TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE:
ECO TOURISM LANDS IN SOUTHERN THAILAND
Who said lazy beach escapes at tropical resorts have to be without adventure? The resort region of Khao Lak in southern Thailand sits on the edge of Thailand's own "Little Amazon", a pristine pocket of wilderness waiting to be explored. On guided tours of the jungle, visitors can unearth an ancient ecosystem bursting with life and rare species.
Take your pick of kayaks or long-tail boats piloted by your very own guide. Nearing the jungle, the river narrows and the guides cut the engines so the jungle reaches out and bathes you in a wall of natural sound.
Branches reach far above, obscuring the sky with a thick canopy of leaves. Now it's time to spot the many interesting plants and animals that dwell here, like the breathtaking Banyan Tree. The Banyan has been considered by many cultures a place of peace, harmony and refuge, where one can restore inner balance and rejuvenate the mind. You'll have a chance to test this theory for yourself as your guide paddles silently under these ancient, awe inspiring kings of the jungle.
The guides are locals too, so they understand and care for their Little Amazon. Your tour is sure to have no impact on the wildlife.
When you stop by Khao Lak, allow Casa de La Flora's resident Guest Service Agent to tailor a tour of Little Amazon to your needs, and prepare to emerge fascinated and energised from this peaceful experience.
Top Left & Above:
The majestic Banyan Tree snakes towards the canopy.
Right Hand Side:
Typical scenes from long-tail boat tours through the Little Amazon. Keen photographers will snap many types of wildlife like the brilliant kingfisher below.