Thailand Beach & Cultural Holiday

8 Days / 7 Nights

Starting from: USD $1,199pp

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Koh Chang & Away

This holiday to Thailand is a mixture of beach relaxation on the stunning island of Koh Chang and a little bit of culture and nature thrown in. Giving you a nicely balanced Thai holiday itinerary that will leave you yearning to return for more.

Your holiday starts in Thailand’s capital of Bangkok, where you have the first night to sleep off your flight or explore the city under your own steam. You then leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind you and travel South West to Chao Lao Beach. Along the way, you will visit the magnificent Wat Sothorn Wararam Woraviharn. From here you continue your journey to Chantaburi, where you will enjoy a relaxing walk through the luscious Kung Krabaen Mangrove Forest, before visiting the National Maritime Museum, the largest church in Thailand and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Your final resting place is the oasis of Koh Chang itself, which will be your home for 4 nights. The Island of Koh Chang is Thailand’s third-largest island and is also known as ‘Elephant Island’ due to its elephant shaped headland. The island is perfect for those that want to avoid big crowds as even though the island is developing, it has still kept its laid back character and has plenty to offer for those that visit it for some needed vacation time.

Thailand Beach & Cultural Holiday highlightsHighlights

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    Bangkok

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    Chachoengsap Town

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    Wat Sothorn Waram Woraviharn temple

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    Wat Saman Rattanam temple

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    Wat Pho Bang Khla temple

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    Chao Lao Beach

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    Kung Krabaen Mangrove Forest Study Walkway

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    Chanthaburi’s National Maritime Museum

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    The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

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    Wat Khetnaboonyaram

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    Chanthaboon Waterfront

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    Namtok Phlio Natural Park

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    Koh Chang Island

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Day
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Bangkok

Arrival

Upon arrival in Bangkok you will be met by a ‘See Asia Differently’ representative and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you can choose to relax or take a short tour of the city.

Overnight in Bangkok (Meals: _/_/_)

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Chao Lao Beach

Bangkok to Chao Lao Beach | Drive: 3.5 hours

Today you travel west to the town of Chachoengsap on the way to Lao Beach. Along the way you will visit the magnificent Wat Sothorn Wararam Woraviharn, the oldest temple in town and the colourful Wat Saman Rattanam with a 16 meters high pink Ganesh statueб and then finish your day at Wat Pho Bang Khla, where you can see some giant fruit bats that live in the surrounding trees.

Overnight in Chao Lao Beach (Meals: B/_/_)

Day
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Chantaburi

Chao Lao Beach to Chanthaburi | Drive: 45 min

This morning you will enjoy a relaxing walk through the luscious Kung Krabaen Mangrove Forest. Before visiting the National Maritime Museum, the largest church in Thailand and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. From here you get to explore more of the old town by discovering the unusual Wat Khetnaboonyaram temple and then taking a walk along Chantaboon’s peaceful riverfront, where you can enjoy a sunset cocktail.

Overnight in Chantaburi (Meals: B/_/_)

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Koh Chang

Chantaburi to Koh Chang | Drive: 2 hours | Ferry: 45 min

Today you get to explore the gorgeous Namtok Phlio Natural Park and the impressive Namtok Phlio waterfall that pours straight out of the mountain. Next, you can enjoy a beautiful Nature Trail, where you will see a remarkable chedi covered in moss, built by King Rama V as a memorial to his wife. Another great sight is a miniature pyramid, which is actually a shrine containing the ashes of the King’s wife. The day ends with you travelling to Thammachat Pier, where you take a boat to the beautiful island of Koh Chang.

Overnight in Koh Chang (Meals: B/_/_)

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Koh Chang

Free Day

You will have three full days to explore Thailand’s second-largest island with its various long sandy beaches. One of the most popular is ‘White Sand Beach’, which has a lot of restaurants; or the beautiful Klong Prao Beach, which is the longest beach in Koh Chang.

Overnight in Koh Chang (Meals: B/_/_)

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6
Koh Chang

Free Day

Today you can spend the day again as you wish. You can try one of the many exciting activities, such as kayaking, trekking, diving and snorkelling, or just simply unwind and sunbathe on one of the island’s stunning beaches.

Overnight in Koh Chang (Meals: B/_/_)

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7
Koh Chang

Free Day

Another relaxation day awaits you. Alternatively, you can take a day trip to discover some many glorious waterfalls on the island, which will take your breath away. Another option is to visit the pretty Wat Salak Phet temple built by King Rama V after his visit to the island; or do absolutely nothing at all.

Overnight in Koh Chang (Meals: B/_/_)

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8
Bangkok

Back to Bangkok & Departure | Ferry: 45min | Drive: 4.5 hours

Today you will catch a ferry back to the mainland and onwards to Bangkok and straight to the airport for your flight back home.

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Tour includesTour includes

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    Airport pick up and drop off

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    Overnights as mentioned

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    Excursions as mentioned

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    Transportation in private A/C vehicle

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    English speaking guide

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    Meals as mentioned (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – excludes drinks)

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    All taxes

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    All flights unless included in itinerary & Visa fees

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    International airport tax (Included in Airline Ticket)

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    Meals, unless mentioned differently

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    Beverages and personal expenses

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    Other excursions and entrance fees

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    Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation and evacuation in the event of accident of illness)

Please note: You must have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining on it as well as bringing with you 4 passport size photos with you for your visa, as well as having a couple spare.

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