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

1. 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. 

Khao Lak: Phi Phi Islands Snorkeling Day Trip by Speedboat

2. 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.

Phuket: White Water Rafting and Waterfall Trek

3. Phuket: White Water Rafting and Waterfall Trek

Start the day with an air-conditioned transfer from your hotel to the white water rafting location. You will receive a short safety briefing and training instruction, before starting on your adventure along the Song Phraek river. After this thrilling experience, take a 30-minute ATV ride to enjoy the nature of Phang Nga Province at your own pace. Once you have finished your outdoor adventures, enjoy a lunch of traditional Thai food accompanied by fresh fruit and tea and coffee. After relaxing, take the opportunity to go for mini jungle walk to Ton Pariwat Waterfall. Enjoy your time at the waterfall, swimming and relaxing in the beautiful surroundings. To top off your day, you will learn how to make khanom khrok, a Thai pancake made from coconut milk and rice flour. Enjoy your dessert with coffee and tea. Finally, relax and enjoy the transfer service back to your hotel in Phuket where your tour will end.

From Phuket/Khaolak: Similan Islands Early Bird Day Trip

4. 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.

Cheow Lan Lake & Coral Cave Tour with Kayaking

5. 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 kayaking around the emerald lake. Relax with refreshing drinks and seasonal fruits by the pool before the return trip back to your hotel.

Khao Sok Jungle Hike and Canoe Tour

6. Khao Sok Jungle Hike and Canoe Tour

Get back to nature at Khao Sok National Park with this combo activity. After getting picked up from your hotel in Khao Lak, make your way to the park. Stop along the way at the Khao Sok Viewpoint to admire panoramic views of the morning mist over the rainforest. Upon arrival at the park, set off on your hike through the jungle. Follow an easy 4-kilometer trail and get acquainted with the native flora and fauna along the way from your guide. Stop at a freshwater stream to freshen up and cool down before beginning the return journey. Later, sit down to a delicious traditional Thai lunch then board a canoe rowed by a professional paddler for a tour along the Sok River. Admire the breathtaking scenery along the river and stop at a riverbank for a cup of tea or coffee served in a bamboo cup that you can take home as a souvenir. Finally, visit Khao Sok View Point to capture panoramic view of the rainforest before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Phuket/Khaolak: Full-Day Ethical Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

7. Phuket/Khaolak: Full-Day Ethical Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Enjoy a full-day tour to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in a small-group tour that is limited to just 10 people to ensure you get as much interaction with the elephants as possible. Start the tour with a morning pickup from your accommodation in Phuket. Take a 1-hour scenic drive, arriving at the sanctuary by around 8 AM. Meet your English-speaking guide, enjoy some snacks and learn about the history and behavior of rescued elephants. Then, trek into the jungle with your guide where you will find free-roaming elephants and hear their individual stories. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. At 11 AM, stop to enjoy a delicious spread of home-cooked Thai food for lunch. After lunch, head back into the jungle to feed the animals their dietary supplements. Learn more deeply about each elephant and what it takes to keep them healthy and happy. Once you have met all the elephants, accompany them to a nearby mud spa. Get muddy with the elephants as you apply a healthy mud treatment to their skin. Then, walk with the elephants to a nearby river and join them for a refreshing bath. Take a swim and help bathe and brush the elephants while they play in the water. At about 4 PM, take some final photos with the elephants before it is time to part ways and change into some dry clothes. Finally, eat some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits and head back to your hotel.

From Khao Lak: Khao Sok Lake Sightseeing with Kayaking

8. From Khao Lak: Khao Sok Lake Sightseeing with Kayaking

Start with pickup from your hotel in the Khao Lak region. Make your first stop at the viewpoint of Rajjaprabha Dam for a fantastic photo opportunity. Afterwards, depart on a scenic long-tail boat ride to the highlight of Chiew Larn Lake, the Khao Sam Kler limestone mountain.  Arrive at the 500 Rai floating resort for a delicious southern-Thai buffet lunch. Enjoy authentic Thai dishes and the beautiful ambience of your surroundings. After lunch, spend some time discovering the lake by paddling your kayak on the water or just chill out by the pool with your new book while sipping a cocktail, available for purchase. Get the best view of the lake surrounded by towering limestone cliffs and the lush jungle. After a relaxing day, hop back on the long-tail boat and cruise towards the other side of the lake to transfer back to your hotel.

From Phuket and Khao Lak: Phi Phi Island Guided Tour

9. From Phuket and Khao Lak: Phi Phi Island Guided Tour

Avoid the crowds with an early morning start on this speedboat trip to the Phi Phi Islands. Experience the magic of Maya Bay and enjoy snorkeling, swimming in crystal-clear waters, and discovering colorful fish at 4 different locations. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up in a van from your accommodation in Phuket and Khao Lak. Transfer to a boat and sail to Loh Samah Bay and explore Viking Cave on Phi Phi Don, which are accessible only by boat.  Continue to the Pileh Lagoon which is surrounded by unique limestone mountains. Visit the hidden cove of Monkey Bay which home to a colony of playful monkeys. Sit down to an unlimited buffet lunch at a beachside restaurant.  Have some free time to relax on the white sand beach or go for a refreshing dip at Bamboo Island. Snorkel through a coral reef that is 50 meters offshore or take a walk around the island. Return to your accommodation in Phuket and Khao Lak at the end of your tour. 

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What people are saying about Khao Lak

Highly recommend this tour! The “early bird” aspect allowed us to beat the crowds (as these destinations become packed later in the day). The destinations are absolutely stunning. Our guide Tuktuk was excellent as was the whole crew - they were very considerate in regularly making sure everyone was comfortable, being generous with distribution of drinks and snacks, and keeping things on time.

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 !!

We had the BEST tour guides for this event. Spanish and English guides made for the lost amazing time. Daniel (Italian) and his colleagues took great care of us all day. The lunch was plentiful and the views were gorgeous. Snorkeling wasn’t the best, but there were still may fish, the coral just lacked color.

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.