The Treasures of Ancient Phetchaburi

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Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Thailand, Thailand

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Phetchaburi is a place where tourists can enjoy both cultural and natural sites at the same time. The province has been described as the place where the golden era of Ayutthaya still lives. This is on display through the magnificent architecture of palaces and ancient temples.

When you opt for an overland transfer from Bangkok to your beach retreat in the Gulf of Thailand, you will quickly catch a glimpse of Phetchaburi. Knowing that there is more hidden, related to a period of prosperity and cultural development when Thailand was called Siam makes a trip to Phetchaburi more than worth it.

What's Included

A half-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide only

All applicable taxes and service charges

All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description

All taxes and service fees included

Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver

What's Not Included

Hotel accommodation in Hua Hin / Cha-am

Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees

Supplements for transfers from and to Hua Hin / Cha-am hotels / resorts located outside the beach regions on the island (resorts located at Khao Takbiab, Petchaburi and Pranburi). Also transfer services from/to the airport are excluded and supplements may

Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 80

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • 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.
  • 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 re
  • 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.
  • 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 Hu
  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide only.
  • This tour may not be suitable for visitors with walking problems due to the amount of walking and climbing.
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • 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.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • This tour is operated only in the morning.
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Unfavourable weather conditions may see boat transfers to Phrayanakorn Cave cancelled during strong winds or rough sea conditions. We may reserve the right to walk instead to the inner sanctum of the cave.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Khao Wang (Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park)
We start our tour with a visit to the regal hillside residence of King Mongkut (King Rama IV), called Khao Wang (Palace Mountain). This iconic building can be seen on the approach to Phetchaburi, a town that has a history dating back to the eleventh century. The architectural design of the palace buildings is a unique mix of neo-classical, Thai and Chinese styles. In the nineteenth century, it became a royal retreat of King Rama IV, starting a trend of summer retreats that has been continued by his royal successors. We get the opportunity to explore the palace and enjoy the fine vista of the town, its river and the surrounding rice fields. To the west, the mountainous border of Myanmar is visible, even when the clouds blur the contours of the mountainous peaks.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Tham Khao Luang Cave
A highlight of this tour to the capital of Phetchaburi province is the Khao Luang (Royal Mount) Cave lies on the outskirts of the town, and this is the home of more than 170 Buddha images, some of which were placed there by King Rama IV. Around midday, they are illuminated by a natural shaft of light that floods the cave.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Wat Mahathat Worawihan
Finally, before we make our way back to Hua Hin / Cha-am, we stop at the Khmer-influenced temple of Wat Mahathat Worawihan, a royal temple that dates back from the 12th century and is situated along the western river banks of the Phetchaburi River. The magnificence of its architecture is something we cannot simply pass. After a short stroll through the temple complex, we head back southbound to your hotel in Hua Hin / Cha-am.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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