9-Day Best of Southern Thailand
Phuket to Koh Yao Noi
Surrounded by sparkling azure water, dreamy beaches, pristine national parks, and diverse wildlife, Southern Thailand is the perfect holiday destination to relax, recharge, and reconnect.
- Discover Phuket’s dynamic, multicultural heritage, colorful old quarter, and tropical beach vibe
- Explore the natural rainforest reserve of Khao Sok National Park, and beautiful Cheow Lan Lake
- Spend days surrounded by the dream-like visions of limestone karsts scattered across the azure bay in Koh Yao Noi
• Fast track service on arrival Bangkok Day 1
• Deluxe Accommodations throughout the tour
• Meals as per the itinerary (food only)
• Private Transfers and Touring
• Professional English-speaking guide
• Private long-tailed boat transfer from/to Chiew Larn pier to 500 Rai
• Activities at 500 Rai based on a join-in basis
• Khao Sok National Park fee
• Local bottled water and cold towels whilst sightseeing
• Taxes and service charges
Ask about customizing your tour or upgrading to Premium hotels.
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Framed by the sparkling waters of the Andaman Sea, Phuket is a haven of tropical beaches, idyllic rainforests and mountainous landscapes. An excellent base for diving and snorkeling among nearby Phang Nga Bay's limestone karsts, crystal lagoons and vibrant coral reefs, the island also contains an interesting old town lined with Sino-Portuguese shophouses that hark back to the glory days of tin-mining.
Fast track service is arranged for your arrival at the airport. Upon exiting the aircraft (or aerobridge), you are met by a representative who escorts you through the express immigration process, then assists with luggage collection and customs before leading you into the arrival hall. After meeting your guide, transfer to your hotel.
Transfer and check-in at SALA Phuket Maikhao Beach Resort, Resting on the island's quiet northwest coast, Sala Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort is a chic, contemporary haven surrounded by lush gardens and enchanting ocean views. With a selection of stylish suites and pool villas, the resort pays homage to Phuket’s distinctive Sino-Portuguese architectural heritage and comes complete with two beachfront swimming pools, a range of dining options and intimate spa facilities
Discover Phuket’s dynamic, multicultural heritage and rich tin mining history in the island’s colorful old quarter. Explore ornate Buddhist and Chinese temples, rows of beautifully painted shophouses, quaint cafés and local boutiques. Wander past Sino-Portuguese buildings in the former red light district as well as grandiose mansions that were once home to Phuket’s tin barons, over a century ago. Visit Sangtham Shrine, also known as the Shrine of the Serene Light or Ting Kwan Tang in Chinese. Built by a Chinese family in 1889, this Taoist shrine is a hidden away behind a narrow gate off the main road. Drive to the top of Rang Hill to take in views of the town from above and enjoy a refreshment of coffee or fruit juice before returning to your hotel.
Afternoon, free time at leisure.
Enjoy the day at leisure. Ask about suggested optional activities or just take time to relax, reconnect, and recharge.
Transfer to Khao Sok National Park. Home to a rich variety of wildlife, Khao Sok National Park is a natural rainforest reserve where hornbill birds and gibbons roam among jungles filled with Rafflesia flowers. One of the highlights of the region is the beautiful Cheow Lan Lake, an artificial dam with picture-postcard views of limestone mountains and rocky outcrops.
Take a longtail boat across the lake to your floating resort. Nestled in the middle of the lake, 500 Rai Floating Resort is a rustic eco-retreat with overwater bungalows that provide an excellent base for exploring the wonders of Khao Sok National Park. Experience kayaking, jungle treks and cave adventures by day and retreat to your comfortable bungalow with peaceful views by night. With no wi-fi to distract you, this is the perfect place to unwind and reconnect with nature. Enjoy the convenience of all meals included during your stay
Wake up to the peaceful sounds of water lapping on the lake. Venture out early to watch the sunrise on a longtail boat and look out for different kinds of birds that are often seen in this area. Return to your floating lodge for breakfast.
Later, explore more wonders of the rainforests. Choose from a range of included activities: taking a boat out to admire the towering limestone cliffs and unusual rock formations on the lake, discovering local flora and fauna in the nearby rainforest, trekking to jungle caves or kayaking at leisure on the lake.
Transfer back to the mainland by boat and transfer by private vehicle to your next hideaway resort on Koh Yao Noi. Overlooking the spectacular seascapes of Phang Nga Bay.
Paradise Koh Yao, The aptly named Paradise Koh Yao rests elegantly on the idyllic island of Koh Yao Noi in Phang Nga Bay between Phuket and Krabi. The island itself is still largely untouched, with most of the land forming a National Reserve Park, giving Paradise Koh Yao an exceptional status as a sanctuary of peace and the perfect place for a romantic escape. The hotel's 72 private villas and studios represent a tasteful blend of comfort, style and technology while the 400m stretch of pristine sandy beach and the clear waters of Phang Nga Bay is a true delight to explore.
Enjoy a day at leisure surrounded by the dream-like visions of limestone karsts scattered across the azure bay. Ask about suggested optional activities.
Enjoy another day at leisure and soak up your last moments in Thailand. Ask about suggested optional activities.
Today marks the end of your Best of Southern Thailand experience.