Pranburi Mangroves and River Cruise
and River Cruise
Witness the idyllic Thai countryside and riverside life from a small river boat. Watch
fishing boats returning from their night’s work, sample freshly-picked fruits
and walk along an elevated boardwalk above mangrove swamps.
WHY THIS TOUR?
Pranburi lies within the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan, a region best known for abundant beautiful white, sandy beaches and picturesque bays in the Eastern region, while the Western side of the province close to Myanmar is mountainous and forested.
Agriculture plays an important role, with products such as coconuts and pineapples grown widely in the fertile conditions. This is an area that offers serenity and a more laidback holiday experience than some of Thailand’s more developed holiday destinations. The coastline in much of the province has kept its rural character with palm trees, pineapple farms and rice fields dominating the landscape.
08:30 - 13:30
Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel and set off for the half hour drive from Hua Hin to Pranburi. The first stop will be at a fruit plantation where popular Thai fruits are grown throughout the year. After looking around the plantation and learning about the cultivation process, there will be the chance to sample some of the freshly-picked fruits such as pineapple, mango, coconut, banana or papaya – depending on the season.
From here, board a small boat for a leisurely cruise down the scenic river. Glide past the ever-changing scenery keeping an eye open for birds, insects and small animals. As you pass by the entrance to the sea in the Gulf of Thailand, witness fleets of fishing boats make their way back to the dock after the night’s fishing expedition. The boat ride comes to an end at a mangrove swamp. Take a walk along the wooden, elevated walkway that passes over the swamp. As you walk, enjoy the serenity and the sounds of nature. Lookout for the sea life in the water and listen to the guide explain about the various flora and fauna.
At the end of a fascinating tour, your driver and guide will take you back to your hotel in Hua Hin.