Well... treehouses in our case. Those staying along the river have to deal with a very cheeky monkey that steals your shoes during the night... While the treehouses set back into the jungle get to deal with the results of prolonged rain: insects start to drown and come up for higher ground. The kids both wake up in the middle of the night covered in ants, biting every step on their way. We end up making a moat of insect spray around the biggest bed and hope to catch some peaceful sleep.
Well, it's the jungle, it's wet, it rains a lot, but all those beautiful plants are thriving and everything is oh so green (other then the river). The "youngsters" go tubing down the river, drinking more river water then the anticipated beer. And sign up for a gruelling jungle trek.
Activities once again get alternated with Thai massages
And going out for dinner. Thai food, what is not to love...
While the rest of the family hops on the bus to Surrathani for the night train back to Bangkok, we get ready to hike to the main road to hail a local bus to Phuket for the final days of our holiday.