Tour route: Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Surat Thani – Khao Sok – Phuket - Bangkok
Sa-wa dee, welcome to Thailand! Your hospitable guide will meet you and escort you to the hotel for check-in. Bangkok, the bustling capital of Thailand, is a charming city with typical tropical cityscape filled with the alluring aromas of the unparalleled Thai food.
After breakfast you will venture outside of the metropolis to the fabulous city of Ayutthaya by taking a boat cruise. This former Siamese capital once was glorified as one of the largest cities in Southeast Asia. Enjoy a lunch aboard and disembark around 12:00 pm.
And then, your land tour will begin from Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, the most beautiful Summer Palaces in this country. Then follow by Wat Yai Chaimongkhol, a magnificent royal monastery with a huge Victory Pagoda surrounded by ruined Buddha images. Later visit Wat Phra Mahathat to see “the Buddha head engulfed in the tree trunk”, Continue to Wat Mongkhon Bophit which houses the largest bronze Buddha image there. Finished around 3-4 pm, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Bangkok.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast, it is time for an interesting Thai food cooking class. It is a fun-fill activity to learn to cook the local dishes as your own lunch in today. After that, an exploring to two most impressive sights of Bangkok - the lofty Grand Palace which is the nation’s landmark and the ceremonial center of the kingdom, and it adjoins Wat Phra Kaew which is the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Fly to Surat Thani Airport and upon arrival enjoy an experience to a local market there to buy snacks for your overnight stay and get close touch with the charm of an authentic open-air Thai market. And then be transferred to Rajjapraba Dam for boarding a long tail boat to the raft house which is the place to accommodate tonight.
Check-in one of these floating bungalows is an escape from the noisy world. Relax yourself totally by swimming, kayaking, or sunbathing till noon. After lunch, you will be an adventurer in a 3-hour trek through the ancient jungle of Khao Sok National Park to find the hidden treasure inside the juggle with your guide. When finished, return to the raft house and free at leisure.
Overnight: Thai style floating bungalow in Khao Sok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Early rise before breakfast and just take coffee or tea firstly, you will begin a long tail boat wildlife safari (sometimes in a mist morning) to seek Macaque monkeys, Dusty Languars, Great Hornbills, and even the occasional wild Elephant!
Upon return at the raft house enjoy a breakfast. Later, we hop aboard a kayak for a guided tour of the surrounding area to experience the peace and serenity the lake. If lucky enough will see some of the more skittish animals who are more sensitive to noise. Back at noon for lunch and check out afterwards.
Back to the pier aournd 14:00 and continue to check-in another hotel in Khao Sok - the Anurak Lodge.
Overnight: Khao Sok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
It is a free morning to wake up naturally. You can either rest in the lodge or choose optional activities bookable from the Anurak Lodge, such as canoeing, half day hiking or elephant bathing.
Around noon be transferred by private minivan to Phuket (about 3 hours driving). On arrival check-in at your hotel and have free time on the beach.
It is a totally free time for you on this beautiful pacific island for following two days. Get into all that this nice place has to offer, from vast beach to crystal-like seawater to exotic foods. Have a good time!
Continue your free holiday today.Overnight: Phuket
Feel at leisure till the hotel arranges transfer for you to airport for the flight back to Bangkok. Your guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel once you arrival. No arrangement of today. So you can do shopping, or experience the tuk tuks, or enjoy the street food, or just get rest in the hotel on your own.
It is the last day in Thailand and at leisure till be transferred to airport for your flight back home.
Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey
It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.
We pick hotels for you based on:
Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.
Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.
3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.
4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.
5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.
Normally Indochina Odyssey Tours includes two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.
It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.
Lunches are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.
Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.
If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Private Guide & Transfer
You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility
All tour guides of Indochina Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.
You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.
All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.
If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.
With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.
Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.
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