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“Trad – Eat and Travel with the Baan Mai Rood Community”

Seek out those “Gastronomic Destinations” with the vibrant seaside community of Baan Mai Rood. Take a relaxing boat trip surrounded by mangrove forests, fish for clams to turn into a tasty curry and visit a two-tone beach with a sacred, natural freshwater well by the sea. 

 

Day 1

 

11.00 hrs. Baan Lung Parn Restaurant

Enjoy a hearty morning meal of noodle soup in this famous eatery. Known for its great taste and generous portions at wallet-friendly prices, a trip to Trat is incomplete without savouring a bowl or two here. The seafood served up by Uncle Parn, whether it be prawns, mantis shrimp, fish, crab or mussels, is fresh from the boat and of the very highest quality.

 

13.00 hrs. Baan Mai Rood Community

Pay your respects and ask for blessings at the local shrine, watch the fishermen at work and enjoy some tasty sun dried fish and steamed crab meat while listening to a knowledgeable local guide tell the story of this unique coastal community.

 

14.00 hrs. Boat trip and clam fishing

Collect the famed local “Charcoal clams” and bring them back to the homestay to prepare a tasty curry for your evening meal. Strap on your lifejacket, plunge into the water and use your feet to locate the clams.

 

15.30 hrs. Check in at “Baan Kumnan” Homestay

Make your way to this cozy homestay, located near an estuary beside Mai Rood canal. Here you can experience life among the local fishing community firsthand.

 

17.00 hrs. Evening Meal

Roll your sleeves up and help the village chef make a local curry known “Kaeng Kua Hoi Tan” and a host of other dishes before tucking into a feast to remember.

 

Day 2

 

7.30 hrs. Breakfast

9.00 hrs. Sai Song See Beach and Por Yuan Well

Take a stroll along this distinctive looking beach. Walking out onto the sands, you will be greeted by a mass of white sand from the beach on your left and a contrasting swathe of red sand on the right-hand side. Check out the water well known locally as Por Yuan, which formed naturally from a spring and remains full of fresh water, despite the constant movement of the tides.

 

11.00 hrs. Baan Chuen Beach

Before making the journey back, stop off for a spot of rest and relaxation at this divine white sand beach. If you are really lucky you might even spot a pod of resident dolphins gliding through the water. Enjoy lunch by the sea with some ultra-fresh seafood and other local delicacies like squid and sweet and sour cashew nuts.

 

Note : As this trip incorporates community activities, please book seats in advance.