River Kwai Jungle Rafts ~ Thailand
At the off-grid River Kwai Jungle Rafts you will feel like you are on a private sailboat with the swift river drifting by at your feet. Your floating hut is made of bamboo, surrounded by the majestic mountains the heat of the jungle will far away. Relax in your room cooled by cold river water and with no electronics you can just listen to the sounds of the jungle.
Rafts are made from dead trees found in the forest so nothing is cut down or wasted in building this floating escape.
You can eat right along the river, enjoying locally farmed organic dishes with Thai flavors. After lunch or a candlelight dinner swim straight from your room, bob along in the river or go on a kayaking trip.
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The hotel supports the local community by providing buildings including a cultural temple, school and playground. They also provide drinking water, waste management and help them fix houses and eradicate malaria.
Septic tanks are housed individually below each room to not damage the river ecosystem
The hotel also raises and cares for elephants that you can feed and play with during the day. They don’t believe in using bull hooks and also save animals from slaughterhouses.
Average Daily Rate – $75 Breakfast and boat transfer included
PhiPhi Relax Beach Bungalows
Situated minutes from Ko Phi Phi viewpoint on the island of Ko Phi Phi Don this rustic resort is located beachside and will have you feeling like you are sleeping in the sea. As one of the world’s most beautiful islands you will be sure to enjoy your stay.
Accessible only by boat or 60-minute nature walk you will certainly feel like you have your own beachside hideaway. To save on energy output they only have electricity at night, and considering you will be out swimming in the warm waters of the ocean all day we don’t think you will mind. If you like seafood make sure you try some of their fresh fish at the beachside restaurant.
Average Nightly Rate — $50
Pacuare Jungle Lodge ~ Costa Rica
Pacuare Jungle Lodge is tucked within the 25,000 acres of pristine protected Costa Rican rain forest. On the banks of the Pacuare River.As a premier white water rafting destination your fun will begin before you even reach the resort as you are whisked away on a guided raft to reach its location.Enjoy your days taking jungle hikes, canopy tours, canyoneering looking for jaguars or bathing in a waterfall.After long days of exploration, you can relax with a riverside massage or evening listening to the many birds of the jungle.Enjoy delightful regional fare at a candlelight dinner on the river bank or perched up in the rainforest canopy.
Pacuare Lodge was built with minimal environmental impact and uses no electricity in the bungalows. It was also on the National Geographic Traveler’s Worlds best list in 2013.
Average Nightly Rate – $530