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“Want to get off the concrete, away from the crowds and off line?”

Paddle Asia - Private Day Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Paddle Asia is a family-owned business specializing in small group self paddle kayaking, jungle survival, mountain biking, and outdoor adventure travel tours to remote and unspoiled destinations in Southern Thailand focusing on getting away from other visitors. It is our mission to offer you something completely different from what other tour operators in the region offer. Your eco adventure tour is designed for first-time paddlers and novice travelers, and children are more than welcome! Experienced kayakers and adventurers are, of course, also welcome. All staff are certified to international first aid and safety standards.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Three of us did 2 nights and three days of hiking and paddling and picking up a few basic survival skills in Khoa Sok National Park. The place is rugged and beautiful. The guides are knowledgable friendly and fun. The accommodations are basic but clean and comfortable. The food is fabulous.

The hiking we did was challenging but not as challenging as I'm sure it could be. Same could be said for the survival skills element. As I understand it, Paddle Asia does more adventurous trips that include overnighting in the jungle in self built shelters, but this requires the cooperation of the park rangers (if done in Khoa Sok). If you're up for that sort of thing, these are the people you want to do it with.

I would certainly take trips with Padde Asia again and would recommend them to anyone who wants to explore the natural beauty of Thailand.


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"khao sok"
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"floating bungalows"
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"day trip"
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"spectacular places"
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

We did the Khao Sok 4 day/3 night tour with Bao as our guide. As we are birdwatchers we were particularly interested in the birdlife in the park. The tour exceeded our expectations, with views of not only Great and Oriental Pied Hornbills, sunbirds and tailor birds, but also Dusky Langur, Long-tailed Macaque and White Handed Gibbon.
A beautiful, peaceful tour with great food and truly beautiful surroundings. Bao was an attentive, knowledgeable and very friendly guide. If you are wanting to get away from the crowds and tourist parts of Thailand, this is the tour for you. We did have one night sharing the floating resort with a Contiki tour group, but they were reasonably well behaved!

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

We were initially drawn to Paddle Asia because of their 'get away from the crowds' approach, and they did not disappoint. We were a group of four couples participating in a 2-day/1-night excursion in Phang Nga National Park and Run was the perfect guide. He was very knowledgable, kept us moving at a perfect pace, and rarely did we see other travelers. I should also add that the lunches during our excursion were incredible. Both days we ate all alone on island beaches were we had paddled and the Thai food was as good as any other place we ate during our two week trip. I would highly recommend Paddle Asia and we will absolutely paddle with them again when we are back in Thailand!

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Reviewed 8 May 2017

We contacted Dave after reading his website and liked his company's eco-friendly approach and comforatble touring kayaks. We didn't know exactly what we wanted to do and he patiently answered all our questions and helped us develop an itinerary that worked well for us.

Our 3 day tour of Phan Nga bay perfect for us. Our 12 and 15 year old kids loved it. Paddleasia worked out all the details and provided us clear instructions and even coordinated our transfers to and from the trip. Our Thai guide was excellent. He spoke English well and was very knowledgeable about the wildlife. We saw very few other tourists paddling. Also, they varied our route based on our interests.

We stayed one night in the cottages, which were clean and air conditioned. The other night, we stayed at a homestay which was not. Both were, but we enjoyed the hospitality and the interactions with the locals at the homestay.

Looking back, we wouldn't change a thing. It was a perfect trip!

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Dave was very helpful throughout the tour arrangement and very swift in all his replies. We have benefited very much from his advices. The tour is perfect for our family, with exclusivity and privacy. Paddleasia covered everything in the trip, food, transportation etc. We just brought ourselves there. really couldnt ask for better kayak tour.

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