Top Tours – The collection of resorts a short trip from Bangkok – Hua Hin, Cha-Am, Pranburi, and Khao Takiab – is guaranteed to surprise you. While you may not have heard of Hua Hin, its proximity to Bangkok and its natural charms makes it a great place for a short vacation or a longer stay. There’s plenty to do and see in Hua Hin, from fantastic seafood restaurants to beaches and water sports. Check out these nine Hua Hin top tours if you want to spend the day doing something a little different.
Waterfall/ Image via Mike Behnken/ Flickr
1. Pala-U Waterfalls and Elephant Trekking
Travel into the heart of Kaeng Krachan National Park on a full-day tour, experiencing the natural beauty of this Thai paradise. The 11-tier Pala-U waterfalls are not to be missed, and you will also encounter many bird and mammal species, from wild elephants to rare flora and even tigers. You can explore the park on the back of an elephant and take a trip to cool down in the waterfalls.
2. Snorkeling at Talu Island
This hidden gem of an island is a mere 15 minutes by boat from the fishing town of Bang Saphan Noi. Talu Island is the perfect place for a snorkeling tour; you won’t regret putting your flippers and mask on here. The area is known for its clear waters and abundance of marine life. You will also discover a vast array of coral species. Plus, you can relax on the golden sands of Talu Island once you have exhausted yourself snorkeling. Full-day tours are available from Hua Hin.
3. Phetchaburi Tour
The historic town of Phetchaburi is located on the main road to the southern part of Thailand and is an ideal destination for a trip from Hua Hin. Phetchaburi is home to many different temples, mural paintings, and a museum on a fantastic hilltop overlooking the town. Take a tour of this town if you are looking for a beautiful place that’s a little different.
4. Town Top Tours in Hua Hin & Cha-am
If you want a shorter, half-day tour of the urban landscape, take your place on top tours of Hua Hin and Cha-Am’s interesting places. Depending on the tour, you can check out the Marughadayavan Palace in Cha-Am, the hill Khao Takiab, and various museums and open spaces.
Cha-Am Beach/ Image via Amy Thibodeau/ Flickr
5. Kayaking at Khao Daeng
The beauty of Khao Daeng Sam Roi Yot National Park is not to be missed. Take a full-day adventure tour into the heart of the national marine park to explore the mountains on foot, then hop into a kayak to take a trip through the mangrove forests surrounding the shoreline. Many tour operators offer trips to the Khao Daeng National Park from Hua Hin and its surroundings.
6. Tour of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Take a one-day trip to look at the floating market and investigate the everyday lives of the local people. You’ll find a colorful, fascinating world with plenty of photo opportunities on offer. A variety of tour operators offer a trip to the floating market and often combine the tour with lunch.
7. Tour of Sam Roi Yot National Park
The marine national park called the “Three Hundred Peaks” park was the first to be created in Thailand. A tour of this area is a fascinating experience. You’ll see the limestone cliffs and mountains, the tiny coves, the beaches, and the small islands. The national park is also home to an area of wetlands and marshes where you can spot various birds and endangered animals. A tour is a convenient way to get to the heart of this special spot.
8) Huay Yang Waterfall Tour
The small town of Prachuap Khiri Khan is located in a scenic part of the countryside called “Little Rio.” Take a tour to this area to see the waterfalls and check out the beaches and towering mountains that are close to Burma’s border.
9) Hua Hin Night Tour
Take advantage of lower temperatures at night to explore some of the interesting features of Hua Hin. You’ll be taken on foot or in a trishaw to various spots in Hua Hin, including the Railway Station, the fishing pier, and the Night Market. A good, short introduction to the charms of Hua Hin.
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