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Discover Khanom 3 days / 2 nights

Nakhon Si Thammarat
SURATTHANI – KHANOM – NAKHON SI THAMMARAT

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Tour operates: January – October
Tour starts: Phuket
Tour finishes: Phuket
Type of tour: Group
Price per person based on double occupancy

Highlights:

  • Monkey training college
  • Pink dolphins sighting
  • Pancake rock
  • Nui Nok Island
  • Luang Por Tuad
  • Kiriwong village
  • Wat Phra Mahathat temple
  • Shadow puppet museum

Day 1. Suratthani – Khanom
Depart from Phuket to Suratthani.
10:00 AM Visit the monkey training college. This is the first monkey training center in the south of Thailand. Experience real friendship between the teacher and pupil monkey in their training. Learn how the teacher trains his pig-tailed monkey pupils. Many lessons are very interesting such a training monkeys to pick coconuts and fruit, learn about the different levels of nursery school, elementary school and junior high school.
12:00 PM Enjoy the lunch by Tapee river.
13:00 PM Journey to the land of Pink Dolphins and enjoy the beautiful sandy beach of Khanom bay. Check in to “Aava Resort”.
15:00 PM Adventure to the most beautiful cave of Khanom – Khao Wang Tong cave – to observe the beautiful stalagmite and stalactite in every corner of the cave.
18:00 PM Delicious dinner at Khun Lee’s restaurant.

Day 2. Khanom – Nakhon Si Thammarat
07:30 AM Breakfast
08:30 AM Pick up from the hotel. Depart to the pier. Cruise along Khanom bay coast
09:00 AM The pink dolphins sighting (Indo Pacific humpback dolphin). Visit “Pancake rock” – the landmark along Lak Sor Bay.
10:00 AM Travel to Nui Nok island, homage to Luang Por Tuad and experience a holistic fresh water hole in the middle of the ocean and learn about more than 400 years of legends of this holistic place.
12:00 PM Lunch will be served on Nui Island.
13:00 PM Travel back, return to the hotel.
15:00 PM Arrival to Kiriwong Village, an aciant community that is settled at the foot of Khao Luang. Explore the village, visit some of the ingenious villagers’ community groups. You will be awestruck by the industrious people and the amazing location of Kiriwong, encircled by beautiful jungle covered mountains. You can also show your craftsmanship in making your own natural tie-dyed clothing. This village has been awarded as a best town and community by Thailand Tourism awards in 1998.
18:00 PM Check in to Muang Ligor hotel. Dining at the hotel.
19:00 PM Sightseeing the town and see the colorful of nighttime with tricycle.

Day 3. Nakhon Si Thammarat
07:30 AM Breakfast.
08:30 AM Arrive at Wat Phra Mahaathat. Wat Phra Mahathat Vihan is the most important temple of Nakhon Si Thammarat and southern Thailand. It was constructed at the time of the founding of the town, and contains a tooth relic of Buddha. The 78 m high chedi is surrounded by 173 smaller ones. While the chedi is now in Sri Lankan style, it is said to be built on top of an earlier Srivijaya style chedi. The chedi was renovated in early 2009 and now appears like new.
11:00 AM On a side street near Wat Phra Mahathat is the home of the south’s master of shadow puppetry, Suchart Subsin. Suchart has turned his home into a museum of shadow puppetry where you can see puppets collected from all over the world as well as craftsmen at work making new puppets.The museum is housed in a collection of traditional southern style wooden homes. There’s a small shop where you can purchase puppets, as well as tee-shirts and other memorabilia, but amazingly there is no charge to enter the museum or even a donation box.
12:00 PM Lunch at Chao Rua restaurant.
13:00 PM Souvenir and handicraft market.
14:00 PM Travel back to Phuket.

Tour includes:

  • 1 night accommodation at Aava Resort
  • 1 night accommodation at Muang Ligor hotel
  • 5 meals
  • English speaking local guide (for other languages supplement apply)
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Boat trip and kayaks
  • Entrance tickets
  • Insurance

Tour does not include:

  • Personal expenses