The Eastern Blues

- A Secret Retreats journey -
9 Days / 8 Nights
from 900 USD /person

 

ITINERARY BOOK
 


This journey along the Eastern Coast of Thailand and the Cardamoms in Cambodia has been designed by Khun Poon, the owner of The Spa Koh Chang, inspired by the idyllic beauty of Koh Chang, deeply rooted in local culture and a balanced lifestyle in connection with nature.

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:

  • The Old Town of Chanthaboon
  • The Beauty of Koh Chang
  • Kao Laem Summit
  • The Cardamoms and Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary

The Thai-Cambodian Connection

Immerse yourself in the rich and hidden histories of Eastern Thailand. Go forth to unravel the views and seas to experience nature at its finest. Jungle hoping from the eastern forests on Koh Chang island to the rainforests of Cambodia. Riding through, local culture and tasting new experiences, adding a new colour to your palette. A new shade of green and blue, unseen to the normal eyes. Leaving you wanting more, wishing yourself forever frolicking in the eastern blues. This program can be re-designed and reversed to your liking. Depending on how you would like to start, we can also extend your program and connect other itineraries in Thailand like the “Isan, The Unexplored Thai Province” or in Cambodia to The Essence of the Khmer Kingdom to add further adventure in to your life.


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Your Journey Day by Day

9 Days / 8 Nights from 900 USD /person

based on 2 people sharing the same room

 

 
Day 1 : Chantaburi (-/-/-)
You can land at Trat airport, where you will be picked up by a private driver for a short 45-minute transfer to Chantaboon Riverfront, the old town of Chantaburi. Check-in at Punyashthiti Villa, a gorgeous Chinese influenced house facing the river that has been run and taken care of by the same family for over 150 years. A beautiful piece of living history and architecture in the heart of Chantaburi, allowing easy access the spoils of the city at the tips of your fingers. You will be in an ancient community, Old Town Chanthaboon, a waterfront ancient community by Chanthaburi River. The area along the river banks was a former residential area inhabited by Chinese and Vietnamese immigrants during the early Rattanakosin period, which was later developed into an economic and trade center in the reign of King Rama V.
HOTEL: Punyashthti Villa (Khun Luang Room)
Day 2 : Chantaburi (B/-/-)
A full day to lavish and relax in the city of Chantaburi and enjoy the true taste of local cuisine and atmosphere: you can easily explore the town by walking on your own, but a staff from the hotel can help explore the ancient community, especially House No. 69, Baan Luang Rajamaitri, Jang Kuan, an Ancient Drugstore, Tua Lao Ia Shrine, Mae Phra Patisonthi Niramon Church. Seek out “Khao Khluk Phrik Kluea,” Chanthaburi’s signature dish included in a visit to the 100-Year-Old Market and snap up some lovingly crafted local products. Then, visit the Chanthaboon Mats Craft Center, Samed-Ngam where you can learn about the process of a well-known craft that originated in Chanthaburi, such as the Chanthaboon mat, which is made from sedge grown in the province—an especially durable type of the plant—that is dyed and woven into mats with beautiful patterns. Visitors can also enjoy shopping for products from gems, handbags, shoes, to home décor, which are creatively designed and also help save the earth.
HOTEL: Punyashthti Villa (Khun Luang Room)
Day 3 : Chantaburi - Koh Chang (B/-/-)
After breakfast, a private driver will transfer you to the ferry from Trat Pier onto the island, then drive along the Eastern Coast of Koh Chang to reach your next retreat for 4 nights - The Spa Koh Chang Resort - located next to the white sandy beaches east of Koh Chang, amidst the lush, unspoiled greenery of the island with its hidden waterfalls. The perfect place where you will rest on the island.
HOTEL: The Spa Koh Chang Resort (Pool Villa)
Day 4 : Koh Chang (B/-/-)
After a restful sleep and breakfast, you'll get to spend the early part of the day relaxing. In the evening, the hotel will call you for a bicycle tour to a local fishing village, Salak Khok, so that you can immerse yourself in the charm of traditional life, stroll through local communities, and pedal to the bay where you can watch the waves dancing in the evening light.
HOTEL: The Spa Koh Chang Resort (Pool Villa)
Day 5 : Koh Chang (B/L/-)
Today, you will have an early breakfast and get properly dressed so that you're prepared to hike through the gorgeous, green nature of Koh Chang to the highest viewpoint on the island, Khao Laem Mountain. Be sure to bring trekking shoes, a backpack for water and lunch, and insect repellent. You'll be called by a hotel representative and driven in a private vehicle to the trailhead where you will begin to cross many beautiful pieces of biodiversity in the jungle and be led by a local guide and expert on the wonders of the forest. This will be your chance to connect with nature and the secrets that it holds. After reaching the summit, you will have lunch while gazing across the island, observing the jungles and the seas. After you have soaked in all the beauty and natural wonders, you will hike down and be driven back to your hotel. There, you can spend the rest of the day to your heart's content.
HOTEL: The Spa Koh Chang Resort (Pool Villa)
Day 6 : Koh Chang (B/-/D)
Today, you will have the day to yourself. At sunset, a driver will take you to the west side of the island to experience a special dinner at Khao Kwan restaurant near Kai Bae Beach. There, you will be taken on a beautiful memorial gastronomic journey of taste, masterfully crafted by Chef Yaa. She will provide you with an incredible dining experience using exclusively locally sourced ingredients—a perfect way to spend your last night on the island. After dinner, your driver will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel.
HOTEL: The Spa Koh Chang Resort (Pool Villa)
Day 7 : Koh Chang – cross the border - Tatai (B/-/-)
After an early breakfast, a driver will drive you back to the mainland, via the same ferry to Trat, then continue to Khlong Yai, a Thai-Cambodian border crossing. After crossing the border, another driver will wait for your arrival on the Cambodian side and drive you to your next stay in paradise. The ultimate ecological glamping lodge hidden amongst the rivers and jungles only accessible by boat upon checking in. Once the driver drops you off, you will be guided onto a boat (20-minute ride) which will take you to your tent. From there, you will be able to stretch your toes and take a deep breath to experience one of the most exclusive and relaxing stays while remaining hidden in the depths of the Cambodian jungle.
HOTEL: Canvas & Orchids (Floating Tent)
Day 8 : Tatai (B/-/-)
You will have a full day all to yourself to experience all the complimentary activities that the hotel has to offer deep in the rainforests, such as unguided kayaking during the day and evening, while also being able to fish from the terrace of your villa. The lodge also provides many other tours and activities which are not included in the itinerary, that we can add, such as exploring nearby communities, waterfalls, islands, and trekking deeper into the jungle to see its many inhabitants.
HOTEL: Canvas & Orchids (Floating Tent)
Day 9 : Tatai – Departure (B/-/-)
On your last day, after breakfast, your boat will take you back to the main road, and you'll continue to your next destination—whether it's Phnom Penh, Battambang, Koh Rong, or another destination of your choice.

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Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary


The Eastern Blues

9 Days / 8 Nights
from 900 USD /person

based on 2 people sharing the same room

 



The total price includes:
All Accommodation for 8 nights
All transfers by private, spacious, air conditioned car, with a professional driver.
All meals as mentioned (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
All excursions and activities as detailed within the program.
All entry fees for places visited within the program.
Government taxes as currently in force.

The total price does not include:
International flights to and from Trat and Phnom Phen
Visa to Thailand and Cambodia (if applicable)
Extra activities and meals not mentioned in the program
Beverages, personal expenses and other services not clearly mentioned
Tipping guides and drivers, which are of course not mandatory, but always appreciated, are subject to your discretion.
Travel insurance (recommended)


This journey has been designed by Green Trails (License No. 24/00060)

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