Koh Tarutao is a large island (25K) and is heavily forested.
The West Coast is sloped with several mangrove estuaries,
forested beaches and sea cliffs. The East Coast is cliff-cut
with several offshore islands.
Tarutao's most striking feature is the pristine hardwood
forest that carpets the island. Hardwood trees up to 70 meters
often extend down to water's edge. This forest holds numerous
species of mammals, birds, and reptiles which may be seen
on either nature walks or kayak paddles. During the high season,
four species of sea turtle nest within the Park, but sightings
cannot be predicted. Tarutao's estuaries contain large and
pristine mangrove forests that are heavily populated by mammals,
birds, and reptiles. Sightings of macaques, langur, kingfishers,
hornbills, pythons, and water monitors are common. Of course,
wildlife sightings can never be guaranteed. Tarutao hosts
several excellent sand camping beaches as well.
Koh Tarutao was a prison for
hundreds of political prisoners during the 1940's. Tarutao
is a historical attraction, as the island was once used as
a maximum security center for hardened criminals and political
prisoners, a place reminiscent of pain and bitterness suffered
by the detainees. Once it was cut off from its supplies the prisoners and guards turned to piracy and the waters around the island were very dangerous, but this was a long time ago and it is now uninhabited.
of our "KOH
||Pick-up from Hadyai airport
or Trang airport or Hotel. Depart for paddle in fresh
water caves at Satun. Depart to Pak Bara with dinner and
overnight at Pakpara.
||Breakfast. Depart on public
ferry for Tarutao (1 1/2 hour). Lunch at National Park
restaurant. Paddle on the west coast. Dinner and overnight
in National Park.
in mangrove swamp and explore caves - expect wildlife
but no guarantees. After, box lunch. Continue to paddle until
sunset. Dinner and overnight in National Park (At Son
former prison site. Back to National Park and have lunch.
Public Ferry transfer back to Pakpara.
|Remark: The additonal day is offered for the clients who
|prefer to take the longer adventure vacation.
|Just : 4,875 baht/day/person.
|One person trips are subject to surcharge. Where possible,
|we add you onto another group. Contact our office for more
|In case that there are 4 clients or more we will use escort
|boat along the trip.
Note: The above
itinerary can change depending upon weather
condition and tidal level. The trip includes round trip
transfer, soft drinks, seafood lunch, fruit in season,
dry bag, and snorkeling gear will offers.
Please bring hat,
sun cream, swim suit, sport shoes
(slides or sandals may be o.k.)
December to May
24,750 baht /person