The Maniq tribal people from the Southern Highlands of Thailand are the oldest living culture in the Kingdom. Around 300 Maniq, also called Sakaï, continue to live the rainforests, maintaining their hunter-gatherer lifestyle, customs and traditions. Ethika Siam has worked closely with Maniq tribal chiefs to offer a limited number of eco-tourists the unique opportunity to spend time with the nomadic Maniq deep in their jungle homeland. You will be camping in close proximity to the Maniq – observing the typical life in the jungle. From blow dart hunts, basket weaving and foraging for jungle fruits and vegetables, you will experience a way of life that has existed for at least 15 000 years. Tours are strictly limited and occur at the discretion of the tribe. Proceeds from every tour also go to support Maniq community health programs.
If you are looking for a piece of paradise unspoiled by mass tourism, then Phatthalung is a place for you.
Paddy fields, exceptional landscapes, friendly locals floating fields of water lilies, pristine and untouched rainforest habited by an ancient Jungle tribe, the unknown province of Phatthalung has it all. The Thale Noi Lake, biggest natural lake in the province covering a protected area of 450 km² is the best bird watching site in the Kingdom. Thick-billed Warblers, Yellow-vented Bulbuls, Purple Herons, Little Cormorants, Pygmy-Gooses and hundreds of water Buffalo are easy to spot on that beautiful lake.
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