Rainforest and Reef

On an action-packed nine-day adventure, plunge into the heart of Thailand's incredible natural wonders. Starting from the concrete jungles of Bangkok, make your way south to the incredible Khao Sok National Park and experience karst-mountain jungles filled with iconic species of wildlife. Spend an evening under the stars and go rafting down a river in search of hornbills and wild elephants. Then head to the island paradise of Koh Samui and Koh Tao to experience the incredible white-sand beaches and multi-coloured coral reefs that are in abundance in this idyllic destination on a tour that's perfect for travellers looking for the perfect nature escape.

Destinations included:
Bangkok - Khao Sok National Park - Koh Samui - Koh Tao

We pride ourselves in creating personalised travel experiences that suit all your preferences and needs.

With this tour you can:

  • Choose your own departure date
  • Select the comfort level of accommodation
  • Adjust activities to cater to special interests
  • Modify any aspect of the tour as needed
  • Racing through the city streets of Bangkok by tuk tuk visiting highlights and hidden places
  • Stargazing on a unique bamboo raft house surrounded by pristine natural beauty, karst formations and wildlife in Khao Sok
  • Exploring the highlights one of Thailand's most famous islands, Koh Samui
  • Witnessing the thriving marine life and coral reefs at Thailand's most famous diving destination, Koh Tao
  • Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
  • Other meals listed in the itinerary
  • Expert English-speaking local guide
  • Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
  • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
  • Boat cruises and rides while on tour
  • Flights to tour destinations (Economy Class)
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

Day 1: Bangkok Arrival
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of your day either relaxing at the hotel or heading  out for an inaugeral bout of urban exploration.

Day 2: Bangkok 
Explore a different side to the city on a wild tuk-tuk adventure. As you whizz through the traffic, head to fortress of Phra Sameru Fortress. Built during the reign of famous king Rama I,  it's one of only two fortresses from that period that have survived to present day.

Then it’s off to the Amulet Market, where a vast array of religious amulets, charms and traditional medicines are sold. See the reclining Buddha of Wat Po and head into Little India where a labyrinth of narrow lanes is stocked with rolls of textiles such as silk and cotton.

Last stop is the Thieves Market -once a bustling market full of stolen goods! Nowadays it's more well-known for fake antiques and other interesting and quirky items.

Then it's on to the train station. Enjoy a surprisingly comfortable night's sleep onboard the train as you head to Surat Thani Province, in the south.  

Day 3: Khao Sok National Park     
After arriving in the morning, enjoy a scenic ride to Khao Sok National Park, home to one of the oldest and most visually spectacular rainforests in the world. Stretching over 739 square kilometres, the forests here are with thick with vibrant-green foliage, gorging waterfalls, towering limestone cliffs and an incredibly picturesque lake. It's also home to many species of animals including elephants, gibbons, bears, langur monkeys and a rare tiger or two! Take a swim in the river and have a spot of lunch before meeting your guide for an elephant ride through the jungle.
Day 4: Khao Sok National Park     
Travel by pick-up truck through the jungle to the enormous and tranquil Raja Phraba Lake. From there, take a traditional long-tail boat to a floating raft house on the lake. Spend the day swimming, tubing and exploring the nearby caves of the lake while surrounded by towering jungle-clad karst formations.

In the evening, bathe in starlight while taking in the unforgettable views of the night sky here, which enjoys very little light pollution from surrounding areas.  

Day 5: Khao Sok – Koh Samui     
After a refreshing night surrounded by the wild natural beauty of Khao Sok, drive to the port and catch a ferry to Koh Samui, on the Gulf of Thailand. Surrounded by white sandy beaches, calm waters, and abundant options for snorkelling or diving, you’ll be spoiled for choices on things to do in this idyllic beach destination. If you're looking for creature comforts after your time in the jungle, you'll have no trouble finding them here, either.

After exploring the island, head back to your hotel for a well-deserved good night's sleep.


Day 6: Koh Samui   
Explore Samui’s with an exciting half-day tour, taking in the unusual, but natural, rock formations of Grandmother and Grandfather Rock and the even more unusual story behind them. Visit the island's famous Big Buddha Statue, soak up the island's unique tropical vibes, and head to Wat Khunaram for a fascinating, yet macabre, surprise. See the mummified monk seated in a glass case that's shows surprisingly few signs of decay! Although it may be strange, it's a rite of passage for visitors of the island!

Afterwards, head back to your hotel and get some rest.

Day 7: Koh Samui – Koh Tao   
Hop aboard the ferry and head to Koh Tao. Also known as Turtle Island, the area is well-known for its abundance of sea turtles. Considered by many to have Thailand's best diving, the clear water and coral reefs of this gorgeous island have drawn divers and island lovers from around the world for decades. That's not all there is to do on the island, though. Koh Tao is also renowned for its spectacular white-sand beaches and laid-back atmosphere. It's the perfect place to get away from it all.  

After exploring the island's natural wonders, head back to your hotel for some relaxation, or enjoy a cocktail while soaking up the salty air and ocean breeze.

Day 8: Koh Tao    
Head out in the morning for a cruise to a spectacular outer reef for a day of snorkelling. While exploring the prismatic waters of the area, witness the spectacular natural beauty of the coral reef and spot an abundance of tropical reef fish, stingrays, turtles, and even sharks. If you’re lucky, depending on the season, there is even the chance to see whale sharks.

After a day of fun, sun and marine exploration, head back to your hotel and enjoy one final evening on the island.

Day 9: Koh Tao – Bangkok    
Say goodbuy to paradise and take the ferry back to Koh Samui where you'll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight ot Bangkok.

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