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The Authentic South Thailand tour starts in Surat Thani and ends in Krabi. The Authentic South Thailand is a Bicycle Tour that takes 11 days taking you from Surat Thani to Krabi and through other destinations in Thailand.

The pristine beaches and stunning limestone scenery of southern Thailand have made it a favourite backdrop for Hollywood movies, such as “The Beach” and of course James Bond's “Man with the Golden Gun”, and you’ll feel like you are on a movie set riding through this gorgeous landscape.

Southern Thailand has more to offer than turquoise waters, white sand and lush jungles - it’s also home to a fascinating mixture of cultures. Thai Buddhists mingle with Muslim seafarers to produce a colourful people steeped in history and tradition. Priding themselves on their openness and hospitality, the people of the south, or Khon Dai, are always ready to show “farang” (foreigners) their country.

Our tour starts on the Gulf of Thailand, at a pristine beach that is off the tourist track. We then head inland and spend time on a stunning lake and ride on the edge of Khao Sok National Park - home to the last of Thailand's great rainforests - before we head to the beaches on the Andaman Sea. From Khao Lak we'll head to the paradise island of Koh Yao Noi where you'll spend time with a local fishing family. As we boat through Phang Nga Bay towards Krabi be awed by the spectacular limestone cliffs rising vertically from the sea.

Though we ride through the world class tourist destinations of Khao Lak and Krabi, we also leave behind the tourist enclaves and see a Southern Thailand that is a rarely visited gem to be discovered.

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“Great experience from beginning to end, beyond my expectations. From the pre-trip communications up to the very end of the trip it was a terrific way to see Thailand off the beaten path with an experienced guide who was a wonderful tour leader.

On a personal level, I would like to say that all the pre-trip communication with Gems was fantastic, very thorough, patient and professional. I felt if this is an indication of the company, I'm signing up for the tour!

Then, Nat, our guide, was simply terrific. Kind, knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. He made every day of the trip a pleasure and really was at the core of my great experience with SpiceRoads. Mr Pong, the driver, was there in the background, always helpful and kind, with a smile. In short, the staff was first rate and really made my first trip with SpiceRoads a very successful one in my eyes. Loved every minute of it.”
You are met at Surat Thani Airport by our team and transfer for lunch before riding on quiet, shady country roads to Khanom Beach.
We loop along the coast, past some stunning beaches, through a fishing village to a cave, and stop off at a refreshing waterfall on our way back to the hotel.
We ride 20 km and lunch at Singkom Cave Temple before getting back on the bikes and ride towards a pier for an afternoon boat ride beneath towering karst cliffs on Cheow Laan Lake.
We ride downhill for a fast start before a windy and undulating road leads us through a series of magnificent limestone cliffs and green jungle along the edge of Khao Sok National Park.
We'll ride through the old town of Takua Pa as we cycle towards the ferry to Koh Kho Khao Island, stopping en route to visit the Tsunami Victim Cemetery.
A free day to relax with a planned afternoon exploration of the mangroves by boat.
We cycle to the Tsunami Memorial and see the big fishing boat that was carried 2 km inland by the waves. We head inland and take a quiet back road as we cycle to Sai Rung waterfall for lunch and a dip.
We ride backroads to our next seaside resort.
We catch our boat to Koh Yao Noi island and explore this paradise island before reaching our overnight.
We cycle to the pier and catch our boat to the mainland where we cycle to Krabi.
Morning free before onward travels.
what’s included
Accommodation
  • Hotels
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transport
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Guide
  • English-speaking guide
Bike Hire
  • Mountain Bike US$ 180
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Surat Thani and from Krabi are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Authentic South Thailand tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Duration 11 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 16 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Surat Thani, Thailand/ Krabi, Thailand
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A deposit of 818 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 44 days before departure. For any departures within 05 July 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Authentic South Thailand tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Authentic South Thailand tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Authentic South Thailand tour. You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 44 days of departure.
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