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Homestay Experience Ban Talae Nok

My internship at Andaman Discoveries will almost come to an end. In this blog post I would like to tell you about my last homestay in Ban Talae Nok. I joined two sisters from England who had booked a three day, 2 night tour. I thoroughly enjoyed my second homestay experience and would like to tell you why! The food I can be short about my relationship with food: I just love eating 😉 I love trying new food that is […]

Successful season for Moken on Koh Surin

The national park on Koh Surin closed on the 15th of May and will be closed to visitors for a few months. With the low season starting we would like to look back on the past season on Koh Surin. It has been a very successful season in which many people visited the Moken on this beautiful island. We received 20 bookings from responsible visitors who were interested to hear the stories of the Moken and witness their traditional way […]

Our offer during the low season

The month of May is almost over and this means that the high season has come to an end. Although, the amount of tourists will be lower the next few months, there is still more than enough to do for everyone. Even during the low season we have many different programs that can still be enjoyed. Keep reading to discover which of our current programs can be booked all year round and to read more about two new tours we […]

My first homestay experience

Last week I had the opportunity to come along on one of the tours of Andaman Discoveries. A family of three from Canada had booked the Moken immersion tour for 3 days and two nights so I joined Noon and the family on this trip. I am so thankful that I was able to join them and experience a homestay for the first time in my life. Moken Immersion The tour we went on is called “Moken immersion” and takes you […]

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. ( 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 […]

Partnership in Action

The Foundation for Education and Development, a long term partner of Andaman Discoveries is interested in starting a new chapter in their organization focusing on community based tourism. FED staff traveled to the Andaman Discoveries office in Kuraburi. AD Staff consulted with FED on best practices regarding community based tourism and emphasized the importance of using the community based approach.  Recommendations included developing a community group, allowing them to choose which activities to have in the program and highlighting livelihoods […]

Welcome Uzma!

Sawaddee kah! I am Uzma “Zeem” Daraman, a Thai undergraduate student from a small college called Grinnell College in Iowa, USA. I am passionate about development work in Thailand, which led me to major in Anthropology with a concentration on Global Development Studies. I’m currently interning with Andaman Discoveries for my concentration and I choose AD because I am impressed with the success of their community-based tourism program and because I would like to know more about the ways that […]

The Relation Between Capacity Building and Community Based Tourism

AD was pleased to host undergraduate master student Laerke Thorndal from Chulalongkorn University Bangkok. Laerke, ‘Lily’, as she’s known by her Thai name, is conducting her research on our community based programs and spent time in TPY, Ban Lion and BTN villages. Lily is doing research on ‘the relation between capacity building and community based tourism’. She will be returning during June or July to conclude her research, and we look forward to meeting her again and sharing the findings […]

“Turning Recovery into Sustainable Development” The Nation publishes article on AD!

Please check out here: / Andaman Discoveries is excited to announce the recent article “Turning Recovery into Sustainable Development” published in The Nation this December!  The author, Peter Montalbano, highlights the continuing efforts of AD with tsunami affected communities eight years after the devastating event, and how the work begun by NATR (North Andaman Tsunami Relief) has been transformed into an award winning example of responsible tourism.  At AD, we continue to serve hundreds of guests each year by […]