Local Experience: (3 Days)

Island Homestay in Ta Pae Yoi Village
4.5

Overview

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn the traditional way of mining tin on the beach
  • Kayak through the mangrove forest
  • Create natural tie-dye with the women’s group
  • Have a homestay experience the local way
  • Have a village tour organized by your local guide
  • Learn to cook traditional Thai dishes and enjoy them afterwards
  • Take a swim in the crystal clear waters of the island
  • Duration: 3 days
  • The minimum number of participants is 2

Description

DESCRIPTION

Learn about the daily life of the little village of Ta Pae Yoi on the island of Koh Phra Thong in the South of Thailand. The next few days you will experience day-to-day activities of the locals. Wake up early morning to join the villagers on their morning alms, get to know about the traditional way of mining tin on the beach or create natural tie-dye with the womens group. In the evening you can help your host family in preparing delicious Thai meals. Enjoy your meal while chatting with the local people.

As the village is located in a unique landscape that is host to lush mangrove forests, deserted beaches and a vast savannah that has great flora and fauna it is also a wonderful place to kayak with your local guide, go on a ride or take a swim. The village people will be more than willing to assist you.

After your final day you will definitely feel sad to leave this wonderful place with its lovely people.

Price includes:

  • Round trip transfers
  • Thai/English translator
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Activities
  • Insurance

Local Host

the Team

Enjoy your trip with the Team

We are a team of 6 people plus community partners seeking to serve the needs of local communities. We have successfully implemented over 120 projects in 12 villages by listening to and working with the villagers themselves. Ta Pae Yoi is one of three villages located on the island of Koh Phra Thong and the latest to develop a community based tourism group. We provided guide trainings and helped to organize the tourism group, which led to the development of the homsetay program. The homestay program offers the village a secondary source of income and encourages them to preserve the natural environment that they have lived off of for many years.

Location:

Ta Pae Yoi, Koh Phra Thong

Address: Koh Phra Thong, Thailand


FAQ

1. How do I know if a local can be trusted?

We have incorporated several measures to ensure safe and trustworthy experiences:

a. References

We ask every local for references, like experiences from volunteers and/or travelers, NGO's and government bodies.

b. Quality check

We have verified information such as name, address, social profiles, phone number, payment details and description of experience.

c. Frequent contact

We had contact with the locals frequently by phone and/or email

d. Review system

The local can be reviewed after an experience, giving you greater confidence in the experience.


2. Do the locals speak English?

In general they speak English, but in some cases people didn’t receive proper English education. In those cases there will be an English-speaking guide available.

3. How much time does a local have to respond to my booking request?

Locals have 48 hours to officially confirm or reject booking requests. You will be updated via email about the status of your request.

4. How do I know a reservation is confirmed?

Once your request has been officially confirmed, you will receive an email notification from the local with all the necessary information

5. What happens if my reservation request is rejected or expires?

If your reservation request is rejected by the local or expires, no charge is made for the reservation and you are free to book with another local.

6. When do I need to make the payment?

As soon as your booking is confirmed the money will be captured from your account. The money will be paid to the local hosts once the experience has taken place.

7. How does the Tripcultr payment system work?

When submitting a booking request to a local, you provide your payment details and the payment method may be authorized for a charge. If the booking request is rejected or expires we do not complete the charge and any authorization is released.

8. What payment methods do you offer?

For the payment I Like Local supports several payment methods. Options may include:

Major credit cards and pre-paid credit cards: Visa, MasterCard.

9. Where do I find my receipt or itinerary for my booked activity?

Once you have a confirmed booking, your billing receipt and itinerary will be automatically emailed to you.

Your itinerary contains a lot of useful information about your reservation, such as the date and time of the activity, the number of people, the address, telephone number and email address of the local, and I like Local’s contact information.

10. How can I get in contact with a local?

As soon as your booking is confirmed by the local, which will be within 48 hours after your booking request has been sent, you will receive your itinerary by email. On this itinerary the telephone number and email address of the local are mentioned and you can arrange meeting point or pick-up location.

 


Alterations & cancellations

Can I cancel my booking and do I receive a refund?

You can cancel a confirmed booking at any time up to the moment of the activity. When cancelled more than 7 days prior to 12:00 am local time of the local experience date you will be refunded, except for the service fee.

When cancelled less than 7 days prior to 12:00 am local time of the activity no refund of the paid amount will take place

How do I alter a reservation?

If you want to change a reservation you can send the local an email with your request. In case you encounter any problems you can contact us via sales@tripcultr.com

How do I cancel a reservation?

To cancel your reservation send an email to sales@tripcultr.com. By cancelling the reservation, please note that you are initiating the cancellation and will be noted as the party responsible for the cancellation.

For what circumstances is a guest eligible for a refund?

We understand circumstances come up that affect travel plans. Depending on the case, a refund may be authorized outside of the cancellation policy and you may be given a full refund, meaning the local will receive no payout.

If you are cancelling due to extenuating circumstances, we will reach out to the local right away to explain the situation.

Extenuating circumstances cases will be contingent upon the reservation being cancelled prior to the check in date and upon you contacting Tripcultr to provide proper documentation where valid. Only the cases found in the Tripcultr policy will be considered.

 

Please know that if you cannot provide the proper documentation, we will not be able to give you a refund for your reservation.

Types of documentation can include: notes from a medical professional on hospital letterhead explaining why you should not travel, a jury duty summons, a valid obituary or death certificate, etc.

Will I get my money back if a local cancels or doesn’t show up?

In case the local cancels the booking you will receive the total amount paid.

How do I get a refund?

Refunds are issued for many reasons. For each situation, certain conditions may apply (see below). Just send us an email with the reason you would like to get a refund together with proof if required. We will then process your request and email you the outcome.

Once you receive notification that you'll be receiving a refund, it takes 5-7 business days to be reflected on your statement after which we process them. Some refunds issued to international credit cards occasionally take up to 30 days to be reflected. Refunds issued to PayPal accounts occur within 24 hours.


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