This seven-day island-hopping programme is ideal for travellers who want to experience the real life of the local people and the delightful island world of Thailand's east coast. You will spend 2 days with a host family in a fishing village on the mainland with overnight at their homestay and then explore the small islands around Koh Chang. On the islands you will find pristine beaches and waterfalls to explore while you enjoy the abundance of fresh seafood.
|Physical Grading:||1 (out of 5)|
|Culture Shock:||2 (out of 5)|
|Accommodation:||Homestay / Beach Resort|
|Transport:||Minibus / Speedboat/ Ferry|
|Activities:E||Island Hopping, Community activities, snorkeling|
|Meals included:||6 x B, 5 x L, 5 x D|
Day 1: Bangkok – Ban Laem Makham (L,D)
Pick from your hotel in Bangkok and transfer by road to Trat Province, a drive of about 5 hours with a stop for lunch at a local restaurant along the way. Arrive at the community of Baan Laem Makham and meet your hosts. Time to relax and explore the village before dinner at your homestay.
Day 2: Baan Laem Makham (B/L/D)
Baan Laem Makham is located on a peninsular at the far end of Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard close to the border with Cambodia. Many of the villagers are fishermen and you may have the opportunity to go out sea with them as they go searching for fish and shellfish. Red-necked hawks are a common sight in this area. Visit the village temple which contains a folk museum housing antiques from the region and a mural depicting historical events. A learning centre established by King Rama V contains many interesting old photographs taken by a village wise man many years ago. During your time in the village you will also have the opportunity to learn about the local wisdom of the community and how they create value from their local resources and at the same time conserve them for the future.
Combine all these fascinating activities and insights and you will have an experience never to be forgotten.
Day 3: Koh Chang National Marine Park – Koh Mak Island – Koh Kham (B/L/D)
After breakfast transfer to the pier and take the boat to Koh Chang and then on to Koh Mak and enjoy lunch on the beach. In the afternoon take a small boat to to Koh Kham Island to relax and enjoy the swimming. Late afternoon return by boat to Koh Mak for dinner and overnight at Koh Mak Resort.
Day 4: Koh Mak Island – Koh Rang Island – Koh Mak Island (B/L/D)
After breakfast depart to Koh Rang for the best snorkelling in Koh Chang National Park.
Enjoy lunch on the boat and return to Koh Mak mid afternoon. Time to relax on the beach before dinner.
Day 5: Koh – Koh Kood (B/-/D)
After breakfast depart by boat to Koh
Kood Island and check in to The Natural Beach Resort.
The rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy this unspoiled island.
Day 6: Koh Kood Island (B/L)
After breakfast set off on a tour of the island by pickup truck to visit the local village, Klong Chao Waterfall and the old fishing village, Ao Salat. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon and evening at leisure.
Day 7 : Koh Kood Island – Koh Chang Island (B)
After breakfast set off back to Koh Chang, arriving at about midday. End of services at the pier.
Price Per Person in Thai Baht
6 Persons up
Single room supplement
• Air-conditioned transport and transfers
• Homestay and Hotels as mentioned in the programme
• Boats as mentioned
• Local English-speaking guide
• Meals as mentioned in the programme
• All entrance fees for visits included in the programme
Services not included:
• Additional soft drinks/alcohol
• Personal expenses
• Tips for guide and driver
• Domestic and international flights
• Travel insurance
Please be advised:
In some villages you may not be allowed take pictures of people and some places may be out of bounds to visitors. If you wish to take photographs or are unsure whether an action is appropriate, please ask your local guide for advice.
The villagers’ income from tourists is to help support the community and preserve its way of life. We have designed our tours to provide them with job opportunities and a sustainable way of maintaining their cultural heritage and to offer an alternative to illegal activities like mineral exploration, deforestation and hunting wildlife.
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