A 2 day 1 night trip in Surat Thani without the beaches.
Be indulged in the nature, relax in the middle of the forest, and sleep in treehouses.
Are you looking for a travel plan for the long new year holiday? If that’s the case then you’re at the right place! Today, we’re giving out a free travel itinerary to go around Surat Thani. This time, we will be going for nature-themes with places to eat, where to stay, what to see, and many more!
Actually, Surat Thani has everything from sandy beaches, clear seawater, to rivers, mountains, waterfalls, forests, and a bewitching culture. You can find everything in one place and you can travel the whole year without getting bored at all! So, if you want a new, ravishing experience, follow us to Surat Thani’s Unseen Places.
📌What’s happening in this trip
- Seri Tae Tiam
- Wat Phra Borommathat Chaiya
- Stay at Our Jungle House
- The Elephant Camp Cafe, Khao Sok
- Nam Rad Forest Headwaters
We’ll start our trip with a tasty breakfast at Seri Tae Tiam By Poj (1st Branch), located in Mueang district of Surat Thani, which is only 5 minutes from the airport.
The shop is at the corner of the building and is very visible. The interior is decorated in a simple design and the menu features various dishes to choose from including dim sum.
There are various kinds of dim sum to choose from, you can just take your tray and pick any. After that, hand it over to the staff so they can steam it for us.
The highlight of this place, and you definitely should not miss it, is “Bak Kut Teh,” served hot in a clay pot.
🗺Seri Tae Tium Branch 1 By Poj : Talat sub-district, Mueang Surat Thani District, Surat Thani
📍Map : https://goo.gl/maps/73pVvgpzuoKt2Jro8
☎️Contact : 081 895 2065 , 096-6432424
⏰Opening hours : Everyday from 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
After filling up our stomachs, we’re heading over to “Wat Phra Borommathat Chaiya.” The temple contains Buddha’s relics and is the only temple in Thailand that can still preserve Srivijaya’s architectural style completely.
It is located in Wiang sub-district, Chaiya district, Surat Thani. This temple is considered an important sanctuary for Surat people and is one of the three sacred ancient sites worshiped in the southern region as well.
On top of that, it is one of the oldest temples still existing. There was evidence connecting to the time of the late Suvarnabhumi Kingdom and early Srivijaya Kingdom where they have adopted Mahayana Buddhism – which was ascertained from the ancient sites and antiques that still remain today and was present for many generations.
🗺Wat Phra Borommathat Chaiya : Wiang sub-district, Chaiya district, Surat Thani
📍Map : https://goo.gl/maps/8y6PFR4huHgZBM7bA
⏰Opening hours : Everyday from 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
After a long day, let’s have some rest. We’ll be staying at ‘Our Jungle House,’ a treehouse located in Klong-sok surrounded by trees, rivers, and the forest. Once you arrive, you’ll feel the fresh and clean air touching your face. It is the perfect place for relaxation and a mini get-away from the busy city.
What is more, other than the comfortable bed, the homestay is filled with all the facilities you will need when staying in a forest. So, you don’t need to worry when you’re here because sleeping in the forest will not be a difficult thing anymore!
At “Our Jungle House,” there are a number of activities you can enjoy, but what we highly recommend is the river tubing ride. You can ride along the calm river right next to the homestay. The water will freshen up your body and relieve all your stress. For other activities, you can contact the homestay for more information.
📌In terms of the prices, we have a monthly promotion for November, 2021
- Treehouse + breakfast, starting from 2,140 Baht per night for 2 persons
- Bungalow + breakfast, starting from 1,391 Baht per night for 2 persons
The homestay also joins the “Rao Tiao Duay Gun” program, so you can enjoy an exclusive discount of 40% from the starting price, which will be only about 800 – 1,300 Baht!
For people living in Surat Thani that cannot join the program, don’t be sad, because the homestay will give you an additional of 10% discount, just by showing your ID card!
🗺Our Jungle House : Klong-sok sub-district, Phanom district, Surat Thani province
📍Map : https://goo.gl/maps/rDWXyk41Aj1ohNCh9
☎️Contact : 081 417 0546
Second day, we’ll be ending our trip with an unseen, hidden site, “Nam Rad Forest Headwaters,” a hidden oasis located in the middle of the southern city forest. Because it is surrounded by the rich nature, forest, and mountains, it is unquestionable that this place is absolutely stunning. It is a community attraction located in Khiri Rat Nikhom district and is a pond that springs up from the mountain base, which is why the water is clear and cool. Plus, you can soak yourself in it and take pictures all around.
The highlight of this place is the clear emerald blue spring water where we can see what is actually in the water, including small and big fish swimming around on the sand and limestone sediments. Additionally, the entrance fee is only 25 Baht per person and you can experience a million Baht worth view.
The view is stunning and came out amazing in the pictures.
You can see that the water is so clear, you can see the fish swimming around.
🗺Nam Rad Forest Headwaters : Ban Tham Niap sub-district, Khiri Rat Nikhom district, Surat Thani
📍Map : https://goo.gl/maps/tmkpqqnLy3PBmm3N8
☎️Contact : 061 192 6152
⏰Opening hours : Everyday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
What do you think about our nature-themed trip around Surat Thani, relaxing in nature, forests, mountains and rivers? If you have some free time or still have no plans for the long holiday, you can follow this itinerary and you will not be disappointed. Safe trip and take care, everyone!