8-Day Southern Thai Landscape Odyssey: From Jungles to Shores

An exhilarating journey exploring the natural wonders and coastal beauty of Khao Sok, Khao Lak, and Phuket.

Embark on an unforgettable 8-day journey to explore the diverse landscapes of southern Thailand. Begin amidst the vibrant energy of Bangkok and hop on an exhilarating overnight train to Surathani. From there, venture to the tranquil Khao Sok Riverside Cottage for a 3-day rainforest and lake escapade. Discover the magic of Cheow Lan lake by immersing yourself in canoeing, tubing, and exhilarating jungle hikes. Next, explore Khao Lak, a gateway to the stunning Similan Islands, offering a day of marine wonders and natural beauty. Dive deeper into the region’s treasures with a Khao Lak Nature and Sea Turtle Conservation Centre Day Trip. Your adventure culminates in Phuket, where a day of leisure invites you to explore at your own pace or simply relax by the beach, reflecting on your remarkable journey.

Khao Lak Adventure Tours, Thailand

Tour Details

Country

Thailand

Price

Duration

8 Days

Difficulty

Easy

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the lush rainforests, breathtaking limestone cliffs, and pristine lakes of Khao Sok National Park.
  • Explore Similan Islands and the hidden wonders of Khao Lak, including a visit to the Khao Lak Nature and Turtle Conservation Center.
  • Explore the beautiful beaches of Phuket at your own pace, relax by the sea, and soak up the sun.
Bangkok City
Day 1

Bangkok to Surathani - Overnight Train Journey

You have the day free at leisure to explore the bustling Bangkok. In the early evening, our guide will assist you with the transfer to the train station for your overnight journey to Surathani.
Khao Sok National Park
Day 2

Arrival in Surathani and Khao Sok National Park

As the train pulls into Surathani, you'll be whisked away to Khao Sok, where a whole new world unfurls before your eyes. Welcome to Khao Sok! Get ready for the grand adventure that awaits, promising a haven in the heart of the wild. At 2:00 pm, it's time to check-in and settle into your room. The thrill of the afternoon awaits - river explorations by canoe or an adventurous tubing experience! As the sun sets and paints the sky with hues of gold, you'll nestle into your Riverside Cottage, eagerly anticipating the promises of the night.

OPTIONAL SERVICES: Option 1: Upgrade from river activity to an elephant bathing experience. Option 2: Add a 7:30pm night safari to observe nocturnal wildlife in the park.

Cheow Lan lake, Khao Sok, Thailand
Day 3

Second Day of Rainforest & Lake Adventure

After breakfast, embark on a full-day trip to the picturesque Cheow Lan lake. Accompanied by a local guide, enjoy a boat ride through the stunning scenery to a floating bungalow where lunch will be provided. In the afternoon, you can swim in the clear waters, hike through the jungle, or simply revel in the raft’s tranquility until sunset, when you return to Riverside Cottages.
Day 4

Third Day of Rainforest & Lake Adventure – Khao Lak

Start the day with breakfast and a half day hike in Khao Sok National park or skip the hike and get a relaxing one hour Thai massage. Check out and take private transfer (without guide) to your Khao Lak hotel.
Similan islands, Thailand
Day 5

Khao Lak Day Trip to Similan Islands (SIC)

Embark on a captivating day trip to the Similan Islands, a paradise for nature enthusiasts and water lovers. Begin your adventure with a hotel pick-up, a comprehensive briefing and gear arrangement. Set sail to explore the beauty of the Similan Islands, visiting the enchanting islands 4 and 8. Amidst the serene surroundings, relish a delicious Thai lunch served on one of these picturesque islands. Take leisurely strolls on the powdery white sandy beaches, immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters with refreshing swims, and discover vibrant marine life through snorkeling at two distinct spots. At 14:30hrs, bid farewell to this island oasis as we head back to the pier, aiming to return to your hotel around 17:00hrs.
Khao Lak National Park, Thailand
Day 6

Khao Lak Nature & Sea Turtle Conversation Centre Day Trip (SIC) – Transfer to Phuket

Discover the hidden wonders of Khao Lak beyond the typical tourist spots. Escape the crowds as we immerse ourselves in the lush jungle and natural beauty of the region. Our journey begins with bamboo rafting down a serene river, guided by a local expert. Listen to the sounds of nature and keep an eye out for wildlife along the way. Afterward, we'll visit the refreshing Lampi Waterfall, then explore Sea Turtle Conversation Centre, learning about their significance in our ecosystem. Enjoy a delectable Thai set lunch at a cosy restaurant. Following lunch, a short nature trail leads us to the pristine Had Lek Beach, where you can relax on the perfect white sand. We'll wrap up the day by safely returning to Khao Lak for your onward transfer to Phuket (without guide, driving approx. 2-2.5 hours).
Phuket, Thailand
Day 7

Phuket at leisure

Today is yours to enjoy at leisure, allowing you the freedom to explore Phuket at your own pace. Alternatively, opt for an exciting optional tour to discover the surrounding areas.
Phuket, Thailand
Day 8

Phuket Departure

Transfer from your hotel to Phuket Airport (accompanied by a guide) for your onward departure flight.
N/A Breakfast

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8-Day Southern Thai Landscape Odyssey: From Jungles to Shores

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8 Days

Includes

  • Experienced English speaking local guides
  • Transportation by air–conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room in hotel with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Drinking water for sightseeing
  • All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary (except Entrance fee at Khao Sok National Park )
  • SIC/join-in activities as mentioned in the itinerary

Excludes

  • Entrance fee at Khao Sok National Park.
  • Optional tours.
  • Visas where required.
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home.
  • Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Tips for guide, driver, porters, etc.
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

More Information

  • Varied Prices Based on Group Size, Travel Dates, and Hotel Options
  • The Similan Islands are closed from May to October due to weather conditions. An alternative day trip on land will be proposed instead.
  • There is surcharge for travelling on Lunar New Year, Christmas, regional New Year and other public holidays throughout the region please check with your consultant for date confirmation.
  • Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change.
  • Transfer times are approximate and subject to local conditions at the time of travel.
  • All cycling and trekking/walking distances displayed are approximate and subject to the guests’ ability and availability of the route, the guide will use his/her discretion to ensure safety and comfort for all participants.
  • Singles Joining – If you are joining a trip as a solo traveler please add the single supplement to the trip price. If you are willing to share a room please let us know and we will do our best to find someone for you to share with, we will inform you before finalizing the final payment of the trip.

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