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Overview

Experience a seven-day nature lover’s adventure through Southern Thailand, as you hike through fauna-filled national parks, voyage through majestic lakes, explore fantastical caves and inhale the pure air of tropical forests. Drop an anchor on the turquoise beaches of some of the most stunning islands of the world in the Andaman Sea. From the coast to the interior and back, this incredible region of Thailand is wildly different from what you might expect, so prepare yourself for a sensory splendor of the south.

 

Itinerary

DAY 01: PHUKET AIRPORT – KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK  (290km – 6 hrs)

Upon arrival at Phuket Airport transfer to Khao Sok National Park, in between the Andaman coast and the Gulf of Thailand. The park boasts Thailand’s largest virgin forests and is considered one of the oldest rainforests on the planet. Some of the park’s amazing features include enormous limestone rock formations which jut dramatically out of the pristine lakes, deep valleys, mysterious caves, and much more.

If lucky, you may stumble upon one of the many species of wild animals that live in the park, including elephants, leopards, bears, gibbons and even tigers. After the visit, return to the hotel and spend the night at the resort.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Khao Sok.

 

DAY 02: KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK – CHEOW LAN LAKE  (65km – 6 hrs)

Post breakfast at the hotel, we make our way to Cheow Lan Lake within Khao Sok National Park for an exciting day trip. Cheow Lan is an enormous man-made lake that features towering limestone cliffs, crystal-clear water and stunning views to match. Take a boat trip on the lake and explore nature's beauty while you enjoy a light trek into the jungle and explore a cave. Post lunch at a local restaurant we return to the resort to relax and unwind.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Khao Sok.

 

DAY 03: KHAO SOK – KHANOM (240km – 5 hrs)

Start the day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before you Khao Sok and head to Surat Thani.

On the way, visit Phra Boromathat in Chaiya, which possibly dates back to the eighth century. This temple has maintained its status as a local treasure for time immemorial, and an old pagoda within the temple compound is said to house relics of Lord Buddha.

After the stop in Chaiya, drive to Surat Thani and transfer to the pier to board the motorized long-tail boat for an hour-long ride on the River Tapi – the longest river in Southern Thailand – passing the waterfront houses and observing local life in motion.

Have lunch at a restaurant in town, then continue your journey to Tham Khao Wang Thong, a limestone and iron ore cave full of imposing stalactites.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Khanom.

 

DAY 04: KHANOM – NAKHON SI THAMMARAT – PHATTHALUNG (255km – 5 hrs)

Post breakfast we continue our journey on to Nakhon Si Thammarat. Arrive at the city to visit Wat Phra Mahathat, considered the oldest temple in Thailand with its giant chedi, or pagoda, which towers almost 60ft / 80m high. Although uncertain, some say it could date back to the 11th century.

We then head to the shadow puppet museum and the old home of shadow puppet master Suchart Subsin to learn about the region’s shadow theatre culture. Post lunch at a local restaurant, continue your trip to breathe in the fresh air of Baan Kiri Wong, which translates to ‘village surrounded by the mountains’. Make friends with the locals during your village community visit and take in the beautiful view of the creek and the mountain before moving on to the final stop of the day, Phatthalung.

Overnight stay in Phatthalung.

 

DAY 05: PHATTHALUNG – TRANG (130 km – 3 hrs)

Wake up early this morning for an outing to Thale Noi Lake, one of the most important wetland ecosystems in the country and Thailand’s largest waterfowl reserve. Enjoy the scenic views of the area, where you can observe numerous species of birds around the lake in their natural habitat. If you visit during season time, you can to see the lake full of dreamlike water lilies with blooming lotus flowers. Return to the resort to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and replenish your energy before you head to our next destination.

Continue your trip towards Trang, en route visit Tham Le Khao Kob cave in the Huai Yot district, a wonderful an eco-tourism adventure spot. Inside, observe the cave’s stream and its impressive stalagmite and stalactite formations as your guide navigates the way through some of the nooks and crannies.

End the day in Trang where you have the evening to relax at your pleasure, perhaps visiting the night market for a quick bite.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Trang.

 

DAY 06: TRANG – ISLAND HOPPING – KRABI (150km – 6 hrs)

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel, and then make your way for a morning transfer to Pak Meng Pier to join the day-trip visit to Koh Kradan, Koh Mook and Koh Chuak islands including Emerald Cave. This relaxing boat trip takes you around the islands where you can bask in the sun in this earthly paradise and take in the beautiful scenery of the white sand beaches and crystal-clear water. Enjoy your picnic lunch before you return to Pak Meng Pier, and then continue your adventure to Krabi.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Krabi.

 

DAY 07: KRABI – KOH KLANG – DEPARTURE (60km – 5 hrs)

Begin the day with breakfast and depart to explore the other side of Krabi, visiting the small island of Koh Klang, located at the mouth of the River Krabi and the Andaman Sea.

Arrive at Tara Pier and take a long-tail boat for a short five-minute ride to the island. As cars are not used on the island, take a tuk-tuk and travel into the un-spoilt village of Baan Koh Klang where the indigenous locals still live the old, traditional way. See the rice fields, the local boat-crafting house, or batik fabric painting. Savour the lively flavours of a Thai set lunch at a local restaurant, and then explore the mangrove forest by long-tail boat.

After a relaxing time at this small village, transfer back to the mainland, then to your hotel in Krabi.

Check-out from the hotel and make your own way to Phuket international airport for your departure flight.

Package Rates

This 7 days adventure trip will surprise you with its awe each day. Our package ensures that you have a wonderful trip right from the start to the end. We offer all of the above at AED 7,500.

Inclusions/Exclusions

Package Rates Inclusions

  • Fly with Emirates airlines
  • English speaking guide
  • Comfortable stay at the below mentioned hotels that have air-conditioned rooms with bath/shower, in sharing twin or triple room
  • Stay at the Khao Sok River Lodge in Phuket - Kao Sak
  • Stay at the Khao Sok River Lodge in Kao Sak – Cheow Lan Lake
  • Stay at the Alongkot Resort in Kao Sak – Khanom
  • Stay at the Sripakpra Resort in Khanom - Nakhon Si Thammarat – Phatthalung
  • Stay at Thumrin Thana in Nakhon Si Thammarat – Trang
  • Stay at Red Ginger in Trang when you go Island hopping
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (Breakfast on days 2-7, lunch on days 1-7)
  • Air-conditioned transportation during tours
  • ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES: Khao Sok National Park, boat trip and cave tour in Cheow Lan Lake, Phra Boromathat temple, River Tapi boat ride, Tham Khao Wang Thong cave, Wat Phra Mahathat temple, shadow puppet museum, Thale Noi Lake tour, Tham Le Khao Kob cave, island hopping tour, Koh Klang trip transportation (boat and tuk-tuk) and mangrove boat tour

Package Rates Exclusions

  • Expenditures of personal nature and gratuity for guide and driver
  • Optional tours
  • Compulsory Christmas/New Year/peak season supplements as separately stated
  • Domestic airline tickets and airport taxes (Can be booked additionally)
  • Return Airport transfers and transfers between Krabi and Phuket (Can be booked additionally)

Terms & Conditions

Minimum 02 pax needed to guarantee departure 
Hotel early check-in (before noon), late check-out (after noon), connecting or adjoining rooms are subject to availability and are not guaranteed
No refund for unused services, splitting of package is not allowed
Airfares are subject to change without prior notice
Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents
Different languages can be combined in our vehicles for seat-in-coach itineraries
There will be a separate guide for each language
Opening times of temples and places of interest may change or may be closed without prior notice
Honeymoon option: Double bed and fruit plate can be requested at the time of booking
A wide range of optional excursions and pre and post-programme extensions are available on request
Comfortable and light clothing is most suitable for travel in Thailand. Visitors shouldn’t wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Shoes should be removed before entering a temple or private house. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.
Peak season supplements and compulsory festive surcharges are applicable on certain dates and wil be informed at the time of booking
Airfare, hotel rooms, tour rates are strictly subject to avaliability 
If requested dates will not be avaliabile and alternative date will be advised by our travel experts.
 

Cancellation Policy

45 days or more prior to departure – Free cancellation
44 days – 31 days to departure : 25% of the tour cost
30 days – 15 days to departure : 50% of the tour cost
14 days & less –100% of the tour cost

 

Minimum 02 pax needed to guarantee departure 
Hotel early check-in (before noon), late check-out (after noon), connecting or adjoining rooms are subject to availability and are not guaranteed
No refund for unused services, splitting of package is not allowed
Airfares are subject to change without prior notice
Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents
Different languages can be combined in our vehicles for seat-in-coach itineraries
There will be a separate guide for each language
Opening times of temples and places of interest may change or may be closed without prior notice
Honeymoon option: Double bed and fruit plate can be requested at the time of booking
A wide range of optional excursions and pre and post-programme extensions are available on request
Comfortable and light clothing is most suitable for travel in Thailand. Visitors shouldn’t wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Shoes should be removed before entering a temple or private house. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.
Peak season supplements and compulsory festive surcharges are applicable on certain dates and wil be informed at the time of booking
Airfare, hotel rooms, tour rates are strictly subject to avaliability 
If requested dates will not be avaliabile and alternative date will be advised by our travel experts.
 

Package Rates Inclusions

  • Fly with Emirates airlines
  • English speaking guide
  • Comfortable stay at the below mentioned hotels that have air-conditioned rooms with bath/shower, in sharing twin or triple room
  • Stay at the Khao Sok River Lodge in Phuket - Kao Sak
  • Stay at the Khao Sok River Lodge in Kao Sak – Cheow Lan Lake
  • Stay at the Alongkot Resort in Kao Sak – Khanom
  • Stay at the Sripakpra Resort in Khanom - Nakhon Si Thammarat – Phatthalung
  • Stay at Thumrin Thana in Nakhon Si Thammarat – Trang
  • Stay at Red Ginger in Trang when you go Island hopping
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (Breakfast on days 2-7, lunch on days 1-7)
  • Air-conditioned transportation during tours
  • ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES: Khao Sok National Park, boat trip and cave tour in Cheow Lan Lake, Phra Boromathat temple, River Tapi boat ride, Tham Khao Wang Thong cave, Wat Phra Mahathat temple, shadow puppet museum, Thale Noi Lake tour, Tham Le Khao Kob cave, island hopping tour, Koh Klang trip transportation (boat and tuk-tuk) and mangrove boat tour

Package Rates Exclusions

  • Expenditures of personal nature and gratuity for guide and driver
  • Optional tours
  • Compulsory Christmas/New Year/peak season supplements as separately stated
  • Domestic airline tickets and airport taxes (Can be booked additionally)
  • Return Airport transfers and transfers between Krabi and Phuket (Can be booked additionally)
45 days or more prior to departure – Free cancellation
44 days – 31 days to departure : 25% of the tour cost
30 days – 15 days to departure : 50% of the tour cost
14 days & less –100% of the tour cost