Explore the temples of Thailand, swim in the heavenly Khao Sok National Park and visit an elephant rehabilitation sanctuary.
It’s easy to be sinful in Bangkok. You get glutinous with street food, experience slothful hangovers, and feel proud after seeing sensational temples. On this tempting trip, we ensure you go beyond the sins of Bangkok. Spend an afternoon exploring the temples of Thailand’s capital, go to heavenly Khao Sok National Park, swim in clear jungle rivers, and play with the cutest elephant before you finish up on the beautiful island of Phuket.
We spend 5 days exploring Thailand. We visit Bangkok, Khao Sok National Park, Phuket.
What Is Included...
Your legendary Busabout crew
3 nights’ accommodation
1 night overnight train
3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
conditioned transport (private van)
Entrance to Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Temple of the Golden Buddha
Khao Sok Elephant Sanctuary visit
Chao Phraya River and canals of Thonburi Tour
All National Park entrance fees as per itinerary
Cheow Lan Lake boat trip
- Tour through Bangkok’s canals by longtail boat
- Swim in the crystal-clear waters of Cheow Lan Lake
- See the awesome limestone cliffs of Khao Sok National Park
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions in place globally, we will not be running any trips in 2021. Get more information on why this decision was made or see below for similar trips being run by our sister brands, Contiki and CostSaver.
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5 Day Itinerary
Southern Thailand Adventure - 5 Day 5 day full itinerary breakdown and route map
Bangkok (overnight train to Khao Sok)
Your adventure begins this morning in the eclectic Thai capital of Bangkok! Meet your fantastic Busabout Guide and fellow passengers before heading out for a for an included discovery tour of the city. Start with one of the biggest Chinatowns outside of China! Climb aboard a tuk tuk and see the giant gilded Buddha at Wat Traimit as we make our way through the Odeon Circle and into Chinatown. Visit the mish-mash of market stalls and sample the tasty street food before an optional lunch with epic views of the river! We’ll then board a longtail boat to explore the Chao Phraya River, see the canal-side artist community of Klong Bang Luang, and visit Wat Po before heading to the breathtaking Temple of Dawn. Then it’s time to transfer to Hua Lamphong Railway Station, for our overnight train to Surat Thani.
Khao Sok National Park (Cheow Lan Lake)
We arrive into Surat Thani this morning and after a short transfer we arrive in our picturesque home for the next few days, Khao Sok National Park! This remnant of an ancient rainforest is home to some incredible scenery and awesome limestone cliffs. Get the camera out! We arrive at Cheow Lan Lake mid-morning and board a longtail boat to explore the jaw-dropping karst topography of the lake. Enjoy a traditional Thai lunch at our floating bungalow accommodation before having the rest of the day to chill on the lake. Take a kayak out and explore the stunning lake and surrounds, sunbathe and swim, or just relax on the deck. Tonight, we enjoy a delicious Thai dinner on the water’s edge of Cheow Lan Lake. Yep, this is really happening! - Lunch and dinner included
Khao Sok National Park
Take in the breath-taking sunrise over the misty waters before breakfast this morning. We’ll then jump in a longtail boat with a local guide to spot some of the local wildlife around the lake. You could spot wild boar, birds and maybe even some monkeys if you’re lucky! Take a refreshing dip back at the bungalows before we head off to Khao Sok town where you’ll be able to take part in an optional cooking class or kayak excursion. This evening we’ll meet back up and enjoy some casual drinks together. - Breakfast and lunch included
Khao Sok National Park to Phuket
This morning take part in an unforgettable experience with an intimate encounter at a Khao Sok Elephant Sanctuary. Participation helps to fund the program and assist in rescuing more of these incredible animals! After an amazing morning, we head south to Phuket to enjoy some sun. Tonight, we’ll meet up to head out for a final dinner and go out with a bang on the infamous Bangla Road! - Breakfast included
The tour ends after breakfast this morning. We hope to see you again! - Breakfast included