hidden-gems

The Hidden Gems of South Thailand

from $509.00

A perfect tropical holiday is incomplete, if not complemented with ravishing beaches, picturesque scenery, electrifying wild adventure and stimulating party nights. There is no place comparable to southern Thailand that has such a perfect blend of leisure, out-of-the-grid island destinations; timeless cultural monuments; and vibrant nightlife. Your vacation starts in Krabi, which houses some of the most dense and untouched jungles of the country.

**Rate Information: This cost is for one person on a double/twin sharing basis.

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All about the The Hidden Gems of South Thailand.

The coast of Krabi is dotted with impeccable white beach islands and glittering turquoise waters. A stroll around KhaoLak gives you the closest visualisation of the ethnic local Thai culture. It is one of the few places free from corporate takeovers or excessive tourist distractions. KhaoSok National Park discovery tour by Travstore is meticulously designed to let you experience every inch of the rich rain forest ambience. The final destination: Phuket is one of the best hangouts for endless parties and shopping frenzies. It is highlighted with a tour of the James Bond island, the iconic vegetation infested limestone cliff, that starred in hundreds of silver screen movies. This is arguably one of the best itineraries to experience Thailand.


Package Code OFB01
Travel Style Experiential
No. of Cities 3
Activity level ★★★★★
Number of Nights 8
Starting city Krabi
Ending city Phuket

3 Nights – Krabi, 2 Nights – KhaoLak, 3 Nights – Phuket


Package Highlights:

  • Ride an elephant through the natural green sceneries in Krabi.
  • Take a dip and experience the reviving powers of the Emerald hot springs near the Tiger temple.
  • Witness the magical sunset along with a lip-smacking BBQ buffet in Podaisland.
  • Drift peacefully in a camouflaged Sok river creek on a canoe in the KhaoSok National park, as wild macaques swing over you.
  • Sail through the limestone cliffs near the James bond island.
  • Wander in the lanes of Phuket and explore the sino-portugese architecture, Buddhist temples, cultural centres and over 50 other landmarks.
  • A panoramic view of Phuket skyline from the Rang hill view point.

Trip at A Glance:

Day 1: Arrive in Krabi

Day 2: Jungle tour (Emerald pool & hot water springs)

Day 3: Krabi 7 Island tour

Day 4: Arrive in KhaoLak

Day 5: KhaoSok National discovery park tour

Day 6: Arrive in Phuket

Day 7: Travstore’s Original Discovery tour

Day 8: James Bond Island tour

Day 9: Departure from Phuket


Activities Details

  • Jungle tour ( Emerald pool and Hot water springs ) – 7-8 Hours
  • Krabi 7 Island tour – 8-9 Hours
  • KhaoSok National Discovery Park tour – 8-9 Hours
  • Original Phuket discovery tour – 4-5 Hours
  • James Bond Island tour – 8-9 Hours
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Accommodation

3 Nights Accommodation with daily breakfast in Krabi

2 Nights Accommodation with daily breakfast in Khao Lak

3 Nights Accommodation with daily breakfast in Phuket

Guide:

  • English speaking guide on every tour

Meals:

  • 8 * Breakfast
  • 3 * Lunch
  • 1 * Dinner

Transfers:

  • Krabi airport to Krabi Hotel on Private basis
  • Krabi hotel to Khao Lak hotel on Private basis
  • Khao Lak hotel to Phuket Hotel on Private basis
  • Phuket Hotel to Phuket airport on Private basis

Travel Insurance:

  • Travstore offers Travel Insurance

Terms & Conditions:

  • Rates are valid for 2 travelers traveling together
  • All tours are Join tours & can be upgraded to Private tours which will carry a surcharge
  • For SIC tours, transfers will wait maximum 10 mins from confirmed time, if transfers are missed, guests are required to reach attraction on their own. Arranging transfers will attract additional surcharge.
  • All rates are for base category rooms only
  • All SIC Transfer rates valid only for hotels located in Downtown areas. Hotels Located far from city center may have to pay extra cost for the pickup
  • Rates are valid for Travel between 01st April 2017- 31st October 2017
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Flights:

  • This package doesn’t include any flight to or from Koh Samui. You are required to arrange these flights.
  1. Day 1 Arrive in Krabi

    Our services start right after you disembark at the Krabi airport. If you do not have a prior visa, you will need to proceed to Visa-on-arrival which will be assisted by a Travstore representative. Approximately half an hour away is your hotel, where you will be checked in. Your appointments are done for the day, and you can relax in your hotel or explore a bit of the town at your ease. Some recommendations are: the Krabi night market for some street shopping or the walking street for some moderate night outs. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep for the coming day’s jungle adventure.

    Meals: No meals for Day 1

  2. Day 2 Tiger Temple & Jungle Trek

    We start from the hotel after breakfast, to the Tiger Temple and the Emerald spring on the outskirts of the city. It takes an hour and three quarters to reach the starting point of the jungle trek. An elephant ride through the tropical greens is included in the plan, which will be either at the beginning of the day or the extreme end of the day, depending on the program date. A small stroll will take you to the infamous emerald pool where you can take a dip and relax in its waters. The hot springs give a soothing relaxation that no metro spa can replicate. An hour is set aside for lunch, which is followed by a short transit to the Tiger Temple. Voted one of the most exotic temples, this cave temple is sure to give you the chills. A thousand year old tree next to the temple is a huge attention seeker. After a leisure tour, you are escorted back to the hotel.

    Meals:

    • Breakfast in Hotel
    • Lunch

    Things to remember:

    • Wear comfortable clothes, as you would be spending sometime in hot springs pool
    • Jungle tour ( Emerald pool and Hot water springs ) – 7-8 Hours
    • You need to climb 1237 steps to reach tiger temple

  3. Day 3 Krabi Pier & Podaisland

    You have a lazy wake-up this day, as the plan does not start until 12pm. A transfer vehicle will pick you up from your hotel doorstep and take you to the Krabi pier, the parking spot of all the tourist long-boats in the area. You are taken on a long sail through the archipelago dotting the horizon from Krabi. A pleasant sail can be enjoyed from the deck or you can go snorkelling in the sparkling sea water. A rustic continental BBQ dinner is served on the white shares of Podaisland, before turning back to Krabi. You will be driven back to hotel by the end of day.

    Meals:

    • Breakfast in Hotel
    • Dinner during 7 island tour

    Things to Remember:

    • It’s an Island tour & not dinner cruise
    • Wear comfortable clothes for island tour
    • If you are lucky you can witness a bioluminescent plankton
    • Krabi 7 Island tour – 8-9 Hours

  4. Day 4 Way to KhaoLak

    This day is the transit on road to KhaoLak. After a late breakfast, you will be checked out of the hotel. The journey takes at least two and half hours from Krabi and is brimmed with pleasant tropics. You will be checked into your hotel immediately after reaching KhaoLak, and the remaining day is left free. KhaoLak is free from the tourist rush and portrays the authentic Thai lifestyle in the streets. Every visual in the town is unique and exciting.

    Meals:

    • Breakfast in hotel

  5. Day 5 KhaoSok National Park

    Wake up early in the morning as your ride awaits, to take you to the KhaoSok National Park from your hotel. With quick stops at local markets and street stalls, this ride is made as exciting as possible. The tour starts from the elephant camp, where you can take an elephant ride or just pet and feed the baby elephant calves. The next stop is the KhaoSok viewpoint, high up on a hill, giving an excellent panoramic view. A simple Thai lunch is served in the park before proceeding to a Sok river creek, where you go for canoeing or snorkelling in its pleasant waters. Tall lime stone cliffs, exotic wildlife are abundant in the park, and the itinerary is carefully planned to make the most of it. You will be escorted back to the hotel before sunset, leaving a free evening for leisure.

    Meals:

    • Breakfast in Hotel
    • Lunch

    Things to remember:

    • Wear your trekking shoes, as you would spend some time exploring
    • Khao Sok National Discovery Park tour – 8-9 Hours

  6. Day 6 Way to Phuket

    After a late breakfast, you will be checked out and ridden on road to Phuket. This hundred kilometre road trip takes at least two hours and stretches on a beautiful beach side highway. Phuket is the most happening city in the tour plan and is filled with clubs, hangout spots, markets, shopping malls and historical monuments. After a quick check-in, you will have a whole day free to explore the city. Make sure to check the next day’s city tour itinerary to stay exclusive of the next day’s destinations.

    Meals:

    • Breakfast in Hotel

  7. Day 7 Phuket Pearl Factory

    Phuket’s original day tour by Travstore aims to exhaustively portray the beauty, uniqueness and cultural diversity of the city. After breakfast,board the City Tour bus, which will be waiting for you at your hotel. The first stop is the Watch along temple, a Buddhist shrine of peace and tranquility. Then we proceed to the Thalang road, where you can take a little stroll and discover the cultural cocktail and architectural spectacle of Sino-Portuguese buildings around. You will then be led to the Rung hill view point where you can savour a local Thai meal with an picturesque view of the city skyline. This is followed by a tour around the Phuket pearl factory, explaining concisely the timeline of pearl farming and their post-processing. You will be dropped back to your hotel before sunset.

    Meals:

    • Breakfast in Hotel

  8. Day 8 Royal Phuket Marina Pier & PhangNga Bay

    The day’s plan starts after an early breakfast, with a pickup from the hotel and a transit to the Royal Phuket Marina pier. You will be boarded onto a speedboat that stings through the magnificent PhangNga bay where every view is a picture clicking moment. Circling around the iconic limestone cliffs standing from the sea is an experience one will never forget. Lunch is served with Thai delicacies on the floating restaurant at the Panyee Island, augmented with a perfect view of the archipelago. This is followed by a visit to the James Bond island,immortalized in the movie “Man with the Golden Gun”. The rest of the afternoon is left free to swim or relax at one of the island beaches. You will be transferred back to the hotel by the end of the evening.

    Meals:

    • Breakfast in Hotel
    • Lunch during James bond island tour

    Things to Remember:

    • James Bond Island tour – 8-9 Hours

  9. Day 9 Return

    Keep your bags packed and passports handy; you have reached the end of the trip. You will be checked out and transfers will be arranged from your hotel according to the time of your departing flight. Assistance will be given by the Travstore representative for any issue.

    Meals:

    • Breakfast in Hotel

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Accommodation

Option 1 – 3 Star budget hotels: $509 per person on double sharing

  • 3 Nights in Ibis Krabi in Krabi(Standrad Room)
  • 2 Nights in Palm Galleria Resort in Khao Lak(Superior Room)
  • 3 Nights in Sawaddi Patong Resort in Phuket(Superior Room)

Option 2 – 4 Star Standard hotels: $623 per person on double sharing

  • 3 Nights in Deevana Plaza Krabi in Krabi(Deluxe Room)
  • 2 Nights in Manathai Hotels & Resort in Khao Lak(Deluxe Balcony Room)
  • 3 Nights in Banthai Beach Resort & Spa in Phuket(Superior Room)

Option 3 – 5 Star hotels: $1091 per person on double sharing

  • 3 Nights in Amari Vogue Krabi in Krabi(Deluxe Room)
  • 2 Nights in Pullman Khao Lak in Khao Lak(Deluxe Room)
  • 3 Nights in Amari Phuket in Phuket(Superior Ocean Facing Room)
Images
swimming in the hot springs
Emerald pool & hot water springs/Travstore tours
Enjoy the most famous island in phuket-"James Bond Island"
James Bond Island/Travstore tours