This southern Thailand round trip starts at the Andaman Sea and leads to unknown provinces to the Gulf Coast. The program focuses on nature and cultural highlights of the south. The journey gives a good insight into the life of the local Thai people. In the end explore one of the world's oldest rainforests in the Khao Sok National Park with its stunning scenery.
Pick up in the morning at the hotel on Phuket and transfer to Phang Nga Bay. The following boat tour leads along dense mangrove forests and limestone cliffs of the National Marine Park. Visit the James Bond Island with the famous Mushroom Rock. Enjoy lunch in a local fishing village on Koh Phanhee which is built on wooden stilts over the water. Then return by boat to the car. Drive to Than Bok Khorani National Park. Explore the rainforest with its hidden waterfalls, crystal clear natural pools and a cave with prehistoric paintings. Afterwards check-in at the hotel in Krabi town. Visit of the lively night market.
After breakfast visit Wat Tham Suea, also known as Tiger Cave Temple. Opportunity to climb 1.200 stairs to the summit. The next stop is by the Emerald Pool, surrounded by dense jungle. Opportunity to relax and swim. In Trang province lunch at a local restaurant and then visit a rubber plantation. Afterwards explore the Tham Le Khao Kop Cave by boat. The tour leads to Nakhon Si Thammarat on the southern Gulf coast. Attend a shadow play at the Suchat Sapsin house, performed by the old masters. Transfer to the hotel and check-in.
After breakfast at the hotel visit Wat Phra Mahathat, one of the oldest temples in southern Thailand. Drive to Phrom Lok waterfall with the natural pool. 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. Drive towards Surat Thani with a stop at an oyster farm in Kanchanadit. Transfer to the hotel for check in, followed by a dinner on the banks of the River Tapi.
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.
Elephant ride after breakfast through the rain forest. Enjoy the following canoe trip down the Sok River through the dense jungle and impressive limestone rocks. Afterwards hike through the jungle of the national park with the diverse flora and fauna.
Transfer to the ferry pier, airport or railway station in Surat Thani or to your hotel.
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|Nakhon Si Thammarat||Twin Lotus Hotel||Deluxe Room||1|
|Khao Sok||Khao Sok Riverside Cottages||Cottage Room||1|
|Surat Thani||Diamond Plaza Hotel Suratthani||Deluxe Room||1|
|Krabi||The White Pearl Hotel||Superior Room||1|
Air-conditioned car /van and driver
English speaking guide (French and German speaking guides available upon request)
Rates include all entrance fees as per program.
Accommodation as listed on twin sharing basis
Daily breakfast in the hotel (B)
Other meals as per itinerary (L/D)
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.