Ask anyone what comes to mind when you say Thailand and they will probably say sun, sea and sand – and lots of it! Well if that’s what you are looking for then this tour will certainly suit you. The island paradise of Ko Samui makes an excellent base for swimming, scuba diving, snorkelling or just lazing about in the sun. Add to this time in the bustling capital Bangkok and a stop at the beautiful Khao Sok National Park - with its spectacular limestone cliffs, water falls and jungle scenery - and you have the perfect jungles & beaches experience. Read more
Upon arrival we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Bangkok for the start of your trip.
Today we discover historical Bangkok as we enjoy a traditional long-tail boat tour of the city’s old canals, stopping off at lively river markets to view the rituals of daily life that have hardly changed in hundreds of years. We finish with a visit to the iconic Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) before transferring to the station with time for a snack before boarding the train.
Arriving into Surat Thani this morning we then make the short journey to Khao Sok National Park. This verdant and tropical rainforest will be our home for the next 3 nights as we discover the flora and fauna unique to this part of the world. In the afternoon we take to the river for 2 hours of canoeing (or tubing!) and also visit a local temple famous for the monkeys that are kept here.
We start today with a 4-hour guided trek through the beautiful Khao Sok national park whose rich flora and fauna is famous throughout Thailand. After lunch head to a local elephant camp where you can get up close to these amazing animals. Head back to your tree house via Mai Yai waterfall and spend the evening relaxing after a long day and enjoying eating some local specialities.
Leaving our tree house accommodation this morning we travel to Cheow Lan Lake and our raft houses, surrounded by the spectacular limestone cliffs and forested scenery. After lunch we trek through the nearby jungle to a beautiful local lagoon where you have the chance to explore a stunning cave, famous for its stalactite and stalagmite formations. Then, return to the Raft house for dinner and to relax under the stars.
Today we swap the rainforest for the beautiful tropical island of Ko Samui on the South China Sea. Departing Khao Sok we travel back to Surat Thani from where we catch the ferry to the island and transfer to the hotel.
The next 3 days are yours to explore the sun-drenched island of Ko Samui at your own leisure. With many incredible dive sites dotted around the island this is a great place to arrange any diving or snorkelling options or just relax on one of the islands many golden and idyllic beaches.
Saying farewell to our tropical island paradise we transfer to the airport for the short flight back to Bangkok. Upon arrival we transfer to the hotel.
Free time. Transfer to airport for flight home.
We use a range of carefully selected hotels for our group departures. If you have specific requests for hotels, please ask for a tailor-made tour.
"We had a fantastic trip and it was the perfect balance of adventure and luxury. Thank you for creating an utterly fab holiday, and we will be saving up hard for the next one!"
Louise Allman (Thialand tailor-made)
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