TOUR 4 (VB); Cash Before Comfort: South Thailand: Small Group Tour
14 Days. From AUD $1,030


This South Thailand Cash Before Comfort small group tour, being cheap (est), is aimed primarily at the under forty fives, (but certainly not restricted to), who may still have to worry more about cash and less about comfort. While Baktrax always prides itself with providing better value for the essentials in your up front price than any other budget or adventure operator this trip is even better value again if you can live without a bit of comfort.

Famous for it’s beaches  this South Thailand tour starts and ends as always in fascinating Bangkok and visits the less touristy destinations of Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan before doing the more touristy thing of lazing seaside at the more famous resort town of Hua Hin.

Once you arrive in Bangkok you will only need a few extra dollars to cover your arrival transfer,  meals not included and any drinks you require.(As always your tour coordinator will tell you the cheapest and best places for these also).  The transport and accommodation are certainly not the most comfortable available on this trip but it is still adequate enough to get us, along with the locals, where we want to go and you will still get a good nights sleep in a clean room also.


(Simple guest houses x 7 nights, Basic guest houses x 6 nights).

PRICE IS THE BOTTOM LINE ON THIS TRIP RATHER THAN COMFORT. This means giving more people the chance to experience other cultures while still having a relaxing holiday.


young Buddhist monks in Thailand
young thai woman wearing traditional Thai costume
Sunset on Koh Samui, Thailand

From AUD $1,030

Group Size: Minimum 1, Maximum 8

Guaranteed to depart

English speaking tour coordinator



  • Simple guest houses, (7 nights).
  • Basic guest houses, (6 nights).

Bus, Train, Taxi.

Day Trips
Old city of Ayuthaya, (full day).

Entry Fees
All included when part of the itinerary.

12 meals included as per itinerary.
B = Breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner.


Day 1:

Tonight our cheap Thailand small group tour will stay in; BANGKOK - Our cheap small group tour officially starts when you check into your Bangkok accommodation. A welcoming dinner will be had in the evening. If you arrive early enough your free time could be spent visiting Wat Phra Kaew & the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, MBK or Siam shopping centres or take a boat ride with the locals on the Chao Phraya express to some local shops in Nonthaburi.

A few of the  dozens of other options may be Vimanmek Teak Mansion, Chinatown, Wat Traimit, Jim Thompsons House, Silom or Sukhumvit road shops.

OR? Maybe just lay back and have a traditional Thai Massage. A month in the capital wouldn't allow you enough time to see it all. D.

Day 2:

Tonight our cheap South Thailand small group tour will stay in; KANCHANABURI - After breakfast our small group tour will transfer to the southern bus station to get a local bus to Kanchanaburi. The bridge on the river Kwai is obviously the main attraction but Kanchanaburi has a number of other attractions including   the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre Museum, Allied War Cemetery or Lak Meuang, (city pillar). Another real Thai evening market among other eateries will let you have that local experience also. B.

Day 3:

KANCHANABURI -   A free day in Kanchanaburi to visit all the afore mentioned attractions A great local restaurant or  market never far away either.. B.

Day 4:

Tonight our cheap Thailand small group tour will stay in; PHETCHABURI - Today our small group tour heads back to Bangkok but only for as long as it takes to get another bus to Phetchaburi. The lovely little  provincial capital of Phetchaburi is where we end up today. Phetburi as it's better known , seems to have a temple on almost every corner. This makes it a great place to stroll around and experience the serenity of local temple life with very few, tourists, if any at all in sight.  Phetburi is also known as the dessert capital of Thailand by many locals so local treats are the must tries. No meals.

Day 5:

PHETCHABURI - A totally free day to l explore this peaceful little  town. For the more active you may like to visit  King Mongkut's 19th century summer palace which is on a hilltop just out of town. On the way up you will see some more temples and maybe a monkey or two. The views from the top are wonderful on a clear day. B.

Day 6:

Tonight our cheap South Thailand small group tour will stay in; PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN - A short train ride today will see our  small group tour in the seaside provincial capital of Prachuap Khiri Khan. Prachuap is far less famous than its neighbour Hua Hin but also has some great beaches and seafood but without the hordes of tourists. The stunning limestone karsts jutting out of the ocean make the perfect backdrop for an evening coldie. Another great evening food market will allow more taste testing with the locals again. No meals.


Day 7:

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN - A totally free day to lay on a beach   or  explore this peaceful little seaside town. For the active, Khao chong Krajok, (mirror tunel mountain), is a tough walk to the temple on the top of Wat Thammikikarem.  Monkeys may entertain you along the way before some great town and ocean views. B.

Day 8:

Tonight our cheap South Thailand small group tour will stay in: HUA HIN - A very short bus ride will see our South thailand small group tour in the far more famous seaside destination of Hua Hin. For those who want a more touristy destination Hua Hin fits the bill perfectly. The town itself makes for a pleasant stroll and beaches are only a few minutes walk away also. In the evening one of the best night markets for seafood in all Thailand sets up on a daily basis. B.

Day 9:

HUA HIN - If you must be in a tourist destination then we guess we best do what tourists do. Lay on a beach, eat, drink and be merry.  Hua Hin wont dissapoint in this respect. B.

Day 10:

HUA HIN - Another day in a tropical seaside resort town to do nothing at all other than the afore mentioned sleep, eat, drink and be merry. B.

Day 11:

Tonight our cheap South Thailand small group tour will stay in; BANGKOK -  Sadly today our small group tour  will leave the coastal bliss by either bus or train and return to Bangkok. No meals.

Day 12:

BANGKOK -  After breakfast  a local operator will take you on a full days tour to the UNESCO World Heritage listed, Ayuthaya Historical Park where you will see the historical ruins with other attractions en route. B.

Day 13:

BANGKOK -  A last free day in the city of angels to shop, sightsee, go to a movie or any number of other things your tour coordinator will suggest to you. As it's a Saturday the enormous Chatuchak weekend market is a distinct possibility. A farewell dinner will be had in the evening. B. D.

Day 14:

Our cheap Thailand small group tour is officially over when you check out of your Bangkok accommodation. An airport transfer is included also. B.

You can now head home with your bank balance less of a worry than if you had travelled with somebody else other than Baktrax and you still had an awesome time while experiencing other cultures and relaxing on some fabulous beaches.

Tour Departure Dates

03 Feb, 17 Feb, 03 Mar, 17 Mar, 07 Apr, 21 Apr, 05 May, 19 May, 02 Jun, 16 Jun, 07 Jul, 21 Jul, 04 Aug, 18 Aug, 01 Sep, 15 Sep, 06 Oct, 20 Oct, 03 Nov, 17 Nov, 01 Dec

Any other date on application. (Minimum two people).


P/P, land only;
AUD $1,030
Single Suppliment: AUD $390