Discover the Flavours of Ko Lanta
Discover the Flavours of Ko Lanta - 4 Days
Style: Thailand Beach Tours
Hightlights: Ko Lanta
Description: As well as vast stretches of white sand and swaying coconut palms, Thailand is also famous for it's cuisine. From spicy coconut curries to crispy spring rolls
Day 1: Arrival in Ko Lanta
Most people arrive in Ko Lanta by ferry from Ko Phi Phi or Phuket. On arrival on the island you'll make your own way to your resort, about 25 mins from the ferry port. There are plenty of taxis available at the port and they shouldn't cost you much more than £5 per person.
You'll stay in a comfortable bungalow resort on Ko Lanta. The resort is situated on a quiet stretch of coast, making it the perfect spot for some rest and relaxation. You'll find a good-sized swimming pool and a restaurant serving up a tasty array of Thai and European food. Your bungalow is en-suite and fully air-conditioned. This evening your can explore your resort or take a short walk to the beach and watch the sun sink slowly beneath the horizon.
Day 2: Ko Lanta - Half Day Cookery Class
Today you'll have the opportunity to get a real taste of the island during a half day cooking class. You'll be picked up from your resort and transferred to your class, ready for a 4pm start. In a small group you'll be taught all about the exotic herbs and secret spices that make Thai cuisine so delicious. Everyone has their own work station, and you'll be encouraged to explore your creativity and taste your creations along the way. The menu is different everyday, but you can expect a variety of dishes from rich, creamy curries and hot and sour soups to fresh, leafy salads, stir-fried vegetables or caramelised fish. Special dietary requirements can also be catered for, just let us know at the time of booking.
Your class will finish at about 9.30pm when you'll be transferred back to your resort. If you have any leftovers, you can take these with you along with a recipe book and apron. Profits from the cookery school go directly to Lanta Animal Welfare.
Day 3: Ko Lanta - Free Time
Today is free for you to do as you please. If you're feeling active there are plenty of activities available on the island, some of which can be booked through your resort. The east coast of Ko Lanta is made up of dense mangrove forests, limestone islands jutting straight up from the sea and dark caves leading to hidden emerald lagoons. It's the perfect place for canoeing or kayaking. Alternatively, you could rent a bicycle and explore the island under your own steam, or take a snorkelling or scuba diving trip to some of the smaller, nearby islands. There's plenty to choose from, but we'll leave the planning to you so decide whatever takes your fancy.
On the other hand you could just sit back and relax by the pool or on the soft sands of the nearby beach. Order a cocktail or fresh fruit shake from the resort's bar and finally finish that book.
Day 4: Departure from Ko Lanta
This module ends after breakfast at your resort. If you'd like to extend your stay on Ko Lanta, just let us know on your Quote Request Form. If you're ready to move on to your next beach destination, the secluded island of Ko Hai offers that castaway Robinson Crusoe vibe.
Alternatively, if Ko Lanta marks the end of your Thailand holiday, you'll make your own way back to the ferry port where we can arrange your transport to Krabi airport and your flight back to Bangkok. From here you can connect onto your international flight back to the UK.
Here are some information for whole trip, might you like to book!
- half day cooking class including transport between class and your resort
- recipes and apron to take home
- Drinks and other meals
- excursions and entrance fees not listed in the daily itinerary
Five common questions travellers ask us
1. When is the best time to visit Thailand?
Thailand is a year-round destination, with climate varying slightly with season. The cool season, November to February is the high season for most travelers, but the best time to visit extends from November to early April.
In the south, where spectacular beaches are found, the climate differs between east (e.g. Koh Samui) and west (e.g. Phuket Island). The weather on the eastern coast is good for most of the year while the western coast is more comfortable between November and February, especially for diving and snorkeling.
2. How long and where to go for first-timers?
For first-timers, 11 to 13 days is long enough for tasting Thailand’s essence.
Take the modern capital Bangkok as the starting and end-point of your trip, spend 4 or 5 days in northern Thailand, to get closer to the elephants in Chiang Mai and walk around historical Chiang Rai. Save at least 4 days to unwind on the southern beaches.
For people planning to stay longer, side trips from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya are worthwhile. Or take a chance to visit Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos while you are in Thailand.
3. Is it necessary to use private travel services in Thailand?
Yes, yes, and yes, as long as you find a reliable travel agent who makes every effort to ensure you a hassle-free and unique vacation. While Thailand has countless day trips and all kinds of travel services, creating the perfect combination on the spot may add to your stress-levels.
A professional local guide in Thailand can not only assist you but can also suggest and arrange life-changing experiences, like babysitting a baby elephant.
And no one would decline a nice private car, protecting from the hot and humid weather; or quality accommodation, for good rests at night and improved energy-levels during the day.
4. How do I book the trip?
To book our trip, please select your preferred trip and click on ”Book this trip” on the web page. Our booking form wizard will automatically call the trip name, and ask you to fill out some fields for information. Once completed filling the form, you just click Submit to send us your inquiry or Reset to cancel what you have filled up. After receiving your reservation request, we will immediately make all the necessary arrangements in accordance with your request. This will takes about 1-2 business days, and we will send to you our confirmation message by e-mail with all the details of hotels, flights, tours, the booking status and also payment term.
5. Do I need a visa to visit Thailand?
Citizens of many countries do not require a visa to enter Thailand, if arriving by air and staying for less than 30 days. These include: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the USA.
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