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Overview

Give back to the people of Thailand with this immersive community experience. Spend a night in Ban Talae Nok, partaking in the village’s daily activities and connecting with people. Away from the tourist trail, gain a better understanding of life in southern Thailand while supporting a community in need. 

Trip Highlights

Phuket Local Community Experience

Spread the tourism dollar

Help a community that does not normally receive any benefit from tourism and encourage the preservation of traditional culture.

Experience rural Thai lifestyles

 Be immersed in local life, partaking in daily activities like weaving and cooking and staying in a typical family house. 

Enjoy a hidden corner of Phuket

 Enjoy Ban Talae Nok’s slower pace and explore quiet beaches, far from the crowded sands of nearby Phong Nga.

Itinerary

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Phuket - Ban Talae Nok

Phuket Airport – Ban Talae Nok Village (188 km): 2.30 hr

In the early morning, we drive 2.30 hrs from Phuket Hotel to Ban Talae Nok Village, north of Phang Nga. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed with warm friendly smiles and introduced to your host family. Take a walking tour of the community with your local guide to learn about the history and lives of these villagers. See the area of the village that was destroyed by the 2004 Tsunami and learn from survivors how they have recovered.

For lunch, enjoy authentic Southern Thai food with your host family.

Learn a new skill at the handicraft workshop. The women’s group, established after the Tsunami, makes beautifully handcrafted soaps, using only the finest natural ingredients. Watch an informative demonstration and then make soap for yourself with the expert guidance of the soap ladies, and keep it as a souvenir. After that, go fishing on the beach with local fishermen and learn their traditional way to catch a meal for their family.

After a full day of activities, take some time to swim and relax on the beach, and then enjoy a spectacular Andaman sunset. For dinner, enjoy a BBQ on the beach with your hosts and feast on freshly-caught seafood, garden-fresh vegetables, and Thai curries (if weather permits, alternative is dinner with the host family at home).

Evening cultural activities include sharing stories and experiences with the family and local villagers. Then have an opportunity to try on their traditional clothing to learn more about their Muslim culture. Spend the night in a simple but comfortable homestay.

Overnight at Ban Talae Nok.

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Ban Talae Nok - Phuket

Ban Talae Nok Village - Phuket Airport (188 km): 2.30 hr

After breakfast, participate in a livelihood activity by weaving leaves of the nypa palm with the local villagers to help make traditional roofing from a local mangrove plant. Return to your homestay to make a local specialty dessert. Try your hand at grating the coconut and filling the palm leaf with the batter. Then grill and enjoy the delicious snack hot of the fire.

Lunch with your host family.

After lunch, walk up the hill for a beautiful view of the islands facing the village and the surrounding sea. In the late afternoon, prepare bags to leave village and say farewell to host family. Drive back to Phuket Airport for your onwards flight or your hotel in Phuket or Khao Lak. 

Important Information

Our Services include:

  • Accommodation at a local villager house (homestay style)
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Visitors handbook, Thai phrasebook
  • Accident insurance while on project or village homestay 

Our Services do not include:

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, travel insurance

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