Welcome to Hua Hin & the Upper Gulf

A winning combination of outdoor activities and culture is on offer here, with historic sites, national parks and long sandy beaches ideal for beachcombing (the swimming isn't all that great at most) also drawing an increasing number of expats for the twin delights of an unspoiled coastline and the relaxed pace of provincial life. There's not much diving or snorkelling, but kiteboarders will be in paradise as this part of the gulf is by far the best place in Thailand to ride the wind.

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$49.08 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Foodies' Food Tour in Hua Hin

After hotel pickup, start your food journey in Hua Hin with a traditional Thai breakfast of  jok moo (rice congee with pork), served with Thai coffee with condensed milk. Also try ba thong gor (Thai doughnuts), before a casual stroll over to the Chat Chai fresh produce market to explore what the vendors have to offer.  The sights, sounds, and smells of the lively, century-old market are thoroughly enticing. Sample tropical fruits such as mangosteen, jackfruit, dragonfruit, longan, and rambutan. Taste food cooked or prepared fresh in and around the market — designed to feed hungry locals who love to graze all day. Afterward, take a leisurely walk to meet a couple of ladies who have been serving some of Hua Hin's best fried banana for over 70 years. These gals are the perfect photo opportunity.   Then we hit the streets of Hua Hin, tasting as we go, while learning about what makes Thai food so good. This walking tour covers about 1 mile (2.5 km) in 3.5 hours. Hear tips on choosing the best dishes and meet some of the street vendors who have been feeding locals and travelers for generations.   After a short walk you'll encounter a vendor selling southern Thai cuisine. Taste pungent flavors of spices such as turmeric while you try  kua kling (dried curry of minced pork),  moo wan (sweet pork), and  gaeng leuang gai (yellow chicken curry). Nearby, savor fragrant steamed duck called  pet paloe. Slightly further on, stop for  som tam (green papaya salad), which is practically a national dish. Discover  nam jim, the   dipping sauce that brings it all together, and taste six of the best with  khao niaw, or sticky rice.  You'll sample over 15 Thai snack foods, salads, fruits, desserts and drinks, along with a few surprises, with numerous rest breaks to recharge. Gain insider knowledge and return to your hotel with new culinary expertise.Note: Sometimes our regular vendors are closed on the day you have a tour booked, however we have other vendors that are equally as good in the event that there are closures.

$114.65 Water Sports

Talu Island Full Day Snorkeling Tour from Hua Hin with Lunch

The trip will start early morning around 06.00 – 06.30 hrs departing from Hua-Hin then on southward approx. 2 – 1/2 hours away to an unspoiled area called Bangsaphan Noi. Our journey continues on the Eastern Gulf with a 15 – 20 minutes Boat trip to Talu Island. The island is renowned for its sparkling clear waters and abundant coral reefs. A great place for diving fishing and relaxing far from the crowds..06.30 : Leaving from Hua Hin to Bangsaphan-Banmapraw Resort Harbor by minibus09.30 : Reach to Banmapraw Resort Harbor10.00 : Leaving to Koh Talu by Speed boat ( only 20 minutes)10.20 : Arrival Talu Island where we jump into the sea for snorkel / swim12.00 : Lunch on the island,Thai + Europe Buffet13.00 : Relax on beach before boat back to the shore14.30 : Departure from Talu18.00 : Arrival Hua HinPlease bring your own towel , swimming suite and sun cream

$44.18 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Eat Like a Local Tour in Hua Hin

You start the tour where locals go to satisfy their appetites to start the day. Under this traditional 2 story Thai house, there are 3 generations working. There is a steady stream of hungry customers dropping by for take away, or sitting at the tables slurping freshly made noodles; all this with fresh Nam Prik Pao • Chilli Jam taking pride of place. It is in no way fancy, but there is a reason for its popularity; super tasty food with fast and friendly service!At the next stop, you will taste the dishes from the Isaan region, the NorthEast. These dishes are designed to challenge the taste buds a little. The depth of flavour exhibited from this region is astonishing. On the way to your second last venue, you will stop and try some roadside sweets.Your penultimate stop is a very local eatery located just opposite the Klai Kangwon Palace. This restaurant serves exclusively Northern Thai cuisine. Here, there is no menu in English. True to the palace's translated name, Far From Worries, you have no worries to come and try two of the North's most famous dishes in Khao Soi • Chiang Mai Noodles and Sai Ua • Chiang Mai Sausage. Your final destination is another very local institution. Its serene garden location serves excellent Thai food. Here you try Gaeng Kiaw Wan • Green Chicken Curry with Roti. Khun Nim's example is one of the best you will ever taste. You also sample a unique Thai snack Khao Tung which is rice crackers with peanut sauce.Altogether, the tour includes around 15 food tastings.Note: Sometimes our regular vendors are closed on the day you have a tour booked however we have other vendors that are equally as good in the event that there is closures.

$123.14 Day Trips & Excursions

Hua Hin: Kaeng Krachan National Park, Pala-U Waterfall Tour

The Pa-La-U Waterfall is part of the Kaeng Krachan National Park. It is located about 60 Km west of Hua Hin.There are 16 cascades and the surrounding forest is over a thousand years old and is filled with rare wild animals. Our trip starts in the morning, we will be driving west towards the mountains and the Burmese border. We will continue with a trek through unspoiled rainforest to Pa-La-U Waterfall where we trek up to the 4th cascades where the pool filled with wild carp fish. Experience the beautiful waterfall and jungle surroundings where wild monkeys and birds can be heard and sometimes spotted.. After the waterfall, we will enjoy lunch at local restaurant and then back to HuaHin after a very happy and exciting trip.Include : Transportation by car or Minivan air-condition, English Speaking Guide,lunch, Entrance Fee.

$19.63 Kid Friendly

One-Day Pass: Black Mountain Water Park in Hua Hin

The Black Mountain Water Park is full of high quality and modern equipment, and all operated in line with the highest standards of safety and with highly trained lifeguards. The best value water park and experience in Hua Hin, Thailand with nine slides, many pools, and basic facilities.Wibit sport floating playground is also waiting for your inner explorer.Food and BeverageThere is an excellent restaurant facility within the water park that serves both Thai and European food. Snack and ice cream kiosks can be found in various places around the park, and there is even a pool bar that you can relax at while cooling off with your favorite cold drink.Changing and Locker FacilitiesThere are changing rooms with locker facilities close to the park entrance. Lockers are provided free of charge but do require a 500 Baht deposit for the magnetic keys that are safe to take into the water pools. A towel rental service is available for 100 Baht.Souvenir ShopThe Water Park Pro Shop has a wonderful selection of souvenirs to remind you of your day out with us. We also sell a variety of swimwear to meet all tastes.First Aid and General SafetyAll staff have undergone an extensive training program that includes, water rescue, first aid, and CPR training. They have successfully completed physical fitness tests which they have to maintain throughout their employment. If you have any first aid requirements please speak to the nearest member of staff. Should you require any safety equipment like helmets or life jackets please ask a member of staff for assistance.

$73.95 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Hua Hin to Sam Roi Yod National Park: Day Cruise with Lunch

Drive about 30 minutes south of Hua Hin to Pranburi River to board a reconditioned fishing boat. A lovely and relaxing cruise along the river and out to sea for two hours takes you to Monkey Island at Sam Roi Yod National Park. Spend the time on the beach feeding the monkeys right out of your hand. Return to the boat for swimming then a salt-free outdoor shower. Followed by a delicious lunch onboard with fresh fruits to finish. Travel a short distance to an area good for fishing. Every passenger gets a fishing rod and the boat-boy will hook the bait for you. Afterwards, you will be transported back to your hotel in Hua Hin.

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