Embark on a 9-day adventure through Thailand, exploring its vibrant culture and natural wonders! From the lively Mae Klong Railway Markets to ancient temples like Wat Bang Kung and Wat Pumarin Kudi Thong, immerse yourself in the country's rich history. Delight in the beauty of Sam Roi Yot National Park and Khao Sok with breathtaking views and thrilling treks, while getting up close to wildlife on a canoe ride and discovering hidden gems like Phraya Nakhon Cave. This journey from bustling Bangkok to the beautiful beaches of Phuket will be truly unforgettable!
Saturday. Welcome to Bangkok, the bustling capital city of Thailand! A world-renowned tourist destination, this vibrant city offers an eclectic mix of lively street life, cultural landmarks, and busy shopping areas.
Arriving at Suvarnabhumi or Donmuang Airport, you'll be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel for check in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to explore Bangkok. Why not try some tasty street food or take a thrilling tuk tuk ride?
Markets & Temples
Bangkok - Hua Hin. Rise and shine! Today begins with an early start onward from Bangkok to Mae Klong, home to a unique market setup directly alongside a railway track. Watch in awe as vendors quickly collapse their awnings and pull back their stalls as a train approaches. Once the train has disappeared, its back to business as they quickly reassemble to carry on trading!
Next, we head to the enchanting Amphawa Market, nestled along the picturesque canal-side wooden homes. We'll then take a leisurely long-tail boat ride across the waterway, before disembarking at Wat Bang Kung, an Ayutthaya-era temple that features a huge Banyan Tree embracing the shrine in roots.
Afterwards, we will head to Wat Pumarin Kudi Thong, famous for its teakwood chapel and temple museum, followed by Petchaburi to visit Khao Luang Cave which contains a collection of Buddha statues. Our last stop today is King Mongkut's hillside Summer Palace before heading to Hua Hin for the night.
Overnight: Hua Hin | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sam Roi Yot National Park
Hua Hin - Chumphon. Today we will enjoy nature, with a visit to Sam Roi Yot National Park. Our visit includes a boat ride and a hike to Phraya Nakhon Cave, which contains a beautiful pavilion. The limestone cave has roof openings that allow the sun to shine through, casting light and shadow in the darkness of the interior.
After lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit Wat Tang Sai, a Buddhist Temple that is dedicated to Thai royalty and sits atop Thongchai Mountain. Once at the temple, we'll be greeted by intricate architecture, delicate details, and serene surroundings.
Overnight in Chumphon.
Overnight: Chumphon | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Views of Chumphon & Handicrafts
Chumphon - Khao Sok. As the sun rises, we start our day with a breathtaking view of Chumphon from the lookout spot, Khao Matsee. The picturesque panorama sets the perfect tone for an unforgettable day ahead.
After lunch, we will proceed to Surat Thani, where we will explore Phra Borom That Chaiya, an ancient chedi that is home to precious Buddhist relics. Then, we continue to the handicraft town of Ban Phumriag, renowned for its exquisite gold and silver brocade silk cloth and traditional jute headgear. Witness local artisans at work, their skills passed down through generations, making each creation a work of art.
Overnight in Khao Sok.
Overnight: Khao Sok | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hot Springs & Monkey Cave Temple
Today's adventure is a mix of relaxation and excitement, starting at the Rommanee Hot Spring. Choose between indulging in a soothing self-foot spa or immersing your entire body in the rejuvenating hot waters.
We will keep the tranquility going with a trip to Khao Sok scenic viewpoint for a wonderful view of the surrounding area. Next, prepare for some cheeky encounters as we visit the Monkey Cave Temple. This unique temple is home to playful and mischievous monkeys. Just remember to keep a respectful distance!
In the afternoon, we embark on a canoe ride down the tranquil Khao Sok River. Drift along the water and keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife that calls this region home.
Overnight in Khao Sok.
Overnight: Khao Sok | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok - Phuket. We begin today with a guided tour and thrilling trek through Khao Sok National Park.
Enjoy the nature reserve, which contains dense jungle, towering limestone karst formations and the man-made Chaow Lan Lake. It's even home to rare species including the giant parasitic Rafflesia flower, hornbills, gibbons and tigers.
Afterwards, we will return to the camp to freshen up. We'll then bid farewell to this natural wonderland and head to Phuket. The night is at leisure to explore.
Overnight: Phuket | Breakfast, Lunch
Welcome to Phuket
Welcome to Phuket, where you'll be staying for the next few days. Known as the "Pearl of the Andaman," Phuket is a tropical paradise, renowned for its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and diverse marine life, making it a popular destination for travelers seeking both relaxation and adventure.
Today is at leisure for you to explore as you wish. Immerse yourself in the historic charm of Old Phuket town or take a boat tour to the Phi Phi Islands. Perhaps visit the iconic Big Buddha or connect with spirituality at Wat Chalong. Make sure to end the night with a walk down Bangla Road, Phuket's bustling nightlife district.
Today is a day at leisure to explore Phuket further. Whether you wish to relax by the beach, island hop, shop till you drop, or explore the island's historic and cultural wonders, there's something for everyone!
Sunday. Today marks the end of your touring arrangements. You're free to make your own way to the airport after hotel check out.
If you'd like to extend your stay, we offer a variety of hotels, short stays and add-ons for you to choose from. Contact us for more details.
Prices & Dates
Departure dates marked with a 'G' are operating. All departure dates are guaranteed to operate when there are 4 persons booked on the tour. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to solo travellers or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.
Mandarin Hotel Bangkok, Bangkok
The Mandarin Hotel Bangkok is recognized by its iconic white Mandarin building and has evolved into a renowned luxury destination for global travelers seeking both leisure and business comforts. Boasting two wings—the original Mandarin wing and the Princess wing added after refurbishments in 1981—the hotel's 367 modern and tastefully furnished rooms and suites, including Deluxe, Premier, Executive, and Grand Suite options, offer a comfortable and contemporary experience. There is an outdoor pool, fitness center, spa and restaurant on site.
Mida De Sea, Hua Hin
Indulge in a modern and comfortable holiday experience at Mida De Sea Hua Hin. Spacious rooms with private balconies offer relaxation and stunning sea views of Hua Hin Beach. Enjoy luxurious 4-star accommodation with flat-screen cable TVs, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. Stylishly decorated units feature modern interiors, wooden flooring, minibars, and attached bathrooms. Stay active in the gym or take a refreshing swim. The 24-hour front desk ensures personalized service, while M & Restaurant serves a variety of local and international dishes for breakfast.
Novotel Chumphon Beach Resort, Chumphon
Escape to Novotel Chumphon Beach Resort and Golf, a 4-star hotel nestled on Thailand's southeast coast. Boasting an inviting outdoor pool, a 9-hole golf course, fitness center, and rejuvenating spa facilities, this seaside retreat offers a dreamlike vacation experience. Set against lush surroundings, guests can explore the nearby maritime park, embark on snorkeling adventures, and unwind on the golf course. With contemporary rooms featuring balconies showcasing pool, garden, or sea views, relaxation is at its peak. Discover the fusion of Asian and European flavors, including authentic Thai cuisine, and savor cocktails at the Pool Bar or Lobby Lounge while soaking in the serene views.
Khaosok Boutique Camps, Khao Sok
Khaosok Boutique Camps is located near Khao Sok National Park. Just a 6-minute drive from the park, this mountainous retreat offers 13 air-conditioned rooms with private balconies and complimentary WiFi. Guests can enjoy an outdoor pool, terrace, and garden, along with concierge services and a common area with a television. The resort's restaurant, Lom Sabai, serves satisfying meals, and continental breakfasts are available daily.
The Old Phuket Karon Beach Resort, Phuket
With the convenience of shopping and dining options just steps away and the beach within a short walk, Old Phuket Karon Beach Resort offers a unique holiday experience. Divided into two wings, the Sino Wing captures the allure of Sino-Portuguese architecture, while the Serene Wing offers contemporary luxury. Rooms in both wings feature a private balcony with views of the Andaman Sea or the inviting pool and mountains, equipped with essential amenities to cater to every need. The resort's facilities include two outdoor pools, a gym, restaurants, and various recreational options. Relax with a poolside massage, browse the library, or arrange day trips through the resort's tour desk.