Overview

Bangkok is renowned the world over for its amazing nightlife, architecture, lifestyle and food. Thailand’s capital is one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities, with magnificent temples and palaces, authentic canals.

Hua Hin is a seaside resort in Prachuap Khiri Khan on the Gulf of Thailand. Once a quiet fishing village, the area has grown into a fashionable escape for residents of Bangkok, following the arrival of royal summer palaces in the 1920s. Known as a place where the city meets the sea, Hua Hin is home to excellent shopping, golf courses and a range of accommodation. Hua Hin Beach itself is popular for water sports, whilst the main stretch of sand is lined with tasty seafood shacks.


Bangkok encompassing a wide range of sights and experiences, whilst also optimizing several different methods of traditional travel, the tour takes you to beautiful temples, visit the landmarks of Bangkok.

This 6-day itinerary takes you to one of Thailand’s signature beach locations, to indulge in tropical escapism and adventure. Choose from a selection of optional tours, in which you can explore the local area, sample local delicacies and admire the views of this picturesque national park. By combining intrepid nature treks with visits to local markets and temples, you can get an immersive look into the culture and daily activities of local people, whilst also developing an appreciation for the land itself.

5 Nights 6 Days 18 Dec, 19 Dec, 20 Dec, and more
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • 5-night accommodation based on twin-sharing (2 persons per room)
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, and D=Dinner)
  • Private transportation in a chauffeur-driven, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled drinking water during transfers
  • Tours and activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional and licensed English-speaking guide (additional charge applies for other language speaking guide)
  • All entrance fees, donations and parking fees as per itinerary
  • 7% local government tax 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Visa fee/arrangements (if applicable)
  • Any domestic or international flights
  • Any alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone call, room service, mini bar, etc
  • Personal health and travel insurance
  • Gratuities/ tipping for driver and/or guide and porterage
  • Any applicable High Season and Peak /Festive Season surcharge
  • Any additional excursion/optional tours/activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Visit the landmarks of Bangkok, Grand Palace and Thailand’s most revered Buddha image residing in Wat Phra Kaew.
  • Visit Khao Sam Roi Yot to marvel at the natural landscapes and biodiversity
Itinerary

Day 1: Bangkok Arrival

  • Upon arrival at Bangkok International Airport, your private guide and driver will assist with transfer to your hotel.
  • Overnight at your hotel in Bangkok

Day 2: Bangkok – HD City and Temples tour

  • Breakfast at hotel. Meet your guide at the hotel and private transfer to visit the majestic Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha temple, Wat Pho and canal tour.
  • The splendid Grand Palace enclosure is home to many ornate temples and buildings in a variety of architectural styles. Gold leaf, reflective tilling and Buddha Images are to be seen everywhere. The magnificent Wat Phra Kaeo - a treasure trove of Thai arts and home to the Emerald Buddha, Thailand’s most revered Buddha image - is at the heart of the complex.
  • Walk to one of the oldest temples in Bangkok: Wat Pho - or the temple of the Reclining Buddha. The famous reclining Buddha, constructed in 1932, is enshrined in this temple. The 46-metre long and 15-metre high gold-plated Reclining Buddha, with eyes and feet inlaid with mother-of-pearl brings to mind the Lord Buddha’s entry into Nirvana. What Pho was also the first centre of public education in the Kingdom. Nowadays, it is an important centre for the teaching and administering of traditional Thai massage.
  • Overnight at your hotel in Bangkok

Day 3: Bangkok Arrival – Hua Hin

  • After breakfast, meet our experienced and licensed guide, who will assist with private transfer to Hotel at Hua Hin.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Hua Hin

Day 4: Hua Hin

  • Breakfast at your hotel, Sam Roi Yod National Park (Private tour) Journey to Sam Roi Yot National Park. Located 63 kilometres south of Hua Hin near Kui Buri district, this coastal national park covers an area of 98 square kilometres with limestone mountains, mangrove swamps, and beaches. It is also home to various kinds of local and migrating birds, which are plentiful from November to February. With many ridges, Khao Sam Roi Yot (or the mountain of 300 peaks) stands as a landmark for mariners and provides a good shelter for ships during a storm. Drive south for an hour to Sam Roi Yod National Park. On the way we pass through pineapple plantations and here we will make a stop, so you can get a closer look at these tasty fruits. Next, continue to an unspoiled fishermen's village and from here we’ll proceed by a simple fishing boat from Bang Pu Beach to quiet and secluded Laem Sa La beach. Here we have the starting point of a 30-minute climb up to Prayanakorn cave, in which you can see a beautiful pavilion that wasbuilt by King Rama V. When down on the beach again you will be served refreshments and lunch and spend some time relaxing before returning to your hotel.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Hua Hin

Day 5: Hua Hin

  • After breakfast at the resort, spend the rest of the day on beach, or simply sit back and relax.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Hua Hin    

Day 6: Hua Hin Departure

  • Breakfast at the hotel before checking out, meet our guide and transferred to the Suvarnabhumi Airport by our guide in a private basis. 

Good to know

  • Suitable for FITs, families and small groups. Minimum 2 persons per booking
  • Not suitable for those to travel with wheelchairs or walking gear
  • Private basis only (no seat in coach available)
  • Operated daily, with 48 hours advanced reservation required (subject to availability of the hotels/resorts)
  • Compulsory Christmas’ s Eve dinner on December 24th and New Year’s Eve dinner on December 31st 2018 (price varies depending on hotel policy – to be advised)

Other Useful Information

Passport & Visa

You will need a passport valid for six months after arrival date and appropriate visas to enter Thailand. We cannot accept responsibility if you are refused entry to the country because you lack the correct visa documentation.

Please check the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for the latest information and full details of your country’s visa agreement: http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/123/15396-Tourist-Visa-Exemption.html

Insurance

The tour price does not include personal insurance, so we highly recommend you arrange your own insurance prior to departure, including the cost of medical evacuation by air.

Local Currency

The local currency in Thailand is the Thai Baht (THB).  The current exchange rate is approximately USD 1 = THB 33. Major credit cards are widely accepted and foreign currency is accepted at most of the large hotels and authorized moneychangers. There are local banks as well as ATM machines in all main towns.

What do bring

Casual and comfortable lightweight clothing is suitable for traveling in Thailand. Clothing in layers is recommended if traveling to higher altitudes. Dress modestly and don’t wear shorts or sleeveless tops when visiting religious buildings. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended and should be removed before entering a private home. Wear a sarong and waist sashes when visiting  temples (both are provided at additional costs). Prepare a change of dry clothes for a day including water activities such as snorkeling or canoeing.

Electricity
220 V / 50hz is used in Thailand. We recommend you bring along a travel adapter.

Weather
Thailand enjoys a warm, tropical climate year-round with the most pleasant weather  from  October until February when the trade winds blow. The rainy season normally starts in June and usually lasts until September.

Language
The national language, Thai, is taught in all schools and spoken at home or in the markets, although the local people speak their local dialects in rural areas. English is increasingly spoken in the main tourist centres.

Tipping and Gratuities

It is generally accepted to tip local restaurant staff, luggage porters, drivers, and guides. It is however not mandatory. Recommended tipping for guides is between THB300-500 (USD 10-15) per day and for drivers, it is THB150-200 (USD 5-7) per day.

Notes
This itinerary has been carefully designed by our team to showcase unique and recommended experiences. Should you have any question in regards to this tailormade programme, please contact us.