Best Responsible Tourism 2nd Runner up
Baan Khao Lak Rafting Community Enterprise
This is one of the pilot villages where the community contributes to forest conservation under Thailand’s sufficiency economy principle. It is also a sufficiency economy learning center thanks to its abundance of nature – both in terms of the water and the forest. Visitors will be impressed by the adventurous activities in the middle of beautiful nature, heading through the forest, over rocks, into fruit orchards, through rubber and palm plantations, and seeing the greenery on both sides of the canal. You can also take to the water in a kayak, floating along a 4-km route that gets rocky in some sections. The water level is not too deep and the current not too strong, making this a suitable activity for people of all ages.
- Raf from Khao Lak forest, down the stream into the Trang River.
- Visit goat and black chicken breeding groups and crispy banana producers.
- Sacred forest ceremony and a visit to the most upstream part of the forest.
- Visit Nam Thalu Cave and admire its beautiful stalagmites and stalactites.
Price 1,250 Baht/Person
(minimum 3 persons, excluding transportation)
|Late morning||Visit the Golden Mountain Temple and see the largest Manorah-style reclining Buddha dating back to more than a thousand years ago.|
|Leisure time at the accommodation.|
|Noon||Lunch at Baan Khao Lak’s shelter.|
|Afternoon||Visit the crispy banana producers.|
|Visit the goat and black chicken breeding groups.|
|Sacred forest ceremony and a visit to the most upstream part of the forest.|
|Visit Nam Thalu Cave and admire its beautiful stalagmites and stalactites.|
|Afternoon||Have lunch in the forest.|
|Return to Bangkok.|
Food at the community
- Black chicken in white banana stalk soup
- ‘Kaeng Liang’ hot soup
- Deep-fried fish with curcuma
- ‘Katlee Long Song’
Products/souvenirs at the community
Saba banana chips, Coconut crepe, Rafting shirt from Ban Khao Lak
Mr. Sawat Kunnui
Tel. : 08-2420-4691
Getting to the Community
Address : 138 Moo 7, Tambon Nam Phut, Amphoe Mueang Trang, Trang 92000
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The community is 27 kilometers from Trang Airport, 30 minutes travel time.