10-Day Thailand Tours to Bangkok, Khao Sok National Park and Khao Lak
This is a trip that combines culture and adventure. Learn about the Thai culture in Bangkok's palaces and temples, discover the magic of nature in Khao Sok National Park, and enjoy some free time at the seaside. A highlight is Khao Sok National Forest Park where you will be close to nature and can explore the secrets between humans and nature. Return home and you can say you have done it all, yet an authentic experience is nothing to be copied.
Nov. to Apr.
We have just returned from an amazing trip to Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Our travel adviser Albee Ning prepared a wonderful itinerary taking us to great locations with creative activities highlighting local culture.
We traveled with Asia Highlights (Lissie was our agent) several years ago when we went to Saigon, and the experience was so positive, we automatically went to Asia Highlights again for an extensive trip to Southeast Asia.
Below is the detailed tour itinerary, which is designed to provide inspiration for your Thailand tour. We will follow your requests and assist you to customize your dream journey to Thailand.
When you arrive at the airport, your guide will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name on it, and will then transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day by yourself as you adjust to the jet lag or wander around your hotel.
Palaces, Temples, and Ancient Canals
You will start your trip after breakfast and will visit some landmark sites in Bangkok, which include Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the Temple of Dawn. Experience Bangkok's local transportation – the long-tail boat and Thai tuk tuk – to feel what it's like to be a local.
Have lunch at a local Thai restaurant.
Would you like to taste some local Thai food? Chinatown in Bangkok is a nice choice for food lovers. Tasting delicious local food is an important part of traveling and it will make you fonder of the city. Have a delicious food hunting tour with your guide.
After breakfast at your hotel, say goodbye to Bangkok and fly to Phuket. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Phuket and enjoy the rest of the day as you please.
To avoid being in a hurry, we will arrange for you to stay in Phuket for one night before transferring you to the Elephant Hills camp in Khao Sok National Park.
An Amazing Elephant Experience and Canoeing
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be driven for about 3 hours to reach Khao Sok National Park. Upon arrival, enjoy a Thai-style buffet lunch at Elephant Hills.
Start your trip in the afternoon after a short break. First, take a canoe trip on the Sok River. You will see many stunning limestone karst mountains. Then you will have a close interaction with elephants. Learn about their daily lives, feed them, bathe them, and communicate with them in an equal and friendly way.
Dinner will be served at about 8pm.
You will stay overnight in a luxury tent — spend a mysterious night in the rain forest.
Speedboat Trip and Canoeing
Awakened by the original voice of nature, your exploration will begin after breakfast. First, take a speedboat to visit the mysterious channels surrounded by the rain forest. When you are stunned by the beautiful scenery in front of you, you may also find some magical wild creatures, such as mangrove snakes, reticulated pythons, or red-tailed racers.
Lunch will be served on board.
After lunch, continue to explore the wonders by canoe. Enjoy the charming scenery along the way and have a quiet journey. Finally, stop at a local market before arriving at Elephant Hills.
Enjoy your dinner and stay overnight in a luxury tent as usual.
A Long-Tail Boat Journey
Wake up in the rain forest and start a new day. After breakfast, board a long-tail boat to explore Cheow Larn Lake. Sit in the boat and look around at the mountains covered in a tropical rain forest. The jungle is reflected in the lake and the clear lake water is a unique green color. This is the magical work of nature. You can also swim in the clear water if you want to.
Have your dinner at about 8pm as usual.
Stay overnight in a luxury tent.
Start your day with a gentle trek after breakfast. Walking in the old rain forest, you will see all kinds of plants, such as orchids, palms, ferns, bamboos, and mosses. Say hello to the creatures you meet — you might see long-armed apes (white-handed gibbons), macaques, and all kinds of birds and beautiful butterflies.
After lunch, return to Elephant Hills. After a short break, change into some clean clothes. You will say goodbye to the rain forest and be driven to Khao Lak where you can start your undisturbed leisure time with some warm sunshine.
This day is free for you and you have a lot of options to help schedule your time. Go sunbathing at the beach or take a boat trip to a nearby island.
This day is also free for you. Some suggested sites to visit are James Bond Island and Pung Chang Cave.
Enjoy a refreshing breakfast in your hotel. Your guide and driver will transfer you to the airport to take your flight back to Bangkok. We wish you a pleasant journey!
Price from: $2,483 (Tour code: gh-ah-50)
Start planning your tailor-made tour now. Your 1:1 travel consultant will reply within 1 working day.
Why Travel with Global Highlights (98.8% positive customer reviews among 10,000+)
- Unique experiences tailored to your interests: Enjoy a premium trip that goes beyond the typical tourist attractions.
- Hassle-free travel and peace of mind: Every aspect of your trip will be carefully planned and organized by your 1:1 travel consultant.
- Experienced and knowledgeable guides: Your guides will be local and love to work for travelers' smiles.