6 Days 5 Nights
This region covers kilometres of unspoilt, freshly discovered jungle, forests, mountains and oceans. Rich in culture, the people of southern Thailand offer a smile and a helping hand to all visitors Thai or foreign alike.
The main religion is Buddhism. Based on a concept of love and understanding. Buddhism can be observed in the way local people care and share a simple and meaningful life together. Although developing, Thais are keen to preserve their culture, religion and the environment, and welcome you to take an inside view of how they live.
We visit the area; Phang Nga, Krabi, Trang, Song Khla, Satun and Phattalung Province including national parks mountains, waterfalls and wildlife. We also visit Phang Nga Bay and Krabi, with unsurpassed views of some of the most amazing land features known to man, with secret caves featuring bats and diamonds – all in a day out at sea.
Trang, the quietest of all destinations, is completely unspoilt by westernisation and features islands and landscape that very few travellers have ventured upon.
Depending upon group size, you travel in anything from a 4X4 pick-up to a Traditional Thai “Songtaw” bus. Don’t worry; it’s all Thailand Journey Adventure standards.
SETTING: The Isthmus of Kra (Malay Peninsula) is a classic Land Bridge created by several karsts ridge systems rising above the current sea level. On land or at sea, limestone peaks abound. Within this rural coastal and lowland region are many still-hidden secrets known only to the locals. These Pockets of Paradise are your settings.
SEASON: Year round – this trip is great in sunny high season, and great in monsoon low season. The paddling is always safe and easy in protected coastal waters. Bring a rain jacket and enjoy the rainy season.
SKILLS: Ability to camp out, and eat great food. Non-swimmers must wear a PFD when paddling. No jerks please – our staff may take everybody to meet their family.
LODGING: Village and beach camping, often on family lands. Are in selected restaurants that prepare our special Thailand Journey Adventure meal plan.
ACCESS: Phuket and Hat Yai both have international airports with several flights each day. Both are served domestically by Thai Airways. Both Phuket and Hat Yai have numerous hotels in all ranges. Hat Yai hotels are excellent value for money.
DEPARTURES: Departs every Sunday morning from Phuket or Krabi.
Finishes on Friday evenings in Hat Yai.
6 Days 5 Nights Trip from Phuket or Krabi to Hat Yai
08:30 Pick-up from your Phuket Hotel, Phuket Airport or Pick-up from your Krabi hotel
10:00 Visit Suwanakuha Temple (Cave Temple)
10:30 Depart to Bor Tor Village
11:00 Arrive. Paddle mangroves, sea arches and caves, Hongs and see petro glyphs
13:00 Lunch at water restaurant
14:00 Take out and transfer to Tiger Cave Temple
14:30 Arrive. Trek over 1,000 step to view point or 275 step to visit 1,000 years old tree
16:30 Depart To Khao Pra – Bang Kram (low land forest), check in bungalow or camping
19:00 Dinner catered by Thailand Journey Adventure
0800 Jungle trekking with swimming in the natural pool.
1230 Lunch in selected restaurant
1330 Depart to Chao Mai Marine National Park
1500 Arrive Chao Mai beach check in bungalow or camping
1600 Sunset paddle under limestone cliffs
1830 Return to beach.
2000 Seafood dinner in restaurant
08:30 Depart on mangrove and Hong paddle
11:00 Take out from Hong paddle
11:30 Seafood lunch in over Water restaurant
12:30 On the road again
13:30 Hot springs bathing or visit Sumano Cave Temple
14:30 On the road again
16:30 Arrive at Bird Sanctuary and check in bungalow
17:30 Sunset bird watching paddle
20:00 Dinner at over water restaurant
06:00 Sunrise bird watching paddle
08:00 Breakfast at bungalow
09:00 Bird watching Paddle
11:30 Take out at Over Water Restaurant
12:00 Lunch at Over Water restaurant
13:00 Depart for fishing village, waterfalls along the way
16:00 Arrive at fishing village
16:30 Mangrove wildlife paddle
18:30 return to Pier and pre-checked bungalow
20:00 Fishing village seafood dinner
07:00 Local style Breakfast (Western back-up if necessary)
08:30 Longtail transfer to rock gardens and triple-entrance Hong
11:30 Return to pier
12:00 Check out of bungalows and Seafood lunch
13:00 Depart for fresh water cave
15:00 Arrive at Staff family lands and check in bungalow
16:00 Track to waterfall and visit the relatives
18:00 Return to bungalow
20:00 Dinner at selected restaurant
08:00 Leave for cave
09:00 Paddle fresh water river in 2K dark cave
12:00 Snack downstream of cave
13:00 Continue downstream
14:00 Take out and Depart for Hat Yai lunch at selected restaurant
16:30 Arrive at Hat Yai airport
17:00 Arrive at Hat Yai hotels