Andaman Camp and Cruise, a family-run Thai travel agency which has been organizing tours in south Thailand for over five years, is now offering its customers the chance to stay with local Thai Muslim families.
Bang Eh and his family are hosting foreign visitors in their home near the town of Ao Nang in the province of Krabi. While staying with them, guests can take part in a number of activities in the local area, such as making Thai candy, exploring pineapple and sugar cane plantations, taking Thai cooking lessons and seeing how rubber is cut and processed.
The owners of Andaman Camp & Cruise, Australian-born Elizabeth and Thai husband Sun, are keen that visitors to the Krabi region get the most authentic experience possible. For this reason they say their Muslim homestay offers an insight into how local people live at home as well as on the farm.
The Krabi tour company is also a vocal supporter of the longtail boat, a traditional Thai wooden sailing boat which is in danger of dying out. By electing to take sightseeing trips on a longtail boat instead of a speedboat, tourists help support the many families in Ao Nang whose livelihoods depend on the boats as well as preserving their traditional way of life.
The white beaches and clear waters of Krabi are already well known to Scandinavians, who have holidayed in the area for well over 30 years. Andaman Camp and Cruise specializes in custom-made tours of Krabi and the Andaman Sea region and arranges all aspects of trips including activities, food and accommodation.
For more information on Muslim homestays in Thailand visit www.andamancampandcruise.com