Tundra to Thailand: trekking south for Sun

thai-village1The Krabi tours from Andaman Camp and Cruise attract people from all over the world – but since the company’s inception (when it was called Krabi Island Tours) it has built up a special relationship with its Scandinavian customers.

South Thailand has attracted Scandinavian visitors for more than 30 years. When Sun and his Australian wife Elizabeth started Andaman Camp and Cruise, two of their first customers were a Swedish couple, Johnny and Monika, from the famous Arvidsjaur district in the sub-arctic tundra region of northern Sweden.

Andaman Camp and Cruise’s traditional Thai longtail boat allowed the Swedes to visit every island in the area. When they asked for more, Sun decided to show them Krabi – his home village, including his family and the renowned local countryside. And so the new breed of Krabi tours with the personal touch was born.

Johnny gave Sun a T-shirt of his hometown in Sweden, where he is a local Adversjaur council officer. An instant favourite, Sun wore it until it literally fell apart.

“Johnny and Monika kept in contact with us and sent many of their friends and colleagues to us,” Elizabeth recalls. “And Johnny even posted the story of Sun’s favourite T-shirt on the official Arvidsjaur website.” And to Sun and Elizabeth’s pleasure, the Swedish pair finally returned to Krabi this year with a fresh supply of T-shirts and an appetite for adventure.

Andaman Camp and Cruise offers long and short tours of Krabi, as well as expeditions in the wider Andaman Sea region of south Thailand. The company has built up a reputation for its authentic custom-made holidays and as local specialists for the Scandinavian travel trade. The company’s website is in both English and Swedish.

For more information on Krabi tours, visit www.andamancampandcruise.com