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Southern Thailand Explorer: Gulf of Siam and Andaman Sea
Southern Thailand Explorer: Gulf of Siam and Andaman Sea
  17 days / 16 nights
  Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - Hua Hin - Chumphon - Surat Thani - Nakhon Si Thammarat - Krabi - Koh Lanta - Koh Hai

 

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The combination tour starts with a visit to the fascinating metropolis of Bangkok. This is followed by a comprehensive Southern Thailand round trip with focus on the nature, culture and its people. Afterwards explore the beautiful islands in 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 – Nakhon Si Thammarat

After breakfast visit a monkey school. A local farmer teaches monkeys to pick the coconuts from the tall palm trees. Drive south and stop at an oyster farm in Kanchanadit. Opportunity to taste the fresh oysters. The journey continues through orchards and small villages to the Khao Luang National Park. Lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards enjoy rafting on a mountain stream through the untouched nature, with views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Then relax at Phrom Lok waterfall with the natural pool. Transfer to the hotel in Nakhon Si Thammarat for the night.

DAY 8 Nakhon Si Thammarat – Krabi

After breakfast at the hotel visit Wat Phra Mahathat, one of the oldest temples in southern Thailand. Then attend a shadow play at the Suchat Sapsin house, performed by the old masters. The tour leads to the province of Trang. Chance to explore the Tham Le Khao Kop Cave by boat. Lunch at a local restaurant and then visit a rubber plantation. The next stop is by the Emerald Pool, surrounded by dense jungle. Opportunity to relax and swim. In Krabi visit the Wat Tham Suea, also known as the Tiger Cave Temple. Opportunity to climb 1.200 stairs to the summit. Transfer to the resort in Krabi with check in.

DAY 9 - 11 Krabi

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.

DAY 11 - 14 Koh Lanta

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

DAY 14 - 17 Koh Hai

Pick up after breakfast in your hotel. Transfer by boat to the island of Koh Hai. Check in at the resort. The following days are at your leisure. Enjoy the tranquil beaches and discover some of the close by natural treasures, above and underwater.

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

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Note: day 3 - 8 are with guide.

Accommodation
Destination Hotel Rating Category Nights
Krabi Aonang Paradise Resort Superior Room 3
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
Koh Hai (Ngai) Thapwarin Resort Warin Cottage 3
Kanchanaburi River Kwai Jungle Rafts
River Kwai Resotel

Raft Room (Half Board)
Standard Chalet
1
Nakhon Si Thammarat Twin Lotus Hotel Deluxe 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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