On my most recent Oceania Cruise aboard Riviera we opted to stay in Livorno for the day as the one week itinerary was intensive and we did not fancy travelling for hours to see Florence (at least 1.5 hours each way by road). Livorno is quite a nice city with...
HOLIDAY IDEA THAILAND – Beach and Jungle Safari
Holiday of Contrasts including two beach resorts and a Luxury Jungle Safari Adventure
Fly from UK to Phuket.
Sit back and soak up the secluded position at Bansak Village – 6 nights
Situated one hour north of Phuket airport, Bansak Village on Khao Lak Beach offers you a peaceful retreat after your long haul flights. Guests can choose from well equipped bungalows, cottages or chalets all of which offer a relaxed style of accommodation. The Khala Spa has an array of treatments to sooth and refresh. The beachfront restaurant offers traditional cuisine as well as Southern Thai and seafood. Other amenities include a large beautiful swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
Elephant Hills Jungle Safari – 2 nights
Stay at Thailand’s first tented jungle camp which combines the camp idea of African National Parks with the Thai tropical rainforest. A truly unforgettable jungle safari and elephant experience! You will have time to interact with the elephants by preparing and feeding them their daily meals and watching them bathe. An afternoon canoe adventure takes you along the Sok River while enjoying the local wildlife and admiring the impressive limestone mountain scenery. On day two you explore a lake in the jungle by local boat with scenery resembling Guilin in China or Halong Bay in Vietnam. There is time for swimming (weather permitting) and a market visit. The final day you explore the jungle by foot enjoying the variety of exotic plants and trees as well as the gibbons swinging through the branches. Full board accommodation at Elephant Hills is in luxury tented accommodation which features a fan and a bathroom with toilet and hot/cold shower. Not recommended for the less mobile!
Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket…quiet location but near the Buzz…- 6 nights
Lying at the quiet northern end of Karon beach this elegant resort offers rooms, suites and villas all facing the bay. Set in a landscaped water park there are a full range of recreational facilities including the renowned Spa Cenvaree. Many other properties are available in Phuket to suit every client’s tastes – ask for further details.
Private Transfers on arrival and departure, group transfers to and from resort hotels and Elephant Hills, bed and breakfast at hotels plus full board and tours as described at Elephant Hills.
This particular 14 night tailor-made package was based on a June 2013 departure at £1789 per person (3 sharing) but can easily be updated for anytime and of course durations/destination_blogs can be altered accordingly.
Flights are available from regional airports avoiding the change in London if preferred – ask for details.
Different durations and dates are possible. Combining with other Far East cities like Bangkok is also possible. All prices are subject to confirmation at time of booking.
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All details quoted are thought to be correct at time of posting but are always subject to confirmation at time of booking
Photo: Elephant Hills Canoeing (Premier) 102
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