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 some thriving species, including the Malayan tapir, Asian elephant, tiger, wild boar, pigtailed macaque, langur, white-handed gibbon, Squirrel, muntjak and mouse deer! Spend two nights immersed in the jungle: the first night in tree house accommodation high in the canopy and the second on floating raft houses on Raja Phraba Lake deep in the forest. This experience gives you the rare opportunity to 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 bird species 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 more straightforward way of life and gained a unique view of some of Thailand’s remaining unspoilt natural environments.