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  • Bangkok
  • Surat Thani
  • Elephant Hills Camp
  • Khao Lak

Adventure, adventure, and more adventure... Do you know what a tuk-tuk is, how it feels to ride an elephant? Or to wash one? Do you know how refreshing a waterfall can be, and how amazing it is to see a smile on the faces of the locals? In Thailand they treat you as if you're royalty, or best friends. Go and discover a whole new world!


from. €715
Price per person based on 4 travellers whom share a room.
Individual

Day 1 - Bangkok

After quite a long flight it feels like heaven to dip in the refreshing hotel pool. So nice. Fancy a walk or a bit of shopping around? Take it easy, ok? You want to be fully prepared and sharp for amazing adventures, as believe you me, they are about to start!

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Day 2 - Bangkok (B)

Hovering in a skytrain above the ground and taking a speedy ride in a water taxi. That's how we start day 2. Anyway, after a nice breakfast that is. Next we explore the city in search of one of the largest Buddha statues in Thailand, all in gold too. You will be given a few challenges here which I keep secret for now 😉 In the late afternoon we visit a market that never closes and smell like sweet lemons. Yup.

 
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Day 3 - Bangkok (B-L)

Another day filled with all kinds of cool things. Do you know where and how you can dig up coconuts easily? No? Neither do we. They happen to grow on trees, you see. You will find out all nitty-gritty details in a real coconut farm. Make sure you are not bonked on the head by a falling coconut! Next a LIFE THREATENING market features on your programme (now it will not come to that, we are sure, and yet. It is incredibly special. On this market you have to keep your eyes peeled for ... no, that is secret as well for now 😊.

To continue in the same brave way we visit a temple Thai soldiers were trained in. We round off the day by a longtail boat ride to the floating market - and what that is, and why it is called that way, I will tell you on the spot.  Bangkok here we come! Time to review this exciting day over a Pad Thai (Beg your pardon? A what? Don’ worry, you’ll soon find out and promiss, it is nice)

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Day 4 - Bangkok > Surat Thani (B)

Last day in Bangkok for now. Ideal to browse through the gigantic shopping centres or enjoy the street food and bazaars along the boulevards and alleys. The evening is reserved for fun again. We spend the night in a hotel on wheels. How about that for a change of scenery? Affirmative, you board the overnight train. That is one to tick off your travel bucket list, isn’t it?  By the time you wake up in the morning and watch the sun rise in your PJ’s. Can you feel the excitement grow?

Standard Hotel:  Overnight train 2nd class Bangkok - Surat Thani
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Day 5 - Surat Thani > Khao Sok (L-D)

On day 5 you are in for the biggest shock of our trip: from the brilliant and buzzing Bangkok city you have now arrived in the serene, wild and green surroundings of the Khao Sok National Park where you will sleep in a canvas tent camp suitably called 'Elephant Hills' You can take a guess which animal roams freely here! You will meet the mastodon, help to wash and clean it, feed it… Are you cut out of the right wood to become a true elephant carer? It will soon show 😉. During your canoe trip on the Sok River your skills at animal spotting will be put through the test. Which one can you spot or identify like a real adventurer.

Standard Hotel:  Elephant Hills (Full board)
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Day 6 - Khao Sok (B-L-D)

Have you ever been awakened by gibbons before? I did not say the monkeys will enter your room and tap you on your shoulders though. We mean by the cries of the gibbons? No one? What a way to start another action-packed day! What’s on your menu? Well, breakfast first of course. Then it is time for the market of Takhun and then you will board a longtail boat for a trip on Lake Cheow Larn and by then… 😉 you will feel king or queen of the jungle! This kind of pristine nature setting is harder and harder to come by, you know.

After lunch at the rainforest camp  you can do things that make your heart sing, all afternoon. Time for a dip in the lake? Why not! Supper is served at the camp and then it is time to count stars. There are so many!

Standard Hotel:  Elephant Hills (Full board)
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Day 7 - Khao Sok or Koh Samui (B-L)

Ok, adventurers. Ready for the next extraordinary, ground-breaking stunt? Today you will tackle the jungle on foot. Yep, you read it right, on FOOT. Why? You are all set to explore all kinds of mysterious plants and exotic animals. Some large, some small, some cuddly, some ... slightly less cuddly 😉 If you hold up – don’t worry we are only joking – you return to the camp by the afternoon. It is your final day in the jungle. Something to celebrate! From tomorrow on it’s all about sea, sand and sun and chilling out on the beach…

Standard Hotel:  Mai Khao Lak (Continental Breakfast)
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Days 8 - 12 - Khao Lak or Koh Samui (B)

Awesome hotel! Fabulous beach! Time to dance in the sand and feel the sea. Snorkel, relax, built sand castles. Nothing to do but to hang out, try out, enjoy and count down to the next trip to Thailand 😉

 

Standard Hotel:  Mai Khao Lak (Continental Breakfast)
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Day 13 - Khao Lak > Airport (B)

Flying is better on a happy tummy, so breakfast awaits. Then it is time for your transfer to the airport. There is no goodbyes, just a ‘so long, friend’.  Don’t be sad. You know what, coming home with a suitcase full of amazing stories and experiences is quite an exciting thing as well isn’t it? Remember shared joy is double joy. Go for it!

Ayutthaya & Bang Pa In

 Full day

Today you travel between the locals. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and take you by skytrain, taxi or metro to the train station. Here you board a local train that drives north. After a little hour you arrive in Ayutthaya, for 400 years the capital. This UNESCO World Heritage Site includes numerous palaces and temples. By bike you go from peak to peak. After this refreshing cycling trip, it goes further to the summer residence of the Chakrikoningen. The beautiful palace is an oasis of calm. After lunch, you step on a lantern boat and make you unique trip on the canals of Ayutthaya. You sail along picturesque places and beautiful temples. Keep your camera in the attack! In late afternoon, return to Bangkok.

Today you travel as locals do. Your guide picks you up at your hotel and takes you by skytrain, taxi or underground to the railway station, where you board a train heading north. One hour later you arrive at Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam. Your day begins with a visit to the summer residence of the Chakri kings at Bangpa-In. Then you go to the ancient capital where you visit the most famous temples such as Wat Chai Wattanaram, Wat Phra Si San Phet and Wat Mahatat. The ruins, relatively well preserved give you a good image of the grandeur of yesteryear. After lunch, you leave the car and embark on a 'long tail' boat to make a unique stroll along the Ayutthaya canals. Aboard your boat, you will pass through picturesque places and magnificent temples. Keep your camera under the elbow! Return to Bangkok in the late afternoon.

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Bangkok By Bike

 1/2 day (+/- 4 hours)

This bike tour starts amidst the morning commotion when the city unfurls it splendour and hawkers drag their goods to their local stalls. You cycle through narrow back alleys, past colourful temples in through neighbourhoods off the beaten track. You cross the Chao Phraya river and continue your ride through the Thonburi district. Definitely one of the memorable moments of your trip.  This gentle 15 km guided bike tour narrated in English is suited for all - children included.

All our guided excursions in and from Bangkok are operated by an enthusiastic team of young local guides who are passionate about their city and gladly share their insiders knowledge with you. You will discover Bangbok's many faces and use public transport such as the subway, skytrain, taxi, tuk tuk, public boat ... just as locals do. On top of interesting facts about the sites and cultural highlights along your path, you will receive many tips' n tricks and will get to know the locals favourite restaurants and bars and see a glimpse of the daily lifestyle of Thai people. You will feel much more confident and at ease to go about your own discovery.


 
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Phuket Sea Hongs & James Bond Island ex Phuket

 Full day (+/- 8 hours)

An unforgettable adventure awaits you, suitable for all ages. Here numerous limestone formations rise up vertically from the seabed, some reaching a height of 300m or more. Once at sea you will board a guided dinghy 2x2. The rower will take you to a hong, a lagune or actually crater mouth, surrounded by high rock walls. It is like you are in a natural waterfilled chimney! You sail through mangroves where you can observe macaques and listen to bird song ... in the middle of the ocean! After a delicious lunch you head for the island Lawa, where you can sunbathe, swim or kayak.

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The Phi Phi Islands ex Phuket

 Full day (+/- 8 - 9 hours)

You board a speedboat in Phuket to Phi Phi Don blessed with superb pearly white beaches where you relax, swim or snorkel. Then you continue to Phi Phi Lee, the setting of another of Hollywood's blockbusters: 'The Beach'. Viking cave on Phi Phi Lee is knwon for its thousands of sea swallows who nest here. 

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The Similan Islands

 Full day

From Phuket. The Similan archipelago is unquestionably one of the most beautiful spots in Thailand. Both above or below the water surface, what you see is breathtaking. Within a few hours you will discover 5 of the 9 Similan islands. Swim or snorkel the crystal clear water, sunbathe on pearly white sands, lunch on the beach...What a day! The bravest amongst you can climb to the viewpoint to admire the magnificent view of the archipelago and to make those once-in-a-lifetime shots.

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Hotels & Meals

Thai cuisine blends five fundamental tastes: sweet, spicy, sour, bitter, and salty. Some common ingredients used in Thai cuisine include garlic, chillies, lime juice, lemon grass, and fish sauce. The staple food in Thailand is rice, particularly jasmine variety rice (also known as "hom mali" rice) which is included at almost every meal. Thailand was long the world's largest exporter of rice, and Thais domestically consume over 100 kg of milled rice per person per year. Over 5,000 varieties of rice from Thailand are preserved in the rice gene bank of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), based in the Philippines. The king of Thailand is the official patron of IRRI.

(Wikipedia)

Travel Documents

  • Belgian travellers (babies and children included) must be in possession of an international, machine readable passport, with at least 2 blank pages, valid for 6 months after return. A 30-day tourist visa can be obtained at arrival free of charge. For Cambodja a visa-upon-arrival can be obtained at the border. Prepare a recent ID photos plus 30USD for a visit of Angkor (Cambodia ), subject to change.

  • Travelers with a non-Belgian nationality and / or travelers travelling on a foreign passport are invited to spontaneously report this matter to the Connections travel consultant and shall contact their respective embassy or Consulate to obtain the latest updates concerning all current travel requirements and documents. 


Insurances

Have a safe and carefree trip: travel fully insured with our Protections travel insurance! Our Protections insurance policies offer various formulas in order to offer you the widest possible cover (with even a fly-on-time, natural catastrophes and epidemics) for both single journeys or for the entire year.  We guarantee you the best protection at the best price. 


Tailored travel

The tours in our brochures are just a few examples of travel itineraries possible. Our trips can be tailored to suit your specific needs. If you want to book a specific destination or combine it with a mini-tour then we will gladly make you a tailor-made offer. For a personalised day-by-day program please contact our destination experts.

Would you like to travel in a group; with your entire family, friends or colleagues? (min. 10 people required). Put our know-how to the test and send us your details and wishes.  We will gladly turn the blueprints of your trip into a detailed quote and a lasting memory for you to cherish. Contact our  Connections’ Group Service by e-mail at groups@connections.be or by telephone on +32 (0)2 550 01 65. We would love to hear from you. 

Health

No mandatory vaccinations. To verify the latest updates on health requirements, please surf to www.itg.be

Time Zones

+ 6h (Winter), + 5h (Summer).

Currency

Currency

Thai Baht; 100 THB = 2,79 EUR and 1 EUR = 35,60 THB (01/05/2019)


Payment Methods

Cash euros can be exchanged at most places and credit cards are widely accepted as form of payment. AtMs are available in all tourist centres. 

Prices

 

Climate

Thailand is a year-round destination with a tropical climate, influenced by monsoon winds. On the mainland the rainy season extends from May to October. Then it's warmer and you get, usually at the end of the day, hard but short rain showers. On the island of Koh Samui the rainy season runs from November to January. Up North you can count on cool temperatures during winter.

Average Temperatures (°C):

Destination J F M A M J J A S O N D
Chiang Mai 28 31 34 36 33 32 31 31 31 31 29 27
Bangkok 31 32 33 34 33 32 32 32 31 31 31 30
Phuket 31 32 32 32 31 30 30 30 29 30 30 30
Koh Samui 30 31 33 33 32 32 31 31 31 30 28 28
Siem Reap 31 32 33 34 33 32 31 31 30 30 30 30
L.Prabang 27 31 33 34 33 32 31 31 30 30 30 30

 

What's included?

  • 11 nights in B&B
  • Overnight train ride Bangkok - Chiang Mai, in an air-concitioned 2nd class sleeper car
  • All listed transfers and programmed meals  (B= breakfast; L= lunch; D= dinner)
  • Entry fees to all programmed visits accompanied by an English speaking guide
  • A Casper Brits roadbook in French or Dutch version (1 per kid)

What's not included?

    Your international flights and beverages during meals.

    Good to Know

    From 31MAY2020 your reside from day 7 until 12 included in Koh Samui THAI HOUSE BEACH**** instead of Khao Lak Mai Khao Lak****

    Check out your accommodation in Cambodia in our online Thailand brochure!

    Standard Price per person


    CASBRITH/Kid: Aged 2-11


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