Off The Beaten Track of Southern Thailand In 14 Days
Thailand is a beautiful place with rich culture, delicious cuisine, and stunning beaches. No wonder it attracts many travelers each year. During this 14 Days Off The Beaten Tracks of Thailand tour, we offer you to combine the must-see destinations with the route taking you out of crowds. Start your journey with leisure days in Bangkok to truly feel the pace of this never-sleeping city. Then head to the South to the quiet Cha Am and Hua Hin, where you will enjoy the provincial atmosphere and visit the wildlife refuge. Then take a train to Khao Sok National reserve to enjoy the magnificent views of Chiew Lan Lake. Your next stop is Krabi to visit local villages and snorkel at the most amazing bays in Thailand. Wrap up your holiday with lazy days on Phuket island.
Departure/Return LocationBangkok/ Phuket
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Welcome to Thailand - Bangkok Arrival
Your Thailand adventure begins with your arrival in Bangkok. Your private driver will meet you at the airport, holding a signboard with your name. He will escort you to your accommodation right in the heart of the city. You can easily explore the city at your own pace or relax at the hotel after the flight.Overnight in Bangkok.
Bangkok Free Day (B)
Have a free day at your leisure to discover Bangkok, the city which combines old and new and where everyone could find something interesting. You could visit China Town and try the delicious street food there. The shopping lovers could spend the entire day at Siam Paragon. If you are visiting Bangkok during the weekend, don't miss don't of the largest outdoor market in the world Chatuchak. For sports lovers, we advise seeing the kickboxing fights, which is the signature sport for this country. For cultural immersion, you could see the puppet show or visit Warehouse 30 for modern art exhibitions. And of course, wrap up your day with a traditional Thai massage.
Overnight in Bangkok.
Bangkok Free Day (B)
Spend another day exploring Bangkok at your own pace or take the optional tour.
Explore Bangkok As The Locals Do
Today, we'll experience the many modes of transportation including BTS/MRT, public boats, and local buses that locals use to travel across the city. The highlights of the itinerary include a visit to Wat Po Temple, also known as the centre of traditional massage and medicine, and famous for a giant Reclining Buddha statue. Then continue to the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Keo, where you will see the Emerald Buddha.
Try the lunch as the locals do. Then, take a tuk-tuk to the Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall followed by a boat ride along the canal to Hua Chang Pier for a short walk to the area of shopping complexes and return by BTS to the hotel.
Overnight in Bangkok.
Travel from Bangkok to Cha Am with Visiting Petchburi (B/L)
Have breakfast and complete the check-out formalities. Your guide and driver will wait for you at the hotel lobby from where you will depart to the South. Stop at the Mae Klong Railway Market to see the train passing through the local market. Continue along the scenic route to Petchburi, passing salt fields and fisheries. Spend some time exploring Petchburi by visiting the Khao Luang temple. This temple is located right inside the spectacular cave, enjoy the magical atmosphere of this place and admire the beauty of the Buddha statues inside. Stop in the city center at Rabiang Rim Nam Restaurant to enjoy authentic local meals and the provincial atmosphere. In the afternoon, visit the Nang Yai Museum, where you can learn about the history and the process of making the Mang Yai puppets for the Thai shadow performance. Then continue to the teak pavilion of Wat Yai Suwannaram with intricate woodcarvings. Get back to the road and drive the scenic route along the once locally popular beach of Had Puek Tian, where the statue of a giant sea ogress may catch your eyes. Arrive at Cha Am Beach and check in.Overnight in Cha Am.
Explore the Wildlife of Cha Am (B-L)
After a delicious breakfast, meet your guide and head to the Wildlife Friends Foundation. This place is a wildlife refuge, where you will learn about the over 600 rescued animals at the rescue center and why they live here.
Have lunch at the rescue centre and spend the afternoon following the volunteers in their daily tasks. Drive around the whole site, watch the animals and get to see the bears and monkeys enjoying their meal.
In the evening, your guide will take you for a walk in Hua Hin town to visit the local market and feel the bustling atmosphere of this town.Overnight in Cha Am.
Take a Train Ride to Khao Sok (B)
This morning we will take you to Hua Hin station, one of Thailand's most beautiful train stations built in a unique Thai architectural style. It is also one of the oldest train stations in the country. Hop on the local train (11:29-16:45) and have a ride to Surat Thani (no guide on board).
Upon arrival at Surat Thani station, your guide will meet you there and transfer you to Khao Sok National Park. The trip will take about 1,5 hours drive. Check-in at the resort and evening at leisure.Overnight in Khao Sok.
Discover The Magnificent Chiew Lan Lake (B/L)
In the morning join the group for a day trip to Chiew Lan Lake, the most remarkable landmark of Khao Sok. Upon arrival at the pier, hop on the motorized boat for a cruise on the lake to enjoy the magnificent scenery of the lush green forest.
Hop off the boat and hike through the jungles to the Pakbarang cave, also known as the Coral Cave. Be amazed by the beautiful view of the limestone rocks, stalactites, and stalagmites inside the cave.
Have lunch on a floating raft enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of the lake. Then have a relaxing time swimming or kayaking in the lake before returning to the pier and transferring back to your hotel.
Overnight in Khao Sok.
Travel From Khao Sok To Krabi (B)
After breakfast at the hotel enjoy a 1-hour tubing or kayaking on the Sok River (please select one). Then freshen up and pack for your next trip. You will be transferred to Krabi by private car, the trip will take about 3 hours.
Upon arrival in Krabi, check in at the hotel and have free time for relaxing and swimming at the beach.Overnight in Krabi.
Explore the Hidden Gems Of Krabi (B/L)
Today you will explore Krabi in a different way, far from the ordinary tourist route. In the early morning meet your guide and head to Krabi town, where you will visit the Maharaj morning market. It is a huge wholesale market which takes time only in the morning and where you can find all the kinds of fresh fruits and meals and feel the bustling local life.
Enjoy some dim sum snacks before hopping on the longtail boat to Koh Klang (Middle Island), a traditional Southern village. Here we take the three-wheeled tuk-tuk to visit the various local workshops. Stroll around the village and meet the boat builders, rice farmers, and batik artists living the conventional lifestyle.
Enjoy local lunch at a floating restaurant. And head back to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight in Krabi.
Afternoon Swimming and Snorkeling on The Islands (B)
Spend a relaxing morning at your resort or visit some interesting places in Krabi. At 1:30 p.m., you will be transferred to the pier and hop on the long tail boat. This afternoon you will visit four beautiful islands for swimming and snorkeling. Your first stop will be the islands of Poda, which is ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches on the coast. Spend some time relaxing and swimming here and head to Chicken island. Here you will spend time snorkeling and exploring the underwater world from the boat. Your next stop is Tub, and Mor Island, also known as Talay Week. Depending on the tide, these two islands are either one island or separated by the sea. And last, relax and enjoy the sunset at Phra Nang Beach. From here, you will return to the pier and get transferred back to your hotel.
Overnight in Krabi.
Travel From Krabi To Phuket (B)
Have breakfast and check out the hotel. At 9:30 your driver will meet you and take you for a scenic drive to Phuket. On the way, you will make a stop at Khao Thong hill for a panoramic view of Phang Nga Bay. Make a walk through the mangroves in Tha Pom to reach Klong Song Nam Park enjoying the beauty of nature on the way. After the hike, you will continue your trip to Phuket. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and have free time to explore the beautiful beaches nearby.Overnight in Phuket.
Phuket Leisure (B)
Free at your leisure to discover Phuket by yourself. The largest island in Thailand, Phuket is a beautiful destination for sightseeing and adventures. The island itself is rife with diverse landscapes, from its famous sandy beaches to forested hills, mountains, limestone cliffs, low plains, lagoons and lush tropical forests. Today you can just have a relaxing time at the beach, go swimming or snorkeling. You also could visit the Aquarium in Cape Panwa to see the diversity of the sea life on this island. If you are into adventures, challenge yourself with the zipline at Flying Hanuman. In the evening don't miss the night markets and visit the busy Bangla Road for a drink.Overnight in Phuket.
Phuket Leisure (B)
Time to Say Goodbye - Phuket Departure (B)
Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip to Thailand. Complete the hotel check-out formalities, after which you can visit the local markets to buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later your private driver will transfer you to the airport to take your flight back home.Trip Ends.