SURIN ISLANDS MOKEN VILLAGE HOMESTAY
Take a unique private tour of Koh Surin with the original Moken inhabitants of this tropical paradise.
Bask in the natural beauty of the Surin Islands while you immerse yourselves in Moken Life, Moken traditional music and also snorkel the crystal waters of the Andaman Sea.
- Speedboat ride to Surin Island
- Camping at Mu Ko Surin National Park
- Local guide led tour to learn about Moken culture
- Handicraft workshop and keep your creation as a souvenir
- Guided forest hike
- Snorkeling and learn some traditional Moken swimming techniques
- Sea turtle spotting
- Use a traditional Moken row boat
DAY1: Moken Village Visit (-,L,D)
Travel to Surin Island from Kuraburin by speedboat and check in to your tent accommodation at the national park headquarters.
Lunch at the restaurant at the national park.
After lunch you will head to the village with your Moken guide. Explore and learn about the intricate relationship between the Moken people and their surrounding environment.
It is then time to enjoy a handicraft workshop. Here you can learn about the traditional art of Moken weaving which uses Pandanus leaves from the forest. You will get to make a bracelet which you can keep as a souvenir!
After that there will be a hike into the forest where your guide will show you important plants such as medicinal herbs, edible species, and those used in the construction of traditional houseboats and houses. Then it is time to enjoy snorkeling! The Moken guide will take you to a wonderland of colourful tropical fish and show you some Moken swimming techniques.
Overnight camping at the national park.
DAY2: Life of Sea Gypsies (B,L,D)
Today you can enjoy the clear waters and also watch as your Moken guide spots sea turtles swimming in the water. You can then go snorkeling with your guide or if you prefer return to the village to spend more time with your new friends.
Afterwards you will return to the park headquarters where you may even see some flying lemurs and macaque monkeys.
DAY3: Moken Life (B,L,-)
In the morning you can try and row a Moken “row‐boat’’ and also re-enact their method of spear fishing (you will not spear a live fish). Then you can spend more time in the village or head out for one more snorkel exploration.
After lunch you will pack and then be transported to our partner office in 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.
This program will be a part that could be generated community development fund at Moken Village to ensure that every travelers' spending goes to support local people and reducing rural-urban migration.
Prices: To be Advise
Bilingual support staff, Visitors Handbook
Accommodation and Meals as specified in each program (including double occupancy where noted)
Transfers as specified in each program (further transfers can be arranged on request)
Contribution to community fund or partner Organization
Accident insurance while on project or village homestay
Flights and departure taxes
Vaccinations and personal travel insurance
Personal items and expenses
Visas ‐ guests are responsible for valid visas through‐out the duration of their trip