Bespoke Holidays to Khao Lak Trips Thailand. Listed below is a selection of our chosen Trips that can be found at this destination.
Phang Nga Bay Day Cruise from Khao Lak Including Buffet Lunch
With only two places in the world like this, its quite special. Our well designed route offers an excellent opportunity to see the most beautiful highlights in an epic landscape of limestone pillars, tiny islands, hidden caves, lagoons, where we do beach stop and swim stop from the boat. Relax on the sun deck while we pass limestone karsts rising up 300 m from the emerald green waters that is dotted with islets.A truly magnificent landscape where there is loads of wildlife to look out for including monkeys, monitor lizards, the rare hornbill, kingfisher birds and the flying fish to mention few. The best way to explore the bay is on a modern comfortable boat with wonderful atmosphere.
Our transport will pick you up at your hotel and bring you to the boat approximately 1 – 1.5 hour drive. We will depart around 10am when all other boats is heading north in the bay, we are one of few (if not the only one) that is cruising to the Krabi province where we spend the first half of our day before getting back to Phuket province again. It takes 10 minutes and you will see the most amazing landscape opens up in front of us, vertical karst formations that appear and then fade as we cruise on.
When we pass the islands of “Koh Yao”, we see the most interesting glimpses into rural life, rice fields where families are busy transplanting the young rice plants to the growing fields, coconut and rubber tree plantations where the water buffalo flank along the beach. The local fishing in their small boats trowing as we pass by we see them getting ready to finish off their days work. A more peaceful life style is hard to find.
The lagoon of Koh Hong Island, Krabi – our beach stop for the day, we spend few hours on the beach or in the sea, or why not join us for a short jungle walk in to the amazing rain forest jungle where we are surrounded with 300 m huge limestone walls, here we give the story that changes thousands of people life.
A Thai buffet is served around 1pm on board while we continue our route back to Phuket province between islands, huge as tiny, discover small hidden beaches and lagoons where our next stop will be to say “hello” to the family that’s lives in of the caves without facilities, electricity or water. We listen to their story how they support them self’s before we reach our swim stop from our boat, or the excitement of jumping from our sundeck.
We continue cruising in a truly magnificent landscape where the scenery takes your breath away! We stop for another swim or simply just relax on the sun deck, in the shade in our cosy launching areas and prepare yourself for freshly made pancake with banana and chocolate souse.
At 5.30pm, we will be back at pier where our vans is waiting to taking you back to be at your hotel around 7pm.
Trip Code: D-209F-T101
Depart From: Khao Lak
Duration: 7 Hours
Type: Group Sights
Half Day Bamboo Rafting Tour from Khao Lak
A half day trip in Khao Lak offers you a peaceful bamboo raft tour down a stream. After a 20-minute drive we pull into a stream called “Kiang Koo”. Enjoy green scenery along the trail while rafting down a stream. Reptiles and birds can be seen and fruit and soft drink is served at the end of the trail. We visit an educational Sea Turtle Conservation Center, located inside the Navy Base. This project is to save and increase the number of sea turtles in the region. Just a short ride away we visit Ton Pling Waterfall to freshen up. This half-day tour is for all ages.
08:30 Pick up from your hotel in Khao Lak and drive south. It takes 20 minutes from Khao Lak to arrive to Kiang Koo Creek. Our guide informs and advises before setting off rafting. We provide life vest and bottle of water. Prepare your outfit and change to be ready to get wet. The bamboo rafting rowed by professional rower. Enjoy sightseeing along the trail. At the end of the trail just simply relax, we will serve you soft drink and fruit. Then board a coach to visit Sea Turtle Conservation Center, just 10 minutes drive away. The Royal Thai Navy has an active role in the turtle conservation program. The turtle babies are brought to the Navy’s turtle protection centre where they are nursed for another six to eight months before being released into the sea.
Get on board and drive away to freshen up at waterfall before returning to your hotel at about noon.
Trip Code: D-209F-T201
Depart From: Khao Lak
Duration: 3 Hours
Type: Group Sights
Phang Nga Bay Snorkeling, Kayaking and Speedboat Tour
Immerse yourself in the legendary beauty of Ao Phang Nga National Park, known for its striking limestone karst formations, picturesque beaches, and Hollywood history. This small-group (15 passengers maximum), 10-hour trip from Khao lak takes you kayaking at islands of Phang Nga Bay with a guide and boat crew. Snorkeling at Khai Island, Paddle to the lagoons and caves of Hong and Panak islands, and enjoy a buffet lunch, snacks, and beverages.
After pickup from your hotel in Khao lak by minibus, you’re transferred to the pier to depart for Ao Phang Nga National Park. You will be briefed on safety aspects of the tour
Khai Island – The first stop will be at Khai Island which is located 15 minutes away from pier. Staff will provide the snorkeling equipment for you then you will be able to relax on the island for one hour
Panak Island – On arrival at Panak island, where youll have the opportunity to kayak through the caves and visit the internal lagoons. You’ll be inside the lagoons for approximately 40 minutes, and during this time your tour guides will provide interesting information about the mangrove forests and wildlife of the island, including walking fish, fiddler crabs, and horn bills. Your experienced tour guides have an intimate knowledge of Phang Nga bay, allowing them to guide you to the inlets, collapsed cave systems, and preserved sites throughout your island day tour.
Hong Island – After spending 40 minutes exploring beautiful Panak Island, you will be asked to return to the main boat to take a short 20 minute journey to Hong Island, considered to be amongst the most beautiful islands in the Krabi province. Upon arrival at Hong Island you’ll get back into your individual kayaks and spend around 40 minutes exploring this fascinating island, where you’ll take in the stunning natural rock formations, including solitary limestone peaks both in the sea and on land. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the caves, which contain stalagmites and stalactites, as well as observing the local wildlife.
A freshly prepared and cooked buffet lunch will be served at the Floating Muslim village.
James Bond Island – There is about 25 minutes for you and your guide to kayak to one of the most enduring natural landmarks as one of the most famous parts of the Phang Nga National Park, the islands limestone tower karst were featured as the location of James Bonds nemesis, Francisco Scaramanga, in the 1974 film, The Man With The Golden Gun. The island of Koh Tapu is one of the main attractions of our Phuket James Bond island tour. It is a natural limestone structure which rises up from the ocean and stands at 40 metres tall. These land masses were then eroded by water and wind into the islands seen today. Both Koh Tapu and Khao Ping Gan feature lush vegetation and steep shores, as well as two sandy beaches in the southwest between Ping Gan island, also known as leaning rock.
Rangyai Island – You’ll return to the main boat again to make your way to the last stop where you’ll have the opportunity to swim in warm waters or relax on a golden, sandy beach Phang Nga bay and Ao Phang Nga National Park. You will make memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Trip Code: D-209F-T202
Depart From: Khao Lak
Duration: 10 Hours
Type: Group Sights
Other: Kayak and Speedboat
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