Ecotourism is the current 'buzz' word for many travelers.What is ecotourism? For Thailand Ecotourism, it means touring with the utmost appreciation for the natural environment with the highest concern for its preservation. It means not using words like 'pristine' to describe destinations that are very 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 operator groups. We offer small group tours away from other visitors.
Even in popular destinations like Phang Nga Bay and Khao Sok National Park, 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 go hiking through stunning Phang Nga Province (prices listed on this page). We also offer tailor made hiking and jungle survival tours. Check out some of our hiking itineraries.
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.
We 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. We are certified to international safety standards by international safety organizations.
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.
In addition to paddling tours in Khao Sok, you can go mountain climbing or hiking. There are hiking 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. Of course, very serious birders are very welcomed.
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.
If you don't see an adventure on our tour schedule, drop us and email so we can discuss it. We can run almost any tour any time we've got at least two guests.
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.
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.
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.