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Moken Experiences

Koh Surin National Park is a paradise of fine white sandy beaches, thick jungle, crystal-clear waters, and some of the best coral reef in Thailand. It is also home of the Moken, a traditionally nomadic sea people who have lived in harmony with nature along Thailand’s Andaman coast for thousands of years. More recently, the Moken Experiences have faced challenges of modernization, and are now open to sharing their way of life with respectful visitors in order to protect their culture.

Moken Experiences take a unique private tour of Koh Surin with the original inhabitants of this tropical paradise, the indigenous Moken people. Bask in the natural beauty of the Surin Islands while you immerse in Moken Life and snorkel the crystal waters of the Andaman Sea. Help conserve the Moken’s unique culture by your participation in this private tour with Moken community.

 

Moken Experiences  : 3 days 2 nights

Day 1 – Turquoise Bays & Coral ReefsKoh Surin Moken house at the beach

  • Early morning pickup from accommodation, transfer to Kuraburi Pier and transfer by speedboat to Koh Surin National Park.
  • Transfer to Surin Island check into your tent accommodations at the National Park Headquarters
  • Relax, unwind and enjoy the peaceful beach with it’s blue waters and white sand
  • Enjoy the Thai lunch at the national park restaurant.
  • Meet your Moken guide and take a snorkel tour to see the underwater life of the sea gypsies, how they have adapted to living in the water, and why they love it. Watch as your Moken guide spots sea turtles and sharks swimming in the waters
    Koh Surin Moken Kabang

    Moken Kabang

  • End your day with your Moken guide and return to the park headquarters for free time.
  • Dinner at the national park restaurant

Overnight: Koh Surin National Park, tents on the beach with bedding provided; electricity generated from 6-10 pm.

Day 2 – Life of the Sea Gypsies

  • Breakfast at the park headquarters
  • Meet you local guide and take a long tail boat trip to the Moken village.  A tour around the village is an insight into the intricate relationship between the Moken and their surrounding environment. Learn about the brightly colored “Spirit Poles” and Moken homes, built on wooden stilts directly on the beach

    Rowing Chapan Boat

  • Participate in a handicraft workshop and learn the traditional art of Moken weaving. Use forest Pandanus leaves to weave a natural bracelet. Keep it as a souvenir and show off to your friends at home
  • Have the pack lunch at Moken guide house and then learn about the traditional Moken house
  • Afternoon activities: Hike in the jungle – your Moken guide will highlight useful plants, including medicinal herbs, edible species, and those used in construction of traditional houseboats
  • Snorkeling – coral reef exploration with Moken guide.  Your guide will take you to a wonderland of colorful tropical fish and allow you to witness the impressive Moken swimming techniques.
  • Back at the park headquarters enjoy free time to walk the beach, relax, and enjoy the sunset

Overnight: Koh Surin National Park, tents on the beach with bedding provided; electricity generated from 6-10 pm.

Day 3 – Mythology of the Moken 

  • Breakfast at the park headquarters
  • Try your hand at rowing a Moken “row-boat” and re-enacting their method of spear fishing. Reunite with you Moken guide for more snorkeling at a new site or another visit to the village,
  • Moken Music Activity- Listen to beautiful songs that tell stories and the history of the Moken people. Day of Moken music will be confirmed by guide.
  • Back to the park headquarters to have a lunch, then pack your belongs and prepare for departure from the island
  • Depart Koh Surin by speedboat to Kuraburi pier, transfer back to Kuraburi town, end your program.

Inclusive:

  • Transfer from your hotel in Khaolak or Kuraburi
  • Speed Boat transfer to island
  • Accommodation in tent or bungalow
  • English speaking guide
  • Snorkeling gear and activities
  • Food full board as mention in the program
  • National park fee
  • Travel insurance
  • TAX

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