Exploring, Elephants, and Island Hopping: The Complete Thai Experience

Highlights

  • Explore a local rural stilt village
  • Stay in a gorgeous floating raft house
  • Take a 'morning mist' long boat wildlife safari
  • Explore stunning deserted beaches
  • Stay in Khao Sok National Park with its breathtaking limestone cliffs and ancient forests
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What you'll do

Overview

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This 12 day adventure in Thailand is an immersion into the culture, cuisine and lifestyle of this wonderful country. Discover backstreet Bangkok and wonderful deserted islands, take an overnight sleeper train, embark on a morning mist wildlife safari, and discover the best street food with your local guide.

Tour summary

Day 1-3 – Bangkok

Day 4 – Surat Thani

Day 5 & 6 – Khao Sok

Day 7-10 – Koh Lanta

Day 11 – Bangkok

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Arrival Day

Upon arrival at Bangkok Airport, a driver will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in Bangkok. The rest of the day is free to relax.

Accommodation:

The Raweekanlaya Bangkok Wellness Cuisine Resort   – Mattanee Executive Room

The hotel was originally built in the late 1800’s as a royal residence and has been restored and carefully designed to reflect the heritage of Old-Siam with contemporary touches. It is a true oasis with lush green vegetatian and ...Read All

Bangkok Cultural Tour

Enjoy your first Thai breakfast at the hotel before meeting up with your local guide who will accompany you to the nearby pier to board our traditional Thai long tail boat.

From here you’ll sail down the Chao Phraya, Bangkok’s main river, with amazing views of the Bangkok skyline, before turning to enter the ‘khlongs’ or canals,  and here you will see why Bangkok is known as the Venice of the East. There is a network of canals throughout Bangkok and other low lying...Read All

Explore Bangkok

Today, breakfast and dinner are included, with you spending the morning at your leisure, enjoying the pool or exploring the temples nearby.

Then, in the late afternoon be prepared for a walk through Bangkok’s Chinatown. Your local guide knows Chinatown inside out, its  jungle of markets, lights, sounds, and street life, they will take you on a journey showing you the very best from a locals perspective, this way you will see what most visitors miss! Once you have learnt all about th...Read All

Transfer from Bangkok to Surat Thani

Enjoy breakfast at your leisure, in the comfort of your hotel.

Today is your last day in Bangkok, after checkout take the opportunity to take a stroll in the city for one last time.

In the late afternoon you will be  heading to Hua Lumphong railway station by a private transfer.

You will be boarding on the sleeper train and experience a typical and very local mode of  transport, to Surat Thani.

Accommodation: 

2nd Class Sleeper Train. (1st class will be b...Read All

Explore Khao Sok National Park

Welcome to Surat Thani! A private transfer takes you to the Khao Sok National Park.

Khao Sok National Park is one of the oldest rainforests in the world and home to the man-made Cheow Lan Lake. It is conveniently located in Southern Thailand, between the two coasts, and in the morning you will transfer from either Surat Thani or Khao Lak to Anurak Community Lodge.

Anurak Community Lodge is on the edge of Khao Sok National Park, surrounded by breathtaking limestone cliffs, hoveri...Read All

Khao Sok Adventure and Floating Raft House

Wake up to the sound of birds singing and gibbons calling from the treetops. Have breakfast in the early morning as the mist slowly lifts itself from the mountains.

You will spend the coming day and night at Cheow Lan Lake – without a doubt one of the most strikingly beautiful places in Thailand!

With over 100 little islets and towering limestone cliffs, a full day lake tour gives you not only the opportunity to marvel at the magnificent ‘fairy-tale’ like scenery, but also...Read All

Transfer to Koh Lanta

Rise before breakfast to board a long tail boat for a morning mist wildlife safari. From your boat you may see macaque monkeys, dusty languor, great hornbills, wild boars, gibbon monkeys, and if you are lucky, a wild elephant!

Back at the raft house, enjoy a traditional Thai breakfast and a bit of free time to swim and relax. Around noon you will check out from your raft house, have lunch and prepare to return to dry land.

You will go by long tail boat back to the pier through t...Read All

Explore Koh Lanta

Today, you have the day to spend at your leisure. Explore Koh Lanta as you desire, whether you decide to venture out into the gorgeous landscape, or enjoy the luxuries in your hotel, we’re sure you’ll have an amazing day!

Accommodation:

Lanta Casa Blanca – Deluxe Villa

Meals: Breakfast

Koh Lanta Four Islands Speedboat Tour

Enjoy the Four Islands Tour Koh Lanta by Speedboat (Available from October to May). Outside of these dates an alternative activity will be provided instead.

The tour takes you Island Hopping between some of the most beautiful islands off Trang Province, which are Koh Ngai, Koh Kradan, Koh Chuck, and Koh Mook with its popular Emerald Cave. You will enjoy a great mix of beaches, snorkelling, and stunning views.

08:30-09:00: Pick up at your Koh Lanta hotel

09:30: Arrive at K...Read All

Relax in Koh Lanta

Spend the day at your leisure.

Your hotel offers a range of activities, such as snorkelling and jungle trekking, as well as luxurious spa treatments.

Whether you choose to be active or relax, this is sure to be the perfect time to explore the area as you wish.

Turn in for the night at your beautiful hotel.

Accommodation:

Lanta Casa Blanca – Deluxe Villa

Meals: 

Breakfast

Journey Back to Bangkok

After waking up, you will be spending your last day in paradise.

After checking out of your hotel, you will begin your journey back to Surat Thani, where you will then board your night train back to Bangkok.

This unique experience is sure to be one for the memories!

Accommodation:

2nd Class Sleeper Train.(1st class will be booked if available subject to availability at time of booking )

Meals:

Breakfast

Departure Day

Arrive early morning to Bangkok and a private transfer takes you to the international airport for your flight back home. This marks the end of your amazing trip here in Thailand, we are sure it will leave you wanting to return!

Meals: None

What's included

Included

  • All transfers and transport as per program
  • Service of an English speaking local guide
  • All entrance fees
  • 4 nights in Bangkok - Raweekanlaya Bangkok Wellness Cuisine Resort BB
  • 2 nights Overnight sleeper train Bangkok to Surit Thani and Return
  • 1 night Khao Sok - Thara Raft House FB
  • 1 night Khao Sok - Anurak Community Lodge HB
  • 2 nights Kho Lanta -Lanta Casa Blanca BB
  • Long Tail boat ride in Bangkok
  • Guided food walk of Bangkok
  • Responsible elephant sanctuary visit
  • Cruise on Cheow Lan Lake
  • Morning Mist wildlife safari
  • Kayaking day trip to Babu island including lunch
  • * all accommodation is subject to availability - and will be confirmed at time of booking
Your local host

Martin

I have spent many years travelling through Thailand and have made many lasting memories and friendships. The region is rich in natural beauty and culture and offers one of the greatest culinary kitchens in the world. Many years have passed and I still think that the people are everything and I\'m still surprised at the hospitality and friendliness. Working in travel is a passion for me and I enjoy helping our customers to enjoy all the best that Thailand has to offer.

I have spent many years travelling through Thailand and have made many lasting memories and friendships. The region is rich in natural beauty and culture and offers one of the greatest culinary kitchens in the world. Many years have passed and I still think that the people are everything and I\'m still surprised at the hospitality and friendliness. Working in travel is a passion for me and I enjoy helping our customers to enjoy all the best that Thailand has to offer.

Location

You will start and end in the gorgeous capital city of Thailand, Bangkok. You will be picked up and privately transferred to and from the airport, both when arriving and when departing.

Bangkok is a large city known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds its network of canals, flowing past the Rattanakosin royal district, home to opulent Grand Palace and its sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple.

Throughout your adventure , you will visit many other hidden treasures in Thailand.

Bangkok Surat Thani Khao Sok National Park Koh Lanta

Your adventure will end back at Bangkok international airport on day 12.

FAQs

Are tranfers to and from the airport included?

Yes! Both the transfer from the airport to your accommodation, and the transfer back to the airport in time for your departure are included.

Will we have a guide?

Yes, you will have a local English speaking guide with you, ensuring you have the best time possible whilst here in Thailand.

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