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Phuket: Phi Phi Islands and Maya Bay Day Trip with Lunch

1. Phuket: Phi Phi Islands and Maya Bay Day Trip with Lunch

Tour the paradisical Phi Phi Islands, and explore Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh on a guided speedboat day trip from Phuket. Dip below the waves with 3 snorkeling stops and tuck into a buffet lunch by the beach. Start your morning with hotel pickup and a complimentary coffee or tea with cookies. Make your way to Green Island for snorkeling and a chance to see some marine wildlife. Continue to Phi Phi Leh island, featured in iconic movies, including "The Beach." Sightsee along Maya Bay and Loh Samah Bay by boat before taking a swim in Pileh Lagoon, known for its emerald water encircled by limestone karst cliffs. Please note that Maya Bay and Loh Samah Bay are closed from August through to the end of September for restoration. Bring your camera to Viking Cave and see its bird nests. At noon, arrive at Phi Phi Don island. Here, regain your strength with a buffet lunch at a beachside restaurant. After, enjoy free time to discover this lush island with its many shops and cafes. Stop by Monkey Beach to catch a glimpse of the monkeys who call this beach home. Then, head to Nui Bay to swim, snorkel or soak up the sunshine. Finally, visit Khai Island and relax on its pristine shores or enjoy the water before a return transfer to your hotel.

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.

Phuket: Phi Phi Tour by Speedboat & Lunch Buffet

3. Phuket: Phi Phi Tour by Speedboat & Lunch Buffet

Explore the highlights of the Phi Phi islands on this full-day speedboat tour from Phuket. Use the onboard snorkeling gear to get up close to local marine life at locations like Bamboo Island, Monkey beach, and Pileh Lagoon. Eat a scrumptious buffet lunch on Phi Phi Don. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Phuket and sit back and relax on the drive to the marina. Enjoy scenic ocean and shoreline views on the trip to Bamboo Island. Dive into the crystal clear waters or snorkel through colorful marine life. Cruise to Yong Kasem (Monkey Beach) and take some time to explore the local coral reefs. Continue past the unique rock formations at Nui Bay and Camel Rock. In the afternoon, stop at a beachside restaurant on Phi Phi Don for a delicious lunch buffet that is brimming with local flavors. Head to the island of Phi Phi Lae to visit the Viking Cave. Admire the breathtaking turquoise waters of Pileh Lagoon and swim through a natural pool that is surrounded by cliff formations. Walk through the white sands at the famous Maya Bay, which was featured in the movie "The Beach." Return to the Royal Phuket Marina at the end of your tour and transfer to your hotel.    

Speedboat Transfer between Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Lanta

4. Speedboat Transfer between Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Lanta

Travel to/from Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Lanta by speedboat across the Andaman Sea. Meet the crew at the check-in counter at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure. Easily present your voucher to the boat staff to board the boat. From Koh Phi Phi Don, the boat departs from Ton Sai Pier and makes a direct journey to the Ban Sala Dan Pier on the getaway island, Koh Lanta. From Koh Lanta, the boat departs from Ban Sala Dan Pier and makes a direct journey to Koh Phi Phi Don. Enjoy a convenient speedboat ride that takes you to/from Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Lanta. Take the worry out of your transfer arrangements and relax in the knowledge that you have insurance and emergency assistance along the way.

Ko Lanta Yai: Half-Day Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Tour

5. Ko Lanta Yai: Half-Day Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in the morning or the afternoon, depending on the option selected. Upon arrival, your English-speaking tour guide will give you an introduction to the sanctuary and the elephants. Take some bananas and offer them to the elephants. Get acquainted with your new friends before hopping into the mud pool with them. Give the elephants a relaxing mud spa. Elephants naturally soak their skin with mud as a way to protect their skin from the sun, just like humans put on sunscreen. After the fun mud spa, enjoy bathing with the elephants in the water pool. Brush off the mud and exfoliate their skin to give them a relaxing pampering. Next, learn how to prepare food and herbal medicine for elephants. The herbal medicine is a mixture of multiple nutrient sources needed by elephants to stay healthy. They are like a supplement to their diet. Enjoy relaxing and feeding the elephants their herbal medicine. This is a perfect photo opportunity. Learn how to make eco-paper from elephant dung and take back the paper as a souvenir to show your friends and family.

Koh Lanta: Adventure Sea Tour to Koh Rok and Koh Haa

6. Koh Lanta: Adventure Sea Tour to Koh Rok and Koh Haa

Get picked up either by speed boat directly from the hotel beach or by car from the lobby (depends on the location of the resort). Cruise on a modern speed boat from Koh Lanta to Koh Rok in less than 1 hour with professional skipper and knowledgeable fluent English speaking tour guide. The new and spacious boat offers both outdoor and indoor saloons, clean toilet and is equipped with the latest safety and navigational equipment. All our crew are trained in first aid and CPR. Protected as part of Mu Ko Lanta National Park, these twin islands are some of the most beautiful in Thailand’s Andaman Sea with brilliant white sand beaches, crystal turquoise waters, expansive coral reefs and metre-long land monitor lizards. The sister islands of Koh Rok consist of Koh Rok Nai (the 'inner' island which is closer to the mainland) and Koh Rok Nok (the 'outer' island). They are separated by a 250 m coral channel and much of the corals are not more than 5 metres under the surface and can be easily explored with a snorkel. We advise to bring your Go Pro or waterproof phone case to capture the amazing underwater scenes. During the trip you will make several snorkel stops around Koh Rok and enjoy a delicious Thai lunch served on Koh Rok Nai. Spend leisure time strolling on the long white sandy beaches of Ao Man Sai, Laem Thong and Sarn Chao Beach. For the more sporty of you, follow the trail leading up to Pha Samed Daeng, a viewpoint affording sweeping northern vistas to Koh Ngai and Koh Lanta. Book this tour with confidence to enjoy the best quality service you deserve on your holiday. Remember that it's only available from 15th October to 15th May every year due to the tropical monsoons and the closure of the National Park during low season.

Ko Lanta: 4 Islands Snorkelling Tour by Long Tail Boat

7. Ko Lanta: 4 Islands Snorkelling Tour by Long Tail Boat

Start with pickup from your hotel at 8:30 AM. Board the long tail boat in Koh Lanta's old town and travel first to Ko Chuek known as "Rope Island." Enjoy an opportunity to snorkel early in the morning while there are no currents and the water is amazingly clear and turquoise in color. Next sail to Koh Muk, or "Pearl Island", where the Emerald Cave is located. While in the cave, swim on the hidden beach and the lagoon, in what is the highlight of the day trip.  Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch right on the beach at Koh Ngai, a lush paradise island teeming with colorful fish along its shores. After lunch visit Koh Maa, or "Horse Island." Here you can do more snorkeling, swimming, or relax for the remainder of the afternoon before being returned to Koh Lanta.

Koh Lanta: Half-Day 3 Island and Kayaking Tour

8. Koh Lanta: Half-Day 3 Island and Kayaking Tour

After pickup from your accommodation in Ko Lanta Yai, you’ll set straight off towards the Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest to wander through the tropical landscape, replete with wildlife and lush marshland. From there, hop aboard a traditional longtail boat to Talabeng Island, where you’ll glide around the shores, gazing upwards upon the dramatic cliff faces and dense hanging vines. Afterwards, you’ll head to Kum Island, famed for its azure waters and pristine beaches. Hop out for a swim, peering through the clear sea to catch glimpses of tropical fish. Re-boarding the longtail boat, you’ll tour around the lush and untouched Aung Islands, before heading back to Talabeng to explore its sea caves via kayak. To cap things off, you’ll head to Monkey Point in the mangrove forest to get up close and personal with the area’s playful simian residents. After approximately 4 hours of sightseeing bliss, you’ll head back to your accommodation, enriched by the full gamut of the area’s natural beauty.

Koh Lanta: Phi Phi Day Trip By Speed Boat

9. Koh Lanta: Phi Phi Day Trip By Speed Boat

Start with pickup from your hotel at 8:30 AM and depart from Koh Lanta. Travel to the first stop of the tour, the island of Phi Phi Lay, the island made famous by the movie "The Beach." Then, take a relaxing stroll on the picturesque beach of Maya Bay. Make a quick stop at the Viking Cave, swim at Pileh Lagoon, Loh Moodee, and do some snorkeling at Monkey Beach. Enjoy a delicious lunch on the beach. At 1:30 PM arrive at Phi Phi Don's Shark Point for some snorkeling. Do some sightseeing on the island and walk to the beautiful viewpoint for an amazing photo opportunity. Depart at 3:00 PM from Phi Phi Don back to Lanta Island for a transfer back to your hotel.

Phuket, Phi Phi, and Koh Lanta: Speed Boat Transfer

10. Phuket, Phi Phi, and Koh Lanta: Speed Boat Transfer

Choose from a morning or afternoon transfer with hotel pickup available in Kata Beach, Karon Beach, Patong, and Phuket Town. Alternatively, opt to meet at the port for your transfer. Relax on a quick and easy ride to your destination. Get picked up from your hotel in select neighborhoods in Phuket and Lanta and transfer to the port, or meet directly at the pier. Board the speedboat either in the morning or afternoon, depending on your chosen timeslot. Sit back and relax on a fast transfer to Koh Lanta from Phuket or vice versa with a transit stop in Koh Phi Phi Don. There is no hotel drop-off so you'll have to find your own way to your hotel from the pier of your destination.

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What people are saying about Ko Lanta

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 149 reviews

I had excellent trip to Phi Phi islands with the nicest weather. Everyone no need bring water or food because the tour prepare all for everyone. Staffs very friendly, Mr. PK-my tour guide always support for me and everyone.

The trip was well planned. The last island we drove to was absolutely unnecessary. You had to buy something there to even get a lounger. But all in all it was ok.

One of the best experiences ever! PK and team were so entertaining and flexible. I joined this tour alone but left with some great friends.

Really great experience, maya bay filled with tourist and speed boats are very fast but overall great time

Great tour guides and boat crew. Really wonderful experience!