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Thailand Family - 15 days

Discover the very best of Thailand in this 15-day trip perfect for a family. Start in Bangkok exploring Thailand's exciting capital, visit an extraordinary train market just outside of the capital and then head to Kanchanaburi to see the famous Bridge on the River Kwai. Then head to the gateway of the North, Chiang Mai, before finishing the trip in the south in beautiful Khao Sok, a national park full of incredible wildlife.

Day 1:    Bangkok
 
 

On arrival in Bangkok International Airport, meet your guide and driver for a private transfer to your hotel in Bangkok. Rest of day is free at your own leisure.

Day 2:    Bangkok
 
 

Visitors often see Bangkok as an enormous modern metropolis, full of expressways, massive department stores and skyscrapers, but there is an other (more hidden) side, which clearly shows the origins of a people who still believe in traditions from years gone by. 

This morning you will be picked up by your guide at 07.00 AM to go on a special walking tour to explore hidden Bangkok.

From the Giant Swing via the prison park we wander through small alleys, encounter wooden houses, guardian spirit signs, fresh markets and more. 

At the city pillar and amulet market you will learn more about ancient superstitions… 

The tour ends with a local lunch at one of the riverside restaurants.

Day 3:    Bangkok
 
 

This early you will be transferred to River City (23 Trok Rongnamkhaeng, Charoen Krung 30, Si Phaya Pier, Yota Road, Bangkok, next to Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, and meet before 08.00 at CvKBT office on the 1st floor, 2 blocks from Top's supermarket.)

We offer tea or coffee in the hotel lobby and a short briefing about the tour.  

• Select the appropriate bicycles according to customer preference (mountain bikes, lady bikes, or hybrids).   

• From the hotel, we start by exploring the bustling everyday life of Chinatown. Through narrow alleyways and winding pathways best accessed through two-wheel transport, we pass markets, local Buddhist temples, and a vast array of unique “street life”. 

• We cross the Chao Phraya River by ferry and continue the tour in Thonburi, a former capital city of Thailand.  We see some more local temples as well as a sample of a slower-paced lifestyle of urban Thais on this side of the river.  A common stop in this part of the tour is King Mother’s Memorial Park where we can visit a museum and relax in a nice garden.  Possible routes can also take us through Muslim communities as well as to a Christian church. 

• We cross the river continue in the area behind Pakk Klong Talad Flower Market back to Chinatown where we finish our tour. 

11.00    Back to River City.  Then you will be transfer back to the hotel.

Day 4:    Bangkok - Kanchanaburi
 
 

Early this morning (usually between 06:15 - 06:45 AM), you will be picked up from your hotel by our minivan and guide and driven to the old fishing port of Samut Songkram, locally known as Maeklong, which is well known for its railway market. The station is in the middle of a huge, local market, and is usually packed with people. Just before the railway station vendors use the space between the rails for their trays of vegetables, fruit and fish…

Your guide will walk with you through the market along the tracks until the train arrives!

Then we continue driving to Kanchanaburi province. We board the train to Nam Tok over the infamous Burma Railway, constructed in WWII under Japanese orders by POW's and forced laborers. Lunch is in Pakseang.

After lunch we will take a long-tail boat for trip on the Kwai Noi River and pass mountainous jungle scenery on the way to the River Kwai Jungle Rafts. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Although there is no electricity at River Kwai Jungle Rafts, oil lamps create a special atmosphere. Accommodation consists of basic, though comfortable, rooms with hammocks on the front porch and private bathrooms. In the evening there will be the traditional dances and music of the Mon (modest fee to be paid locally).

Day 5:    Kanchanaburi
 
 

After breakfast, you will return back by boat. Drive to visit the Erawan Waterfall. Entrance fees are included. You will spend a couple of hours at this wonderful waterfall. You can walk up all the way to the top of the waterfall or have a swim in the crystal clear water at one of the many levels of the falls. After a simple Thai lunch at the falls, transfer to your hotel in Kanchanaburi town.

In Kanchanaburi you will visit the Bridge over the River Kwai, War Cemetery and the interesting Thailand Burma Railway Centre. 

The day ends in accommodation near Kanchanaburi.

Day 6:    Kanchanaburi – Chiang Mai
 
 

Early this morning, begin your drive with your private guide and a driver to Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya was the capital of Siam from the 15th through the 18th century until the Burmese sacked it. The Thai's moved their capital to Bangkok (Krung Thep) in the 1770s. Known as the center of distinctive art and architecture, Ayutthaya preceded modern Thailand, and is still known for its flourishing artistic community. Ayutthaya-period Buddhas are still some of the most treasured in the land.

You will spend some time exploring Wat Phanachoeng, Wat Yai Chai Mongkol and Wat Mahatat. 

After that you will be drop off at Ayutthaya railway station for the night train to Chiang Mai.

Day 7:    Chiang Mai
 
 

Upon arrival at Chiang Mai railway station, meet your driver for a private transfer to your hotel.

Day 8:    Chiang Mai - Palong village
 
 

Your guide will pick you up at the hotel. You will drive to the north into the mountains near Chiang Dao. First we will stop at a local market.  Your guide will do some shopping for the coming days. He will take you along and will explain about the different ingredients he will be using for dinner. 

Then, continue to a riverside camp on the Tang River where you will make an experience an exciting whitewater raft trip by rubberboat before boarding a bamboo raft for a short trip. Your helmsmen will maneuver the raft through the gentle rapids. Continue by car to Chiang Dao where we will start trekking. 

Lunch will be in the jungle.  After lunch we will start trekking. The trail has a few steep hills but most of the trail is relatively easy. All together we walk about 2,5 – 3 hours. We will invite you to recognize wild ginger, rattan and the pitcher plant in the forest and tell you all about bamboo and its many uses.

Late in the afternoon we will reach our final destination of today, the Palong village Pang How. There are only a handful of Palong villages in Northern Thailand. The Palong tribe only recently moved from Myanmar to Thailand. The women wear a distinctive costume mostly in red, with rattan hoops and silver belt worn around the waist.After arrival in the village you can relax, explore the village or learn some Thai cooking by helping your guide prepare the dinner. He can explain you about the herbs and ingredients he uses. After dinner you will meet some of the villagers. 

Day 9:    Palong village – Chiang Mai
 
 

After the sounds of nature and the locals woke you up, your guide will prepare breakfast. After breakfast your guide will show you around the village. He will explain about the village shrine and about the ‘huja rawl’, the ‘village heart’. After this we will say goodbye to the villagers and start trekking for about 1.5 hours to the Karen village Thakilek. Along the way we will stop at Lahu village Ban Huay Bong where we will visit the very interesting spirit temple and a black smith. After this we will continue trekking to the Karen village.

Drive to the foot of Doi Chiang Dao, the 3rd highest mountain in Thailand.  Here we will have lunch in a local restaurant.  Visit the famous Caves of Chiang Dao. Drive to the Mae Sa Elephant Camp in the Mae Sa Valley. 

This camp has three shows per day and allows elephant riding. We will do something different today. You will meet a couple of young elephants and their mothers. Your guide will give you information about the plight of the Asian elephant, which is an endangered species. The camp also has a small information centre, which we will visit. 

You can make pictures of the elephants and pose with them. We have brought some fruit with us that we will feed the elephants. The elephants will enjoy your visit.

Last stop today will be the Elephant Poo Poo Paper Camp. During an excellent self-guided tour you will see all the stages of the production of paper from elephant dung and learn about the history of papermaking. 

Return to Chiang Mai.

Day 10:    Chiang Mai
 
 

Early start for arriving at 06.30 am at Chiang Mai Gate Market, a traditional market where you will find fresh vegetables, fruit, fruit-shakes, spices, cooked chicken, fish, sweets, coffee and other food products. Our guide will let you sample some typical Thai snacks, appetizer!

Of course the monks are making their alms rounds as well!

Afterwards return to your hotel for breakfast.

Following breakfast we take a “songtaew” to the riverfront (& much larger) Worarot Market. Be ready for colorful flowers, unfamiliar smells and friendly crowds. Nearby textiles, hill tribe clothes, silks, hats and beads can be found as well. From the market we go to Thapae Gate, one of the four original city gates, where we will continue by “Samlor,” or rickshaw.

You have the opportunity to stop at Wat Chiang Man, Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra Singh, during this cyclo part.

At the last temple you will meet an English-speaking monk for a chat. Afterwards either return to your hotel or continue exploring the old city on own.

Day 11:    Chiang Mai – Khao Sok
 
 

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Phuket.

Fly Chiang Mai (CNX) to Phuket  (HKT) on flight (TBA) **12GoThailand Ticket*

Meet upon arrival and transfer to Khao Sok National park (Driver Only). Check in to your resort and rest of the day is free at your leisure. 

Day 12:    Khao Sok
 
 

At 09:00 AM you will be picked up from your hotel in Khao Sok and transferred to Cheow Lan Lake.

First we stop at a local market in Ban Ta Khun to buy snacks for your overnight stay and experience the charm of an authentic open-air Thai market.

Around 10:30 AM we arrive at Rajjapraba Dam, board your long tail boat and enjoy a tour of the breathtaking scenery on the way to the raft house.

Upon arrival at the floating bungalows you check into your very own traditional Thai style-floating bungalow.

Relax, take a swim, borrow a kayak and explore the many inlets and Klongs of Cheow Lan Lake, or just relax and sunbathe while taking in the scenery. At noon we enjoy a traditional Thai lunch prepared with rich southern Thai curries, and delicious local vegetables with mangos, pineapple and watermelon for dessert. Afterwards we depart for 3-hour trek through the ancient jungle of Khao Sok National Park. Depending on the season, your guide may show you edible plant species, how to find drinking water in bamboo, and how to spot wildlife in the canopy.

In the late afternoon we return to the raft house, free time: relax, swim, shower and enjoy the atmosphere.

In the evening enjoy a delectable Thai dinner of steamed or fried fish fresh from the Andaman sea, dark green Asian kale, spicy Thai soup, and a delicious omelet topped with baked garlic.

Day 13:    Khao Sok
 
 

We rise before breakfast and enjoy tea or coffee before boarding your long tail boat for a wildlife safari, sometimes with morning mist. From your boat you may see Macaque monkeys, Dusty Languars, Great Hornbills, wild Boars, Gibbons, and even the occasional wild Elephant!

Upon return at the raft house enjoy a traditional Thai breakfast of Khao Tom (a savory rice porridge) or a delicious pancake topped with honey or chocolate sauce prepared just for you. Afterwards have a swim and relax.

Around 10:30 AM we hop aboard a kayak for a guided tour of the surrounding area. Sliding peacefully along the banks of the lake without a motor, you will experience the peace and serenity the lake has to offer, and may have a chance to see some of the more skittish animals who are more sensitive to noise.

At noon we return to the raft house for lunch and check out afterwards.

At 14:00 PM we return to the pier and continue to your hotel in Khao Sok, or taxi to your next destination.

Day 14:    Khao Sok
 
 

Depart bungalows at 09.00 after breakfast and drive 10km along the highway and then up a dirt road to Bang Man Ranger Station where you community guide will greet you. Hike for two hours along the side of a wide valley though lowland rainforest with towering old growth trees, keeping an eye out for brightly colored giant hornbills and several species of monkey. Arriving at your lunch stop, you have the option of visiting a limestone rock formation and exploring a cave with a river running through it – the river is slow, the cave is broad, and fantastic formations hang down from the ceiling - so bring your headlamp. On the way back, hike at an easy pace for another two hours while learning about medicinal plants from your guide and return to the ranger station. Return to resort between 15.00 & 17.00.

Day 15:    Khao Sok - Bangkok
 
 

Check out time is normally at 12:00 (Noon)

You will be transfer to Surat Thani Airport for your flight to Bangkok. (Driver only)

Fly Surat Thani (URT) to Bangkok (BKK) on flight (TBA) **12GoThailand Ticket**

Tour includes: 

  • All accommodation as mentioned in the program
  • All land transportation and airport transfers by air-conditioned car with local driver
  • Local driver during land transportation and transfers (local language speaking only)
  • English speaking station guide incl his salary & expenses 
  • All services as mentioned in the program
  • All excursions and activities as mentioned including entrance fees 

 Tour does not include: 

  •  Visa (fees) to enter the country (check if applicable to you) 
  • Flights and taxes
  • Airport departure taxes per person 
  • Travel insurances
  • Personal expenses like drinks, tipping, souvenirs etc. 
  • Optional excursions and activities and their entrance fees
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the program

HOW WE WORK

Welcome to the start of creating your unique, personalised travel experience. Here are the typical steps involved in planning your trip with 12GO:

  • Once you have browsed our website and have some ideas about the kind of trip you want, our specialist travel consultants will help you to create the perfect itinerary to suit your needs. Your personal travel expert will help you with every detail of your trip - always ensuring at each step that your journey will be truly memorable.
  • Contact us by email and tell us which of our tours are of interest. Or let us know your ideas and preferences. Also please let us know when you want to travel, the numbers travelling and any other information you feel we might need in order to design an itinerary that matches your vision. 
  • We will call you by phone within 24 hours of receiving your email. Your personal travel consultant will answer your questions, clarify your ideas, desires and expectations.
  • Using this information your personal travel consultant will suggest a personalised, tailor-made itinerary for you - complete with recommended accommodation and activities, prices and information about the area. Once you have read your itinerary, your consultant will answer your questions and revise it until you are satisfied.
  • Once you confirm the itinerary we will ask you to pay your deposit so we can complete and confirm all bookings.
  • Your personal travel consultant will maintain ongoing contact with you and is here to answer your questions and concerns - he/she will continue to check that all arrangements are in place.
  • About two weeks before your departure you will receive your personal detailed day-to-day itinerary of your upcoming trip, as well as additional information such as cultural etiquette and other recommendations that will help you to maximise your experience.

During your trip your personal travel consultant will continue to be available to ensure that your travel experience is running smoothly and to your expectations.

“Unfortunately our dream holiday is over. It was fantastic! We haven’t felt ‘lost’ for a moment and everything was tip top arranged for. Thank you for our ‘trip without worries’. Yes, ahead of our first long-distance trip we’ve been worried; wouldn’t we lose our way, will someone take care of us? Thank you for helping realize this fantastic dream holiday! A very good experience to discover parts of Thailand especially River Kwai and its main attraction. What an incredible experience [Phuket Town Discovery Walk]! I tried the fortune stick throwing thing for the first time. You can see the passion our guide had for what he is doing. Experience the rich and diverse history and culture of Phuket. Along the way we grabbed some snacks, purchased some souvenirs and took plenty of photos. The tour was taken at a comfortable pace with a clear direction. By the end we were amazed at how much we learned about the island of Phuket and the history of Phuket Town. Excellent, helpful people, punctuality pick up time, Great experience of bicycle ride to add on extra dimension at our trip for Thailand countryside. The Bangkok Biking was very interesting and well organized as well as the one in Khao Sok. We enjoyed every single day so much!!! And we like to come back again.”

Yui - 12Gothailand I am Yui Boonruang, responsible for making custom itineraries fitting your requests and budget. One of my favorite destinations in Thailand is Koh Phangan because of the clean white sand and clear ocean water of the beach at Haad Rin. I love Tom Yam Goong, the most famous Thai spicy soup. I recommend ordering this soup at the Tom Yum Kung Restaurant on Khao San Road. It’s on a small soi (side street) and so it is not so busy with the tourist crowd there. I would love to Welcome you to Thailand!

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Thailand Family - 15 days

Discover the very best of Thailand in this 15-day trip perfect for a family. Start in Bangkok exploring Thailand's exciting capital, visit an extraordinary train market just outside of the capital and then head to Kanchanaburi to see the famous Bridge on the River Kwai. Then head to the gateway of the North, Chiang Mai, before finishing the trip in the south in beautiful Khao Sok, a national park full of incredible wildlife.

Day 1:    Bangkok
 
 

On arrival in Bangkok International Airport, meet your guide and driver for a private transfer to your hotel in Bangkok. Rest of day is free at your own leisure.

Day 2:    Bangkok
 
 

Visitors often see Bangkok as an enormous modern metropolis, full of expressways, massive department stores and skyscrapers, but there is an other (more hidden) side, which clearly shows the origins of a people who still believe in traditions from years gone by. 

This morning you will be picked up by your guide at 07.00 AM to go on a special walking tour to explore hidden Bangkok.

From the Giant Swing via the prison park we wander through small alleys, encounter wooden houses, guardian spirit signs, fresh markets and more. 

At the city pillar and amulet market you will learn more about ancient superstitions… 

The tour ends with a local lunch at one of the riverside restaurants.

Day 3:    Bangkok
 
 

This early you will be transferred to River City (23 Trok Rongnamkhaeng, Charoen Krung 30, Si Phaya Pier, Yota Road, Bangkok, next to Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, and meet before 08.00 at CvKBT office on the 1st floor, 2 blocks from Top's supermarket.)

We offer tea or coffee in the hotel lobby and a short briefing about the tour.  

• Select the appropriate bicycles according to customer preference (mountain bikes, lady bikes, or hybrids).   

• From the hotel, we start by exploring the bustling everyday life of Chinatown. Through narrow alleyways and winding pathways best accessed through two-wheel transport, we pass markets, local Buddhist temples, and a vast array of unique “street life”. 

• We cross the Chao Phraya River by ferry and continue the tour in Thonburi, a former capital city of Thailand.  We see some more local temples as well as a sample of a slower-paced lifestyle of urban Thais on this side of the river.  A common stop in this part of the tour is King Mother’s Memorial Park where we can visit a museum and relax in a nice garden.  Possible routes can also take us through Muslim communities as well as to a Christian church. 

• We cross the river continue in the area behind Pakk Klong Talad Flower Market back to Chinatown where we finish our tour. 

11.00    Back to River City.  Then you will be transfer back to the hotel.

Day 4:    Bangkok - Kanchanaburi
 
 

Early this morning (usually between 06:15 - 06:45 AM), you will be picked up from your hotel by our minivan and guide and driven to the old fishing port of Samut Songkram, locally known as Maeklong, which is well known for its railway market. The station is in the middle of a huge, local market, and is usually packed with people. Just before the railway station vendors use the space between the rails for their trays of vegetables, fruit and fish…

Your guide will walk with you through the market along the tracks until the train arrives!

Then we continue driving to Kanchanaburi province. We board the train to Nam Tok over the infamous Burma Railway, constructed in WWII under Japanese orders by POW's and forced laborers. Lunch is in Pakseang.

After lunch we will take a long-tail boat for trip on the Kwai Noi River and pass mountainous jungle scenery on the way to the River Kwai Jungle Rafts. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Although there is no electricity at River Kwai Jungle Rafts, oil lamps create a special atmosphere. Accommodation consists of basic, though comfortable, rooms with hammocks on the front porch and private bathrooms. In the evening there will be the traditional dances and music of the Mon (modest fee to be paid locally).

Day 5:    Kanchanaburi
 
 

After breakfast, you will return back by boat. Drive to visit the Erawan Waterfall. Entrance fees are included. You will spend a couple of hours at this wonderful waterfall. You can walk up all the way to the top of the waterfall or have a swim in the crystal clear water at one of the many levels of the falls. After a simple Thai lunch at the falls, transfer to your hotel in Kanchanaburi town.

In Kanchanaburi you will visit the Bridge over the River Kwai, War Cemetery and the interesting Thailand Burma Railway Centre. 

The day ends in accommodation near Kanchanaburi.

Day 6:    Kanchanaburi – Chiang Mai
 
 

Early this morning, begin your drive with your private guide and a driver to Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya was the capital of Siam from the 15th through the 18th century until the Burmese sacked it. The Thai's moved their capital to Bangkok (Krung Thep) in the 1770s. Known as the center of distinctive art and architecture, Ayutthaya preceded modern Thailand, and is still known for its flourishing artistic community. Ayutthaya-period Buddhas are still some of the most treasured in the land.

You will spend some time exploring Wat Phanachoeng, Wat Yai Chai Mongkol and Wat Mahatat. 

After that you will be drop off at Ayutthaya railway station for the night train to Chiang Mai.

Day 7:    Chiang Mai
 
 

Upon arrival at Chiang Mai railway station, meet your driver for a private transfer to your hotel.

Day 8:    Chiang Mai - Palong village
 
 

Your guide will pick you up at the hotel. You will drive to the north into the mountains near Chiang Dao. First we will stop at a local market.  Your guide will do some shopping for the coming days. He will take you along and will explain about the different ingredients he will be using for dinner. 

Then, continue to a riverside camp on the Tang River where you will make an experience an exciting whitewater raft trip by rubberboat before boarding a bamboo raft for a short trip. Your helmsmen will maneuver the raft through the gentle rapids. Continue by car to Chiang Dao where we will start trekking. 

Lunch will be in the jungle.  After lunch we will start trekking. The trail has a few steep hills but most of the trail is relatively easy. All together we walk about 2,5 – 3 hours. We will invite you to recognize wild ginger, rattan and the pitcher plant in the forest and tell you all about bamboo and its many uses.

Late in the afternoon we will reach our final destination of today, the Palong village Pang How. There are only a handful of Palong villages in Northern Thailand. The Palong tribe only recently moved from Myanmar to Thailand. The women wear a distinctive costume mostly in red, with rattan hoops and silver belt worn around the waist.After arrival in the village you can relax, explore the village or learn some Thai cooking by helping your guide prepare the dinner. He can explain you about the herbs and ingredients he uses. After dinner you will meet some of the villagers. 

Day 9:    Palong village – Chiang Mai
 
 

After the sounds of nature and the locals woke you up, your guide will prepare breakfast. After breakfast your guide will show you around the village. He will explain about the village shrine and about the ‘huja rawl’, the ‘village heart’. After this we will say goodbye to the villagers and start trekking for about 1.5 hours to the Karen village Thakilek. Along the way we will stop at Lahu village Ban Huay Bong where we will visit the very interesting spirit temple and a black smith. After this we will continue trekking to the Karen village.

Drive to the foot of Doi Chiang Dao, the 3rd highest mountain in Thailand.  Here we will have lunch in a local restaurant.  Visit the famous Caves of Chiang Dao. Drive to the Mae Sa Elephant Camp in the Mae Sa Valley. 

This camp has three shows per day and allows elephant riding. We will do something different today. You will meet a couple of young elephants and their mothers. Your guide will give you information about the plight of the Asian elephant, which is an endangered species. The camp also has a small information centre, which we will visit. 

You can make pictures of the elephants and pose with them. We have brought some fruit with us that we will feed the elephants. The elephants will enjoy your visit.

Last stop today will be the Elephant Poo Poo Paper Camp. During an excellent self-guided tour you will see all the stages of the production of paper from elephant dung and learn about the history of papermaking. 

Return to Chiang Mai.

Day 10:    Chiang Mai
 
 

Early start for arriving at 06.30 am at Chiang Mai Gate Market, a traditional market where you will find fresh vegetables, fruit, fruit-shakes, spices, cooked chicken, fish, sweets, coffee and other food products. Our guide will let you sample some typical Thai snacks, appetizer!

Of course the monks are making their alms rounds as well!

Afterwards return to your hotel for breakfast.

Following breakfast we take a “songtaew” to the riverfront (& much larger) Worarot Market. Be ready for colorful flowers, unfamiliar smells and friendly crowds. Nearby textiles, hill tribe clothes, silks, hats and beads can be found as well. From the market we go to Thapae Gate, one of the four original city gates, where we will continue by “Samlor,” or rickshaw.

You have the opportunity to stop at Wat Chiang Man, Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra Singh, during this cyclo part.

At the last temple you will meet an English-speaking monk for a chat. Afterwards either return to your hotel or continue exploring the old city on own.

Day 11:    Chiang Mai – Khao Sok
 
 

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Phuket.

Fly Chiang Mai (CNX) to Phuket  (HKT) on flight (TBA) **12GoThailand Ticket*

Meet upon arrival and transfer to Khao Sok National park (Driver Only). Check in to your resort and rest of the day is free at your leisure. 

Day 12:    Khao Sok
 
 

At 09:00 AM you will be picked up from your hotel in Khao Sok and transferred to Cheow Lan Lake.

First we stop at a local market in Ban Ta Khun to buy snacks for your overnight stay and experience the charm of an authentic open-air Thai market.

Around 10:30 AM we arrive at Rajjapraba Dam, board your long tail boat and enjoy a tour of the breathtaking scenery on the way to the raft house.

Upon arrival at the floating bungalows you check into your very own traditional Thai style-floating bungalow.

Relax, take a swim, borrow a kayak and explore the many inlets and Klongs of Cheow Lan Lake, or just relax and sunbathe while taking in the scenery. At noon we enjoy a traditional Thai lunch prepared with rich southern Thai curries, and delicious local vegetables with mangos, pineapple and watermelon for dessert. Afterwards we depart for 3-hour trek through the ancient jungle of Khao Sok National Park. Depending on the season, your guide may show you edible plant species, how to find drinking water in bamboo, and how to spot wildlife in the canopy.

In the late afternoon we return to the raft house, free time: relax, swim, shower and enjoy the atmosphere.

In the evening enjoy a delectable Thai dinner of steamed or fried fish fresh from the Andaman sea, dark green Asian kale, spicy Thai soup, and a delicious omelet topped with baked garlic.

Day 13:    Khao Sok
 
 

We rise before breakfast and enjoy tea or coffee before boarding your long tail boat for a wildlife safari, sometimes with morning mist. From your boat you may see Macaque monkeys, Dusty Languars, Great Hornbills, wild Boars, Gibbons, and even the occasional wild Elephant!

Upon return at the raft house enjoy a traditional Thai breakfast of Khao Tom (a savory rice porridge) or a delicious pancake topped with honey or chocolate sauce prepared just for you. Afterwards have a swim and relax.

Around 10:30 AM we hop aboard a kayak for a guided tour of the surrounding area. Sliding peacefully along the banks of the lake without a motor, you will experience the peace and serenity the lake has to offer, and may have a chance to see some of the more skittish animals who are more sensitive to noise.

At noon we return to the raft house for lunch and check out afterwards.

At 14:00 PM we return to the pier and continue to your hotel in Khao Sok, or taxi to your next destination.

Day 14:    Khao Sok
 
 

Depart bungalows at 09.00 after breakfast and drive 10km along the highway and then up a dirt road to Bang Man Ranger Station where you community guide will greet you. Hike for two hours along the side of a wide valley though lowland rainforest with towering old growth trees, keeping an eye out for brightly colored giant hornbills and several species of monkey. Arriving at your lunch stop, you have the option of visiting a limestone rock formation and exploring a cave with a river running through it – the river is slow, the cave is broad, and fantastic formations hang down from the ceiling - so bring your headlamp. On the way back, hike at an easy pace for another two hours while learning about medicinal plants from your guide and return to the ranger station. Return to resort between 15.00 & 17.00.

Day 15:    Khao Sok - Bangkok
 
 

Check out time is normally at 12:00 (Noon)

You will be transfer to Surat Thani Airport for your flight to Bangkok. (Driver only)

Fly Surat Thani (URT) to Bangkok (BKK) on flight (TBA) **12GoThailand Ticket**

Tour includes: 

  • All accommodation as mentioned in the program
  • All land transportation and airport transfers by air-conditioned car with local driver
  • Local driver during land transportation and transfers (local language speaking only)
  • English speaking station guide incl his salary & expenses 
  • All services as mentioned in the program
  • All excursions and activities as mentioned including entrance fees 

 Tour does not include: 

  •  Visa (fees) to enter the country (check if applicable to you) 
  • Flights and taxes
  • Airport departure taxes per person 
  • Travel insurances
  • Personal expenses like drinks, tipping, souvenirs etc. 
  • Optional excursions and activities and their entrance fees
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the program

HOW WE WORK

Welcome to the start of creating your unique, personalised travel experience. Here are the typical steps involved in planning your trip with 12GO:

  • Once you have browsed our website and have some ideas about the kind of trip you want, our specialist travel consultants will help you to create the perfect itinerary to suit your needs. Your personal travel expert will help you with every detail of your trip - always ensuring at each step that your journey will be truly memorable.
  • Contact us by email and tell us which of our tours are of interest. Or let us know your ideas and preferences. Also please let us know when you want to travel, the numbers travelling and any other information you feel we might need in order to design an itinerary that matches your vision. 
  • We will call you by phone within 24 hours of receiving your email. Your personal travel consultant will answer your questions, clarify your ideas, desires and expectations.
  • Using this information your personal travel consultant will suggest a personalised, tailor-made itinerary for you - complete with recommended accommodation and activities, prices and information about the area. Once you have read your itinerary, your consultant will answer your questions and revise it until you are satisfied.
  • Once you confirm the itinerary we will ask you to pay your deposit so we can complete and confirm all bookings.
  • Your personal travel consultant will maintain ongoing contact with you and is here to answer your questions and concerns - he/she will continue to check that all arrangements are in place.
  • About two weeks before your departure you will receive your personal detailed day-to-day itinerary of your upcoming trip, as well as additional information such as cultural etiquette and other recommendations that will help you to maximise your experience.

During your trip your personal travel consultant will continue to be available to ensure that your travel experience is running smoothly and to your expectations.

“Unfortunately our dream holiday is over. It was fantastic! We haven’t felt ‘lost’ for a moment and everything was tip top arranged for. Thank you for our ‘trip without worries’. Yes, ahead of our first long-distance trip we’ve been worried; wouldn’t we lose our way, will someone take care of us? Thank you for helping realize this fantastic dream holiday! A very good experience to discover parts of Thailand especially River Kwai and its main attraction. What an incredible experience [Phuket Town Discovery Walk]! I tried the fortune stick throwing thing for the first time. You can see the passion our guide had for what he is doing. Experience the rich and diverse history and culture of Phuket. Along the way we grabbed some snacks, purchased some souvenirs and took plenty of photos. The tour was taken at a comfortable pace with a clear direction. By the end we were amazed at how much we learned about the island of Phuket and the history of Phuket Town. Excellent, helpful people, punctuality pick up time, Great experience of bicycle ride to add on extra dimension at our trip for Thailand countryside. The Bangkok Biking was very interesting and well organized as well as the one in Khao Sok. We enjoyed every single day so much!!! And we like to come back again.”

Yui - 12Gothailand I am Yui Boonruang, responsible for making custom itineraries fitting your requests and budget. One of my favorite destinations in Thailand is Koh Phangan because of the clean white sand and clear ocean water of the beach at Haad Rin. I love Tom Yam Goong, the most famous Thai spicy soup. I recommend ordering this soup at the Tom Yum Kung Restaurant on Khao San Road. It’s on a small soi (side street) and so it is not so busy with the tourist crowd there. I would love to Welcome you to Thailand!

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Chakri Maha Prasat Hall

Highlights

  • Walking around back streets, explore Bangkok Local life style and Bangkok Landmarks
  • Learn the story of War War II, visit the Death Railway and visit the War Cemetery
  • Visit the Ex-Capital of Thailand (Ayutthaya Era), visit the unique, antique old temples.
  • Visit the Local Northern Style (Lanna Style)
  • Explore the pure Nature of Khao Sok National Park, see wildlifes i.e. Great Hornbills, Wild Boars, Gibbons and Wild Elephants.

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