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The wonders of
Southern Thailand

GDT 07

Your itinerary

Phuket – Phang Nga Bay & Village on Stilts – Krabi – 4 Islands of the Andaman Sea –

Phi Phi Islands – Khao Lak – Phuket

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Highlights

  • A program alternating excursions and relaxation on the beaches of the South.

  • A traditional boat ride on Phang Nga Bay, James Bond Island and the Village on Stilts of Panyee

  • The most beautiful islands in the region: Poda Island and the islands of the Phi-Phi archipelago.

Day 1: Departure

Day 2: Arrival in Phuket (-/-/-)

Welcome to Phuket international airport! Exit your plane, follow the sign to immigration, then onto the baggage claim area. There will be a group transfer from the airport to the hotel if your flight arrives between 06:00 am, and 10:00 pm. (Or take a taxi at your own cost if you arrive outside these times.) Check-in at the hotel (rooms available from 2 p.m.). Enjoy your dinner on your own. Night at the hotel.

Day 3: Phuket - Discovering the Island (Breakfast/Lunch/-)

Meet your guide at the lobby at 07:30am. Departure for the South of Phuket to discover the Kata viewpoint where you can see the three beaches of Karon, Kata Noi and Kata and then continue with Cape Promthep, at the southern end. This picturesque cape offers a spectacular view of the sea, with a view of Koh Raja on one side, of Koh Phi-Phi on the other and of Nai Harn bay.

You will continue your day to visit Chalong Temple, one of the most important Buddhist temples in Phuket. It is dedicated to two highly revered monks, Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang, who led the citizens of the Chalong sub-district in the fight against the Chinese rebellion in 1876 and, thanks to their knowledge of medicinal plants, cared for the wounded. Then the visit will continue to discover a cashew factory and a cultured pearl factory.  For lunch you will taste a local popular dish, Pad Thai, fried noodles with soy, dried shrimp and fish sauce. After lunch transfer back to the hotel. Free afternoon to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Phuket. Dinner on your own. Night at the hotel.

Day 4: Phuket - Phang Nga Bay & Village on Stilts – Krabi (Breakfast/Lunch/-)

Today, you will have an early morning departure to the province of Phang Nga.  Here you will embark on a long-tail boat to discover the Bay, where much of it is protected through the Ao Phang Nga National Park. This bay has superb limestone peaks emerging from the water; it was made famous when it served as the setting for the James Bond movie, the man with the golden gun. During your journey you will cross some mangroves before discovering James Bond Island (Koh Tapu), then Koh Payee, the village on stilts.

 

Lunch will be of local specialties in the village, before setting off to explore it and get the chance to see a mosque, adjacent to the village, which serves as a meeting place for the predominantly Muslim community. Also, there is a market filled with mainland products, such as medicine, clothing and toiletries. The village comprises a floating football field, which the village children had built from salvaged pieces of wood and fishing rafts for recreational purposes. Continue your journey by road to the South, towards Krabi. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner on your own and night at the hotel.

Day 5: Krabi - Excursions on 4 Islands of the Andaman Sea (Breakfast/Lunch/-)

Today is dedicated to another island discovery in Krabi, characterized by steep limestone cliffs, dense mangroves and over a hundred offshore islands. You will start by hopping on a traditional long tail boat, which will bring your first stop, the beautiful Pranang beach, an isolated peninsula which is inaccessible by car. On this beach just a few steps away, discover a cave with surprising animist practices! You will have some down-time to sunbathe, swim, and enjoy the beach before continuing your journey.

The second stopover will be Koh Tup, an exotic tropical island, ideal for snorkeling and exploring on foot. When the tide is low, you can walk along the white sand path to the neighboring island. The third stop is at Koh Kai who owes its name to its rocky headland in the shape of a chicken. To continue you will stop at Koh Poda, a superb jewel of the Andaman Sea with its picturesque landscapes, and its majestic rocky cliffs. Here you will enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach, followed by free time to enjoy the crystal-clear waters. Transfer back to your hotel. Dinner on your own. Night at the hotel.

Day 6: Krabi – Phi-Phi Islands – Krabi (Breakfast/Lunch/-)

The archipelago of Phi-Phi, it has two main islands, Koh Phi-Phi Don and Koh Phi-Phi Le. You will discover by speedboat a prestigious place for scuba diving, famous for its vertiginous limestone cliffs. The island, Koh Phi-Phi Le, is the most famous thanks to the film The Beach (with Leonardo Di Caprio and Virginie Ledoyen), although uninhabited, its paradisiacal landscapes have made it known worldwide. The archipelago is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. This day will have several stops to enjoy the beaches and snorkeling. Lunch will be served on the island of Koh Phi-Phi Don following some time to relax and enjoy before returning to the hotel in Krabi. Dinner on your own. Night at the hotel.

Day 7: Krabi –Khao Lak Beach (Breakfast/-/-)

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel at 12:00 (noon) and road to Khao Lak. Rest of the day to enjoy the beach and meals at leisure. Night at the hotel.

Day 8: Khao Lak Beach (Breakfast/-/-)

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the beach, enjoy paradise! Whole day and meals at leisure! Night at the hotel.

Day 9: Khao Lak Beach – Phuket – Departure (Breakfast/-/-)

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure. Check out at noon. Transfer to Phuket Airport for your return flight.

Included

  • During the tour, private air-conditioned vehicle (except boats)

  • Accommodation in a double room in the indicated or similar hotels with breakfast

  • The meals specified in the program 

  • English-speaking local guides from start to finish, except seaside and during leisure time. 

  • Visits mentioned in the program, entrance fees to museums and mentioned sites. 

  • Taxes and hotel services

  • 24-hour telephone hotline during your trip, incase of an emergency

Not included

  • Visa formalities

  • Luggage carrying services

  • Drinks and personal expenses

  • International, domestic and inter-Asia flights

  • Tips for guide(s), driver(s), and hotel(s)

  • Insurance 

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