In March 2013 we were lucky enough to be part of the first Khao Sok Village Visit in the Sapan Tao community. The program was amazing, a true insight into local life. We learned about rubber tapping, collected local vegetables by the river and learned how to transform them in local dishes and desserts. The highlight however was the warm heart of our hosts and the people we met during the stay. We went swimming in the river and enjoyed a full afternoon canoeing with our host family.
Just a year ago, the locals got together to organize their first
community-operated activity – canoeing. This success inspired the locals to open their homes to visitors for half-day Khao Sok village visits and overnight homestays.