Round the World Island Hopping
From 7 weeks from $5,584
- Feed and bathe elephants in Thailand
- Party the night away at Koh Phangan’s beach parties
- Meet the cheeky locals in Monkey Forest, Ubud
- Explore the gorgeous Gili Islands
- Swim with a ‘sardine run’ in the Philippines
This incredible island hopping adventure brings three of our top beach trips together into one epic combo tour - think swaying palms, turquoise sea and sugar-white sand for days. With Thailand, Bali and the Philippines on the menu, it’s as close as you can get to heaven on Earth. There are tons of included activities too, from elephant experiences and snorkelling trips to temple visits, sunset yoga, cooking classes, jungle hikes, paddle boarding, beach parties, waterfall trips and surf lessons. And if you haven’t quite had your fill of paradise, you can add on our Fiji Island Escape - just amazing!
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The Round the World Island Hopping trip is a combination tour, bringing together three of our most popular island hopping trips: Thailand Island Hopping, Bali Beaches and Philippines Island Hop. You can also bolt on the Fiji Island Escape (8 days) if you haven’t quite had your fill of the beach life!
Thailand Island Hopping (15 days)
Sawasdee-ka! Explore this South East Asian gem over two weeks, kicking off on the neon-lit streets of Bangkok. You’ll party on Khao San Road, bathe with elephants at an ethical elephant camp, hike through Erawan National Park, swim in waterfalls, relax in paradise on Koh Samui, snorkel over tropical reefs in Koh Tao, take a full day cruise through the jewel-like waters of Ang Thong Marine Park, and dance all night on the sand at Koh Phangan’s legendary beach parties.
Bali Beaches + Lombok (13 days)
Spend just under two weeks in beautiful Bali. Start in lively Canggu with temple visits and surf lessons, before heading inland to atmospheric Ubud for emerald rice-terraces, colourful markets, a coffee plantation tour, waterfalls and Monkey Forest. The rest of the tour is a tropical dream with three days on gorgeous Gili Trawangan, followed by Lombok and finishing off back on Bali in the north of the island. You’ll take a snorkelling boat trip, join a traditional cooking class, meet a local Sasak tribe, take a yoga class, do some more surfing, visit some hot springs, take a sunrise dolphin cruise and more.
Philippines Island Hop (12 days)
The Philippines is white sands and swaying palms for days! Bliss out on the paradise islands of Boracay, Cebu and Palawan. Take a private sail boat to secret beaches, where yours are the only footprints in the sand, swim with whale sharks and thousands of fish on a sardine run, visit some of the most beautiful lagoons on Earth, snorkel over tropical reefs and spend lots of nights under the stars with your new friends, toasting to your amazing adventures.
Optional add-on: Fiji Island Escape (8 days)
Fiji is picture postcard beautiful. Spend just over a week soaking up the sun, strolling down powder-soft beaches with warm water lapping at your heels, and exploring remote islands. Take day trips through the azure sea by boat, join a sunset yoga session, try paddle-boarding, swim in natural waterfalls, visit local villages, go sunset tubing, have a crack at crab-racing and tuck into barbecue on the beach, washed down with kava, drunk from coconut shells – bliss.
The Fiji Island Escape is an optional add-on and is not included in the trip price as it is only available on certain dates. Speak to your travel adviser for more information on how to add this trip to your itinerary.
Please note there may some independent travel days between one tour ending and the next beginning where you will need to arrange your own accommodation. This is a great opportunity to explore more of the countries you are visiting.
- 37 nights’ accommodation
- 17 breakfasts & 1 lunch
- Tour guide
- Airport pick up on arrival (all destinations)
- Bangkok canal tour
- Wat Pho visit
- Wat Arun visit
- Elephant project experience
- Erawan Falls excursion
- Koh Tao viewpoint excursion
- Koh Tao Freedom Beach trip
- Koh Tao snorkelling trip
- Koh Phangan Full Moon Party
- Ang Thong Marine Park boat tour
- Uluwatu Temple visit, Bali
- Tanah Lot Temple visit
- 2 x surf lessons
- Ubud Monkey Forest visit
- Ubud coffee plantation visit
- Ubud rice terrace visit
- Ubud local market visit
- Ubud school visit
- Tegenungan Waterfall excursion
- Gili Islands boat trip
- Gili Trawangan bike tour
- Gili Trawnangan beach party
- Indonesian cooking class
- Sasak tribe visit, Lombok
- Lombok yoga class
- Lombok sunset viewpoint excursion
- Banjar hot springs
- Local waterfall excursion, Lovina
- Lovina dolphin cruise
- All in-country transport
- 24 hour emergency support
- Fiji add on only: 7 night’s accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners, beach BBQ, sunset yoga, Vatulele & Yanuca Islands trip, kava and Fijian music experience, SUP session, Navola Falls excursion, Yasawa caves & village excursion, Waya sunset tubing, crab-racing, voivoi session, craft market visit, meke show.
- Travel insurance
- International flights
- Return airport transfers
- Most meals and snacks and drinks
- Optional activities and excursions
- Fiji Island Hopping trip (unless booked as an add-on)
This trip includes 37 night’s accommodation. Let us know when you book if you’re travelling with a friend or partner, and we can make sure you’re in a room together.
You’ll spend 14 nights in Thailand staying in traditional Thai guesthouses in twin-share single sex rooms. All accommodation includes air-conditioning, WiFi access and western-style private bathrooms.
You’ll have 12 nights in Bali in hotels and boutique hostels. All accommodation will be in single-sex twin rooms, with the exception of Ubud which will be quad-share. All of the accommodations are clean and comfortable and each one has air-conditioning and a swimming pool.
In the Philippines you’ll have 11 nights of shared accommodation in single-sex twin-share rooms, except in Manila and Boracay where you will stay in a mixed-sex dorm room.
If you book this add on programme you will have an additional 7 nights included. All accommodation on Fiji (optional add-on trip) is on a mixed sex dorm style basis. All resorts have been carefully selected, and have air conditioning, hot and cold water, free WiFi and fully licensed bars.
No meals are provided while you’re in Thailand. In Bali you’ll be supplied with breakfast every day and in the Philippines 5 breakfasts and 1 lunch are included.
In Fiji (optional add-on trip), 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners are included. At the final two resorts on this trip there will be a mandatory meal plan (which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner) at an extra cost of $129FJD per day (total 4 days). You’ll need to purchase the rest of your meals yourself. This is a great opportunity to explore the varied and delicious local cuisine in each country. Your guide will point you in the direction of the best restaurants along the way.
Your Thai Island Hopping experience kicks off in Bangkok. You’ll need to arrange your flight to arrive in to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) on your trip start date, between 6am and 10pm. We recommend that you arrive before 3pm if possible so you can enjoy the first night with your group. One of our local team will meet you and take you to your starting accommodation in the city. If you arrive outside 6am and 10pm, or at Bangkok’s smaller airport (Don Muang), you will need to take a taxi to your hotel, which is very easy to arrange.
The Thai leg of your trip ends on Koh Samui. You’ll need to arrange your own transfer back to the airport for your onward travel to Bali. The most common option for travelling back to Bangkok from the islands is a combination of ferry and bus. There are also internal flights available from Samui. More detailed instructions will be provided after booking and your travel adviser and / or guide will be able to help you with any onward travel. Please make sure you allow plenty of time for travel and to make connections. We always recommend that you plan in more time than you think you need, in case of cancellations or delays.
You’ll need to arrange flights to arrive at Denpasar International Airport (DPS) for the first day of the Bali leg of your trip. Transfers from the airport to your accommodation in Bali are included if you arrive on the trip start date.
Your Bali Beaches trip ends on day 13 in Kuta, Bali. Please arrange your return flight to depart after 8pm or stay in Bali for an extra night, to allow time to travel to Kuta. You’ll then need to take a short taxi ride to Denpasar International Airport, which your tour guide can help you arrange.
Your flight to the Philippines should arrive at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) on your programme start date. We recommend arriving in the morning or early afternoon, so that you are able to get settled in and freshened up before your welcome meal at 7:30pm.
The tour finishes in El Nido on Palawan Island on the programme end date. The nearest airport is El Nido airport which is 20 minutes from the town but is not an international flight hub. You can fly back to Manila from El Nido from here. We recommend staying in Manila for a final night after your trip and flying home the following day. An airport transfer is not included but is easy to arrange.
Alternatively, you can take a 6-8 hour bus to Puerto Princesa airport. This is not included in the trip and if you choose this option, please book flights that depart Puerto Princesa after 7pm to allow time for transfer and check-in.
Please note that although we try to ensure that end and start dates of each leg of your trip are as close together as possible, you may have some independent travel time in between. Contact your travel adviser for more information.
Please note: The Fiji leg of the trip is an optional add-on and is not part of the main trip.
You’ll need to arrange flights to arrive at Nadi International Airport (NAN) for the first day of your trip. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation. The transfer service is available between 7am and 10pm. If you arrive outside of these hours an out of hours transfer can be arranged for around £10 (payable locally). We recommend you arrive before 6pm to be in time for the evening welcome dinner
The tour finishes on Waya Island on day 8. You will need to make your own way back to Nadi by boat (approx $170-$210 FJD) or sea plane (approx $430 FJD). We recommend you arrange to stay in Nadi for one night after the trip to ensure that you make your connecting flights. Speak to your travel adviser if you want help arranging accommodation or transport.
You need to be 18 years or over to join this trip. This trip is designed for 18-35 year olds.
British passport holders can enter Thailand for 30 days without a visa. Your passport must have at least six months’ validity remaining from date of entry to Thailand.
If you’re a British citizen you don’t need a visa to enter Indonesia for up to 30 days. Your passport must have at least six months’ validity remaining from date of entry to the country.
If you’re a British citizen you don’t need a visa to enter Philippines for up to 30 days. Your passport must be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. You may need to provide evidence of onward travel, such as an onward or return ticket.
Visas are not required for visits of up to four months. You must have an onward or return ticket and a valid visa for the next country you’re travelling to. Your passport should have at least six months remaining from your date of entry to Fiji.
All visa and entry information is subject to change and you should consult your nearest High Commission or Embassy for the most up to date information.
Will The Trips Run Back To Back?
You may have some days in between one section of your trip ending and the next beginning. This will be independent travel time. Speak to your travel adviser for more information on what to do and how much to budget for this independent travel time.
Can I Arrive / Leave Before Or After The Trip Start Date?
Yes! Accommodation, meals and activities before the tour begins will be at your own cost though. We can usually help you arrange extra nights if you wish. If you arrive earlier than the start date, you may need to organise your own airport transfer too.
Why Do I Have To Pay For A Meal Package In Some Of The Locations In Fiji?
Some islands are very remote, and don't have a choice of places to eat at. The meal package ensures your meals are catered for on specific days.
Is Wifi Available?
Some of your locations (especially in Fiji) are very remote and may have limited or no access to WiFi. It's worth getting a sim card with mobile data from the airport if you think you'll want to use your device every day.
Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:
Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.
Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.
Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.
Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.
Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.