Hua Hin Itinerary – Best of Hua Hin, Thailand

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Huahin Thailand

Our trip to Hua Hin definitely exceeded my expectations.  It’s a small beach town with a little of everything to keep everyone happy – outlet shopping for the shopaholic,  cave hopping for the adventurous, royal palaces / temples for the cultural buffs, theme parks / farms for the family oriented and of course the beach for the beach bums! A good number of attractions are located outside Hua Hin, so you probably have to take day trips – usually categorized geographically – whereby the taxi driver will take you to towards one direction, say, north of Hua Hin, and he will bring you to attractions along the north.  Taxi stalls are scattered throughout the town.  Day trips are between 1200 Baht and 1500 Baht. Tuk Tuks seem to have more room for bargaining.

Day 1

Hua Hin Day 1
Arrival in Hua Hin via taxi from Don Muang Airport (2200 Baht, about 3.5 hours of journey).  The more economical way would be taking the mini vans that are stationed at the foot of Victory Monument Sky Train Station (about 120 Baht per person).

Check in Baan Laksasubha Hotel that is strategically located within walking distances to both the beach and the city center.  It is also surrounded by lots of eateries and massage parlors.

Half Day Trip towards the north of Hua Hin – visiting the Maruekataywan Palace (or Palace of Love and Hope) and Satorini Park.  Other attractions along this route include Plearnwan Vintage Village, Swiss Sheep Farm, The Venezia (for shopping, supposedly in Venetian style with man made water canals in the compound), FN Factory Outlet, Cha-Am ATV Park and Cha-Am Beach.

Dinner at Na Na Palace that’s located in the lane just opposite the Colonade Mall in Hua Hin Town.  There are may quaint eateries with a small night market in this area.

Day 2

Hua Hin Day 2
Enjoy a lazy morning on Hua Hin Beach.

Day Trip to Phraya Nakhon Cave in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park.  The cave fascinated Thai Kings for many generations.  A few of them visited the cave and left their signatures on the wall. The cave has a semi-open roof, allowing some light to pass through, forming an ethereal image where the pavilion seems to glimmer.   You might be spending a couple of hours here because hiking over 2 hills is involved.  You could choose to hike both, or take a boat ride to bypass the first hill (400 Baht for round trip – which is pricey considering the ride is barely 10 minutes one way).

Visit the Hua Hin Railway Station on the way back to the hotel if you still have time.

Dinner at Hua Hin Night Market. There are a couple of night markets in Hua Hin – Chat Chai Night Market, Chatsila Night Market, Grand Night Market, Cicada Night Market and a smaller anonymous one where Na Na Place is located.

Day 3

Hua Hin Day 3
Day Trip to Phetchaburi Province that’s north of Hua Hin.

Visit Khao Luang Cave, where hundreds of Buddha statues are housed in a dimly lit cave filled with stalactites.

Visit the Phra Nakon Khiri Historal Park (or Khao Wan), where King Rama IV built his palace on top of the hill. The palace is now a museum, showcasing the way of life of Thai Royalties.

For dinner, we attended a friend’s wedding at Anantara Resort; the barbecue was superb there.

Day 4

Hua Hin Day 4
Before heading back to Bangkok by taxi, we stopped quickly for an hour at Plearnwan Vintage Village – a charming place for food and shopping, where the village reminisces old Hua Hin.

We hadn’t had time to explore west of Hua Hin; the points of interests include:
1. Khao Hin Lek Fei View Point – a panoramic view point that’s atop the hill, where the statue of King Rama 7 is also located.
2.  Baan Sillapin – an artists village where the works of local artists are showcased.
3.  Huay Mongkol Temple – which houses the statue of famous monk Luang Phor Tuadin.  The statue is the largest in Thailand.
4.  Hua Hin Hills Vineyard – you probably wouldn’t associate wine production in Thailand; but it’s true – a vineyard exists in Hua Hin!
5. Black Mountain Water Park
6. Pala-u Waterfall – about 60 km from Hua Hin, the waterfall is part of the rain forest rich in flora and fauna.

Hope you find the itinerary useful  🙂

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  1. Mike

    Oh my gosh so many fun things to choose from, KJ! The beach definitely interested me. And I would want to explore those caves along with taking that boat ride…just for the experience! Good post! 🙂

    1. KJ @ alwaystravelicious.com

      Thank you Mike ! I didn’t really expect any shopping places in Hua Hin and in fact there’s a few outlet malls in the area – too bad I didn’t have time for shopping. The caves were fun and deserted – kinda good in a way compared to attractions swamped with tourists 🙂

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      1. jace

        hi, i m travelling to hua hin in june. i saw you get good price for the don muang to hua hin tqxi transfer. kindly drop me a contact too. thanks.

    1. Constance

      Hi Mandy,

      I’m still haven’t getting d reply and I’m rush to reply to my partner. Mind to share with me how to get the best deal from DMK airport . Appreciate your sharing

      My email add: [email protected]

      Thank you

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  6. Constance

    Hi Im going to Bangkok on 22/05. You had a great deal from DMK to Hua Hin. Can I have a contact? How about your the transport from hua hin to DMK?

  7. HYS

    May I know which taxi company u took to from don muang airport to hua hin? would you might email the contact email of taxi driver ? Thanks a lot

  8. Greg Lim

    Hi.. I’m heading to Hua Hin from DMK in 1 week.. May I know which cab company u referring to? That’s such a great value price..

    1. mandy

      You may call oktaxitour as detailed below:

      please contact us if you require any further infomation to [email protected]
      contact us 085-1394358 Mr.chai

      Pick at dmk airport to hua hin 2000baht 1 way. both way total 4000baht. On the way to hua hin can visit floating market too no extra charge upon request. But u need to pay entrance at floating market.

  9. Peggy Chu

    I am looking for good price taxi driver. this is the great value price…
    THanks for sharing. hopefully i can contact him…yeah

  10. jennifer

    Hi we plan to go hua hin this october but still confuse where to say. Can you suggest which area better to stay, cha am or hua hin? And also can you email me the driver contact? Thankyou

    1. KJ @ alwaystravelicious.com

      It depends on what kind of holiday you want. If you just want beach and relax, Cha Am would be a good choice as there are not too many eateries in Cha Am. Hua Hin is much more convenient if you want to go night market , do a bit shopping , massge, see Muay Thai Boxing. Cha Am is about another 30minutes drive to Hua Hin , taxi drivers will charge around 700 baht per trip which is quite expensive. If most of the things u want to do is in Hua hin , then stay there. If you just want to relax and bum on a less crowded beach, Cha am is good.

    1. KJ @ alwaystravelicious.com

      Hi Deva. You can either take taxi (the contacts are already in the comments section), or get there yourself by going to the Victory Monument Sky Train Station and take the mini vans from there, and refer to this itinerary when you are in Hua Hin.

  11. ann

    Hi, day trip made via taxi drivers need advance booking? Do they have a planned itinerary for us to follow or we can decide our own destination? Prices according to per pax or per trip?

    Thanks for your advise.

    1. KJ @ alwaystravelicious.com

      If you are staying in Hua Hin town, there should be plenty of taxi stands so not necessary to book in advance. They have itineraries already, typically towards one direction say west of Hua Hin and all the attractions along it. Trip is by per car, not by per pax. I think 1500 – 1800 per day.

  12. Alvin Chow

    Hi there, I will be going to Hua Hin soon but have not really getting some solid information regarding to the transport from DMK to Hua Hin. I would love to use a more economical way, say the bus. How much will be the fare per person and where should i take the bus?

    Hope to hear from you reply. Appreciated.

    1. KJ @ alwaystravelicious.com

      You can take the minivan. You’ll have to get to Victory Monument Sky Train Station, there will be minivans there below the station. Per person is around 90 Baht I think. If you have big luggage, they might charge another 90 Baht if your luggage needs to take up another seat.

  13. wendy

    hi kj, i love ur trip as well, can i knw how u go bk to bangkok from huahin?
    more economical way one~ by minivan again? can make it?

  14. Fang

    Hi, this friday i will be going to bangkok with my family and planned to going to hua hin as well. Please advice where should we stay, either in hua hin or cha am (for 1 night only)? We planned to going to Santorini park,Plearnwan Vintage Village, Swiss sheep farm, the venezia, cicada market . May i know the minivan driver contract no or taxi driver contract no.? We are 5 adults & 3 child.

    Thanks.

    1. KJ @ alwaystravelicious.com Post author

      Hi Chantelle. I visited your post on Hua Hin, looks like you had a good time there ! Cheers, KJ

  15. Julius Koay

    Hi, may I know the cab from don muang to hua hin transfer? Any van recommended as we have 5 person here. Appreciate if you can email me: [email protected]

    I would also like to know max how many persons can fit in tuk tuk car?

  16. jenny

    Hi KJ love ur huahin trip. i am bringing my fam, hubby n i with 3 kids (11, 7 and 2) in july. We are hiring mini van for 3d2n from bkk to huahin, full use. do u think 11000 baht is expensive for 3d2n? We will be staying in cha am so we need van to travel around to huahin area. Thx in advance

    1. KJ @ alwaystravelicious.com Post author

      Hi that sounds about right considering that you are hiring a van and not a sedan. Enjoy 🙂

  17. shareen

    hello…i have some question to enquiry
    -we hv 6 adult and 6 kids,on 16/7/15 we take flight to bangkok and we plan 17/7/15 early morning to hua hin and 18/7/15 evening back to bangkok,did u hv any transport can bring us all together?
    -if like tis time what places we are convinience to go and visit?
    -did u hv any scdule for tis trip?

    1. KJ @ alwaystravelicious.com Post author

      Hi Shareen. I don’t arrange any transportation. For your one day trip, you can check out Day 1 attractions on the itinerary. Have fun in Hua Hin 🙂

  18. Gavina

    Hi Kj,

    I just wonder the trip you take to north of hua hin, did you take a taxi from hua hin taxi stall or you booked it in advance?
    And the taxi price that you took issit a roundtrip? Thanks. I love your hua hin trip.

    1. KJ @ alwaystravelicious.com Post author

      Hi Gavina. I didn’t book the taxi in advance. If you are staying in town, there are lots of taxi stands there. Even if it’s not too close to town, I’ve seen small taxi stalls stationed outside hotels 🙂

  19. Ching

    Hi, doing a research cause I’m going to Bangkok soon. May I know that can straight away catch a cap at don muaeng airport? Do I need to go somewhere else? And 2200B by per person or one taxi? Thanks

    1. KJ @ alwaystravelicious.com Post author

      When we arrived Dong Muang, there were a lot of taxi companies; but the price might be more than that. 2500 perhaps. price is by per taxi.

    1. KJ @ alwaystravelicious.com Post author

      Hi Linq. My itinerary is already in the post. That’s pretty much it. Have fun in Hua Hin 🙂

  20. suzan

    We need hua hin 1 day full tour from bangkok. We are 2 adult 1 child. Can you offer me? How much and where the place we visit in hua hin?
    Thanks for reply.
    regards,
    Suzan.

    1. KJ @ alwaystravelicious.com Post author

      Hi Suzan. I don’t offer any tours. I only write about my travels on the blog. You might want to stay one night in Hua Hin because it takes 3 hours to get there and another 3 to come back. Have fun in Hua Hin 🙂

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