Day 3 – Prachuap Khiri Khan to Ban Krut***
Distance: 77 km – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Today is one of the most beautiful day rides of the Tour de Thailand route that will take us along more sunny beaches, through a really cool Thai Air Force Base where we get to feed the gentle and adorable Dusky Langur monkeys, visit the Waghor Aquarium, ride through coconut plantations, fishing villages, and back to the beach in the unspoiled beach resort town of Ban Krut. When we are feeding the monkeys on the Air Force Base you will have the option to climb the mountain behind them (only the extremely fit will make it to the top to see the spectacular views). Once we are settled in Ban Krut we will head up to one of the most beautiful hilltop temples in Thailand (Wat Tang Sai) that overlooks the deep green color of the coconut plantations along the coast and the empty white sand beaches below. Lunch will be at Kasama’s Café, a lovely little café in Ban Krut that serves great Italian food and other western dishes from the recipes of the private detective novelist Byron Bailes. As usual, there will be time for rest and relaxation at our beachfront resort because you can never have too many pool parties. For dinner we will eat more delicious Thai seafood and then party with Byron and friends.
*** “In all my years of traveling extensively throughout Thailand, Ban Krut is my favorite place.”