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Private Phuket Islands Tour: Hidden Treasures of Maphrao Bay
"The object of our daytrips is to move quietly through an area that enjoys a lifestyle unchanged in decades and longer while enjoying our very special pampering aboard the boat the “Pitta”. Thaphao IslandYour first stop after leaving Ao Chalong is Thaphao Island which is a nature lover’s paradise with beautiful forest walks where very old trees can be seen. For the fit some of the paths can be quite steep but if you prefer a more leisurely stroll you can always take a walk along the flats. Perhaps you will see Hornbill birds and many other species that can be heard
From $600.00
 
Private Monkey Jungle Cruise: Phuket Day Eco Tour
"Floating Fish FarmsOur boat “Pitta” leaves from Chalong Bay at 9am as we head out to see authentic floating fish farms where you will have the opportunity to meet our local Sea Gypsies. These are genuine working fish farms which have been owned and operated for generations by traditional Thai Sea Gypsies. Here you will observe where the locals live and how they work.Thai VillagesDuring this trip we will also travel through Thai Villages were you can interact wi you will also get to see the damage and rebuilding from the result of the Tsunami in 2004. You will be able to observe the Kings Project which is based on rebuilding the Mangroves in Thailand. In the past over 40% of the mangroves were slashed for burning to manufacture charcoal but now this practice is no longer allowed and has since been banned.Mangrove Forest and The MonkeysWe then head off to the Mangrove Forest to see the monkeys. Offering a rare opportunity to see wild monkey’s in their natural habitat where they are free to swing from tree to tree and are always pleased when Captain Gordon arrives with his boat. From here you can paddle your own kayak or you can have one of the crew to paddle for you
From $602.00
 
Private Islands and Eco Tour: Hidden Treasures of Chalong Bay
"Travelling up the River in Mangrove ForestWe then move on and follow the special bamboo sticks which were placed here by the local fishermen to form the channel which takes us into the river. Once we’ve entered the river you will have a chance to observe the local villages and longtail boats with many Thai people waving enthusiastically as we pass gently by. The villagers are always surprised to see us as rarely any tourists find their way here. With only a maximum of 10 guests on board we can stop anywhere you like. It’s up to you there is no strict itinerary. Feeding Friendly Monkeys and KayakingOur next stop takes us to see the Monkeys
From $602.00

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Thai bootleg whiskey

This Thai bootleg is absolutely delicious! It is as clear as water and is made from palm sugar (grown in the area) and rice.It is supposed to be around 68% alcohol, but you wouldn't know it. This...
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The typical Thai Toilet

This was the one thing my travel mate had the biggest problems with - culture shok so to say. As an european he was used the toilets where you can sit down. Wipe with toilet paper and flush when you...
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Buddhism

The most common religion present in Southern Thailand is Buddhism. The most typical place to see Buddhist principles are at a Wat (temple). Some statues can be up to 12 metres tall, such as this photo...
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Ghosts

If you are travelling around Southern Thailand you may notice scarecrows out the front of many of the houses. Thailand doesn't have a problem with crows, rather, with a terrible ghost named "Phi Bawp"...
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The Importance of the Head.

The head is the most sacred part of the body in Thai culture and the foot is the least sacred.There is a certain etiquette to follow regarding these specific body parts.In western society it is quite...
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a little thai goes a long way

make an effort to learn some thai phrases it will go a long way ! be respectful of the locals and do not insult them ! i see many tourist behave badly and wonder why they get bad service. thais are...
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Greet with Wai

In Thailand, they do not shake hands but perform Wai.Clasp your hands together in a prayer-like way, and bow slightly. This is the Thai equivelant of greeting with a handshake and I found it to be a...
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2 Meun-Ngern Rd, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket, 83150, Thailand
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219 Moo 5, Angthong, Angthong, , Koh Samui, 84140, Thailand
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49 Moo 8, T. Aonang, A. Muang Krabi, Ko Phi Phi Don, 81000, Thailand
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22/1 Moo 5 Thong Nai Pan Noi Bay, Bantai, 84280, Thailand
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3 Sanehanusorn Road, Songkhla, Hat Yai, 90110, Thailand
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Top Things to Do in Southern Thailand

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Phi Phi Islands

We booked with Phuket Tours Direct to go on the HongTae Tours trip to Phi Phi island. After travelling an hour to the port and sitting through the 45mins safety session we were informed that my 5...
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Thai Massage

This trip to Hat Yai, I have my massage in the hotel, The Hansa JB Hotel. Some major hotels like Lee Garden Plaza Hotel and Sakura Hotel run their Thai Massage Services for house guests and walk-in...
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Elephant Trekking

After reading a few of these reviews it is obvious that you should NOT be sitting on these elephants backs! Learn how they train these elephants thru torture with prods and hooks. Learn how it hurts...
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Waterfalls

Located inside the Tropical Garden (a very affordable 50baht per person), the waterfall and surrounding tropical forest itself is gorgeous. However, when you pay your entry fee to the garden they...
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Khao Lak Explorer Dive Center

We had a great onboard the liveaboard, the crew was very nice, great food, and the diving was amazing. The Similan islands national park has a great diversity of dive sites and during the 4 days...
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Hot Springs

If you have some time to kill, there are hot springs in a park 2 kilometer east of the town, on the northern side of a rive some small pools with hot and very hot water, 40 Baht entrance fee. On the...
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