Thailand highlights holiday

“A two week, tailor made tour of southern Thailand, with national parks, beaches and culture along the way. Using private transfers and trains and staying in small, locally owned accommodation. ”

Highlights

Bangkok | Kanchanaburi | River Kwai | Erawan Waterfalls | Khao Sok National Park | Ko Phangan | Ko Samui

Description of Thailand highlights holiday

This Thailand highlights holiday is a two week itinerary, carefully crafted to take in some of the most wonderful landscapes of Southern Thailand with many cultural treats too. Spend a few days in each location to give you time to acclimatise and also really take in the adventures to be had in each place.

Your Thailand tour starts in Bangkok, where you take a tuk tuk tour and also a river trip on a traditional longtail boat ride. Staying in a riverfront hotel, with swimming pool, you have plenty of time to settle into your Thailand holiday. The next few days are spent in the River Kwai region with infamous railway, learning about its painful history by visiting the likes of the Hellfire Pass Museum, Bridge over the River Kwai and also travelling on board the Burma Death Railway. The stunning Erawan waterfalls make for a pleasant change after these haunting historical stops.

More peace and quiet awaits after a sleeper train journey to Khao Sok National Park where you stay in a floating raft house on a secluded lake and a jungle lodge, with a dawn chorus of exquisite tropical birds. Your final stop is all about the beach, with a few days to enjoy some secluded bays on the north of Ko Pha Ngan Island, and also the rare tranquil spot of Tongtakian beach on Ko Samui. This is a tailor made trip and so we are able to tweak this itinerary to suit your interests and time frame. Do not hesitate to contact us to get more information to help you plan the perfect Thailand holiday.

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Departure information

Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way
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Environment

During this itinerary you will mainly be travelling in low-carbon ways, mainly by shared minibus transfer, a few ferries and also on a sleeper train. During the visit to Khao Sok the clients will be with guides who are trained by our local office and they advise them how to protect the flora and fauna in this area and how to travel with the least amount of impact to the surrounding environment. On top of this, we also provide customers with a 'How to be a responsible traveller' document before travel. Our local office partners with with animal welfare and conservation organisations to raise awareness of animal welfare best practice with customers, suppliers and governments in the destinations in which they work so we know that the guides are well trained and informed.

Our local office in Thailand takes protecting the environment very seriously and has put many measures in place to be responsible in the way that they operate. A while ago they installed a water purifier into their office instead of buying big bottles of water and this now saves 10,000 litres of drinking water a year, as well as reducing the plastic wastage. They also now recycle all of their waste, they offset all of their flight emissions for staff travel, use recyclable batteries, use environmentally friendly printing paper and eco-labelled cleaning products.

Community

During this itinerary we use guides employed from the local area, helping to provide jobs in all of the areas that we visit. We also use minibus transfers for most of our transport in this itinerary and this also secures jobs for many drivers. We also try and use small family-run accommodation wherever possible during this trip as opposed to using big chain hotels. We also offer regular chances to stop at small shops, stands and stalls during this itinerary where you can buy snacks and drinks from the locals. This happens on the way to and from Khao Sok and also during our River Kwai trip.

Our local partners have their Travelife accreditation and means that all of their employees are protected by the employment laws that they have in place. This includes schemes for maternity leave and they also provide medical insurance for employees. They also have rigorous checks to make sure there is no forced labour or child labour which happens in any of the destinations that we visit during this itinerary.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Many memorable moments....perhaps it might be the half day bike trip outside Bangkok ..... most imaginative and informative.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Check all hotels proposed to see if they meet ur requirements .....and try to get best room if you can even if it involves small premium. Can determine ur enjoyment.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Not especially noticeable.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Very good. Logistics were perfect and places chosen to stay were quite satisfactory.

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