Greetings, fellow wanderers and adventure seekers! We’re absolutely thrilled to whisk you away into the captivating world of Discovery Travel yet again, as we unveil the electrifying tales and triumphs that have marked the beginning of our much-anticipated 2023-2024 season.
A Beachside Oasis: Our New Office Unveiled
Picture this – the sun-kissed Nang Thong beach road, adorned with the sound of lapping waves and the crisp sea breeze. Now, add a touch of Discovery Travel magic. Yes, that’s right – for the first time ever, we’ve opened our doors to a physical office, nestled right in the heart of this tropical paradise. The setting sun paints the sky with hues of gold, casting a warm glow on our new abode, where you can drop by, chat with us, book tours, and immerse yourself in the essence of Discovery Travel. Say goodbye to virtual connections; we’re now your friendly neighbors on the Nang Thong beach road.
Our office is strategically located right next to the Khao Lak Seaview Resort and Kokotel Khao Lak Lighthouse, just a short walk down the beach from most hotels and resorts in the Nang Thong, Bang Niang, and Khao Lak area. The bustling Alive Night Market is also nearby, offering the perfect spot for a sunset drink in the evenings.
Step into our office, and our friendly staff will be on standby from 10:00 to 20:00 every day to assist you with tour bookings, information, and any travel advice you may need. We believe in the personal touch, ensuring that your experience with Discovery Travel begins with a warm welcome and continues with dedicated support throughout your journey.
Eco-Friendly Essentials: More Than Just Souvenirs
Bathed in natural light and utilizing refreshing natural ventilation, our space offers a breath of fresh air. The light and airy ambiance creates a tranquil atmosphere, setting the stage for your exploration of Khao Lak’s hidden gems.
Inside our newly minted space, you’ll find a curated selection of sustainable and locally sourced treasures.
From “reef safe sunblock” that protects both your skin and the ocean to intricately hand-carved souvenirs from the Moken Sea Gypsy village on the Surin Islands, our offerings are more than just items; they’re a commitment to responsible tourism.
The office itself is a testament to our dedication, furnished with locally handmade hardwood furniture crafted from responsibly sourced teak, echoing the sustainable heartbeat of northern Thailand.
Recycling for a Greener Tomorrow
As part of our commitment to sustainable practices, we’ve established a recycling collection point next to our office. Take a moment to contribute to a greener tomorrow by responsibly disposing of materials. It’s a small step with a big impact, reflecting our dedication to preserving the pristine beauty of the destinations we explore.
The Rave-Worthy Tha Din Deang Community Tour
Let’s talk tours! Our newest addition, the Tha Din Deang Community Tour, has been showered with rave reviews. Some participants have gone as far as declaring it “the best tour we have done in Thailand.” No pressure, right? This resounding success only fuels our passion for creating experiences that leave a lasting imprint on your hearts.
A Hit Amongst Adventurers
Our new Surin Islands Private Longtail Boat tour has also taken the spotlight, capturing the hearts of adventurers seeking a more intimate and personalized experience. With trips setting sail three times a week, this isn’t just a boat ride – it’s a rendezvous with the extraordinary. The surge in popularity speaks volumes, as explorers are drawn to the allure of escaping the crowds and immersing themselves in the untouched beauty of the Surin Islands.
Picture this: a private longtail boat, the gentle sway of the waves, and the freedom to navigate the stunning coral reefs at your own pace. This isn’t just a trip; it’s your passport to secluded coves, pristine beaches, and a world beneath the surface that’s teeming with life. Our Surin Islands adventure is designed for those who yearn for a connection with nature, away from the hustle and bustle of larger groups.
Bid farewell to the constraints of crowded tours and embark on a journey where the horizon is your only limit. Our private longtail boat is your vessel of freedom, navigating through the azure waters to unveil the hidden gems of the Surin Islands. Dive into the enchanting world of marine life, explore secret bays, and bask in the solitude that only a private excursion can offer.
Supporting Locals, Building Futures
Behind the scenes, our bustling start to the season means more than just busy schedules. It means livelihoods and hope for local communities. As the echoes of the Covid-19 pandemic linger, our commitment to providing secure and reliable income to our teams and partners is unwavering. And here’s a shoutout to all of you, our incredible patrons – your bookings are the driving force behind this positive impact.
Ocean Guardians: The Big Beach Clean Event
As if that wasn’t enough, we decided to roll up our sleeves and dive headfirst into environmental stewardship. The result? The inaugural Discovery Travel Big Beach Clean Event! Picture a dynamic collaboration with local businesses, communities, the Thai Muang National Park, and over 100 passionate volunteers, all working together to collect 200-300 bags of trash from Khao Na Yak Beach in just over 4 hours. Our commitment to preserving the beauty of our coastal paradise is unwavering.
The event was a resounding success that echoed not just on the shores of Khao Na Yak Beach but deep into the heart of environmental stewardship.
But our commitment to environmental sustainability doesn’t stop at cleaning up the mess; we’re all about fostering growth and regeneration. That’s why, in tandem with the Big Beach Clean Event, we joined forces with local communities to embark on a series of mangrove planting events. These events were not just about putting saplings into the ground; they were a symbol of hope, growth, and the collective effort to restore and protect our delicate ecosystems.
Imagine the synergy as locals and volunteers alike gathered to plant the seeds of change. It wasn’t just about planting mangroves; it was about planting the seeds of a sustainable future. The air was filled with purpose, the soil enriched with dedication, and the landscape transformed into a haven for biodiversity.
As a tour operator deeply rooted in the beauty of Khao Lak, we understand that our actions today shape the experiences of tomorrow. The mangrove planting events were a natural extension of our commitment to responsible tourism, ensuring that the wonders of nature endure for generations to come.
A Royal Recognition: Thailand Tourism Awards Silver Medal
Hold your applause because we’re excited to share that Discovery Travel recently clinched the Silver at the prestigious 14th Thailand Tourism Awards! Her Royal Majesty Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Siriwattana Phannawadee herself bestowed this accolade upon us, recognizing our Outstanding Travel Itineraries and community-based tours. It’s not just an award; it’s a testament to the extraordinary experiences we strive to create for you.
Plan Ahead, Join the Adventure
With such a fantastic start to the season behind us, we’re eager to welcome you on board for an unforgettable Discovery Travel experience.
Bookings are soaring, and spaces are filling up faster than you can say “paradise.” So, heed the call of adventure, plan ahead, and secure your spot in advance for an upcoming journey that promises memories to last a lifetime.
As we bid adieu to the wind-whipped December days and welcome the calm and sunny embrace of the new year, all of us at Discovery Travel wish you a belated Merry Christmas and an extraordinary New Year filled with thrilling escapades.
Here’s to the journey ahead!
The Discovery Travel Team