Refreshing Countryside Walks in Central Khanom

- A Secret Retreats journey -
5 days / 4 nights
from 665 USD /person

 

ITINERARY BOOK
 


Atte discovered the beach on Khanom in 2008 and fell in love right away with its natural beauty. He decided to build the resort right on the beach, away from crowds. In this program, he shares with you the best secret spots the destination can offer.


Highlights of the Journey:

  • Long sandy beach
  • Pink Dolphins
  • Natural caves exploration

Khanom is still an unspoiled gem, on the Southeastern coast of Thailand, just across the island of Samui. With long sandy beaches, surrounded by jungle-clad mountains, a turquoise and warm sea, Khanom is still a calm town with friendly and laid back people. Very few tourists know this place, the beach is all yours. There are many activities on the mountains, plantations or mangrove around, that you will be able to discover in this itinerary. After a year of lockdowns and restrictions Secret Retreats has designed some refreshing countryside walks itineraries, designed for all abilities. Here in Khanom, this itinerary includes some sessions of yoga and meditation, guided walks and a unique chance to see pink dolphins.


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Your Journey Day by Day

5 days / 4 nights from 665 USD /person

with a possible extension of 1 night from 185 USD/person (based on 2 people traveling together and sharing the same room)

 
Day 1 : Surat Thani or Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport – Khanom (-/-/-)
Welcome upon arrival at the airport where your driver will be waiting for you and transfer you to the hotel (about 1hr to 1h30 drive). After check-in and a visit of the property, enjoy time to relax on the beach or by the pool. At 5.00pm Opening Retreat Ceremony, to get to know your fellow retreat participants, tour of the Yoga studio and Yoga deck overlooking the ocean, followed by a first Sunset Yin Yoga practice. Yin Yoga relieves tension from travel, sitting for long periods. With a view of the sunset over the mountains from the Yoga Deck.
No arrangement for dinner.
HOTEL: Aava Resort (Superior Bungalow)
Day 2 : Khanom View Point (B/L/-)
Early wake up to be ready at 6.30am for a guided session of Beach Sunrise Meditation, directly facing the sun rising from the ocean. Breakfast is ten served from 7am. Round 9.00am, we go for a 30- minute hike, starting from Aava to Khanom View Point overlooking the entire Khanom Bay, and offering as well an incredible view of the mountains to the West. You will discover the story of the Buddha while looking at the southern bay of Nai Plao. We get back to the resort for rest before lunch. At noon, a Mindful Lunch will be served for you to learn how to improve your digestion, your health and your relationship with food thru the practice of Mindful Eating. The afternoon is yours: you can pamper your Body, Mind & Soul with a treatment at the Spa. At 5.30pm, Sunset Yin Yoga practice, targeting freedom of lower body and releasing any tension from the morning hike, this Yin Yoga will give you tools you can use the rest of your life.
No arrangement for dinner.
HOTEL: Aava Resort (Superior Bungalow)
Day 3 : Pink Dolphins (B/L/-)
After breakfast, we depart around 8am to the Dolphin Pier in search of Pink Dolphins. Board a long tail boat for about 3 hrs. Khanom is one of the few places in the world where it is possible to spot the rare pink dolphins (souse Chinensis). The best way to try your luck is to hop on a long tail or fishing boat driven by a local expert, who knows exactly where to find them. In addition to the dolphins, the trip takes you to the sacred island of Koh Nui Nok where you can hear the amazing story of Luang Por Tuad, a Buddhist monk born in Perak, Malaysia, who lived in Siam in the 17th century. The monk came on a boat trip with his companions around Khanom, and as they were thirsty but had no water on board, they moored on the island in search of water. By knocking on the ground with a stick the monk made water spring. Until today you can taste the water from the spring at low tide. A shrine with a statue of the monk are built on top of the island overlooking the turbulent sea. Back to the resort for a healthy lunch served at Aalto Restaurant. The afternoon is yours: you can suntan by the pool or rest on the beach. At 5.30pm, Sunset Yin Yoga practice, targeting freedom of lower body and releasing any tension, this Yin Yoga will give you tools you can use the rest of your life.
No arrangement for dinner.
HOTEL: Aava Resort (Superior Bungalow)
Day 4 : Hidden wonders of Khanom (B/L/-)
After a light breakfast, power up with a morning session of BikYasa Hot Yoga. Bikyasa combines silence with modern music, concentration with moving meditation, healing effects through challenging heat, re-energizing your body, mind and sense of self. The rest of the morning is free. A healthy lunch will be served at noon, then you can relax at a natural Fish Spa! Khanom is only one place that offers a natural Fish Spa in the South of Thailand. Soak up your feet in the natural stream, fish pedicure will remove dead skin from your feet, making your feet skin soft and smooth again. After this funny experience, we go to Khao Wang Thong Cave: the most beautiful natural cave in Khanom. You will discover inside the cave some large and smaller chambers with fascinating stalactites and stalagmites in all sorts of shape and size. The largest hall is about 1 rai (or 1600 sqm) in size and with a bit of imagination, you will see stone pillars, pagodas, waterfalls, fish skin, custard apples, bathtubs, etc. For the last exploration of the day, we go for a swim at the astonishing Samet Chun waterfall: refreshing water to cool down and breathtaking views over Khanom Bay. Back to the resort, you will be able to practice one more Sunset Yin Yoga.
No arrangement for dinner.
HOTEL: Aava Resort (Superior Bungalow)
Day 5 : Khanom - Airport (B/-/-)
After a last guided morning meditation and a gentle Yoga Practice to prepare your body for the trip back home, breakfast will be served, and depending on your flight schedule, you will check out, and the driver will drop you at airport in time to catch your flight to your next destination.
Option for extension 1 more day
Day 5 : Baan Laem Village (B/L/-)
Departure after breakfast to Baan Laem Village. Upon arrival in the village, we take a short boat and you will be able to experience a natural mud bath offering good benefits for skin and health. Continue with planting some trees in the mangrove nearby to help and conserve the ecosystem. We sail back to the shore for a good shower and changing clothes back in the village, just on time to prepare your own lunch. You will experience charming Thai cooking class with the combination of the local wisdom and local ingredients: fresh seafood, organic meats and vegetables. Starting from preparing fresh curry paste with coconut milk. Once ready, you can enjoy your own food, before going back to the resort and relax. The day will end with a Sunset Yin Yoga session.
No arrangement for dinner.
HOTEL: Aava Resort (Superior Bungalow)
Extension of 1 night : from 185 USD/person (based on 2 persons traveling together and sharing the same room)

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Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary


Refreshing Countryside Walks in Central Khanom

5 days / 4 nights
from 665 USD /person

with a possible extension of 1 night from 185 USD/person (based on 2 people traveling together and sharing the same room)

 


The total price includes:
Accommodation for 4 nights
Daily Breakfasts at Aalto Restaurant
3 lunches
1 spa treatment during the stay
Airport return transfers (Surat Thani or Nakhon Si Thammarat)
All activities and excursions listed in the program:
All Taxes

The total price does no include:
International and Domestic flights to and from Surat Thani or Nakhon Si Thammarat
Visa to Thailand (if required)
Extra activities and meals not mentioned in the program
Travel insurance


This Secret Journey was designed in cooperation with Atte and Aida Tours (License No. 34/01658)

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