The Other Side of Hua Hin and Cha-am

The Other Side of Hua Hin and Cha-am

Hua Hin and Cha-am’s name and fame as a quality beach destination merges with the fact that this retreat for relaxation seekers has long been favoured by the past and current members of the Royal Thai family.

A good 3 hours’ drive south from Bangkok, the sandy shores flow gently over into a verdant green landscape, characterized by gently-rolling hills and slices of the country’s deeply-rooted connection with Buddhism. Blending all elements together and culture, nature and religion form the backbone of a tailored escape, away from the beaches and into the other side of this invigorating region.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Chopsticks Hill (Khao Takiab), Nong Kae, Hua Hin Thailand

The tour commences with a leisurely drive to the southernmost part of Hua Hin’s main beach and the elevated natural site of Khao Takiab. Also known as Monkey Mountain, this hill is a natural barrier between Hua Hin and the more southern Takiab Beach.

As its nickname implies, a colony of monkeys occupy part of the slopes who roam both the viewing point and the temple grounds. Panoramic views over the Hua Hin beaches complement this first stop.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Train Library, Hua Hin Railway Station, Railway Station, Tambon Hua Hin, Amphoe Hua Hin, Chang Wat Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand

Hua Hin’s railway station is said to be one of the most photographed landmarks in the region; its colonial Thai style architecture certainly will see you taking a few pics. Especially the Royal Waiting Room, once exclusively used by the Royal Family, brings forward the ornate decorative style of Thai design.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Huay Mongkol Temple, Thap Tai, Hua Hin 77110 Thailand

We leave the Hua Hin city centre and drive to the Huay Monkol Temple. Located around 20 minutes / 15 kilometres west from Hua Hin town, the temple grounds of Wat Huay Mongkol is dominated by the 12-metre high statue of a famous Thai monk, called Luang Phor Thuad.

The temple is regarded as a very important one with many Thai residents making pilgrimage trips to this commemorative temple.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mrigadayavan Palace, 1281 Phetkasem Rd King Rama VI Army Camp, Cha-am 76120 Thailand

We complete this excursion by entering the teak wooden seaside palace, constructed by King Rama VI, known as the Palace of Love and Hope.

Officially known as Mrigadayavan Palace, these semi-open royal grounds served once royalty and their families as a seaside escape with lush gardens and large open spaces each connected with each other via hallways and elevated walkways.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply"
"Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in Hua Hin and Cha-am only."
"Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Pranburi, Phetchaburi, Kuiburi, Prachuab Khirikhan and Hua Hin Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions."
"Royal temples and palaces uphold a very strict dress code: it is essential that you dress appropriately during this excursion by wearing clothes that cover shoulders and fall below the knees. Customers wearing shirts with obscene and disrespectful prints and pictures and brightly-coloured clothing may be refused entrance."
"We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour."
"Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off."
"Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this."
"Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power."
"It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request."
"In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions. This tour is operated only in the afternoon."
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"

Start Time: 12:00 PM
Duration: 5 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick you up from accommodation in Hua Hin and Cha-am only. Transfer outside these areas, supplements apply.

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • A half day tour with a professional English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Entry/Admission - Chopsticks Hill (Khao Takiab)
  • Entry/Admission - Huay Mongkol Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Mrigadayavan Palace

Not Included

  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees.
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travellers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


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