Program 6 Days 5 Nights

Day 1: Bangkok – Don Mueang Airport – Trang Airport – Ban Lam Khanun Community
11.00 am Assemble at the AirAsia counter inside Terminal 2 of Don Mueang International Airport.
1.00 pm Board flight FD 3243 to Trang.
2.30 pm Arrive at Trang Airport, with a van taking you onwards to Ban Lam Khanun Community, which is located in Tambon Na Chum Het, Amphoe Yan Ta Khao, Trang Province.
3.15 pm Arrive at Ban Lam Khanun Community Learning Center. Enjoy welcome performances, taste local desserts and refresh with herbal drinks from villagers. Head out and shop for local products at Lam Khanun Floating Market (open every Saturday and Sunday). Head back to the accommodation.
Evening Enjoy a traditional dinner. Watch local youths rehearse theor ‘Manorah’ performance, which is unique to the south of Thailand (if a rehearsal is on)
Stay at Ban Lam Khanun Homestay (Mr. Nhuaim House) or accommodation of a similar quality
Day 2: Ban Lam Khanun Community – Sai Rung Waterfall
Morning Make offerings to the monks and enjoy a traditional breakfast.
Join in with the learning activities held at Ban Lam Khanun Community:

  • Learn about renewable energy, including hydroelectricity, solar greenhouses and ‘Na Chum Het’ firewood stove (smokeless).
  • Learn how to burn charcoal inside the 200-liter barrel, from preparing firewood to making the fire.
12.00 pm Enjoy a traditional lunch.
Experience the crystal clear water of Sai Rung Waterfall, the water source located within the Khao Bantad Wildlife Sanctuary (don’t forget to bring your swimming gear)
Evening Enjoy a traditional dinner. Watch local youths rehearse their ‘Manorah’ performance, which is unique to the south of Thailand (if there is a rehearsal going on)
Stay at Ban Lam Khanun Homestay (Mr. Nhuaim House) or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 3: Ban Lam Khanun Community – Kayaking along Lamphikul River
Morning Make offerings to the monks and enjoy a traditional breakfast.
Learning activities at Ban Lam Khanun Community in the morning include:

  • Visit the community’s integrated farm which is based on the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy. Learn how to grow crops, tend to the chickens and fish, and see how the families earn their income.
  • Join agricultural-based activities such as beekeeping, making bio-fertilizer, growing corn, etc.
  • Pick local vegetables to cook your own lunch, such as fried ‘flame flowers’ with eggs.
12.00 pm Enjoy a traditional lunch.
Kayak along the Lamphikul River, which connects 5 separate tributaries. Experience the beauty of nature and traditional farming lifestyles along that can be seen along the banks of the river (approximately 1.45 hours).
Evening Enjoy a traditional dinner.
Stay at Ban Lam Khanun Homestay (Mr. Nhuaim House) or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 4: Ban Lam Khanun Community
Morning Make offerings to the monks and enjoy a traditional breakfast.
Learning activities at Ban Lam Khanun Community:

  • Cooking class: learn how to make local desserts such as Khanom Nom Sao.
  • Workshop: try crafting propellers and windmills from natural and leftover bamboo.
12.00 pm Enjoy a traditional lunch.

  • Learn about sufficiency economic agriculture at Sri Thongdam Lam Khanun Lime Orchard.
  • Workshop: Try grafting Sri Thongdam Lam Khanun lime trees to reproduce this native plant.
  • Workshop: Make honey-fermented lime, which is loaded with health benefits.
Evening Enjoy a traditional dinner.
Enjoy a local ‘Manorah Klon’ performance (only in Trang), which is a parody of the original Manorah.
Stay at Ban Lam Khanun Homestay (Mr. Nhuaim House) or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 5: Ban Lam Khanun Community – Nang Talung Carving – Khirirat Family’s House – Peninsular Botanic Garden (Thung Khai) – Ban Lam Khanun Community
Morning Enjoy a local breakfast.
8.30 am Local art and culture learning activity: ‘the carving of Nang Talung’ (shadow puppets).
12.00 pm Lunch.
Afternoon Travel to Tambon Thung Khai, Amphoe Yan Ta Khao, Trang.
Explore Khirirat Family’s House. The Khirirat family was the first family to move and settle in Tambon Thung Khai. This two-story house was built adhering to the local architectural style; the first story is made from bricks and the second story from wood, with Chinese and Islamic-inspired patterns. The house has mixed hipped gable roof.
Visit the Peninsular Botanic Garden (Thung Khai), which features a botanical and herbal garden, plant museum, botanical library and various nature trails. The highlight of the botanical garden is the Canopy Walkway, a walking trail inside the canopy itself, spanning 3 levels with varying heights between 5 and 20 meters.
Evening Enjoy a local dinner.
Stay at Ban Lam Khanun Homestay (Mr. Nhuaim House) or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 6: Ban Lam Khanun Community – Kantang Railway Station – Trang Airport – Don Mueang Airport
Morning Enjoy a local breakfast and prepare to say goodbye to the community.
9.00 am Visit the Kantang Railway Station on Nah Khai road. This railway station is the last terminal of the Southern – Andaman railroad. This single-story building features a Panya-style roof and each pole is decorated using fretworks. The building is an example of classical architecture which was famous during King Rama VI’s reign. There are also some old utensils once used in everyday life found inside the station.
12.00 pm Lunch.
1.00 pm Say goodbye to the community and head to Trang Airport by road.
1.30 pm Arrive at Trang Airport and check-in at AirAsia counter.
2.55 pm Board flight FD 3246 to Bangkok (arrive at 4.25 pm)
5.30 pm Back to Bangkok to end the trip.