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Karen Homestay 3N/4D – Snorkeling at Avis Island + Fishing + Community

About the activity

Ditch the regular sunsets at the beach and the city sightseeing for a change while you discover the secrets of the Andaman Islands with the Karens. Enjoy the rich hospitality of a traditional Burmese family and open your heart to diverse cultures, welcome an encounter with exclusive traditions. Embrace the front-row seat to this family’s life as you learn the art of traditional Karen cooking, go out on a snorkelling expedition to the uninhabited Avis Island, and indulge in the classic Karen-style fishing using bamboo sticks and conventional hooks in a gushing river stream – the experiences will only blow your mind away!

About the Provider

Go2Andaman in partnership with Saw John, a descendant of a first-generation Karen family, bring to you handcrafted experiences and more. Encounter the Karen way of life – learn to cook a traditional meal, participate in their classic fishing sport, or just be a part of their everyday life. Besides opening their doors to tourist from all over the world, John’s family is known for their priceless hospitality which when teamed with our earnest service provides for an exclusive experience. 


  • Car: Scorpio, or Tavera, or Indica, or similar with driver
  • Fishing equipment
  • Boat trip to Avis Island and snorkelling gear and Community interaction session
  • All three meals during the stay
  • Homestay accommodation for 3 nights


  1. Day 1: Take the convoy and reach the Karen Homestay at Mayabundar. Spend the evening learning the art of traditional Karen cooking
  2. Day 2: Take a boat trip to Avis Island and enjoy your snorkelling expedition
  3. Day 3: Indulge in traditional fishing with the Karen ladies at a river stream
  4. Day 4: Return to Port Blair


4 Days


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Important Info

  1. Carry ID cards/ Passports for visiting.
  2. Any kind of interaction with Jarawas including taking their pictures in illegal. If ignored, the same can lead to imprisonment
  3. Children to be accompanied by an adult
  4. Karen traditional Fishing involves fishing on a river stream and not with a boat on an open sea
  5. Boat to Avis island: 4 Pax max per boat
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