Thailand – Koh Chang National Park – Island Hopping
At a Glance
Day 1 Bangkok – Trat – Koh chang – Overnight Koh Chang
Day 2 Koh Chang – Koh Kham – Koh Mak – overnight Koh Mak
Day 3 Koh Mak – Koh Rang – Koh Mak – overnight – Koh Mak
Day 4 Koh Mak – Koh Kood – Overnight Koh Kood
Day 5 Koh Kood – Day at Leisure – Overnight Koh Kood
Day 6 Depart Koh Kood to Trat – end of tour
Koh Chang National Park
The Mu Koh Chang National Park in Thailand was created at the end of 1982 and comprises of Koh Chang and 46 other islands. Altogether, it measures 192 square kilometres of land and 458 square kilometres of surrounding sea. The National Park offers fantastic snorkel and diving opportunities with fascinating underwater worlds, unaffected islands, idyllic bays and caves, which are mostly possible to explore from Koh Chang by boat or kayak. The park extends to approximately 45 kilometres in length (from the north to the south) and about 32 kilometres width (from the east to the west). The 12. Degree line of latitude runs horizontal almost exactly through the centre of the park.
Ko Mak (often also written Ko Maak), the betel nut island, is the third largest island of the province of Trat after Ko Chang and Ko Kood. The island, resembles a shamrock in shape, lies about 350 kilometres southeast of Bangkok and 35 kilometres from the mainland. It’s size is about 16 square kilometres and a radius of about 27 kilometres and it is not part of the Mu Ko Chang National Park. Besides, Ko Mak is the biggest private island in Thailand.
Ko Kood is the fourth largest island of Thailand and the second largest in the area behind Ko Chang. It is the closest island to the Cambodian border in Trat province, approximately 330 km southeast from Bangkok and doesn’t belong to the Mu Ko Chang National Park anymore. Ko Kood (often also written Ko Kot or Ko Kut) extends over almost 23 kilometers in length, about 9 kilometers in width and has a size of about 129 square kilometers.
Ko Kham Island is a true tropical treasure paradise belonging in part to the national marine park archipelago of 52 islands set in the Gulf of Thailand and situated approximately 22 kilometres (13 miles) southeast of Hat Bang Bao Bay at the southernmost end of Ko Chang Island and also within reasonably easy reach from Ao Suan Yai beach on the northern shores of the Ko Maak Island.