Thailand Sports Adventure

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Do it all on this 11-day adventure-lovers’ trip of a lifetime through Thailand, from rafting to rock climbing, to trekking and kayaking. Experience the outdoors in majestic jungles and national parks while you keep active and mingle with locals and wildlife in this mesmerising part of the world.

Tour Departure: 02 Nov'19

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Phuket
Upon arrival at Phuket International Airport, meet with the guide and driver and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Head out for some independent exploration, or relax at the hotel.

Overnight in Phuket town.

Day 2 Phuket - Chiew Larn Lake
After breakfast, be picked up from the hotel in Phuket and transfer to Chiew Larn Lake for a Khao Sok National Park Adventure. Khao Sok is widely regarded to be one of Southeast Asia’s premier natural wonders.

Upon arrival, hop onto a boat and take a scenic one-hour journey across the lake to a beautiful raft-house. Along the way, stop by the incredibly gorgeous “Guilin Scenic Area”. Like its namesake in Guilin, China, karst Limestone Mountains rise dramatically out of the water here. After arriving at the raft house, check in and be treated to a scrumptious lunch of traditional Thai food including a curry and vegetable stir fry. Then, take a short paddle around the raft house before an afternoon hike through the jungle to learn about the flora and fauna of the area - one of the world’s oldest and most pristine stretches of rainforest. As the day winds down, jump on a longtail boat to go wildlife spotting with the guide and get a chance to see macaque and langur monkeys, hornbills and eagles, gibbons, and with a bit of luck, even a wild elephant! After returning, enjoy a traditional Thai dinner of curry and fish before retiring to the beautiful floating bungalow to spend a wonderful evening surrounded by nature.

Overnight in a floating deluxe bungalow.

Distance and journey time:
Transfer from Phuket to Khao Sok National Park (150 km): 2.30 hrs.
Trekking: Up to 2 hrs.
Kayaking: Up to 1 hr.
Difficulty: Easy

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3 Chiew Larn Lake
Wake to the sounds of nature and then enjoy a simple but tasty breakfast of rice porridge or eggs and toast. Heading out to a trail-head, explore the jungle once again on a second half-day hike in one of the world's oldest forests. Depending on the season, this could be to a cave, a waterfall, or a viewpoint.

After lunch, the rest of the afternoon includes time for swimming and exploring the lake in a kayak. In the evening, it’s time for another wildlife safari to meet the jungle inhabitants – keep an eye out for the dazzling array of tropical birds, and interesting species such as the Sambar deer and Malayan tapir. End the day with dinner in the restaurant, and sleep well as the lullaby of forest noises hums in the distance.

Overnight in a floating deluxe bungalow.

Distance and journey time:
Kayaking: 1 hr.
Trekking: 3 hrs.
Difficulty: Easy

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4 Chiew Larn Lake – Khao Sok National Park
Wake early in the morning on this day to head out on an exciting morning mist safari. As morning unfolds on the lake, follow the guide’s lead as he points out wildlife, unusual ferns and orchids hanging from the trees.

Return to the raft house for breakfast, which is usually rice porridge or eggs and toast. After checking out of the bungalow, spend the rest of the morning at leisure - relax, swim or go kayaking. After another delicious Thai lunch, board a longtail boat and make a scenic trip back to the pier and be transferred to a hotel in Khao Sok National Park.

After checking in, take some time to relax a bit. Then, in the afternoon, meet with the guide and head out for an exciting Khao Sok night safari. Much of Khao Sok’s wildlife is nocturnal, sleeping in the heat of the day and hunting by night.

An experienced night safari guide will lead the way while, looking for exotic wildlife in the area’s fruit farms, where many jungle creatures can be seen at night. Afterwards, enjoy a scrumptious dinner and then overnight at Anurak Community Lodge

Distance and journey time:
Transfer from deluxe bungalow to Chiew Larn Lake pier: 2 hrs.
Transfer from Chiew Larn Lake pier to Anurak Community Lodge: 1 hr.
Trekking: up to 3 hrs.
Difficulty: Easy

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5 Khao Sok National Park – Phuket
Wake up to the sounds of forest birds chirping and gibbons singing in the forest. Have breakfast at 08:30, and at 09:30, head out for a 2-hour canoe trip down Khao Sok River. Canoeing along Khao Sok River is a very relaxing way to see a different side of the area’s ecology.

Breathtakingly beautiful limestone karsts form the backdrop for the evergreen virgin rainforest we paddle through. Return to the resort to check out of the room by 13:00 and have an independent lunch at the Riverview Restaurant. Then, in the afternoon, transfer to the hotel in Phuket for overnight. In the evening, meet with the guide for dinner and receive a briefing on the upcoming kayaking trip in Phang Nga Bay.

Overnight in Phuket town

Distance and journey time:
Transfer from Koh Sok National Park to Phuket (150 km): 2.30 hrs.
Trekking: 3 hrs.
Difficulty: Easy

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner.

Day 6 Phuket
After breakfast at the hotel, be picked up and taken to the pier to board on long tail boat to Phang Nga Bay. Dotted with spectacular limestone islands jutting out the emerald water, Phang Nga is a must-see for anyone exploring the region. Cruise privately through the picturesque bay in a traditional longtail boat to Koh Panak. From there, trade the longtail boat for kayaks and head out for a wander. Spend 45 minutes kayaking around the area’s stunning limestone cliffs before hopping back on-board the longtail boat for a cruise to James Bond Island.

Take a look at this stunning little island that was once featured as the domain of a villain in a James Bond Movie, and then head back out for a kayaking trip around the surrounding mangroves. Stop along the way for an enjoyable picnic on a beach. Following lunch, take to the water again for a leisurely swim or get back in the kayaks to explore some nearby caves before heading back to Phuket town for an overnight stay.

Dinner and overnight in Phuket town

Distances and journey time:
Transfer from Proud Phuket Hotel to Ao Po pier: 30 mins
Boat Tour: 09.00 – 15.30
Long tail boat transfer from Phang Nga Bay to Koh Panak: 45mins
Long tail boat transfer from Mangrove Island to Ao Po pier: 1.30 hrs.
Kayaking: 2 - 3 hrs.
Difficulty: Medium

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 7 Phuket
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and hop on the mini-van to the pier for boarding a longtail boat to Hong Marine National Park Island. The boat will head through a group of stunning small and medium-sized islands. In addition to being staggeringly beautiful, the area is also host to some pretty fantastic underwater delights. Take some time to snorkel the clear waters of this area for a look at the resident marine life or relax and enjoy the scenic ambience of these little-visited islands.

Stop for a packed lunch before an afternoon kayaking around Kudu Island. Shallow inlets, limestone cliffs and tucked away beaches are some of the things we experience by exploring the waters around the island before returning to the hotel in Phuket for dinner and overnight.

Overnight in Phuket town

Distances and journey time:
Transfer from Proud Phuket Hotel to Ao Po pier: 30 mins
Boat Tour: 09.30 – 16.30
Snorkeling: 1 - 2 hrs.
Kayaking: 3 - 4 hrs.
Difficulty: Medium

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 8 Phuket – Krabi
Enjoy a late breakfast and take a quick swim in the bay before checking out of the hotel and transferring for 1.5 hours by boat to Krabi for your a stand up paddle boarding, trekking and rock climbing adventure. Check in and have a bite of lunch at the resort before being picked up for an afternoon of paddle boarding on the incredibly scenic Railay Bay.

The paddle boarding instructor will provide instructions on how to use the paddle boards before heading out 2-hour paddling trip which can be as leisurely or strenuous as desired. Back to the hotel to freshen up before spending an evening to relax. Dinner at leisure at the hotel or ask the guide to recommend a good sunset view restaurant for dinner in the evening.

Note: Paddle boarding can sometimes be weather-dependent during rainy season. Overnight in Krabi (Railay)

Distances and journey time:
Transfer from Proud Phuket Hotel to Krabi: 1.5 hrs.
Transfer from resort to Khao Khanap Nam: 30 mins
Stand up paddleboarding: 2 hrs.
Difficulty: Easy

Meals Included: Breakfast.

Day 9 Krabi
Spend the day at leisure.

Overnight in Krabi (Railay)

Meals Included: Breakfast.

Day 10 Krabi
Spend the day at leisure.

Overnight in Krabi (Railay)

Meals Included: Breakfast.

Day 11 Departure from Krabi
Following breakfast depart in the morning for a transfer to Krabi Airport for your return flight to Australia.

Distance and journey time: Transfer from Krabi Hotel to Krabi Airport: 1 hr.

Meals Included: Breakfast.

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