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Thailand Getaway

An unseen shade of Siam


NAKHON SI THAMMARAT – KHIRIWONG –

PHATTHALUNG – KHANOM BEACH

Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights


OUT OF THE BEATEN TRACK


This authentic tour in Thailand will take you to the beauties of the South, a region off the beaten path, unknown however so enriching.


You will follow an extraordinary itinerary such as: the discovery of remote villages, experiences with locals, breath-taking landscapes ... an brand new faces of Thailand!

First, you will immerse yourself in the daily life of Thais.


You will pass through diverse landscapes such as and untouched beaches, extensive lotus lake, vast fields as far as the eye can see and peaceful wildlife.

You will stroll through ancestral markets,

discovering local crafts and typical cuisine of the South.


This unique tour is an invitation to travel and to meet the authentic Thailand!

Day 1 : NAKHON SRI THAMMARAT – Starting point of your trip (-/-/-)


Arrival at Nakhon Sri Thammarat, a historic city housing some of the most important temples of the country.


Welcome by your English-speaking Guide, a specialist of this region of Thailand.

Transfer to the hotel in the city center for your check in (check in at 2 PM).


Take some of your time to sympathize with your tour-guide and get briefing about your upcoming trip.


Dinner on your own (your hotel has an “à la carte” menu with many local specialties).


Night at the hotel.


Day 2 : City tour in NAKHON SI THAMMARAT (B/L/-)


Breakfast at the hotel.


Begin the experience with a city tour by bicycle.

Start with the visit of Nakhon Si Thammarat’s National Museum (closed Mondays and Tuesdays), one of the best places to learn more about the history of the region. In this museum are exposed many relics that were found in the province, ranging from the Srivijayan Empire of Indonesia to the Khmers, revealing all the artistic styles diversity that the peninsula has been on.


Now, go back in time with the visit to the centenary house of “Ban Than Khun Ratthawut Wichan”. Formerly owned by the District Sheriff, this wooden house has been preserved in its original condition. It is representative of the architectural style of the South called "pan yha".


Lunch in a local restaurant.


Continue your journey by exploring the impressive Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, the oldest and most important temple in all southern Thailand. Built in 291 BC, the central pagoda contains a Buddha tooth. Also, we find this temple on the 0.25 THB coin.


Then stop by the workshop of Khun Suchat, a local artist who has an impressive collection of "Nang Talung" shadow puppets. He is one of the latest masters that keep on creating this near-extinct art. Khun Suchat’s team will perform a Nang Talung show for you. Let them tell you the stories of Siam tales and legends, through their sophisticated shadow puppets.


Now, come along the ancient ruined walls dating from the 12th century to go to the far north of the city and conclude this city tour with the sublime Wat Pradu Pattanaram. Rumors says that this is where the ashes of none other than Taksin the Great, predecessor of the current Chakri dynasty and founder of Bangkok, are housed. Fittingly, the temple style is Sino-Thai, as Taksin himself was half Chinese.


Back to the hotel.

Dinner on your own (your hotel has an “à la carte” menu with many local specialities).

Night at the hotel.

Day 3 : NAKHON SI THAMMARAT – KHIRIWONG (B/L/D)


Breakfast at the hotel.


Departure to Khiriwong village, located in the mountains of Khao Luang. Here, the villagers live in harmony with the nature. The simplicity of their lifestyle is a part of this small village’s charm.


On your arrival, get on your bicycle and stroll in the village. Stop at the local market and taste some typical products of the South. Then continue to the village orchards to discover the fruits and veggies cultivated.


Lunch at the village.


This afternoon, you will participate in the making of some handicraft such as the Tie-Dye by using only natural products, or the creation of mangosteen soap (activity chosen upon availability). Do not panic, the villagers are here to help you and teach you their ancestral techniques.


The rest of the day will be totally free for you to enjoy the surrounding of the village, or furthermore, to swim in the river.

Check In in the village Inn.


Dinner at the Inn’s restaurant.


Overnight at the Inn.

Day 4 : KHIRIWONG – PHATTHALUNG (B/L/-)


Typical Thai breakfast at the Inn.


Departure to Phatthalung, a region preserved from mass tourism, and with a breath-taking landscape.


Your vehicle gets you to the village of Ban Khuan Khreng to observe the braiding of the "Krachut". The women harvest the reeds from Thale Noi Lake and transform them into sublime basketwork, ranging from rugs, to handbags and hats.


Lunch in the village.


Get on board for a cruise trip on Thale Noi Lake, a natural park and stop-over for millions of migratory birds. With luck you might see herons, kingfishers or even cormorants.

During your navigation, you can observe the sublime landscape of the lake, a natural jewel covered with water lilies and lotuses (blooming from December to April). Look at the water-buffaloes taking a refreshing bath and the birds hunting for their next meal.

Check In at the hotel by the lake.


Dinner on your own (your hotel has an “à la carte” menu with many local specialities).


Night at the hotel.

Day 5 : PHATTHALUNG – KHANOM BEACH (B/L/D)


Breakfast at the hotel.


Take your time in the early morning, to watch the Thale Noi Lake come to life. You can see the fisherman handling the “Yo Yak”, giant traditional rocking fishing nets. A magnificent spectacle, looking like a ballet dance.


Route for approx. 220 km to the north of the province, towards Khanom Beach. Your vehicle takes the most beautiful roads in the South including: the Ekkachai bridge which crosses over Thale Noi lake and offers a sublime landscape of water lilies; the Sichon coast road that is often consider as the most beautiful in the country.

Lunch in a local restaurant on the way.


You arrive at Khanom Beach, the most beautiful beach place of this region of Thailand. Quite unseen, this beautiful virgin beach is made of a long stretch of white sand, shimmering by the clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand sea. Diving lovers will enjoy the beauty of the coral reefs.


Check in at the hotel, located by the beach and time to chill.

About 5 p.m., you will go for a boat trip in the canal and watch the fireflies’ ballet.


Dine in a restaurant along the canal before strolling through the central market.


Back to the hotel for the night.

Day 6 : Exploring KHANOM BEACH surroundings (B/-/-)


Breakfast at the hotel.


Early departure to Laem Phrathap bay for a boat excursion on the sea by long-tail-boat, to discover the coves where wild swallows come to settle. You will discover a fish farm as well as the small sanctuary on the island of Koh Nuï. With some luck and a lot of patience, you may meet the famous pink dolphins, a rare and particularly shy species.


Once the navigation finished, enjoy a relaxing moment with a "fish spas" in the river. The fish come to give you a pedicure by eating the dead skin of your feet. Warning, tickling guaranteed!


The youngest will also have a lot of fun at the nearby farm where they can feed the animals including goats, rabbits, parakeets.


Back to the hotel in Khanom and time to say goodbye to your Guide.

Time for you to relax.


Lunch and Dinner on your own

(your hotel has an “à la carte” menu with many local specialities).


Night at the hotel.

Day 7 : KHANOM BEACH – Beach Vacations (B/-/-)


Breakfast at the hotel.


Enjoy your free time, to do whatever you want: relax at the resort, get a sun bath, go swim in the clear sea water, go visit the surrounding...this is your time, and it’s all up to you.


Lunch and Dinner on your own

(your hotel has an “à la carte” menu with many local specialities).


Night at the hotel.

Day 8 : KHANOM BEACH – NAKHON SI THAMMARAT – End of your tip (B/-/-)


Breakfast at the hotel.


Keep on enjoying your stay until 12PM, time to check out.

Lunch/Dinner on your own

(your hotel has an “à la carte” menu with local specialities).


Upon your flight schedule, meet the driver at the hotel reception, and get in the transfer to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport.


END OF OURS SERVICES

* The course of our tour are subject to change due to requirements beyond our control and responsibility, such as flight rotations, market days, ferry and boat timetables, road conditions, etc. However, the services provided will be respected, except in cases of force majeure.

YOUR HOTELS (or similar, upon availability)


NAKHON SI THAMMARAT (2 nights)

GRAND FORTUNE HOTEL 4*- Superior Room

KIRIWONG (1 night)

KIRIWONG MONTANIA RIVERVIEW 2* (Auberge) - Standard Room

PHATTHALUNG (1 night)

SRIPAKPRA NATURE RESORT 4*- Srinam Room

KHANOM BEACH (3 nights)

KHANOM BEACH RESORT & SPA 4*- Deluxe Sea View Room

STARTING FROM 23,300 THB*

Get an additional -15% discount* if you travel with your kids.


CONTACT US NOW TO GET YOUR TAILOR MADE QUOTE & TRAVEL TOMORROW!


info@novaway.asia ..:::.. +66 (0)2 530 6722


*: Based on 6 PAX (updated on a travel from August to October 2020) // Discount available for children under 12 years old, sharing a room with 2 adults, using the sofa (if room equipped) otherwise in the same bed as the 2 adults.