- 25% Discount at The Vijitt Resort Phuket
Highlights: Bangkok - Surat Thani - Phuket
Other departures: Manchester - £1745, Birmingham - £1735, Edinburgh - £1735, Cardiff - £1655
Bangkok - akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok 5*
Surat Thani - Elephant Hills
Phuket - The Vijitt Resort Phuket 5*
akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok:
Welcome to akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok, a stylish, innovative luxury boutique hotel located in the epicenter of Bangkok’s most dynamic tourism area on Sukhumvit Soi 20, a lively neighborhood known for its fine restaurants and nightlife, as well as lifestyle malls, quality spas and green recreation spaces. The 50-room akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok offers guests 30-60 square metre accommodation with rooms and suites styled to benefit form the surrounding cityscape views and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that slide open onto generous balconies.
The stylish design combines the simplicity of natural woods with accents of modern-retro chic displayed in everything from the furnishings to the artwork, with a range of stylish interior touches that create a distinctive identity whilst retaining the charm of an intimate urban escape. Spend your day discovering all that Bangkok has to offer before retreating to your private city sanctuary that seamlessly blends Thai art and culture with contemporary design and hospitality.
Bar/lounge, Restaurant, Outdoor pool
Free WiFi, Dry cleaning/laundry service
Accomodation: 2 nights in a Superior Room
Board basis: Bed & Breakfast
Elephant Hills Safari:
Day 1: The Amazing Elephant Experience
a. Welcome to Elephant Hills Camp:
Pick-up from your hotel or the airport in Phuket, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Krabi, Surat Thani or even from Koh Samui and transfer to Khao Sok. En-route, glimpses of tropical rural life here in southern Thailand can be caught. Upon arrival at Elephant Hills Camp, buffet lunch is served at 12:00pm, a variety of delicious Thai dishes cooked not too spicy awaits you.
b. Time travel on a canoe trip:
After lunch you can relax during a jungle river canoe trip down the Sok River. The canoes are very stable and safe; life jackets are provided as well as a local river guide to paddle the canoe. Drift along the jungle river passing Limestone Mountains and cliffs covered with exotic tropical vegetation. Sometimes hornbill birds can be seen flying high overhead or reptiles basking in the sun on the riverbanks. From the canoe you can experience some of the last areas of primary rainforest, a world that has changed little in thousands of years.
c. The amazing Elephant Experience:
Get out of the canoe and head over to the elephant park. Here you can see, touch and learn about the life of Thai elephants and about the Elephant Hills elephant conservation project. Your guide will also teach you about the mahout, the elephant caretaker. While participating in our amazing Elephant Experience you will get very close to and even get your hands on these magnificent animals, you will have the chance to interact with them and learn the secrets of their mahouts. You will prepare and feed them one of their daily meals, including their dietary supplements that help with their digestion and their overall well-being, then watch them bathe before you scrub and wash them clean. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to really experience the Asian Elephant, this part of the world’s largest land animal!
d. The laid-back evening you deserve:
After all this activity close to nature it is time for a hot shower in the unique bathroom of your luxury safari tent. Relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding jungle-covered mountains – this is 100% real nature! A wide selection of cocktails, wines and spirits is available at the “Jungle explorer’s club bar”. Optional evening entertainment includes a movie presentation, a traditional Thai dance performance from local school children and a cooking demonstration, where you learn how to properly prepare Thai specialties. At 8:00pm it is time for dinner in this unique location beside the rainforest, the sounds and the atmosphere will make this a memorable meal. Spend the night in your luxury safari tent with a comfortable bed, reading lights, hot water and a western-style toilet. This is real luxury so close to the heart of the rainforest!
Day 2: Spectacular Cheow Lan Lake:
a. Good morning Khao Sok:
Wake up to the sounds of nature and birds calling from the bushes next to the tent. By the time the sun comes up and the mist over the rainforest-covered mountains to the south of Elephant Hills clears, gibbons’ territorial morning calls echo down the valley. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in your tent for early risers; breakfast is at your leisure.
b. Spectacular Cheow-Lan-Lake:
Today you will explore Cheow-Lan-Lake by local long-tail boat. The man-made lake is surrounded by Limestone Mountains and cliffs covered in tropical rainforest that rise up from the shore of the lake and disappear somewhere in the far distance. The scenery has been compared to Guilin in China and Halong Bay in Vietnam. Few people know of the lake and even less have visited it. There are more than one hundred islands in the lake and it stretches over 60 km from North to South. In the 70’s the area was a hide-out for communists and students opposing the military dictatorship, which well preserved the area’s unique environment as it was spared from urbanization. You can enjoy the spectacular scenery from the boat and will have time to dip into the lake’s emerald water. Please bring your swimwear; towels are provided at the local raft house, where you will stop over for lunch and relaxation.
c. Good night, Khao Sok:
In the late afternoon return to Elephant Hills for dinner and overnight in your luxury tent. The jungle bar will be open for people wanting to exchange stories of their day’s experiences at the lake, and as extra entertainment you can witness a different movie, a different dance performance and a different cooking demonstration today – enough program to keep you busy until dinner, and enough action to ensure sweet dreams after you have been lulled to sleep by the background symphony of insects and frogs.
Day 3: A Little Jungle Adventure
a. Modern era jungle explorers:
Start the day with a wholesome breakfast before you will come face to face with the jungle by exploring it on foot. It is not an army survival exercise, there are no prizes for the fastest, snakes and spiders do not jump out at you – it is just an excellent opportunity to explore the ecology of one of the world’s oldest rainforests, to see a great variety of exotic plants, tropical hardwood trees with huge roots, orchids, palms, ferns, bamboos, mosses… the variety is huge.
Birds such as the hornbill live high up above, gibbons can often be heard calling to their mates, a macaque or a leaf monkey may be swinging through the branches, beautiful butterflies buzz around – every day is different, but it is always truly wonderful to discover the great variety of life-forms that co-exists here together. Walk slowly. Look, learn and listen. Then you too will start to discover some of the secrets of the rainforest. Weather-dependent lunch can be served in the rainforest, cooked in bamboo, an old tradition of jungle explorers from past centuries.
b. Memories for a lifetime:
Sadly around noon it is already time to return to Elephant Hills, and after a refreshing shower the onward transfer to your next hotel or the airport awaits you. All good things come to an end, they say, but luckily this unique experience will remain in your memory for the rest of your life!
Accomodation: 2 nights in Elephant Hills Jungle Safaris (JS)
Board basis: Full Board
The Vijitt Resort Phuket:
Escape to a heavenly corner of earth at the Vijitt Resort Phuket where the pace of life is slow and the scenery is simply breathtaking. Situated on a tranquil beach away from the bustling tourist crowds, this luxury all-villa Phuket resort offers a rejuvenating retreat that exudes Thai charm. The exquisite location of the Rawaihotel was handpicked for its outstanding natural beauty offering wide open spaces with tall swaying palms and lush green lawns that gently slope towards the Andaman Sea. The tidal beach at Chalong Bay overlooks a myriad of offshore islands providing a stunning backdrop to indulge in five-star services in a laid back ambiance. The Thai owners and friendly staff are genuinely service minded and provide a warm welcome and personal service to all guests. The elegant architecture of the hotel in Phuket perfectly complements the tropical surroundings and is designed to be eco-friendly using natural materials whilst incorporating a distinct local style.
The individual Phuket luxury pool villas offer amazing sweeping views over the resort grounds and the calm turquoise sea. The Phuket villas have Southern Thai style interiors featuring soothing earth tones and large windows resulting in a serene contemporary space with all the modern amenities required for a relaxing stay. And with top-class recreation facilities and dining, The Vijitt Resort is an ideal retreat for romantics and families seeking a unique and memorable stay in Phuket.
Restaurants - 2, Bars/lounges - 2, Children's club, Poolside bar, Outdoor pool, Children's pool.
Fitness facilities, Full-service spa, Library, Babysitting or childcare, Spa services on site, Gift shops or newsstand, Spa treatment rooms, Steam room, Garden.
Free WiFi , Dry cleaning/laundry service.
- Flights from London Heathrow with Qatar Airways
- Airport taxes
- 2 nights accommodation in Bangkok in a Superior Room
- 2 nights accommodation in Elephant hills in a Tent
- 5 nights accommodation in Phuket in a Deluxe Villa
- Private Arrival Transfer
- Private transfer Phuket Hotel to Phuket Airport
- Tours, excursions & activities as per itinerary
- Shared transfer - Pick up from Phuket Airport to Elephant Hills & from Elephant Hills to Akyra Beach Club Phuket
- As per Itinerary