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An unseen shade of Siam


SURAT THANI – KHIRIWONG – PHATTHALUNG –

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT – KHANOM BEACH

Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights


OUT OF THE BEATEN TRACK


This authentic tour in Thailand will take you to discover the beauties of the South,

a region off the beaten path, so enriching.

You will follow an itinerary out of the common: the discovery of remote villages, experiences with locals, breath-taking landscapes ... An unknown Thailand!

First, you will immerse yourself in the daily life of Thais. You will pass through diverse landscapes, ranging from coastal mangroves, to lotus lake, through extensive fields as far as the eye can see. 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 : SURAT THANI – Starting point of your trip (-/-/D)

Welcome by our driver at Surat Thani upon your arrival by train station / airport, and transfer to the hotel in the city-center for your check in (check in at 2 PM).

Before dinner time, meet your Guide, a specialist of this region of the south. The right opportunity to sympathize all together and get a little briefing about your upcoming itinerary.

Dinner in the city center.

Night at the hotel.

Day 2 : SURAT THANI – KHIRIWONG (B/L/D)

Breakfast in a local restaurant.

START OF YOUR ADVENTURES, ON THE FRONT OF THAILAND.

Boat trip in the coastal palm trees mangrove of Surat Thani. This little-known getaway takes you to a landscape made of natural tunnels, bordered by wooden houses on stilts, where you can observe the locals in their daily routine.

Departure to Khiriwong village, located in the mountains of Khao Luang. Here, the villagers live in harmony with 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 small local market and taste some typical products of Southern Thailand. Then continue to the mangosteen / durians orchards and other fruits and vegetables.

Typical lunch in the village.

This afternoon, you will participate in the making of some artisan products such as the Tie-Dye by using only natural products, or the creation of mangosteen soap. 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 even to swim in the river.

Check In in the village inn.

Dinner at the restaurant by the river.

Overnight at the hostel.

Day 3 : KHIRIWONG – PHATTHALUNG (B/L/-)

Typical breakfast in the village.

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

This morning, get 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 at the restaurant in the village.

Boat 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, observe the magnificent 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 fishes.

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 4 : PHATTHALUNG – NAKHON SI THAMMARAT (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 fishermen handling the “Yo Yak”, a giant traditional rocking fishing net. A surprising spectacle, looking like a ballet dance.

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

Visit 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 art, almost extinct. Come attend the show that will tell you about the tales and legends of Siam.

Lunch in a local restaurant.

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

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".

Check In at the hotel, located near the city center.

Dinner in a restaurant in the city.

Night at the hotel.

Day 5 : NAKHON SI THAMMARAT – KHANOM BEACH (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Take the road further up to the north of the province, towards Khanom beach, the most beautiful seaside 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.

Take a moment to say goodbye to your guide, who accompanied you throughout this amazing adventure.

Enjoy your relaxing stay in Full Board pension.

Night at the hotel.

Day 6 and 7 : KHANOM BEACH (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy your free time and do whatever you desire: relax at the resort, get a sun bath, go swim in the clear sea water, go visit the surrounding...

Full board and night at the hotel.

Day 8 : KHANOM – NAKHON SI THAMMARAT/SURAT THANI – End of your trip (B/-/-)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Keep on enjoying your stay, until it is time to check out (check out at 12 PM).

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 or Surat Thani 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)


SURAT THANI (1 night) RAJTHANI HOTEL 3*- Standard room KIRIWONG (1 night) KIRIWONG RIVERVIEW INN 2* PHATTHALUNG (1 night) SRIPAKPRA NATURE RESORT 4*- Srinam room NAKHON SI THAMMARAT (1 night) GRAND FORTUNE HOTEL 4*- Superior room KHANOM BEACH (2 nights) KHANOM BEACH RESORT & SPA 4*- Deluxe garden room

STARTING FROM 23,999 THB*

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*: Based on 6 PAX (updated on a travel from July to August 2020)

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