Experience the best of Thailand in just 6 days! From the vibrant Mae Klong Railway Markets to ancient temples like Wat Bang Kung and Wat Pumarin Kudi Thong, immerse yourself in rich history. Discover the natural beauty of Sam Roi Yot National Park and Khao Sok, with its stunning views and thrilling treks. Get up close to wildlife on a canoe ride and explore hidden gems like Phraya Nakhon Cave. Unveil the artistry of Ban Phumriang's silk and jute handicrafts. An epic journey from bustling Bangkok to beautiful Phuket awaits!
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
A visit to a 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 Surathani, 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 & Goodbye
Thursday. 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, arriving late this afternoon where our arrangements will end.
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.
Novotel Bangkok Silom Road, Bangkok
Novotel Bangkok Silom Road Hotel is a well-situated and versatile hotel in the heart of Silom, Bangkok. The hotel boasts an array of amenities, including an outdoor pool, two dining options, 24-hour room service, and complimentary WiFi. Its proximity to key attractions like the Jewelry Trade Center and Patpong Night Market, along with business facilities and a fitness center, makes it suitable for both leisure and business guests. With spacious, well-equipped rooms and various services, Novotel Bangkok Silom Road Hotel caters to a diverse range of traveler needs.
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.