There is something about Thailand that once you visit will keep bringing you back for more. I am not sure for me if it's the wonderful amount of spicy Thai food you can find nearly everywhere, how cheap it is, the wonderful culture or the loads of adventures you can find everywhere from the North to the South but whatever it may be I have to say I absolutely LOVE Thailand.
With loads of temples, waterfalls,caves, and islands to choose from in the South I would find it nearly impossible for any adventure seeker to not be satisfied with this short but adventurous itinerary. Now upon coming to Thailand I came upwards from Malaysia however anyone starting in Bangkok can do the same itinerary but backwards. I am a big fan of islands and if you are too you won't want to miss our first location on the list. After leaving Langkawi island in Malaysia I set shores for the island of Koh Lanta.
Koh Lanta is a part of the Krabi island being a few hours from the main land. The island is very much quieter than others you will see on this last and is fairly big in size in the sense you will need to rent a motorbike to get around. Koh Lanta is good for a 3 day stop over and has many caves, waterfalls and of course beaches you can visit. There are many water activities you can do and you can even find paint balling on the island. My recommendation would be to get up early, rent a motorbike and explore the island all day like so. If your new to riding motorbikes or scooters it be a good place for first time practice.
Koh Phi Phi
Whether your a solo traveler or group travelers Koh Phi Phi simply can not be missed! If your big on partying than this is definitely your place to be as it is known to be a party island for backpackers. Not only that but the iconic movie, The Beach was shot there and the only way to commute to that beach is from Koh Phi Phi. As a recommendation look for the sunset view point hike and if you want to save yourself time skip the first two viewpoints and go straight to the third at the very top. The hike not to be missed entails a beautiful view like this.
Phuket turned out to be another huge island impossible to get around without a vehicle. People usually head over to Bangla Road where everything is going on but I chose to stay in Kuta Beach at a awesome hostel called Finn Hostel. They have a co-working space, pool on the top floor, great social environment and yea the list can go on. The one spot you DO NOT want to miss on the island would have to be Prothem Cape!
Tonsai has to be one of my favorite parts by far that was recommend by a good friend of mine. It's not something you hear about in your typical tourist book so you can consider this a off the grid type of location. This place is a adventure seekers paradise. You can rock climb, slack line, explore and come across many hidden spots and caves on the island. It's a very laid back, chill environment. Because you can not find it on the map you will want to catch a ride over to Railey Beach in Krabi and hike over to Tonsai from there. Do yourself a favor and make sure to pay this place a visit.
An adventure itinerary in Thailand would not be complete without a trip to the infamous Full Moon Party on Koh Phangang. I am not even a super big party person like this but glad I paid this island a visit. As a solo traveler, you will meet loads of backpackers and meeting new people is always a must. Koh Phangang has more of a adventurous side beyond the party side. You can go visit different water parks around the island including the Slip'N'Fly, loads of waterfalls to come across or you can live it up like they do in the fast and the furious attending boat parties. Whatever you do I know for sure you will have a good time on Koh Phangang.
Koh Tao is another beautiful island in the South of Thailand. Of course there are loads of water activities to do here but the main reason people come here usually has to do with the cheap diving courses they offer. If your looking to explore the depths of the ocean, Koh Tao is the place to be.
Phetchaburi is another unique off the grid location in Thailand that it's a shame not that many people pay it a visit it deserves. Good for a 2-3 day stop over, if there are two things I can recommend to see here it would be the awesome cave and abandoned temple. If you want to know more about the one place to stay and one woman to show you it all check out this Ferngully Hostel Review.
Throughout my travels I had became less and less of a city person but when it comes to Bangkok I knew I would have to make a exception. There's so much to see and do in Bangkok I would not know where to start. If your up for shopping, watching a good Thai fight, or climbing rooftops like myself you will love this place. The Grand Palace is actually located in Bangkok,well to be honest there are many temples! I loved Bangkok so much I had to pay it another visit.