Start the tour in Kuraburi at the Andaman Discoveries office for a pre-trip briefing and cultural orientation.
Transfer to Ban Talae Nok village to meet your host family, and be welcomed into their way of life.
Take a walking tour of the community with your local guide to learn about the history and lives of these villagers. See an area of the village that was destroyed by the 2004 tsunami and learn how the community was affected.
Lunch - enjoy authentic southern Thai food with your homestay family.
Join the women's soap cooperative, established after the tsunami, for a handicraft demonstration to make beautifully hand-crafted soap using natural ingredients. Help in the process and then make a soap souvenir for yourself with the expert guidance of the soap ladies.
Go fishing on the beach with local fishermen and learn their traditional way to catch a meal for their family. Take some time to swim and relax on the beach.
After a full day of activities, relax on the beach and enjoy a spectacular Andaman sunset.
For dinner, enjoy a barbeque dinner on the beach with your hosts and feast on freshly-caught seafood, garden-fresh vegetables, and Thai curries (weather permitting, alternative is dinner in the homestay).
In the evening participate in a cultural activity where you can share stories and experiences with the family and local villagers. Pictures from home are always appreciated! Then try on their traditional clothing to learn more about their Muslim culture.
Overnight: Ban Talae Nok Homestay, comfortable bedding and mosquito net provided