RR007A South Thailand & Andaman Sea
Travel deep down from Bangkok along the long and narrow peninsula of southern Thailand which offering a great diversities of nature and culture. Enjoy spectacular sceneries of thick jungles, rugged mountains, limestone pinnacles, emerald blue sea and fishermen villages. Discover the beauty of national parks, graceful temples, coral reefs and colorful marine life and some of the most spectacular beaches of Southeast Asia along the coastlines of the Gulf of Siam and the Andaman Sea. The trip ends in Phuket.
Remark: This tour is operated only during winter season, namely from November through April due to weather conditions. Recommend to bring along own snorkel equipment, slippers, shorts, sun glasses and sun lotion.
Tour Code: RR007A
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Operated: Private arrangement only
Departure: Daily departure from Bangkok (from Nov – Apr only)
Pick up: at hotels in Bangkok
Drop off: at hotels in Phuket or Phuket Airport
Language: English or German Speaking guide
DAY 01: BANGKOK – FLOATING MARKET – PETCHABURI – CHA AM (-/-/-)
Pick up from hotel in Bangkok. Early morning drive to Ratchaburi province in the Southwest of Bangkok. Visit the famous Damnoen Saduak floating market where farmers and merchants load their goods on small “Sampan” boats to meet and trade. Further to Petchaburi situated on the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand, 160 kilometers south of Bangkok. It was an important royal fort town in the west during Sukhothai and Ayutthaya period. Visit Phra Nakhon Khiri historical park or locally known as “Khao Wang”, located up on a 92-meter high verdant hill. The compound was a summer residence of King Rama IV in 1860, hence comprised of royal halls, palaces, temples and other buildings which were elegantly constructed in a well-balanced Thai, neoclassical Western and Chinese architectural styles. Then proceed to the nearby Khao Luang Cave which is important to the province since it houses a Buddha image cast under the royal command of King Rama V as a dedication to King Rama III and King Rama IV. Continue to Cha-Am, a popular lively beach resort town which was once a peaceful fishing village. In the evening drive to visit the colorful night market in Hua Hin. Overnight at hotel in Cha Am.
DAY 02: CHA AM – PRACHUAB KHIRIKHAN – KHAO SAM ROI YOD – CHUMPHON (B/-/-)
After breakfast drive 20 kilometers to Hua Hin, Prachuab Khirikhan province literally means stone head in Thai. It is Thailand's oldest beach resort and popular among Thais and foreign visitors for clean white sandy beaches with crystal clear water, tranquil atmosphere, golf, spa and seafood. After a short stroll along Hua Hin beach, depart for Khao Sam Roi Yod National Park. Located 63 kilometers south of Hua Hin, this coastal national park covers an area of 98 square kilometers with limestone mountains, mangrove swamps, and beaches. It is also home to various kinds of local and migrating birds, which are plentiful from November to February. Take a boat ride to Laem Sala Beach and walk up a beachside mountain to see the famous Tham Phraya Nakhon" cave. The main attraction in the cave is a Thai style pavilion constructed in 1890 during the reign of King Rama V. Continue to Chumphon, a gateway province to the South of Thailand with 200 kilometers long beautiful and quiet seashore. Overnight at hotel in Chumporn.
DAY 03: CHUMPHON – SURAT THANI – KRABI (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Surat Thani, The largest province of the South located 685 kilometers from Bangkok. Besides numerous beautiful islands along the coast such as Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao which make Surat Thani a perfect hideaway for vacationers from around the world, the province is also important for its long history as an ancient community of indigenous people. In the 13th century, the city was a center of the glorious Srivijaya Empire, the kingdom that dominated the whole Malay Peninsula and much of Java. Drive to Suan Mok Meditation Center, founded in 1959 by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, one of Thailand's most famous monks. It is set in a serene ambience conducive for meditation or contemplation of the philosophy of life. Buddhadasa Bhikkhu’s philosophy is universal in nature, a combination of Zen, Taoist and Christian elements with the Theravada Buddhism. Then continue to Chai Ya district to visit a restored ancient temple, Phra Borom That Chaiya, built 1200 years ago. The ancient stupa in Srivijaya style housing Buddha relics is highly revered by local residents. Further on to Krabi, one of the most attractive beach destinations in southern Thailand. The province is an ideal getaway destination teeming with natural attractions including white sandy beaches, fascinating coral reefs, numerous large and small islands and verdant forests with caves and waterfalls. Overnight at hotel in Krabi.
DAY 04: KRABI (B/-/-)
Breakfast. Enjoy a full day tour in and around Krabi. Visit Than Bok Khorani National Park with great diversity of species of trees and an attractive emerald pond as well as the 40 Million years old shell cemetery. In the afternoon take a boat trip to visit some islands and beaches around Krabi such as Poda Island group and Phranang Bay with rich marine resources, fine-grained white sand and crystalline water. Guests enjoy snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing before returning back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Krabi.
DAY 05: KRABI – PHANG NGA – PHUKET (B/-/-)
Breakfast. Morning transfer by bus to Phang Nga province, about 790 kilometers south of Bangkok. Visit the famous Phang-nga Bay National Park, a geological wonder with striking scenic views, filled with islets, sunken caverns, startling rock formations and mangroves. Take a boat ride to some islands of the park including Ko Panyi with limestone hills and an interesting Muslim fishermen community, and Khao Phing Kan, named after its nature of being split into two halves. Drive to Phuket. Transfer to airport or to hotel.
Transfers & Tours as mentioned in the program
All entrance fees as mentioned in the program
English or German speaking guide
4 nights good middle class hotels
ABF during the tour
All personal expenses (drinks, minibar, telephone call and etc..)
Other services, meals that not mentioned in the program
Compulsory Gala Dinner
Domestic air ticket Phuket - Bangkok
The price on request
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