Ecotourism in Thailand
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Ecotourism in Thailand spans the spectrum from jungle trekking, elephant safaris and rainforest river romps to experiencing village living, rural lakes and mangroves, and picturesque tropical beaches.

There are plenty of eco-oriented destinations throughout Thailand and over 100 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Most of the national parks have low quality, but reasonable bungalow rates and provide basic nature trails. If you seek real rainforest adventure, you'll need to hire a ranger (contact us early for possible options).

Nature Escapes was fortunate to get suggestions on ecotourism in Thailand destinations from a resort operator with over 40 years experience in the country. The following selections represent both private and community run businesses that focus on nature, culture and the environment.

Now with daily Air Asia access to Phuket, Bangkok and Chiang Mai, why not take the extra time to visit some of these unique and interesting nature destinations that capture the essence of Thailand beyond the mainstream paths. If you are traveling to other destinations, check out most available Thailand hotels in various regions.



Ecotourism in Thailand: Phuket Zone

Our Jungle House

Ecotourism in Thailand

One of the original green resorts, Our Jungle House combines unique landscapes with nature adventure amid the tropical rainforest of southern Thailand. Stay in one of the hardwood bungalows or tree houses surrounded by 25 acres of jungle, a river and in view of limestone cliffs.

The nearby Khao Sok National Park, a preserved limestone habitat, is a haven for tropical wildlife and plants with a chance to view hornbills, a variety of monkeys and other wild things.

Located in the interior 3.5 hours from Phuket, Our Jungle House is the perfect alternative for getting away from the beach scene and getting into nature.



Golden Buddha Beach Resort

Ecotourism in Thailand

Take a splash in the unspoiled coastal beaches of Ko Phra Thong (Golden Buddha Island) and watch the sun set into the Andaman Sea. Enjoy the privacy of a beachfront house, each uniquely designed for comfort, tranquility and scenic views of the bay and sea.

The Golden Buddha Beach Resort provides seclusion from tourist crowds, a chance to observe wildlife from your veranda and allows you to slow down and recharge your mind and body before traveling onwards.

From Phuket, the resort lies another 4 hours to the north and is reached by road and boat transport. For more details on scuba diving, jungle trekking and birdwatching activities and reservation information, use the following:  

  • www.goldenbuddharesort.com


Andaman Discoveries

Ecotourism in Thailand

Ecotourism means engaging communities within their own environment. At Andaman Discoveries, the other side of Thailand unfolds with personal experiences far away from hectic tourism hubs.

Learn about traditional ways of living amid marine and mangrove ecosystems and enjoy the pleasant hospitality of Thai communities in authentic visits to their villages, homes, gardens and kitchens.

Working in partnership with community leaders, Andaman Discoveries provides cultural and eco-tours and homestays that benefit the local people too. Arrange for a pickup from Phuket and enjoy the coastal scenery along the three-hour ride.



Siam Safari

Ecotourism in Thailand

Good nature tourism exposes tourists to new outdoor adventures and offers education and awareness too. Siam Safari operates nature tours in Southern Thailand that may be mainstream, but provide excellent opportunities for families and travelers to explore natural surroundings beyond the beach.

With a 20 year track record of elephant trekking, jungle trekking, canoeing and Land Rover tours, there are plenty of choices for jungle safaris in Phuket, Khao Sok and Krabi.

If you prefer comfort and convenience, then these nature romps are a perfect way to introduce yourself to tropical habitats in a safe manner.

For more details on various destination packages and nature activities and reservation information, use the following:

  • www.siamsafari.com


Ecotourism in Thailand: Bangkok Zone

River Kwai Jungle Rafts

Ecotourism in Thailand

Working closely with the local Mon community, River Kwai Jungle Rafts and hotel combine stunning natural surroundings with a sense of history and a chance to break off from the tourist path.

Established back in 1976, this raft-house resort blends the culture and traditions of the Mon with eco-adventures like kayaking, cave hikes and cycling through farmlands for a back-to-nature escape.

Located outside Kanchanaburi, travel by car or bus for 3 hours from Bangkok before reaching the river resort by long-tail boats.

For more details on various destination packages and nature activities and reservation information, use the following:

  • www.riverkwaijunglerafts.com


Country Lake Nature Lodge

Ecotourism in Thailand

Located in a rural backwater and 2-3 hours away from the urban madness of Bangkok, the unspoiled Country Lake is surrounded by lakes and swamps that provide a relaxing countryside atmosphere.

Explore country living with early morning bike rides passing by banana plantations, rice fields and villages abuzz with daily activities. Other programs allow you to visit local schools and orchards for a taste of rural life.

For more details on various cultural and discovery packages for nearby attractions and reservation information, use the following:

  • www.countrylake.net





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