Trekking in Khao Sok National Park.Ecotourism by Foot or Kayak

Ecotourism is the current 'buzz' word for many travelers. What is ecotourism? For Thailand Ecotourism, it means touring with the utmost appreciation for the environment with the highest concern for its preservation. It means not using words like 'pristine' to describe destinations that are nice, but by no means pristine.

Every aspect of our tours strive to minimize our impact on the fragile ecosystems that we visit. The preservation of the environment takes priority over business profits. Our specialty is getting away from other tour groups.

Even in popular destinations like Phang Nga Bay, it is still easy to experience solitude if you know where to go. We offer programs that allow you to intimately experience the wildlife, birds, wild edible plants, the jungle, and mountains of Southern Thailand from the comfort and convenience of a traditional canoe, up the face of a rock, or on foot as you hike through stunning Phang Nga Province.

We also offer specialized Tropical Jungle Survival courses, Coastal Survival courses, and Bushcraft courses.

The peace and tranquility of a canoe is the absolute best way to experience the waters of Thailand's national parks. We have the only fleet of real sit-inside kayaks in the region. Comfort, speed, stability, and efficiency are the hallmarks of traditional sit-inside kayaks. Guests get to paddle their own kayak; guides don't do the paddling for you.

KingfisherWe don't bother applying meaningless ecotourism awards, instead, we live our lives and run our tours with the preservation of the environment as the highest priority. Safety is, of course, also at the top of our priority list. We spend a lot of time, energy, and money learning the best practices in accident avoidance as well as how do deal with medical care. Our safety record is perfect. Furthermore, we are a highly certified tour operator.

Tailor-made Thailand Trekking Tours

Explore the magic of southern Thailand's natural wonders by hiking through the jungle of Phang Nga Province. You can also tailor your hiking and jungle survival tours.

Thailand Ecotourism offers trekking trips in Khao Sok National Park and Phang Nga Province. We appreciate the small world and the best way to experience it is on foot. Long-tailed MacaquesThe insect world in Thailand is extremely interesting. Combination canoeing and trekking offers you the best chance of seeing both the big stuff and the little stuff. It's all available in Southern Thailand.

If you enjoy trekking, you owe it to yourself to give canoeing a try. You could take any trail in any woodland or mountain in Southeast Asia and have a fair chance of seeing wildlife. Then again, you could also paddle a canoe and see things up close without having to be concerned about leeches, snakes, spiders, and the other aspects of land-based nature appreciation.

Tour Destinations

We specialize in tours to all of the best destinations in Southern Thailand, including the less-visited parts of Phang Nga Bay and Khao Sok National Park. The abundance and variety of wildlife there is truly amazing.Thailand wildlife In addition to paddling tours in Khao Sok, you can go rock climbing, mountain climbing, and hiking. There are trails of every degree of difficulty.

We are dedicated birders. Our birding tours are fun, educational, and easy. No experience is needed. You don't even have to be a birder, just a nature lover. Check out our recent bird sightings page.

Kayaking in Khao Sok National Park.The small world in Khao Sok is also very appealing. A wide array of small to minute plants and animals thrive in the thick verdant jungle of the park. If you like lizards, you’ll love this place. Flower and fungi of all sizes reside throughout the region. Basically, it’s a dream for macro photographers or fans of the smaller world of wonders.

Our tours are designed for first-timers and beginners. No experience is necessary. We have a variety of canoes to suit all body sizes. Our goal is to maximize your comfort. We also have two-person canoes for those who are not sure if they can paddle on their own. Here is some information on the downside of less responsible tourism.

rock climbingRock Climbing Tours

During the dry season (winter months), we offer unique rock climbing tours that concentrate on learning proper climbing technique and on getting in direct touch with the incredible limestone karst formations on Khao Sok, Phang Nga Bay, and Phang Nga Province.

Check out our rock climbing page and mountain climbing page. We also offer tropical mountaineering trips. If you are limited for time and just want to get away from Phuket or Krabi, we offer a one and two-day rock climbing trips to Phang Nga Town and nearby crags. Here are some photos of rock climbing in Phang Nga Bay. See some more rock climbing images from Koh Yao Noi here. If you've always wanted to give rock climbing a try, here's your chance. We have route of all different difficulty levels. First-timers are certainly welcomed. There is a minimum of two guests.

Certification in CPR & First Aid

Dave is an Emergency First Response Instructor and a certified rescue technician through the Rescue 3 International organization. View certifications. All of our professional guides are certified in CPR and First Aid.

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This page last updated on Monday, March 09, 2015