Thailand - Nature of the South

14 Days $2290.00

Flexible Start Date

Includes Private Guides and Drivers

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Bangkok

Khao Yai

Surat Thani

Koh Samui

Highlights

  • Bangkok City tour and excursion to Ayutthaya
  • Jungle safari adventures at Khao Yai National Park and Khao Sok National Park
  • Four days beach resort at Koh Samui Island and much more

Travel through the beautiful jungles of Thailand’s south. After an introduction with Bangkok you will move onward to Khao Yai National Park. Walk through refreshing forests with scenic mountain landscapes, along elephant trails and mountain streams. See magnificent waterfalls where you can take a swim. Via the ancient capital city Ayutthaya you travel by night train to Surat Thani. Here your Tree Tops safari starts, in the tropical rainforest of Khao Sok National Park where untouched jungle still exists. Being in the jungle itself with its uncountable sounds all around you is an experience in itself. The lake is an oasis of peace and an ideal place for relaxation. This dream holiday ends on the beaches of Koh Samui.


Day 1

North America - Bangkok

Depart from North America today on an overnight flight to Thailand.

Day 2

Bangkok

Welcome to Bangkok, the world's best city and Thailand's bustling capital arriving late evening. Upon arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport, our local tour guide will greet and escort you to your hotel for check-in.
Bossotel Inn

Day 3

Bangkok

Visit Bangkok's most famous landmarks: the Grand Palace and the Wat Phra Kaew temple with the Emerald Buddha, the national Buddha statue. Several of Thailand's most significant religious ceremonies are here performed by the King. The entire complex contains more than 200 buildings, representing more than 200 years of history and architecture. The evening you will dine in the rotating restaurant of Thailand’s highest building: the Baiyoke Sky tower with 82 floors. Enjoy a delicious Thai meal and the nightly view over Bangkok city. Overnight stay in Bangkok.
Bossotel Inn
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Day 4

Bangkok - Khao Yai

Khao Yai National Park
Travel from Bangkok to Khao Yai. After lunch visit the volcanic caves and the bat caves and see more than a million bats swarming out to hunt for nightly food. Falcons try to seize the bats as food, an experience not to be missed. Stay overnight in a spaciously set up nature resort spread out over a large terrain with picturesque accommodation that fits perfectly in the natural landscape of Khao Yai.
Khao Yai Nature Life Resort
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Day 5

Khao Yai

This morning drive deep into the mountains and walk through refreshing and scenic landscapes of bizarre mountains where untouched jungle still exists. You will walk along elephant trails and mountain streams and see magnificent waterfalls where you can take a swim. Admire the magnificent views from the cliff at 1270m altitude. Depending on the season you will see flowering trees, wild orchids or beautiful butterflies. Animal life includes elephants, gaurs, monkeys, deer, bears and birds including the famous hornbill. The park has the biggest elephant population (200) in Thailand. In the afternoon visit the Salt Licks where elephants come to drink. Dinner (not included) will be served upon return in the hotel.
Khao Yai Nature Life Resort
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Day 6

Khao Yai - Ayutthaya - Bangkok - Surat Thani

Travel by train from Khao Yai to Ayutthaya, the old capital city of the central Thai kingdom from the 13th - 17th century. With influences from Dvaravati, Khmer, Mon, and Lawa cultures, Ayutthaya was able to create its own arts and culture from a delicate blend of those cultures. During the reigns of 33 kings, Ayutthaya gave Thailand a great number of fine buildings, monuments and works of art. In 1767 Ayutthaya was completely destroyed by the Burmese. The remains of this island city are of extreme archaeological importance and the extensively restored historical park in Thailand was selected a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Countless ruins of palaces, temples and monuments are scattered over the historical park of Ayutthaya. In the afternoon transfer to Bangkok and continue to Surat Thani by night sleeper train.
Sleeper Train
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Day 7

Surat Thani - Khao Sok National Park

Tree Tops safari
Morning arrival at Surat Thani railway station. Transfer to the Khao Sok National Park, where you will arrive late morning. A guide will take you to the Tree Tops bungalows. After lunch we go for an exciting ride on the Khao Sok river. Depending on the height of the river we go canoeing or tubing, a fun activity of floating down the river in big car inner tyres. Along the way we may catch a glimpse of gibbons, languor's monkeys etc. Return to Tree Tops for a dinner of local cuisine.
Tree Tops
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Day 8

Khao Sok National Park

This morning an open van will take you to the lake. A local boat-ride through towering limestone mountains, honeycombed with caves and topped with dripping emerald foliage takes us to the jungle island where our Raft-house Resort is based. A boat ride takes us to the edge of a jungle waterfall and a trail into the dense rainforest for an all day trek to the top of a mountain lookout point. This offers an excellent chance to spot animals and birds. The reward at the top is a magnificent rock garden of wild orchids and a splendid view over the Khao Sok National Park.
Tree Tops
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Day 9

Khao Sok National Park

After breakfast take a boat ride to nearby caves to observe bats and take a swim. The guide will have flashlights with him. On the way back we will visit a local fisherman's village. In the afternoon there is time for leisure, we can relax and swim, or explore the lake by canoe. After dinner we take a short animal spotting trek on the island behind the raft houses where you will stay overnight.
Tree Tops
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Day 10

Khao Sok National Park - Koh Samui

Early morning wakeup for a canoe tour to spot several different colonies of apes. About 9 o'clock we take the boat back to the head of the lake and the van takes us back to Tree Tops Lodge. From here you will travel by bus and ferry to your hotel on the tropical beach island Koh Samui. The rest of the day is free at leisure.
Arayaburi Resort
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Day 11

Koh Samui

Free at leisure to enjoy the sun, the sand and the sea.
Arayaburi Resort
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Day 12

Koh Samui

Free at leisure to enjoy the sun, the sand and the sea
Arayaburi Resort
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Day 13

Koh Samui - Bangkok

Today you will fly to Bangkok, for your connecting flight back home. This dream tour adventure ends upon your arrival at Bangkok International Airport.
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Day 14

Bangkok - North America

Depart from Bangkok for your overnight flight to North America.