The moment you've all been waiting for - touchdown in the hot, hustling, manic and magical city of Bangkok! Today you have the chance to unwind and float about in our fancy hotel before the team joins forces in the evening. Getting acquainted with Thailand's capital & your new travel squad will seal off evening one just splendidly.
If you're looking for ways to fill your free time today, the Royal Palace with it's 61 acres of incredible buildings is one to add to the list. The Palace is one of the symbols of Thailand, with its golden temples gleaming in the sunshine and giving you a peep into Thailand's Royal past. You can take it all in with a local guide leading the charge. Or if local history ain't your thing, you're free to gear up for some shopping, grab a massage, or indulge in some local street eats this afternoon.The word's 'one night in Bangkok' ring true, and what a night it was. We make tracks south today to Surat Thani via our comfy overnight train - where you'll wake up in our next destination and ready to explore it all.
Good morning train goers! While you were catching up on your beauty sleep, we were transporting you to Surat Thani, less than 2-hours from the paradise that is Khao Sok. Grab some breakfast before we hit the road – you’re going to need the fuel for the fun and frolics that lay ahead.Tree top accommodation amidst the jungle of Khao Sok - don't mind if we do! After you’ve settled into this new treehouse life the day is yours to explore the lush Khao Sok National Park. Swim, take a canoe tour or just max relax under a canopy of swaying trees. It’s a tough life.
Hopefully the birds wake you nice and early this morning - we've got a solid day of exploring coming up. First on the agenda is a long tail boat ride across Cheow Larn Lake where we'll lose ourselves in the beauty of the limestone cliffs and surrounding wilderness. After lunch we'll stay on the watercraft theme, hopping on a bamboo raft that will take us to the incredible views of Pakarang Caves. Later you can choose to go kayaking, hiking or swimming, then we’ll seal off the day with a squad dinner, sleeping away the night’s hours on our floating raft accommodation.”
Today we transit from one paradise found to another. Waving goodbye to our jungle setting, we head off in search of the ocean-side village of Krabi.By early afternoon we'll be slipping into the island lifestyle of Krabi. For some of us, cocktails and coconuts poolside will be high priority; for others, a poke around the markets and a swim in the ocean overlooking Thailand's iconic vista of islands will be the call of the day. No matter how you choose to kick it, the good times are guaranteed.
Smiles will be broad over breakfast this morning as we settle in for another day in Krabi. A half day cruise of the islands and Rai Lei beach is up for grabs, if you can drag yourself away from pool hangs at our hotel. Either way, a bit of swimsuit action and water submersion is pretty much a given.
Our trip finishes today. Saying goodbye to Thailand won't be easy, but these memories of beautiful beaches, adventures and delicious Thai food will stay in our hearts and memories forever.