Thailand's World-Famous Southern Beaches!

(Photo: Tourism Authority of Thailand)

Clear blue waters, white sands, swaying palm trees and a beach bungalow… Thailand has the ideal ingredients for a paradisal holiday! You’ll love Thailand's beautiful southern islands; kick back, relax in the sun and be sure to taste some of the special Thai food the Southern region is famous for! 

 

Your Vacation Includes:

  • 8 nights’ accommodation (combo of shared accommodations, overnight train and guest houses)
  • Airport arrival transfer
  • Ground transportation
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary 
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho Temple
  • Krabi - sea kayaking
  • Koh Yao Noi – snorkelling
  • Koh Yao Noi – Phang Nga National Marine Park
  • Phuket - Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre & Bang Pae Waterfall
  • All taxes & fees

 

 

Travel Validity:

Price Per Person:

05 Nov – 16 Dec 2017

$1,556

*price above is per person, based on a twin share room and includes all taxes & fees.

*price above does not include international airfare.

 

Itinerary:

 

Day 1: Bangkok

  • Welcome to Thailand. Bangkok is a heady mixture of ancient traditions and slick modernity, where bazaars and world-class cuisine are only the beginning.
  • With free time, acquaint yourself with this frenetic city of tuk tuks, street food and traditional khlong boats winding down the Chao Phraya River. 

 

Day 2: Bangkok

  • Start today with a visit to Wat Pho, home to the country's largest reclining Buddha and keeper of the magic behind the Thai massage. Wat Pho is one of the ‘trinity’ of Bangkok temples, located practically next door to the Grand Palace, and inside lies a 46-metre long gold-plated Buddha. The temple grounds are equally fascinating, filled with beautifully decorated stupas, halls, and shrines. The complex is considered the first public university in the country, and is home to the world famous Wat Pho massage school.

 

Day 3: Ao Nang/Krabi

  • Arrive into Surat Thani this morning and continue by bus to the resort town of Ao Nang. A lively beachside town in Krabi Province, Ao Nang has a main street with open-air restaurants, shops that light up the sidewalk and bars perfect for kicking back with a beer.
  • There's plenty of free time to relax on the beautiful beaches and get into the spirit of southern Thailand. Rather than relaxing today you might want to take advantage of some of the optional activities on offer, like a cycling trip that takes you on back country tracks, gets you close to local culture, and rewards you with a lovely afternoon dip in a beautiful waterfall.

 

Day 4: Ao Nang/Krabi

  • This morning you’ll enjoy an included sea kayaking trip to the mangrove forest of Ao Thalane. About half way along the coast between Than Bok Khoranee and Krabi town is a bay of mangroves that might just be the most beautiful bay in Thailand. 
  • Meals Included: Lunch

 

Day 5: Ko Yao Noi

  • Transfer by vehicle and longtail boat to the island of Ko Yao Noi.  Set in the heart of Phang-Nga Bay, the chilled-out island of Ko Yao Noi is a great place to relax away from the tourist trail and absorb its natural wonders and unspoilt shorelines.

 

Day 6: Koh Yao Noi

  • Today you’ll experience the beautiful underwater world that surrounds Ko Yao Noi with an included boat and snorkelling trip around the islands. Enjoy a proper island-style picnic lunch on the beach at one of the many islands that are scattered around the bay, and follow it up with more swimming and snorkelling!
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 7: Phuket

  • Today you’ll leave the quiet and secluded nature of Ko Yao Noi for the tourist haven of Phuket, Thailand’s largest and most visited island. Travel James Bond style (who visited the nearby island of Ko Phing Kan in 1974’s The Man with the Golden Gun) by catching a speedboat to Phuket (approximately 1 hour). This island is certainly a brasher, more vibrant extrovert to the mellower sibling of the last few days.
  • Here you can drop into Bang Pae Waterfall for a refreshing swim and then pay a visit to the Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre. The centre takes in formerly captive gibbons and rehabilitates then for reintroduction to the wild. Operated by a local NGO, the project works to help ensure the continued existence of these furry little friends on the island.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 8: Phuket

  • This city is ringed with beaches, each with their own distinct personalities, from a party vibe to perhaps something quieter and more romantic. If you can pull yourself away from the beautiful beaches and curving coasts, Phuket also has a range of activities to fill your day, from Thai boxing exhibitions to cabaret shows. If you love getting out on the water and exploring the islands, then perhaps use your last day to take a day trip out to the stunning Phi Phi and Khai Nok, a tiny island surrounded by white sandy beach perfect suitable for swimming and snorkelling.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 9: Phuket

  • No activities planned for your final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

 

 

Terms & Conditions:

Valid for travel times as indicated above, specific departure times may vary depending on tour.  Although open-aged, this tour is recommended for travellers between the ages of 18-35.  Prices above are per person, based on double occupancy and do not include international airfare or travel visas.  Price is subject to change without notice and all bookings are subject to availability at time of booking. Please advise your Downunder Travel Specialist should you be traveling on anything other than a Canadian or U.S. passport.  All Canadian Citizens must re-enter Canada on a valid Canadian Passport. Downunder Travel Ltd. is the agent/broker in this equation and for that reason is not responsible for any issues or incidents which result in clients expenditure outside of the package booked paid for and agreed upon.  Downunder Travel Ltd recommends all passengers purchase cancellation/interruption insurance for protection against any non pre-existing medical conditions which may cause you cancellation penalties or change fees. Your Downunder Travel Specialist can assist with both Cancellation/Interruption Insurance and Medical Insurance.