Community-based tourism in Southern Thailand

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Community-based tourism in Southern Thailand

An excursion that creates new boundaries in off-the-beaten-track tourism – we take guests on an adventure to Baan Tha Din Deng village in the southern region of Khao Lak. The predominantly Muslim community has around 500 residents whose ancestors migrated to this location 100 years ago in search of wealth from a tin mining boom. In present days, they partially earn a living from community-based tourism and we will experience this as we explore a diverse landscape of deep jungle, mangroves and a perfect beach.

Activities include cruising alongside a mangrove forest in a traditional long-tail boat; interacting with villagers while kayaking and spotting wildlife such as monkeys and abundant bird species; learning how to tie-dye using natural dyes made from mangrove tree bark; panning for tin in a nearby creek; and relaxing in Khao Nah Yak National Park, home to pristine Thai Muang Beach, one of the longest stretches of coastline in Thailand.

This full-day excursion gives visitors a completely different perspective of life in Khao Lak – away from the resorts and conventional tourist attractions. Transfers, an English-speaking guide, lunch, drinks, refreshments and insurance are included. Contact us to find out how to include this unique, community-based experience in your next Thailand journey:

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