Uncover the essence of Thailand as you embark on a breathtaking adventure that will ignite your senses and leave you spellbound.
Uncover the essence of Thailand as you embark on a breathtaking adventure that will ignite your senses and leave you spellbound. From the bustling streets of Bangkok to the untouched beauty of Khao Sok National Park and the idyllic shores of Khao Lak, this extraordinary itinerary will transport you to a world where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with captivating natural wonders.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Bangkok, exploring majestic temples and indulging in the flavors of the city's street food scene. Venture into the heart of Khao Sok, where lush rainforests and gentle elephants create an enchanting harmony. Cruise through emerald waters, canoe through serene mangroves, and marvel at the stunning beauty of Cheow Larn Lake. Finally, find solace in the tranquil embrace of Khao Lak's pristine beaches, Railey beach and the famous Phi-Phi Island, where azure waters and golden sands beckon.
This is a journey that will leave you yearning for more—a tantalising taste of the treasures that await in the Land of Smiles. Let your imagination soar as you embark on this remarkable adventure that promises to awaken your spirit of exploration and leave an indelible mark on your soul.
Arrival in Enchanting Bangkok
Step into a world of vibrant energy as you touch down in the bustling city of Bangkok.
Your adventure begins with a warm welcome from your guide at the airport, followed by a private transfer to your boutique hotel—a serene oasis amidst the city's vibrant pulse. Take some time to relax and unwind, or venture out to explore the nearby Lumphini Park, where tranquility meets urban charm.
Bangkok: Discovering Treasures
Today, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Bangkok's cultural wonders.
Embark on a private guided tour that unveils the capital's key attractions. Marvel at the opulence of the Grand Palace, find serenity at Wat Po, home to the reclining Buddha, and delve into the fascinating history of Jim Thompson's house. Embrace the city's diverse public transportation, from the Skytrain soaring above skyscrapers to the traditional long-tail boats and thrilling tuk-tuks. Experience the essence of Bangkok and the warmth of its people.
Khao Sok National Park: Adventures Await
Rise early for a captivating adventure as you transfer to the airport and board a short flight to Phuket. Upon arrival, be greeted by the team from Elephant Hills, ready to whisk you away to the breathtaking Khao Sok National Park.
Embrace the enchantment of the rainforest and the majestic elephants that call this place home. Feed these gentle giants and enjoy a traditional Thai lunch before embarking on a jungle canoeing expedition, guided by an expert. Glide past awe-inspiring limestone karsts, immersing yourself in nature's embrace.
Khao Sok National Park: Exploring Mysteries
As the sun casts its gentle glow, savor a hearty breakfast before venturing deeper into the wonders of Khao Sok. Cruise through a local mangrove forest aboard a traditional Burmese junk boat, weaving through serene waterways. Immerse yourself in the surrounding tranquility as you paddle along in a canoe, discovering hidden corners of this pristine ecosystem.
Return to the main camp, where a delightful cooking demonstration or captivating dance performance awaits.
Khao Sok National Park: Serenity on Cheow Larn Lake
Today, prepare for a scenic journey to the untouched paradise of Cheow Larn Lake. Traverse the inland roads and glide across the crystal-clear waters, surrounded by over a hundred islands and majestic limestone mountains. Dive into the inviting warmth of the lake or simply bask in the awe-inspiring beauty of your surroundings. Indulge in a delectable lunch served at a floating raft house, immersing yourself in the breathtaking scenery.
Return to your camp, carrying memories of nature's embrace.
Khao Lak: Jungle Walks and Coastal Bliss
Awaken your senses to the symphony of nature as you embark on a jungle walk, guided by your expert companion. Listen to the melodic chorus of primates, reptiles, and birds that inhabit this pristine national park.
After a flavorsome lunch, bid farewell to the rainforest and transfer to your idyllic beachfront accommodation in Khao Lak. Settle in and relish the rest of the day at your own pace, embracing the allure of the sea and sand.
Khao Lak: Leisurely Delights
With no set itinerary, today is yours to indulge in the pleasures of Khao Lak.
Unwind on the sun-kissed beaches, or venture further afield to explore the renowned Similan Islands, a diver's paradise. Snorkel in the turquoise waters surrounding the Surin Islands, or simply luxuriate in the comforts of your boutique resort.
The choice is yours, as you create unforgettable memories on your own terms.
Khao Lak: Delve Deeper
Embrace the tranquility and beauty of Khao Lak as you relish another day in this coastal paradise. Dive into the azure waters, partake in invigorating beach activities, or embark on an unforgettable excursion to the intriguing Pung Chang Cave, with its captivating rock formations. Alternatively, set sail on a long-tail boat and visit the famous James Bond Island, shrouded in allure and mystery. Unleash your spirit of adventure and create cherished moments.
Farewell to Khao Lak, Hello to Railay beach
After a leisurely breakfast, it's time for a change of scenery as you journey to the captivating Railay Beach. Nestled on a stunning peninsula, this paradise offers breathtaking limestone cliffs, crystal-clear waters, and a tranquil atmosphere. Upon arrival, settle into your beachfront resort and let the soothing sounds of the ocean wash over you.
Railay Beach offers a plethora of activities to delight every traveler. Embark on a rock climbing adventure and scale the majestic cliffs that make Railay famous among climbers. For those seeking serenity, take a peaceful kayak excursion through the mangrove forests, exploring hidden lagoons and discovering the vibrant marine life that thrives beneath the surface.
Alternatively, immerse yourself in the underwater wonders of Railay through a snorkeling or diving excursion. Dive into the waters and marvel at the vibrant coral reefs teeming with colorful fish and marine creatures. Whether you're an experienced diver or a first-time snorkeler, the underwater world of Railay will leave you spellbound.
As the sun sets, maybe you with enjoy in a romantic beach-front dinner, savoring the fresh flavors of authentic Thai cuisine while basking in the warm glow of the golden sky. Relish this idyllic setting and allow the tranquility of Railay Beach to rejuvenate your spirit.
Todays activities are all optional - the day is yours to spend how you like.
Wake up to another day in paradise. Spend the morning exploring more of Railay Beach at your leisure. Take a stroll along the soft sands, bask in the sun, or cool off with a dip in the turquoise waters. If adventure beckons, join a guided hiking tour to the nearby viewpoints, offering panoramic vistas of the Andaman Sea and lush landscapes.
In the afternoon, embark on a long-tail boat excursion to the picturesque Phi Phi Islands. Discover the pristine beaches, hidden coves, and sheer cliffs that have made these islands an iconic destination. Snorkel amidst vibrant coral gardens, swim in crystal-clear lagoons, and soak in the stunning scenery that surrounds you.
Railay Beach - Phuket
Bid farewell to Railay Beach and embark on a scenic journey to the vibrant island of Phuket.
Arriving in Phuket, check-in to your resort and be captivated by the island's charm. Unwind by the pool, pamper yourself with a spa treatment, or explore the lively streets and bustling markets.
Departure from Phuket
As your unforgettable journey comes to an end, take one last stroll along the pristine beaches of Phuket.
Reflect on the incredible experiences and memories you have created during your time in Thailand. With a heart full of cherished moments, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey, carrying the spirit of Thailand with you.
- Private Guide & Tour Leader
- Private Driver
- VAT & Taxes
- The Grand Palace, Wat Po, and Jim Thompson's house.
- Skytrain, public taxi boat, and Thai tuk-tuk.
- Elephants at Elephant Hills Camp in Khao Sok National Park, including feeding sessions.
- Paddle through the jungle canals of Khao Sok National Park
- Cruise through a mangrove forest and canoe through waterways in Khao Sok National Park
- Swim in the warm waters and enjoy lunch at a floating raft house.
- Hiking in Railay
- Long-tail boat excursion to Phi-Phi Islands.
- International Flights
- Travel Insurance
- Tips for Guides
- Any visas required (Please bring one photo-passport)
- Services not mentioned in the itinerary
- Late check out at hotels
- Expenditure of personal nature
- Optional activities
If entering by air most nationalities will be granted a 30 day stay on arrival.
If you have a UK or US passport, then you do not need a Visa to enter Thailand (up to 30 days if arriving by air or up to 15 days if arriving by land).
This is known as a visa exemption. You may need to show your return ticket upon arrival and / or complete a landing card.
If you’re staying longer than 30 days then you’ll need to apply for a visa before travelling. If you overstay you may be fined or detained, so check the date twice! Please note that a visa extension can be obtained in Thailand at any immigration office for approx. 2000THB. We recommend checking the latest country entry requirements with your national foreign travel office, for UK citizens this is the Foreign Travel Advice section of https://www.gov.uk
If planning to enter Thailand via a land border multiple times during your travels, we recommend you pre-obtain a 60-day multiple entry visa from your embassy or consulate before you travel rather than attempting to obtain a visa at the border on multiple occasions which may result in being denied re-entry into the country.
For the most up to date information on visa requirements, we recommend you contact the Thai embassy in your country (visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/thailand for more information)
Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate in any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your Tour leader/ local representative, who will take note of your insurance details and emergency contact number. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability of luggage, cancellation, curtailment and loss and personal effects, alongside covid-19 cover.
If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine Direct for a quote. GoKo Travels is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd who are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority .
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Travel With Confidence:
Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the safety and wellbeing of all of our travellers, leaders, suppliers and staff remains our top priority. Not only have we updated our booking policies so you can flexibly amend booking arrangements before departure and get the most out of your holidays while away, we have also introduced new measures and safety guidelines so you can travel with GoKo Travels safely and securely.
What does this new booking policy mean for me?:
Fully Flexible bookings for peace of mind - We understand that sometimes plans change. That’s why GoKo Travels have updated our booking policies, so you now have full flexibility to change your travel plans if needed.
Our flexible booking policy includes:
(a) Free date changes up to 45days prior to departure - with no interest or added fees
(b) Full refund giving if you have to cancel the trip due to any COVID-19 related issues or international restrictions.
(c) You can now lock in your trip with a small refundable deposit and then pay the rest in instalments whenever you like, with no interest or fees.
Book with Confidence
Free date changes and cancellations up to 45-days before departure on the majority of our holidays
Your Money is Safe
Full financial Protection on all of our bookings so you can travel with piece of mind.
Full refund given if you have to cancel the trip due to any COVID-19 related issues or international restrictions.
When you travel with us you can be confident that all of our holidays meet COVID-19 safety regulations.
As part of our commitment to preserving planet earth, we donate 3% of our profits to GoKo Travel's registered non-for-profit, "The GoKo Earth Preservation".
The GoKo Earth Preservation has been set up to protect and preserve the natural habitats of our planet and to conserve and enhance the biodiversity of threatened environments and endangered species around the globe. This is achieved through rewilding, reforestation and marine conservation projects, alongside local community support.
Securing A Rainforest Reserve
Support the purchase of our very own GoKo Rainforest reserve - preserving biodiversity and protecting endangered species in the world's most important habitat.
Assisting Marine Conservation
With your help, we can buy boats to support marine conservation; securing the future for our fragile oceans and the wonderful beings that inhabit them.
Creating New National Parks
By helping with the creation of new parks, we can support local economies, empower native communities and put healthy landscapes into permanent protection.
Looking to Carbon Offset?
Although all of our GoKo holidays promise to warm your hearts, we don’t want it to contribute to warming the planet.
Upon request, we can help you go Carbon Neutral. Thanks for our contacts, we can support a 3-step carbon offset scheme to calculate and neutralise your holiday footprint, allowing you to travel conscious free. This covers every step of the journey where you travel with us, from international flights to hotel heating, transport, food and more.
If requested, the GoKo Carbon Offsetting scheme does not focus on just planting trees, but rather the purchasing, persevering and protecting standing forests from deforestation and degradation - helping revive forests back to full health and avoiding the release of stored carbon. This also enables the regeneration of degraded habitats, which gradually re-absorb atmospheric CO2.
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