5-Day Selfdrive Phuket-Khao Lak-Krabi Loop Discovery

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Tour type

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 5 Days

tour highlights

  • Enjoy a refreshing welcome drink aboard the SY Diva Andaman
  • Dive the tranquil waters of the Similan Islands
  • Explore Thailand's vibrant marine life
  • Sail on pristine tropical waters
  • Discover the magic of colourful underwater coral reefs

tour details

After checking-in at Chalong Pier, you’ll transfer to your boat by dinghy. Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy a welcome drink followed by dinner on board. You’ll continue sailing through the night to the Central Similans. After breakfast, you’ll complete your 1st and 2nd dives. Next you’ll have lunch on board before enjoying a further two dives in the Central Similans. The next morning, you’ll complete two dives in the North Similans followed by lunch and a further two dives in the afternoon. Dinner will be served on board, this time while sailing to Koh Bon. The same schedule ensues for the next three days, with one day each at Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. Dinner will be served on board while sailing back to Phuket. You’ll finish your tour with a transfer from Chalong Pier to Phuket.

This drive links Southern Thailand's to premier island destinations, Phuket and Koh Samui. Your journey begins in Phuket and goes up north to Khao Lak. Cross Sarasin bridge, which connects Phuket and the mainland and continue towards Khok Kloi. Continue straight towards Khao Lak following the sign boards towards Thai Muang and Takua Pa. Along the way, you may visit Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park and Lampi waterfall. Overnight at SUWAN PALM KHAO LAK BEACH RESORT
Today you may experience the real nature of Thailand. A pleasant drive eastwards on route 401 takes you to the Rachaphrapha Dam (Kheuan Chiaw Lan) where you may enjoy a pretty view over the lake towards limestone ridges. Long-tail boat trips around the lake can be arranged. Continue to Surat Thani. Before arriving in Surat Thani, you may opt for a visit of the ancient city of Chaiya and the forest temple of Suan Mohk, a popular meditation retreat, 53 kilometers north of Surat Thani. Continue on road 401 in eastern direction for another 19 km to Kanchanadit, a small village well known for its Monkey Training School. Return to the main road and follow the signboards to Khanom and the Chada Racha Resort & Spa, your final destination for today (about 87 kms from Kanchanadit). The resort is located at the southern end of Nai Plao Beach. Overnight at RACHAKHIRI BEACH RESORT & SPA
Discover the beaches, waterfalls and caves in the area or take a boat trip to nearby Tan island - with some luck you will see dolphins along the route - or rent a boat through mangroves and visit the bustling fishing wharf and watch the fishermen bring in their daily catch (the hotel staff will be happy to assist arranging boat trips for you). Overnight at RACHAKHIRI RESORT & SPA
Drive to Nakhon Sri Thammarat (85 km), the ancient Buddhist capital of the South. Along the way, take a few left turns towards the sea to observe the traditional life style in the fishing villages along the coast. Arriving in Nakhon Sri Thammarat, you may visit Wat Phra Mahathat Waramahaviharn, the National Museum (closed on Mon & Tue) and the Shadow puppet museum. Heading west from Nakhon Sri Thammarat you first pass Khiriwong Village and Khao Luang National Park, where impressive waterfalls highlight the influence of the 1835 m peak of the area. The drive then continues through rolling backcountry filled with rubber and oil-palm plantations to Krabi. Overnight at MARITIME PARK RESORT & SPA
The route from Krabi to Phuket once again strikes the march of past formations which give Phang Nga it's spectacular identity. At Phang Nga Bay National Park we recommend to take a long-tail boat to James Bond Island and visit the sea-gypsy village of Koh Panyi, built entirely on stilts. After passing Phang Nga itself, the drive turns south for the final run back to Phuket. En route you may visit Wat Tham Suwan Kuha before you get to your final destination. Arrive on Phuket Island and deliver the car to BUDGET before 18:30 hrs.


Our package tour prices are inclusive of -

  • Accommodation in shared twin rooms with air-condition and private bath room
  • Daily breakfast at hotel/resort car rental for the duration of the trip with unlimited kilometers
  • Thief protection Loss Damage Waiver
  • Super Damage Waiver (Zero (0)-deductible for accident damage)
  • Third party liability insurance
  • Additional driver surcharge
  • Free delivery and pick up within 30 kilometers of all locations
  • Free map, service charges and VAT


Not Included -

  • Compulsory festive dinners at hotels
  • Surcharges during peak season travels
  • Gasoline
  • Parking fees
  • Tollway fees
  • Admission fees to museums
  • Temples and other attractions
  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Optional personal accident and effects insurance at Baht 150 (approx. US$ 5) per day*
  • Baby seats at Baht 100 (approx. US$ 3.3) per day (maximum Baht 500 (approx. US$ 16.70 per rental)* * payable direct to Budget and are subject to 7% VAT


Note -

  • Minimum driver age is 21 years.
  • Customer must have a credit card to cover the security deposit in the amount of or Baht 10,000 (approx. US$ 345)
Tour code: HKTDBSS5

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