world that you can make friends with here.
It’s time to go back to Bangkok. Around lunchtime we take the ferry back to Surat Thani and then the night train to Bangkok.
We arrive in Bangkok in the morning.
Time to say goodbye to Thailand and your travel partners. Time to get back into your “old life”.
Thai people say: same same, but different.
If you want, you can continue your Thailand adventure though. More shopping in Bangkok, temples, Thai massage in the temple, a visit to Chinatown, and so much more. We can also make further hotel or travel arrangements for you.