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Best of Southern Thailand: Phuket, Krabi, Khao Sok NP, Koh Phi Phi & Khao Lak

Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,203

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore the stunning and dynamic landscapes of Southern Thailand including incredible beaches, jungles, and limestone cliffs. Enjoy the beauty of the Andaman Sea while cruising to paradise islands, get up close and personal with elephants and experience the food and culture of this incredible part of Thailand.


Nature meets the beach in idyllic surrounds on this 12-day Southern Thailand tour. Explore the region’s most picturesque coves and immerse yourself in the tranquility of local rainforests, coming face to face with some of Thailand’s most colourful creatures.

Fly into Phuket and transfer to Khao Lak enjoy a full day at leisure at your resort. This gives you time to shake off any jetlag, acclimatize to the local culture, or visit Thai Muang National Park Beach. Just be careful if visiting between November and April as this is a popular turtle nesting spot, where late-season you can see young hatchlings making their dash to the sea. Transfer to Elephant Hills Camp, staying in luxury tented accommodation as you lend a hand feeding and bathing these majestic animals while learning about efforts to preserve them. A traditional Thai dance performance or a cooking demonstration are options for your evening.

Take a long-tail boat ride on Cheow Lan Lake, admiring its hundreds of tiny islands and high limestone mountains. Then explore the ecology of the local rainforest, keeping your eyes peeled for cheeky primates as you weave through this gorgeous ecosystem. Take a short water safari the next day into the side channels of Cheow Lan Lake, then transfer to Krabi, famous for its limestone cliffs and exquisite wellness retreats. Follow the Krabi River, and you’ll soon find yourself in a mesmerizing landscape of mangroves, monkey forests, and thriving river communities that preserve traditional lifestyles. A day at leisure lets you enjoy Krabi’s beaches or even a spa day.

The next part of your trip, on Phi Phi Island, is all about relaxation and winding things down a notch. If that’s not your style, there are scenic hikes with terrific views over the archipelago, plus some sublime bays to explore. Last but not least, transfer to Phuket, arguably the most famous of Southern Thailand’s islands. One last tour takes you to explore Phang Nga Bay, visiting the dramatic ‘James Bond Island’ featured in The Man With the Golden Gun. You’ll explore more pristine areas, enjoy a picnic lunch, and have the chance to swim alongside tropical fish before returning to your hotel for one last night in paradise.


 

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Accommodation in Phuket

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    The Vijitt Resort Phuket



    Escape to a heavenly corner of earth at the Vijitt Resort Phuket where the pace of life is slow and the scenery is simply breathtaking. Situated on a tranquil beach away from the bustling tourist crowds, this luxury all-villa Phuket resort offers a rejuvenating retreat …

    Escape to a heavenly corner of earth at the Vijitt Resort Phuket where the pace of life is slow and the scenery is simply breathtaking. Situated on a tranquil beach away from the bustling tourist crowds, this luxury all-villa Phuket resort offers a rejuvenating retreat that exudes Thai charm. The exquisite location of the Rawai hotel was handpicked for its outstanding natural beauty offering wide open spaces with tall swaying palms and lush green lawns that gently slope towards the Andaman Sea.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Childrens Activities
    • Childrens Playground
    • Cooking Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa

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Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,203

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Day 1

Phuket Airport to Khao Lak

Duration2 Hours

Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas

Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort and Villas is the perfect beach getaway. Found by the waters of a natural lagoon to one side and the pristine shores of Khao Lak's most stunning sunset beach to the other. The pristine resort covers three hectares of verdant grounds, and, unusually, each of theremarkably designed luxury guest rooms, pool suites and beachfront villas offer spellbinding sea views. Paying homage to the opulence of the 6th and 7th centuries, the resort's design is based on the intricate and breathtaking archaic art and architecture of a lost civilisation that once resided here.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas

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    Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas



    Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort and Villas is the perfect beach getaway. Found by the waters of a natural lagoon to one side and the pristine shores of Khao Lak's most stunning sunset beach to the other. The pristine resort covers three hectares of verdant …

    Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort and Villas is the perfect beach getaway. Found by the waters of a natural lagoon to one side and the pristine shores of Khao Lak's most stunning sunset beach to the other. The pristine resort covers three hectares of verdant grounds, and, unusually, each of theremarkably designed luxury guest rooms, pool suites and beachfront villas offer spellbinding sea views. Paying homage to the opulence of the 6th and 7th centuries, the resort's design is based on the intricate and breathtaking archaic art and architecture of a lost civilisation that once resided here.

    Facilities

    • 24 hour Front desk
    • Bar
    • Gym
    • Kids club
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Yoga Studio

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Day 2

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 3

Arrive Elephant Hills

This morning, transfer to Elephant Hills Camp, catching glimpses of tropical rural life along the way. Upon arrival at the camp, enjoy a delicious Thai buffet lunch. After lunch, relax on a jungle river canoe trip down the Sok River, passing limestone mountains and cliffs covered with exotic tropical vegetation. Sometimes hornbill birds can be seen flying high overhead, as well as reptiles basking in the sun on the riverbanks. Continue to the elephant sanctuary, where you can see, touch and learn about the life of Thai elephants and about the Elephant Hills elephant conservation project. You will prepare and feed them one of their daily meals, including their dietary supplements that help with their digestion and overall well-being, then watch them bathe before you scrub and wash them clean. Afterwards, enjoy some time at leisure in your luxury tent. Optional evening entertainment includes a movie presentation, a traditional Thai dance performance from local school children and a cooking demonstration. At 8:00pm, dinner will be served amidst the sights and sounds of the surrounding rainforest.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Elephant Hills Luxury Tented Camp

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  • Elephant Hills Luxury Tented Camp



    The Elephant Camp offers 35 luxurious tents with comfortable solid beds, a fan, tea and coffee making facilities, bathroom with Western style toilet, hairdryer and hot and cold shower. Furniture is handmade by local craftsmen using natural materials and provides all the comfort you would …

    The Elephant Camp offers 35 luxurious tents with comfortable solid beds, a fan, tea and coffee making facilities, bathroom with Western style toilet, hairdryer and hot and cold shower. Furniture is handmade by local craftsmen using natural materials and provides all the comfort you would normally find in a hotel room. The tents are well protected against mosquitos and other possible intruders, offer plenty of lighting and are the perfect place to reflect on the day's observations and activities. At night, an outdoor campfire creates a warm atmosphere. In the main area, amenities include a semi-open-air restaurant, well-stocked bar, swimming pool with superb view of the spectacular limestone cliff backdrop, a small souvenir shop, maps/newspapers/info boards, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

    Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Restaurant

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Day 4

Elephant Hills - Cheow Lan Lake - Rainforest Camp

Wake up to the sounds of nature and birds calling from the bushes next to the tent. Tea and coffee-making facilities are available in your tent for early risers; breakfast is at your leisure. Later this morning, explore Cheow Lan Lake by local long-tail boat. Surrounded by Limestone Mountains, the lake has more than a hundred small islands, and the scenery has been compared to Guilin in China and Halong Bay in Vietnam. In the 1970s, the area was a hide-out for communists and students opposing the military dictatorship. Continue to the floating Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp, situated in the heart of the national park, and check in to your luxury tent. After enjoying a delicious Thai lunch overlooking the lake, set out to explore the jungle on foot. This is an opportunity to explore the ecology of one of the world's oldest rainforests, including hardwood trees with huge roots, orchids, palms, ferns, bamboo and mosses. Gibbons can often be heard calling to their mates, you might spot macaque or leaf monkeys swinging through the branches, and beautiful butterflies abound. You will have the chance to walk slowly and really listen, to discover the secrets of the rainforest. Return to the rainforest camp, where you are free to take a refreshing dip in the water and perhaps watch the sun set behind the towering limestone mountains from the deckchair in front of your tent. The evening is at leisure for you to really absorb the peace of this magnificent natural setting.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp

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  • Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp



    Rainforest Camp is one of the only floating tented camps in the world, located on Thailand's spectacular Cheow Larn Lake and surrounded by rainforest and towering limestone mountains. Powered by wind and solar energy, and using responsible waste management, Rainforest Camp offers 20 luxury safari …

    Rainforest Camp is one of the only floating tented camps in the world, located on Thailand's spectacular Cheow Larn Lake and surrounded by rainforest and towering limestone mountains. Powered by wind and solar energy, and using responsible waste management, Rainforest Camp offers 20 luxury safari tents with ensuite shower and WC.

    Facilities

    • Bathrooms with hot/cold shower
    • Bathrooms with hot/cold shower

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Day 5

Rainforest Camp - Depart

This morning as the mist clears, you are free to canoe or swim in the lake. After breakfast, join your guide on a short safari into the little channels and side arms of Cheow Lan Lake. Enjoy lunch at the rainforest camp before returning to the pier and transferring onwards to your next destination.

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The Pavilions Anana Krabi

Hidden amongst the spectacular beauty of Krabi's limestone cliffs and peaceful forested valleys, The Pavilions Anana Krabi is an eco-sustainable and ecological resort offering guests a wellness experience like no other. Enrich your soul with a dedicated Himalayan Salt room and exclusive spa treatments, restore your body with natural volcanic water pools and farm to table culinary experiences, and reconnect with nature with unique, sustainable excursion experiences.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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The Pavilions Anana Krabi

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    The Pavilions Anana Krabi



    Hidden amongst the spectacular beauty of Krabi's limestone cliffs and peaceful forested valleys, The Pavilions Anana Krabi is an eco-sustainable and ecological resort offering guests a wellness experience like no other. Enrich your soul with a dedicated Himalayan Salt room and exclusive spa treatments, restore …

    Hidden amongst the spectacular beauty of Krabi's limestone cliffs and peaceful forested valleys, The Pavilions Anana Krabi is an eco-sustainable and ecological resort offering guests a wellness experience like no other. Enrich your soul with a dedicated Himalayan Salt room and exclusive spa treatments, restore your body with natural volcanic water pools and farm to table culinary experiences, and reconnect with nature with unique, sustainable excursion experiences.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Fitness Centre
    • Lounge
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Spa

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Day 6

A Touch of Krabi Culture with Dinner

Travel by longtail boat along the Krabi River and admire the scenery as magnificent limestone cliffs and lush fields pass by. Admire the twin-mountains of Khao Kanab Nam, the iconic landmarks of Krabi. Then enter a dense mangrove forest, keeping an eye out for monkeys that live in the trees.

Visit KohKlang, an island located in the middle of the river. Take a tuk-tuk to explore this atmospheric island where more than 5,000 people reside. See fisherman at work, using traditional methods to catch fish, crabs and other seafood. Capture other scenes of daily life, passing by rice paddies where buffalos are roaming and charming neighbourhoods seem untouched by time.

After the inspiring visit on KohKlang, return to town by boat. Then stroll through the night market, mingle with thecrowd and browse the items on sale.

Having worked up an appetite, head to one of Krabi's best restaurants for a delicious Thai dinner.

Duration5 Hours
Day 7

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 8

Krabi Hotel to SAii Phi Phi Island Village

Duration2 Hours

SAii Phi Phi Island Village

Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort combines seclusion with refinement in a stunning beachfront setting. Spread across 70 tranquil acres of swaying coconut palms, fragrant gardens, and an 800-meter-long private beach overlooking the Andaman Sea, the resort offers a collection of bungalows that blend seamlessly into their tropical surroundings. The resort's four restaurants and bars provide an array of cuisines enhanced by sea views, while the resort's Recreation Center offers a range of activities.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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SAii Phi Phi Island Village

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    SAii Phi Phi Island Village



    Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort combines seclusion with refinement in a stunning beachfront setting. Spread across 70 tranquil acres of swaying coconut palms, fragrant gardens, and an 800-meter-long private beach overlooking the Andaman Sea, the resort offers a collection of bungalows that blend seamlessly …

    Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort combines seclusion with refinement in a stunning beachfront setting. Spread across 70 tranquil acres of swaying coconut palms, fragrant gardens, and an 800-meter-long private beach overlooking the Andaman Sea, the resort offers a collection of bungalows that blend seamlessly into their tropical surroundings. The resort's four restaurants and bars provide an array of cuisines enhanced by sea views, while the resort's Recreation Center offers a range of activities.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Cafe
    • Dive Center
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Snorkeling
    • Spa
    • Wedding Services and Coordinators

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Day 9

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 10

Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort ONLY to Phuket by Resort Boat

Duration2 Hours

The Vijitt Resort Phuket

Escape to a heavenly corner of earth at the Vijitt Resort Phuket where the pace of life is slow and the scenery is simply breathtaking. Situated on a tranquil beach away from the bustling tourist crowds, this luxury all-villa Phuket resort offers a rejuvenating retreat that exudes Thai charm. The exquisite location of the Rawai hotel was handpicked for its outstanding natural beauty offering wide open spaces with tall swaying palms and lush green lawns that gently slope towards the Andaman Sea.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

The Vijitt Resort Phuket

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    The Vijitt Resort Phuket



    Escape to a heavenly corner of earth at the Vijitt Resort Phuket where the pace of life is slow and the scenery is simply breathtaking. Situated on a tranquil beach away from the bustling tourist crowds, this luxury all-villa Phuket resort offers a rejuvenating retreat …

    Escape to a heavenly corner of earth at the Vijitt Resort Phuket where the pace of life is slow and the scenery is simply breathtaking. Situated on a tranquil beach away from the bustling tourist crowds, this luxury all-villa Phuket resort offers a rejuvenating retreat that exudes Thai charm. The exquisite location of the Rawai hotel was handpicked for its outstanding natural beauty offering wide open spaces with tall swaying palms and lush green lawns that gently slope towards the Andaman Sea.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Childrens Activities
    • Childrens Playground
    • Cooking Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa

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Day 11

Full Day Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island by Private Longtail Boat

Today, spend a day at sea visiting beautiful Phang Nga Bay from Phuket. After breakfast, you'll be met and driven to the jetty where a private, longtail boat awaits. Climb aboard and cast off to begin your adventure!

Cross the emerald-green waters of the bay, passing by dramatic limestone karsts and uninhabited islands. Go ashore at 'James Bond Island', a distinctive rocky island that is a popular place for photos.

The day is filled with several fantastic stops. Cruise through a pristine mangrove forest, getting a close look at the incredible ecosystems created by these ancient plants. Stop at secluded beaches to go swimming alongside colourful tropical fish. There is plenty of time to explore secluded beaches and soak up the sun. Around midday a scrumptious picnic lunch will be served in a scenic location. Enjoy the fresh air and tropical breeze while dining on a delicious meal.

As the sun begins to dip low into the sky, return to Phuket arriving in time to watch the sunset at the end of the day. You'll be transferred back to your hotel.

Duration7 Hours
Day 12

Phuket Hotel to Phuket Airport

Duration45 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival transfer from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak Hotel
  • Shared transfer from Khao Lak Hotel to Elephant Hills
  • Shared transfer from Elephant Hills to Krabi Hotel
  • Private land transfer and shared resort speedboat ferry transfer from Krabi Hotel to Koh Phi Phi Hotel
  • Shared resort speedboat ferry and private land transfer from Koh Phi Phi Hotel to Phuket Hotel
  • Private departure transfer from Phuket Hotel to Phuket Airport
  • 2 nights first-class accommodations in Khao Lak
  • 1 night first-class tented accommodation at Elephant Hills Luxury Tented Camp
  • 1 night first-class floating tented accommodation at Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp
  • 3 nights first-class accommodations in Krabi
  • 2 nights first-class accommodations in Koh Phi Phi
  • 2 nights first-class accommodations in Phuket
  • Shared jungle and camp activities at Elephant Hills
  • Private-guided Half Day A Touch of Krabi Culture with Dinner Tour in Krabi
  • Private-guided Full Day Phang Nga Bay & James Bond Island by Longtail Boat Tour in Phuket
  • Breakfast daily (excluding day 1), 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals & beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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