Southern Thailand and Andaman Coast
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Our most recommended Southern Thailand and Andaman Coast Canoe & Kayak Tours

  • Cheow Lan Lake & Coral Cave Tour with Kayaking

    1. Cheow Lan Lake & Coral Cave Tour with Kayaking

    Get back to nature on a day trip to Khao Sok National Park and Cheow Lan Lake. Experience one of the oldest rainforests in the world, and spend a leisurely afternoon enjoying a traditional Thai buffet and riding kayaks on the lake.  Start your adventure bright and early with pickup from your hotel at around 6:15 AM. Witness the interesting views of local life along the way to Khao Sok National Park. Upon arrival at Cheow Lan Lake, board a traditional long-tail boat and take in the beautiful panoramic views.  Enjoy a nice walk through the jungle, then hop on a bamboo raft at a hidden lagoon. Next, take an exciting cave exploration through the ancient Coral Cave, dating back 10,000 years.  At the far end of the lake, savor a delicious and authentic Thai buffet lunch at a floating restaurant — the resort with the best views of Cheow Lan Lake. After lunch, spend some free time self-paddle...

    I loved everything about this trip and it was such a breath-taking place to visit. The van that picked us up was comfortable, the boat ride was super scenic, we had staff attending to our needs, the guide was super knowledgeable about caves, lunch was delicious and the resort 500Rai was just so relaxing. I really enjoyed the trek and soon after jumping into the cool emerald water for a swim. This was the highlight of our Khao Lak trip.

  • Phuket: Water Activities at Banana Beach on Koh Hey

    2. Phuket: Water Activities at Banana Beach on Koh Hey

    Get away from the crowds of the city and enjoy some leisure time at a private island near Phuket - Banana Beach at Koh Hey. Get to Ao Chalong pier and take start the 20 minutes journey by speedboat to Banana Beach! Enjoy fun water activities in private island with the our professional staff. Try out the exciting banana boat ride with your friends, parasailing, walk on the ocean floor with sea walking, get up close to the marine life with the discover scuba diving. Spend time to relax on the beach, tanning, reading, swim or kayaking! Banana beach is ideal for a day trip with multiple of activities to choose from.

  • From Phuket: James Bond Island Excursion by Longtail Boat

    3. From Phuket: James Bond Island Excursion by Longtail Boat

    First, you will get picked up from your hotel. Start this full-day tour visiting the famous Monkey Cave of Wat Suwan Kuha. Discover the many interconnected caves in the mountain and admire the gold reclining Buddha image at the temple. Explore the magical mangrove forest of Ao Phang Nga National Park by long-tail boat. Stop at a fishing village on Pan Yee Island to enjoy a tasty lunch before seeing James Bond Island, where the blockbuster movie, The Man with the Golden Gun, was filmed. Continue to Khao Phing Kan to see the stunning limestone karst formations. Experience the area’s beauty by sea canoe, paddling around Talu Island before returning to the pier. To ensure your safety, your expert guide will paddle the canoe for you, as the waters in this area can be difficult for paddling. 

    This experience was amazing and I’d definitely recommend to anyone. Our tour guide was lovely and always willing to take pictures for you and even recommended the best spots to take these. One of the best moments of this trip had to be kayaking through the caves - an unforgettable experience and our kayak guide took some brilliant photos for us. The only downside for us was the length of the transfer in order to board the boat which was around 3 hours each way - however for the experience it’s 100% worth it.

  • Khao Sok: Full-Day Chiew Larn Lake Tour

    4. Khao Sok: Full-Day Chiew Larn Lake Tour

    Start your adventure bright and early with complimentary pickup from your hotel. Make your first stop at Rajja Prabha Dam's viewpoint for a unique photo opportunity. After that, depart on a long-tail boat ride to Chiew Larn Lake's highlight, the Khao Sam Kler limestone mountain. Next, jungle trek to Nam Ta Lu cave to see the impressive limestone formations deep inside this very large cave. Then, head to the iconic Pae 500 Rai floating resort for a delicious and Southern Thai buffet. After lunch, spend time in the heart of nature and do some birdwatching. Alternatively, kayak or swim in Chiew Larn Lake's stunning turquoise water, learn how to make a cocktail, or simply bask in the sun surrounded by greenery. The resort guarantees the best view of the lake surrounded by towering limestone cliffs and the lush jungle. After an adventurous day, hop back on the long-tail boat and cruise towa...

    The description mentions you will go in a cave but doesn’t mention you will be wading in water potentially up to neck height. The trek through the cave it almost 1km also. It was great fun! But something to consider. Where footwear you don’t mind getting wet and don’t take a big bag as the tour guide only has a small wet bag for everyone’s phones etc. Water is provided. The whole thing was just under 6miles (bike plus cave). Both your guides where fab and day was very well organised. Beware of lunch as some options are very spicey! Our tour guide Nim was so good so even took photos for you throughout the day and sent them by WhatsApp later!

  • Khao Sok: Luxury 2-Day/1-Night Lake Expedition

    5. Khao Sok: Luxury 2-Day/1-Night Lake Expedition

    Enjoy a free pickup service from your accommodations in Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak, Khao Sok, or Surat Thani  and head to Rajja Prabha Dam in Khao Sok. Be amazed by the picturesque viewpoint, which gives you a clear view of the entire national park. Depart from the pier for a scenic boat ride to Nam Ta Lu Cave and on the way stop by Chiew Larn lake's icon the Khao Sam Klur. Start your adventure with a jungle trek and cave exploration at Nam Ta Lu Cave. Climb back aboard the long tail boat and head towards Pae 500 Rai resort for a delicious and authentic Thai lunch. Check-in and spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the heart of nature. Choose from a whole range of activities such as swimming in the turquoise lake, kayaking, or learning to make cocktails, before having dinner in an exquisite atmosphere by the lake. The multi-day luxury package includes 1-night's accommodation in Pae 500...

    The mountains and the lake was fantastic! Our guide was the best! We enjoyed every minute.

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

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

    Following pick-up 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.

    An exceptional day spent on that tour. Very much enjoyed the mangrove forests and the beautiful uniqe islands on the way to James Bond Island. Also enjoyed the cheerful guide who accompanied us

  • Sea Kayaking in Ao Thalane & Optional Full-Day Hong Island

    7. Sea Kayaking in Ao Thalane & Optional Full-Day Hong Island

    About half way along the coast between Than Bok Khorani and Krabi town is a bay of mangroves that is one of the most beautiful in Thailand. Arrive at the private pier and depart to the mangrove forest area. Here, bays and canyons are like passageways. This recently discovered area is a superb setting for having an encounter with an ecosystem unlike others. This bay is known for its rich fauna. Certainly a highlight of this setting is the narrow channels which are passable during all but extremely low tide periods. Several species of Kingfishers, Little Herons and Crab-Eating Macaques are almost guaranteed sightings in the remains of a jewel of a destination, undeveloped and without being horrendously crowed. Option with Hong Island Visit: Hong Island stands out as the most beautiful island of the Andaman cost. As you approach from the sea, the towering limestone formation & crystal cle...

    It was an exciting, peaceful yet adventure packed event from start to finish. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to experience the beauty & nature of the islands.

  • Phuket: Hong by Starlight with Sea Cave Kayak & Loi Krathong

    8. Phuket: Hong by Starlight with Sea Cave Kayak & Loi Krathong

    This full-day kayak trip from Phuket starts at midday to avoid the crowds, with a convenient pickup service by luxury air-conditioned minivan from all of Phuket Island. During the boat ride you will watch a raptor show as you receive a detailed briefing about the nature and geological site of Phang Nga Bay. You will also learn how to securely enter the caves and hongs (Thai for "room").   It will then be time to start paddling on a hand-made kayak by SOTAR through limestone caves and lagoons with your highly experienced guide in the dramatic setting of Panak Island. The hand-made kayaks are specially designed for your trip. Your professional guide will paddle you and your group through the "Tidal Nape" sea caves inside Phang Nga Bay’s marine limestone karstic islands. The hidden cliff-lined lagoons are populated with macaques, water monitors, kingfishers, mud-skippers, egrets, s...

    Fantastic trip, we were an adult group of five and really enjoyed our day going into caves, being kayaked by our guide. We saw monkeys, a baby ray and a walking fish. Food was fab on the boat too. They also had plenty of soap and sanitiser

  • 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.

  • Krabi: Full-Day Sea Kayaking in Baan Bor Thor

    10. Krabi: Full-Day Sea Kayaking in Baan Bor Thor

    Experience the natural beauty of Krabi as you paddle through mangrove swamps toward ancient caves on a full-day excursion that takes you kakaying at Bor Thor, a small coastal village at the top of Phang Nga Bay, closer to Krabi, accessible by road from both locations. Limestone karsts sit close to the pier, right in the back of the mangroves. Take in the surrounding environment and admire the impressive stalactites and stalagmites, and go past towering limestone crags rising up like islands in the sky. Enjoy a sumptuous Thai meal at a restaurant with great views over the river at Ban Bo Tho. Your tour also includes a visit to the prehistoric wall paintings at Them Hua Pee Toh, famous for its ancient cave paintings.

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What people are saying about Southern Thailand and Andaman Coast

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 710 reviews

I loved everything about this trip and it was such a breath-taking place to visit. The van that picked us up was comfortable, the boat ride was super scenic, we had staff attending to our needs, the guide was super knowledgeable about caves, lunch was delicious and the resort 500Rai was just so relaxing. I really enjoyed the trek and soon after jumping into the cool emerald water for a swim. This was the highlight of our Khao Lak trip.

I really recommend this activity for a day in the national park! This is the opportunity to take advantage of it to 1000% through many activities: trekking in the jungle, bamboo rafting to visit a cave, boat to discover the park, swimming pool also to relax at the end of the day and canoe if we want it. We had a great guide Miss Pooky, who made us enjoy a great day! Thanks again !

Fantastic trip, we were an adult group of five and really enjoyed our day going into caves, being kayaked by our guide. We saw monkeys, a baby ray and a walking fish. Food was fab on the boat too. They also had plenty of soap and sanitiser

Nice morning Kayaking! Beautiful scenery and wildlife. Just be aware that if you have young children then you will be doing all the work.

Very good trip, good staff, good way to discover amazing Phang Nga bay !