Ban Na Activities

interactive handicrafts basket weaving

Activities

 

Inflatable Rafting

river rafting jungle

This river trip is as educational as it is enjoyable. With an expert guide, you can learn about conservation issues surrounding natural resource management in this important watershed.

As you drift peacefully along, you'll see krai nam saplings, with their robust roots, which the conservation group hopes to replant in order to prevent the damaging effects of erosion caused by deforestation and dredging upstream.

Your local guide will explain how mono-crops of rubber and palm replaced fruit orchards after a drop in fruit prices forced many farmers to switch crops.

Your guides will provide you with paddles, safety equipment, and a delicious lunch.

Exertion level: easy
Duration: 3 hours

 

coffee activity

Coffee and Traditional Agriculture Tour

Stroll through traditional coffee farms as song birds chirp from the trees overhead. Visit a traditional mixed agriculture plantation, and revel in the diversity of mango, guava, banana, tamarind, coffee, and many other trees. Observe the wild orchids and exuberant foliage while learning about sustainable growing practices that are now under threat.

Exertion level: easy
Duration: 2 hours

 

Visit to Women's Craft Groups

handi craft sarongs

In addition to exploring the area's natural wonders, you can also visit several cooperatives that are making high-quality natural products. Of particular note are the loom-woven sarongs, so pay the group a visit, and watch the individual yarns transform into intricate patterns. You can also learn how to make herbal balms and coffee wood furniture, and then buy some snacks from the bakery group.

Exertion level: easy
Duration: 1-2 hours

 

Forest Trekking

jungle hot springs hike

Ban Na is surrounded by a series of Wildlife Sanctuaries offering protection to the rich diversity of wildlife native to peninsular Thailand, including guar, tapirs, and monkeys. Local guides will take you on the little-known trails, and share their knowledge of the forest with you.

Hot and Cold Springs

Take an easy stroll through the forest to reach this unusual combination of geothermal springs that are only minutes away from each other. Enjoy fresh-boiled eggs cooked in the hot springs with bamboo baskets.

Exertion level: easy
Duration: 1-2 hour

La-ong Dao Waterfall

jungle trek waterfall

Translated as star dust, Long Dao takes its name from the droplets that form as the falling water is blown by the wind.

Exertion level: moderate
Duration: full day or overnight camping

Po Ta Chong Dong Mountain

If you're feeling adventurous, set out for an overnight expedition to the tallest mountain in the area, and be rewarded with stunning views of the Andaman sea.

Exertion level: strenuous
Duration: overnight camping trip

Mountain trek