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Along the Gulf coast to the South
Along the Gulf coast to the South
  5 days / 4 nights
  Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - Hua Hin - Chumphon - Surat Thani

 

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Extensive south Thailand tour from Bangkok to the national parks in Kanchanaburi and along the Gulf Coast to the south. This five-day tour is ideal for travelers who want to connect Bangkok with a beach holiday on Koh Samui or surrounding islands and experience the fascinating landscape with the local culture and traditions along the way.

Location Information
DAY 1 Bangkok – Kanchanaburi

In the early morning pick up at the hotel in Bangkok and drive along the Gulf Coast to the west. Stop at the salt fields of the province Samut Sakhon. Visit of the traditional floating market in Damnoen Saduak. Lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards explore the Erawan National Park with the impressive seven-tier waterfall. Drive to the historical Hellfire Pass where during World War II a railway line was built to Burma by prisoners of war. Continue the tour by long tail boat on the Kwai River along the virgin jungle to the floating hotel. Overnight at the unique raft hotel, surrounded by dense rainforest. After dinner enjoy a performance of traditional Mon dances.

DAY 2 Kanchanaburi – Hua Hin

After breakfast visit a Mon village and then elephant trek through the picturesque mountain landscape. Return by boat to the waiting car and visit the Sai Yok Noi Waterfall. Lunch at a local restaurant. Train ride on the famous Death Railway route to Kanchanaburi. Visit the historic railway bridge over the River Kwai. Drive south to the Phetchaburi Province. Visit the former summer residence of King Rama 4 atop the Khao Wang Mountain and enjoy the splendid view. Continue along the coast to Hua Hin and visit to the old train station. Transfer and check-in at the hotel for overnight stay. In the evening explore the lively night market.

DAY 3 Hua Hin – Chumphon

Breakfast at the hotel and then drive south along the coast to the Sam Roi Yot National Park. Stop on the way at a shrimp farm. Afterwards boat ride to a secluded beach in the National Park. During the following hike to Phraya Nakhon cave are several vantage points. The huge cave is open at the top and for a certain time of the day sunlight falls on the little pavilion. Back to the beach and by boat to the waiting car. Lunch at a local restaurant. Drive further along the west coast to the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan. Visit the Khao Chong Krajok, known as the Mirror Mountain. Afterwards stop at the Ban Krut temple with the giant golden Buddha on the hill. Drive to the beach in Chumphon with check-in and overnight stay.

DAY 4 Chumphon – Surat Thani

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to the scenic Hat Sai Ri Beach. The long white sandy beach offers a good view of the small islands. Visit the shrine of the Prince of Chumphon, standing on the summit of a nearby hill. Afterwards drive to Lang Suan and stroll through the local fruit market. The next stop is Chaiya, one of the oldest cities on the western Gulf coast of Thailand. Visit the Phra Borom That Chaiya temple with the ancient Chedi and Buddha relics. In Surat Thani boat trip on small side arms of the Tapi River. Drive along mangrove forests, traditional wooden stilt houses and local fishermen. Check-in at the hotel, followed by a dinner on the banks of the river.

DAY 5 Surat Thani

After breakfast visit a monkey school. A local farmer teaches monkeys to pick coconuts from the tall palm trees. 

Transfer to the ferry pier, airport or railway station in Surat Thani.

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Accommodation
Destination Hotel Rating Category Nights
Chumphon Chumphon Cabana Resort Superior Bungalow 1
Hua Hin Thipurai City Hotel Standard Room 1
Kanchanaburi River Kwai Jungle Rafts
River Kwai Resotel

Raft Room (Half Board)
Standard Chalet
1
Surat Thani Diamond Plaza Hotel Suratthani Deluxe Room 1
Services Included

Air-conditioned car /van and driver

English speaking guide (French and German speaking guides available upon request)

Rates include all entrance fees as per program.

Accommodation as listed on twin sharing basis

Daily breakfast in the hotel (B)

Other meals as per itinerary (L/D)

Services Excluded

Personal expenses

Tips

Remarks

Children under 12 years sharing room with 2 adults with extra bed 70% of adult rate.

Children under 12 years sharing room with 2 adults without extra bed 50% of adult rate.

Valid only if child travels with two paying adults.

 

 

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