Thailand: Islands of the South

Thailand: Islands of the South

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

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Highlights

Fall in love with elephants and experience the elephants Keeper Program at Khao Sok

Canoe amongst stunning scenery

Spend a night in a unique floating tent

Get off the beaten track and see the real Thailand

Relax on the beautiful beaches of Kok Lipe

The stress of city life can be exhausting, which is why we've come up with a itinerary that'll immerse you in Thailand's wild, natural side - away from the mass of tourists! Over 12days, you'll cross Cheow Larn Lake,the colour of emeralds at the edge of the jungle, where you will meet the wild animals of Khao Sok Park!You will also discover beautiful beaches of Koh Lipe,far off-the-beaten-track.Whoever you are travelling with, you couldn't ask for a more unforgettable exotic escape.

Itinerary idea in detail

Day 1Welcome To Phuket!
Sights: Phuket
Accommodation: Novotel Phuket Resort

Overnight: Phuket

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

Free Time Idea: You can have free time exploration start from a Simon Cabaret Show.(Additional cost)

Day 2Free time in Phuket
Accommodation: Novotel Phuket Resort

Overnight: Phuket

Meals: breakfast

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


Day 3Enter The Jungle
Sights: Khao Sok National Park >The Elephant Hills Camp
Accommodation: Khao Sok National Park (Boutique Camp)

Overnight: Khao Sok

Meals: breakfast,lunch and dinner

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.


Day 4Enjoy Your Time in Khao Sok
Sights: Cheow Lan Lake
Accommodation: Khao Sok National Park (Floating Hut)

Overnight: Khao Sok

Meals: breakfast,lunch and dinner

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!


Day 5Morning Activity and Transfer to Krabi
Sights: canoe safari
Accommodation: Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang

Overnight: Krabi 

Meals: breakfast and lunch

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.


Day 6Unwind At Krabi
Accommodation: Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang

Overnight: Krabi 

Meals: breakfast

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

Free Time Idea: 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 Hong, Koh Poda or Koh PhiPhi are only between 30 minutes and 1hour 30 minutes away by speed boat.


Day 7Unwind At Krabi
Accommodation: Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang

Overnight: Krabi 

Meals: breakfast

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

Free Time Idea:Today, why not set off for the Tiger Cave Temple? 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.(Additional cost)


Day 8Explore Koh Lipe
Sights: Ko Lipe
Accommodation: Idyllic Concept Resort

Overnight: Koh Lipe

Meals: breakfast

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!

Note: 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 9Explore Koh Lipe
Accommodation: Idyllic Concept Resort

Overnight: Koh Lipe

Meals: breakfast

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


Day 10Explore Koh Lipe
Accommodation: Idyllic Concept Resort

Overnight: Koh Lipe

Meals: breakfast

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


Day 11Explore Koh Lipe
Accommodation: Idyllic Concept Resort

Overnight: Koh Lipe

Meals: breakfast

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


Day 12Back To Bangkok
Accommodation: -

Meals: breakfast

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.

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.


What's Included

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)

Reviews

4.8/5.0

Andy

4.9/5.0

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.

Iris

5.0/5.0

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.

Darcy

5.0/5.0

Just back from the 12 Day Thailand Island Tour and it was honestly the best 2 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 had an amazing time!

Paul

4.9/5.0

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.

Edgar

4.8/5.0

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.

Danielle

4.9/5.0

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.

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