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“Great day trip!”

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: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great day out paddling and seeing some of the many islands up close. Loved being away from all the noise and people for a few hours.

Thank outdoorgal71
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"khao sok"
in 13 reviews
"jungle survival"
in 5 reviews
"phang nga bay"
in 30 reviews
"survival skills"
in 4 reviews
"floating bungalows"
in 3 reviews
"day trip"
in 23 reviews
"spectacular places"
in 2 reviews
"amazing wildlife"
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"outdoor experience"
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"private longtail boat"
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"public ferry"
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"long tail boat"
in 5 reviews
"fruit bats"
in 2 reviews
"tourist crowds"
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"monitor lizards"
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"local fishermen"
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Wow! Amazing experience! We enjoyed every aspect of our 2-day excursion from the physical activity to the stunning scenery to the secluded feel of the trip. When we flew into Phuket we were a little worried because our plane was full of giant, loud tour groups. We were wondering if our experience out in the Phang Nga Bay would be choked with huge boatloads of tourists. Our kayaking trip was the exact opposite. We visited little islands that felt like we were completely alone and we paddled in peaceful, quiet bliss with just ourselves and nature. We were so glad we did this trip- it was the highlight of Thailand for us!

1  Thank lampshade_peanut
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

This was an extremely well organised trip that took us to some spectacular places. Our guide Run and boatman Ron were excellent and we had a great time.

Thank rossbu2016
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

After coming across Dave's courses on a forum, I decided to sign up for a Jungle Survival Course.

You can check the online itinerary to get an idea of what you can expect. That aside, Dave is very accommodating and willing to tailor the course according to what you might want.

We were expecting to rough it out - so we were surprised to see the floating bungalows. They’re a series of huts built on floating platforms. Each is basic but very serviceable - mattresses inside each, a fan, and electricity (only in the evening and night). Adjacent is a toilet block with toilet bowls and showers (no heated water, though!). I was very comfortable. On top of this, the waters of the lake are clean and pleasantly warm, there are few mosquitoes in the area, and the food from the kitchen (which is connected to a small shop that sells cold drinks) was homely and good.

The point is, my course mates and I were talking about how this is quite a friendly experience for someone who might want to have something more outdoorsy, but is worried about things being too tough. Nevertheless, if you really want a true live-in-the-jungle sort of thing, it might be possible to arrange.

All in all, it was a pretty lovely experience. I learnt a lot from our guides, Mr Bao and Mr Kop (I’m not sure of how to spell it!). Definitely a special sort of thing if you are into the outdoors and if you are in Phuket.

1  Thank Esmonde
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Dave W, Manager at Paddle Asia - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thank you so much for coming with us and for taking the time to write this review. We truly appreciate both. Take care, keep in touch, and we hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

I've done the 1 day kayaking trip with Paddle Asia twice now. It is extremely well organised by Dave who is very responsive to emails. Mr Bird was our guide - he was very capable and concerned that we had a good time. We saw some beautiful wildlife: birds, monitor lizards and lots of fish and big jelly fish. The scenery was great and lunch on the beach was also extremely enjoyable. I would not hesitate to recommend this trip.

Thank bbwalker
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