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  • Interact with ex-working elephants at Elephant Haven
  • Explore the waterfalls of Erawan National Park
  • Discover the exotic Phi Phi Islands in the Andaman Sea
  • Bask in the beautiful beaches of Phuket
Get the best of Thai wildlife, nature and beaches on this13-day Elephant and Islands holiday.

The trip starts in Bangkok where you'll discover the main sites of this bustling city with a local guide. Then head to Kanchanaburi, which is known for the Death Railway built during WWII. From Kanchanaburi, you'll visit Elephant Haven, one of the most respected and responsible centres for elephants in the country. You'll then visit the beautiful Erawan National Park where you can discover the picturesque waterfalls and limestone caves, before heading to Khao Sok National Park where you can enjoy a range of adventure activities including trekking and kayaking. Near the end of the trip, you'll have time to chill out and relax on the beautiful beaches of Koh Phi Phi and Phuket before flying home.

Find out more about this fabulous trip in the what's included section and the detailed itinerary.
Hotel
Upon arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport you will be met by a Wayfairer representative and transferred to your chosen accommodation. Your Wayfairer guide will meet you at your hotel in the evening to brief you about your itinerary and they will be happy to recommend some great places to eat in this exciting city.
Hotel
Your day will start with a guided tour of Bangkok. You’ll travel like a local using transport including klong (canal) boat, public bus, the Chao Phraya River public ferry and the elevated BTS or Skytrain. Your friendly and knowledgeable local guide will take you to Bangkok’s magnificent temples and palaces, including Thailand’s most sacred sites: the opulent Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The Grand Palace is, without doubt, the city's most famous landmark and Wat Phra Kaew, known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand.
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  • Breakfast
Tented Camp
Today you’ll be driven west to the town of Kanchanaburi. You’ll visit the famous bridge on the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery before boarding the train along the Death Railway. There is a fantastic museum, the Thai Burma Railway Museum, where you can learn more about the POW’s experiences, as well as viewing a section of the infamous Burma Death Railway.

Later in the afternoon, you’ll board a longtail boat to your accommodation which is a stylish tented camp set on a cliff overlooking the famous River Kwai.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Tented Camp
Today you’ll visit Elephant Haven, the sister park of Chiang Mai's Elephant Nature Park. The centre focuses on education and conservation and offers the opportunity to see ex-working elephants up close without exploiting them.

As a visitor you’ll learn about elephants, plus you’ll have a chance to interact with them and you can also feed and bathe them.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Treehouse
This morning you’ll head to the beautiful Erawan National Park near the Myanmar border. The park is known for its picturesque waterfalls, particularly Erawan Falls which cascades down seven tiers. It is also known for its limestone caves including Phartat Cave which has stalactites and stalagmites, Ta Duang Cave which features rock paintings, and Wang Bah Dan Cave which has two levels with a stream in its lower chamber.

You’ll then return to Bangkok airport where you’ll board a flight to Surat Thani in southern Thailand. From here you’ll transfer to Khao Sok National Park.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
Treehouse
Khao Sok National Park is characterised by limestone mountains (known as karsts), caves, lakes, waterfalls and dense rainforest. Today you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy range of adventure activities including, kayaking down the Khao Sok River, trekking through the jungle, exploring remote waterfalls and secret caves and visiting Nam Ron Hot Springs.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel
This morning you will check out of your accommodation and take a private vehicle to the pier to board a boat across to Koh Phi Phi.

The Phi Phi Islands (Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Ley) are located in the Andaman Sea, 48kms southeast of Phuket in the province of Krabi. The islands are famous for their tropical beaches, spectacular rock formations and clear turquoise waters which are teeming with colourful marine life. Phi Phi Don is the largest island – it is popular with tourists and has some fantastic accommodation options. Phi Phi Leh is uninhabited, however, you can visit the island to explore its beautiful bays and beaches.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Hotel
Today you’ll have a free day to explore the Phi Phi Islands. We recommend that you hike up to the Viewpoint on Phi Phi Don to take in the spectacular panoramic views, join a sunset kayaking trip to Wang Long Bay or take a long-tail boat over to Bamboo Island.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Hotel
Today you’ll have another free day to explore Koh Phi Phi. Popular activities here include snorkelling, diving, rock-climbing and hiking.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Hotel
This morning you will check out of your accommodation and head back to the pier to take the boat to Phuket where you’ll stay for the next three nights.

Phuket has spectacular viewpoints, lively night markets, interesting cultural attractions and 30 beautiful beaches of Phuket including Freedom Beach, Kata Beach, Patong Beach, Karon Beach, Nai Harn Beach, Kata Noi Beach or Laem Singh Beach.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Hotel
This afternoon you’ll join the famous John Gray Hong by Starlight Tour. This excursion takes you to islands in Phang Nga Bay where you can explore the caves and hongs, and you’ll also have an opportunity to kayak and swim in the turquoise waters. In the evening you’ll enjoy a delicious Thai seafood buffet before returning to your accommodation in Phuket.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
Hotel
Today you’ll have another free day to explore Phuket. You can visit the famous Big Buddha – an impressive 45m marble Buddha statue on a mountain top offering panoramic views of the island, or you may wish to take an island-hopping boat trip to discover the stunning Similan Islands which are surrounded by clear blue seas and pristine white-sand beaches (optional excursions, not included in holiday cost).

Your Wayfairer guide will be on hand during your stay on Phuket and can assist in arranging optional activities.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Sadly your Elephants and Islands holiday is almost over. After breakfast this morning you’ll check-out of your accommodation and you’ll be driven to Phuket airport for your flight home.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Transfers as stated in itinerary
  • Domestic flights as stated in itinerary
  • Entrance fees to national parks and sites as stated in itinerary
  • Local English speaking guide throughout
what's excluded
  • International flights
  • Optional excursions and activities not stated in itinerary
  • Visas and travel insurance
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