Kalos Funds: Nakhon Si Thammarat Discovery Tour: Cacao Farming and Sustainability

Nakhon Si Thammarat Discovery Tour: Cacao Farming and Sustainability

Tha Sala, Thailand

Kalos Funds

Non-profit organization

1 day
From$63 USDper person

Kalos Funds is a nonprofit based in Edinburgh that supports small businesses and works to preserve the heritage of Thailand.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the agricultural lifestyle in Thailand while supporting local farmers and businesses.
  • Sunbathe beside the Sunantha Waterfall.
  • Stroll through the Khao Nan National Park.

Tour revenue will be invested in supporting the local community businesses, including the cacao farmers.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    9:00 am

  • Duration

    1 day

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals

  • Languages

    English, Italian, Russian, Thai

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 12

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable shoes for walking, Mosquito repellent, Long clothing recommended for trekking

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Experience the natural beauty of rural Thailand with local farmers! The Kalos Funds provides an immersive tour beginning with a hike through the Khao Nan National Park. Enjoy the vibrant, aromatic flora and the fresh air of the Nakhon Si Thammarat province. Locals are proud of the minimal impact they have had on the ozone layer, contributing to a near perfect state of ecology. Bask in the warm sun at the Sunantha Waterfall and enjoy the pristine water. Locals make tea from the waterfall, citing the healing effects of the water, so enjoy a fresh cup of herbal tea after sunbathing.

Then, visit a working cacao farm and experience the chocolate industry with actual farmers. Learn the various ways to cook chocolate and sample some for yourself! Familiarize yourself with the locals and learn about the culture of agriculture in rural Thailand. There is also an optional excursion to visit a Buddhist temple and museum that houses lush gardens.

Tour Start Address

47/11 moo 3 Tlingchun 80160, Tha Sala, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

How To Get There

Plane: 30 min by taxi ($20) from Nakhon Si Thammarat airport

Bus/train: from Bangkok and all main destinations

By car: 4 hours from Phuket, 10 hours from Bangkok.
1 hour drive from the port to koh Samui and koh Phangan

More About Kalos Funds

Mission

To promote art, cultural heritage, and organic agriculture in Thailand.

Main Programs

  • New form of tree ownership/Cocoa farm

  • Natural light - explore the nature of elements and creation of artworks

  • Free software and creating new independant sales channels for small family-owned hotels and resorts worldwide