Discovery Tour 9

Discovery Tour 9: Sunny Southern Thailand

7 Days / 6 Nights (From Bangkok to Phuket)

Bangkok - Cha-Am - Chumphon - Ranong - Khao Sok National Park - Phuket

A tour for lovers of natural beauty and for those who want to get more out of their holiday than just lazing on the beach. After your Bangkok bike ride, travel to Cha-Am, the Khao Sam Roi Yod National Park and past palm and rubber plantations to Chumphon. You cross the peninsula and stay amidst the tropical rainforests and limestone formations of Ranong Province and Khao Sok National Park. Your journey ends on Phuket Island where you can enjoy the sun, sand and sea.


*Bangkok Bike Tour

*Khao Sam Roi Yod National Park

*Prayanakon Cave

*Raksawarin Park

*Khao Sok National Park

*Day Trip Cheow Lan Lake (Khao Sok Lake)


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Day 1: Bangkok - bike tour - Cha-Am (approx. 190 km)

In the morning you will take an interesting bike ride through Bangkok. The tour begins in the heart of Chinatown and one of Bangkok's busiest areas. You cycle through narrow alleys, interspersed with covered markets, sheds, shops and people cooking on the street. The local population is mainly Buddhist. They visit nearby temples, perform ritual burnings of paper and believe in ghosts. Half way through the tour you will leave Chinatown and cross the Chao Phraya River. With a beautiful view of the city skyline behind you, you cycle into Thonburi. This part of the city is quieter, the people are very pleasant and friendly. Soft drinks and a snack are included here. Back at the hotel you can refresh yourself before driving to the famous seaside resort of Cha-Am at the beginning of the afternoon.

Day 2: Khao Sam Roi Yod National Park – Chumphon (approx. 260 km)

After breakfast visit the Khao Sam Roi Yod Marine National Park. The park consists of an impressive landscape of mountain ranges, mangrove forests, freshwater swamps, beaches and islands in the Gulf of Thailand. By fishing boat you make a trip through the mangrove to a quiet beach. Here you can enjoy the beautiful beach and climb the steps to the impressive Prayanakorn cave. The climb to the cave is well worth the effort. On arrival you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the cave into which you descend and where King Rama V has built a beautiful pavilion. This is illuminated by another opening in the vault of the cave, giving it an extra glow. The silence in the cave is overwhelming! After lunch you will drive to a resort located near the town of Chumphon on the Gulf of Thailand

Day 3: Chumphon - Ranong (approx. 100 km)

Today you cross the peninsula and drive through Ranong, one of the most beautiful provinces of southern Thailand. A tropical greenland with mountains, waterfalls and tropical rainforests. You make a stop at the Isthmus of Khra, the viewpoint on the border with Myanmar, you visit the Punyaban waterfall and the Raksawarin Park with the hot springs that also serve as spas in the area because of its medicinal properties. Then drive to your hotel in Ranong, where you will stay for 1 night.

Day 4: Ranong– Khao Sok National Park (approx. 190 km)

If desired, you can visit the Saphan Plaa, the fish auction and market of Ranong in the early morning. After breakfast drive to the most impressive rainforest and game reserve in southern Thailand. The Khao Sok National Park is truly a paradise on earth. The park is home to one of the oldest rainforests on our planet, a crystal clear blue lake, great diversity of wildlife, cave systems and enormous limestone rocks and mountains. After lunch you will take a relaxed guided canoe trip on the Klong Sok River along impressive rock walls and through a 'tunnel' of dense jungle. Tonight you will have dinner at the resort. You will stay here in the resort located near the entrance of the national park.

Day 5: Khao Sok National Park - Daytrip Cheow Lan Lake

By long-tail boat you can make an unforgettable day trip in an international group over the most beautiful lake in South-East Asia, the gigantic Rajaphrapha reservoir, with majestic rock formations that rise vertically out of the water. Lunch is served on the lake in a floating restaurant. Here you can relax and swim in the clear water. You will also take a jungle walk and visit a cave and a floating lodge. In the afternoon, cruise back to the pier and drive to the resort. In the evening you will have dinner here again

Day 6: Khao Sok National Park - Phuket (approx. 120 km)

In the morning drive to the tropical island of Phuket, located in the Andaman Sea. Here you will spend the next night in a beautiful resort, located in a large coconut grove in the quiet southern part of Patong Beach. Ideally located just 5 minutes walk from the beach and 15 minutes from the lively center.

Day 7: Phuket

This tour ends after breakfast at your hotel. You can choose to extend this tour with a few more nights stay on Phuket or one of our many extension options.


*6 nights accommodation

*6 x breakfast; 4 x lunch (on day 2, 4, 5); 2 x dinner (on day 4 and 5)

*All described excursions with associated entrance fees

*Transport by air-conditioned car or minivan or pick-up truck with an expert driver (day 1 to 6)

*Guidance during the program by expert local English-speaking guides (day 1 to 5)

Overnight Hotels

Place - Accommodations

1 x Cha-Am - The Cha-Am Methavalai Hotel - 3 Stars (3/5)

1 x Chumphon - Novotel Chumphon Beach Resort - 4 Stars (4/5)

1 x Ranong - Nam Sai Khao Suay Resort - 4 Stars (4/5)

2 x Khao Sok - Khao Sok Rainforest Resort - 3 Stars (3/5)

1 x Phuket - Duangjitt Resort - 4 Stars (4/5)

Prices are per person and on request.

Bangkok - Cycling Tour

Khao Sam Roi Yod - Prayanakorn cave

Ranong - Punyaban Waterfall

Canoeing on the Klong Sok River

Khao Sok NP - Chew Lan Lake


The Cha-Am Methavalai Hotel

Novotel Chumphon Beach Resort

Nam Sai Khao Suay Resort

Khao Sok Rainforest Resort

Duangjitt Resort