Suggested Itinerary

Bangkok, Elephant Hills, and Khao Lak Multi Centre

Floating Markets, Elephants and Southern Shores in Thailand

Bangkok delivers a welcome assault on the senses, with intense heat and a bustling centre balanced by magnificent Buddhist temples and palaces. This vibrant and contrasting city offers a fascinating mix of traditional and modern, while still preserving its cultural heritage. A short flight to Phuket and a transfer to the Khao Sok National Park staying at Elephant Hills, for 2 nights before continuing your journey to the unspoiled beautiful shores and jungles of Khao Lak.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Visit the Royal Grand Palace and one of the many temples Bangkok
  • Try bartering at the colorful night markets
  • A chance of a lifetime - get up close to the amazing Asian Elephant
  • Tranquil crystal clear shores and jungles of Khao Lak
  • Take a gentle hike to explore the many waterfalls around Khao Lak

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
11 days
Guide Price
€2,339 per person
Price based on
Based on September 2019, from Dublin flying with Emirates Airlines.staying for 4 nights bed & breakfast in a Tower Club Cityview Suite (Bangkok), 2 nights full board in a Luxury Tent (Elephant Hills) and 5 nights bed and breakfast in an Studio Pool Villa (Khao Lak) including transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
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Itinerary Breakdown

Asia's most distinctive city is a haven for those who are fascinated by palaces or golden temples, such as the incredible Grand Palace or the Emerald Buddha Temple. Prepare to be spellbound by the Wat Arun temple, found on the Chao Phraya River with its seventy metre glass spire. We recommend spending three nights here to give you enough time to see the city's key attractions.

Points of Interest

Set in the largest area of rain forest in Southern Thailand, Khao Sok National Park, lies the fabulous Elephant Hills Jungle Safari Camp. Thailand’s first luxury tented camp takes African inspired safari tents and blends them with a tropical environment amid rain forest covered mountains and limestone cliffs. Spend a few days getting close to nature and experience the Asian Elephant, discover the lakes and rivers of the National Park in a canoe and trek into the forest to learn about the flora and fauna of this unique destination. We recommend the 2 night / 3 day Jungle Lake Safari, on this tour you will experience the Rain forest Floating camp, complete blissful serenity.

Points of Interest

After your adventurous few days at Elephant Hills, Jungle Safari Camp, head towards the deserted beaches, crystal clear waters, and raw jungle forests of Khao Lak. Relax on the beach or by the pool to complete your holiday, alternatively for those who want to explore more, Khao Lak has spectacular natural surroundings, unspoiled beach coastline, and a network of sandy beach trails running from Khao Lak to Bang Sak. A holiday in Khao Lak is like being tucked into your own corner of paradise.

Points of Interest

Bangkok

The bustling city of Bangkok will not disappoint, from the peaceful temples, to practising your haggling skills at the local markets to treating your taste buds to the sensational street food, Bangkok is so diverse there is something to suit everyone. We recommend 3 nights in Bangkok and an early morning visit to Wat Arun Temple to see the sunrise, such a spectacular sight and not to be missed.

Khao Lak

The deserted beaches, crystal clear waters, and raw jungle forests of Khao Lak are all perfect for finding your own slice of Thai paradise. Spend seven nights here and relax on the beach or by the pool to complete your holiday, alternatively for those who want to explore more, Khao Lak has spectacular natural surroundings, unspoiled beach coastline, and a network of sandy beach trails running from Khao Lak to Bang Sak.

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Make your visit to to these amazing places extra special with adding on these fabulous excursions and side trips.

Ayutthaya

Excursion

Ancient Ayutthaya by River Cruise - Full Day

Ayutthaya lies about an hour’s journey by coach to the north of Bangkok and was the proud and powerful ancient capital of Siam until its destruction, 230 or so years ago. Much of the fabulous ornate city was lost at that time but what remains will still give you an excellent idea of life during the 4 centuries that the Kings of Ayutthaya ruled.

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Floating market Bangkok

Excursion

Floating Market

Visit  the world famous floating market of "Damnern Saduak". The colourfully clad merchants at these lively markets paddle along congested canals in sturdy canoes laden with fresh fruits and vegetables to sell to shoppers on the banks. There is a lot of chatter and activity - bargaining is common. You visit the lively market at its best early in the morning, before the crowds arrive and the day's heat breaks.

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The Bridge over the River Kwai

Excursion

The Bridge Over The River Kwai - Thailand

This tour takes you to the beautiful province of Kanchanaburi where you will take a trip back in history at the River Kwai and its famous bridge. You will visit the war cemetery and a reconstructed POW camp that now houses a museum.

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Excursion

Khao Lak - Local Life Tour

A great way to see the traditional way of life in Thailand

On the way to Takua Pa, make a short stop at a fresh market Have the opportunity to offer food to the monks and visit a Thai school. Walk to the old part of the town with the local guide and see the almost 200 year old houses, built in the traditional style of that period.

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