Here is an overview of our southern Thailand eco friendly vacation destinations, there is numerous links to further information pages as well.
Phang Nga Province, just one hour north of Phuket, offers jungle that rivals that of Khao Sok or anywhere else in SE Asia. There are hiking routes that vary from flat and easy to extremely challenging. There are plenty of stunning waterfalls in this region as well.
Small groups, private trips, traditional touring kayaks, orientation to proper paddling technique, and visiting islands off the beaten path is our specialty.
Phang Nga Bay is one of the most popular tourism destinations in southern Thailand. Every day countless Phuket and Krabi tour operators take tourists to a few popular locations in the Bay. The result is noisy, congested, and chaotic.
Many kayaking tourists visit the famous "hongs" (inner island lagoons) and make the obligatory trip to see "James Bond Island". We avoid these tourist attractions by offering a more eco-friendly tour option. We seek solitude for our guests.
We stay in bungalows on an island with a wonderful view of limestone karat formations spread out before us. We enjoy the laid-back quality of island life.
Our Khao Sok National Park ecotour expedition is aptly labeled a "soft eco friendly activity".
Leopard photo to the right was taken in Khao Sok National Park, copyright A. J. Lynam.
The massive 165 square kilometer reservoir is surrounded by thick verdant tropical jungle. The park is over 700 square kilometer in size.
Hornbills are actually common! We regularly see 4 species of hornbills every time we go - Great hornbill, Wreathed hornbill, Bushy-crested hornbill, and the very strange Helmeted hornbill.
Apart from the birds there are Long-tailed macaques, pig-tail macaques, dusky langurs, and White-handed Gibbons seen on most trips.
Wild elephants can still be found in the park and we see them fairly frequently. Check out this YouTube Khao Sok elephant video.
Floating Bungalows (raft houses)
We stay in unique floating bungalows on the massive reservoir. These bungalows belong to the national park.
They are not our bungalows.
The only real downside to visiting Khao Sok is the noise at the bungalows from other tour operators.
We have zero control over this.