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THAILAND To find out more visit saga.co.uk/andaman Contrasts of Southern Thailand 12 nights from £2299^ Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £71 if not required.§ Small group 20 or less Your tour includes · VIP door-to-door travel service ­ please call for details · 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 Make a difference on this outstanding holiday to Thailand's beautiful Andaman coast, as your visits to a local community and ethical elephant centre help them continue their important work. Krabi Cheow Lan Lake Takuapa Khao Lak Khao Sok Thailand nights in hotel 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 Baan Natin Phuket Chalong Temple Phi Phi Island Chicken Island Krabi Bamboo Island Big Buddha sits high above Kata Beach ACTIVITY LEVEL Days 1-2: UK-Phuket. Fly overnight to Thailand via Singapore. Stay in Phuket for the next three nights. Day 3: Phuket. Explore the island of Phuket. See the `Big Buddha' who looks out across the island, the glittering Chalong Temple, and the Sino-Portuguese houses of the old town. B Day 4: Phuket. With today at leisure perhaps join an exciting optional full-day excursion when you'll join a local host in their home and learn how to cook Thai style! B Day 5: Krabi. Sail to Phi Phi Island by private charter ship, taking in some of Thailand's stunning scenery. See Maya Bay with its backdrop of wooded cliffs and tiny Bamboo Island ­ an idyllic tropical getaway. At Chicken Island relax with a sunset cocktail before heading to Krabi, where you stay for three nights. B, L Day 6: Krabi The artisan village of Baan Natin is part of Thailand's OTOP Project, encouraging entrepreneurship for locally-made items. Try some batik art for yourself, and explore their spice and herb garden. After lunch visit the white Wat Keaw Buddhist Temple and see Krabi's `history wall' illustrating the region's history. B, L Day 7: Krabi. Perhaps join a full-day optional excursion to Koh Klang island, a traditional, largely fishing-based community to discover how the residents preserve their rural culture and skills. B Day 8: Khao Sok. Meet a local community in the Khao Sok National Park who are working hard to preserve their environment. On your visit you'll tour the orchards and then lunch with the local community, with much of the proceeds of your visit going directly to the village. Stay three nights close to Khao Sok. B, L, D Day 9: Khao Sok. Enjoy a day to remember in Khao Sok National Park as you tour the Cheow Lan Lake area, hike in the jungle, explore a cave, swim, and soak up the extraordinary atmosphere in a floating bungalow. B, L, D Day 10: Khao Sok. The Khao Sok Elephant Experience is working to stop the exploitation of these wonderful creatures and the proceeds of your visit today will help further the project. Spend the morning meeting and caring for a rescued elephant. You'll also 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 to take in the Sino Portuguese buildings, and temples. Stay two nights in Khao Lak. B, L Day 12: Khao Lak There's another opportunity to just take it easy today. Alternatively, 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 Accommodation... Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach Resort (4*) · Beyond Resort (4*), Krabi · Anurak Community Lodge (4*) · X10 Khaolak Resort (4*). Extend your holiday Singapore. 3 nights including breakfasts. Khaolak. 3 nights including breakfasts. Please call for details. "The beauty of Thailand's south is unparalleled ­ white sandy beaches, limestone-karst peaks, lush forests and the affable Asian elephants." Tom Cranshaw, Expert Holiday Creator SAVE up to £200^ per person on selected departures Prices from: Oct 13, 2019 Nov 10 Jan 12, 2020 Mar 8 Nov 8 Single Supplement: from £379 2449 2299 2699 2499 2699 2599 2749 2549 2399 Contrasts of Southern Thailand Holiday code: FE654. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing, including savings as advertised and are subject to availability. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction of £71 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights ­ see page 67 for details. Getting You There Prices are based on Singapore Airlines from Heathrow. Please enquire for regional flights and alternative airline options. · Fly in style ­ ask about our great value cabin upgrades · Remember, wherever you are in the UK, our VIP travel service means we will get you to the airport for no extra cost! To book see page 67 and call FREE on 0800 414 383 or visit saga.co.uk/worldwide-2020 Please quote WWT19 57