This tour let you venture west to the forest in Kaeng Krachan National Park, home of Pala-U falls, Vineyard, and a unique temple.
Pala U Waterfall is in the rain forest west of Hua Hin. It’s a part of Kaeng Krachan National Park which is one of the largest in Thailand and is right next to the Myanmar border. The route to the falls has many beautiful countryside landscapes. The falls themselves has 16 steps, making it one of the highest in Thailand and for those few who make it all the way to the top will be duly rewarded by superb views over Thailand and towards Myanmar. It should be noted, however, it’s not an easy trail and should only be attempted by the experienced and fit trekkers. The trail up to the third level is well cared for by the forest rangers, still you should always be cautious of slippery stones. Higher levels are pure wild and it’s not recommended unless you’re experienced and fit trekker and the rangers are notified.
The falls can be visited at any time of the year, but will be most beautiful in July-November where the water is high. The falls will still be flowing until around March. During the dry season from April the falls almost dry out. If you like butterfly watching visiting early in the morning and chances are they will be out warming up their wings before they go about their day. Best time to watch the butterflies are during April to July.
Hua Hin Hills Vineyard is set in a picturesque mountain valley west of Hua Hin. The loamy sand and slate soil feed several Rhone grape types that are used in the production of their Monsoon Valley wine label. You can do the wine tasting and the wines are not bad for a country not known for wine making. The vineyard’s beautifully constructed open-plan restaurant offers surprisingly good food, the wines, and panoramic great views. Additionally there is a pétanque course, mountain-biking trails and the beautiful Sala Wine Bar & Bistro.
Wat Huay Mongkol is home to the giant statue of Luang Phor Thuad, a Thai monk revered for his ability to perform miracles. The statue and the temple’s park-like setting attract many visitors each weekend who come for worshipping and relaxing. Apart from the huge statue, the ground includes a lake, streams, waterfalls, bridges, a number of pavilions and lots of shade under the trees to relax. There are several stalls serving Thai food. Wat Huay Mongkol is pleasant place worth a visit for everyone.