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From Phuket Or Khao Lak: Phi Phi Islands Early Bird Tour

1. From Phuket Or Khao Lak: Phi Phi Islands Early Bird Tour

Embark on a Phi Phi Islands speedboat tour and leave the crowds behind. Visit the most famous spots of the beautiful Phi Phi islands, its pristine beaches, and landscapes, and jump into the clear waters for a swim and a snorkel. Start your tour very early in order to arrive at the islands before the regular tours. Stop at the island Phi Phi Leh, with its beautiful Maya Bay, which was made famous by the Hollywood movie The Beach, and the Phi Phi Leh Lagoon. Take time for a refreshing swimming break in the lagoon. After, continue to Phi Phi Don to climb up to the striking viewpoint. Enjoy the amazing views from the top of the island and get a glimpse of the town. Tuck into a delicious light breakfast followed by lunch later in the day and enjoy drinks aboard the speedboat. Have the opportunity to sightsee around the island to see the Viking Cave and visit the monkey beach. Make the most of two long snorkeling stops, and as a final stop head to Bamboo Island for a picnic lunch and extensive beach and swimming time. 

Khao Lak: Raft Expedition & Sea Turtle Conservation Center

2. Khao Lak: Raft Expedition & Sea Turtle Conservation Center

Begin your day tour with a hotel pick-up in Khao Lak between 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM, and depart for the river. Hop on a bamboo raft and float along the waters, relax and enjoy the stunningly beautiful rainforest around you as your raft is pulled by a local boatman. Visit a sea turtle conservation center working to save and increase the number of sea turtles in the region. The Royal Thai Navy plays an active role in turtle conservation and baby turtles are brought to the center, where they are nursed for 6-8 months before being released into the sea. Finish the tour with a trip to Ton Pling Waterfall, the most popular waterfall in the area. Experience the lovely atmosphere and marvel at the amazing environment surrounding you. Swim in the small ponds at the waterfall and just enjoy the relaxing ambiance, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

Khao Lak: Off-Road Jungle Full-Day Jeep Tour with Lunch

3. Khao Lak: Off-Road Jungle Full-Day Jeep Tour with Lunch

Experience the stunning landscape of Khao Lak on an off-road jungle Jeep tour. Make your way through lush greenery to discover hidden jungle treasures. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant along the way. Start your day with a canoe trip through beautiful mangrove forests and observe wildlife. Then head to a large lake for a traditional Thai lunch. After you have had your fill, the adventure begins as you explore Khao Lak National Park in your off-road Jeep vehicle. Explore the jungle on an off-road experience. Drive up to 600 meters above sea level. Take a short walk to a spectacular waterfall where you can jump in and cool off. To end the tour, visit a Buddhist temple to learn about Thai culture and how important the temple is to the locals.

Khao Sok National Park: Overnight Treehouse Trip with Meals

4. Khao Sok National Park: Overnight Treehouse Trip with Meals

This all-inclusive overnight stay takes you one step closer to the jungle. Sleep in a stylish treehouse and gain insights into the diverse nature of Khao Sok National Park, one of the oldest national parks worldwide. Your tour includes meals and round-trip transportation from Khao Lak. Pack your bags and prepare for a jam-packed multi-day trip that includes canoeing and elephant bathing (no riding) in the valley of the rainforest as well as taking a longtail boat ride on the Cheow Lan Lake, visiting a cave, and jungle trekking. You’ll have the chance to get to know Khao Sok from different sides to experience its diversity to the fullest. Being at the right time at the right place, you might see blooming orchids or even the biggest flower in the world. With a bit of luck, you might see gibbon monkeys crossing your path. On your first day, explore the riverside of Khao Sok by canoe and meet some gentle elephants to play and have a bath with them. Have lunch and dinner at the Rock and Treehouse Resort and later have enough time to explore its surroundings. After an unforgettable night in one of the unique bungalows in the middle of nature, wake up for a fresh breakfast before beginning the second day, which will be spent at the barrier lake. Sightseeing by longtail boat, get the chance to easily enjoy the unique landscape. Later, join a 1-hour jungle trek with a local ranger. He’ll take you deep inside the jungle to explore untouched nature. A cave visit will also be part of the trip and, after having an authentic Thai lunch at the bamboo raft houses, you’ll have some more time to swim and relax. In the afternoon, head back to your hotel, riding again through the lush landscape of Khao Sok.

Khao Sok: Private Elephant Day Care and Bamboo Rafting

5. Khao Sok: Private Elephant Day Care and Bamboo Rafting

Start your adventure bright and early with complimentary pickup from your hotel in Phuket, Khao Lak, or Khao Sok. Enjoy the sights of local life in the southern part of Thailand as you drive to your first stop, the Khao Sok Viewpoint. Once there, delight in a unique photo opportunity with panoramic views over the national park, the home of 51 species of mammals, 300 different birds, and wild orchids.  Next, visit an elephant sanctuary and meet the friendly giants. Hear about their individual stories and how they were rescued. Learn how to make a medicinal meal for the elephants from the loving elephant carer (mahout), then bathe the elephants in a fun mud spa. Lastly, feed them from your own hands while taking some exciting new photos for your Instagram. From here, head to a local restaurant to savor a delicious southern Thai set lunch. Then, set off on your next adventure along the peaceful and lush Sok River with bamboo raft paddlers. Admire stunning views of dramatic towering mountains, and maybe catch a glimpse of the various birds, reptiles, wild orchids, and monkeys that call the area home. Take a well-deserved break on the river banks and enjoy fresh coffee made from bamboo. After your adventurous day, hop back on the van and make your last quick stop at Mea Yai waterfall before transferring back to your hotel.

Khao Sok Jungle Hike and Canoe Tour

6. Khao Sok Jungle Hike and Canoe Tour

Get back to nature at Khao Sok National Park with this combo activity. After getting picked up from your hotel in Khao Lak, make your way to the park. Stop along the way at the Khao Sok Viewpoint to admire panoramic views of the morning mist over the rainforest. Upon arrival at the park, set off on your hike through the jungle. Follow an easy 4-kilometer trail and get acquainted with the native flora and fauna along the way from your guide. Stop at a freshwater stream to freshen up and cool down before beginning the return journey. Later, sit down to a delicious traditional Thai lunch then board a canoe rowed by a professional paddler for a tour along the Sok River. Admire the breathtaking scenery along the river and stop at a riverbank for a cup of tea or coffee served in a bamboo cup that you can take home as a souvenir. Finally, visit Khao Sok View Point to capture panoramic view of the rainforest before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

'Little Amazon' and Waterfalls

7. 'Little Amazon' and Waterfalls

You'll be picked up from your hotel in Khao Lak at 7:45 AM before heading north. Enjoy some sightseeing along the way. At 8:30 AM, you'll arrive at Takuapa Morning Market and get a chance to see local life and try some Thai delicacies. Set off in a canoe rowed by the local partner's crew in the Little Amazon at 9:20 AM. Enjoy sightseeing in the swamp forest, surrounded by hundred-year-old banyan trees and mangrove forest. Reptiles and various kind of birds can be seen on the canoe trip also, so keep your eyes peeled.  At 11:30 AM, visit the Sai Rung Waterfall and freshen up with a swim before heading back to Khao Lak, returning to your hotel around midday.

Khao Lak: Sri Phang Nga Canoe and Tam Nang Waterfall Tour

8. Khao Lak: Sri Phang Nga Canoe and Tam Nang Waterfall Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel in Khao Lak, explore the Sang-Nea River by canoe and discover why it is known as the "Little Amazon." Get the chance to spot wildlife including snakes, monkeys and birds. Browse the local market of Takuapa before heading to Kuraburi. Trek the serene rainforest of Sri Phang Nga National Park and hike to the Tam Nang Waterfall to swim in the cooling pools. Snack on seasonal fresh fruits and other refreshments. Next, enjoy a delicious set menu lunch at a cozy restaurant. Return to Khao Lak, and stop at a unique coffee shop for an aromatic drink and to experience the local herbs at the hot springs along the way.

Phang Nga Bay: Longtail Boat Sightseeing Tour

9. Phang Nga Bay: Longtail Boat Sightseeing Tour

Explore the famous Phang Nga Bay in an authentic Thai longtail boat. Catch a perfect view of the region's limestone and see Ko Tapu, the James Bond Rock. Take a canoe ride to lay back and enjoy nature. Eat lunch in Koh Panyee, a sea gypsy village built overtop the water. View the fascinating landscape of the Andaman Coastline, full of substantial green mangrove forests that are habitat many animals such as lizards, snakes, monkeys, and a variety of birds. Get close to pillar-Esque limestone towers that protrude out of the blue waters. Arrive near the world-famous James Bond Island, made known for the filming of "The Man with the Golden Gun" starring Roger Moore. Spot Ko Tapu, the James Bond Rock, and take a picture of yourself as the classic 007 character. Jump into a canoe, lay back, and enjoy while your guide paddles for you. Get right next to stone formations that are hundreds of years old, caves, and majestic mangroves. Discover the village of Koh Panyee and learn of the lifestyle of the sea nomads that live there. Enjoy a traditionally made Thai lunch and take a short walk through the village to learn about the culture of the inhabitants. Find a souvenir or two to remember your experience or share it with a friend. Visit a local temple on the way back with a chance to see wild monkeys.

Khao Sok River Canoe | Half-Day Tour

10. Khao Sok River Canoe | Half-Day Tour

Don't miss out on a visit to Khao Sok National Park, one of the oldest virgin rainforests in the world. Get picked up from your accommodation in Khao Lak and drive for about an hour to reach the park. Make a stop at Khao Sok Viewpoint to enjoy a panoramic view of the rainforest covered in dense morning mist. Arrive at the Sok River and board a canoe paddled by experienced local guides. Take in views of the dense rainforest and towering limestone cliffs passing, flora and fauna that make the forest a paragon of biodiversity.  Stop along the river and have a steaming cup of coffee served in bamboo cup. Board a bus bound for a local cave temple and hang out with the wild monkeys that linger in the entrance. Afterwards, get transported back to you accommodation in Khao Lak.

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What people are saying about Khao Lak

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 177 reviews

Nothing was really missing. Lunch was great and there were more than enough soft drinks and snacks on board. The guides Martin and Jaja were totally cool and really made the tour unforgettable. Everything was well planned and everything worked out on time! A highlight of my Thailand trip.

Picked up on time. Everything done according to the program without stress. Even seen several baby sharks while diving and on the beach. Breakfast and lunch was fine.

A perfect day. The trip and getting up early were worth it. We almost had the bay to ourselves. Swimming on Bamboo Island was also nice. We enjoyed the day.

Great tour with great experiences. A lot of information. Individually responded to queries and organizational matters. More offered than expected :-)

Great tour everything was excellent from start to finish. All in one a complete tour that takes you to every place on the phi phi islands.