Thailand: Islands of the South

12 days Phuket - Khao Sok - Krabi - Lipe off the beaten track tour

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Phuket

Phuket
2days
Night Life, Sunbath

Khao Sok
3days
Elephant, Trekking, Canoeing

Krabi
2days
Nature Adventure

Koh Lipe
5days
Tropical Island Life

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Koh Lipe

Highlights

  • Destinations: 4
  • Must See: 7
  • Hotel: 4
  • Age: 7 - 50
  • Comfort: Relaxed
  • Style: Natural & Beach

[Phuket]: Free yourself in beautiful tropical islands and varied choices of night life.

[Nature]: Jungle trekking and canoeing on Khao Sok National Park, overnight in a floating raft house.

[Animal]: Dense coconut and mangrove; zero-distance to varied wild plants and monkey.

[Beach]: Restful beaches with soft sand, beating waves and glossy sea in Koh Lipe and Krabi.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Welcome To Phuket!

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Novotel Phuket Resort  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Arrival at the airport, welcome to Phuket! After settle down,the rest of day is arranged on your own. 

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    • Good to know

      Your free time exploration can start from a Simon Cabaret Show.

  • Day 2 - Free time in Phuket

    • Accommodation:

      Novotel Phuket Resort  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel, or explore the surrounding area.

      Remember to have a good rest today, because your adventure in Khao Sok National Park will start early on the following morning


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  • Day 3 - Enter The Jungle

    • Accommodation:

      Khao Sok National Park (Boutique Camp)  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      After check out, your driver from national park will come to pick you up and your 3 days Khao Sok National Park adventure begin now!It is really a fantastic place to go on vacation. Close and personal elephant encounters, jungle trekking on foot and canoeing are all possible activities, which will give you the experience of a lifetime.

      Upon arrival at Elephant Hills Camp of national park, buffet lunch is served at 12:00 pm, a variety of delicious Thai dishes cooked not too spicy awaits you.After lunch you can relax during a jungle river canoe trip down the Sok River.You will spend your night in a rainforest boutique camp.

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  • Day 4 - Enjoy Your Time in Khao Sok

    • Accommodation:

      Khao Sok National Park (Floating Hut)  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Today you begin your jungle trekking on foot through southern Thailand’s unique Rainforest environment.and then explore Cheow-Lan-Lake by local long-tail boat. Cruise across emerald waters passing towering rainforest covered Limestone Mountains to the “Guilin” of Southern Thailand.One of the most interesting areas is stunningly beautiful Cheow Larn Lake in the heart of the National Park with its floating raft houses and luxury tents – an absolute must-see! and of course, you will overnight at the floating raft house tonight.Take your time to marvel at the majestic mountains rising sheer out of the water and experience nature at its best!

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  • Day 5 - Morning Activity and Transfer to Krabi

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      This morning, your guide will invite you to join in on a guided canoe safari into the little channels and side arms of Cheow-Lan-Lake. Take one of our kayaks and start scanning the tree tops for lazy hornbill birds or energetic primates. You will find yourself in heart of the rainforest on a silent adventure – words cannot do this experience justice. After lunch,it is time to move on to your next destination,you will start your transfer to Krabi.

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  • Day 6 - Unwind At Krabi

    • Accommodation:

      Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel, or explore the surrounding area.


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    • Good to know

      Coastal stay of your dreams in Klong Muang at Phangna Bay where you can easily enjoy multiple activities such as making a trip to the paradisiacal islands by private boat. Koh HongKoh Poda or Koh PhiPhi are only between 30 minutes and 1hour 30 minutes away by speed boat.

  • Day 7 - Unwind At Krabi

    • Accommodation:

      Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel, or explore the surrounding area.

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    • Good to know

      Why not set off for the Tiger Cave Temple today? This is one of our top suggestions for things you should do in Krabi. As the temple has one stairway with 1,237 steps leading to the summit, after having climbing the steep staircase, you will be rewarded with an amazing view of the surrounding. After the big effort of climbing up 1,237 stairs, we'll head to Emerald Pool.On the way,we will visti Klong Thom Hot Spring for relaxion,then continue a 15 minutes walk to Emerald Pool.This pool is not a hot spring, but it is cool water that is just heavenly to swim in. The water is replenished by natural streams running into the pool from freshwater sources on the limtestone hill above.Here, you have the opportunity to take a dip in these natural, emerald coloured pools of water in stunning local scenery.


  • Day 8 - Explore Koh Lipe

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Idyllic Concept Resort  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Today you will fly to Hat Yai.Upon arrival at Hat Yai International Airport, your private driver will transfer you to Pakbara pier.You will take a speed boat to reach Koh Lipe.Koh Lipe is one of Thailand's most beautiful islands, also known as 'The little Maldives.' You'll never want to leave!

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    • Good to know

      The entrance fee of Lipe Island and speed boat ticket must pay on your own.

      On High Season [November-May] speedboat service operated 6 times per day.

      Schedule: Timing around 1.30hrs.

      Pakbara Pier - Koh Lipe at 09.30am. / 10.30am. / 11.30am / 12.30pm. / 01.30pm. / 03.30pm.

      On Green Season [June-October] speedboat service operated only one time per day.

      Schedule: Timing around 1.30hrs.

      Pakbara Pier - Koh Lipe at 11.30am.

  • Day 9 - Explore Koh Lipe

    • Accommodation:

      Idyllic Concept Resort  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel, or explore the surrounding area.


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  • Day 10 - Explore Koh Lipe

    • Accommodation:

      Idyllic Concept Resort  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel, or explore the surrounding area.

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  • Day 11 - Explore Koh Lipe

    • Accommodation:

      Idyllic Concept Resort  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel, or explore the surrounding area.

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  • Day 12 - Back To Bangkok

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      This morning, after having your breakfast, you will take a speed boat from Koh Lipe to Paknara pier.Upon arrival at the pier, your private driver will transfer you to Hat Yai International Airport for your international flight home or to your next destination.


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    • Good to know

      On High Season [November-May] speedboat service operated 6 times per day.

      Schedule: Timing around 1.30hrs.

      Koh Lipe - Pakbara Pier at 09.00am. / 10.00am. / 11.00am. / 12.00am. / 01.00pm. / 04.00pm 

      On Green Season [June-October] speedboat service operated only one time per day.

      Schedule: Timing around 1.30hrs.

      Koh Lipe - Pakbara Pier at 09.30am.

Accommodation

Novotel Phuket Resort

282 Phrabaramee Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand

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We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 34km Airports
  2. 223km Public Transport
  3. 2.1km Center
Why This Hotel:

Within walking distance to Patong Beach and the entertainment and shopping areas

Every room has its private balconies and spectacular views of the Andaman Sea and Patong

Offers three tier swimming pools with connecting waterfalls

Ideal venue to serve both family and business purposes

Khao Sok National Park (Boutique Camp)

Khao Sok, Thailand

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 105km Airports
  2. 105km Public Transport
  3. 127km Center
Why This Hotel:

luxury safari tent are well ventilated with a comfortable bed, reading lights, hot water and a western-style toilet

Relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding jungle-this is 100% real nature! 

Mosquito netting as well as canvas flaps help to keep insects away

Close to the heart of the rainforest!

Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang

186 Moo 3 Soi 8, Ao Nang, Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000 Thailand

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 18.7km Airports
  2. 165km Public Transport
  3. 18.4km Center
Why This Hotel:

Not too far from the city center

Just steps away from the city's numerous attractions 

A haven of rest and relaxation

Excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay

Idyllic Concept Resort

Sunrise Beach, Lipe Island, Tarutao National Marine Park, Satun, Thailand

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 118km Airports
  2. 270km Public Transport
  3. 0.3km Center
Why This Hotel:

Convenient location in Koh Lipe

Well-kempt environment and proximity to Ko Lipe, Walking Street, Sunrise Beach 

    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 specified in the itinerary

    The flight from Hat Yai to Bangkok, including baggage fee

    All entry fees

    All meals specified in the itinerary

    One bottle of drinking water and cold towel per guest per day

    City Map

    SIM card

    All bank charges and exchange rate changes at time of payment

    All insurances including cancellation, travel, repatriation and lost luggage insurances

    All drinks with meals and other items of personal expenditure

    All tips

    All services not specified in the itinerary

    All meals not specified in the itinerary

    Domestic flights not mentioned

    International flights

    Entry visas and visa fees (contact us for further information)

    Travel Insurance (Please DO purchase the Travel Insurance before your trip)

26 Reviews
4.8

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  • Jessica
    4.7

    I bought 12-day tour here due excellent reviews. UME is very professional and respected very much the schedule. The tour is well organized and was really nice. The sunset at the beach was very relaxing and romantic. The boat ride after sunset was awesome, with an orange sky on the right side of the boat and the full moon reflecting on the water on the left side. Really beautiful. Quite beautiful and entertaining. We will go again. Don't expect the Patpong or Pattaya experiance. This place is still quite nice.

  • Abby
    4.4

    Maya Island is very beautiful with the sea landscape but too crowded because of the peak season. The lunch at phi phi don was not that good the have very less options and time is also very short at phi phi don.

  • Paige Alexandra
    4.9

    Very prompt response on line. Tour guide is fluent in English. Brilliant tour! We tried a 12-day tour and it was excellent. The water in Krabi is some of the most clear ones I have seen in Thailand. It's crystal clear even when I came during the raining weather. Dinner was not so delicious as expected. I wanna go there one more time.

  • Barbara
    4.6

    I and my family were traveling to Bangkok in October 2017. Everythink so good. Guide,Driver, A car perfect. I will come back again. Thank you umetravel. As to the tour, snorkeling spots in in Phi Phi island were really nice. Water was clear like an aquarium...we saw different species of fishes, even a 1,5 m long see snake and a huge jellyfish.

  • Rosie
    4.9

    We only had a short time on the island and wished we had booked a longer visit. We saw all the top spots of Khao Sok and Phuket and also have enough time on the beaches. We're guided by an amazing woman who's English was perfect and knowledge was really broad.

  • Bianca
    4.5

    I emailed Tang to arrange for our group of 6 for transfer to our hotel and he responded within a day with all itinerary well-arranged and a good price. The price can be paid separately into two times, one is deposit and the balance. The best thing is if you pay at a time, you will have some discount. Koh Lipe was a last minute decision for me and a great one! If you don't want the kind of crowds in some of the most popular islands in Thailand then look no further (although more and more people start to know this place).

  • Octavia
    4.5

    Great sevice! Inital quote and booking arrangements were promptly communicated with Ms Phoebe via email that included an airport transfer. As per she's email, I was greeted by one of her staff where I finalised the bill, given the voucher of the tour and the driver took us to the hotel. As to the tour, Andaman is surely a different Experience to you if you are in the 1st time.. I am totally get Excited.. The climate is too good and all of them will like.. i am sure.. Its a best place to go with our partner.. but i gone with my friends.. But i will surely go there after my marriage.. I didn't know much about that place and its features. Will book with umetravel again.

  • Vargas
    4.7

    We had an incredible day, best organised tour I have ever done. The tour only took a small number (8 on ours) and the boat is large and very comfortable. Khao Sok has brilliant variety of flowers, the view is just magnificent! Covered over a large area! It is just too local so I'm just thankful that I've left it to UME travel! All goes very smoothly. My friend and I recently visited Phuket for the first time and as part of our stay we wanted to visit Phi Phi Islands. After being harassed by many online travel agencies, we read online a good review of this company and decided to use them. We loved our tour of the krabi. The guide was funny and informative. She gave us plenty of time to enjoy each attractions. Lunch was tasty rice, greens and chicken.

  • Tanya
    4.7

    Eva from umetravel is the best! We asked many agencies on the Internet, but they didn't seem very interested in selling us tours. Eva instantly gave us amazing and quality service and sat down and explained each tour and options to us. The booking process and hotel land transfers all ran smoothly. It was the best and they provide every as promised so I had no complaint. Will come again next time to Phuket just for this!

  • Jui-hung
    4.9

    Amazing place, even better service, will definitely be back again.. Highly recommended to anyone visiting. The boatman was kind and generous with his time and we had a wonderful tour on the boat. The tour was worth it, even though we saw no monkeys as wrote in the itinerary, but we did not run into 100's of Kayaking boats at Thalane Bay either. We don't recommend you take the cheap tours as you be sharing the tour with others at one time which will make it impossible to take any photos to the scenes of the bay.

  • Alisha
    4.6

    To anyone visiting Krabi, I would highly recommend going on a trip with umetravel for the experience. We had the most amazing time doing this tour. We would have never seen these sights if not for this. The staff on the boat were friendly and very much crowd pleasers. Very cheeky too so come with a good sense of humour! After the tour, my private advisor also sent me an email to invite me posting my tour on TA.

  • Mara
    4.8

    This boutique operation, very reasonably priced, gave us everything we'd hoped for on our excursion. The trip exceeded our expectations. They brought us around stunning islands with beautiful beaches and clear water. It was an amazing experience being able to jump off the long-tail boat into the clear water. The best part is that we set our own timing and how long we want to spend at each stop, so it never felt rushed in any way. It wasn't crowded on board, the weather started miserable, but when we headed to the first island, it has cleared up, and become pretty sunny. The guide were friendly and paying attention to everyone and easy going.

  • Dara
    4.6

    I did the 12 day Thailand experience with Drew and Adam and it was without a doubt one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Though I wish I had stayed longer those 12 days were full of new experiences and amazing people. Would 100% recommend

  • Chris
    4.6

    Great time on the Thailand Experience tour. There were plenty of activities and our tour guide, Ben, made sure us were happy and maintained high energy throughout.

  • Charlene
    4.7

    So I was super nervous about coming to Thailand by myself but the guys from Ume travel made it a great experience to start me off on my journey!

  • Marissa
    5.0

    This trip was amazing! Seen so many wonderful places and met so many wonderful local people. Our tour guides, Maya and Jonjo, were knowledable, outgoing and friendly. They made my trip extra special by going out of their way to make my birthday an amazing and unforgettable day. I would highly recommend going on this tour to learn a little about Thai culture and see some lovely places.

  • Tom
    4.8

    I really enjoyed the experience of Thailand and found Jack really helpful with advice on All the good places to go and not to go. My favourite part of the trip was the koa Sok national park and the Krabi as I found the islands beautiful with picturesque views, felt like total paradise. Tom

  • Nina
    4.8

    I have been Thailand for 3 times and this time is free and easy. It is my best travel experience. The 12 day Thailand trip hit all of the popular, most beautiful places. The leaders (Toni, josh, and carter) go above and beyond to make the trip what you want it. It's a great mix of relaxing, partying, and adventure. Whether you're traveling with friends or traveling solo, your Free and Easy group will become family by the end of the trip. I would not trade my experience for anything and I can't wait to book my next trip!

  • Nicolette
    4.9

    My 12 days in Thailand was better than I expected! I had no expectations, except that I'd meet some new people and have some fun. I ended up meeting 16 best friends, pushing myself out of my comfort zone, overcoming fears, laughing until I lost my voice and so much more. I had no idea that Thailand would be so beautiful, it would move me to tears at some points (Koh Lipe anyone?!) and that I'd learn so much about myself (so cliche ...) and make lifelong connections and friendships. So unforgettable and so amazing, there aren't enough words to describe!

  • Meagan
    4.5

    Best experience of my life! Very professional company with great leaders who were very knowledgeable and helpful! Would recommend to my friends, it's a once of a lifetime experience with people who share the same interests as you!

  • Danielle
    4.9

    My free and easy trip was hands down one of the best experiences of my life. I was worried going into the trip because I typically do not see myself as a "tour" traveler. I like to do my own thing and explore at my own pace. But good news, free and easy feels the exact same way. They plan all of the difficult travel related things, give you some options for fun things to do, and then leave you to explore until your heart is content. My guides, Ben and James, were fabulous. They were extremely helpful every step of the way, but more importantly, were so fun loving and encouraged us to get out there and expand our horizons. I left feeling lucky - with not only 2 great tour guides, but 2 great friends! Amazing trip. Amazing people. Amazing places. Getting nostalgic just thinking about this trip - if you're considering it, do it.

  • Edgar
    4.8

    Thailand Island is a must for every beach lover. Had a great tour guide who was very helpful. All the accommodation was incredibly nice. Very high standards with great breakfast. Plenty of time to enjoy the beach every day, a nice, but little bumpy boat ride.

  • Paul
    4.9

    This is my first time to travel alone. It was great! Did not have to think about anything and just could make him get me everything. Great new friend and a good guide. Would travel again with UME Travels.

  • Darcy
    5.0

    Just back from the 12 Day Thailand Island Tour and it was honestly the best time weeks of my life! I did nothing but laugh the entire time. I met some amazing people along the way, we couldn't have asked for a better guide, he went out of his way to make sure everyone in my family had an amazing time, even my 2-year old son!

  • Iris
    5.0

    Fantastic trip! I was nervous before setting out this trip. However, I felt extremely safe and pleasure during the whole trip. Thailand is called the land of smiles and this is true. People there are so lovely and kind. Love sun and the beaches in Thailand! A credit to the company and I'm so glad you were my guide, couldn't have wished for better.

  • Andy
    4.9

    I read reviews before I order this itinerary and the trip did not disappointed me. The customer service and the guide were all excellent and professional. The local cuisine was very tasty. In short the trip was a satisfying tour.

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