Reception at the airport by our local team. Transfer and accomodation to your hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit of the Royal Palace, founded in 1782 by King Rama 1st. The wall of the palace protects an enclosure of 259 hectares. You will discover in this enclosure the Wat Phra Keo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), which is actually the royal chapel of the grand palace. The Emerald Buddha, which measures only 60 cm, is the most famous and most revered statue in Thailand. Then visit the largest monastery in Thailand, Wat Pho which houses the Reclining Buddha. Lunch at a restaurant by the river. Then walk in the heart of Chinatown which is full of shops of all kinds. Walking around Chinatown is both exhilarating and exhausting. It is the realm of pedestrians, especially in the tiny ones (narrow lanes) near the river. This colorful and flavorful district is the oldest in Bangkok. You will also visit Wat Traimitr (Temple of the Golden Buddha), home to the largest solid gold Buddha in the world: five and a half tons. This Pagoda is at the entrance to Chinatown. Return to your hotel at the end of the day.
Breakfast at the hotel. You then go to the Klongs (canals) of Thonburi where a boat trip will be organized. Thonburi is considered a simple district of Bangkok, but it is actually an ancient city. You then discover the Thai people living in an essentially lacustrine way. Stop at Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). The chedi of this temple is entirely covered with pieces of multicolored porcelain encrusted in the shape of flowers. Breakfast in a local restaurant. Then in the afternoon, take a bike ride through the old neighborhoods of Bangkok. Back to the hotel at the end of the day and dinner.
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for your domestic flight to Suratthani (included). Arrival, then transfer to your hotel. Lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a refreshing and peaceful descent of the river by comfortable tubing. Back to hotel at the end of the day. Dinner at hotel. (Night Safari Option – 900 THB/pers)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Lake Cheow Lan, one of the most beautiful parks protected in Thailand: created a little less than 40 years ago by a royal project to bring electricity throughout the south of the country by the construction of a dam that has buried many homes and dislodged 385 families, the lake can reach in places nearly 80m deep and has many living species that evolve in a totally natural primary jungle that extends over 738km2: Wild elephants, black panthers , leopards, several species of monkeys: macaques, monkeys with glasses, gibbons, bears and Bisons of India, Tapirs, etc. Crossing at the edge of a small traditional boat to reach the hotel (floating bungalows) and passage in the middle of vertiginous limestone formations. Lunch and relaxation, swimming, kayaking until 15H before taking the boat for a stroll at the end of the day to observe the different species that come to drink at the lake. Return and dinner at the hotel and overnight in the floating bungalows.
Early riser, breakfast at the hotel, departure for the reserve of Klong Saeng in the footsteps of the wild animals, small trek through the jungle until the bench of rangers or you will embark on a raft of bamboo join in a few minutes the cave of diamonds with impressive stalactites and stalagmites with amazing shapes. Return by jungle and boat to the starting point through the famous “3 Rocks”, become the emblem of Lake Cheow Lan. Then transfer private to Donsak port and ferry to Koh Samui. Arrive Koh Samui, transfer to your hotel and dinner.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day.
Explore the inner beauty of Koh Samui in small groups with French guide. Far from the tourist sites, we will take you to discover the wild and authentic part, a ride in 4 × 4 inside the island, by the mountain, to discover the different fruit cultures which still live most of the Samui families , beautiful views and a wild waterfall in the heart of the jungle where we take the time to swim. We will discover a local market: stalls of fruits, fish, meat and vegetables that make the richness of Thai cuisine. In the afternoon we will head south of the island, a preserved part of tourism that is not visited and yet is one of the most beautiful part of Samui. At noon a meal is planned at the seaside, on a wild beach, in the shade of a tree, we offer a tasting of several traditional Thai dishes to discover different flavors. We adapt the choice of dishes to your diet: vegetarian, religious restrictions and not too spicy of course. After the meal you will have time for swimming in a beautiful setting with the islands in front. After eating we will take the coastal paths to reach a little known temple on the top of a hill with a 360 ° panorama of the sea and the mountains, a magical place full of serenity. During the day, the visit of 2 authentic temples is planned with all the explanations to understand Buddhism in broad outline. We will then cross the rubber forest for the cultivation of rubber and we will make a stop in a coconut farm for the manufacture of oil with a tasting of coconut and the harvest by the monkeys. A stroll through the secret little paths of the island, close to nature and its inhabitants.
We will pick you up at your hotel between 09H and 09H30 to join the boat south of Samui, in the wild part.
You will be greeted by our French speaking guide who will explain the day before boarding a long tail boat, a small de-covered wooden fisherman boat with an engine. We will head for Koh Tan, a small island south of Samui where live thirty people without electricity or running water. After a 20-minute crossing, we will make a first mask and snorkel stop on the coral reef, swim with the fish, discover the seabed with sometimes beautiful encounters. Then we will introduce you to the traditional fishing (with the handline) the goal being to catch some fish to grill them with the bbq on a small deserted beach for the aperitif on Koh Tan or Koh Matsum, according to the winds and currents of the moment . Stop swimming and relax in this small lagoon, a nice corner of paradise with the tasting of rum Samui ti punch, shrimp fritters and bbq fishing morning. We will then join Koh Tan where a fisherman will welcome us and you will cross his island aboard his small tractor arranged to take you home for lunch: a magical place. On the menu, fresh fish and local Thai dishes by the sea. After eating, we will visit the cave with bats, we will then discover the vegetable garden and the various plants of the garden with which live the inhabitants. We will then go on the small trails of Koh Tan for a walk through the mangrove with plenty of explanations about fauna and flora. At the end of the day, a last swim before returning to Samui.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your return flight.
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Valid from November 01, 2019 to December 22, 2019
from 01 April 2020 to 15 July 2020
from 01 September 2020 to 31 October 2020