This eleven-day tour to Phuket includes four nights in Phuket, two nights at The Elephant Camp, and four nights in Khao Lak.
Your adventure gets underway with four nights in Phuket. Walk through Phuket Town's Old Town area and explore Phuket Trickeye Museum, Sunday Walking Street Market, and Jui Tui Shrine. Pay a visit to Phuket Big Buddha, Wat Chalong, and Wat Phra Thong. Experience the FantaSea Show, the ladyboys at Simon Cabaret, and the notorious nightlife on Patong's Bangla Road.
Next you'll transfer to the Elephant Camp where you'll stay in luxury tented accommodation. Get up close to Asian elephants in their natural habitat; from joining these gentle creatures as they bathe and feed to watching them interact, play, and graze. You can also explore the surrounding ancient rainforest, enjoy wildlife adventures, and taste tempting local cuisine.
The finale of your trip is four nights in Khao Lak. Escape to the idyllic Tong Chong Fa waterfall for a swim or discover the therapeutic benefits of hot water at Kapong Hot Springs and Ban Bo Can Springs. Make a poignant visit to the International Tsunami Museum that honours the victims of the 2004 tsunami and encounter turtles at Royal Thai Third Fleet Turtle Nursery.
On day 11 transfer to the airport for your flight back home to the UK with many memories to look back on of your trip.
4 nights - Casa Del M - Phuket
Your tour starts with your flight from the UK to the Thai island of Phuket. Transfer to your chosen hotel for a four-night stay.
Phuket is Thailand's largest island; its azure waters, golden beaches, spicy cuisine, excellent water sports, and warm, sunny days year-round draw the crowds. Patong Beach is the island's longest and busiest or discover the lesser-developed 3.5km-long Karon Beach and the lovely curving bay of Kata Beach. Go snorkelling or diving in the offshore waters rich in colourful coral, tropical fish, sea turtles, and manta rays. Take a boat trip to James Bond Island and Koh Panyee in Phang Nga Bay.
Walk through Phuket Town's Old Town area and explore Phuket Trickeye Museum, Sunday Walking Street Market, and Jui Tui Shrine. Pay a visit to Phuket Big Buddha, Wat Chalong, and Wat Phra Thong. Interact with elephants at Green Elephant Sanctuary and see the tranquil Bang Pae Waterfall at Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. Experience the wacky but fun FantaSea Show, the world-famous ladyboys at Simon Cabaret, the notorious nightlife on Patong's Bangla Road, and Muay Thai boxing at Patong Boxing Stadium.
2 nights - Elephant Camp, Khao Sok National Park - Elephant Hills
Transfer to the Elephant Camp for a two-night stay on a full board basis. Located at the heart of the tropical rainforest at the Khao Sok National Park; your time at this exclusive tented camp will bring you up close to amazing Asian elephants in their natural habitat - from joining these gentle creatures as they bathe and feed to watching them interact, play, and graze. You'll also have chance to explore the surrounding ancient rainforest, enjoy wildlife adventures, and taste tempting local cuisine.
The atmospheric canvas tents are surrounded by decks which are perfect for relaxing after a day's adventures and there is also a swimming pool if you fancy a dip. You can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi in common areas and a welcoming dining area. NB: We recommend that you pack non-slip shoes, loose comfortable clothes, sun protection, raincoat, and swimwear for use during your time at the camp.
Breakfast is western-style with a choice of cereals, fruit, yoghurt, freshly-baked bread, cheese, sausages, baked beans, and eggs prepared to your taste at the omelette station. Lunch and dinner are buffet-style with a wide variety of Thai dishes to choose from.
The luxurious accommodation comprises 35 tailor-made single/double, twin, triple, and family tents. They are each fully-furnished and feature a bathroom with hot/cold water shower, western-style toilet, toiletries, and hairdryer. You'll also find a solid wood, self-made bed (single or double), electricity, and mosquito nets instead of windows.
4 nights - Khaolak Emerald Beach Resort & Spa - Khao Lak
The finale of your trip takes you to Khao Lak for a four-night stay at your chosen hotel.
Khao Lak is surrounded by rainforests and azure seas and sits on the picturesque Andaman seaboard on Thailand's southwest coast. Khao Lak is a scuba diving Mecca amongst its offshore coral reefs and nearby Similian Islands and also boasts amazing beaches such as Pak Weep Beach, Memories Beach, and White Sands Beach. Escape to the idyllic Tong Chong Fa waterfall for a swim in its refreshing waters or discover the therapeutic benefits of hot water at Kapong Hot Springs and Ban Bo Can Springs.
Get up close to indigenous turtles at Royal Thai Third Fleet Turtle Nursery, try jungle trekking and rafting on a day trip to Khao Sok National Park, or go sea-cave canoeing and kayaking at Phang Nga Bay. Make a poignant visit to the International Tsunami Museum that honours the victims of the 2004 tsunami. Spend time enjoying indigenous flowers and butterflies at The Orchid Garden and Butterfly Farm. Experience the food stalls and shop for souvenirs and handicrafts at Bang Niang Night Market.