9-Day Thailand East Coast Island Hopping Tour

9-Day Thailand East Coast Island Hopping Tour

By Nora OuUpdated Jan. 24, 2022
From the Paradise of Koh Samui to Breathtaking Koh Tao and Koh Pha Ngan

This 9-day island hopping journey covers the very best of Thailand's east coast. Enjoy the paradise of Koh Samui, breathtaking Koh Tao, and captivating Koh Pha Ngan. This is a trip of natural wonders, savory cuisine, fresh sea food, and joyful entertainment. Accommodation and transfers among the islands are provided. All you need to do is fully enjoy your holiday.


  • Explore Thailand's most charming islands — Koh Samui, Koh Tao, and Koh Phangan.
  • Take time to relax under winding coconut palm trees on a white sand beach.
  • Dive and snorkel to discover the amazing underwater world.
Bob Bosshard March 11, 2020

Itinerary in Detail

Day 1
Koh Samui Arrival
Buri Rasa Village Samui (4-star)/Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui (5-star)

Upon your arrival at Koh Samui Airport, your guide and driver will pick you up and take you to the hotel.

Switch your brain to vacation mode and set aside time for yourself to relax and unwind on the paradise of Koh Samui.

Day 2–3
Koh Samui

You will have two free days to explore the island Koh Samui.

You can sunbathe on a pristine beach and swim in the crystal-clear water. If you want to partake in activities, there are a lot of fantastic places to explore, such as Ang Thong National Marine Park, Big Buddha, Fisherman's Village Samui, Na Muang Waterfall, Secret Buddha Garden, and Ladyboy Cabarets.

A pristine beach of Koh Samui
The pristine beach of Koh Samui
Day 4
Koh Samui to Koh Tao
Cape Shark Koh Tao (4-star)/Jamakhiri Koh Tao (5-star)

Depart Koh Samui for Koh Tao, which is one of the best scuba diving destinations in Thailand. Transfers between these two islands are included.

The stunning beach of Koh Tao
The stunning beach of Koh Tao
Day 5
Koh Tao

You can dive beneath the turquoise water with colorful tropical fishes and other marine animals, which swim around the dramatic coral reefs. There are other fun activities to partake in, such as rock climbing, fishing, kayaking, and hiking.

You can spend the day at the following sites to soak in their overwhelming natural beauty — Haad Tien, John-Suwan Viewpoint, Koh Nang Yuan, Jor Por Ror, and Mae Haad Beach.

Koh Tao
Discover the amazing underwater world at Koh Tao
Day 6
Koh Tao to Koh Pha Ngan
Princess Paradise Koh Phangan (4-star)/ Santhiya Resort(5-star)

After enjoying the savory breakfast in your hotel, you will be driven to the ferry terminal for a cruise to Koh Pha Ngan.

Koh Pha Ngan
Koh Pha Ngan
Day 7 - 8
Koh Pha Ngan

Koh Pha Ngan is the fifth largest island in Thailand and has the most unspoiled, serene beaches.

Whether you want to relax or prefer exciting adventure, you will never get bored on Koh Pha Ngan. With its lush evergreen hills and dense jungles as a backdrop, its powder-soft sands and turquoise water is ideal for laid-back travelers. There are a lot of exciting adventures that await you — dance at the Full Moon Parties, join in various activities at Haad Rin, snorkel and dive around Koh Pha Ngan, hike to the waterfalls, go shopping at Thong Sala Night Market, and more.

Day 9
Koh Pha Ngan to Koh Samui for Departure

You will be transferred from Koh Pha Ngan to the airport of Koh Samui. It's time to say goodbye and catch your flight home.

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Hand-picked Hotels

We have selected hotels with different styles and for different budgets. Let us know your preferences and we will help you find the right one.

Buri Rasa Village
Koh Samui
Buri Rasa Village
Buri Rasa Village
Koh Phangan
Princess Paradise

Our Service Includes:

14 days from
USD 3,425
per person (based on 2 persons and 4-star hotels)
  • Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation mentioned in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
  • Governmental taxes

Tour code: ah-tl-6


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