3 Days – Ban Talae Nok Village by the Sea

Ban Talae Nok Thailand

Ban Talae Nok is apt naming for the village. Ban mean village, Talae means sea and Nok is used to describe something at a distance; translating to ”Faraway Village of the Sea” which is a perfect description for this quaint community perched on the Andaman Sea.

The traditional Ban Talae Nok way of life is characterized by fishing and farming, both crops and animals such as buffalo, cows, goats, chickens and ducks. In the past villagers grew rice to exchange with their neighbors. Traditionally when the men come back from fishing, they stay at home repairing traps and nets in preparation for the next trip. The women helped by making wooden fish traps, baskets and mattresses for their families, using the Pandan (a tree similar to palm, with a strong fibrous leaf) which grows abundantly around the village. They also make the traditional thatch roof (made from ‘bai-jak’ palm) and shrimp paste which is used in most cooking dishes.  Some women also go fishing near the shore or in the mangrove forest, to supplement the family’s income.

The beautiful beach of Ban Talae Nok has a distinctive golden tint, due to the presence of tin. The ten-kilometer stretch, in part-owned by the National Park, is backed by Casuarinas pine trees, mangrove forest and small lagoons.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 1 – Cultural Exchange (L, D)

Day 2 – Natural Wonders (B, L, D)                                       

Day 3 – Village Life    (B, L)

Day 1
Day 1 – Cultural Exchange (L, D)

Meet your homestay family and take a walking tour of the village to learn about the history and the 2004 Tsunami
Learn the art of Batik‐ dyeing fabrics by using designs drawn in wax ‐ keep it as a souvenir
Weave leaves of the Nypa palm with the villagers to make traditional roof panels
Enjoy a spectacular Andaman sunset while eating a delicious barbeque dinner on the beach. Share stories with your host family
Overnight accommodation at the homestay.

Day 2
Day 2 – Natural Wonders (B, L, D)

Take a tour through the mangrove forest and learn how the villagers are active in protecting this amazing ecosystem
Journey to the *Gam Islands and enjoy the white sandy beach, go for a swim and snorkel in the clear blue waters. Have a picnic lunch on the beach
Local fishing activity
Handicraft workshop with the women’s soap group ‐ keep it as a souvenir
Relax on the beach for another sunset or learn the essentials of Thai cooking
Try on traditional Muslim clothing and learn about their culture
Overnight accommodation at homestay

Day 3
Day 3 – Village Life (B, L)

Walk to the school for a panoramic view of the village
Make a local Thai dessert – tasty grilled coconut wrapped in a leaf
After lunch, Transfer Kuraburi, end of the program

Tour price includes

  • Bilingual support staff, Visitors Handbook
  • Accommodation and Meals as specified in each program (including double occupancy where noted)
  • Transfers as specified in each program (further transfers can be arranged on request)
  • Contribution to community fund or partner organization
  • Accident insurance while on project or village homestay

Tour price excludes

  • Flights and departure taxes
  • Vaccinations and personal travel insurance
  • Personal items and expenses
  • Visas ‐ guests are responsible for valid visas through‐out the duration of their trip

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3 Days – Ban Talae Nok Village by the Sea