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Khao Lak Canoe & kayak tours

Our most recommended Khao Lak Canoe & kayak tours

Khao Lak: Phang Nga Bay & James Bond Island by Longtail Boat

1. Khao Lak: Phang Nga Bay & James Bond Island by Longtail Boat

Explore some of Thailand's most iconic and stunning islands on a longtail boat cruise from Khao Lak. Cruise over turquoise waters, past lush mangroves, and see the famous James Bond Island up close. Feel the salty breeze in your hair and relax under the warm tropical sun en route. After a pickup from your hotel in Khao Lak, board a traditional longtail boat and experience the mangrove forests and karst formations from a different perspective. Get up close to the limestone rocks on a short canoe trip before heading to Khao Phing Kan. Marvel at rock formations such as Tapu Island and James Bond Island, used as a film location in the movie "The Man With the Golden Gun." Continue to the floating Muslim village of Koh Panyi, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch. Next, go to Suwan Khuha Cave Temple to see the statue of the reclining Golden Buddha. Get some time to feed the resident monkeys before the return trip to Khao Lak.

Khao Sok National Park: Overnight Treehouse Trip with Meals

2. 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.

Surin Islands Snorkeling Day Trip from Phuket or Khaolak

3. Surin Islands Snorkeling Day Trip from Phuket or Khaolak

Start the trip with a convenient transfer service to Tablamu Pier for a 7:30 AM check-in. Enjoy a light breakfast with tea or coffee as you receive a briefing from your tour guide. At 8:00 AM, hop on a first-class speedboat and head for Surin Island. The first stop is for your snorkeling experience at The Nemo or Pineapple Gulf. Swim and enjoy the beautiful beach and scenic view at Twin Beach.  At 11:00 AM, visit the famous Sea Gypsy Moken Village. Visit and learn their traditional lifestyle before heading for buffet lunch at the beach on Surin National Park. After lunch, head to the enchanting Mae Yai Gulf and the Tao Gulf. Snorkel here and explore the breathtaking coral reefs before heading back to the pier to be transferred back to your accommodation with wonderful memories. 

Khao Sok Jungle Hike and Canoe Tour

4. 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 3-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 (3 kilometers). 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 a panoramic view of the rainforest before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

From Khao Lak: Private James Bond Island and Sea Canoe

5. From Khao Lak: Private James Bond Island and Sea Canoe

Experience a water-based adventure leaving from Khao Lak and travel through the majestic mangrove forest backdrop to fantastic scenic adventure, enjoy canoeing between sea caves and relaxing on a long boat. Visit James Bond Island and explore a sea gypsy village. Leave Khao Lak and move on to the mangrove forest, and try to spot local wildlife like fish and birds along the way. You will surely enjoy to travel on a comfortable sightseeing by traditional Thai longboat en route to the canoeing station and settle into your canoe for the next part of the journey. Relax as the paddler steers the canoe exploring in between sea caves, and visit the islands of Koh Ping Khan and Koh Tapu (also known as James Bond Island) for photo opportunities. Arrive at the floating sea village and enjoy a local lunch before taking some time to explore the village and meet the locals. Venture further into the village and have a chance to see how the locals live and do their daily chores. Finish the tour with a stop at the cave temple, Wat Suwan Kuha, and see its reclining Buddha and the hundreds of monkeys that live near the temple entrance that the temple is known for. Return to the tour's starting point following the temple visit.

Khao Lak: Little Amazon Canoeing, Market, & Waterfalls Tour

6. Khao Lak: Little Amazon Canoeing, Market, & Waterfalls Tour

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.

From Khao Lak: Khao Sok & Cheow Lan Lake Tour with Kayaking

7. From Khao Lak: Khao Sok & Cheow Lan Lake Tour with Kayaking

Discover the paradisaical Khao Sok National Park and explore Cheow Lan Lake by traditional long-tail boat on a tour with pickup from your hotel or address in Khao Lak. Take a dip in the lake’s emerald-green water and take in the beauty of the lush tropical forest.  After pickup, make your way to Khao Sok National Park (entry fee not included). See local life in the south along the way. Continue to Cheow Lan Lake's vast panoramic viewpoint, then head to the pier to hop aboard a traditional long-tailed boat. Be camera-ready as you visit the iconic rock formation which stabilizes the lake, referred to as the Gui Lin of Thailand. Visit Khao Sam Kloe for a photo stop and enjoy time for kayaking and swimming.  To round off your trip on the lake, head to the nearby raft houses where you can enjoy a quick visit for a refreshment. After relaxing at the raft house, return to the pier for your transfer back to your hotel.

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 Lak: Cheow Lan Lake Overnight with Elephant Day Care

10. Khao Lak: Cheow Lan Lake Overnight with Elephant Day Care

Prepare to experience the pleasures of Cheow Lan Lake. Immerse yourself in the serenity of nature, along with the towering mountain, emerald green water of the lake, and wildlife inhabiting the dam. Partake in sports and leisure adventures, and rejuvenate your body and mind. Day 1 Start your adventure bright and early with pickup from your hotel. Capture a memorable moment at a scenic viewpoint on the way and board a traditional long-tail boat upon arrival at Cheow Lan Lake. Make a photo stop at the famous Gui Lin rock formation, before joining a jungle walk, try bamboo rafting, and enjoy free time to explore Coral Cave. Afterward, delight in a buffet lunch upon arrival at your floating resort. Check in to your room and start exploring the lake by kayak. Help yourself to coffee, tea, fruit juice, and seasonal fruit as you relax by the emerald water of the lake in the afternoon. Next, visit Khao Sok Wildlife Safari by long-tail boat, before returning to the resort for a delicious buffet dinner. Day 2 Start the day early with a coffee or tea, before heading out on another adventure day. Look up and experience bird watching in the rainforest canopy by a self-paddle kayak while your guide leads the way. Head back to the resort for breakfast and get ready for the next activity. Continue your journey to Khao Sok (main land) National Park. Explore the sights of local life in the southern part of Thailand as you drive to your first stop. set off 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 sip on fresh coffee made from bamboo. From there, head to a local restaurant and create your local lunch dish on your own as your guide teaches you the traditional Thai way. Savor each bite as you discover the tastes of southern Thai delicacies. Hop back on the van and make a quick stop at Mea Yai waterfall to hear the rushing water and take in the unique scenery. After, take stunning photographs at Khao Sok Viewpoint, with panoramic views over the national park, the home of 51 species of mammals, 300 different birds, and wild orchids. At last, 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. Finally, feed them from your own hands while taking some exciting new photos for your social media page. Feel the tickle of their furry trunks on your hands as you enjoy their playful nature. Transfer back in relaxation to your hotel.

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4.7 / 5

based on 167 reviews

The excursion is definitely recommended. Our guide "Sexy Wan" was there again and was very amusing. The kayaking was beautiful and the driver was very welcoming and took lots of photos. There was still enough space on James Bond Island to take photos without people on it. We had almost imagined it to be even more touristy. The excursion to the Muslim village on stilts was also exciting. However, it was a bit difficult for us to eat there afterwards, even if it was probably unjustified. At the end we went to a temple where the monkeys running around were especially funny.

Brilliant trip from start to finish. Easy to book and communication was excellent letting me know what time pick up was. Mr Run who was our guide was absolutely impeccable and a fun knowledgeable guy. Lunch was amazing, probably the best lunch we've had in Thailand so far.

Very well organized outing, good food throughout the day from breakfast to dinner... you just need a little patience for the 2 hour drive from Kata and 1 hour 45/2 hours by boat there AND back. but the islands are well worth it.

Great experience. Our guides made sure we maximized the experience and helped take great pics to keep the memories forever.

A terrific tour from start to finish. James Bond island and the sea caves were great to see. Highly recommend.