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Phuket: James Bond Island Day Trip by Speedboat and Canoe

1. Phuket: James Bond Island Day Trip by Speedboat and Canoe

Following pick-up from your hotel in Phuket, climb aboard a speedboat and cruise around the limestone outcrops of Phang Nga Bay. Speed across the waves of the Andaman Sea en route to the islets of Koh Ping Gan and Koh Tapu, better known as James Bond Island after they were featured in the 007 movie "The Man with the Golden Gun." Explore the hidden caves and emerald lagoons by canoe, and step back into the prehistoric world at a landscape formed over many thousands of years. Follow your guide to the very best locations, depending on the tide. Visit the village of Koh Payee built on stilts hundreds of years ago. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch of typical food from Thailand and get the chance to interact with the locals with the help of your guide. Get a taste of paradise and go for a swim around Naka Island or Rang Island before the end of your tour.

Krabi: Traditional Thai Cooking Class

2. Krabi: Traditional Thai Cooking Class

Learn how to make your favorite Thai dishes with the help of a friendly and experienced instructor. Learn all about traditional Thai herbs and spices that make Thai food so delicious as your instructor guides you through every step of the process. You’ll be able bring back home what you learned to surprise your friends and family with the best Thai food ever. All dishes can be made vegetarian or non-spicy to suit your preference. Choose four dishes per person from the suggestions listed below: Morning cooking class (9:00 AM) • Massaman curry • Red curry chicken with vegetables • Spicy prawn soup (tom yam goong) • Lab kai (chicken mint salad) • Pad Thai • Stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts • Stir-fried sweet and sour chicken/vegetables • Fried rice with chicken/vegetables Afternoon cooking class (1:00 PM) • Spring roll • Mango sticky rice • Surry pastes • Green curry • Panang curry • Pad Thai • Chicken in coconut milk (tom kar kai) • Stir-fried chicken in Thai basil • Papaya salad (som tam) • Stir fried morning glory Late afternoon cooking class (2:00 PM) • Curry pastes • Green curry • Panang curry • Pad Thai • Papaya salad (som tam) • Chicken in coconut milk (tom kar kai) • Stir-fried chicken in Thai basil Evening cooking class (6:00 PM) • Curry pastes • Green curry • Panang curry • Pad Thai • Papaya salad (som tam) • Chicken in coconut milk (tom kar kai) • Stir-fried chicken in thai basil • Stir-fried morning glory • Mango sticky rice

Krabi: Private Sunset Boat Trip and Night Market Tour

3. Krabi: Private Sunset Boat Trip and Night Market Tour

After picking you up from your accommodation, you’ll make your way to the pier and board a long-tail boat that will take you to Khao Khanap Nam. With two imposing hills flanking the Krabi river, this cave is one of Krabi’s most famous landmarks. Settle down in the middle of the water and wait for the brilliant sunset to stretch across the horizon. Once the sun sets, you’ll head back to shore and explore a nearby night market. Wander around the many stalls, taking in the sights and sounds of vendors selling their dishes, shoppers bargaining for souvenirs, and more. You’ll also get to stop by a couple of food stalls, sampling authentic Krabi dishes while learning how they’re made. After filling yourself with tasty Thai food and doing a bit of souvenir shopping, you’ll head back to your accommodation to conclude your evening.

Krabi: Sea Cave Kayaking Tour with Nai Nang Village & Lunch

4. Krabi: Sea Cave Kayaking Tour with Nai Nang Village & Lunch

Get picked up from your hotel in Krabi by a local Thai style truck, and enjoy a scenic drive through rural villages to the rugged coastline of Ao Luk Noi in the north of Krabi. Meet your crew at Wang Toh Tao Pier near Nai Nang village, where you will undergo a short health check-up. Start kayaking into the bay of Khao Garos together with your knowledgeable local guide. Enter a maze of mangroves surrounded by natural waterways that are connected to the Andaman Sea. Admire the steep, bizarrely shaped rock formations that protrude from the mangrove forests.  Enter small passages and follow the course of the river until you reach the secret lagoon of Ao Thueak, where you can take a refreshing dip in the water. You will also visit ‘Bat Cave’, a sea cave that was formed by tectonic processes and erosion.  Return back to the pier and enjoy a typical Thai style lunch in Baan Rai Nai Suan. Then it is time to explore the local community of Nai Nang village, home to over 45 families who depend primarily on traditional small-scale fishing and farming for their livelihoods. Visit the beekeeping collective and learn about mangrove forest conservation. The village now has more than 300 beehives and produces over 400 kilos of raw, unpasteurized honey every year. You will also visit a typical goat farm. The mainly Muslim villagers raise about three to five goats per family as a source of additional income. In the surroundings, you will notice many rubber tree plantations where the locals harvest latex by slicing a groove into the bark of the tree with a hooked knife. You will get to try this form of rubber tapping yourself.

Krabi: Local Street Food Night Tour

5. Krabi: Local Street Food Night Tour

Experience the authentic street food of Krabi on a night tour. You will be picked up from your hotel at 6:00 PM and will head to the main night market of Krabi Town.  The market is held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM and is a great place to see first hand how and what the locals eat. You will have the chance to buy many exotic Thai dishes including freshly grilled giant prawns, squid, clams and oysters.  Don’t miss the opportunity to try authentic Thai desserts such as traditional coconut ice-cream served in a coconut with nuts and coconut pieces, and Kanom Ko, a soft and sweet rice-flour ball stuffed with coconut milk.  As you walk around the market, your guide will tell you food stories and teach you about Krabi’s local culture. At 9:00 PM, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Krabi: Twin Mountains & Koh Klang Local Community Tour

6. Krabi: Twin Mountains & Koh Klang Local Community Tour

Visit the famous Mud Crab and Eagle statue in Krabi Town and enjoy a great photo opportunity along the Krabi river bank. Take a longtail boat to the beautiful dense mangrove jungle at Koh Klang, meaning "Middle Island" due to its wide and breathtaking estuaries on both sides of the island. The well-preserved mangrove forest is supported by the local community ecotourism activities. Next, visit the stunning Khao Khanap Nam, the city’s unique twin limestone mountains 100 meters high which straddle the Krabi river. At Krabi River Cave there is evidence that it has been inhabited by people from prehistoric times dating back 48,000 years.  Depart from Khao Khanap Nam to Koh Klang and enjoy an authentic lunch at Bann Ma Yhing Restaurant. Learn about the local way of life in this secluded Muslim fisherman village. See the local women in beautiful handmade batik skirts crack open freshly roasted cashews. Take part in rice drip making, boat head modeling, batik painting, rubber cutting, and more.

Krabi: Best Mountains and Beaches Private Sunrise Tour

7. Krabi: Best Mountains and Beaches Private Sunrise Tour

After pickup from your hotel at 5:30 AM, you will be driven to a viewpoint on the Din Daeng Doi Mountain to experience the beautiful amber sunrise. Take stunning photos during the "golden hour", take in the fresh air and see the fog covering the mountain tops. You will then enjoy a local Thai breakfast while admiring the views. Continue to Nong Thale, a paradise beach that is hidden away from the hoards of tourists. The beach is surrounded by lush forests and tall rocky cliffs. You'll then discover the most "instagrammable" spots of Krabi, including a turquoise mangrove and a local village. You will be dropped back to your hotel at around 11:30 AM.

Krabi: 90-Minute Muay Thai Lesson

8. Krabi: 90-Minute Muay Thai Lesson

Learn the basics of Muay Thai from a professional fighter in a 90-minute fun basics class. Start with a quick warmup to stretch your muscles before the trainers demonstrate "the art of 8 limbs." Trainers will help you put on your hand wraps and gloves, then will bring out the punching and kicking pads for you to practice stamina, balance and strength in the combat sport of physical and mental strength and fitness. Punch, kick, elbow and knee away as the instructors give you guidance on the correct form and techniques. For those who have some experience with Muay Thai you can choose the Intermediate Muay Thai Training course, designed to take your skills to the next level with more advanced moves. Choose a private 1-on-1 session with a professional fighter for a more vigorous session. Gain insights on how to improve your technique and learn new strategies. Engage in some friendly sparring with your trainer and create lifelong memories. If you are a fitness fanatic, choose the conditioning program designed to push your boundaries. With a state of the art gym and plenty of circuit training programs such as an offsite bootcamp, HOOT hill sprint, hardcore circuit and animal flow.

Phuket: Day in the Islands Kayaking Adventure

9. Phuket: Day in the Islands Kayaking Adventure

You'll begin by being picked up from from anywhere on Phuket Island by luxury minivan. From there, meet your lead guide at Ao Por Pier in the north of Phuket and depart early in the morning in a long-tail boat. Circumvent north Phang Nga Bay and head to Hong Island for the first kayaking stop. There you will try hard-shell kayaking at the most spectacular spots on the planet. Your guide will provide you with basic kayaking instructions so you can paddle your own kayak, or you can alternately opt to paddle a double kayak with a guide. Continue to Koh Yao Yao Island and enjoy lunch at a local Thai restaurant, which will consist of healthy and high quality food. Afterwards, head to Panak Island for the second kayaking stop which includes the limestone caves and hidden cliff-lined lagoons, which were discovered by John Gray in 1989.

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What people are saying about Krabi

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Highly recommend this trip. Staff were super friendly and well organised. Nina was particularly good and made it great fun too. Plenty of water was provided all day. The lunch at the Muslim village was also excellent. The beaches and the caves were incredible. Fabulous experience. Only slight blot was a half hour delay to our return transfer to the hotel.

Our session at the Siam Thai Cookery School was amazing! My partner and I collectively made 10 different dishes that we got to enjoy - everything was taken care of along the way and we never felt rushed or uninformed. Pictures were taken for us and later posted to facebook and we each received a wonderful Thai cookbook as a souvenir.

We had so much fun at the cookery class. The food was absolutely delicious. We were so full going home. It was well organised and we learnt lots about Thai ingredients. I would highly recommend it. It was our favourite activity on our trip to Krabi :)

The tour was absolutely amazing! The fantastically beautiful landscape of the islands, a super nice team took care of us perfectly! The guide was excellent, spoke very good English and did an excellent job of leading the tour.

Really well organised. The crew on the boat were so friendly and helpful, and the main guy who was our guide (Doi, not Toy!) was brilliant.