Experience Bangkok's hustle, step back in time among the ruins of an ancient capital, travel to the rainforest for a luxe camp experience at Elephant Hills, and then head to the beach at Khao Lak for some R & R. Complete with English speaking guides, excursions, accommodation, airport transportation, and more.
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Hotel accommodations with daily breakfast in Bangkok and Khao Lak, and 2 nights at Elephant Hills (Elephant Camp - 1 night / Rainforest Camp - 1 night), services of licensed English speaking guides, entrance fees, group transfers and excursions at Elephant Hills camp, transportation, 1 on-tour flight, and airport transfers. International flights are not included, contact us for preferred rates and schedules.
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Upon arrival in Bangkok, you will be met by your local guide in the arrivals area holding a name-board. After a brief introduction, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Experience a full day city tour of Bangkok including the flower market, a guided tour of the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Your tour also includes a visit to Wat Pho with its colossal Reclining Buddha and the Chedis of the Kings. Today, you will also have a short visit in bustling Chinatown followed by a boat ride along the Thonburi Klongs. During your trip, you will also stop to visit the Royal Barges and the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).
Breakfast is included at the hotel followed by a full day free at your leisure. Optional activities are available for pre-booking, please enquire.
Early this morning, you'll be met at the hotel for transportation to the airport for your flight to Phuket. On arrival in Phuket, you will be met at the airport for shared transportation to Khao Sok National Park and to the Elephant Hills camp where you will check-in (approx. 3 hours). A buffet lunch is served at 12 noon.
After lunch you can relax during a jungle river canoe trip down the Sok River. Head over 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. Return to your luxury safari tent, and relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding jungle-covered mountains. A wide selection of cocktails, wines and spirits is available at the “Jungle explorer’s club bar”. Evening entertainment is available.
Spend the night in your luxury safari tent with a comfortable bed, reading lights, hot water and a western-style toilet. The tents’ doors and windows are covered with mosquito netting as well as canvas flaps, so insects and reptiles will not bother you. Temperatures at night drop a little, the tents are well ventilated; blankets keep you warm in the chill of the night. This is real luxury so close to the heart of the rainforest!
Wake up to the sounds of nature and birds calling from the bushes next to the tent. By the time the sun comes up and the mist over the rainforest-covered mountains to the south of Elephant Hills clears, gibbons’ territorial morning calls echo down the valley.
Today you will explore Cheow-Lan-Lake by local long-tail boat. Cruise across emerald waters passing towering rainforest covered Limestone Mountains to the “Guilin” of Southern Thailand. The Cheow-Lan-Lake is a little known wonder of southern Thailand and features a first-class habitat for wild elephants, the rare Asian ox, hornbills and hundreds of other tropical birds, various monkey species, amphibians, reptiles and even tigers and leopards.
Enjoy lunch on a floating luxury camp, and then head to the floating Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp, situated in the heart of the national park, where our staff will check you in to your luxury tent with private en-suite bathrooms, solar- and wind-powered electricity and hot and cold water showers. Find all the conveniences of a modern hotel room inside, combined with solid beds, tea and coffee making facilities and totally unspoilt nature right at your door step. Sit back and enjoy the surrounding views of Cheow-Lan-Lake whilst enjoying a fabulous buffet lunch of Thai dishes which are prepared directly on the property.
Later, come face to face with the jungle by exploring it on foot. This evening, watch the sun set behind the towering limestone mountains from the deckchair in front of your tent after a refreshing dip in the water and the inevitable shower. Dinner will be served shortly, and then it is only you and the intriguing sounds of nature under a starlit sky.
After breakfast your guide will invite you to join in on a guided canoe safari into the little channels and side arms of Cheow-Lan-Lake. Take one of our kayaks and start scanning the tree tops for lazy hornbill birds or energetic primates.
Before traveling on, the last lunch is served at the floating tented camp. In the afternoon, transfer to your hotel on the beach in Khao Lak.
The rest of the day is free at your leisure.
Enjoy the day at your leisure.
Meet at the hotel at the appointed time for your transportation to the airport for your departure flight.
Day 2: See the Grand Palace and take a boat ride through Bangkok's Klongs (canals).
Days 8 & 9: Relax on the serene beaches of Koh Samui.
This itinerary has been tried & tested and can be booked as-is. However, should you wish to customize your tour, you may contact us here.
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