Koh Lipe & Trang

- A Secret Retreats journey -
7 Days/6 Nights
from 800 USD /person

 

ITINERARY BOOK
 


Born in a Thai-Chinese family from the south, Bree has a natural interest for Persanakan culture and Trang’s history is at the crossroads of Malay, Sino-Portuguese and Thai trading routes thanks to its pioneering of rubber cultivation in the early 20th century. In this program, she shares with us the most interesting aspects of these 2 destinations.

All our itineraries have generally been constructed on the basis of the rooms that have the most charm or best view, and not necessarily the first prices, nor the most expensive suites.
We can of course adjust according to your request.

Highlights of the Journey:

  • Snorkeling and diving in Lipe
  • Kantang
  • Perenakan cuisine

This journey will make you discover one of the most picturesque island in the Andaman Sea, part of the Adang-Rawi Archipelago and known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, vibrant marine life, and laid-back atmosphere Koh Lipe. A few days to enjoy the beach, snorkeling and the views, this journey continues to the next province to the North: Trang.
Trang is known for its diverse population, Muslims, Buddhists, Chinese Perenakan and indigenous communities. This cultural diversity is reflected in the local cuisine, architecture, and festivals. The distinctive cuisine features a blend of Thai, Chinese, and Malay influences. Local dimsum and "Kanom Jeen Trang," (rice noodle served with various curries and sauces), must be tasted. Trang is also one of Thailand's major rubber-producing provinces – the plantations play a significant role in its economy as well as the various handicrafts (woven mats, baskets) made by local artisans.
This itinerary can be easily connected to programs from Langkawi, Malaysia (direct speedboat between Lipe and Langkawi), or as an extension before or after Krabi programs and Phatthalung program.


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Your Journey Day by Day

7 Days/6 Nights from 800 USD /person

based on 2 people sharing the same room

 

 
Day 1-4 : Koh Lipe (B/-/-)
Pick up at the arrival of your speed boat (from Langkawi or the continent) – Pick up can be arranged also from HatYai airport. Short drive to the North West of the Island – quiet and away from the main tourist areas, bars and guesthouses – to reach Casa de Lipe, your home for 4 nights. Casa de Lipe is the most charming resort in Lipe. 10 private pool bungalows only, with direct access to a private beach facing sunset and only 5-10mn walk from the main beach in the south of the island. All rooms have been designed with simplicity, in white, to enhance the beach atmosphere. The interior is decorated with brown wood contrasting with white walls and the red furniture. During your stay you can enjoy the Thai dishes served at the restaurant, the cocktails on the main terrace , but also snorkeling on the reef in front of the resort, borrow a transparent kayak... or ask the staff to organize a boat for you to explore the islands around - for instance Tarutao Park - which u=used to be known for pirates - an area of more than 1,490 square kilometers and many islands classified as both ASEAN Heritage Sites and world heritage sites.
HOTEL: Casa de Lipe (Oceanfront Pool Villa)
Day 5 : Koh Lipe – Pakbara - Trang (B/-/-)
After a last breakfast and check out around 11am, you will be dropped at the embarking poit for the speedboat to the continent. Speedboat departs at 11.30 and reaches Pakbara around 13.30. A driver will wait for you at the harbour of Pakbara, you may want to have a quick bite nearby. 2 hrs drive to reach Trang and check in in your luxury tent for the next 2 nights. Enjoy the afternoon to explore the property... or if you have time they can arrange a visit to the nearby waterfall, or you can borrow a bicycle to visit the surroundings. No arrangement for dinner.
HOTEL: Kachong Hills Resort (Exclusive Explorer Tent)
Day 6 : Trang - Kantang (B/L/-)
Trang is famous for its food, especially the local dim sum (dumplings). We propose you to start the day with a local-style dim sum breakfast in the city. Then drive to the neighbouring district of Kantang (25km) – former capital of the province of Trang – when the city was an important port town due to its strategic location along the trade routes of the Andaman Sea. It served as a trading hub for goods like rubber, tin, and other natural resources. During the reign of King Rama VI a Railway Station was constructed as part of the Southern Railway project – today an historical landmark famous for its architecture, reminiscent of European train stations of that era. You will visit the train station, the harbour and the main street facing the harbour with its temple and shophouses. Stop for lunch to taste local Peranakan delicacies. In the afternoon, as rubber plantation were (still are) a key economic resource, we will visit a unique creative and eco factory. Rubber trees when they cannot produce rubber, used to be cut and burnt, as they had no more value. The founder of this factory had the idea to use the wood, very light, to create wooden toys for kids… So we will show you this very interesting and unique factory, not only for the products, but also for the quality of work for the employees, especially with their own organic garden for the canteen.! Back to the resort to rest. No arrangement for dinner.
HOTEL: Kachong Hills Resort (Exclusive Explorer Tent)
Day 7 : Trang - Departure Phatthalung (B/-/-)
Enjoy a late breakfast… and depending on your plan, we can drop you at the airport (flight to Bangkok), or continue your discovery of the unexplored parts of Thailand to Krabi or Phatthalung.

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Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary



Casa de Lipe

Kachong Hills Resort

Koh Lipe & Trang

7 Days/6 Nights
from 800 USD /person

based on 2 people sharing the same room

 



The total price includes:
Accommodation for 6 nights
Daily Breakfasts
1 way speedboat from Koh Lipe to Pakbara and transfer by private car to Trang
1 day guided tour around Trang and Kantang
All Taxes

he total price does no include:
International and Domestic flights to and from Hat Yai or Trang
Visa to Thailand (if required)
Extra activities and meals not mentioned in the program
Travel insurance (recommended)


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