Firstly, do you think the following itinerary is packing in too much?:
Day 1 - arrive in Phuket (from Europe) at 5pm, travel to Khao Sok, overnight at Art's Riverview (through Limestone Lake Tours)
Day 2 - Khao Sok, overnight at floating rafthouse
Day 3 - Khao Sok, travel to Khao Lak late afternoon, overnight in Khal Lak
Day 4 - snorkelling day trip to Ko Similan with 7.30am pickup (through Khao Lak Land Discovery), overnight in Khao Lak
Day 5 - travel to Ko Phi Phi
Unfortunately we can't add in another day, as we have arranged to meet friends on Phi Phi on Day 5. I really really want to go to Khao Sok and do the snorkelling tour, but I'm wondering if this is too much in too little time, especially after a long haul flight. For what it's worth, most of the rest of our trip will involve lazing round on the beach so I don't mind having an action packed first few days. Any thoughts?
Secondly, can anybody who has stayed in the tree and raft houses in Khao Sok advise on whether they saw many spiders in the bedrooms and bathrooms? I know it's a bit of a stupid question, as you're in the rainforest so there will obviously be lots of creepy crawlies. The problem is that my boyfriend has a terrible phobia of spiders and is having second thoughts about going to Khao Sok because of this. He won't have a problem with spiders out in the rainforest, or the odd one in the room (which I will have to remove!). However if there are lots of spiders in the rooms he will completely freak out! Does anybody know if the rooms are sprayed with insecticide to try and stop bugs coming in?
Thanks in advance for your help!