Unconventional π™π’‰π™–π’Šπ™‘π’‚π™£π’… for outlandish mates: travel off the beaten path to enjoy nature at its best with a visit to different protected areas π“…š, beaches 𓃼, and a wildlife rescue centre 𓃰

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Jennifer

Guided trip
What's special?
special Lots of wildlife
special Nature hiking guide expertise
special Yoga sessions led by me
Hello folks! I am Jennifer, a nature hiking guide and wildlife conservationist who loathes to stay still (except when meditating) and is always looking for the next adventure. I am full of β„™β‹’π•€π•€π•šβ˜‰π•Ÿ for life, and when I travel I do it with my ears, my eyes, my tongue, my hands and my heart. 
I have crowds of different passions but probably the biggest one regards πš—πšŠπšπšžπš›πšŽ (and, indeed, to it, I dedicated 3 degrees, various certifications, volunteering experiences, and jobs!). I do not travel abroad as much as I would love to, but when I do I do it for months and I live the eΜΌxΜΌpΜΌeΜΌrΜΌiΜΌeΜΌnΜΌcΜΌeΜΌ very intensively. I try to keep my travels as less tourist as possible, and my biggest goal is to be more and more sΝ’uΝ’sΝ’tΝ’aΝ’iΝ’nΝ’aΝ’bΝ’lΝ’eΝ’ whilst doing it. π“Š Join me in discovering alternative Thai destinations if you want to avoid overcrowded places while experiencing a mindful trip dotted with nature walks, observations of free-ranging animals, and yoga sessions. If you are a nature lover, a photographer, or a wildlife fanatic (this includes especially zoologists and birders like me :D), then call me (maybe?)! 𑁍 𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒕? - Visit the largest National Park in Thailand: the Kaeng Krachan National Park - Take a walk across the mangroves in the Pranburi Forest Park - Go birdwatching and caving in the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park - Spot herds of wild elephants in the Kui Buri National Park - Pay a visit to possibly the best wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre of whole Thailand - Go skinny dipping (hmm..or maybe it is best to wear at least a bikini :D) in Prachaup Khiri Khan ᨐ 𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒆𝒍𝒔𝒆? When not busy spotting wildlife or hiking, prepare to choose among different activities. You could relax on the beach, do some yoga with me, try some more adventurous activities together, climb up the temples, or simply stroll along the streets looking for the best food to try or the best presents to bring home. 𓆉 π‘―π’π’˜: Grasp a greater insight into the real Thailand by experiencing it how the locals do and, as such, expect to move around these less tourist zones mainly with public transport (cars or minivans will be used only when no other better options exist). π–€₯π– Ώ π‘¨π’„π’„π’π’Žπ’Žπ’π’…π’‚π’•π’Šπ’π’: It really depends on how soon every TripMate prepays the tour. The goal is to get the best available option in terms of proximity, budget, and sustainability. Generally speaking, expect budget-friendly accommodation. Whenever possible, I will try to book private rooms but since January is high season, most probably we will have to share rooms.

βŽ™ 𝑴𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆: Many nationalities can obtain a free visa on arrival for Thailand. Please check before booking if you are eligible for this type of visa or if you must obtain another type before departure. Other essentials you must have include a valid passport and your own personal insurance.

✎ 𝑡𝒐𝒕𝒆: My duty is to stick to the itinerary provided as much as possible, however, please be aware that it could be subject to slight changes depending on numerous factors that come alongside traveling abroad (such as weather, traffic delays or local changes on ground). οΏ½ If you have any questions please submit them in the Q&A area below β‡Ÿ I am also available to schedule a 1:1 or group chat to get to know each other and to confirm if this trip fulfills your expectations.

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ℍⅇ𝕝ǁ𝕠 𝕗(ℝ)π•šβ…‡π•Ÿβ…†π•€! I am a discovery enthusiast who in the past life was a naturalist explorer and a tomb raider

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Trip Itinerary
1

Bangkok

Day 1
Meeting and breakfast together in Bangkok before catching the train/minivan to Phetchaburi. Assistance with booking transfers from the airport and with the accommodation for the previous day/days can be provided.
2

Phetchaburi

Day 1-3
Day 1: Once arrived in the city (after maximum 3 hours), we will check in, leave the luggage, have lunch, breathe in and hike to the Tham Khao Luang Cave, a cavern with a ceiling hole through which the sunlight shines inside, just north of the city. Afterwards, we can choose between visiting the Khao Wang mountain and its palaces atop or just strolling around the city to check out the old ruins, other temples or simply enjoy the markets. Day 2: Early wake up for a private 1-day tour of the Kaeng Krachan National Park, where we will have the chance to see all sorts of wildlife, from birds to even black leopards, which are extremely rare. We will return to Phetchaburi around 7 p.m. to enjoy the Thai local cuisine.
3

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

Day 3-6
Day 3: Catch the train to Hua Hin (1 hour away) where we collect the car I will have previously rented, therefore departing to see the Pran Buri Forest Park, where we will have a mangrove forest walk and will do some nice birdwatching. We will have lunch in between the stops along the drive, and we will spend the night nearby Khao Sam Roy Yot or back in Hua Hin, depending on the availability of the accommodation facilities (we could also camp on the beach if we want). In the evening we can do some yoga or explore the surroundings. Day 4: Hiking and exploration of the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, famous mainly for its magnificent cave temple but also an excellent place for spotting Thailand’s wildlife (especially birds and monkeys). We will start our day at the visitor center where we will get a one-day ticket to all the major attractions of the park. From there we will make our way to each or some of these. In the evening, we can do yoga or explore the surroundings. Day 5: Today we can have a late morning start, so we can recover from all the ups and downs of the past days or, in the alternative, we can continue to explore the Khao Sam Roe Yot National Park for a half day. After lunch, we will head to the Kui Biri National Park to win a 99% chance to spot wild elephants. To this end, a safari pickup with a guide will be arranged from the visitor centre. In the evening, we can do yoga or explore the surroundings.
4

Prachuap Khiri Khan

Day 6-8
Day 6: Head back to Hua Hin to leave the car (unfortunately this is the closest place to leave the rented car) and take the train to Prachaup Khiri Khan (2 hours away), an unspoiled sleepy beach town, a perfect place to relax and unwind. We will have the evening free to explore the city, starting from the Wat Thammikaram atop the Khao Chong Krajok hill, a beautiful place from where to admire the surrounding landscape amid a troop of monkeys. Of course, yoga will not be missed! Day 7: Spend this day relaxing or doing some snorkelling on the beautiful Ao Manao beach. If, on the contrary, we will be looking for adventures, we could opt for quad-biking or even archery! And for all the romantics out there, during the evening, we could also take a short sunset cruise.
5

Hua Hin

Day 8-9
Day 8: Take the train for Cha-Am or Hua Hin, depending on your preference. If in Cha-Am, we can relax on the beach and go for a walk in search of free-ranging white-handed gibbons in the city Forest Park. If in Hua Hin, other than relaxing on the beach, we could also do some shopping at its several markets. Especially in the latter case, there are also several different activities we could do, like getting a Thai massage, or taking a Thai cooking course, for instance. Day 9: Today we have an early morning start with a private half a day tour of the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand Rescue Centre & Elephant Refuge, which cares for over 700 animals (including bears, tigers, gibbons, macaques, loris and birds) and has an affiliated elephant-rescue program where the elephants live chain-free. This is one unique gem that truly cares for Thai animal welfare, as opposed sadly to the several elephant and tiger tourist traps.
6

Bangkok

Day 9
After being brought back to town from the wildlife rescue centre, we can take the train to Bangkok. Drinks and music will await us after our dinner to keep celebrating life and as a superb farewell!!
Trip Summary
Accommodation
Hotel & Bed & Breakfast & Apartments
9 days trip
Bangkok, Phetchaburi & 4 more
Transportation
Train, Car
What's excluded?
Flights
Most meals & drinks
Visa & insurance
Tips & other personal expenses
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