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    Destination

    Thailand - Khao Sok National Park

    When can I go?

    1 July 2020 - 31 August 2020

    Description

    Explore the beauty of Krabi, spend 2 nights in the tropical forests enjoying a once in a lifetime elephant encounter and end your holiday in vibey Phuket

    What’s included in the deal?

    Return flights to Phuket Arrival transfer from Phuket to Krabi 2 nights accommodation in a Deluxe Sea View Room at the 3* Krabi Cha Da Breakfast daily FREE transfer to the Khao Sok National Park 2 night Jungle Lake Safari package including all meals FREE transfer to Phuket 3 nights accommodation in a Superior Pool View Room at the 4* Chanalai Hillside Resort Breakfast daily Transfer to Phuket Airport All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

    More Info

    Krabi Cha Da: FREE room upgrade to a Deluxe Sea View Room Elephant Hills: All meals, elephant experience, canoe safari, Cheow Larn Lake exploration & jungle trekking Chanalai Hillside Resort: FREE room upgrade to a Deluxe Pool Access Room (subject to availability at check in)

    Airfare Surcharges & Conditions

    Surcharges may apply for travel on a weekend.

    Terms & Conditions

    Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation. Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.

    Pricing Per Person Sharing From

    Johannesburg
    Base Price: ZAR 22 420
    Package Taxes: ZAR 1 200
    Total Price: ZAR 23 620

    Cape Town
    Base Price: ZAR 23 140
    Package Taxes: ZAR 1 200
    Total Price: ZAR 24 340

    Durban
    Base Price: ZAR 18 570
    Package Taxes: ZAR 5 710
    Total Price: ZAR 24 280
  • ELEPHANT HILLS LUXURY TENTED CAMPS : 2 NIGHT JUNGLE LAKE SAFARI


    Why we like it

    Elephant Hills offers Thailand’s first luxury tented camps combining the camp idea of African national parks with the Thai tropical forest environment.

    Description

    Elephant Hills offers Thailand’s first luxury tented camps combining the camp idea of African national parks with the Thai tropical forest environment.

    A one-of-a-kind Elephant interaction experience PLUS a night at Rainforest Camp is certainly one you will not forget too soon.

    Elephant Hills offers Thailand’s first luxury tented camps combining the camp idea of African national parks with the Thai tropical forest environment.

    Elephant Camp, offers 35 luxurious tents set in the largest area of rainforest in Southern Thailand. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the Elephant conservation project, home to 11 female elephants, where you will interact with the endangered Asian elephants in a unique way. You’ll bathe them; chop their food and feed them; watch them play in the muddy pool and interact with their caretakers.

    Rainforest Camp is the sister camp of The Elephant Camp and situated in the centre of Cheow Larn Lake in Khao Sok National Park. Rainforest Camp, one of the only floating tented camps in the world, is located on one of Thailand’s most spectacular lakes surrounded by rainforest and towering limestone mountains.

    Day 1: (L/D)
    Pick up at 7am from your hotel in Phuket, Krabi or Khao Lak and drive to Khao Sok, passing small rural villages, rubber and oil palm plantations along the way. Lunch on arrival at Elephant Hills Camp before a canoe trip, passing limestone mountains and cliffs covered with exotic tropical vegetation. Head to the elephant sanctuary where you will to see, touch and learn about the life of Thai elephants and about the elephant conservation project. Participate in the Elephant Experience, an opportunity to bathe and feed these beautiful animals. Spend the evening in luxury safari tents with comfortable beds, reading lights, hot water and western style toilets.
    Dinner and overnight at ELEPHANT CAMP.

    Day 2: (B/L/D)
    Wake up to the sounds of the jungle. After breakfast, head out to Cheow Lan Lake, a man-made lake surrounded by limestone mountains and tropical rainforest cliffs. There are more than one hundred islands in the lake and it stretches over 60 km from North to South. Enjoy the spectacular scenery from the boat and jump into the lake’s emerald water. On arrival at the floating Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp, you will find all the conveniences of a modern hotel room but with totally unspoilt nature right on your door step. Hike through the rainforest before watching the sunset from the deckchair in front of your tent.
    Dinner and overnight at RAINFOREST CAMP.

    Day 3: (B/L)
    After breakfast enjoy a guided canoe safari into the little channels of the lake before savouring a last lunch at the floating tented camp. In the afternoon, transfer to your hotel in Phuket, Krabi or Khao Lak.

    B: Breakfast
    L: Lunch
    D: Dinner

    Please wear non-slip shoes and pack loose comfortable clothes, a small bag, sun protection, a rain coat and if you want to swim in the river please bring swim wear and towel. Please kindly note that all mentioned activities depend on the weather and local conditions and may be subject to change.


  • WELCOME TO THAILAND

    Or should we say, welcome to Paradise. Thailand is blessed with some of the world’s most-enviable beaches and a myriad of off shore islands ensuring your holiday will be filled with watersports, hammocks and sunset strolls along the water’s edge. Some areas are super-vibey while others offer a more serene experience.

    A QUICK GUIDE TO THE MOST POPULAR SPOTS…

    Phuket

    Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and is undeniably the country’s most popular beach destination. With a vibrant nightlife, bustling market stalls, a family atmosphere or romantic seclusion. This island paradise offers a vast selection of hotels, and the beaches supply every kind of vibe! Head to Patong Beach if you feel like a party or being active. Kata and Karon Beaches are great for families and couples. The range of activities available is fantastic; canoeing, hiking, white water rafting, scooter hire and best of all – diving and snorkelling. Phuket and its islands are

    Phi Phi

    Phi Phi Island is located 2 hours by ferry from Phuket (some resorts also offer a speedboat service). You’ll be collected from the ferry by long-tail boat and taken to your resort; all of which are located in the north of the island, a quieter area, for that true getaway experience. Phi Phi is nature at its best; towering limestone cliffs shelter white, sandy beaches leading to aquamarine bays filled with marine life; perfect for diving and snorkelling or simply taking it easy and letting the stress of modern life slip away. There are no roads on Phi Phi so once you settle into your resort your only mode of transport is a longtail boat (and some haggling with a local for the right price!). Make sure that you won’t need an ATM!

    Krabi

    Krabi is a 2 hour overland trip from Phuket through countryside terrain and local villages. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! Krabi’s sheer limestone cliffs will welcome you to where over 130 islands rise majestically from the sea, and secluded beaches are accessible only by colourfully adorned long-tail boats. Krabi is about getting out and exploring nature - sea caves, exotic marine life, rock climbing, beautiful National Parks, hot spring waterfalls, the spectacular turquoise waters of the Emerald Pool and Tiger Cave – a cliff monastery in a jungle valley.

    Koh Samui

    The tropical island setting and laid back ambience make you feel like you have truly discovered the ideal island escape and that is why it is so popular with honeymooners. But, typically Thailand, there is something for everyone here. Head to Chaweng Beach for the vibe, and try Lamai or Bophut Beaches for a more tranquil experience and to bask in the beauty of nature. Within sight of Koh Samui, you’ll find Ang Thong National Marine Park – an archipelago of 42 towering islands with lush jungles, white beaches, hidden coves and waterfalls – making any trip away from the perfection of Koh Samui not only painless, but an experience like no other. Koh Samui is Thailand’s third largest island and extremely popular but there is still an opportunity to find your own little slice of paradise.

    CLIMATE

    Thailand’s tropical climate has three main seasons:

    Hot: March to June

    Rainy: July to October

    Cool: November to February

    Average temperatures range from 20°C to 35°C

    The monsoon season in the Andaman Sea (West coast/Phuket and surrounds) is from approximately May to October. The monsoon rains are generally short and heavy, clearing quickly and days of constant rain are rare.

    LANGUAGE

    The national language is Thai, although English is widely spoken in Phuket, Krabi & Phi Phi.

    CURRENCY

    The currency is the Thai Baht which is better for bargaining and shopping in markets. US Dollars, Pounds and Euros are accepted at hotels.

    TIPPING

    A service charge is already included in all prices. Tips, in general, are not mandatory, and you should only give them if you are really content with the service offered. Waiters, bellboys, porters, restroom attendants and taxi drivers will happily accept loose change.

    TIME DIFFERENCE

    5 hours ahead of South Africa.

    FESTIVALS

    Thailand brags of many festivals throughout the year; one of the most famous being the Songkran Festival in mid-April which washes away all the bad spirits and celebrates the traditional Thai New Year. Basically, Songkran is all about getting wet, so be prepared to be squirted with ice water!

    WHAT TO WEAR

    Light, cool clothes are sensible. Shorts (except knee length walking shorts), sleeveless shirts, tank tops and other beach-style attire are considered inappropriate dress when not actually at the beach or in a resort area.

    COMMON COURTESIES

    It is important to show respect for the Thai Royal Family. Revealing attire is not allowed in religious shrines. Do not climb over or sit on Buddha monuments. Do not touch or give anything directly to a Buddhist monk if you are a woman. Thais greet each other by pressing their palms together called ‘wai’. It is rude to touch people on their head or point your feet at people or an object.

    ELECTRICITY

    The electric current is 220 volts AC (50 cycles) and the majority of electrical outlets take a round, two-pronged slim plug.

    HEALTH

    Visitors do not require vaccinations unless coming from or passing through a designated contaminated area. Drink only bottled water and avoid ice unless you know is made from bottled or boiled water. Be cautious when eating from food vendors on the street.

    WHAT TO PACK

    • As a guide, the maximum weight for checked luggage is 20kg in economy class and 30kg in business class
    • Your hand-luggage should not weigh more than 6kg and needs to be small and compact
    • Take along your best beach and casual wear, perfect for the day
    • The dress-code for dinner is usually smart casual and gents are required to wear long trousers
    • Sunglasses and suntan lotion are a must
    • Don’t forget any medication that you might need, and be sure to pack it in your hand luggage
    • Chargers for all your devices (it’s a good idea to take along a few movies on a tablet or something similar as the English TV channels in your hotel may be limited)
    • Mosquito repellent
    • A hat or cap
    • A beach bag

    TRAVEL TIPS

    • Pack a change of clothing in your hand luggage in case of baggage delays (and a spare cozzie so at least you can have a swim when you get to your resort)
    • Clothing creases less if rolled in a sausage shape when packed – so roll, don’t fold
    • No sharp objects are permitted in your hand luggage (yes, tweezers are sharp!)
    • Travel insurance is a must. If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford to travel!
    • Travelling with kids – please check that you have all the relevant documents including unabridged Birth Certificates.
    • Put electronics, medication, toothbrushes and jewellery in your carry-on bag
    • It’s often a good idea to let your bank or credit card company know that you’re going overseas
    • Be patient, be flexible, be spontaneous and have the best time ever!


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