Cultural exchange: learn about batik (dyeing fabrics) and traditional roofing methods
Enjoy an Andaman sunset and have barbeque dinner on the beach
Sight-seeing tour through mangrove forest
Visit the Gam Islands for swimming and snorkeling
Make some handmade soap as a souvenir
Morning village walk with beautiful views
Make a local dessert “Kha Nom Jak”
Taste local food cooked by your hosts
Immerse yourself in the local culture at a traditional Islamic fisherman’s village where people still lead a simple way of life on the North Andaman Coast.
Join in with handicraft demonstrations, enjoy a local barbeque dinner and relax in a wondrous atmosphere. You can also enjoy the Casuarinas pine trees, mangrove forest and small lagoons that are part of the Laem Son National Park.
This expedition supports the local community in Ranong province to ensure that a majority of the money from each trip goes directly to the villagers and contributes to the community fund. jobs creation helps families to stay together instead of working in towns. Through the community fund, supports scholarships, youth activities, and other initiatives.
DAY1: Cultural Exchange (-/L/D)
Meet your homestay family. Take a village walk to learn about local history and the devastating tsunami of 2004. You can then learn about some local handicraft such as the art of batik - dyeing fabrics by using designs drawn in wax. You can keep a souvenir for your friends or family.
Then see how to make traditional roof panels from woven Nypa palm leaves. To finish the day, enjoy a spectacular Andaman sunset while eating a delicious barbeque dinner on the beach. Overnight: Simple and comfortable homestay, bedding and mosquito net are provided.
DAY2: Natural Wonder (B/L/D)
Take a casual sightseeing tour through the mangrove forest and feel inspired by the ways in which the villagers are active in protecting this amazing ecosystem. Then take a journey to the *Gam islands and enjoy the white sandy beach by going for a swim and snorkel in the clear blue waters.
Have a picnic lunch on the beach. After lunch enjoy a handicraft workshop with the women’s soap group. You will use the finest natural ingredients to make some beautiful handmade soap, which you will be able to keep as a souvenir. Then there will be a local fishing activity on the beach. Here you can try and catch fish with a net using a traditional technique. Then it's time to relax on the beach for another sunset or learn the essentials of Thai cooking. You can also be like one of the locals and try on some traditional Muslim clothing. This is also a good opportunity to learn about their culture. *Gam Islands are only available during the dry season November - April. In the rainy season you will enjoy an extended mangrove tour.
DAY3: Village Life (B,L,-)
In the morning, enjoy a morning village walk where you can experience an impressive panoramic view of the village. Afterwards, you will use a secret recipe to make a local Thai dessert- tasty grilled coconut wrapped in a leaf. Lunch will be served at the homestay. After you finish lunch you will say your goodbyes to your homestay hosts and we will travel back to Kuraburi.
Note: All mentioned activities are subject to change depending on the weather, availability and safety reasons. This can occur without notice prior to the date.
Accommodation: 2 nights stay at Homestay Ban Talay Nok
Local English speaking guide
Meal plan as mentioned in the program
Entrance fee and activities as mentioned in the program
All taxes and service charge
Roundtrip private vehicle for pick up and drop off at the airport (Surat Thani, Ranong, Phuket) or hotel in the main destinations (Khao Sok, Khao Lak, Phuket) to the village. Pick-up service could be arranged, please feel free to inform us.
Any meals, transfers or tours that are not mentioned in the itinerary
International and Domestic flight/bus/train ticket
🍀HOW TO GET THERE:
Appx 1 hour flight, 3 flights a day from Bangkok (DMK) to Ranong (UNN) by Nok Air & AirAsia