TOUR 14 – (M); South Thailand Holiday + Tour: Small Group Tour
15 Days. From AUD $2,120

 

This South Thailand small group holiday tour   is our most relaxed tour. It is the closest thing we have to an actual package holiday at the beach. So you get that as the main ingredient but you also get a real taste of Thailand prior to the seaside. If you need serious relaxation then this is the trip for you. Some easy travel days as well as a bit of history, shopping opportunities, friendly locals and great food as usual, but most of all it has both an off the tourist trail beach as well as a more famous one. Start off with simple accommodation and a bit of an adventure to the smallest province in the kingdom   and finish in quality accommodation by the seaside in Prachuap Khiri Khan and touristy Hua Hin. Throw in bangkok, the River Kwai and Phetchaburi along the way and you have it all.  A real Thai travel experience plus that relaxing holiday by the beach all rolled into one.

ACCOMMODATION = (4 star hotel x 4 nights, 3 star hotels x 4 nights, 1 to 2 star hotel x 3 nights, Simple guest house x 3 nights).

fishing boat anchored at Koh Samui, Thailand
a collection of statues of the meditating buddha
Sunset on Koh Samui, Thailand

From AUD $2,120

Group Size: Minimum 1, Maximum 8

Guaranteed to depart

English speaking tour coordinator

Visiting
BANGKOK - RIVER KWAI - SAMUT SONGKRAM - PHETCHABURI - PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN - HUA HIN

Accommodation

  • Four star hotel, (4 nights).
  • Three star hotel, (4 nights).
  • One to two star  hotel, (3 nights).
  • Simple guest house, (3 nights).

Transport
Bus, Train, Taxi.

Day Trips
River Kwai, (full day).

Entry Fees
All included when part of the itinerary.

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

Itinerary

Day 1:

Tonight our Thailand small group tour will stay in; BANGKOK - Our South Thailand small group tour officially starts when you check into our Bangkok accommodation. A welcoming dinner will be had in the evening. If you arrive early enough your free time could be spent visiting the enormous Chatuchak weekend market and/or, 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:

BANGKOK - A local operator will take our small group tour on a full days tour to the bridge on The River Kwai. En route you will visit a floating market and the Phra Pathom Chedi which is the tallest Buddist monument in the world.

As well as the bridge on the River kwai in Kanchanaburi you will also visit the Allied War Cemetary and the Death Museum. L.

Day 3:

Tonight our small group Thailand holiday tour will stay in; SAMUT SONGKRAM - An almost secret little rail line will see your small group tour travel by two very local trains, bisected by a river ferry crossing, to the geographically smallest province in the Kingdom, Samut Songkram. Also known as Mae Klong by the locals. It would be most unlikely to see any other non locals on this train. A fascinating look at local life both on the train and along the tracks.  B.

Day 4:

SAMUT SONGKRAM - A free day to wander around this REAL Thai provincial capital, it seems once again that the Baktrax philosophy of small is best rings true because the local population must surely be in the running for the friendliest people in this Kingdom of friendly people. Wat Phet Samut Worawihan will give you a look at a local temple. In the evening you will get the chance to have a ten courses or more dinner for a few dollars as you meander around the evening market sampling the numerous delights on offer. B.

 

Day 5:

 

Tonight our Thailand small group tour will stay in; PHETCHABURI - A short bus trip sees our South Thailand holiday small group tour in Phetchaburi for a convenient overnight stop. There will still be enough time on arrival to explore the local market and maybe visit a temple or two. Phetchaburi is known to many Thais as the dessert capital of Thailand.

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, again, very few tourists, if any at all in sight. No meals.

Day 6:

Tonight our South Thailand Holiday small group tour will stay on; PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN -  SECLUDED BEACH - Another short train ride will see our Thailand small group tour in the seaside provincial capital of Prachuap Khiri Khan. We will then transfer to our accommodation right on the beach a short distance out of town for two nights. This is a secluded area where relaxation is the only option. No meals.

 

Day 7:

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN - SECLUDED BEACH. - Another day to do more of the same. Stress out time continues. B.

Day 8:

Tonight our Thailand small group tour will stay in; PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN -  Back into town today for two nights with the local population and beside a spectacular piece of coastline. Sip a cocktail  with the rugged limestone karsts jutting out of the ocean as our back drop for another way to de-stress.. B.

Day 9:

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN - A totally free day to lay on a beach or continue by the pool after breakfast or perhaps 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.  A monkey or two may entertain you along the way before more great town and ocean views. B.

Day 10:

Tonight our   Thailand small group tour will stay in: HUA HIN - A very short bus ride will see our 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 11:

HUA HIN -  If we 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. A round of golf can probably be arranged for those wanting to stress out again.  B.

 

Day 12:

HUA HIN - More of the same seaside in tropical climes. B.

Day 13:

 HUA HIN - Yet another day to laze, shop, or meander around town or along the beach. B.

Day 14:

Tonight our South Thailand small group Holiday Tour will stay in; BANGKOK - By bus or train our small group tour will return to where we began,  Bangkok. A farewell dinner will be had in the evening. B. D.

Day 15:

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

Tour Departure Dates

2017
01 Jul, 15 Jul, 05 Aug, 19 Aug, 02 Sep, 16 Sep, 07 Oct, 21 Oct, 04 Nov, 18 Nov, 02 Dec, 16 Dec

2018
03 Jan, 17 Jan, 07 Feb, 21 Feb, 07 Mar, 21 Mar, 04 Apr, 18 Apr, 02 May, 16 May, 06 Jun, 20 Jun, 04 Jul, 18 Jul, 01 Aug, 15 Aug, 05 Sep, 19 Sep, 03 Oct, 17 Oct, 07 Nov, 21 Nov, 05 Dec

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

Price

P/P, Land only;
AUD $2,120
Single Suppliment: AUD $1,320