EXPLORE THE KNOWN AND UNKNOWN WONDERS OF SOUTHERN THAILAND
FROM KARST REEFS TO THAILAND'S TROPICAL FOREST
Duration of the stay:
15 days / 14 nights
Gulf of Thailand
Day 1: Arrival in Thailand
Private transfer from the airport and check-in at thz hotel where you will stay for the next 2 nights in central Bangkok.
Evening: dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River or Food Tour with a local guide to discover and taste thai local cuisine
Day 2: Bangkok highlights tour
Full day guides tour with to discover the most emblematic temples of Bangkok and the Grand Palace.
Lunch in a local restaurant.
Trip in a wooden longtail boat on the small canals of Bangkok where local life is almost timeless and reminiscent of life in Bangkok a century ago. p>
Exploration of the flower market and walk through the Chinatown district and its countless shops.
Day 3: Bike bike & boat ride in bucolic Bangkok
Day trip by boat and bike with a private guide or local agency to discover the rural side of Bangkok.
Transfer by traditional boat to the Bangkok's Green Lung
Bike ride on the small narrow raised cement roads through the vegetation and the few houses and stop at local artisans workshops.
Stops at cafés and a charming restaurant for lunch.
Return to the city center for dinner at an amazing and unique Bangkok restaurant.
Day 4: Transfer to Khao Sok
Flight to Surat Thani and private transfer to your hotel near Khao Sok National Park.
Check-in at your Tree House bungalow and lunch at your hotel.
Free time to enjoy the swimming pool
Dinner cooked in bamboo sticks and night safari on Sok River where you can see wild animals (mostly monkeys but not only).
Day 5: Meeting the elephants
Morning hike in the jungle. Depending on the season, you can opt for the trail to contemplate the largest flower in the world, a rare species present only in very few regions of the world.
Afternoon: visit to the Khao Sok Elephant Conservation Center
Night in your Tree House in Khao Sok
Day 6: Conquering Khao Sok Lake
Transfer to Chiew Lan Lake.
Navigation on motorized longtail boat on Khao Sok Lake to its most famous rocks then towards the Klong Saeng reserve which is home to many wild animals including elephants that you can observe from the boat.
After a local lunch on a floating restaurant, you will hike into the deep jungle accompanied by a park ranger and an rain forest expert guide. Then, canoe trip on the river and navigation to your hotel floating on the lake
Dinner at the floating hotel and overnight in your air-conditioned floating bungalow.
Day 7: Waking up on Khao Sok Lake
Wake up facing the misty lake and the nature of Khao Sok National Park.
Breakfast at the floating hotel before going for a morning boat tour on the lake to spot the monkeys and gibbons.
Free time to enjoy this incredible setting, swim in the lake or go kayaking.
Return to the pier and transfer to Khanom. En route, you will stop at an amzing natural swimming pool with crystal clear water.
Night in your charming beachside hotel in Khanom
Day 8: Let's meet the pink dolphins !
After enjoying the sunrise on the beach, you will go on a day trip.
You will embark with a local fisherman on his long-tail boat to meet the famous Khanom pink dolphins.
You will dock on a small island with a fascinating legend before returning to dry land for lunch in a local restaurant. Then, you will depart fo exploring a fascinating cave before ending the day in a small natural fish spa.
Day 9: Transfer to a small fishing island
Breakfast facing the sea and free time to enjoy the beach and the hotel.
Transfer to the pier for a traditional boat crossing to the small island where you will stay for the next 2 days
Welcome from the family at your homestay near the sea
Free time then dinner with the family.
Night in your homestay
Day 10: Visit the maritime park before the crowds
After breakfast, you will leave with a local fisherman on his boat to visit Ang Thong Marine Park.
Departure at dawn to avoid the large and numerous tourist groups coming from Koh Samui. You will have the opportunity to discover the sites of one of the two most beautiful marine parks in Thailand almost for yourself (especially the first).
Lunch on the beach and return to your small island to enjoy its peaceful life and the beach.
Dinner and night in your homestay.
Day 11: Transfer to Koh Samui
Boat transfer to Koh Samui island
Check-in at your charming hotel
Lunch and free day
Day 12: Koh Samui off the beaten track
After breakfast, you will go on an excursion to discover the interior of the island of Koh Samui by 4x4 car.
This unique day tour will take you to discover the mountains and superb viewpoints of the island, visit plantations, discover remote waterfalls and local life far from tourism. At midday, you will have lunch in a local restaurant.
Day 13: Introduction to diving (optional)
This day is optional
Introduction to diving with theoretical course in the swimming pool then diving at sea.
It is also possible to take full diving courses over several days.
Day 14: Two small islands by traditional boat
Transfer to a small local boat port.
Navigation in a traditional longtail boat to two small islands off Koh Samui's coast. Including one without water or electricity supply on which around thirty people live
You will catch fish to have a barbecue on the beach, swim with a mask and snorkel among the multicolored fish, take a walk in the mangroves, enjoy the beach, eat apetizers with a locally made rum...
Day 15: Last day in Samui and return to Bangkok
After breakfast at your hotel, you will leave for a van tour to visit the main attractions in Koh Samui such as Samui's Big Buddha, Wat Plai Laem Buddhist temple, some viewpoints and the Buddha Secret Garden.
Lunch in a local restaurant with view
Transfer to the airport and flight to Bangkok
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