Spend two weeks discovering the delights of Southern Thailand.

Kick off your holiday by flying into the Thai capital, Bangkok for three days of city sightseeing. Visit gleaming temples, cruise along the river and dine on street food at the night market. Travel south to Khao Sok for an incredible experience at Elephant Hills – get up close to Asia’s largest land mammals, feeding and washing these gentle creatures. The second half of your itinerary is spent relaxing on the beaches of Khanom and Koh Samui – dolphin spotting and snorkelling excursions can easily be arranged for a touch of activeness!

Tour highlights

    • Three nights in Bangkok 
    • Elephant encounters at Elephant Hills Khao Sok 
    • Five nights in Khanom 
    • Four nights in Koh Samui

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival into Bangkok

Arrival into Bangkok

Fly into Bangkok and be met at the airport for a representative before transferring to the COMO Metropolitan, your base for the next three nights. Settle into your room at this contemporary design hotel complete with Nespresso coffee machine, complimentary WiFi and fresh fruit delivered daily.

Accommodation: COMO Metropolitan

Day 2

Bangkok – Full Day at Leisure

Head out from your hotel into Thailand’s buzzing capital for a full day of self-guided sightseeing. Discover why Bangkok is known as the ‘Venice of the East’ with a boat trip along the Chao Phraya River and the city’s khlongs (canals) in a traditional longtail boat. Spend time hitting some of the biggest attractions including the impressive Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew that houses the Emerald Buddha and Wat Po temple where you can soothe tired muscles with a Thai massage. In the evening head to the night market for delicious street food bursting with a mixture of flavours from spicy and sour to sweet and salty.

Accommodation: COMO Metropolitan

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 3

Bangkok – Full Day at Leisure

Wake up late and have a leisurely breakfast before spending the morning making use of the excellent facilities at the COMO Metropolitan. Recharge with a complimentary yoga class, treat yourself to a personalised spa treatment or swim a couple of laps at the outdoor swimming pool. In the afternoon explore Bangkok’s Chinatown and Little India, rent a bike and cycle the paths through Lumphini Park and test your haggling skills at the riverside or floating markets. Drink cocktails during Happy Hour at the hotel’s Met Bar or stay up late and dine in your room from the Night Owl menu.

Accommodation: COMO Metropolitan

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 4

Bangkok – Elephant Hills Khao Sok

Have breakfast at the hotel before checking out and transferring to Bangkok Airport for your onward flight to Surat Thani airport early in the morning. Upon arrival, be collected by a representative from Elephant Hills and head overland to the Luxury Tented Camp for a two night stay.

At the camp you’ll have the chance for an ‘elephant experience’ where you’ll feed, wash and interact with Asia’s largest land mammal. This is followed by a canoe safari down the Sok River, before ending the day with a movie, dance performances and cooking demonstration.

Accommodation: Elephant Hills (Elephant Camp)

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Elephant Hills Khao Sok - Full Day

Breakfast at your leisure and listen to the sounds of birdsong and gibbon calls as you drink tea or coffee in your luxury tent. Begin the day’s activities with a cruise on southern Thailand’s Cheow Lan Lake with its imposing limestone cliffs and diverse wildlife.

From here you’ll head to the unique floating Rainforest Camp for check in and sumptuous buffet lunch. Accompanied by a local guide, walk through the jungle surrounding the camp, home to a wide variety of plant, bird and animal life. Return to your private tent where you can take a dip in the waters before sitting down to dinner.

Accommodation: Elephant Hills (Rainforest Camp)

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Elephant Hills Khao Sok - Khanom

Following breakfast take to the waters of Cheow Lan Lake once more for a canoe safari, exploring the side channels and scanning treetops for sightings of hornbills and primates. Return to camp for a final meal before being collected and transferred to Khanom where you’ll check in to the Aava Resort & Spa and settle into your Deluxe Bungalow.

Accommodation: Aava Resort & Spa

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 7

Khanom – Full Day at Leisure

Spend the day relaxing at your beachfront hotel, sitting on the sands of Nadan Beach tucked between limestone mountains ad swaying palms. Focusing on wellness, the hotel offers a number of classes including yoga, tai chi, Pilates and Muay Thai. Foodies will love learning to whip up authentic Thai dishes at a cooking class.

Accommodation: Aava Resort & Spa

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 8

Khanom – Full Day at Leisure

Unspoiled and little visited by tourists, Khanom is an ideal place to simply relax and take things slow. Hop on board the hotel’s free transportation to the market on Wednesday mornings or Sunday evenings to engage with locals selling fresh fruit, vegetables and fish.

The area is most known for its pod of pink dolphins – this is one of the few places in the world where you can spot these rare mammals. Speak to the concierge about arranging a tour by longtail or fishing boat – you’ll also be taken to the Koh Nui Nork Island where the legendary Buddhist monk, Luang Por Tuad, is said to have been deserted.

Accommodation: Aava Resort & Spa

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 9

Khanom – Full Day at Leisure

Chill out around the hotel, lounging on the white sands of the nine kilometre beach. Walk along and you’re guaranteed to find a spot all to yourself! Or book in a treatment at the on site Aava Spa, offering a wide range of treatments from 30 minute Thai massages to therapeutic packages. Looking for a wellness escape on your holiday? The hotel offers personalised wellness and yoga retreats, as well as hosting guest yoga instructors.

Accommodation: Aava Resort & Spa

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 10

Khanom – Full Day at Leisure

On your last day at Aava Resort & Spa head out and explore the area on tour, easily arranged with the hotel’s concierge. Immerse yourself in nature at Khao Sok National Park where you can go cruising down the river on a bamboo raft, or trek to southern Thailand’s biggest waterfall in Khao Luang National Park. Take to the water on a snorkelling trip to Tan Island, go fishing or kayak through mangrove forests.

Accommodation: Aava Resort & Spa

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 11

Khanom – Koh Samui

After breakfast you’ll be collected and driven to the Six Senses Koh Samui. Check and settle into your Hideaway Villa, enjoying partial views of the Gulf of Thailand from your private deck complete with sun loungers and al fresco dining area. Indoors, lounge in your spacious living area (fully air conditioned) or soak in the bathtub.

Accommodation: Six Senses Koh Samui

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 12

Koh Samui – Full Day at Leisure

And … relax! Boasting a secluded location on the northern tip of Samui Island, Six Senses Koh Samui is perfect for a few days of rest. Watch the sunset from the infinity pool, de-stress with a hot stone massage or find your zen with yoga, Reiki and Pilates classes. In the evening, sit down to dinner at the award winning signature restaurant, Dining on the Rocks; select items from the a la carte menu or speak to the chef about customising your own three course meal (vegan options available).

Accommodation: Six Senses Koh Samui

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 13

Koh Samui – Full Day at Leisure

If you can drag yourself away from the luxury facilities at Six Senses Koh Samui, climb the 268 steps to the Tian Tan Buddha (or Big Buddha) statue that sits opposite the Po Lin Monastery. Dine on freshly caught seafood at one of the many family run restaurants at Fisherman’s Village in Bohut and end the evening discovering Chaweng’s nightlife.

Accommodation: Six Senses Koh Samui

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 14

Depart Koh Samui

Eat one final breakfast in Thailand before being transferred to Koh Samui Airport in time for your return flight back to the UK.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

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