Tarutao Self-Paddle 4 Days 3 Nights
Destination: Koh Tarutao
Duration : December - May
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.
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.
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.