Phuket’s Kayaking Expert and Entrepreneur

In 1983, John Gray of Phuket’s John Gray’s Sea Canoe left a lucrative career in banking to start kayaking tours in Hawai’i in order to follow his life’s passion for “Mother Earth.” After five years, he was drawn to Asia and started his sea kayaking company in Thailand with a lot of elbow grease (hard work)!

25 Reflections on Phuket and Southern Thailand

January 19, 2015 by | Filed Under: Authentic Experiences, Culinary, Our People, Press Release

Gonzalo Gil Lavedra, a tour operator and an Argentinian with extensive travel experience in Peru and the Netherlands, finds the physical and cultural highlights of Phuket and Southern Thailand as compelling as anything he’s experienced around the world.

The Final Outcome of the Khao Sok Guide Training

August 13, 2014 by | Filed Under: Responsible Tourism, Sustainability

The day dawned like any other but this was a day of significant importance for our seven trainees. After 2 months it all came down to this. The final exam would test them on all the major natural history disciplines that they have learnt over the past weeks – national park history, geology, plants, invertebrates, amphibians, fish, reptiles, […]

Khao Sok Eco-Guides Make the Grade with Khiri Travel Support

July 23, 2014 by | Filed Under: News, Press Release, Responsible Tourism

Seven guides have completed their Khao Sok national park guide-training course supported by Khiri Travel . Six of the seven scored over 75%, which lead trainer Michael Clark said was “excellent,” adding: “The future is bright for all of these young Khao Sok citizens.” The guides, who received certification on 11 July, are available to guide all wildlife-based activities […]

A Newfound Confidence in Khao Sok Guide Trainees

July 21, 2014 by | Filed Under: Responsible Tourism, Sustainability

With only a few days to go until the final examination, time is running out. This month has seen the trainees take on more of a leadership role, leading the walks themselves instead of relying on the training team to prompt them as to what to say. Thankfully the unseasonably dry weather has been kind […]