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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. 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 Yai: Half-Day Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Tour

2. 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.

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.    

Ko Lanta: Emerald Pool and Hot Springs Day Trip

4. 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.

Koh Lanta: Old Town Sightseeing and National Park Tour

5. Koh Lanta: Old Town Sightseeing and National Park Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Koh Lanta at 8:30 AM. Travel to Thung Yee Peng and stroll through the lush mangrove forest. Catch a glimpse of the local wild animals such as wild birds, monitor lizards and mudfish. Next visit the old town, a historic and preserved part of Koh Lanta where buildings are over 100 years old and are shophouses are still made from wood in the traditional style. After a walk through the old town with your guide, enjoy a delicious Thai set lunch at one of the local restaurants. After lunch, visit Kantiang Beach and relax on the white sands or swim in the turquoise water. Make your way to Lanta National Park and trek up to the viewpoint which gives you a beautiful panoramic of the coastline and lighthouse. Here is the perfect spot for photo opportunities before being returned to your hotel at approximately 3:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Ko Lanta Yai

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 555 reviews

The tour was amazing! Really recommend it, must do on Phuket. Stunning views, beautiful spots for snorkeling, time to take a good pics, tasty food and drinks, caring and easy going crew. Special thanks to our tour guide for keeping the good vibes all day :-)

Great value for Money PK was great The site were beautiful A highlight of our trip Only downside was maya bay and one other attraction were closed but will be back open in high season and the general plastic pollution in the see in Thailand made me sad

Tour guide and team were professional and polite. Friendly and accommodating. The sites which we went to were picturesque and awesome. Fortunately it was clear and sunny.

Staff were very friendly, especially mita who we had had on previous trip. They also gave us enough time in each location to have a look around or to swim and snorkel.

Great tour, amazing sights and helpful staff. A must when in Phuket.