SOUTHERN THAILAND OVERLAND TOUR
Day 1: Arrival - Bangkok Sightseeing Tours
Day 2: Bangkok Sightseeing Tours to Grand Palace and Reclining Buddha
Day 3: Bangkok Sightseeing Tours over River of Kwai to Cha Am - Cha Am Beach Tours
Day 4: Cha Am Sightseeing Tours to Ranong – Ranong Beach and Sightseeing Tours
Day 5: Ranong Adventure and Sightseeing Tours to Khao Sok National Park - Boat Trip to Cheo Larn Lake
Day 6: Cheo Larn Lake Sightseeing Tours to Khao Sok National Park - Khao Sok National Park Ecotours to Kha Lak
Day 7: Khao Lak Sightseeing Tours to Aonang (Krabi) - Krabi Beach Tours
Day 8: Aonang Beach and Sightseeing Tours
Day 9: Krabi Beach Tours to Phang Nga & Phuket - Phuket Beach Holidays
Day 10: Phuket - Departure
Day 1: Southern Thailand Overland Tours: Arrival - Bangkok Sightseeing Tours
On arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport, you are met by our guide and transferred to hotel. The glorious history of Thai Capital, Bangkok is much interwoven with the Chakri dynasty which still reigns but no longer rules Thailand. In the midst of dynamic modern growth, this bustling metropolis still preserves plenty of cultural heritages making it the national treasure house. No activities planned for this afternoon , however our guide is on hand to advise some available options.
O/N in Bangkok.
Day 2: Southern Thailand Overland Tours: Bangkok Sightseeing Tours to Grand Palace and Reclining Buddha ( B/-/-)
The long tail boat trip is a perfect way to start our exploration of Bangkok. We navigate along the Chao Phraya River and venture into the many lively inner canals which offer some fantastic views of the local life close up. Along the way we make stopover at Wat Arun, the temple of Dawn, before continuing to the Grand Palace, dedicated to the Thai Royal Family's ceremony. Nearby are the magnificent Wat Phra Kaew, which is famous for the Emerald Buddha Image and the Vimarnmek Museum, the world's largest building entirely made of golden teak . We visit this complex and drive through the many vibrant streets of China Town to one of the most significant temples in Bangkok. The Wat Pho houses a gigantic gold plated Reclining Buddha. The remainder of the day is free for your own exploration of the town and catching up on many funny shopping areas.
O/N in Bangkok.
Day 3: Southern Thailand Overland Tours: Bangkok Sightseeing Tours over River of Kwai to Cha Am - Cha Am Beach Tours (B/-/-)
The southbound journey begins as we depart Bangkok and drive through the picturesque countryside to Kanchanaburi. This enchanting town has plenty to see, some of which are the famous bridge over the River Kwai , the sobering War Cemetery and the Jeath War Museum. Afterwards we continue travelling south towards the beach resort town of Cha Am. Along the way we break our trip in Petchburi to stretch our legs and visit the sacred Khao Luang Cave that houses numerous Buddha statues and the hill summer palace of Mongkut King. We arrive in Cham Am by mid or late afternoon depending on road and traffic conditions.
O/N in Cha Am.
Day 4: Southern Thailand Overland Tours: Cha Am Sightseeing Tours to Ranong – Ranong Beach and Sightseeing Tours (B/-/-)
In contrast to Pattaya, the beautiful beaches of Cha Am and Hua Hin lack the modern tempo of an international playground and instead offered an enjoyable escape. We visit the famous wooden teak palace of Marukatayawan this morning, before we depart for Prachuap Khiri Khan. This seaside province had a glorious past during the Ayutthaya period. On arrival we explore Khao Chong Krajok on an idyllic bay surrounded by impressive peaks and climb 398 steps to a hillside small pagoda for some fantastic views over this quiet fishing town. The journey continues to Ranong, passing the spectacular rural landscape and the many villages.
O/N in Ranong.
Day 5: Southern Thailand Overland Tours: Ranong Adventure and Sightseeing Tours to Khao Sok National Park - Boat Trip to Cheo Larn Lake (B/-/-)
Upon leaving the town we set off on a scenic drive to Khao Sok National Park, where you find some of the best remaining rainforest in Thailand. The park covers an area of 646 square kilometres and has an ecosystem. After checking into a simple floating bungalow we spend an afternoon on a boat navigating around Cheo Larn Lake, which was created by the construction of the Rachabrapah Dam. This exciting boat excursion is passing the spectacular scene of limestone cliffs rising from the lake shores as well as islands dotting the reservoir. The remainder of the day is free for your leisurely swim or walk along the lakeside.
O/N in Cheo Larn.
Day 6: Southern Thailand Overland trip: Cheo Larn Lake Sightseeing Tours to Khao Sok National Park - Khao Sok National Park Ecotours to Kha Lak (B/L/-)
The beautiful national park of Khao Sok is home to a wide array of wildlife including leopard, serow, elephant, banteng, gaur, dusky langur, tiger, gibbons , however most of these species are nocturnal. The rich variety of birth life is also remarkable since over 165 species have been recorded in this region. After an early morning breakfast in the exotic sounds of the jungle we enjoy a full day exploring the park with an experienced local guide. The majority of trails follow picturesque riverways beneath a cover of native rainforest therefore our walk may involve some river crossings. At the end of our walk we enjoy a refreshing swim at a small waterfall located within the park before we board a vehicle for two hour drive to Khao Lak, our final destination.
O/N in Khao Lak.
Day 7: Southern Thailand Overland Tours: Khao Lak Sightseeing Tours to Aonang (Krabi) - Krabi Beach Tours (B/-/-)
Heading out of the town we make our way to Krabi, a famous beach resort destination in Thailand. This coastal town has a string of offshore islands and wonderful sandy beaches. A part of the pleasure of trevelling through this region is a simple joy of seeing the tropical landscape and meeting the local people. After checking into hotel in Aonang you can soak up as much sea and sun as you want by spending time on the turquoise water or lazing on a beach. The usual water sports such as surfing and snorkelling are also available, however our guide is on hand to advise information about these optional activities.
O/N in Aonang.
Day 8: Southern Thailand Overland Tours: Aonang Beach and Sightseeing Tours (B/L/-)
This morning we board a longtail boat for a day cruise, exploring some of the many beautiful coastal islands. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim at Poda Island, which is surrounded by the crystal blue water, home to various species of colorful fishes. Our next stop is Talu Island , famous for being the house of swallow's bird nests that are popularly used to make a delicacy of Chinese food. This island is about 45 meters in height, and is centrally perforated by a 30-meters hole, thus giving it a lovely name Talu. After feasting on a seafood lunch at Kai Island we continue onward to Tap Island and also visit Phang Nang Cave, which is endowed with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites.
O/N in Aonang.
Day 9: Southern Thailand Overland Tours: Krabi Beach Tours to Phang Nga – Phuket - Phuket Beach Holidays (B/L/-)
Today we depart for Phang Nga Province, stopping en route to visit Tharn Bokkorani National Park and Suwan Ku Ha Cave. On arrival in Phang Nga Bay we embark on a boat for a leisurely trip past the famous mangrove eco-system areas and magnificent sheer islands jutting out from the emerald water. Along the way we pass the well known James Bond. This famous landmark first found its way onto the international map through its starring role in the James Bond movie "The Man With the Golden Gun". The next stop of our trip is Koh Pannyi, a remarkable village which is home to the muslin communities. Their houses on stilts have been built over water and the rear of structure is guarded by a giant rock monolith. Afterwards we travel by roads to Phukhet and complete our overland expedition.
O/N in Phuket.
Day 10: Southern Thailand Overland Tours: Phuket – Departure (B/-/-)
There is a free time for your own exploration of the town and catching up on some shopping areas. The trip ends after transfer to airport for departure.
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+ Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver and tourist bus
+ Meal as mentioned: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner
+ English or French speaking guide
+ Accommodation: twin sharing room at mentioned hotels or similar one
+ Entrance fee to indicated sights
+ Boat trip in Bangkok and boat trip in Khao Sok and Krabi ( S.I.C)
EXCLUSIONS: Other meals, tip, drinks, airport tax, single room supplement, personal expenses, travel insurance, visa, flight in / out of Thailand, any optional additional tours or activities during free time, surcharge for peak season, local holiday days and gala dinner
THE ITINERARY IS CORRECTED AT THE TIME OF VIEWING. OCCASIONALLY, THE PROGRAMME CHANGES AS WE MAKE IMPROVEMENT STEMING FROM OUR PAST TRAVELLERS' COMMENTS AND OUR OWN RESEARCH OR DUE TO LOCAL CONDITIONS OR CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL. THIS INCLUDES FESTIVAL, PUBLIC HOLIDAYS, WEATHER AND FLIGHT DELAY,.. THAT MAY EFFECT THE ITINERARY.
THE TRIP INCLUDES SOME MEALS AS MENTIONED AT THE ITINERARY HOWEVER OUR GUIDE WILL BE ON HAND TO ADVISE YOU AS FAR THE AVAILABLE RESTAURANTS WHERE YOU CAN ENJOY LOCAL FOOD AT YOUR OWN BUDGET. THE MEAL COST IS ALL DEPENDING ON YOUR CHOICE OF EATING PLACE. THE PACKAGE TOUR WITH FULL BOARD MEAL IS ARRANGED UPON REQUEST .
THE DRESS STANDARDS ARE CONSERVATIVE THROUGHOUT ASIA. LOOSE , LIGHTWEIGHT, LONG CLOTHING ARE ALL RESPECTFUL AND COOL IN ASIAN HOT CLIMATE. IN ADDITION TO YOUR ITEMS OF PERSONAL CLOTHING, WE SUGGEST YOU TO BRING TRAINER OR SNEAKER SHOES, JACKET FOR COLD WEATHER, TORCH/FLASH LIGHT, HAT, RAIN COAT FOR WET SEASON, SUN CREAM, SUNGLASSES, DAYPACK, TOILETRIES AND SMALL TOWER, INSECT REPELLENT.