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Spend a night in the Muslim village of Ban Sam Chong on the Phang Nga bay and experience this quaint way of life.  Participate in handicraft and livelihood demonstration with your hosts.  Make Tie Dye with natural dye and keep as a souvenir. 

Explore the majestic Phang Nga bay (James Bond Island)by boat and explore the amazing mangrove eco-system by kayak.  Feast on Southern Thai specialty dishes and learn how to make a local food with local.

Experience typical village life

Live like a local, helping to prepare a traditional dinner and sleeping in a family home.

Explore the Thai countryside

Travel to remote Ban Sam Chong village and relaxing on the remote island. 

Connect with the local community

Spend time with local residents, sharing stories and learning about their background and daily life.

 

TOUR OVERVIEW

PRIVATE TOUR / ONE DAY / 2 DAYS

PRIVATE TOUR 2 DAY 1 NIGHT

Day 1 Cultural Exchange

Morning       

Transfer pick up at your hotel in Khao Lak area and meet you Andaman Discoveries translator for a pre-trip  briefing and cultural orientation. Then heading to Ban SamChong village to meet your host family, and be welcomed into their way of life.

Take a walking tour of the community with your local guide to learn about the history and lives of these villagers

Noon          

Lunch – enjoy authentic southern Thai food with your homestay family                     

Meet the women’s group who makes beautiful tie-dye creations using natural colour from the surrounding forests.  Have an opportunity to learn their techniques and create your own piece to keep as a souvenir.

Learn the local occupation of pealing leaves of the nypa palm with the villagers.  They use the pealed leaves to make tobacco rolling papers to sell at the local market.

Take a guided kayak tour of the mangrove conservation area and learn about this eco-system and its importance to the village, have a chance to plant mangrove saplings to help the village with their conservation efforts. In the quiet of the trees you have a chance to see monkeys, monitor lizards and many species of birds. Then, Visit the local fish farm or oyster farm.
Evening         

Have a personalised Thai cooking class with your homestay host and learnSouthern Thai specialties and enjoy the meal together 

In the evening participate  in a cultural activity where you can share stories and experiences with the family  and local villagers. Pictures from home are always appreciated! Then try on their  traditional clothing to learn more about their Muslim culture
Overnight: Ban Sam Chong Homestay, comfortable bedding and mosquito net provided

Day 2 Natural Wonder

Morning        

Wake up early and head out on a long tail boat for a spectacular Andaman Coast sunrise. Enjoy coffee tea and breakfast from the boat as you watch the red and orange hues of the sun rise over the limestone Karst mountain and ocean!

Continue your journey to Phang Nga bay to the famous island and Panyee village (fisherman village), you will see the dramatic limestone islands, explore sea caves and relax with the breathtaking views.

Noon          

Return to your homestay for another delicious lunch.
Pack and say goodbye to your friendly hosts transfer back to Khaolak.  End of program.

Prices Per Person in Thai Baht.

Pax    Adult                 Child

2          9,700 THB.         7,275 THB

3          8,600 THB         6,450 THB      

4          7,600 THB         5,700 THB

5.          7,300 THB         5,475 THB

6          6,800 THB         5,100 THB

7          6,400 THB         4,800 THB  

8          6,100 THB          4,575 THB           

Note: Infant 0-3 Years old free of charge.

Child 3-11 years old, Adult 11 years old up

PRIVATE TOUR ONE DAY

Day 1 Natural Wonder

Morning   

Pick up at your hotel and meet your Andaman Discoveries translator for a pre-trip briefing and cultural orientation. Transfer to Ban Sam Chong village to meet your local guide, and be welcomed into their way of life

Take a walking tour of the community with your local guide to learn about the history and lives of these villagers.

Meet the women’s group who makes beautiful tie-dye creations using natural colour from the surrounding forests.  Have an opportunity to learn their techniques and create your own piece to keep as a souvenir.

Noon        

Enjoy an authentic southern Thai seafood in local restaurant with fresh seafood. Head into nature, and explore the mangrove forest in a long-tail boat, where you have the chance to spot various birds, monitor lizards and monkeys. Take a fascinating journey through the tidal canals and learn how the villagers are active in protecting this amazing ecosystem.

Continue your journey to the Phang Nga bay the famous island and Panyee village (fisherman village), you will see the dramatic limestone islands, explore sea caves and relax with the breathtaking views.
Return to the village get you natural tie dye back and transfer to Khaolak.

End of program 15.00 pm.

Prices Per Person in Thai Baht.

Pax    Adult                 Child

2          6,800 THB.         5,100 THB

3          6,200 THB         4,650 THB      

4          5,000 THB         3,750 THB

5.          4,700 THB         3,525 THB

6          4,300 THB         3,220 THB

7          4,100 THB         3,075 THB  

8          4,000 THB          3,000 THB           

Note: Infant 0-3 Years old free of charge.

Child 3-11 years old, Adult 11 years old up

WHAT INCLUDED:
  • Transfer from Khaolak hotel to village
  • Long tail boat transfer to Phang Nga bay
  • Accommodation in homestay
  • English speaking guide
  • Activities and food full board as mention in the program
  • National park fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Community fund for the village
  • TAX 7%
WHAT'S TO BRING:
  • Culturally sensitive clothing
  • Quick dry & old clothing for outdoor activities 
  • Towel, flip-flop
  • Personal uses; toothpaste, toothbrush, soap or shower cream and shampoo
  • Photos of home / family for cultural exchange
  • Refillable bottle water
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Torch and batterie
  • Camera and battery charger