Program 6 Days 5 Nights

Day 1: Bangkok – Tham Rong Community – Wat Tham Rong
12.30 pm Assemble at the meeting point in Bangkok and head to Tham Rong Community.
3.30 pm Pay respect to the sacred Luang Phor Dam and Luang Phor Khao Buddha statues at Wat Tham Rong, a highly-revered place by the locals.
Evening Dinner then leisure time for the rest of the evening in the community.
Rest at Ban Satham Homestay (or other accommodation of a similar quality).
Day 2: Tham Rong Community
Morning Breakfast.
Participate in the morning’s activities at Tham Rong Community, including:

  • Picking toddy palms
  • Cooking toddy palm cakes
  • Learning how to strip the palms and extract nectar.
12.00 pm Lunch.
Afternoon More activities at Tham Rong Community as you learn how to make and fly traditional Thai kites.
Evening Dinner and leisure time for the remainder of the evening.
Rest at Ban Satham Homestay (or other accommodation of a similar quality).
Day 3: Tham Rong Community
Morning Breakfast.
Take part in activities at Tham Rong Community:

  • Weaving with toddy palm fronds.
  • Crafting dolls from the toddy palm’s hard shells.
12.00 pm Lunch.
Afternoon Try cooking up some local dishes in a class, like:

  • Young toddy palm curry
  • Tom Kha Kai with banana flowers
Evening Dinner and leisure time for the rest of the evening.
Rest at Ban Satham Homestay (or other accommodation of a similar quality).
Day 4: Tham Rong Community – Cow Racing Festival
Morning Breakfast.
The morning’s activities at Tham Rong Community include:

  • Tending to the earthworms kept in the community.
  • Making red curry paste, an essential ingredient in many dishes.
12.00 pm Lunch.
Afternoon The main activity for the afternoon is a visit to Tham Rong’s integrated farm; here, you’ll learn all about this important farming technique and how it adds more value to agricultural products.
Evening Take a bike ride to explore the community and the nearby fish bank.
Dinner.
Night Check out a village’s local cow racing festival, which is held every Sunday night. This ancient (and unusual) sport is particularly popular among young men in Amphoe Ban Lat.
Day 5: Tham Rong Community – Laem Phak Bia – Chao Samran Beach
Morning Breakfast.
9.00 am Head to Laem Phak Bia Royal Project.
Visit the Green Caviar Seaweed Farm and Sai Med Raek Beach at the tip of Laem Luang.
12.00 pm Lunch.
Afternoon Leisure time at Chao Samran Beach (don’t forget your swimming clothes!)
Relax by the water as the sun sets.
Evening Dinner and leisure time for the rest of the evening.
Rest at Ban Satham Homestay (or other accommodation of a similar quality).
Day 6: Tham Rong Community – Natachom – Phetchaburi Riverside Community – Bangkok
Morning Prepare to leave the accommodation.
Breakfast.
9.00 am Bid farewell to the Tham Rong Community as you head back to Bangkok (with several stop-offs along the way).
9.15 am Enjoy coffee in the middle of rice fields at Natachom Coffee before heading to Wat Tham Khao Luang.
10.15 am Arrive at Wat Tham Khao Luang, the famous Buddhist temple hidden within a cave. Witness the incredible spectacle of sunlight shining through a whole onto the large Buddha statue inside the cave.
11.00 am Travel to Wat Koh Community, Talad Rimnam Market Community and Khlong Krachaeng Community.
12.00 pm Enjoy lunch and leisure time along the Phetchaburi Riverside Route. Here, you can pick up come Thai desserts, including Khao Chae (rice soaked in cool water), a traditional royal Phetchaburi dish.
1.00 pm Straight to Bangkok via the highway.
4.00 pm Arrive back in Bangkok to end the trip.