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, horn bills, pythons, and water monitors are common. Of course, wildlife sightings can never be guaranteed. Tarutao hosts several excellent sand camping beaches.
Koh Tarutao was a prison for hundreds of political prisoners during the 1940's. Tarutao is an historical attraction, as the island was once used as a maximum security center for first degree criminals and political prisoners, a place reminiscent of pains and bitterness suffered by the detainees.
Day 1: 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.
Day 2: 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.
Day 3: Breakfast. Paddle in mangrove swamp and explore caves - expect wildlife but no guarantees. After, Lunch box. Continue paddle until sunset. Dinner and overnight in National Park (At Son Bay).
Day 4: Explore former prison site. Back to National Park and have lunch. Public Ferry transfer back to Pakpara.
Child rate is applied for 4 -12 years old.
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, Swimming suit, Sport Shoe (slipper may be o.k.) .
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