Back to Nature
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : Back to Nature

This 14 day tour takes you to some of Thailand’s most beautiful yet least visited locations. Khao Sok National Park, a protected wildlife reserve in Southern Thailand and Koh Yao Island, an idyllic beach retreat in the Phang Nga marine park.  Both encapsulate the picture postcard view of Thailand with limestone cliffs and crystal clear waters.

You’ll begin the tour with time to explore Bangkok, see some sights and sample some of the country’s best food! We include accommodation here at Ariyasom Villa, a boutique hotel set in a traditional Thai house in the centre of the city. Surrounded by gardens it’s a surprisingly peaceful place to retreat from the bustling Bangkok streets and has a renowned vegetarian restaurant to enjoy.

Next you’ll fly down south and head to Khao Sok, a beautiful national park in Surat Thani province and the largest area of virgin rainforest in southern Thailand. Today it is home to a number of thriving species, including the Malayan tapir, Asian elephant, tiger, wild boar, pig tailed macaque, langur, white handed gibbon, Squirrel, muntjak and mouse deer! Spend two nights immersed in the jungle: the first night in extraordinary tree house accommodation high in the canopy and the second on floating raft houses on Raja Phraba Lake deep in the isolated jungle. This experience will give you the rare opportunity to truly observe Thailand’s exotic flora and fauna and to explore the rain forest under the guidance of experienced professionals.

After your time in the wilderness you’ll transfer back to Phuket from where you will launch off to Koh Yao, one of the countries lesser-developed islands. Koh Yao is home to mountains, virgin beaches, rice flats and mangrove trees, it is a sanctuary for exotic species of bird too. On Koh Yao accommodation is the fantastic Koh Yao Island Resort, which offers true peace and tranquillity and a feeling of laid-back luxury, with a beach perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

Return home having experienced a simpler way of life and gained a unique view of some of Thailand’s remaining unspoilt natural environments. 

Pricing & Inclusions

Please call us on 020 3411 3589 for detailed costings or click here for a guide on our pricing policy. At Experience Travel Group we always have a range of fantastic special offers for holidays in Thailand. 


Your personalised quotation with Experience Travel Group will include:

  • International Flights (which can be omitted from your quotation if you prefer)
  • Accommodation as described
  • Privately guided tours and transfers
  • Original Experience Travel Group "Signature" experiences
  • Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding)
  • Meals as described
  • 24 hour in-country backup whilst away
  • Your own dedicated travel expert in the UK

For more on our pricing policy read here.


Day-to-Day Itinerary : Back to Nature

Day 1

Depart the UK for Bangkok

Day 2, 3 & 4

Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to your hotel. We include 3 nights in Bangkok before your foray into the wild; you’ll acclimatise whilst staying in the beautiful traditional-style Ariyasom Villa. We include your own personal guide for a full day in the city who will tailor your tour to suit your interests, the guide can make recommendations for the most interesting way to spend the day and you will get an insider’s view of the city! We also include an in-depth tour of the city’s famous street food: your guides will take you to hidden parts of the city that are not frequented by tourists to try a wide variety of delicious dishes. Food lies at the heart of Thai culture and this tour will give you a fantastic overview of the Thai art of eating. 

Day 5

Begin your nature adventure this morning with an early flight down to Phuket. You will be met at Phuket airport and taken to your tree house accommodation near Khao Sok national park. Today you have several options for exploring the beautiful jungle scenery and dramatic cliffs. Guided walks with knowledgeable local guides, elephant treks, or tubing in the Klong Sok River can all be arranged.

Day 6

This morning transfer on to Raja Phraba Lake and travel deep into the jungle to your floating raft house. During the day here take a short jungle hike and go bamboo rafting across an inner lagoon to explore the entrance to a secret cave worn into the rock. Accommodation at both the tree house and the floating raft house is very simple but you will sleep surrounded by the hum of the life of the jungle and lake.

Day 7

After an early start this morning take a canoe trip on the lake to see some of the wildlife inhabiting its banks and waters before journeying back to civilisation in Phuket later in the day.

 Days 8 to 13

Transfer by boat to Ko Yao Island Resort, a small resort on the undeveloped haven of Koh Yao, spend 6 nights enjoying the pristine shores and unspoilt scenery and treat yourself with the laid-back luxury of the hotel.

 Day 14

Transfer back to Phuket for your onward flight home

Back to Nature Experiences

You can book this holiday tour on its own, with flights or it can be tailored for you.

Here are the experiences & activities within this holiday as standard...

Customer Feedback
Really enjoyed the food tour. It took us to a part of Bangkok that we would never have visited. We visited 5 restaurants, some of which you would probably dismiss out of hand and carry on walking past from their appearance. They were also very clued up on local knowledge so it was a much a cultural tour as food tour.

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