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Beach Breaks

Southern Explorer

Tour Code: RKTL03


Duration: 5-day

Price: 0đ

  • Sunday 
    Day 1: bangkok—amphawa— petchburi — hua hin.
    (Driving distance approx. 258 kms.)
    07:00           Early start from Bangkok to visit the Railway Market of Mae Klong where you can see fresh market stalls lying on both sides of the railwa
    y tracks. Witness breathing-taking scene when the train approaches the tightly packed market, and watch vendors dismantling their stalls while the train passes through and immediately reoccupying the rails after.

    Continue drive to an enchanting Amphawa Market where you have the opportunity to explore probably the most popular weekend market among Bangkokian and admire the century-old wood houses. Take an exciting boat
    ride in a motorized long-tailed boat to see traditional Thai life along the canal. Disembark at Wat Bang Kung, a rarely found and amazing temple since Ayuthaya period with a huge Banyan tree embracing the chapel with its roots.
    Afterwards, drive to Wat Pumarin Kudi Thong, famous for its teak-wood chapel and serve as temple museum with antiquity preservation.
    Proceed to Petchaburi, en route lunch at local restaurant.
    After lunch, drive to Khao Luang cave with its many much-worshipped Buddha statues. Another stop is at King Mongkut's Summer Palace, climbing up on a 92—meter high verdant hill.The whole compound is comprised of royal halls, palaces, temples and other buildings which were elegantly constructed in a well-balanced Thai, neoclassical Western and Chinese architectural styles.
    Proceed to Hua Hin.  Check in at the imperial hua hin beach resort or similar hotel.
    Dinner and accommodations.
    Optional: Opportunity to visit Hua Hin city's night market.
    Day 2: hua hin —sam roi yod—chumphon.
    (Driving distance approx. 285 kms.)

    08:00           Drive to Sam Roi Yot National Park with a stop at a shrimp farm. Boat ride and hike to Phraya Nakhon cave with the beautiful small pavilion. The cave is made mainly of limestone with skylights above and when the sun shines enter through these skylights, the effect is truly mystical. Return by boat and lunch at a local restaurant.
                       Continue drive southwards to Chumphon, stop at Ban Krut to visit Wat Tang Sai – Beautiful Buddhist temple on the top of Thongchai mountain.A superbly developed site dedicated to the King and Queen of Thailand.  Proceed to the beach in Chumphon and check-in at novotel chumphon beach resort.
    Dinner and accommodations.
    Optional: Night squiding (19:00-22:00 subject to local condition and not available during rainy season) Extra: Baht 4,000.- net per boat/10 pax
    Enjoy the touching authentic fishermen life style. Experience squid trapping accompanied by fishermen. Enjoy a late night BBQ on the boat with your nights catch.
    Day 3: chumphon—khao sok
    . [b/l/d]
    (Driving distance approx. 267 kms.)

    08:00           Drive to the white sandy beach Hat Sai Ri. Visit the shrine of the Prince of Chumphon followed by a visit to the province’s largest Robusta coffee plantation. Try a cup of freshly brewed coffee with home-made snacks. Afterwards, drive to Lang Suan district to explore fruit market which offering fresh fruit from local orchards as well as some processed fruit.
                       Continue drive to Surathani. En route, visit Ban Phumriang, a small handicraft which is notable for its gold and silver brocade silk cloth and jute head gear.  Visit to Phra Borom That Chaiya, this ancient chedi houses Buddha relics, which are highly revered by local residents. Lunch at local restaurant.
                   Afterwards, proceed to Khao Sok.
    17:00           Arrive Khao Sok National Park and check-in at elephant hills, the safari tents with comfortable beds, reading lights, mosquito net, blanket, cold & hot water and western style toilets.
    Dinner and accommodations.

    day 4: khao sok. [b/l/d]
    08:00           Start the activity, transfer to elephant camp, here you can see, touch and find out about the life of Thai elephants and about the elephant cons
    ervation project the company is running. Participating in our Elephant Experience you will get close to and experience hands on these magnificent animals, you will have the chance to interact with them and learn the secrets of their mahouts. You must prepare and feed them one of their daily meals, scrub and clean and watch them bathe. Feed them their dietary supplements that help with digestion and overall well-being and plant some of their food which will be ready for next year’s crop. A once in a lifetime chance to experience the Asian Elephant, the largest land animal in this part of the world.
    Returning from the camp with a huge appetite you will appreciate the buffet lunch that is served, a variety of Thai dishes cooked not too spicy. After lu
    nch take a jungle river canoe trip down the Sok River. The canoes are very stable and safe, life jackets are provided as well as a local river guide to paddle the canoe. Drift along the jungle river passing limestone mountains and cliffs
    covered with exotic tropical vegetation. Sometimes hornbill can be seen flying high overhead or reptiles basking in the sun on the riverbanks. From the canoe
    you can experience a world that has changed little in thousands of years, some
    of the last areas of primary rainforest.
                       Dinner and accommodations.
    Day 5: khao sok—phuket (or khao lak or krabi).
    08:00           Proceed to Takuapa passing small rural villages, rubber and oil palm plantations. Glimpses of rural life in tropical southern Thailand can be seen along the way. Explore the rivers that cut through the mangrove forest by dinghy boat. For people who want to explore the smaller creeks, see some bird life and get closer to nature self-paddle canoes with life jackets are available for a silent journey into this dense green world. Emerging further along the coast meet up with our classical Burmese junk where lunch will be served, a variety of Thai dished cooked not too spicy. Drinks are available, as well as bathroom facilities on board. Cruising on the junk gives the feeling of traveling back in time when nature was untouched. In the afternoon, transfer you to Phuket, Khao Lak or Krabi.
    hotel & contact address :
    • The Imperial Hua Hin Beach Resort, 11/66 Liab Wang Rd., Hua-Hin, Prachuabkhirikhan 77110. Tel.  032 520 162 – 6, Fax. 032 520 477
    • Novotel Chumphon Beach Resort & Golf, 110 Moo 4, Paradonpab Beach, Paknam, Muang, Chumphon 86120. Tel. 077 529 529, Fax 077 529 500
    • Elephant Hills c/o Elephant Hills Co.,Ltd, 17/2 Soi Yod Sanae, Chalong, Phuket 83130, Tel. 66-7628-0272, Fax. 66-7628-0132
    Package tour rate – VND
    5-day southern explorer
    1 2 3-5 6-14 15-29 30-up joined tour sgl.sup.
    39,217,500 28,057,500  22,320,000  18,202,500  17,550,000  14,625,000  20,790,000  8,032,500

    Validity: 01 November, 2015 – 31 October, 2016
    Prices are net per person in twin sharing basis
    Tour conditions:
    • Guaranteed weekly departure on joined tour at minimum 2 persons with English/German-speaking guide on Sundays.
    • Guaranteed daily departure with English speaking guide on private tour.
    • Guaranteed departure on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays with German speaking guide on private tour from 01 November, 2015 to 30 April, 2016
    • Guaranteed departure on Sundays with German speaking guide on private tour from 01 May, 2016 to 31 October, 2016
    there are the following surcharges:
    Rhe imperial hua hin beach resort
    Peak season surcharge on 20 December, 2015 – 10 January, 2016 = USD 74net per room per night.
    • Compulsory dinner on 31 December, 2015 = USD (to be advised) net per person.
    Included in the tour prices are:
    • Accommodation in air conditioned room with bath or shower and meals as mentioned in the program
    • Accommodation at Elephant Hills is a twin share basis in safari tents with attached bathroom, mosquito net, blanket, cold &hot water and western style toilets. Activities organized by English/German speaking guide, rainforest trek and jungle river canoe trip.  The order of activities varies depending on the weather and local conditions.
    • Transfers, entrance fees and tours by air conditioned car/minibus/coach with English/German-speaking guide
    • Service charges, room tax, VAT and baggage handling
    Not included in the tour prices are:
    • Optional tours
    • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs and laundry etc.
    • Other tours & meals than mentioned in the program
    • Minor program changes are sometimes necessary, depending on road conditions and room availability.
    • Should VAT (currently 7%) or any other government taxes or fuel cost be introduced or raised within the contract period, we reserve the right to adjust our rates accordingly to reflect the change.
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