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ADVENTURE TOUR: MUST SEES, ELEPHANT SANCTUARY, SOFT TREK AND PHUKET BEACH STAY

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Sweet Durian Travel

Travel to explore authentic Thailand and experience many things within a short period of time.

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ADVENTURE TOUR: MUST SEES, ELEPHANT SANCTUARY, SOFT TREK AND PHUKET BEACH STAY

This tour will allow covering Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Khao Sok and Phuket. The trip starts with must-sees, meeting of hill-tribe in north, waterfalls, elephants in Chiang Mai. Then soft trekking to explore Khao Sok nature park and overnight at raft house for new experiences and wrap your holidays with relaxing beach stays on your choice like quiet and relaxing, busy and activities, etc.

DAY 1

Welcome to Thailand

Arrive at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport and private transfer from airport to hotel with a guide.

Bangkok
DAY 2

Floating market & amazing dinner cruise

Breakfast from the hotel and then prepare to visit the famous floating market. You will head to see beautiful floating market at Damnoen Saduak in Ratchaburi Province. Damnoen Saduak floating market opens every day and many people go for shopping, eating and also to see many attractive scenes through the longest canal in Thailand. To get true feelings and see the authentic, you will board on a private traditional long tail-boat to get to other shops and areas. You will find lots of local people on the boat sailing along the river and selling foods, fruits, their creative local stuff, etc. on the boat. After exploring and having a good time at floating market, you will return and relax till evening or explore on your own. In evening, you will have amazing dinner on the cruise. You will be picked from hotel and transfer to board on the luxury cruise on Chao Phraya River. You will be welcomed with typical Thai culture with warm smiles. After some time, you will start to depart from the pier and then start sipping your drinks and keep eyes on the beautiful night scenery on the sides on Chao Phraya River. The captain will be leading the boat up to Pinklao Bridge and then, you will have a unique opportunity to get some snapshot of the two most wonderful night spot in Bangkok, the Wat Arun – The Temple of Dawn and the Grand Palace & Wat Pra Kaew – The Temple of Emerald Buddha. After taking pictures of The Temple of Dawn and Grand Palace for your memory. Return up the river to Taksin Bridge and viewing of colour light decoration on the riverside. After this, the dinner will be served with the moonlight “live music” in a romantic atmosphere and Thai classical dances. You will be delighted with International cuisine in a superb buffet and Sushi Conner. After the event, you will be transferred back to your hotel for your overnight stay. Read more

Damnoen Sadhuak, Bangkok
DAY 3

Grand Palace and other must sees

After breakfast, your guide will pick up from the hotel to visit must see in the Bangkok. Start with Royal Palace (Grand Palace) which is located at the heart of the Bangkok with complex buildings. This Grand Palace was the former residence for King Rama I to King Rama V and nowadays, it is the place where remains of kings and high-ranked members of the royal family were situated before cremation. With the visit of Grand Palace, you will also come across Wat Phra Kaew, the temple of the Emerald Buddha which is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. In afternoon, you will visit another ancient Buddhist temple, Wat Traimit which is also known as The Temple of the Golden Buddha. This temple is built like traditional Thai style building and is also used as the Buddhist Scripture School for Buddhist monk novices. You will also see inside a beautiful golden Buddha statue. After the visit to this temple, now you will stroll through the China Town. China town is also one of the main tourist attractions in Bangkok. The street is full of market stalls, street-side restaurants and lots of gold shops. After having a good time and seeing, return to the hotel Read more

Bangkok
DAY 4

Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Transfer to the airport either to Donmuang(DMK) or Suvarnabhumi(BKK) for your flight to Chiang Mai. You also have options to take the night train to Chiang Mai. Private transfer from Chiang Mai airport/train station to the hotel. Check-in to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure.

Bangkok, Chiang Mai
DAY 5

Elephant Sanctuary activities

A full-day with elephant will offer you the opportunity to get to know each of the remarkable elephants and gain a special understanding of their daily lives and behaviours. Experience the life with the elephants in their natural home – A freely roamed environment which is both safe and sustainable. Located beside a Karen village in a densely forested mountainous region, the Sanctuary is surrounded by spectacular jungle scenery. You will be picked up from your place of accommodation in the morning, and travel around 1.5 hours from Chiang Mai to the Karen village and Sanctuary. Breathe clear mountain air as you drive through the beautiful agricultural countryside of Northern Thailand, and get a glimpse of local life outside of the city. When you arrive at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, an English-speaking guide will walk with you through the adjacent Karen village, and teach you a little about elephants and the local way of life. Get changed into traditional Karen clothing, listen as your guide tells you more about the Sanctuary, grab some bananas and sugar cane for feeding, and you will be ready to meet the elephants! Then you will meet and interact with each of our friendly elephants personally. Learn about elephant’s behaviour, and discover the unique and interesting history of each elephant as you touch, play, feed, and photograph them. Once you have met and spent time with each of the elephants, you can retire to a relaxing platform overlooking a picturesque river and jungle. There, you will enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional Thai food and fresh fruit, before being reunited with your elephant friends. At this point during the day, you will walk alongside the elephants to a nearby river and join them for a bath in the refreshing water. Here, you will have the opportunity to bathe and brush the elephants while they enjoy wading through the water. Next, it will be time for a therapeutic mud spa. Feel free to get muddy as you cover the elephants in a protective layer of mud. Have fun playing with them and watch as they joyfully frolic in the mud spa. When it’s time to say goodbye to the elephants, you can take some final photos with them to preserve this precious memory, then head upstream and wash off your remaining mud, or relax with a swim in the fresh, clean water. Finally, you will change clothes and take a scenic walk back to the Karen village. You will then part ways with your local guide, and return to Chiang Mai, experiencing the drive through picturesque rural scenery in the pleasant glow of the afternoon sun. Return to hotel and overnight stay the in the hotel. Read more

Chiang Mai
DAY 6

Chiang Mai city and Doi Sutheb

This day you will have the opportunity to tour the Chiang Mai city including the temples nearby. You will visit Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang. In afternoon, you will visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a temple on the mountain. You will get out of the car at the base of the mountain and you have to start with a walk up the 300 steps of the intricately carved mythical Naga Serpent. It will be fun to climb the steps seeing the surrounding but if you can’t walk 300 steps, you also have an option to go up by lift and can return by the steps after your visit. In the temple, you will see the beautiful copy of the Emerald Buddha statue which is nowadays in Bangkok. Outside you will see White Elephant and also the description of the temple’s history. Take breathtaking views of the city and the return. Read more

Chaing Mai
DAY 7

Doi Inthanon National Park & Hill tribe

Breakfast from the hotel and you will prepare for the visit to Doi Inthanon national park, waterfall and to the Karen village. Doi Inthanon is also known as "The Roof of Thailand" is beautifully located at 8,500 feet above sea level and covers overs and area of 482 km² in Chiang Mai. Due to the high altitude, the park remains high humidity and chilling winds. The spectacular views of the national park attract lots of attention and also there are waterfalls which are worth visiting. After a final steep climb, the area is surprisingly flat though misty, cool and breezy. Walk shortly to see a small Stupa contains the remains of Chao Inthawichayanon the last independent ruler of Chiang Mai who died in 1897 after the Lanna Kingdom was combined to be a part of Siam. Enjoy exploring around Ang-Kha Nature Trail at the highest peak viewing beautiful Fern & Moss as well as White & Red rhododendrons (bloom only during Jan – Feb). Then continue to visit the Twin Pagodas built by the Thai Airforce in honour of their Majesties King and Queen for their 60th Birthday Anniversaries. A visitors’ centre nearby contains tourist information both in Thai and English. Lunch will be served at the local restaurant. The trip will continue to Karen hill tribe village Baan Mae Klang Luang, to see how the Karen people live in harmony with nature and rice field (the rice plantation depends on season) and you can refresh up with a cup of hot, fresh, Hill tribe coffee. Enjoy trekking with local Karen guide through the pristine forest in Doi Inthanon National Park about 2 hours; visit a small waterfall on the way. At around 16:00 leave the village and make shortstop at Wachiratarn Waterfall. Relax by fresh and clear fall for freshening up after a long day tour (cannot swim).Return to the hotel Read more

Chiang Mai
DAY 8

Chiang Mai to Khao Sok

Remark: Morning flight time to be confirmed. You can take flight either to Surathani or Phuket as per your convenience. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Take your flight in morning either to Phuket or Suratthani airport from Chiang Mai. You can book the flight looking for your convenience based on rate. Transfer from airport to Khao Sok and lunch at a local restaurant near the river. In afternoon, you will leave the spot to do river canoeing in the splendid environment of the tropical forest. The hills around are covered with the dense forest. Take an opportunity there to see the wild animals. Usually, you will come across the monkeys, beautiful and many different types of birds, and other reptiles. Then return to your hotel and relax until the dinner time at the hotel. Read more

Chiang Mai, Khao Sok
DAY 9

Khaosok National Park: Soft trekking

Breakfast from the hotel and then get ready for the trekking. Enter to the national park and while you come across the various flora and fauna, your guide will give information on those. During the trek, you will also come across the waterfall in the heart of the jungle. You will have lunch on the site. Around 14:00h return to Kao Sok River Lodge where you can refresh before checking out and transfer to Choew Lan Lake. You will head towards Raqchaprapa Dam and on arrival, you will take a long-tail boat that will take you to Bamboo Raft House, a floating accommodation on the lake. Check-in and then dinner. Read more

Khao Sok, Cheow Lan Lake
DAY 10

Visit coral caves, dam & Phuket Beach

After the breakfast from the hotel, prepare to visit of the Coral Caves. After an around 15 minutes’ walk, you will discover a lagoon, which you will cross by bamboo raft to reach the caves. That is the place where you will see magnificent stalactites and stalagmites, as well as the old coral reef. After you explore and see, back to Bamboo Raft House for lunch. After lunch, if you want, you can relax, or do Kayaking or be swimming nearby. In the afternoon, take a long-tailed boat for Racha râpa Dam and enjoy the panorama view at the top of the dam. Then transfer to Phuket in private minivan. Check-in at your hotel on arrival to Phuket hotel that we will be arranging. Read more

Khao Sok, Phuket
DAY 11

Relaxing beach stay

Breakfast from the hotel and relaxing beach stay for the rest of the day. The beach stay location and hotel will depend on your choices

Phuket
DAY 12

Relaxing beach stay

After breakfast, relaxing on the beach in Phuket

Phuket
DAY 13

Departure and end of our services

Breakfast from the hotel and depending on your departure flight, private transfer. Flight time to be confirmed to us.

Phuket

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bangkok
Day 4
Location Chiang Mai
Day 8
Location Khao Sok
Day 9
Location Cheow Larn Lake
Hotel Saichon Raft House
Day 10
Location Phuket

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • All transfers specified, in private car or air-conditioned minibus.
  • The service of an English Speaking guide
  • Accommodation based on two people sharing. For each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added.
  • All excursions and entry fees specified in the program.
  • All meals specified in the program (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)

Package excludes

  • All bank charges & exchange rate changes at the time of payment.
  • All insurances including cancellation insurance/ travel insurance/ repatriation for lost luggage insurances.
  • All drinks and meals not specified in this program.
  • All tips and other services not specified in the program
  • Domestic and International flights

More information

  • Hotels, services, and flights are subject to the availability at the time of booking. Hotel accommodation subject to availability upon deposit payment as we can't reserve hotels until after deposit is received
  • Schedules of domestic and international flights are to be advised
  • Normal check-in to the hotels: 14:00hrs
  • Normal check-out from the hotels: 11:00hrs

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