This year, why not enjoy the watery fun of Songkran in the stunning surrounds of Ayutthaya? Pickaboo is offering an exciting 3-day, 2-night trip that combines culture and history with traditional Thai New Year celebrations in the ancient capital of Siam.

On 13th April, you’ll drive down to Ayutthaya to take a historic trip to the Great Temple of Chai Mongkol. The temple’s magnificent chedi, which can be seen from all over town, was built by King Naresuan in honour of his victory over the Burmese in 1592.

In the afternoon, your group will be taken to the Elephant Sanctuary, where you’ll board traditional tuk-tuks and be furnished with water pistols and talcum powder ready to take part in Thai New Year ceremonies. No need to worry about your electronic devices. Tour guides will supply waterproof pouches to protect them.

After a tuk-tuk tour of the city, you’ll relax before boarding the Pa Suk Princess for a leisurely dinner cruise on the river.

On Day 2, you’ll visit the charming royal palace at Bang Pa In, before watching demonstrations of Thai arts and crafts at Bang Sai Royal Folk and Arts Centre.

After lunch, there will be a guided tour of the World Heritage site of ancient Ayutthaya to explore its impressive temples. When you’ve completed your tour, you’ll be taken to enjoy more of the city’s joyful Songkran celebrations.

On your final day, you’ll share your good fortune with local orphans by handing out lunch packages at Wat Sakaew in Ang Thong province. Your final destination is the Violet Temple (Wat Muang), a highly revered Buddhist site, which boasts the largest species of pink lotus in the world. There you can also see the biggest pure silver Buddhist image in the country.

Contact info@pickabooclub.com to book your Songkran trip.

A Trek Through Khao Khitchakut is the Perfect Thai Activity Gift

Khao Khitchakut National Park in southeast Thailand is the site of an annual prayer festival. In February and March, around the Makha Bucha holiday, thousands of pilgrims make the trek to the top of 1,085-meter Khao Probad, where several rock formations are reminiscent of Buddhist legends.

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Nestled in the centre of uninhabited Cock’s Comb Island in the sparkling Andaman Sea is a vivid green, heart-shaped lake that gives the island its alternative name of Emerald Heart Island.

This summer, you can enjoy a marvellous trip to Emerald Heart Island and take a guided swim through a tunnel into the beautifully clear lagoon hidden inside the island. Because the lagoon is calm and protected by limestone cliffs, it is perfect for snorkelling and you’ll see a wide variety of coral and other sea creatures in its crystal clear waters.

A visit to Emerald Heart Island is a real highlight of our 1, 2 or 3-day tours of the Andaman Sea. You’ll also have the opportunity to snorkel at several other stunningly beautiful uninhabited islands and will be amazed at the clarity of the underwater landscape and the brightly coloured corals.

The 2 and 3-day packages also include a city tour of Ranong followed by a visit to admire the impressive Reclining Buddha at Waree Banpot Temple. Afterwatds, you can refresh yourself at the three mineral Hot Springs in Raksawarin Park where the warm water is completely untainted by sulphur and is safe to drink. Then it’s time for some souvenir shopping before heading for the airport and back to Bangkok.

We offer a choice of packages all including a trip to Emerald Heart Island and snorkelling at other picture postcard islands. Unlike other tour companies which take up to 45 people in each group, we limit our tours to a maximum of 30 people for extra comfort and convenience.

A one-day trip costs 11,000 baht per person (groups of 11-20) or 7,700 baht per person (groups of 21-30). Check Here>>>

A two-day trip (which misses out the second day of snorkelling), including accommodation in the Grand Andaman Hotel and all meals, costs 21,300 baht per person (groups of 11-20) or 17,400 baht per person (groups of 21-30). Single room supplements are 2,500 baht each. Check Here>>>

A three-day trip, including accommodation in the Grand Andaman Hotel and all meals, costs 32,000 baht per person (groups of 11-20) or 20,400 baht per person (groups of 21-30). Single room supplements are 5,000 baht each. Check Here>>>

For all trips, non-Thais are required to also pay a 1,000 baht visa fee.

Contact info@pickabooclub.com for more details or to book your summer holiday now.