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About Surin Islands

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About Surin Islands
Surin Island is in Mu Koh Surin National park, found some 60 km off the west coast of Phang Nga province, and 100 km north of the Similans, is an archipelago of the 5 islands Koh Surin Nuea, Koh Surin Tai, Koh Ri, Koh Khai, and Koh Klang.

The excellent snorkelling is what most visitors come for, and those hoping to find a quiet refuge from the tourist traps and urban centres will be delighted with the islands' lack of "development".



The main island of Surin Nuea has several bays, the largest being Ao Mae Yai on the southwest, which features calm waters and safe anchorage. On the southeast side is Ao Luek, which has shallow corals and an abundance of marine life.

Ao Mai Ngam is where the National Park's office is found, as well as a 2-kilometre walking path. There's good snorkelling and swimming here off its long beach.
Ao Chi at the north of Surin Nuea is a beautiful bay of pristine coral reefs.

Surin Nuea is also home to a community of the Moken, or "sea gypsies", who have settled there on a semi-permanent basis for several decades. The Moken spend much of their lives on their boats, called "kabang". They survive mainly through the gathering of shellfish and other marine life from the reefs and mudflats rather than fishing

The second most visited island is Koh Surin Dtai, which draws snorkellers to its main bay, Ao Tao, on the east side. Koh Ri, Koh Klang and Koh Khai (also called Koh Torinla) each feature areas of unspoiled reefs, with healthy live coral being particularly abundant off Koh Khai.

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Itinerary

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05:30 - 06:45 am
Pick-up from your hotel and transfer to Nam Khem Pier, in the north of Khao Lak.

07:30 am
Departure to Surin Islands.

The Snorkeling Experience
The Surin Islands rate as one of the top snorkeling locations in Thailand. Long broad and shallow coral reefs line the sheltered eastern coast providing extensive opportunities even for beginners. The Surin Islands Marine Park hosts a phenomenal range of flora and fauna on the land and in the sea. The Surin islands are populated only with a group of nomadic sea people “Mokens” who normally live in the Burmese Mergui Archipelago.

Leave early to avoid the crowds
- Long snorkeling stop at Ao Mae Yai
- Visit the Moken Village from the boat
- Nature Trail walks to Ao Mai Ngam
- Thai lunch at the National Park Restaurant
- Leisure time on the beach
- Shark watching (depending on the season between January & April)
- Long snorkeling stop at Ao Chong Kaad or Ao Suthep

3:30 pm
Return to Nam Kem Pier for your transfer back to the hotel.

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Information and Prices

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What to bring
Swimwear, shorts, light t-shirt, beach towel, sunscreen, rash guard, sun cap, sunglasses, beach shoes and flip flops.

What’s included
- Hotel return transfer in an air-conditioned minivan
- Licensed tour guide
- Full Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins)
- All National Park fees
- Refreshments: water, soft drinks, fresh fruit & cookies
- Thai lunch at the National Park Restaurant (vegetarian menu available on request)
- Life Jacket
- Accident Insurance

Prices
from Khao Lak
Adult 3.900 Baht
Children (4 to 12 years) 2.700 Baht

from Phuket
Adult4.300 Baht
Children (4 to 12 years) 3.100 Baht

Note
We reserve the right to change or adjust the itinerary of the tour if necessary due to weather changes or any other unforeseen circumstances.