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Family - Andaman Community Experience Itinerary
Treat the family to a tropical holiday exploring Thailand’s wildlife-rich jungle and mangroves and relaxing on beautiful islands. Stay with a local family for a unique cultural insight.
Days 1-2 Bangkok
Ease into the fast pace of life in this exciting metropolis. Alternate between time relaxing at the hotel pool and heading out to soak up the vibrant atmosphere of this buzzing capital city. Join a guided tour along its famous canals and visit the flamboyant temples and sumptuously decorated Grand Palace. Travel overnight by sleeper train to Surat Thani.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1
Days 3-4 Khao Sok National Park
Wake up in a different world, ready to explore one of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest. Go on walks looking for some of the abundant bird and wildlife who live here. Learn about this spectacular ecosystem, listen to the jungle noises and see the incredible limestone cliffs rise from a lake. Why not treat the family to an inner tubing adventure through the rainforest canopy for an exotic experience to remember.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2
Days 5-6 Ban Talae Nok
Be introduced to the family’s village hosts and get stuck into the community’s activities. Head out on a long-tail boat ride into the mangroves where a restoration project is underway. Look for the palm leaves which are gathered to make the village’s traditional rooves and see the otters, macaque monkeys and kingfisher birds that live there. Be humbled by the community’s spirit and learn about how the locals rebuilt the village after the tragic events of the tsunami.
ACCOM: Homestay - 2
Days 7-8 Ao Nang
Head south to the lovely beach resort of Ao Nang. Take it easy enjoying its beautiful coastline and soaking up the lively atmosphere. Perhaps give scuba diving a try and swim alongside the bay’s colourful tropical fish and manta rays in the crystal clear waters. Alternatively, maybe seek out hidden coves by sea kayak.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2
Days 9-11 Koh Lanta
Catch a ferry to Koh Lanta’s stunning archipelago and chill out enjoying breathtaking views across the Andaman Sea. Energetic families may like to trek through the island’s unspoiled rainforest or maybe take a boat ride across to the nearby paradise islands of Phi Phi.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3
Days 12-13 Bangkok
Travel back towards Bangkok via Krabi. Say farewell to this exotic adventure with a final night in its vibrant capital. Why not join the rest of the group for a farewell feast and reminisce over the incredible shared experiences over a Bangkok banquet.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
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