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Island Tours

Koh Surin Island

Moken House

Moken House

Koh Surin National Park is a paradise of fine white sandy beaches, thick jungle, crystal-clear waters, and the most extensive coral reef in Thailand. It is also home of the Moken, a nomadic group of sea faring people who have lived in the waters of the Andaman Sea for centuries.  Koh Surin National Park is the ideal place to go for people wanting to experience nature in its most beautiful and pristine form, and connect with a culture that can still practice some of its traditions in this modern world.

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Sample of Moken Experiences: Private Tour:r4b

Day 1 – Arrive to Kuraburi

  • Pre‐trip briefing at the Andaman Discoveries office. Explore the evening market and enjoy a delicious meal at a local restaurant.

Day 2 – Moken Village Visit

  • Breakfast at the local market with your translator
  • Transfer to Surin island by speedboat
  • Explore the village and learn the intricate relationship between the Moken and their surrounding environment. Talk about the brightly colored ‘’Spirit Poles’’ and Moken homes, built on wooden stilts directly on the beach
  • Forest hike ‐ Your guide will highlight medicinal herbs, edible species, and those used in construction of traditional houseboats

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    Moken Way of life

  • Have a packed lunch under the shade of a tree on a beach near the village
  • Snorkeling‐ Your guide will take you to a wonderland of colorful tropical fish and allow you
    to witness the impressive Moken swimming techniques, how they have adapted to living in the water, and why they love it

Day 3 – Life of the Sea Gypsies

  • Snorkeling‐ Enjoy the clear waters and watch as your Moken guide spots sea turtles swimming in the waters
  • Snorkeling with your Moken guide or return to the village to spend more time with your new friends
  • Return to the park headquarters, you may even see some flying and macaque monkey’s

    Rowing Chapan Boat

    Rowing Chapan Boat

Day 4– Mythology of the Moken

  • In the Moken village, try your hand at rowing a Moken ‘’row‐boat’’ and re‐enacting their method of spear fishing
  • Moken Music Activity- Listen to beautiful songs that tell stories and the history of the Moken people, spend more time in village or head out for one more snorkel exploration
  • After lunch, transfer to Andaman Discoveries office for debriefing.

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 Moken Community Fund

Proceeds from our private tours are donated to the Moken Community Fund which servers the Moken and their greater needs.  Funds can go towards community improvements, health emergencies and elderly care.

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Snorkel & Island Tours – Group Tour

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We can help you book an unforgettable journey to Koh Surin Islands!  Take a guided snorkeling, explore the jungle and nature trails, experience a breathtaking Andaman sunset and fall asleep to the sounds of the waves washing onto the soft white sands.

All inclusive packages range from 1 day up to 3 days, 2 nights.  Tours depart from Kuraburi or Khao Lak and we can help arrange transfers and accommodations

Sample of 3 Day Koh Surin Group Tour:

Day 1 – Turquoise Bays

  • Early morning your transfer will pick you up from your accommodation in Kuraburi to bring you to Kuraburi Pier
  • Enjoy snorkeling time at Tao Bay and Pakkard Bay in the morning
  • Have lunch at the National Park Head Quarters.
  • Spend the afternoon immersed in the underwater world
  • Arrive back at your campsite to freshen up and relax on the beautiful beach

Day 2 – Reefs and Sea Nomads

  • After breakfast it’s time to journey to another of Koh Surin’s five islands for snorkeling OR explore the nature trail that adjoins the two campsites, taking your time to beach comb and relax under the shade of the trees
  • Visit the island’s original inhabitants (depending on the tides) – the Moken people.
  • In the late afternoon arrive back at your campsite to freshen up and relax on the beautiful beach

Day 3 – Reefs and Small Town Life

  • After breakfast it’s time to journey to another of Koh Surin’s five islands for snorkeling OR explore the nature trail that adjoins the two campsites, taking your time to beach comb and relax under the shade of the trees
  • Have lunch at the National Park Head Quarters
  • After lunch transfer back to Kuraburi by speedboat. Arrive in Kuraburi to end your program.

For more information about the Surin Islands please click here…

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