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The Lost Zone Amazon & Old Town

Journey into the long lost zone of 'Little Amazon', a hidden Banyan Tree forest near Takuapa followed by visiting from of the highlights of Takuapa Old Town.

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  • Duration: 6,5 Hours
  • Easy
  • Electronic voucher
  • Pickup available
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Description

Cashew nuts are a very important crop in the south of Thailand. Therefore it seems appropriate to start the day off with a quick visit to a local cashew nut factory. Here you'll be educated in an industry that is the main income for many families in Khao Lak. (You may also wish to make one or two purchases here to nibble on throughout the day.).

Then it is time for a journey to the long lost zone of, “Little Amazon,” a hidden Banyan Tree forest near Takuapa. Canoeing under the canopy of the giant Banyan tree forest is both peaceful and serene. Make your way to a Nipa Palm forest where you will hear the songs of local birds along the Klong Sung Nae River.

After a delicious Thai lunch and a visit to a fresh market in the town of Takuapa, you will then change vehicles and travel to Takuapa Old Town by Songteow. A Songteow is a local Thai taxi which is a simple, open air pick up with a row of seats along each side. Here, see the traditional life and culture of this small and historical town which has remained nearly unchanged for more than a hundred years. Witness the period style buildings, small coffee shops, and of course, the most famous part of Takuapa, the old tin mines and factories that were closed in the 1920's.

After sightseeing around Takuapa Old Town you go to two very different temples - A Thai Buddhist temple and a Chinese temple. Before being transferred back to your Khao Lak resort, enjoy the experience and taste of the local Thai “Café Boran”. (Expected time of arrival back at your hotel will be between 3.30pm. and 4.00pm.). 

What’s included

  • English speaking guided tour 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Khao Lak hotels only. Surcharge for Phuket, Krabi, Koh Kloy, etc. to be paid locally)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by open-air songteow for part of tour
  • Set Thai lunch 
  • Soft drinks and selected beverages 
  • Entrance fees plus songteow charge 
  • Four people are required for this tour to operate. Single travellers are permitted to book, but confirmation is subject to availability on day prior to tour date.

What’s excluded

Gratuities (optional)

What do I need to bring

Proper attire to enter a temple (No dresses above the knee. No short pants or three quarter pants. Modest shirts. No see through garments. No sports-wear. No footwear inside temple.). 

Important information

Price applies for pickup/dropoff only in Khao Lak area. For transfers to/from other areas, such as Phuket, Krabi, Koh Kloy, etc. will incur Surcharge. Please advise if required at time of booking. 

Child rate (4-11 years) applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Children 3 and younger are complimentary

Not wheelchair accessible  

Should your travel plans change after booking, do not worry. I Asia Thailand will do all possible to change your booking to fit with your new travel arrangements free of charge.

Operated by: I Asia Thailand

Guided Language

  • English
R 1,529 6,5 Hours , Easy

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