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Thailand is driven by the Buddhist faith and some 26,000 wats, or temples, dot the landscapes of this southeast Asian nation. Take a private tour of three significant Bangkok temples, including the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho and marvel at the religion that permeates the culture and traditions of this city.
Our tour of one of Thailand is oldest provinces starts at the fresh market where you can see many kinds of ingredient of Thai-Food and also fresh fruits.
Then continue to the center of Petchburi to the unmistakable Prang (Khmer-style tower monument) of Wat Mahathat. It is nonetheless stylistically influenced by the Ayuthaya period and its architectural interest belies its comparative lack of years .The towering central Prang rises from the middle of a cloister lined with Buddha images and is surrounded by smaller Prangs each with a small chapel..
At Phara Nakhonkhiri we continue our journey by cable car to the beautiful summer palace of King Rama IV also the setting of the famous movie The King and I. We see the royal heritage in the palace museum and admire the spectacular view from the observatory.
Our journey continues to Khao Luang Cave which houses not less than 170 Buddha images.From there we visit a stucco-art-decorated temple.We have lunch before transfer back to the hotel
Situated northwest of Hua Hin and running all the way to the Myanmar border, Kaeng Krachan is Thailand's largest national park. Home to myriad species of flora and fauna, it's a must-see destination for nature lovers. This private 5-hour tour includes a boat ride on the scenic reservoir.
The various vendors paddle up and down the waterway selling and battering their merchandise.
At this Floating Market we travel through small canals to glimpse the everyday life of riverside families going about their daily shores. The lively marker is bustling and colorful selling everything from noodle soup to tropical fruits etc.
The Pranburi River is a river in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province and is not far south of Hua Hin. The only town along the whole river is Pranburi, with this area primarily being a sleepy fishing community. As well as a lovely ride down the river in a small boat, a look at the many different fishing boats belonging to the locals you will go to a Pran Buri Forest Park and also a mangrove forest which sits at the river's estuary at the Gulf of Thailand.
Visit the 3 major monuments of Bangkok in a half a day tour guided by a certified professionnal:
- The Grand Palace and the Emerald buddha
- Wat Pho Temple
- Wat Arun Temple
And go through China Town and the flower market in 1 tour only.
With this tour you will see two areas of outstanding beauty that are not normally advertised or promoted.
At Chang Hua Man you can take a leisurely stroll around the reservoir and take oil the stunning views. There are photo opportunities aplenty - especially at the vintage aircraft.
Kaeng Krachan Dam is a superbly tranquil and serene setting. You will see the monkeys swimming around Monkey Island (but keep your valuables safe!).
You will get an insight in Buddhism when visiting religious places such as a cave that protects a Buddha statue that is over 700 years old and later on when visiting a temple. .
Shortly after we are welcomed into an original Thai home to see how Thai people live and work. The highlight of the excursion will be when visiting the town is school which only has around 50 students. Here the students will be given the opportunity to develop their English skills and practice their English with us. Join us on this excursion to see and learn more about this lovely country Included in the price is water as well as snacks.
Explore Sam Roi Yot National Park’s brilliant scenery and wildlife on a full-day trip from Hua Hin, and experience the unique coastal ecosystem of Thailand’s oldest marine park. Discover the shimmering pavilion in the heart of Phraya Nakhon Cave, enjoy lunch in the park and linger on beaches that stretch to the base of Sam Roi Yot’s soaring limestone peaks. Watch for the park’s playful wildlife: Irrawaddy Dolphins, Dusky Leaf Monkeys and Serow Goat Antelopes thrive in the protected area, which is also home to an extraordinary array of birds.
Pick up from your Hua Hin or Cha-am resorts to be taken to Monkey Mountain - Khao Takiab - where the Big Buddha Statue is by the sea. Drive up the hill to the best vantage point for a magnificent view of the beautiful coastline of Hua Hin.
One of this tour's highlights is Wat Huay Mongkol, home to the enormous statue of Luang Phor Thuad. Luang Phor Thuad is a legendary Thai monk revered for his enlightenment and ability to perform miracles. The statue, which can be seen from miles away, has him sitting in the meditation pose.
Wine lovers especially will shine to this next destination on the tour's itinerary, Hua Hin Hills Vineyard. Guests will have the opportunity to do some wine tasting (own expense) should they wish. The best time to visit is February/March when it is harvest time.
After roughly one hour here you will move onto Plearnwan. Plearnwan is a delightful, small open-air mall with some shops in a somewhat imitated setting of previous times.
Discover Hua Hin after dark, on a night tour of the city by samlor, Thailand’s traditional three-wheeled bicycles. Relax on the passenger street as your guide leads you through the old town’s atmospheric streets, and pause to take in Hua Hin’s most iconic sights. Explore railway stations and a bustling night market, barter for local handicrafts, and end your evening with a traditional seafood dinner; enjoy the breeze off the Gulf of Thailand while lingering over beautifully-prepared fresh fish.
Discover the wild waterways and dense mangrove forests of Pranburi on this rural retreat from Hua Hin. Get a taste of life in the Thai countryside with a visit to a tropical fruit plantation and sample freshly picked pineapples, mangoes, papayas and coconuts. Then, hop on a motorboat for a scenic cruise along the Pranburi River and stop to explore the mangrove swamps from a raised walkway.
Explore the wild, rugged scenery of Kaeng Krachan National Park, and visit Pala-U Waterfall on a full-day trip from Hua Hin. Rise from the coast into the lush countryside, and experience the extraordinary, 11-tiered cascade which tumbles along a steep, jungle hillside. Swim in Pala-U’s broad, cyan pool and enjoy a Thai picnic lunch along the water’s edge; clamber up rocky paths to the falls’ higher levels, and feed the fish at the brink of the highest tier.
Thailand is known for its incredible cuisine, and this Thai cooking experience reveals the secrets of making a variety of traditional dishes. Benefit from exploring Hua Hin market with a guide, who teaches you how to barter with vendors and pick out the best ingredients. The lesson includes two main dishes, and an extra dish (appetizer or dessert). Sample dishes include “tom ka gai” coconut milk soup with chicken, and pineapple stir-fry with prawns, chicken, cashew nuts, and raisins.
We will continue with a trek through unspoiled rainforest to Pa-La-U Waterfall where we trek up to the 4th cascades where the pool filled with wild carp fish. Experience the beautiful waterfall and jungle surroundings where wild monkeys and birds can be heard and sometimes spotted. After the waterfall, we will enjoy lunch at local restaurant and then back to HuaHin after a very happy and exciting trip
We strongly recommend that our clients to feel the spirit of Hua Hin, that is a golden teak wood palace built in 1923 on the beach, often known as – Love & Hope Palace- which used to be served as a summer palace in the past by the command of King Rama IV. This teak wood palace is situated between the districts of Hua Hin and Cha-Am.
After visiting the palace, we keep going to another stop which recounts all about of Hua Hin, it is Plearn Wan, where enjoyment and happiness of the Thais in the past time are displayed. Here you will be brought back to the past time of Thai lives until the present..
Finally ending the trip by having an English-styled tea break at Railway hotel (Sofitel Centara Hua Hin) whose outstanding architecture has been appreciated by the eyes of the world, where is the one of Southeast Asia is most romantic hotels.
Remark : not available on Wednesday since the Maruekatayawan is closed
Breathe the aroma of gentle scented lemongrass, the fragrance of lime leaves fresh from the market, a waft of garlic and chillies frying on full heat and tempered with Thai holy basil.
Witness an array of colours, from cool coriander green to red hot chilli peppers to creamy coconut milk, bubbling away in the pot.
Hear the clink of ice cubes in homemade lemongrass juice; become mesmerized by the rhythmic pounding of mortar and pestle, extracting the essence of our herbs.
Feel the texture of fresh ingredients in Tom-Kha-Gai; a cool garden breeze on your skin.
Now taste the tongue-tingling flavours from time-tested recipes, blissfully balanced to perfection.
-> You'll be greeted with lemongrass juice on ice.
-> You will then cook of 2 main dishes + an appetizer or Thai dessert.
-> Finally, you'll enjoy the dishes you’ve cooked in the tranquil environment of our small garden.
Thailand is home to an impressive range of native wildlife, but viewing the animals up-close in their natural habitat can be a challenge. On this wildlife safari, delve into the beautiful Kui Buri National Park—with round-trip transport from your Hua Hin accommodation included. With your guide to lead the way, spot wild buffalo, elephants, and more in their natural environment, and admire uninterrupted views over the countryside scenery.
Go beyond Bangkok city limits and gain a deeper understanding of life beyond the capital as you explore the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak. Travel by long-tailed speedboat as a guide unpacks the secrets of these 19th-century canals built by King Rama IV. Over the course of this half-day trip, cruise past vendors selling freshly picked produce, handmade sweets, and interesting souvenirs.
Hua Hin and Cha-am’s name and fame as a quality beach destination merges with the fact that this retreat for relaxation seekers has long been favoured by the past and current members of the Royal Thai family.
A good 3 hours’ drive south from Bangkok, the sandy shores flow gently over into a verdant green landscape, characterized by gently-rolling hills and slices of the country’s deeply-rooted connection with Buddhism. Blending all elements together and culture, nature and religion form the backbone of a tailored escape, away from the beaches and into the other side of this invigorating region.