The Island Life: Koh Yao Yai

1 Day

  Phuket - Koh Yao Noi Island

1 Day

The Island Life: Koh Yao Yai

  Phuket - Koh Yao Noi Island

Take a scenic speedboat ride across coral-dotted waters to the sandy shores of Koh Yao Noi. Experience the broad grins and warm hospitality of local farmers and fisher folk as they discuss raising lobsters and offer the chance to feed them. Enjoy a delicious, authentic lunch with a local family before visiting rice fields and drinking juice from fresh coconuts. Witness the unique process of rubber tapping and learn all about the traditional lifestyles of the local people in this full-day tour. 

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit a local fishery farm and experience, first-hand, the feeding process with a pod of growing lobsters
  • Try the ancient and beautiful process of batik painting
  • Witness the Koh Yao Noi way of life and enjoy a lunch of local cuisine at a native homestay

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off transfer by A/C vehicle
  • English-speaking guide 
  • Lunch, Boat trip, Entrance fees, Water & Cold towel, Batik Painting Session, all sights as mentioned on the itinerary
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

ITINERARY

DAY 1

The Island Life: Koh Yao Yai

DAY 1 - The Island Life: Koh Yao Yai

Explore the traditional beauty of Koh Yao Noi on this full day tour. This magical, unspoilt island has more to offer than just long stretches of sandy beaches and crystal-clear azure waters. Enjoy the warm, friendly hospitality of the South and witness indigenous life with Koh Yao Noi villagers still fishing, farming and swinging in hammocks under their stilted homes.

Approach the island by speedboat and take in the soaring mangrove shrubs that adorn the coastline and are home to curious marine creatures and migrating wildlife. Once on dry land, the tour begins with a visit to a local fishery farm. Get to know about local life and experience, first-hand, the feeding process with a pod of growing lobsters. After this, be introduced to the exotic world of batik painting before trying out this ancient art form.

Gain an insight into the life of the Southern people and enjoy a delicious, authentic lunch at a local homestay before continuing the exploration of this stunning island. See the lush, verdant rice paddies of Koh Yao Noi which, as well as looking magnificent, make up a vital part of island life – rice provides an income and keeps the islanders self-sufficient. 

Take in the breathtaking views of green fields, languidly grazing water buffalo and spirited cockerels, and travel to a local house where the community live in harmony with their natural surroundings. Drink coconut juice fresh from the tree before witnessing the traditional process of rubber tapping – a fascinating procedure done entirely by hand.

After a full, gratifying day, return to Phuket via speedboat in time for an early evening check-in.

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