This 11-night itinerary begins in Thailand's busy capital of Bangkok, where your family can discover the countries cultural heritage and exotic cuisine. Head south to the Gulf of Thailand to spot rare pink dolphins, then onto the wild and scenic Khao Sok National Park. Explore the surrounding jungles, lake and rivers from two interesting accommodations: the jungle-based Anurak Community Lodge and the 500 Rai Resort Floating Bungalows on Cheow Lan Lake. End on the beaches of Phuket, where you can relax by the sea, by the pool or go snorkelling and cycling.
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Direct flight from London (regional connections available) to Bangkok with Thai Airways. (N)
Arrive into Bangkok in the early morning, then transfer to the Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok (two-bedroom River View Grand Suite) for 3 nights. Early check in is included. Remainder of the day at leisure. Optional dining experiences tonight include a street food tour by tuk tuk or a cooking lesson and meal at Nang Gin Kui house. (N)
Enjoy a city tour of Bangkok, including a private long-tail boat excursion on the peaceful canal of Khlong Bang Luang, a tour of an art workshop and a visit to Wat Arun, or the 'Temple of Dawn'. This evening, dinner is included on a cruise along the Chao Phraya river. (B, D)
Day at leisure. (B)
Fly to Surat Thani in southern Thailand, then transfer to Khanom on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand with a stop en route at the Wat Phra Borom That temple. Afternoon at leisure. Stay 2 nights at the Aava Resort & Spa (two-bedroom Family Villa). (B)
This morning take a long-tail boat ride to Ao Taled Bay to spot pink dolphins. Afternoon at leisure, with the option to visit the Buddhist temple of Wat Mahathat or the Shadow Puppet Museum. (B, L)
Drive to Khao Sok National Park, a protected area of rainforest and dramatic limestone karst formations. Stay 2 nights at the Anurak Community Lodge, a sustainability-focused ecolodge that aims to conserve resources, champion and preserve natural habitats and support local communities. Afternoon briefing with the local guide then hike through the surrounding bamboo forest; look out for dusky langurs, long-tail macaques, hornbills and small lizards. (B, D)
Join other guests from the lodge for a full-day tour of Cheow Lan lake. Take a boat trip on the lake, swim in the waters, hike in the jungle along the lake shore and stop for lunch on a floating raft house. (B, L, D)
Leave the Anurak Community Lodge this morning and transfer to the pier for an hour-long boat journey to the 500 Rai Resort floating bungalows on Cheow Lan lake for a 2-night stay (two-bedroom bungalow). Afternoon wildlife-spotting trip by long-tail boat in search of macaques, monkeys, birds and, if you are lucky, wild elephants. (B, L, D)
Spend the day relaxing in your floating bungalow, swimming or kayaking on the lake, or hiking in the jungle. In the evening, join a wildlife safari to experience the sounds of the jungle at night. (B, L, D)
Morning at leisure. After lunch, transfer back to Phuket and stay at the JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa for 2 nights (two-bedroom suite), a beachfront property in Khao Lak, Phang Nga, only an hour away from Phuket. The hotel has a range of dining and leisure facilities, a lagoon-style pool, a spa and range of activities bookable locally such as snorkelling and cycling. (B)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to Phuket airport then fly to Bangkok. Connect with a late flight back to London. (B)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
Where indicated the tour accommodation is in two-bedroom, shared accommodation for four people. Where two-bedroom accommodation is indicated, alternative, separate one-bedroom accommodation is also available.
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500 Rai Resort has a stunning location on Cheow Lan lake in the heart of the Khao Sok National Park. The resort offers accommodation in floating bungalows, with de luxe rooms, villas and 2-bedroom family rooms available. Each bungalow is equipped with an en suite bathroom and private balcony with direct access to the lake. The resort is committed to sustainable tourism and environmental practices, using sustainable waste management, water treatment systems, and through support of the local fishermen.
Features: 14 rooms, restaurant, outdoor floating swimming pool, spa, kayaks & life jackets.
Room amenities: Balcony, air conditioning,...
Set on a peaceful stretch of beach on the Khanom coast, the Aava Resort & Spa is a Scandinavian owned spa resort that combines traditional Thai friendliness with Scandinavian quality and elegance. Accommodation is in either bungalows or pool villas, all decorated to blend harmoniously with the natural surroundings, that feature LCD television, terrace, air-conditioning, mini-bar, safe and wi-fi internet access. The beachside Aalto restaurant offers a fine dining experience with a variety of Asian and European cuisine. Alternatively, the more casual Aava Pizzeria & Bakery serves traditional wood fire oven pizzas, freshly baked breads and delicious...
The Anurak Community Lodge is a peaceful retreat set on the edge of Khao Sok National Park, approximately an hour's drive from Surat Thani International airport. Accommodation is available in detached bungalows, raised on wooden stilts and surrounded by tropical vegetation. The lodge works closely with local communities to limit its impact on the environment and preserve natural habitats. It also has its own organic vegetable garden.
Features: 18 rooms, restaurant, bar, games room, Wi-Fi (communal areas only), tour desk.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, ceiling fan, balcony,...
The Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok is located in central Bangkok, overlooking the Chao Phraya river. All suites and accommodations, ranging in size from 65 to 200 sq m, have floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies, a luxurious bathroom with separate shower and bath, a small kitchenette and dining area, a flat screen television and complimentary wireless internet access. Facilities include five restaurants, a fitness centre, swimming pool, spa and a complimentary shuttle boat services to and from Sathon Pier/Saphan Taksin BTS...
The J W Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa is set amongst 11 hectares of landscaped gardens, with lily ponds and areas of natural preserved coastal wetlands, adjacent to the Sirinath Marine National Park and protected sea turtle nesting area. Elegant guestrooms are furnished with polished dark wood floors, rich silks and traditional Thai 'sala' spaces in which to relax and enjoy views of the gardens and the sea. The spacious bathrooms have oversized soaking tub and separate shower. Modern amenities such as DVD player and high-speed internet access are also available in the rooms. Diners can choose from six restaurants and five bars, serving international, Italian, Japanese and Thai cuisine, pastries, steak and...
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