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THAILAND GO FOR IT Cheow Lan Lake Takuapa Khao Lak Khao Sok Thailand nights in hotel Baan Natin Phuket Chalong Temple Phi Phi Island Chicken Island Krabi Bamboo Island Hidden Thailand Make a difference on this outstanding new holiday to Thailand's Andaman coast with its tropical islands and beautiful scenery, as your visits to a local community and ethical elephant centre help them continue their important work. Pictured above: Sailing into Krabi ; Chalong Temple in Phuket; Big Buddha sits high above Kata Beach 12 nights from £2349 Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £65 if not required. § Including VIP door-to-door travel service ­ see page 165 11 nights in hotels and 1 in flight 19 meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 3 dinners Excursions and visits Half-day tour of Phuket Boat trip from Phuket to Krabi via Koh Phi Phi Visit the artisan village of Baan Natin Wat Keau Buddhist Temple Cheow Lan Lake Khao Sok Ethical Elephant Experience Visit the charming old town of Takuapa l l l l l l l Plus all this... Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Saga tour manager Welcome drink reception Porterage at all hotels. l l l l l To find out more visit saga.co.uk/andaman Days 1-2: UK-Phuket. Fly overnight to Thailand via Singapore. Transfer to the Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach Resort (4Q) in Phuket for three nights. Day 3: Phuket. Explore Phuket island, see the `Big Buddha', Chalong Temple, and the Sino-Portuguese houses of the old town. B Day 4: Phuket. Relax at your hotel or join an optional excursion learning to cook Thai style in a local home. B Day 5: Krabi. Sail to beautiful Phi Phi Island, taking in Maya Bay, idyllic Bamboo Island, and Chicken Island where you'll relax with a cocktail and snack. Stay three nights at the Beyond Resort (4Q) in Krabi. B, L Day 6: Krabi. Visit the artisan village of Baan Natin, known for its batik and coconut products. Try some batik art yourself and explore their spice and herb garden. After lunch in a jungle restaurant, visit Wat Keaw Buddhist Temple and see Krabi's `history wall'. B, L Day 7: Krabi. Relax today or join a full-day optional excursion to Koh Klang island, a traditional, largely fishing-based community. B Day 8: Khao Sok. Meet a community in Khao Sok National Park, who are working to preserve their environment. This village community action group welcomes visitors, sharing and sustaining their way of life. Tour the orchards and lunch with the local community. Much of the proceeds of your visit goes directly to the village to support this vital project. Spend three nights at Anurak Community Lodge (3Q). B, L, D Day 9: Khao Sok. Khao Sok National Park is a stunning natural paradise, with breathtaking Cheow Lan Lake at its heart. Tour the lake area, hike in the jungle, explore a cave, swim, and relax in a floating bungalow. B, L, D Day 10: Khao Sok. Elephants were traditionally used for logging in Thailand, but after its ban in 1989, these magnificent creatures faced at times terrible futures. Fortunately, the Khao Sok Elephant Experience ­ ethical and community-based ­ is working to stop their exploitation and the proceeds of your visit today will go towards furthering the project. You'll spend the morning meeting and caring for a rescued elephant. Learn about his history, prepare his food and bathe him, plant sugar cane as future elephant food and meet the mahout taking care of him. B, L D Day 11: Khao Lak. Travel to Khao Lak in Phang Nga Province, stopping en route at Takuapa with its Sino Portuguese buildings and temples. Stay two nights at the X10 Khaolak Resort (5Q), with breakfasts included. B, L Day 12: Khao Lak. Take it easy or join an optional sunset dolphin cruise. B Day 13: Khao Lak-UK. After breakfast, travel to the airport for your flight back to the UK. B Extend your holiday Singapore. 3 nights from £299. Including breakfasts. Before your tour, stay three nights at the Concorde Hotel Singapore (4Q). Khao Lak. 3 nights from £229. All inclusive. After your tour unwind and relax in luxurious style at the locally rated 5-star X10 Khaolak Resort (5Q). Please see page 165 for details. Prices from: Nov 18, 2018 Jan 6, 2019 Feb 3 Mar 10 Oct 13 Nov 10 12 nights 2549 2549 2649 2499 2349 2599 Hidden Thailand. Holiday code: FE654. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing and may only be available for a limited number of bookings. Prices may change and current prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see the enclosed Essential Information. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction of £65 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights ­ see page 165 for details Includes two nights aboard aircraft. Single rooms: (supplement per person, per tour): £349 (Oct 13, 2019); £549 (Nov 18, 2018 and Nov 10, 2019); £649 (Jan 6-Mar 10, 2019). For the latest prices and offers, visit saga.co.uk/holidays TRAVEL INFORMATION: Prices based on the scheduled services of Singapore Airlines from Heathrow to Phuket, via Singapore. Returning from Khao Lak. To take advantage of our flight upgrade deals (subject to availability and extra charges may apply), please call for details. Domestic flights are available as part of Saga's VIP door-to-door travel service ­ see page 165 for details. To book call our trade reservations team FREE on 0800 074 8021 155