Thailand Beyond The Beaches: Discover Bangkok & Chiang Mai

Embark on a tour of southern Thailand and explore the breathtaking tropical paradise that this region has to offer. We have put together this 11-day itinerary that offers you the perfect balance between relaxing and exploring off the beaten path. From the beautiful tranquil natural landscape of Khanom to the incredible wildlife in Khao Sok National Park, to spectacular beaches in Koh Yao, this tour shows the best of southern Thailand’s nature. Do not forget to be active in various adventurous activities that we have carefully selected for you. We promise you a journey of a lifetime!

Embark on a tour of southern Thailand and explore the breathtaking tropical paradise that this region has to offer. We have put together this 11-day itinerary that offers you the perfect balance between relaxing and exploring off the beaten path. From the beautiful tranquil natural landscape of Khanom, to the incredible wildlife in Khao Sok National Park, to spectacular beaches in Koh Yao, this tour shows the best of southern Thailand’s nature. Do not forget to be active in various adventurous activities that we have carefully selected for you. We promise you a journey of a lifetime!

Day 1
Khanom Beach

Upon your arrival at Surat Thani Airport, you will be transferred privately to Aava Resort & Spa. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 2
Khanom Beach

A local expert will bring you with his long tail or fishing boat to unique pink dolphins. Keep your camera ready! Then drive to the tiny island of Koh Nui Nork and get to know the legendary Buddhist monk Luang Por Tuad. Lunch on a lonely beach.

Then, at Torn Tarn Resort Khanom, enjoy a natural spa treatment where mountain river fish nip at your feet to purify and soothe them. The afternoon is at leisure.

Day 3
Khanom Beach

Free day at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at the hotel and then let go of your own lantern on the beach.

Day 4
Khao Sok National Park

Check out your room in the morning and have a private transfer to Surat Thani.

After checking in at Surat Inter Tour Office, drive to 500Rai Farmhouse. Relax and enjoy an activity of your choice: swimming, cycling or going for a walk on our organic farm.

Canoeing on the river Sok, surrounded by limestone cliffs, orchards and ancient forests. After dinner, drive along Khao Sok Walking Street and experience the evening atmosphere of the community

Day 5
Khao Sok National Park

Go to Khao Sok Viewpoint and enjoy the beautiful mist that rolls through the hills and valleys. Breakfast in the midst of hills, relax, swim, cycle or stroll through our gardens. Lunch at our resort.

Check in your floating villa. Spend the afternoon exploring the surrounding nature in a kayak, or simply relax and enjoy the atmosphere. You can also do various activities: hiking to Tarzan Viewpoint, splashing around the Pad Sian waterfall or exploring a cave like Coral Cave.

Day 6
Khao Sok National Park

Start the morning on the long tail boat and explore wild birds and morning mist. They have breakfast as the morning fog plays over the emerald waters. Explore a cave like Nam Ta Lu Cave. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Talay Nai Restaurant. Explore the wildlife by boat at Klong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary and look for elephants, wild bison, sambar deer and even tapirs. Return to the floating resort for sunset and happy hour and enjoy dinner.

Day 7
Koh Yao

Start the day with the magical sunrise over the mountains as the mist floats over the water. Enjoy a morning wildlife safari with a boat on the jungle shore for monkeys, hornbills, gibbons and other wildlife in the rainforest. After breakfast, check out of your room and board the longtail boat to return to the reservoir with panoramic views of the limestone mountains. Return to the pier and continue to Phuket Pier. You will then travel by shared speedboat to your hotel on Koh Yao Island.

Day 8
Koh Yao

You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the pier to catch a boat to Koh Yao Noi. You begin the bike tour that takes you along the rural side of the island, past paddy fields, villages and rubber plantations. Just before lunch, board a longtail boat to take you to a secluded beach. From there, take a short walk to the island’s largest tree. You will continue your journey by boat to Koh Kudu, where you will have a picnic on a secluded beach. After some time spent swimming and relaxing, return to Koh Yao Noi for more cycling with stunning views of Phang Nga Bay in the distance. In the late afternoon you will return to your hotel.

Day 9
Koh Yao

During leisure, you can use the hotel’s beach and facilities.

Day 10
Koh Yao

Free at the right time, you will take a shared transfer (by van and speedboat) to Phuket Airport for your return flight home.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

Do you have tours available on specific dates?

Almost all of our tours are daily departure. To make a booking, you must submit a reservation form. Then we process the booking and reply to you within 24 hours.

What is the latest time that I can make my reservation?

We can only guarantee bookings made at least 3-working days (not including Sun & Public holidays) before the departure date.

How far in advance can I book?

You can book as far as 24 months in advance, but please ensure you remember you have made the reservation. We will charge 20% of total rate is required upon the confirmation of services require full payment 60 days before departure.

You can expect to receive the invoice as a reminder well in advance of your trip.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Thailand Beyond The Beaches: Discover Bangkok & Chiang Mai