Ang Thong Marine Park Trips
Thong is a true natural wonder unique to the Gulf of Thailand;
consisting of over 42 individual islands and easily reached from
Koh PhaNgan by speed boat or cruiser it is a popular destination
for travellers looking to explore this magical place. A few of
the highlights include.
on Wua Ta Lap
Ta Lap is the Marine Park Headquarters and consists of an open
area with information centre, restaurant and a few modern bungalows.
It is a steep climb to the viewpoint and lots of water and shoes
are difinitely recommended - the hard walk will will be rewarded
by some stunning views.
on Koh Mae Ko
are only a few beaches in the Marine Park that tourists are allowed
to camp and faciltilies are actually provided on request swing
in the hammock under the stars with a warming camp fire and BBQ
in the evening. Call direct for bungalow reservations phone number
on 02 562 0760 or to arrange a tent 077 286 588.
Sea (Emerald Lake)
miss the famous saltwater Emerald Lake. Hidden from view and accessed
by a narrow pathway, it is a natural wonder. No swimming allowed.
are several companies that can arrange trips to the marine park,
some will do a standard 1-day trip which includes visting a few
attractions, lunch break and a bit of snorkelling. For those that
want more adventure it is possible to stay overnight at the marine
park in basic accommodation. All tour packages should include
the entrance fee of 200 Baht per person.
Koh Samui, Tel: 077 246 086-8
onboard a luxury yacht for an amazing tour of the marine park.
Transfer to Koh
Samui on the 7.00am Songserm boat, then depart Koh Samui at
8.30am. The tour includes kayaking at Koh Sam Sao, climbing the
viewpoint at Koh Wua Ta Lap, visiting the emerald lake at Koh
Mae Ko. All transfers, equipment and refreshments included.