6 D | Guaranteed Departure | From Phuket or Krabi to Surat Thani
Magical Southern Thailand boasts all types of impressive scenery, from awe-inspiring beaches to tropical forests packed with flora and fauna. Southern Thailand’s mix of cultures is wildly different from the northern regions, from their traditional cuisine to landscapes, and even language. Join this memorable six-day tour to admire gorgeous waterfalls in Khao Phanom Bencha National Park, feel the rush as you canoe through the adventurous Tham Le Khao Kob cave, meditate in the oldest Thai Buddhist temple of Wat Phra Mahathat, smell the scents of the wild orchids and lotus flowers, and explore some of the most stunning islands and turquoise beaches of the Andaman coast. Prepare yourself for a complete experience of southern Thailand!
Khao Phanom Bencha National Park: the park is full of scenic waterfalls, including the eleven-tiered Huay Toh waterfall, only 500 metres from the park headquarters.
Wat Tham Sua Temple: The main hall of the temple is built into a long, shallow limestone cave at the temple’s entrance. There are also several smaller caves hiding Buddha images, statues, and altars.
Island Hopping: full-day boat trip to Koh Kradan, Koh Mook islands and If weather permits, you will have the chance to admire the spectacular Emerald Cave.
Tham Le Khao Kob Cave: a stream runs through the cave and another two flow around the mountain creating a landscape like no other.
Thale Noi Lake: Enjoy the scenic views of the area and observe the interesting species of birds in their natural habitat.
Wat Phra Mahathat Temple: one of the most important Buddhist temples in Thailand, and one of the oldest. It is one of only six primary royal temples.
Khao Luang National Park: the park surrounds the 1,835m peak of Khao Luang mountain, covered in lush, untouched forest, and home to a variety of bird species and a number of wild orchid varieties
Khanom: Trek through the Tham Khao Wang Thong cave and admire nature’s rare stalagmite and stalactite creations.
After landing at Phuket or Krabi International Airport, make your way to the correspondent meeting point, where a representative will meet you. The recommended arrival flights are TG201 BKK-HKT 7:40-9:05 or TG241 BKK-KBV 8:00-9:20 (Please note that to enjoy the included services on this day, it is required to arrive before 10:00 am. After this time no further transportation will be available. In a late arrival, lunch and the activity will not be provided). The Phuket International Airport’s meeting point is located at Terminal 2. For domestic flight arrivals at Terminal 2, make your way to the meeting point, after collecting your luggage. For international flight arrivals at Terminal 1, make your way to the arrivals hall where you will be met by a representative, who will be holding a sign. The representative will lead you to the main meeting point on Terminal 2. The Krabi International Airport’s meeting point is located in the arrivals hall where you will be met by a representative, who will be holding a sign. Hop on the transfer and depart towards Trang. On the way, you will enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant (included). Arrive at the hotel and check-in in the early afternoon. Shortly after, visit Khao Phanom Bencha National Park. Continue on to visit Wat Tham Sua, a sprawling cave temple set on a hilltop that provides views for miles. Return to the hotel in the afternoon, for a well-deserved rest.
Overnight in Trang.
Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel, and shortly after hop on the transfer to Pak Meng Pier for the day-trip visit to Koh Kradan and Koh Mook islands, along with Emerald Cave (weather permitting). This relaxing boat trip takes you around the islands, giving you the chance to bask in the sun in this earthly paradise and take in the beautiful scenery of the white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. Relax, enjoy the natural beauty of Thailand and indulge in a tasty lunch onboard (Included). Return to Pak Meng Pier and transfer back to the hotel in Trang in the afternoon.
Overnight in Trang.
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Tham Le Khao Kob Cave in the Huai Yot district, a wonderful eco-tourism adventure spot. This visit is not for the faint-hearted, since, at times, you must lie down in the boat just to pass! This cave is unique and unseen; for people who may suffer from claustrophobia in this kind of place, we strongly advise discussing it with the tour escort before entering the cave. After this memorable experience, continue your journey to Phatthalung, with a mouth-watering lunch provided at a local restaurant en route (included). We’ll drive along the valley lake where you can enjoy peaceful panoramic views, and arrive at the hotel in the afternoon.
Overnight in Phattalung.
Wake up early to start today’s adventure with a visit Thale Noi Lake, one of the most important wetland ecosystems in the country. If you come during the season, you may be lucky enough to see the lake full of dreamlike water lilies with blooming lotus flowers. Return to the resort to enjoy breakfast and replenish your energy before heading off on the next part of today’s journey. Drive north to Nakhon Si Thammarat and make a stop along the way to breathe in the fresh air of Baan Kiri Wong, which translates to ‘village surrounded by the mountains’. Enjoy a delightful lunch, provided en route, at a local restaurant (included), and finish the day arriving at Nakhon Si Thammarat in the afternoon, one of Thailand´s most ancient cities.
Overnight in Nakhon Si Thammarat.
Wake up and have breakfast at your hotel before your morning visit to Wat Phra Mahathat, considered the oldest temple in Thailand. Afterwards, continue to the shadow puppet museum and the old home of shadow puppet master Suchart Subsin to learn about the region’s shadow theatre culture. Then, travel towards Khao Luang National Park, known for its impactful mountain and forest trails, streams, waterfalls, and majestic scenery. Next, we go to the Khanom region and climb up the 300 stairs to the entrance of the Tham Khao Wang Tong cave, a limestone-iron ore cave with chambers full of beautiful and oddly shaped stalagmites and stalactites. A tasty lunch is provided en-route at a local restaurant (included). Arrive at the hotel in the afternoon.
Overnight in Khanom.
Begin your last day with a delectable breakfast at the hotel followed by a relaxing drive to Surat Thani. There, hop on a long-tail boat for a trip along the River Tapi to observe the life of the locals. Lunch is provided en route at a local restaurant (included). Afterwards, get ready for drop-off at Surat Thani hotel or at Surat Thani International Airport at around 02:00 pm, to end your tantalizing Thai adventure. To take advantage of the departure airport transfer, it is recommended to depart after 04:00 pm, before this time no transportation service will be available. From here, you may continue with your travel arrangements.
On day 1, please note that to enjoy the included services on this day it is required to arrive before 10:00 am. After this time no further transportation will be available. In a late arrival, lunch and the activity will not be provided
Phuket International Airport meeting point is located at Terminal 2. For domestic flight arrivals at Terminal 2, make your way to the meeting point, after collecting your luggage. For international flight arrivals at Terminal 1, make your way to the arrivals hall where a representative, who will be holding a sign, will meet you. The representative will lead you to the main meeting point in Terminal 2
Krabi International Airport’s meeting point is located in the arrivals hall where you will be met by a representative, who will be holding a sign
Day 6, to take advantage of the departure airport transfer, it is recommended to depart after 04:00 pm. Before this time no transportation will be available
Day 3, Tham Le Khao Kob cave in the Huai Yot district. This cave is unique and unseen, people who may suffer from claustrophobia in this kind of place, we strongly advise to discuss it with the tour escort before entering the cave
Early check-in, late check-out, and connecting or adjoining rooms in the hotel are subject to availability and are not guaranteed
In many hotels in Thailand, triple rooms are double rooms with an additional bed or sofa bed. Their comfort conditions are lower than international standards of triple room
In the event of changes to government taxes (+/-), rates will be adjusted accordingly to reflect any changes. The adjustment will be based on the official effective dates
We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons
Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Thailand. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Shoes should be removed before entering a temple or private house. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.
We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 20 days or less before the event