Surpassing Thailand Southbound

Trip code: VLTL-09(THO05)
Trip duration: 12Days / 11 Nights
Trip Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Trip price: Available upon Request
Trip route: Bangkok - Samut Sakorn - Samut Songkram -Samut Songkram -Ratchaburi –Hua Hin – Chumporn – Khao Sok National Park – Krabi)
Starts/Ends trip: Bangkok /Bangkok
Trip type’: Natural, historical & cultural.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Bangkok - Samut Sakorn -Amphawa
Day 2: Amphawa-Ratchaburi
Day 3: Ratchaburi-Petchburi-Hua Hin
Day 4: Hua Hin – Chumporn
Day 5:Chumporn
Day 6:Chumporn -Ranong
Day 7:Ranong -Khao Sok National Park
Day 8:Khao Sok National Park
Day 9:Khao Sok National Park – Krabi
Day 10:Krabi free
Day 11:Krabi free
Day 12: Krabi -Departure Bangkok

Early morning, drive south of Bangkok to the port town of Samut Sakorn. Get a glimpse of Thai estuary living and Visit Mahachai, Thailand's largest traditional fresh seafood market which is busy around the clock. Step back in time with a visit to the town of Tha Chalom where you will take a peaceful city tour by “Samlor”. Then travel by local train to an amazing countryside market, located along the railway tracks. See the train approaching the station bringing the people to the market while the vendors are dismantling their stalls, so that the train can pass through, a unique sight! Lunch at a local restaurant in Amphawa After lunch, check-in at the hotel and then take a bicycle ride through the fruit plantations, shopping on the fruit avenue and visit several interesting sites such as Wat Phumarin and a House making Benjarong; Thai porcelain with designs in five colours. If the visit falls on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, we will spice up your day with a visit to Ampawa weekend floating market full of vendors selling local delights. Return to the hotel for the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Baan Amphawa Resort & Spa

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning, venture out of Amphawa into the artist province of Ratchaburi and visit Siam Cultural Park exhibiting amazing lifelike fiberglass. Continue to Suan Silp Ban Din, a natural home for the artists, and take a Sa-Leng (bike with side car) tour to Jed Sa Mian with several stops to visit local food producers, a ceramic factory, a weaving house and an arrow smith house. Than take a boat cruise along Mae Klong River to Ratchaburi town passing several ancient temples. Lunch at a local restaurant in town. After lunch, head to Thao Hong Thai Ceramic Factory with an opportunity for hands-on painting on the ceramic ware (Clients pay for their own ceramic painting. Price depends on the size of selected ceramic ware). Continue to Suan Peung and if time allows we stop en route to visit Pong Yub, and its steep cliff as well as Baan Homthien, a unique style candle shop, with an opportunity for hands-on practice of how to make a colorful designed candle (Clients pay for their own candle making. Price depends on the size of selected candle).
Check-in at the hotel for the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at The Camp Boutique Resort

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Hua Hin with a stop in Petchburi to visit Khao Wang or Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park. Built on the top of a hill overlooking Petchburi city, the palace has a blend of natural beauty and art with its mix of neoclassical, Thai, and Chinese architecture which is rather unique. Then visit Laem Phak Bia Environmental Study Research and Development Project, a mangrove forest that the Thai Government uses to study and preserve the life associated with mangrove forests and a great eco-friendly area to experience and learn about the wildlife associated with mangrove forest. There are constructed walkways and roads through the forest areas for an experience of the wild life up close including many varieties of water fowl and water life uniquely adapted to life in the mangrove forest. Lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon, visit Plearn Wan or “Retrospective Life Museum”, the place where you will be brought back in time to experience the various tales of Hua Hin in the past and also have a chance to taste ancient food and drinks.
Overnight at Baan Talay Dao

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Hua Hin to Chumporn and visit Sam Roi Yot National Park, which occupies an area of 98 square km with undulating ranges of Limestone Mountains, mangrove swamps, and beaches, it is also home to various kinds of local and migrating birds. With a large number of ridges, Khao Sam Roi Yot (or the mountain of 300 peaks) stands as a landmark for seamen and also provides a good shelter for ships during a storm. Opportunity to go up to Khao Daeng Viewpoint at the peak that stands 157 meters above sea level, for a picturesque view of Ban Khao Daeng and its beautiful surroundings. Then take a boat trip from Baan Khao Daeng village, drifting along Khao Daeng canal where the mangrove forests offer excellent opportunities to view a variety of wildlife. Also observe the locals daily life in Chaw Lay Village (fisherman village) along the canal through the open sea. (If time allows, also get a chance to visit Sam Roi Yot Freshwater Marsh, a kind of wetland with a wide plain natural area holding water or flooded throughout the year and the living place of many kinds of birds).Lunch at a local restaurant en route. Arrive in Chumporn in the afternoon. The port city of Chumphon is considered the "Gateway to the south”. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel for free time at leisure.
Overnight at Novotel Chumporn Beach Resort & Golf

Day 5 CHUMPORN (B/L/-)
Breakfast at the hotel Full day snorkeling trip to Mu Ko Chumphon National Park with visits of 3 islands: Koh Mattra, Koh Lawa and Koh Langka Chio, which are perfect sites for snorkeling. Picnic lunch will be provided during the trip. Return to the hotel and free time at leisure.
Overnight at Novotel Chumporn Beach Resort & Golf

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning, depart for Ranong overlooking the Isthmus of Kra, to see the narrowest part of the Malayan Peninsula, Then visit the Punyaban Waterfalls. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon visit the Victoria Point, a small town of Myanmar that is accessible by boat from Ranong, landing at the mouth of the Kra Buri River. (customs and Immigration formalities must be processed in advance and at clients’ own expense).
Check-in at the hotel for the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Tinidee Hotel Ranong

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning, depart from Ranong for Khao Sok National Park, consisting of thick native rainforest, waterfalls, majestic limestone cliffs and an island stubbed lake covered by the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world. Arrive at Khao Sok National Park and transfer to the jungle camp for elephant riding. The ride will take you through real Jungle along a stream and you will visit a nice waterfall with a chance to take a swim in the natural pool of waterfall, after that ride your elephant back to the camp. Lunch will be served at a riverside restaurant. Afternoon, enjoy a Jungle River Canoe ride along the Sok River, a relaxing trip with a possibility to see many kinds of wildlife; Monkeys, Birds, Snakes, Lizards and nice limestone mountain cliffs beside the river.
Overnight at Khao Sok River Lodge

Wake up to the sound of the jungle. Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Begin trekking to visit Khao Sok National Park with a professional guide who will explain
about the park and all kind of plants and animals along the trek. Then take a swim at a nice waterfall in the Jungle and have a jungle style lunch. After lunch, continue trekking to see some more plants and animals and get back to the hotel for the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Khao Sok River Lodge

Wake up to the sound of the jungle and breakfast will be served at the hotel. Depart for Choew Lan Lake and upon arrival at Rachaprapa Dam pier, take a long tailed boat
on a scenic excursion with through a picturesque landscape to visit the “Coral Cave”. After disembarking, walk about 15 minutes to see amazing lagoon and take a bamboo motorboat for about 5 minutes to visit the Cave, inside you will see Stalactites and Stalagmites that look like coral reefs. Then enjoy lunch on a “floating restaurant”. Afterwards, continue by long tailed boat to Rachaprapa Dam and visit the “View Point” of the
dam. Then, transfer to Krabi (if time allows, we visit Wat Rat Upatam, a modern hill-temple that offers a great view over the Phang Nga Bay on clear days). Arrive and check-in to the hotel for the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Ao Nang Villa
Day 10 KRABI (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day at leisure. Overnight at Ao Nang Villa
Day 11 KRABI (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day at leisure. Overnight at Ao Nang Villa
Day 12 KRABI – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and transfer to Krabi Airport for your departure flight to Bangkok

Price Include:

Our Surpassing Thailand Southbound Tour includes:
Services of local drivers and private air-conditioned vehicles during all tours and transfers
Services of local English speaking guides during all tours and transfers .(other language guides available on request with additional fee)
Twin/double share accommodation with daily breakfast. For the single traveler must add the single supplement price. Long weekend surcharge at The Camp Boutique Resort in Ratchaburi will be advice (if applicable) upon making reservation
Admission fees for all sights visited
Meals as indicated in itinerary with B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner (all meal are set menu with Thai food & service at local restaurants) If you have any specific food requirements: vegetarian, vegan, food allergies…please inform us in advance so that we can provide & notice to our restaurant.
Services charge & government taxes

Price Excludes:

Our Surpassing Thailand Southbound Tour excludes:
All airfares and airport taxes to & from Thailand
Train ticket Chiang Mai / Bangkok or v.v.
Hotels before & after trip in Bangkok
Optional visits to sights not mentioned in the program
Early check in ( before 2PM) & late check out ( after 12:00)
Surcharge fees in peak season ,national holidays & weekend
Compulsory meal at hotels
Admission fees during free time
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, etc
All alcoholic and drinks at mealtimes
Camera and video cameras fees if applicable
Compulsory Personal Travel Insurance (It should cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident of illness, client must buy before departure day)
Tips for guide, driver, boat crew & hotels' porters
Meals other than those mentioned above
Other services not clearly indicated in the Inclusion Package above.
Bank fees

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