South Thailand Overland Bangkok to Phuket

4 Nights

Bangkok

A journey by road to the southern part of Thailand along the coastal towns to Phuket, Thailand’s premier beach destination, you will experience beautiful natural environments and some cultural aspects of its people in the south.  You will stay by the sea every night on this tour, so you can sample some of the best seafood that Thailand has to offer.

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Highlights

- Experience and witness the locals trading from their long-tailed boats at the floating market
- Visit the Phra Nakhon Kiri Palace on the hill by the sea and Marukhathaywan Palace built from golden teak wood
- Drive through the Three Hundred Peaks National Park where the famous war scenes of the film "The Killing Fields" were filmed
- Stop by the weaving village of "Baan Phumriang" which is famous for its Silk
- Leisure time in Krabi
- Morning cruise across the Phang Nga National Park to see the amazing limestone karsts
- A visit to the famous "James Bond Island"

 

  • Day 1 - Bangkok to Hua Hin
  • Day 2 - Hua Hin - Chumphon
  • Day 3 - Chumphon - Krabi
  • Day 4 - Krabi -Day at Leisure
  • Day 5 - Krabi - Phuket
  • Additional Information

At approximately 7am, you will cross the Chao Phraya River to the capital’s sister city of Thonburi and on the way pass by the salt farms being harvested from the nearby gulf. Then onto Damnern Saduak, home of the floating market where “streets” are klongs along which the village people ply their trade in long-tailed boats selling all sorts of fruit, cooked food and spices to the locals. From here, drive to Phetchaburi for lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, drive towards Cha Am. Along the way you will stop to visit Phra Nakhon Kiri Palace on the hill, built in King Mongkut's era and Marukhathaywan Palace, built from golden teak wood by the sea. From there you will continue to your hotel with the afternoon at your leisure.  
 
Optional add-on: Visit to the Hua Hin Night Market with a trishaw (pedicab) ride. (An additional supplement must be added should you wish to add this optional tour to your package)

Meals Included: Lunch

Wannara Hotel

Property Location Wannara Hotel is in the heart of Hua Hin, walking distance from Hua Hin Clock Tower and Hua Hin Shopping Mall. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Pone Kingpetch Statue and Hua Hin Pier.

From Cha Am, you will drive to Hua Hin and to a fishing village of Pran Buri. You will also drive through the Sam Roi Yod (Three Hundred Peaks) National Park, the location of the famous war scenes in the film "The Killing Fields" and also climb the 395 steps to the top of the "Mirror Mountain" with its small monastery overlooking the little harbour and beach. after this, you will stop for lunch at a seaside restaurant and after lunch you will continue southwards, maybe stopping for fresh pineapples by the roadside before proceeding to Chumphon.

Meals Included: Breakfast + lunch

Novotel Chumphon Beach Resort

Property Location With a stay at Novotel Chumphon Beach Resort in Chumphon (Pak Nam), you'll be close to Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak Monument. This 4-star resort is within the region of Mu Ko Chumphon National Park and Chumphon Stadium.

After breakfast, you will leave for Surat Thani where you will visit Phra Borommathat Chaiya, the Mahayanan style stupa of Phra Borommathat Chaiya built around 757. From here, continue to the weaving village of “Baan Phumriang”, famous for its exquisitely coloured cloth named the “Phumriang Silk”. After lunch, overland to Southwest National Park at Ao Luk - Krabi. In the late afternoon you will reach Krabi where you will check in at your hotel for two nights.

Meals Included: Breakfast + lunch

Krabi La Playa Resort

Property Location With a stay at Krabi La Playa Resort in Krabi, you'll be near the beach and convenient to Ao Nang Beach and Nopparat Thara Beach. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Ao Nang Krabi Boxing Stadium and Ao Phai Plong.

Breakfast at hotel and rest of the day at leisure.


These optional tours can be added at an additional supplement to your tour package:
- Krabi City Tour
- Local Life at Koh Klang Community

Meals Included: Breakfast

Krabi La Playa Resort

Property Location With a stay at Krabi La Playa Resort in Krabi, you'll be near the beach and convenient to Ao Nang Beach and Nopparat Thara Beach. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Ao Nang Krabi Boxing Stadium and Ao Phai Plong.

Breakfast is followed by a visit to the Shell Cemetery where petrified seashells dating as far back as 75 million years make up huge rock slabs. Then a morning cruise across the Phang Nga National Park takes you to the spectacular Phang Nga with its awesome limestone karsts above the bay. You will then be taken to a small island which, since its feature in the film "Man with the Golden Gun", has been nicknamed "James Bond Island". On your way, you will pass a Muslim village, complete with a mosque, built on stilts in the water.

After a delicious lunch, enjoying the striking scenery from the terrace of Phang Nga Resort, you will proceed to Phuket where it is filled with many of Thailand's premier beaches and check in at your chosen hotel at approximately 5.30pm.

Meals Included: Breakfast + lunch

James Bond Island, Phuket

James Bond Island is a famous landmark in Phang Nga Bay. It first found its way onto the international tourist map through its starring role in the James Bond movie 'The Man with the Golden Gun'. A distinctive feature of this famous bay is the number of sheer limestone cliffs that vertically jut out of the emerald-green water.

The bizarre, why-doesn’t-it-fall-over outline of James Bond Island or Koh Tapu (meaning Nail Island in Thai), lies next to the equally well known Koh Ping Ghan (sometime spell ‘Ping Gan’ or ‘Ping Gun’). The entire area surrounding this island is indeed spectacular, but it can get crowded with tourist boats in high season.

Please note:
- Departure: daily, available upon request
- Starting in Bangkok city hotel and ending in Phuket
- Times given are for reference and can be altered according to your personal requirements. While every effort to personalise itineraries can be made, departure/pick up times are subject to change due to external factors
 
Services included with this tour:
- 4 night accommodation in single or twin/double sharing at the hotels as listed or similar  
- Round trip transfer (Pick up by air-condition car/van at Bangkok city hotel on Day 1 and drop off at your hotel in Phuket on Day 5), sightseeing, local longtail boat trip and visit as mentioned in the programme
- Entrance/national park fees for each visit in the programme
- Accompanying by fully-licensed local English speaking tour guide
- Meal plan as mentioned (drinks are not included)
- Bottled drinking water and cold towels provided during the sightseeing
- VAT Government tax  
 
Services not included with this tour:
- International, Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified
- Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
- Accommodation in Bangkok and Phuket
- Single room supplements should a single room be required instead of sharing one room
- Festive dinners, seasonal room supplement and meals other than specified as included will be added to your packaged cost should you wish to travel during the festive season and seasonal room supplements may apply. Extra charges will be confirmed prior to confirmation
- Alcoholic beverages, drinks with meals or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
- Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (souvenir, phone call, laundry, etc.)
- Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant and boat staff, etc