As Ko Phra Thong is very flat, compared to other Thai islands, it is often looked at as it looks like the African savanna. On this tour we will take you on an exploration trip around the island. Monkeys, rare deer, wild cats and many birds. Be prepared to be amazed.
Enjoy a trip through Ko Phra Thong’s unique and stunning savanna, visiting along the way, the orchid farm and the turtle museum. After an early breakfast, you will leave from the resort at around 7.30 AM to enjoy the trip through the savanna before the heat of the day sets in. Early in the morning is always the best chance to spot birds and animals as they forage for food and search for nesting spots in the vast untouched area of the savanna. The island is home to a nesting place of a large stork named the Lesser Adjutant. This giant bird is protected and the number of birds and nesting places are continuously monitored to help increase the numbers on the island. You may also have the chance to spot some of the many Oriental Hornbill birds as they fly between the savanna and the casuarina trees closer to the beach. The island is also home to the Sambar deer, crab-eating Macaque Monkeys and small wild cats, as well as nesting areas for turtles, the green back and hornbill species, being the most common sea turtles who come and lay their eggs here. As your guide takes you through the savanna you have the chance to stop and take photographs of the stunning landscape. You will make your way to the southernmost tip of the island and to the village of Tung Dap, where you will visit the local orchid farm and enjoy the beautiful displays of rare and exotic orchids. On the journey back to Horizon Eco Resort your guide will take you to the village on the northern part of the island called Ban Lion, here you have the chance to visit the turtle museum and learn about the project which protects and monitors the numbers and nesting sights of the turtles.