350 USD/Person TTM+ Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2018



13 - 15 June 2018 at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand

Tour Programme

PT04: The Charm of Two Coasts in Thailand

Itinerary for Post Tour : Chumphon - Ranong / (5 days, 4 nights) 350 USD/Person

17 June 2017

06.00 Hrs.
Flight check-in at Chiang Mai International Airport.
Depart for Surat Thani by Thai Air Asia flight FD 5421.
09.05 Hrs.
Arrive Surat Thani Airport.
09.30 Hrs.
Transfer to Phato District of Chumphon for rafting.
11.45 Hrs.
Ride the raft at your ease along the gentle Lang Suan River. The easy 90 minute rafting trip goes on five km. of steam that runs through wilderness of Chumphon. Each stop on the way is also filled up with interesting stories of the river and its relationship with local people. During harvest seasons, rafters can stop by and pick up fresh fruits from the orchards lining the water way.

Remark : Each raft is good for seven passengers and a staff.
13.15 Hrs.
Try out the local cuisine at Malin Rafting Service’s headquarters. An interesting dish is Thai style omelet cooked on banana leaf
14.15 Hrs.
Leave for the Dindang Natural Building Centre.
14.35 Hrs.
Learn to build clay and live on the self-reliant philosophy. The Dindang Natural Building Centre (www.dindang.jimdo.com) aims to promote the natural and traditional techniques of clay house building. Get a glimpse of life in harmony with nature and chemical free foods.
16.35 Hrs.
Leave for cruise trip in Ranong Province.
17.15 Hrs.
Arrive Ranong Customs Pier.
17.30 Hrs.
Get on board the Royal Andaman (www.facebook.com/theroyalandamanranong). The century old ferry rides you back to the last era during the glory day of tin mining in Ranong. The cruise imitates atmosphere of the old days when King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) cruised a royal visit to Malay Peninsula. Dress up in Ranong traditional attire and enjoy the elegant cruise as well as fine dining among great sunset view of Andaman Sea.

Highlight of the evening is the “Loy Prok Prao”. It is similar to “Loy Kratong”, but Ranong sea gypsy uses coconut shells which is filled with a flower and completed with a lighten candle. They float away the shells to thank their Water Goddess and for bless of their life.
21.30 Hrs.
Disembark and leave for hotel.
21.50 Hrs.
Check-in at Namsai Khaosuay Resort.

18 June 2017

08.30 Hrs.
Leave for picturesque islets in Laemson National Park, on the border of Ranong and Phangnga.
09.30 Hrs.
Speed boat leave for Koh Kum, Koh Yipoon and Koh Kang Kao.
10.00 Hrs.
Explore the peaceful islets and snorkeling among the crystal clear water in the crescent bay. Set on the border of Ranong and Phangna, Laemson National Park features neglected islands and peaceful sandy beaches lined with pine trees. The park is home to numerous bird species.
12.00 Hrs.
Lunch on Koh Kum.
13.00 Hrs.
Leave for Koh Phayam, Ranong
14.00 Hrs.
Disembark at Koh Phayam. The Island is an emerging destination for those who are in search of peaceful beach destination. Enjoy the turquoise-coloured sea or explore the island on kayak.
16.00 Hrs.
Head back to Ranong.
17.00 Hrs.
Disembark and get back to resort.
18.00 Hrs.
Arrive Namsai Khaosuay Resort.
19.00 Hrs.
Leave for Somboon Pochana Restaurant or Krua Mango Restaurant.
19.15 Hrs.
20.30 Hrs.
Get back to resort and at leisure

19 June 2017

08.30 Hrs.
Leave for agro-tourism and community based enterprise Gong Valley Eco Friendly in Kra Buri District, Ranong
09.30 Hrs.
Soak up yourself in the rich aroma of Ranong coffee. Learn about the delicate process to produce hand-roast coffee at Gong Valley Eco Friendly. The agro-tourism community enterprise specializes in coffee. It strictly controls the quality, from planting, sorting and grading quality coffee beans, and produces hand roasted coffee in local way. Take the journey through the passion-rich process and learn to enjoy coffee at different strengths.
11.30 Hrs.
Leave for Ban Mai Chai Khlong Homestay, Pathiu District, Chumphon

Lunch at the homestay, then learn how villager can protect the sea. The homestay plays its role to conserve marine life in Chumphon. For years, local materials such as coconut leaves and bamboo are used to make fish shelters, increasing the number of sanctuaries for coastal marine life. Explore the local lifestyle or how preserving mangrove forest results in better ecological system.
16.00 Hrs.
Check-in at Novotel Chumphon Hotel.

20 June 2017

08.30 Hrs.
Leave for Nature Home, Thung Tako District, Chumphon.
09.30 Hrs.
Visit Nature Home (www.wanapatson.com) which specializes in environmental-friendly products, ranging from mangosteen soap, bamboo charcoal, coconut oil based shampoo, to herbal shower cream. The centre shares such knowledge and visitors can make them at homes. The centre won the 10th Thailand Tourism Awards for agro-tourism.
11.00 Hrs.
Leave for Laem Ya Restaurant
12.00 Hrs.
Lunch time at Laem Ya Restaurant, Lang Suan District.
13.00 Hrs.
Leave for Surat Thani Airport.
15.00 Hrs.
Flight check-in.
16.10 Hrs.
Depart for Bangkok by Thai Air Asia flight FD 3232.
17.20 Hrs.
Arrive Don Muang International Airport and check-in to hotel in Bangkok.

21 June 2017

At Leisure / Your own arrangement for airport transfer.