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Krabi: Tiger Temple, Hot Springs & Crystal Pool Jungle Tour

1. Krabi: Tiger Temple, Hot Springs & Crystal Pool Jungle Tour

Explore Krabi jungle and its highlights on this half-day tour with a convenient hotel transfer. Start your journey with the Emerald Pool, locally known as Sra Morakot. Walk along the rainforest trail and cool off the heat of Krabi with a swim in this freshwater pool inside the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve. Its green hue is a result of an abundance of minerals from the surroundings limestone hills. Next, visit Krabi natural hot spring and its hot stream waterfall, Klong Thom Waterfall, located in the jungle 40km south of Krabi Town. Though the falls itself is just a cascade tumbling gently but a few meters, it is unique in that the spring water that feeds it bubbles up from the earth at temperature of 40° Celsius. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Wat Tahm Suea, also known as the Tiger Cave Temple. Venture 1,200 steps up the hill for views of Krabi and its limestone rock formations.

Ko Lanta: Emerald Pool and Hot Springs Day Trip

2. Ko Lanta: Emerald Pool and Hot Springs Day Trip

Begin your day with pickup at around 8 AM from your resort, then head first to the Emerald Pool, a unique attraction on the main island of Krabi situated in the middle of a lush lowland forest rich in bio-diversity. The source of the groundwater flows through the limestone layer and settles, therefore making it look emerald green. Upon arrival, walk along the natural jungle path and admire the peaceful environment before jumping into the Emerald Pool. Have fun playing in the water, then replenish your energy with a set lunch featuring a range of Thai dishes at a local restaurant at midday. After lunch, visit the Hot Spring waterfall and spend time relaxing in the mineral-rich water. Therapeutic and soothing, the hot springs are natural ‘hot tubs’ crafted into smooth rock channeling water from deep-rooted thermal springs located in volcanic chambers. Enjoy the comfortably warm water temperature, which ranges from 40-50 degrees Celsius (104-122 degrees Fahrenheit). The mineral salts in the water are claimed to cure a range of illnesses such as rheumatism and sciatica. These jungle baths also feed into a cool stream which is perfect to cool off in after. At 3 PM, transfer back to your hotel on Ko Lanta Yai.

Krabi: Yoga, ATV, Emerald Pool & Blue Lagoon Full-Day Tour

3. Krabi: Yoga, ATV, Emerald Pool & Blue Lagoon Full-Day Tour

Start the day with a calming morning yoga session, going through the asanas and clearing your mind with a bit of meditation. After a rejuvenating class, jump on an ATV and explore Krabi’s natural landscape. After an hour of following the trails and taking in the coastal and city views, stop at a local restaurant to refuel with delicious local food. Take a moment to rest and relax before making your way to the Emerald Pool. Hidden in the middle of a lush forest, the Emerald Pool is a swimming hole known for its striking gem-coloured water. Take a dip in the cool spot before walking a few meters down to the neighboring Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon is known for its bright crystal-clear waters. While swimming isn’t allowed there, you can still get up close and take photos of the magical surroundings.

Krabi: Private Trip to Tiger Cave Temple & Waterfall

4. Krabi: Private Trip to Tiger Cave Temple & Waterfall

Visit 3 main attractions of the Krabi jungle on this private day trip. You can visit Wat Tahm Suea (the Tiger Cave Temple), Sra Morakot (the Emerald Pool), and the natural hot spring. Firstly, you can explore the Tiger Cave Temple, aptly named because of the rock outgrowth nearby resembling a tiger’s claw. The temple is known as a meditation center and its spectacular setting in the Ao Luk Thanu mountain range provides the necessary quiet atmosphere perfect for meditation. Venture 1,200 steps to the hill top for the view of Krabi and its limestone rock formations. Discover and swim in the Emerald Pool/Crystal Lagoon, a freshwater pool inside the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve. The waters of this 120-square-meter pond take on a green hue, thanks to an abundance of minerals from the surrounding limestone hills. On the final stage of your tour, you will visit the Krabi Hot Spring, located in the jungle 40 kilometers south of Krabi Town within the Klong Thom Waterfall. Though the waterfall itself is just a cascade tumbling gently all but a few meters, it is unique in that the spring water that feeds it bubbles up from the earth at temperature of more than 50 degrees celsius. It cools a bit as it flows to the cascade and you can swim in the calm stream below for a much cooler bath. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your Krabi accommodation.

Krabi: Emerald Pool, Blue Lagoon, and Tiger Cave Temple

5. Krabi: Emerald Pool, Blue Lagoon, and Tiger Cave Temple

Get picked up at your hotel on Krabi and enjoy your first stop at the stunning Emerald Pool. Beat the morning heat in the middle of a lush forest and swim in the clear blue-green waters of the mineral pool. Walk along the path to your next stop at the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy this gorgeous gem surrounded by large, overhanging trees with roots that extend across the water. Have a break for lunch at a local restaurant and then take some time to relax at the Hot Springs Waterfall. Soak in the soothing feeling of the warm water as it swirls around you. Finish off your tour with a visit to the majestic Tiger Cave Temple. Brave the walk up the stairs and be rewarded with spectacular views at the top.

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What people are saying about Emerald Pool

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 231 reviews

Overall we had a lovely jammed packed day …our guide was very very nice and accommodating even climbed the stairs to the temple with us!! English was a bit broken which made a little hard to get additional info on the locations…our driver as well was great…emerald pool was pretty crowded but not something can control.

This tour was the best! Even with a heavy rain we had an amazing time. The thermal water amazing, blue lagoon and esmerald lagoon amazing. And the tiger temple was amazing. Pam (our guide) was so sweet and took care of us exceptionally! 10 out of 10 I recommend this tour and Pam as your guide!

Really very friendly and interesting guides. In addition, the sites were magnificent and the chicken rice meal was very good. The guide offered us banana fritters! I highly recommend this visit. Very comfortable vehicle too. Thanks the team

An excursion full of surprises and intense. In particular Tiger Temple which is very physical with its 12060 steep steps to climb! But the scenery at the top is worth it. Bring a towel for wringing out, water, and shoes. I recommend

A very nice tour. Was even carried out with only 4 participants. Super