Excursions and Tours from Hua Hin
Khao Sam Roi Yot National The entrance to this park, whose name translates to 300 mountain peaks is about 50 km south of Hua Hin.
The landscape features savanna-like plains and steep limestone cliffs at the seashore. Some of the plains have recently been misused to dig ponds for destructive shrimp farming. But the park still provides a rich experience of nature with good animal watching as it is home to several rare species. Near the coast or from a boat you may be lucky to spot an Irrawady Dolphin passing by. Several caves in the park are worth a visit.
Kaeng Krachan Dam and National Park
Kaeng Krachan is Thailand's largest national park covering about 3000 sq km, almost half of Petburi Province. The park gets some of the heaviest monsoon rainfall in all of Thailand which makes the rainforest particularly abundant in places. There are also savanna-like grasslands, mountains, steep cliffs, caves, waterfalls, and two rivers which are suitable for rafting. Animals living in the park include wild elephants, deer, tigers, bears, and gibbons. The park is ideal for hiking and camping. A resort offers "floatel" accommodation at the La-U Reservoir.
Pa La-U Waterfall
An excursion to Pa La-U waterfall is a must for every visitor to Hua Hin and Cha-am. It's about 68 km from Hua Hin by road, while the last stretch of the journey is a dirt-road requiring some driving skill. Many local tour operators offer trips to the waterfall which can get quite crowded on weekends. Depending on the season swarms of butterflies can be seen in the area.