Moken Experience One Day Tour

Moken one-day tour - Andaman Discoveries

This 1-day tour of the Moken people includes an exciting boat trip, snorkeling and a forest hike. Visit some of the best snorkeling sites in Thailand.

The Moken are a traditionally nomadic sea people who have lived in harmony with nature along Thailand’s Andaman coast for thousands of years.  More recently, they have faced challenges of modernisation, and are now open to sharing their way of life with respectful visitors in order to protect their culture.

Take this unique private day tour of Koh Surin with the original inhabitants of this tropical paradise, the indigenous Moken people. Bask in the natural beauty of the Surin Islands while you immerse yourself in Moken Life and snorkel the crystal waters of the Andaman Sea.  Help conserve the Moken’s unique culture by your participation in this private one day tour.

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Meals included: Lunch

  • 08:00 Meet your translator at the Kuraburi pier for a pre-trip briefing.
  • 09:00 Depart for the Surin islands by speedboat.
  • 10:30 Meet your local guide and take a long-tail boat trip to the Moken village. Take a tour of the village. Get an insight into the intricate relationship between the Moken and their surrounding environment. Learn about the brightly colored "Spirit Poles" and Moken homes, built on wooden stilts directly on the beach
  • 11:00 Forest hike - your Moken guide will highlight useful plants, including medicinal herbs, edible species, and those used in the construction of their traditional houseboats. Try your hand at rowing a Moken "row-boat" and re-enacting their method of spear fishing. Then participate in a handicraft workshop and learn the traditional art of Moken weaving. Use forest Pandanus leaves to weave a natural bracelet. Keep it as a souvenir and show to your friends at home
  • 12:00 Have a packed lunch at a Moken stilted house.
  • 13:00 Snorkeling - coral reef exploration with Moken guide.  Your guide will take you to a wonderland of colorful tropical fish. They will show you their impressive Moken swimming techniques.
  • 14:30 End your day with your Moken guide and return to the park headquarters. Transfer back to the mainland.
  • 16:30 Arrival at the mainland, end of program.

What's Included?

  • Transfers from Khao Lak or Kuraburi
  • Round trip transfer by shared speedboat from Kuraburi to Koh Surin
  • National park fee
  • Snorkeling sessions in the program
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Life jacket
  • English speaking guide
  • Packed lunch
  • Travel insurance
  • TAX
  • Transfers by long tail boat between speedboat and Moken village

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Why we care

Andaman Discoveries has supported the Moken over the last 20 years. We have provided scholarships, medical assistance, and helped to rebuild the village after it burned down in 2014. We have also facilitated community trainings about health, sanitation, waste management, and sustainable tourism. We support the women's handicraft program and cultural education for the children. This 1-day, tour directly helps the Moken people. Firstly, by directly adding money to their local economy. Secondly, through money raised by the North Andaman Network foundation.

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