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Thai Nature Connexion - 13 days

As the name suggests, this tour focuses on presenting special delights to the ‘Nature Lovers’. At first, you will take some time wandering around Bangkok’s memorable street corners and take in the vivid daily local activities. Afterwards, the journey continues at two renown national parks in Khao Sok and Koh Samui, where the lush greens never fade their beautiful colors. A tiny tip for your personal adventure is to reach these destinations by train as you would see all-in-all, an authentic Thailand from the South to Central plains. The travel ends at Koh Tao, wherein you may dive in the marvelous water and experience the colorful Thai marine life. Be ready to use all your senses during this exhilarating trip right into the centre of Mother Nature’s lap.

Highlights

  • Explore the magnificent Grand Palace
  • Shop at the biggest fresh market of Bangkok – Talad Klongtoey
  • Relax into the wildlife of Cheow Lan Lake
  • Visit the Angthong National Marine Park in Koh Samui

Itinerary

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day 1
BANGKOK

You will arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport and transfer to your hotel. You can spend the free time to discover the city in your own relaxed way.

We would recommend you to explore the city’s themed markets or the large shopping malls found all over the city, offering cheap prices on well-known brands.

Meals: Nil

Accommodation: There are 2 hotel ranges for your selection, please scroll down.

day 2
BANGKOK

You will meet the guide in the morning and begin this wonderful day by visiting the oldest and largest temple – Wat Pho. An early arrival at the temple may ensure that you can look at the morning rituals of the monks here.

From here, you will head towards Grand Palace Complex which also contains the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Keow) – one of “must-see” temples in this trip. This Buddha statue has been carved out from one piece of jade and is one of the most revered and holiest of the all the other statues. The Grand Palace – built in traditional Thai architecture mixed with European designs – was once the official home of the Kings of Siam.

After having lunch at a local riverside restaurant, you will head out on long-tail boat to explore the klongs, Bangkok’s maze of canals and waterways to see parts of Thai traditional life, which have disappeared, from most of Bangkok. By the end of the day you will make a stop to marvel at Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, and then return to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: There are 2 hotel ranges for your selection, please scroll down.

day 3
BANGKOK – KHAO SOK

Today your driver will drop you off at the starting point of the small join-in bicycle tour. From here, you will tour around Bangkok on a bicycle fitting your size. This tour takes you around an authentic Thai local temple and the biggest daily fresh market of Bangkok – ‘Talad Klongtoey’.

Then, you will ride along the Rama IV road and reach Queen Sirikit Convention Centre, near to a serene Benjakitty Park. Here in Benjakitty you have your first break as anticipating in the amazing views and serene atmosphere.

Afterwards, you will ride along the Tobacco Monopoly, where cigarettes are skillfully made. Sometimes you can even smell the scents of tobacco-leaves when cycling through this area.

Later, the trip continues as you pass one of the most expensive streets of Bangkok “Thanon Witthayu” where many embassies are located. It also has an entrance to the famous, “Central park of Bangkok”, Lumpini Park. While taking a break in this beautiful park, we can see locals doing Tai Chi or Yoga and other outdoor activities.

In the evening your driver will pick you up for your departure by a night train to Surat Thani to stay overnight on a second class berth of the night train from Bangkok to Surat Thani.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: There are 2 hotel ranges for your selection, please scroll down.

day 4
KHAO SOK

After your arrival at Surat Thani Railway Station in the morning, you will transfer by a private minivan to your hotel in Khao Sok area.

Upon arrival, you will check-in at the hotel and rest of the day is free at leisure.

Meals: Nil

Accommodation: There are 2 hotel ranges for your selection, please scroll down.

day 5
KHAO SOK

Today you will transfer in a shared minivan to Cheow Larn lake. Then, let’s board on a long tail boat and enjoy the tour full of breath-taking scenes on the way to the raft house. Upon arrival, you will check-in to your very own traditional Thai style floating bungalow, where you may relax, take a swim, borrow a kayak and explore the many inlets and klongs of Cheow Lan Lake. At noon, a traditional Thai lunch prepared with rich southern Thai curries, and delicious local vegetables will be served.

Next, you will depart for a 3-hour trek through the ancient jungle of Khao Sok National Park. Depending on the season, your guide may show you edible plant species, how to find drinking water in bamboo, and how to spot wildlife in the canopy. In the late afternoon, you will return to the raft house and then can have free time for yourself.

In the evening, Thai dinner will be served to you as you stay overnight on the floating Bungalow.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: There are 2 hotel ranges for your selection, please scroll down.

day 6
KHAO SOK

In the afternoon, you will transfer to the hotel in Khao Sok mainland area. For the rest of the day, you are free at leisure to explore the surrounding areas or you can also optionally ask for a guided tour inside the oldest evergreen rain forest of Thailand.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: There are 2 hotel ranges for your selection, please scroll down.

day 7
KHAO SOK - KOH SAMUI

Today after breakfast, your driver will pick you up and transfer you to Donsak pier in Surat Thani area.

From here, you will board a ferry to Koh Samui. On arrival at the pier in Koh Samui, you will be transferred to your hotel for the check-in.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: There are 2 hotel ranges for your selection, please scroll down.

day 8
KOH SAMUI

After breakfast, you will be picked-up in a shared minivan from the hotel and transfer to the pier. From here, you will get onboard a join in a speed boat for a visit to the Angthong National Marine Park.

This park comprises of around 40 islands and covers an area of 250 sq. km. Most islands consist of limestone masses, some of which are as high as 450 M. First stop will be at Koh Wao or Koh Tai Plow for snorkeling, you can spot various fishes and wonderful corals. Afterwards you go around the park, which also includes climbing up to an amazing view of “Emerald Lake “known as Talay Nai, surrounded by the mountains. Later in the afternoon, after having lunch in the marine park, you can admire the surreal beauty of this place by climbing up to the mountain’s top.

Next you will board the speedboat back to the pier and then will be transferred back to the hotel. Remainder of the day is free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: There are 2 hotel ranges for your selection, please scroll down.

day 9
KOH SAMUI

Today you can go out towards the main area of the city and enjoy your free time there or can relax by the pool of your lovely and comfortable hotel. Also, another option for a soothing massage could do wonders in rejuvenating the body during the vacation.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: There are 2 hotel ranges for your selection, please scroll down.

day 10-12
KOH SAMUI – KOH TAO

After breakfast, your driver will come and pick you up to drive you to the Nathorn pier, next you will board the ferry to Koh Tao. After reaching the pier, you could easily manage to reach the hotel on your own.

The time in Koh Tao is free for you to explore at your leisure. Spend all the time you have enjoying the diving trips and marveling at the underwater life or further explore the island.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: There are 2 hotel ranges for your selection, please scroll down.

day 13
KOH TAO

Today you will make your own way to the Koh Tao pier where you take a ferry back to the Koh Samui (Maenam) pier.

Herein your driver will pick you up and ride you to Samui Airport for a flight to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast

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HOTELS IN TOUR

Cities

Comfort

Superior


Bangkok

Hotel De’ Moc

Standard Room

Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit

Superior Room


Khao Sok

The Cliff & River Jungle Resort

Garden Zone Room

Anurak Community Lodge

Standard Bungalow


Koh Samui

Lawana Resort

Garden Premier Room

Manathai Koh Samui

Deluxe Balcony Room


Koh Tao

Montalay Beach Resort

Cottage Tropical Garden

Koh Tao Montra

Superior Room

Tour Price Includes:

  • 12 nights’ shared accommodation in twin/double room
  • Selected meals (11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner)
  • English speaking guides
  • All entrance fees as indicated in the tour program
  • Transfers with air-conditioned vehicles

Tour Price Excludes:

  • Airfares (international and domestic)
  • Visa to Thailand (if required)
  • Tips for tour guides and drivers
  • Insurances
  • Any optional arrangements or services before, during, or after tour
  • Additional services required due to any emergency situation
  • Items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, beverages and drinks…)
  • All services not clearly mentioned as ‘Included’
  • Peak season surcharges if any
  • Compulsory Gala Dinners on 24th and 31st Dec