Program 6 Days 5 Nights

Day 1
12.45 pm Meet at Don Mueang International Airport, Bangkok
2.45 pm Travel to Nakhon Si Thammarat on AirAsia flight FD 3186 (Travel time: 2.45 pm-4.05 pm)
4.05 pm Arrive at Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport. Collect your luggage and prepare to travel onwards.
5.00 pm Check-in to Mandy Nok Hotel (on Sundays, there is also a morning activity in which you can offer alms to monks, without any added fees)
6.00 pm Dinner at Krua Nai Nang with the chance to taste authentic Southern Thai cuisine.
8.00 pm Leisure time
Day 2
8.00 am Breakfast
10.00 am Check-out, preparing your bags, and prepare for your onwards trip
10.30 am Listen to the story and history of Nakhon Si Thammarat while visiting City Pillar Shrine and City Wall of Nakhon Si Thammarat. Stop by to pay your respects at Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, an important temple of this province.
12.00 pm Lunch at Kopi Restaurant, a traditional, popular restaurant at Nakhon Si Thammarat. Kopi Restaurant offers a range of food and drinks including Kopi coffee, Bak Kuh Teh, and Dim Sum.
1.00 pm Learn about Nakhon Si Thammarat’s ‘niello’, a type of craftsmanship associated with the upper-class that lived through hundreds of years at Nakhon Si Thammarat. Niello dates back to the Ayutthaya period, and involves engraving different metals with a black inlay. Learn about the background of this art and try designing your very own niello.
2.00 pm Relax with a cup of coffee at Pixzel Café, a chic café in the nearby area.
3.30 pm Learn about the diverse cultural background of the area, including musical instruments for shadow play and the shadows are made. This local Southern performance art has its own beauty and is unique from other regions in Thailand (at Ban Nang Ta Lung Suchart Subsin).
5.00 pm Travel to Promloke Village, which is plentiful in terms of natural resources. The combination of waterfalls, forests and mountains results in diverse food selections, including various fruits, traditional herbs, and local vegetables that all can be used in cooking a delicious and healthy meal.
6.00 pm Arrive at the village and receive a warm welcome from the villages. Listen to the background history of Promloke Village
6.30 pm Dinner and leisure time
Day 3
7.00 am Breakfast at Homestay
8.00 am
  • Hop on a converted red truck (with seats), kind of like a community bus, before heading on a mini-adventure through Khao Luang National Park where you’ll learn all about the diverse eco-system along the way. The aim of this trip is to learn and understand the importance of Khao Luang, which is considered an essential natural resource, including being a water source for the area.
  • Visit Suan Somrom to learn how to grow vegetables and fruits in the community’s forest such as Pra Tree, mangosteen, and durian, among others.
  • Together, harvest vegetables along the way and prepare lunch (using different types of vegetables)
12.00 pm Lunch with traditional Thai food at Rim Lamthan, where you can enjoy relaxing and some leisure time at Promloke Waterfall.
2.00 pm Take a bike ride through the surrounding village with the chance to talk with some of the local villagers. Enjoy some relaxing leisure time.
4.30 pm Visit the village’s evening market, which is where many of the villagers gather to sell their home-grown fruit and vegetables. Here, we’ll all get to see plenty of traditional local food and delicacies, as well as some rather strange fruit and vegetables that are rarely seen elsewhere in Thailand – all for sale!
6.00 pm Dinner with local dishes served.
Day 4
7.00 am Breakfast at the homestay
8.00 am Travel to the mushroom farm, which is one particularly interesting occupation of the villagers in the community. Learn about the process of growing and gathering mushrooms to prepare lunch together.
11.00 am Get cooking together and have lunch at the mushroom farm.
2.00 pm Learn how to make sun-dried lady finger bananas with honey; you’ll be taught the entire process, from selecting the right bananas to packaging them for sale.
6.00 pm Travel back to the village in time for dinner.
Day 5
7.00 am Breakfast at the homestay
8.00 am Join a fun activity of making batik clothes from natural colors. Batik clothing is another popular and interesting product of the community at Wang Pla Ngae. You can also experience the magnificent view as fish swim in the water while the evening sun sets.
12.00 pm Lunch with local dishes at Wang Pla Ngae
1.00 pm Learn how to perform the ‘Manorah’ dance, a performance of Southern Thai people that has its own unique characteristics from other regions in terms of its history, instruments, costumes, basic dance moves (which you can try yourself!)
5.30 pm Sit down for dinner with local dishes served and join in with the ‘Manorah’ dance with villagers (if you feel like it!)
7.00 pm Travel to Baan Laem Village, a small and friendly Muslim fishermen community. This village is yet another place that reaps the benefits from Khao Luang. Although the community is located at the river mouth, it is also plentiful in terms of natural resources – especially sea clay which, is considered a ‘pool of gold’ for the community.
7.30 pm Travel to Baan Laem Village and enjoy leisure time.
Day 6
6.00 am Meet together at the port, and take a boat out to sea to experience the fishermen’s way of life early in the morning. Have your cameras ready to catch the mesmeric morning sunrise.

  • Visit the bountiful mangrove forest and learn how balance is created within the ecosystem.
  • Witness the fishermen going about their daily lives as they take their boats to catch fish in the ocean.
  • Breakfast is served on the boat (coffee, sticky rice, egg custard, deep-fried dough stick, and spicy rice salad with vegetables)
  • Try a mud spa, using natural mud that helps moisturize and detoxify the skin.
9.00 am Arrive back on land and take a much-needed shower!
10.00 am Tuck into a fresh seafood lunch (or brunch) with popular dishes including fried kongkang leaves and mud rice.
11.00 am Say good bye to the village and travel to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
12.50 pm Travel back to Bangkok on AirAsia flight FD 3185 (12.50pm – 2.05 pm)