Moken Experience Three Day Tour

Moken 3-day tour

This 3-day, 2-night, tour of the Moken people includes an exciting boat trip. You will visit some of the best snorkeling sites in Thailand.

Take a unique private 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 the Moken way of life. Snorkel the crystal waters of the Andaman Sea.  Help conserve their unique culture by your participation in this private 3-day tour.


Meals included: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 1 Natural Wonder (L,D)

  • 08.00   Pick up at your hotel in Kuraburi area then transfer to Kuraburi pier.
  • 08.40  Meet your translator for a pre-trip briefing and then transfer to Koh Surin by speedboat (around 1 hour).
  • 10.20   Check into your tent accommodations at the National Park Headquarters. Relax, unwind and enjoy the peaceful beach with its blue waters and white sand.
  • 12.00   Enjoy Thai style lunch at the National Park Headquarters.
  • 13.00   After lunch, meet your Moken guide and take a snorkel tour to see the underwater life of the sea gypsies, how they have adapted to living in the water, and why they love it. Watch as your Moken guide spots sea turtles and sharks swimming in the waters.
  • 15.30  End your day with your Moken guide and return to the park headquarters for free time.
  • 18.30   Dinner at the park headquarter.

Overnight: Koh Surin National Park, tents on the beach with bedding provided; electricity generated from 6-10 pm                          

Day 2 - Life of the Sea Gypsies (B,L,D)

  • 08.00   Breakfast at the park headquarter.
  • 09.00  Meet you local guide and take a long tail boat trip to the Moken village.
  • A tour around the village is an insight into the intricate relationship between the Moken and their surrounding environment. Learn about the brightly coloured “Spirit Poles” and Moken homes, built on wooden stilts directly on the beach.
  • 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 off to your friends at home.
  • 12.00  Pack Lunch in village at the Moken house live like a local.
  • Forest hike – your Moken guide will highlight useful plants, including medicinal herbs, edible species, and those used in construction of traditional houseboats
    Snorkel – coral reef exploration with Moken guide.  Your guide will take you to a wonderland of colourful tropical fish. Witness the impressive Moken swimming techniques. Back at the park headquarters enjoy free time to walk the beach, relax, and enjoy the sunset.
  • 18.30  Dinner at the park headquarter

Overnight: Koh Surin National Park, tents on the beach with bedding provided; electricity generate 6-10 pm.

Day 3 - Mythology of the Moken (B,L)

  •  08.00 Breakfast at the park headquarter.
  • Transfer to Moken village by long tail boat then try your hand at rowing a Moken “row-boat” and re-enacting their method of spear fishing.
  • Reunite with you Moken guide for more snorkel at a new site or another visit to the village. Snorkel with your Moken guide if time permits
  • 12.00  Return to the park headquarters to have lunch. Pack your belongs and prepare for departure from the island.
  • 15.00   Depart Koh Surin by speedboat to Kuraburi Pier. Transfer back to Kuraburi town to end your program around 17.00 pm.

Moken Music Activity- Listen to beautiful songs that tell stories and the history of the Moken people. Day of Moken music will be decided by guide.

Transfer Option:  Join with a Group mini Van To/From Khao Lak: 500THB per person.
Remark : Snorkel point or tour program can be changed due to climate and weather conditions. Program provided with ‘safety first’ standards.

What's Included?

  • Transfer to and from your hotel in Kuraburi
  • Transfers to and from your hotel in Khao Lak and Phuket available for an additional private car.
  • Round trip transfer by shared speedboat from Kuraburi to Koh Surin
  • Activities as mention int he program
  • National park fee
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Life jacket
  • English speaking guide
  • Refreshments on board: water/soft drinks
  • Meals at Surin National Park restaurant (vegetarian option available)
  • Tent, camping mat, sleeping bag & pillow
  • Transfers by long tail between speedboat & Mae Ngam or Chong Khard on first & last day
  • Travel insurance
  • TAX

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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 3-day, 2-night 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.

Support the Moken Sea Gypsies on Surin Island