Our day starts out at Khao Kop Cave. This is one of the ultimate “unseen Thailand” adventure experiences! We’ll row boats along a canal which flows
from Banthat Mountain and tunnels right underneath Khao Kop and narrows into labyrinthine channels with low rock ceilings, creating a surreal almost lunar-undersea-landscape like no other.
The nearby Tam Le Village eco-education and forest preserve is an interesting example of community-based forest preservation. The community preserves local teptaro wood to create natural health products, in addition to its mission to conserve the natural forest area and provide an example for living under the sufficiency economy practices espoused by former King Bhumibol of Thailand. The stunning giant dragon sculptures made from collected driftwood and unused teptaro makes this worthy of a stop in and of itself.
During the afternoon there are several options for local outreach or eco-tourism activities, or visiting the old town of Kantang and it’s vintage railway station and old rubber baron home-cum museums.
Trang province is famous for the dugong, an endangered sea mammal which are visible several times during the year. We’ll arrange dugong spotting with a local conservation expert, seagrass planting to provide habitat for fish and small marine life, in addition to a charming local outreach project supporting local communities creating products using nipa palm leaves.
Back to hotel around 4pm; chill time…