Spend your summer vacation in Thailand and experience golden temples, everyday life on Bangkok’s rivers, Pranburi’s pristine beaches and the vast landscapes of Sam Roi Yot National Park, the beautiful sandy beach on the tropical island of Koh Talu.
The adventure begins in Bangkok where you can visit the local and vibrant markets, experience the “clowns” and feel your inner peace at the beautiful Buddhist temples. Then the journey continues south to a wonderful resort in Pranburi. The resort is located right on the beach and only a diet walk from the green and lush Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park. Khao Sam Roi Yot is one of Thailand’s most spectacular beach areas with vast beaches where mass tourism has not had time to reach. The trip ends with a wonderful stay in tropical surroundings on the small island of Koh Talu. Welcome to paradise!
Day 1: Departure from Scandinavia
You fly from Scandinavia to Thailand where you arrive the next day.
Day 2: Arrival in Thailand
Upon arrival in Bangkok, you will be picked up at the airport and driven to New Road Guest House. Your accommodation is very centrally located and has a cozy and homely atmosphere. In the lobby there is a service center that is happy to assist with travel tips and practical questions. In addition, New Road Guest House has i.a. own restaurant, hammocks on the terrace, DVD room and a cozy bar. The rest of the day is open for your own exploration of Bangkok. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 3: Bangkok – Excursion on the clowns
The journey starts at New Road Guest House where you go with the guide to the quay where the boat is waiting. From here you go a bit down the main river Chao Phraya which flows through Bangkok. You get to see part of Bangkok’s silhouette before you go further into the narrow cliffs (tributaries). The boat takes you calmly and quietly over the clumps that form the lifeblood where the contrasts are great. On the clowns, traders sail around in their small boats and offer everything from fresh vegetables and scalding soup to umbrellas. Impressive and well-kept wooden houses in teak lie side by side with simple small tin sheds. The contrast to Bangkok’s hectic city life is enormous: here the silence is broken only by motorboats, the roosters’ crows, music and the children’s happy laughter. The first stop of the journey takes place at Wat Khun Chan Temple. The quiet tranquility of the temple fits in well with the artist area located nearby. There you walk on wooden footbridges between artists, an old hair salon, an old country store, vintage posters and a beautiful stupa. Then the journey continues to an orchid grove and a place where you can feed the sacred catfish. The journey ends with you leaving the clowns and steering the boat towards “Pier 9” on the Chao Praya river. You dock at the pier next to the Grand Palace and from there you can visit the temples on your own – e.g. Grand Palace, Wat Pho or Way Arun. You can also continue the day with some shopping or take the public ferry back to New Road Guest House. ( Then the journey continues to an orchid grove and a place where you can feed the sacred catfish. The journey ends with you leaving the clowns and steering the boat towards “Pier 9” on the Chao Praya river. You dock at the pier next to the Grand Palace and from there you can visit the temples on your own – e.g. Grand Palace, Wat Pho or Way Arun. You can also continue the day with some shopping or take the public ferry back to New Road Guest House. ( Then the journey continues to an orchid grove and a place where you can feed the sacred catfish. The journey ends with you leaving the clowns and steering the boat towards “Pier 9” on the Chao Praya river. You dock at the pier next to the Grand Palace and from there you can visit the temples on your own – e.g. Grand Palace, Wat Pho or Way Arun. You can also continue the day with some shopping or take the public ferry back to New Road Guest House. (F )
Day 4: Bangkok on your own
You have all day to explore Bangkok on your own. Go on a journey of discovery in the exciting city where lots of experiences await. We have lots of suggestions for great experiences if you need inspiration. Winberg Travel recommends, among other things, a bike ride behind the city’s facade or exciting trainspotting in Mahachai. The day offers an exciting excursion from the hectic city life in Bangkok to the lively and green countryside where you can experience the local everyday life. ( F )
Day 5: Bangkok – Pranburi
Today you head south towards Pranburi and Sam Roi Yot National Park. Sam Roi Yot is one of Thailand’s most spectacular beachfront destinations and is only a 3-4 hour drive from Bangkok. This place is truly the very definition of paradise. Dolphin Bay Pranburi is one of the area’s most famous beaches. Here you will stay in a lovely hotel on the beach for the next five nights. It gives you several days to just relax and enjoy the area on your own. ( F )
Day 6-9: Pranburi and Sam Roi Yot
The area invites to relaxation and beach life, walks and bike rides along the beach and excursions into the green landscape of Sam Roi Yot National Park. Go exploring in the green and lush national park. The idyllic islands and beaches, the crystal clear waters, the picturesque limestone formations and the protected tropical rainforest have given the area a well-deserved reputation for being one of Thailand’s most beautiful places. Sam Roi Yot is best described as “little Krabi” with his dramatic limestone cliffs jutting out of the jungle. The national park is known as the “mountain with 300 peaks” due to its magnificent and seemingly endless landscape with incredibly beautiful rock formations. Go on a journey of discovery and look for hidden temples among the rocks while the monkeys swing between the trees and chatter in the background. You can also stay at the hotel and enjoy sunbathing and swimming, visiting Pranburi or Hua Hin. Or why not take it easy in the area and eat well at one of the small cozy restaurants? There are lots of opportunities! (F )
Day 10: Sam Roi Yod / Pranburi – Koh Talu
Today the journey goes to the more beautiful than Koh Talu. After a couple of hours by car and a little over an hour by boat, you arrive at Koh Talu, a real Thai paradise island. Here are fantastic sandy beaches, crystal clear water and an incredibly fine coral reef where you can see a variety of exciting fish. Here you have barely three days to fill with long sleeping mornings, relaxation, snorkeling or to simply enjoy life. The island is covered by lush tropical forest with the possibility of shorter hiking trips. At the resort you can also rent kayaks and snorkelling equipment. ( F , L , M )
Day 11: Koh Talu – on your own
You have the day off to enjoy life and relax in the wonderful tropical environments. For example, you can use the time for a relaxing massage, hiking, renting a kayak or fishing for octopus. ( F , L , M )
Day 12: Koh Talu – Pranburi
Today it’s time to say goodbye to Koh Talu. Before you go, you can have one last snorkeling trip or just take it easy and enjoy the beach and the resort’s facilities. Towards the afternoon you will return to the mainland where a driver is waiting and drive back to the resort at Dolphine Bay, Pranburi, where you will spend the night. ( F , L )
Day 13: Pranburi – Bangkok – departure from Thailand
The wonderful holiday is coming to an end. You will be picked up at the resort and driven to Bangkok Airport. The time depends on when your flight departs. ( F )
Day 14: Arrival in Scandinavia
Arrival in Scandinavia
Three nights at a guesthouse in Bangkok
Five nights at a hotel in Pranburi
Two nights at a hotel on Koh Talu
One night at a hotel in Pranburi