Bangkok, Elephant Hills, Khao Lak, Phuket

Sheila Stamp on 03 June 2019
Arrive Bangkok for 3 days, staying at the Rembrandt Hotel. Trips arranged in advance

Tour: Full day visit Bangkok like a local private tour


Today, you will take the SkyTrain, also known as the BTS and glide through the city to reach the river, from where you can take a short boat trip to Tha Tien Pier starting with a visit of Wat Pho. Wat Pho is home to more than one thousand Buddha images, as well as one of the largest single Buddha statues: The Reclining Buddha. You will likely hear the monk's morning chanting ritual emanating from the main hall during your visit. You will continue your walk to Wat Phra Kaew, known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and one of the most respected temples in Thailand. Your next unmissable stop will be the Grand Palace, home of the Kings of Siam of the Chakri Dynasty, originally built by King Rama I. Afterward, you will continue walk to the fascinating Amulet market. For a bit of adventure, jump on a Thai tuk tuk to visit Wat Saket and climb the heavenly Golden Mountain, which offers an incredible view over Bangkok. After that, you will travel aboard a Saen Saeb taxi boat to discover the Jim Thompson house, home of the famous founder of Jim Thompson Thai Silk. One last ride by BTS or taxi will bring you back to your hotel after a day full of striking emotions. Meals included: Lunch

Notes: • Full day private tour with English speaking guide • Duration: 8.00 - 15.00 hrs. • When visiting temples: ladies should wear a short-sleeved top with full-length trousers or knee-length skirt. Gentlemen should wear trousers and a short-sleeved shirt for religious reasons. No shoes are allowed into the temple Inclusion service: English Speaking Guide, Roundtrip transfer by local transport from/to hotel in Bangkok, Entrance fee, Lunch, Water

Tour: Apsara Dinner Cruise Inclusive of: Welcome drink, Thai set or buffet dinner Embark: 08:00pm Disembark: 10:15pm at River City Pier, Gate 2, Pier 3 Transfer: Private round trip transfer from hotel in Bangkok to River City Pier, by private air-conditioned minivan without guide

Tour: Half day Vibrant Damnoen Saduak floating market by long-tail boat private tour

Itinerary: In the early morning you will go to the floating market Damnoen Saduak that attracts curious visitors since centuries thanks to its remarkable practice for the buy and sale of products on almost the whole stretch of water. Jump in a long-tail boat and glide gently on the canals in the midst of hundreds of little boats filled with all possible goods, from juicy fruits to colourful material. The living and often crowded labyrinth of canals is the best place to watch locals during their work. Do you want tropical fruits or a beautifully carved Buddha? Try it on your own and see how good your negotiating skills are!

Notes: • Tour type: Half day morning private tour • Tour duration: 07.00 – 13.00 hrs. • Transfer duration Bangkok – Damnoen Saduak: 1.5 – 2 hrs. Inclusion service: English Speaking Guide, Private roundtrip transfer from/to hotel in Bangkok, Lunch, Water

Elephant Hills Khao Sak

Flight from Bangkok to Surant Thani. Transfer to Elephant Hills Klong Sok, Panom District, Suratthani 3 Nights, 4 days full board in Thailand’s first luxury tented camps while the activities are a perfect mix to give you an excellent insight into all aspects of Elephant Hills – elephants, canoeing, mangrove swamps, jungle lake explorations and rainforest walks. Every day is different and there’s always something new to explore. Transfer to the Aspara Beach front Resort & Villa. Staying in a Pool Villa, for a relaxing 5 nights plus a full day excursion.

Excursion: Full day James Bond Island & Sea Cave Canoe SIC Tour Itinerary: "James Bond Island, Sea Cave Canoe, Panyi Village, Mangrove Forest and Monkey Temple!"

One of the most popular tours from Khaolak! Everyone knows James Bond Island from the movie, The Man with the Golden Gun! This famous island and Panyi Village are two places that are not to be missed! You will see the dramatic limestone islands, breath-taking views, one of the best mangrove forests in Thailand. Explore sea caves by canoe. Visit the Panyi fishermen village where you can see the local sea gypsy people going about their daily routine. Be prepared to be amazed and don’t forget your camera! • 07:00 to 07:30hrs - Pick up from your hotel • Tranfer to Phang Nga Bay and board a traditional Thai longtail boat to go to the mangrove forest • Visit the famous James Bond Island • Visit Panyi Island and learn of its history and the lifestyle on the floating village • Lunch at Panyi Village • Next, sea cave canoe to witness the beautiful limestone caves with magnificent stalactites, stalagmites, turquoise lagoons and stunning cliffs • Visit Wat Suwan Kuha, the famous cave temple with many monkeys around • 16:30 to 17:00hrs - Return to your hotel

Inclusion service: English Speaking Guide, join roundtrip transfer from/to hotel in Khao Lak Soft drinks, Thai lunch and national park fee. Private transfer to Phuket for the last 2 days

Hotel in Phuket: Old Phuket Karon Beach, Sino Wing Deluxe room with daily breakfast for 2 persons. Hotel is a stone’s throw from the famous golden sand Karon Beach, and still close enough to visit Phuket town.

Transfer: Private transfer service from Hotel in Phuket to Phuket airport, by Private air-conditioned minivan with English Speaking Guide