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Sustainability in 2019

As we enter a new year, Andaman Discoveries is looking forward to continuing our goal of being transparent with our sustainable practices.  We completed our Travelife Audit and were awarded Travelife Certified. The process was extremely educational in looking at our company as a whole and how sustainability fits into our company’s core functions and how it will be monitored and evaluated to ensure continued success, implementation and growth. Areas that we really updated and worked on involved our human […]

Sustainability Matters

Andaman Discoveries strives to stay and evolve as a sustainable tour operator. One way of doing this is by looking at certifications that holds us to a high standard. We are currently a partner of Travelife and just submitted our Travelife certification application. The next step will be to have an audit in the office to ensure that we are following all the criteria and also have an action plan set in place to continuously improve our standards. It has […]

Homestay Program Spotlight: Tung Dap Village

It is only fitting to recognize Tung Dap Village Homestay program on Koh Phrathong Island as an outstanding and unforgettable experience. Awarded the winner of the 2016 Top 100 Sustainable Destinations, this village offers not only a cultural eco- experience but also a journey of sustainability, allowing guests to truly see the value in low impact travel! The village is showing extreme enthusiasm and confidence after winning the award. More villagers are showing interest in joining the homestay group and […]

Contributing through Participating – The NAN Foundation

Burmese Learning Center NAN foundation cause

As a Guest of Andaman Discoveries, you are directly supporting projects of our North Andaman Network Foundation. Fifty percent of Andaman Discoveries profits are given back to the NAN foundation and also donations that rebuilt into the program pricing. These projects make a difference in the lives of our local community projects and community members because they are things that are valued by these people as a way to have better lives. Take a look at how you have helped by […]

News Features on Andaman Discoveries!

AD is proud to have been featured in some top publication over the last few months!  Thank you to Susan Smilie, Cat Vinton, Noel van Bemmel and Julius Schophoff for your interest and support of our programs! The Guardian AD is very proud to have been featured in the Guardian with two separate articles!  Many thanks to Susan Smillie for her visit to the North Andaman Coast and her interest in Andaman Discoveries programs, especially the work she has done […]

Travelife Partner status !

Andaman Discoveries is proud to announce that we have be granted official ‘Partner Status’ with Travelife as evidence of the successful completion of the Travelife Partner sustainability management, reporting and compliance obligations for tour operators! Travelife is a training, management and certification initiative for tourism companies committed to reach sustainability. (http://www.travelife.info/) Last year Nicole had completed the ‘Sustainability for Tour Operators’ training provided by CBI Netherlands, WildAsia and ABTA the UK’s leading travel association. Here she was encouraged to document […]

Special Promotions in Southern Thailand

Summer Specials Andaman Discoveries is offering special prices for group tours starting April 2014!  Now is the time to gather some friends, or come along to make some news ones,  and head to Southern Thailand to explore the unique nature and culture of this special place.  Prices include all accommodations, most meals and activities, please see the detailed itinerary for more information. Meet New Friends and Explore New Places with Special Group Tours in Southern Thailand Moken Surin Experience – […]

Surin Moken Experience Update

“A Season of Success”   The Surin Moken Experience tour, which began last year, saw seven different groups this season! This new and exciting program highlights the many interesting aspects of the Moken culture on Koh Surin. Guests are able to experience Koh Surin through the eyes of the Moken by actively engaging in activities chosen by the Moken to share with guests and continue the knowledge of their culture. Here you can snorkel in the turquoise waters with your […]

Local Guide Training on Koh Phrathong

In February, Pi Nat and Noon from Andaman Discoveries went to Ban Ta Pae Yoi to offer a guide training to the community tourism group.   Local guides, homestay hosts and youths who were interested in being a local guide participated over the two day training.  The objective of the training was to practice the guiding skills and hosting when taking care of the guests in the village. The first  day  focused on tips for being a guide,  roles of the […]

Testimonials From Guests

“When I travel, I like to get off the beaten path. I like to go to new and undiscovered gems. I like to make connections between the places that I visit and the relationships that I make along the way. Homestays and community based tourism is an organic way to learn about a place in a non-traditional way. Andaman Discoveries helped facilitate an experience that I will never forget.”      -George Eklund, USA “I learned so much about the nature and […]