Bangkok & Hidden Gems of South Thailand
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With big-hitting tourist destinations like Phuket and Koh Samui hogging the limelight, it is easy to stray off the beaten track in the south of Thailand. Highlights of this adventure include Khao Sok National Park and the island of Koh Yao Noi - a laid-back gem in karst-studded Phang Nga Bay. Book your Bespoke Thailand Holidays today!
Depart the UK for your flight to Bangkok, arriving the following day.
Arrive at Suvarnabhumi International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Check In. Remainder of day at leisure.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Half Day City & Temples tour of Bangkok. Thailand has over 26,000 temples (known as 'Wats') and this half-day city tour takes in three of the most famous Wats in Bangkok. This includes Wat Traimit, known as the temple of the Golden Buddha, Wat Pho which has the largest Buddha in Bangkok, and Wat Benchamabophit, the marble temple.
Overnight Bangkok (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight Bangkok (B)
Transfer to the airport for your short flight to Surat Thani. Upon arrival at Surat Thani Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to Khanom via a short sightseeing in Surat Thani. Visit to Phra Borom That Chaiya. This ancient chedi houses Buddha relics, which are highly revered by local residents. The restored Phra Borom That Chaiya serves as a fine example of Srivijaya's influence on religious architecture and is believed to have been built more than 1,200 years ago. Along the courtyard of the chedi are several sculptures and Buddha images.Continue to Khanom.Overnight in Khanom. (B)
The morning trip starts with a long-tail boat ride to Ao Taled where you will experience the exotic nature of Pink Dolphins (spotting dolphins depends on the weather condition also). Then proceed to cruise to extended-layers of “Khao Pabpa” mountain overlooking breathtaking geographic view similar to Pancake Rocks (254-286 million years in South Island of New Zealand. Also see the fresh water hole in the sea, which is the beginning place of the legendary Buddhist monk Tuad standing in the sea to transform marine into fresh water for drinking.
Lunch at a local restaurant on the mainland.
In the afternoon, drive to the city of Nakhon Si Thammarat and visit one of the most revered and largest Buddhist temples in the southern region, Wat Mahathat, which houses relics of Buddha brought from Sri Lanka more than a thousand years ago.
Overnight Khanom (B,L)
Breakfast at the hotel, check out and depart for Khao Sok heading towards Khao Sok National Park.
Enjoy a full day Chiew Lan Lake tour which will give you not only the opportunity to marvel at the magnificent ‘fairy-tale’ like scenery but to spot wild life in its natural habitat as well. This one-day, join-in tour starts with a 9AM pick-up from Anurak Community Lodge. As part of a small group of like-minded adventure and nature enthusiastic travellers, you will be transported to the lake pier some 40 minute drive from the lodge. Once on the lake your local guide will take you on a jungle hike, leading up to a cave or a view - point (depending on the weather conditions). You will have the opportunity to swim in the lake before lunch at the floating raft houses that will capture your imagination with their rustic charm. Afterwards return to the lodge between 17:30 and 18:30.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today, take some time out during your holiday when visiting Southern Thailand to make a positive impact on the local community. Travel to Koh Yao Noi, a small island which sits halfway between Phuket and Krabi in the middle of Phang Nga Bay. Spend your day with the villagers learning about their lifestyle and traditions, as well as learning about fish farming, rubber plantation & batik making. Lunch is served in a local house by a local family. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to walk in the rice fields and see herds of cows & buffaloes grazing. A stop will be made at the local market before returning to your hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day at leisure. Overnight on Koh Yao Noi. (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, take a join speedboat from the hotel to the mainland of Phuket, continuing to Phuket Airport. Depart on your overnight flight back to the UK (B)
Arrive back in the UK