Breakfast briefing followed by a very scenic ride along mountain and countryside roads to Takua Pa, a small coastal town containing historically significant Sino-Portuguese architecture.
Enjoy delicious teas or gourmet local coffee with a traditional Chinese master herbalist, at an informal cafe frequented almost exclusively by locals.
Explore a pristine coastal mangrove forest in a guided canoe, looking out for rare and threatened species like Royal Hornbills, Crab Eating Macaques and Green Tree Pythons to name but a few.
We then head return into town to enjoy brunch at a local restaurant.
After our feast we begin our cultural tour of Takua Pa’s old town; taking in its unique architecture; visit a small Chinese temple and shrine; and finally, step inside a Sino-Portuguese style homestead for an informal, up-close-and-personal tour with the homeowner.
We return to our motorcycles and once again take a dip, this time at a lovely, secluded waterfall not on any tourist maps. This waterfall is located in a hidden pocket of remnant rainforest that is frequented by only a handful of local people.
We now head back towards the coastline, riding our vintage time capsules to a local surf beach near Khao Lak. Here we can take a refreshing swim in the ocean (if conditions permit) followed by afternoon tea/early dinner at a nearby seaside restaurant right on the beach.
We’ll then jump back onto our bikes and head out of town for our final and most relaxing stop of the day, the local hot springs for a reinvigorating soak in its steaming hot, therapeutic waters.
Return to Khao Sok – taking very scenic countryside roads