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Southern Thailand Explorer: East & West Coast
Southern Thailand Explorer: East & West Coast
  19 days / 18 nights
  Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - Hua Hin - Chumphon - Surat Thani - Khao Sok Nationalpark - Phuket - Phi Phi Islands - Koh Lanta - Krabi

 

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This tour combines a visit to the fascinating city of Bangkok with a comprehensive South Thailand journey. On the way to the south visit all major and minor highlights. After the round trip enjoy a beach holiday on the islands of the Andaman Sea.

Location Information
DAY 1 - 3 Bangkok

Pick up from the airport in Bangkok and transfer to the Hotel. The next days are at your leisure. Explore the magnificent temples and relicts. Discover the bustling Chinatown, the modern shopping malls and relax in idyllic parks.

DAY 3 Bangkok – Kanchanaburi

In the early morning pick up at the hotel in Bangkok and drive along the Gulf Coast to the west. Stop at the salt fields of the province Samut Sakhon. Visit of the traditional floating market in Damnoen Saduak. Lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards explore the Erawan National Park with the impressive seven-tier waterfall. Drive to the historical Hellfire Pass where during World War II a railway line was built to Burma by prisoners of war. Continue the tour by long tail boat on the Kwai River along the virgin jungle to the floating hotel. Overnight at the unique raft hotel, surrounded by dense rainforest. After dinner enjoy a performance of traditional Mon dances.

DAY 4 Kanchanaburi – Hua Hin

After breakfast visit a Mon village and then elephant trek through the picturesque mountain landscape. Return by boat to the waiting car and visit the Sai Yok Noi Waterfall. Lunch at a local restaurant. Train ride on the famous Death Railway route to Kanchanaburi. Visit the historic railway bridge over the River Kwai. Drive south to the Phetchaburi Province. Visit the former summer residence of King Rama 4 atop the Khao Wang Mountain and enjoy the splendid view. Continue along the coast to Hua Hin and visit to the old train station. Transfer and check-in at the hotel for overnight stay. In the evening explore the lively night market.

DAY 5 Hua Hin – Chumphon

Breakfast at the hotel and then drive south along the coast to the Sam Roi Yot National Park. Stop on the way at a shrimp farm. Afterwards boat ride to a secluded beach in the National Park. During the following hike to Phraya Nakhon cave are several vantage points. The huge cave is open at the top and for a certain time of the day sunlight falls on the little pavilion. Back to the beach and by boat to the waiting car. Lunch at a local restaurant. Drive further along the west coast to the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan. Visit the Khao Chong Krajok, known as the Mirror Mountain. Afterwards stop at the Ban Krut temple with the giant golden Buddha on the hill. Drive to the beach in Chumphon with check-in and overnight stay.

DAY 6 Chumphon – Surat Thani

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to the scenic Hat Sai Ri Beach. The long white sandy beach offers a good view of the small islands. Visit the shrine of the Prince of Chumphon, standing on the summit of a nearby hill. Afterwards drive to Lang Suan and stroll through the local fruit market. The next stop is Chaiya, one of the oldest cities on the western Gulf coast of Thailand. Visit the Phra Borom That Chaiya temple with the ancient Chedi and Buddha relics. In Surat Thani boat trip on small side arms of the Tapi River. Drive along mangrove forests, traditional wooden stilt houses and local fishermen. Check-in at the hotel, followed by a dinner on the banks of the river.

DAY 7 Surat Thani – Khao Sok

After breakfast visit a monkey school. A local farmer teaches monkeys to pick coconuts from the tall palm trees. Drive direction Khao Sok National Park with a stop at Ratchaprabha Dam, also known as Cheow Lan Lake. Enjoy a boat cruise on the fascinating lake with its impressive karst formations. Afterwards lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to the National Park and check in at the resort, surrounded by tropical jungle. Opportunity to relax by the Sok River. Dinner at the resort.

DAY 8 Khao Sok – Phuket

After breakfast enjoy a canoe trip on the river Sok through the dense jungle and impressive limestone rocks. Then drive to Phang Nga Bay. Boat ride through the mangrove forests of the marine national park. Lunch in the local fishing village on Koh Phanhee, which is built on wooden stilts over the water. Afterwards visits the nearby James Bond Island with the famous Mushroom Rock. Return by boat to the waiting car. Continue along the scenic coast to Phuket with check in at your hotel.

DAY 9 - 11 Phuket

The following days are at your leisure. Explore Thailand's largest island with its long beaches and tranquil bays. Visit Phuket town with its Sino-Portuguese architecture, Chinese temples and markets.

DAY 11 - 13 Phi Phi Islands

After breakfast pick up at your hotel. Transfer by car/ferry to Phi Phi Island. Check in at the resort. The following days are at your leisure. Relax on white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters and explore the colorful marine life.

DAY 13 - 16 Koh Lanta

Pick up after breakfast at your hotel. Transfer by car/ferry to Koh Lanta. Check in at the resort. The following days are at your leisure. Unwind on the snow white sandy beaches, swim in the clear turquoise colored water or visit the nearby small islands.

DAY 16 - 19 Krabi

After breakfast pick up at the resort and transfer to Krabi. Check in at the hotel. 

On the second day after arrival pick up in the morning at your resort. Boat excursion to uninhabited islands, including snorkeling and lunch.

The following day is at your leisure. Discover the region with its impressive limestone rocks, hidden coves and surrounding islands. 

On the last day pick up at the resort and transfer to Krabi Airport. 

End of service.

Note: day 3 - 8 are with guide.

Accommodation
Destination Hotel Rating Category Nights
Krabi Aonang Paradise Resort Superior Room 3
Phuket All Seasons Naiharn Phuket Hotel Standard Room 3
Phi Phi Islands Phi Phi The Beach Resort Garden Superior 2
Chumphon Chumphon Cabana Resort Superior Bungalow 1
Koh Lanta Lanta Casuarina Beach Resort Standard Room 3
Bangkok Narai Hotel Superior Room 2
Hua Hin Thipurai City Hotel Standard Room 1
Kanchanaburi River Kwai Jungle Rafts
River Kwai Resotel

Raft Room (Half Board)
Standard Chalet
1
Khao Sok Khao Sok Riverside Cottages Cottage Room 1
Surat Thani Diamond Plaza Hotel Suratthani Deluxe Room 1
Services Included

Air-conditioned car /van and driver

Domestic flights as per itinerary

All transfers, ferries, day tours as per itinerary 

English speaking guide (French and German speaking guides available upon request)

Accommodation as listed on twin sharing basis

Daily breakfast in the hotel (B)

Other meals as per itinerary (L/D)

Services Excluded

Personal expenses

Visa fee by tours to Cambodia/Laos

Tips

Remarks

Children under 12 years sharing room with 2 adults with extra bed 70% of adult rate.

Children under 12 years sharing room with 2 adults without extra bed 50% of adult rate.

Valid only if child travels with two paying adults.

 

 

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