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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 Lak: Elephant Safari with Lunch

2. Khao Lak: Elephant Safari with Lunch

Discover Khao Lak Safari on a full-day trip that starts with a pickup from your hotel in Phuket. Visit a waterfall, temple, turtle conservation center, and Tsunami Memorial Police Boat 813. Ride on a traditional raft and see a variety of protected animal species. Jump onboard a traditional bamboo raft passing by single jungle huts, ancient trees, and other exotic plants. Be attentive to your paddler, who will show you wild animals that sleep along the tree branches above you such as snakes, monkeys, spiders, and monitor lizards. Learn about the Queen Turtle conservation center project, located in a military area, where the turtles are protected and taken care of before being released into the wild. Relax close to a refreshing waterfall and have a delicious Thai lunch to replenish your energy. After lunch, you'll visit a traditional temple for a small introduction to Buddhism. Finally, head to the elephant camp to bathe, feed, and bond with an elephant.

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

3. 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. 

Full-Day Temple Tour Including Dragon Cave from Khao Lak

4. Full-Day Temple Tour Including Dragon Cave from Khao Lak

Phang Nga Province is home to 3 of Thailand’s most amazing temples. The first stop on this 9-hour tour will be the Dragon Cave Temple at the site of stunning stalagmite and stalactite caves that you can explore. Continue on to the Bang Rieng Temple, situated high up on a mountain and offering breathtaking views. It features the largest pagoda in Phang Nga, and houses a Buddha relic. Enjoy an authentic Thai lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Suwan Khuha Temple, or Wat Suwan Khuha, one of the most historic of Phang Nga’s temples. It is located in a giant cave and houses a 15-meter-long reclining Buddha statue.

Khao Lak: Phi Phi Islands Snorkeling Day Trip by Speedboat

5. Khao Lak: Phi Phi Islands Snorkeling Day Trip by Speedboat

Get picked up from your hotel in Khao Lak and head to the Royal Phuket Marina where you will check in and enjoy a light breakfast while listening to a short, informative briefing about your island trip. Depart from the marina and enjoy the stunning views of the majestic Andaman Sea during the 1-hour speedboat ride to the Phi Phi Islands.  Arrive at Maya Bay to sightsee and take breathtaking pictures of an island destination made popular by the 2000 movie The Beach, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Head to Pileh Lagoon and dive into turquoise waters surrounded by tall limestone cliffs. Make sure to have your cameras ready for some of the most picture-perfect scenery of the day. Enjoy snorkeling in the Andaman Sea amongst colorful and diverse tropical fishes and coral reefs. After working up an appetite, indulge in a delicious lunch buffet at a hotel restaurant right by the beach. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free lunches can be arranged separately upon request. Afterwards, go back to tanning, swimming, and snorkeling on the Bamboo Island beach. Soak in the feeling of pure paradise as you look out across the bright blue water with your toes dipped in soft, white sand. Then journey back to the marina by speedboat and enjoy a special return treat at the office where you'll meet with the driver who will transfer you to your hotel in Khao Lak.

Khao Sok National Park: Overnight Treehouse Trip with Meals

6. 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.

'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: Raft Expedition & Sea Turtle Conservation Center

8. 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.

From Phuket/Khaolak: Similan Islands Early Bird Day Trip

9. From Phuket/Khaolak: Similan Islands Early Bird Day Trip

Enjoy a speedboat tour to snorkel through crystal-clear waters in Donald Duck, Honeymoon, and Princess Bay. Stop for a delicious picnic lunch by the sea at Honeymoon bay. Choose from tour options with convenient pickup and drop-off points in Phuket or Nam Kem Pier in Khaolak. The early bird tour to Similan Islands will leave directly from the Yacht Haven in Phuket or Nam Kem Pier in Khaolak. An early departure ensures you get there early enough to enjoy Donald Duck Bay, hike up the short trail to the Sail Rock, and take those amazing pictures from the viewpoint. The tour includes two long snorkeling breaks to explore the beautiful underwater world and a chance to see a sea turtle. The next stop will be Island no 4, where you can enjoy a picnic lunch near the beach at Honeymoon Bay. Take a small walk through a nature trail to the stunning beach at Princess Bay where you have time to relax and swim in the crystal clear waters. After, there will be one more snorkeling stop either at the famous Koh Bon or Similan Island depending on the weather conditions.

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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Khao Lak

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 156 reviews

The whole experience was amazing !! The guide was very informative and friendly and the interactions with the elephants was unforgettable. From feeding them to washing them the trip was a once in a lifetime experience. I cannot recommend this trip enough and would love to return. Most importantly the elephants on this trip are well cared for and healthy !!

Those were great experiences! The 2 days cleaning/bathing with elephants, by boat on the river and lake, cave/rainforest hike and the spectacular overnight stay in the tree house were very well organized. We can only recommend the tour. Marion and Rainer

It was great! The crew was wonderful, the sights were amazing only downside was the big waves coming back from the speed boat but the captain did a good job around them.

Incredibly beautiful and the staff are just amazing! They really go out of their way to make sure you’ve had a great experience.

Our tour guide Oat was amazing. He was very friendly and engaging. Thank you for the wonderful experience.