Visit Ang Thong National Marine Park
Une visite à Ang Thong National Marine Park est de découvrir la Thaïlande à son meilleur, un magnifique archipel des îles protégées pour préserver sa beauté naturelle. Aller faire du kayak le long de la côte sauvage, faire de la plongée dans les eaux tropicales turquoise, voir le lac émeraude connu sous le nom Thale Nai, avoir la chance de monter au point de vue pour une vue imprenable sur le parc. Ne manquez pas l'expérience d'un temps de vie; réserver votre voyage à Ang Thong National Marine Park aujourd'hui!
Breathtaking Ang Thong National Marine Park is one tour not to be missed when visiting Koh Samui. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand, and for many good reasons. Stunning view points & natural features, wonderful wildlife, kayaking & snorkeling can all be found here on tour.
Ang Thong National Marine Park, translated as "Golden Basin", is a pristine archipelago of 42 islands in the Gulf of Thailand, surrounded by beautiful azure seas; its beauty is as unrivalled as the unique geographic features it offers. Only a short boat ride from Koh Samui, speed boat trips require just an hour to get there and their tours explore a wider area of the park. Slow boat tours ride the seas a bit more gently, offer plenty room to move around that is especially suitable for families with children and target the most popular islands of the marine park.
Ang Thong National Marine Park was established in 1980 to protect it as a national treasure. Its status secures it as more of a day trip site, as there are few permanent establishments and limited development. Only tour operators with special licenses can enter the park and Amazing Thailand Holidays only work with the most reputable services to ensure you tour with those contribute to preservation of the national park.
As a fully inclusive tour provider, Amazing Thailand Holidays always includes the entrance fee to Ang Thong National Marine Park in our prices, so the price you see is the price you pay. No hidden extras, just great service.
Probably the favourite island for day trippers is Koh Mae Koh (“Mother Island”). As an absolute must-see, Thale Nai emerald lake rests in the island’s center and is surrounded by limestone cliffs. You can reach it using purpose built stair case for a short climb up and over the mountainside, where the staircase splits to take you down to the lakes edge or up to the island view point. Your divine reward for climbing all the way to the top will be an absolutely phenomenal look across the entire park, from one of the best viewpoints available in Thailand.
Koh Wua Talap is another popular island as the base for the National Park service and Information Center. Wua Talap offers access to luscious white sand beaches, incredible inland waterfalls and scenic mangroves. Hikers can enjoy plenty of jungle trials and viewpoints all the way up to 500m for a stunning view over the whole national park. Some trails are a bit tough and steep, so ask your guide about difficulty levels. Among wildlife, you’ll see little herons, iguanas, pythons and dusky leaf monkeys.
Koh Phaluay is the only developed island in Ang Thong National Marine Park inhabited only by local fishermen, who supply the fish markets in Koh Samui with their daily catch. If you choose a speed boat tour, you will take lunch at the only restaurant on the island, positioned right on the waterfront with a scenic island backdrop in the charming fishing village. Here you will get a taste of the real Thailand.
One of the main features of an Ang Thong National Marine Park tour is kayaking. You’ll have plenty of time for a leisurely kayak along the unique limestone cliffs that rise dramatically from the sea, under the unique overhangs and exploring inside caves that have been created over thousands of years of erosion.
Snorkeling is also available, offering stunning underwater views of beautiful corals and bountiful vibrant sea life, including angel fish, butterfly fish, bannerfish, fusiliers, puffer fish, snapper and the occasional green turtle.
With the islands resting quite close together, you’ll have a delight taking pictures of many panoramas throughout the park. Each island has a different geological makeup, size and shape. Most are covered with jungle forests and are named after their unique geography configuration, such as 'Sleeping Cow Island', 'Monkey Island' and 'Three Pillar Island'. The entire region is a photographer’s dream.
Ang Thong National Marine Park is among the favourite tours offered by Amazing Thailand Holidays, so be sure to book a trip. Group bookings can be easily handled and we can tailor trips to your specific desires.