Relaxing Thailand

7 Nights from R31,280 pps



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Departure Date: 10/11/2019

Thailand's biggest island, Phuket is long established as one of the jewels in the Kingdom's tourism crown. Known as the "Pearl of the Andaman", Phuket's beautiful interior shelters gibbon rehabilitation projects as well as fruit orchards and rubber farms. Phuket Town, meanwhile, the island's fascinating capital, is one of Thailand's most compelling provincial towns with a beguiling blend of cultural influences.

It’s impossible to discuss Thailand without mentioning the food. Bold and fresh flavours which pack a punch are a feature of Thai cuisine, and you don’t need to book a table to get consistently excellent seafood, stir fries and curries. Thailand’s street kitchens offer delicious fayre at great value prices. Coupled with a superb selection of teas, beers, wines and fresh juices, you can always dine in style in Thailand.

Beach fans will also be in their element. From peaceful seclusion at Khao Lak to Phuket parties which last from sunset to sunrise, it’s all here waiting to be discovered.

Your Itinerary:
Day 1: Phuket
Welcome to Thailand.

After finalizing immigration formalities and collecting your luggage, please, walk into the arrival area. Our driver will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name. You will be transferred to your hotel.

Standard check-in time in the hotels in Thailand is 2 pm. Early check-in is a subject of availability. The rest of the day is at leisure
Hotel: Manathai Surin Phuket Resort. Room Type: Deluxe
Inclusions: Transfer from airport to hotel.

Day 2: Phuket – Phuket Sightseeing Tour (B/L)
At 8:30 am you will be greeted by your guide in the hotel lobby. First you will visit the Big Buddha - a huge Buddha statue on the top of the hill. From there you can get stunning views of the southern coast of Phuket.

You will continue to Wat Chalong - the most famous and the biggest temple on the island. You will stop at Rang Hill for more beautiful views.

Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

After the meal you will continue to Old Phuket Town to learn a bit more about history of the island. Enjoy bright and colourful Sino-Portuguese architecture.

After giving you information and showing the most interesting buildings, your guide will give you free time to wander the streets and check out shops and houses.

At approximately 4 pm you will head back to your hotel.

Hotel: Manathai Surin Phuket Resort. Room Type: Deluxe
Inclusions: Phuket Sightseeing– private guided tour

Day 3: Phuket – In the Footsteps of Giants (B/L/D)
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning, and transferred to Phuket Elephant Sanctuary. There you will start the day with a light breakfast and a video presentation on the history and plight of Asian elephants.

You will then have an opportunity to feed one of our rescued elephants for breakfast. Next, our tour guide will teach you about the intricate behavioral and communication patterns of elephants before you explore our 30-acre sanctuary to observe our elephants roam, play and bathe freely.

After vegetarian buffet lunch, you will continue exploring the territory of the sanctuary, and learning more about elephants. You will then learn about the important role water plays in treating old and injured elephants as you meet some of the gentle giants at the new hydrotherapy pool and observe them enjoying their time in the water. Finally, you will help to prepare supplementary elephant food and feed the elephants their dinner.

After it you will enjoy another vegetarian meal yourself, before saying goodbye to the elephants and their handlers, and returning back to your hotel.

Hotel: Manathai Surin Phuket Resort. Room Type: Deluxe
Inclusions: Phuket Elephant Sanctuary – join-in tour and join-in transfers

Day 4: Khao Lak (B)
After leisurely morning, you will check out, and will be greeted by our driver in the hotel lobby. You will be transferred to Khao Lak – a beautiful area on Andaman sea, approximately 2 hours drive from Phuket.

Upon arrival and checking in – free time.

Hotel: La Flora Resort and Spa. Room Type: Deluxe.
Inclusions: Transfer from Phuket hotel to Khao Lak hotel

Day 5: Khao Lak – Surin Islands snorkelling tour (B/L)
In the morning, your transfer will arrive to the hotel between 7 am and 7:30 am. Mini-van will pick the participants from several hotels in Khao Lak and then continue to the pier.

You will board the speedboat boat around 8:30 am and will depart to Suring Islands at 9 am. At 10:30 am you will arrive to one of the reefs for your first snorkeling session of the day. Lunch will be served at midday (12 pm).

At 1:15 pm you will return to the boat for the second snorkeling stop of the day. From there you will pass Moken village – a settlement of so called “sea gypsies”. And after it there will be third snorkeling stop.

The boat will depart Surin NP at around 3:15 pm, and it will head back to Kuraburi Pier. On arrival to the pier you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Evening at leisure.

Hotel: La Flora Resort and Spa. Room Type: Deluxe
Inclusions: Surin Islands snorkelling tour – join-in tour and join-in transfers

Day 6: Khao Lak (B)
Day at leisure
Hotel: La Flora Resort and Spa. Room Type: Deluxe

Day 7: Khao Lak (B)
Day at leisure
Hotel: La Flora Resort and Spa Room. Type: Deluxe

Day 8: Khao Lak - Departure (B)
Check out time is 12 pm (midday). If your flight departs in the evening, you can leave your bags in the hotel storage until your transfer arrives.

At agreed upon time your driver will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby. The drive to Phuket airport takes approximately 1.5 – 2 hours. You will arrive with enough time to spare for your flight home
Inclusions: Transfer form Khao Lak hotel to Phuket International airport.

What's Included

Return flights on Qatar Airways ex Johannesburg via Doha to Phuket and onto Khao Lak, approx. airport taxes, accommodation & meals as listed in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner), english speaking local guides (one place = one guide), transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicles, private Phuket Sightseeing tour, Phuket Elephant Sanctuary full day tour – join-in activity, join-in transfers, Surin Islands snorkelling tour – join-in activity, join-in transfers and entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary.

7 Nights from R31,280 pps

The Small Print

These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Valid: 10 November – 8 December 2019. Offers are per person sharing. Rates for other periods are available on request. Packages and airfares are subject to availability, airfare increases, seasonal surcharge; high season supplements and currency fluctuations. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Offers include airport taxes. Packages exclude items of personal nature, travel insurance, tips and gratuities, meals not listed, drinks. Additional information available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at time of publishing. E&OE.

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