TOUR 8B – (B or S);Thailand Meanderer South: Small Group Tour
15 Days. From AUD $1,400

THIS SOUTH THAILAND SMALL GROUP TOUR HAS THE OPTION OF BUDGET OR STANDARD ACCOMMODATION:

While all Baktrax trips try to show you the real cultures of the destinations you visit, the Meander trips along with our Pure Central Thailand tour are probably more suitable for those visiting Asia for the very first time and who want to see a cross section of what it’s all about while traveling slowly enough to make it an even more relaxing holiday as well as a small group tour.

They would be even more suitable for families also.

GO FOR IT! LISTEN! LOOK! SMELL! TASTE! LEARN!

The South Meander takes in the better known destinations of Bangkok & Hua Hin as well as the three less visited provinces of Samut Songkram, Phetchaburi, (Cha-Am) and  Prachuap Khiri Khan.

B= (1 to 2 star hotels x 3 nights, Simple guest houses x 11 nights).

S = (3 star hotels x 9 nights, 1 to 2 star hotels x 5 nights).

a collection of statues of the meditating buddha
teaching buddha statues at the emerald buddha temple in Bangkok, Thailand
the entrance to Wat Po temple in Bangkok, Thailand

From AUD $1,400

Group Size: Minimum 1, Maximum 8

Guaranteed to depart

English speaking tour coordinator

Visiting
BANGKOK - SAMUT SONGKRAM - CHA-AM - PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN - HUA HIN

Accommodation
BUDGET

  • One to two star  hotel, (3 nights).
  • Simple guest houses and hotels, (11 nights).
STANDARD
  • Three star hotels, (9 nights).
  • One to two star guest houses and hotels, (5 nights).

Transport
Bus, Train, Taxi.

Day Trips
None included.

Entry Fees
All included when part of the itinerary.

Meals
15 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 your 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:

Tonight our small group Thailand 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 3:

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 4:

Tonight our small group Thailand tour will stay in; CHA-AM - Our small group tour heads for the beach today via local buses. Cha-Am is a very popular weekend beachside destination for Bangkokians and other locals but as we are there mid week and there are less crowds, this beautiful coastal destination is even more appealing. B.

Day 5:

CHA-AM - This lesser known seaside resort has a great atmosphere whether laying on the long beach during the day or eating seafood at night. The local town part of Cha-Am is a short motor bike taxi ride away from the beach where you will be able to visit the once weekly night market with lots of goodies on offer to tempt and delight. B.

Day 6:

CHAAM - See Day 5. B.

Day 7:

Tonight our small group Thailand tour will stay in; PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN - By bus or train today will see our small group tour in 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. No meals.

Day 8:

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN - A totally free day to lay on a beach or by the pool (standard accommodation option only for the latter), or perhaps explore this peaceful little seaside town. For the active, Khao chong Krajok, (mirror tunnel mountain), is a tough walk to the temple on the top of Wat Thammikikarem. Even more monkeys will entertain you along the way before more great town and ocean views. B.

Day 9:

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 10:

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 11:

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

Day 12:

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

Day 13:

Tonight our small group Thailand tour will stay in; BANGKOK - By bus or train Our small group tour will return to where we began,  Bangkok, with the rest of the day free. B.

 

Day 14:

BANGKOK - Last minute shopping, sightseeing or a day trip are among the myriad of options for your last day in the city of Angels known as Krungthep to the locals. A farewell dinner will be had in the evening. B. D.

 

Day 15:

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

Tour Departure Dates

2017
15 Jul, 19 Aug, 16 Sep, 21 Oct, 18 Nov, 16 Dec

2018
20 Jan, 17 Feb, 17 Mar, 21 Apr, 19 May, 16 Jun, 21 Jul, 18 Aug, 15 Sep, 20 Oct, 17 Nov

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

Price

P/P, land only;
Budget: AUD $1,400
Single Suppliment: AUD $520
Standard: AUD $2,070
Single Suppliment: AUD $870