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 SAVANNA ISLAND MOKEN VILLAGE HOMESTAY

Experience a unique homestay at Moken Village of Tung Dap which is the place an eco-tour based on local livelihood activities. You can learn about the traditional culture and stories of the Moken who used to be a nomadic sea-faring people. Try your hand at fishing on the beach or collecting clams and you can learn the art and technique behind repairing squid traps with the local fisherman. Then you will explore the savannah by the tractor of the island with your local guide and relax on the long stretch of undeveloped beach, enjoy the delicious Southern Thai Food in your homestay even a homemade Thai snack!

 

 

 Activities and Experiences:

DAY1: Moken Life

Pick you up at the hotel in Khao Lak, for a pre-trip briefing and cultural orientation and transfer to Tung La Ong Pier to meet your local hosts. After that take a boat to the remote island of Koh Phra Thong along the way you will explore the mangrove forest in a long-tail boat where you have the to spot playful otters and shy monkeys, take a fascinating journey through the tidal canals and learn about this amazing eco-system which also acts as a nursery for crabs, fish, and shrimp. Then you will meet your village guide and family host who will welcome you into their way of life.

Enjoy a delicious lunch with your host family
Afternoon you will learn how to make squid traps with local fisherman and take a tractor ride to a long stretch of deserted beach to learn about the local occupations of fishing, collecting edible oyster and tin mining, next is time to relax on the beach and enjoy a beautiful sunset or you can help to prepare the evening meal of the freshest seafood and Thai specialties!

Evening you will savor a tasty traditional Southern Thai dinner, then weave palm fronds into animal shapes - keep your creations as a souvenir with help of your translator and spend the evening engaging in the cross-cultural exchange with your family host!

Overnight: Simple and comfortable homestay, bedding and mosquito net are provided.

 

DAY2: Natural Exploration

In the morning you will have a peaceful breakfast with your host family, after that head out with your local guide to the savannah field from the back of a homemade tractor. Try to catch a glimpse of wildlife such as deer and birds or find a honeycomb up in the trees.

Enjoy another homemade lunch with your host family

Afternoon you will meet your local guide and explore the mangrove ecosystem to catch crabs, fish or gather shells depending on the tidal. Then learn to cook Thai food with your family host or take a walk to the beach and enjoy another colorful sunset!

Overnight: Simple and comfortable homestay, bedding and mosquito net are provided.

 

DAY3: Cultural Exchange

In the morning you will have a peaceful breakfast with your host family, then join the local woman to make a traditional Moklan dessert from local “Khanom Jak” flour and coconut. Roast it over coals and enjoy this tasty treat together.

During lunch with your host family and share what you liked about the program with them.

Pack and say goodbye to your friendly hosts, transfer back to the hotel in Khao Lak.
 

NOTE: All activities could be changed and flexible depend on the weather and the village’s situation without notice prior to arrival date.

 Be Responsible:

This program will be a part that could be generated community development fund of CBT Moklan Village of Tung Dap to ensure that every traveler’s spending goes to support local people and reducing rural-urban migration.

 Prices: To be advised

  • Private Tour

  • Rates are quoted in THB per person.

 Inclusion:    

  • Bilingual support staff, Visitors Handbook

  • Activities as mentioned

  • Accommodation and Meals as specified in each program (including double occupancy where noted)

  • Transfers during the tour

  • Contribution to community fund or partner organization

  • Accident insurance while on project or village homestay

 Exclusion:

  • 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
     

 

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