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From Krabi: Phi Phi Islands Speedboat Day Tour

1. From Krabi: Phi Phi Islands Speedboat Day Tour

Enjoy a full-day of relaxation on this speedboat trip to Phi Phi Islands, lapped by turquoise waters and shaded by towering limestone rocks. Scene of the blockbuster movie “The Beach,” Phi Phi is a paradise destination just 30 miles from mainland Thailand. Composed of 2 islets, Phi Phi Don is the larger, known for its fine beaches and coral formations. Tourist facilities are available along the 2 beautiful curved bays of Ton Sai and Lodalam. During the day you can visit Maya Bay, where “The Beach” was filmed, swim in some of the world's clearest water, snorkel at beautiful Hin Klang, and explore Viking Cave, where thousands of swallows nest. Discover the hidden coves of Phi Phi Lee, such as Phi Lee Bay, where the limestone cliffs rise straight up from the waters and are only reachable by boat. Snorkel among the coral gardens of Ao Maya and Ao Lo Sama. Surrounded by flawless sand beaches, expect to see abundant reef fish and even the occasional leopard shark. You will also visit Monkey Beach, which is located on the southwestern side of Ton Sai Bay. It is a simply stunning 150-meter-long strip of white powdery sand fringed by emerald water. During low tide, you can see a colony of monkeys having their breakfast down on the beach. The morning session will end on Phi Phi Don, the larger of the 2 sister islands. A rich Thai buffet lunch is served in the restaurant of Phi Phi Cliff Beach Resort. Then it is time to explore the island path of Ton Sai along the beautiful curved bays of Ton Sai and Loh Dalum Bay. In the afternoon you will have to chance to swim and snorkel at Bamboo Island, a tiny and flat island covered by lush vegetation and entirely surrounded by a strip of white sand and a reef that spreads up to 500 meters from the shore. The uninhabited paradise located 3 miles (5 km) off the northern tip of Koh Phi Phi Don provides visitors with the feeling of swimming in an aquarium.

Krabi: Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary Half-Day Tour

2. Krabi: Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary Half-Day Tour

Interact with majestic elephants on this day tour from Krabi to the Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary. Travel in a comfortable and airconditioned vehicle and enjoy a snack, seasonal fruit, and a drink. Learn about these incredible creatures and join them in the water.  On the day of your visit, get picked up from your accommodation and drive to Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary. There, you will be met by your English-speaking guide and learn about the history of elephants in Thailand, their behavior, what they eat, and their individual stories. After being allocated bananas to feed to the elephants, you will be able to feed free-roaming elephants and learn about their individual stories. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their stories, lifestyle, and behaviors. Most of the elephants are rescued logging or riding elephants, but they are now safe and well cared for at this no-riding sanctuary. After you have met all the elephants, watch them enjoy their mud spa and join them. The elephants apply mud on their skin as a healthy sunscreen and mud treatment. Next, walk with the elephants, bathe them, and join them in the water for a refreshing cool-off. Brush the elephants while they frolic and play in the water and watch them enjoy being pampered. Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos with them, and then it will be time to part ways and change into some dry clothes. Finally, enjoy some seasonal fresh fruits and coconut water before your transfer back to the hotel.

Krabi: Guided Kayaking Tour at Ao Thalane

3. Krabi: Guided Kayaking Tour at Ao Thalane

Explore the Krabi Province's beautiful landscapes, without damaging the environment. Learn how to use your kayak at the start of your day, with an introductory training session. Slowly cruise through the different coastal zones, and pass through mangrove forests, canyons, caves and lagoons. Choose between a morning tour or an evening tour. Observe wildlife in its natural habitat, and keep an eye out for native birds and monkeys. Travel to the Bok Korani National Park and Ao Nang, one of the most beautiful bays in Thailand. Discover the diverse ecosystem that has developed in this environment, without the crowds of tourists. 

Krabi: Traditional Thai Cooking Class

4. Krabi: Traditional Thai Cooking Class

Learn how to make your favorite Thai dishes with the help of a friendly and experienced instructor. Learn all about traditional Thai herbs and spices that make Thai food so delicious as your instructor guides you through every step of the process. You’ll be able bring back home what you learned to surprise your friends and family with the best Thai food ever. All dishes can be made vegetarian or non-spicy to suit your preference. Choose four dishes per person from the suggestions listed below: Morning cooking class (9:00 AM) • Massaman curry • Red curry chicken with vegetables • Spicy prawn soup (tom yam goong) • Lab kai (chicken mint salad) • Pad Thai • Stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts • Stir-fried sweet and sour chicken/vegetables • Fried rice with chicken/vegetables Afternoon cooking class (1:00 PM) • Spring roll • Mango sticky rice • Surry pastes • Green curry • Panang curry • Pad Thai • Chicken in coconut milk (tom kar kai) • Stir-fried chicken in Thai basil • Papaya salad (som tam) • Stir fried morning glory Late afternoon cooking class (2:00 PM) • Curry pastes • Green curry • Panang curry • Pad Thai • Papaya salad (som tam) • Chicken in coconut milk (tom kar kai) • Stir-fried chicken in Thai basil Evening cooking class (6:00 PM) • Curry pastes • Green curry • Panang curry • Pad Thai • Papaya salad (som tam) • Chicken in coconut milk (tom kar kai) • Stir-fried chicken in thai basil • Stir-fried morning glory • Mango sticky rice

Krabi: Koh Phi Phi Day Tour with Snorkeling and Thai Lunch

5. Krabi: Koh Phi Phi Day Tour with Snorkeling and Thai Lunch

Discover the Phi Phi Islands & the best snorkel of this area of Krabi, outside the commercial circuit on a full-day Semi-Private Speedboat trip with lunch included, from 10 am to 5 pm, from Ao Nang, Krabi. This tour focuses on the archipelago of Koh Phi Phi. You will be picked up in the area of Ao Nang or Railay Beach (other areas please consult) and sail to the famous archipelago, consisting of 6 islands, being the large ones Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh. One of the stops will be made in the Phi Leh Lagoon, an incredible natural lagoon with crystal clear waters, surrounded by limestone cliffs. Undoubtedly, one of the most magical places in Thailand... We will also sail to Maya Bay, an impressive natural Bay with the characteristics of the area seen in the film 'The Beach' with Leonardo DiCaprio. See the beach which has now reopened for registered guests after being closed for several years for preservation and regeneration work. We will also go to some of the best snorkelling spots in the area, these islands are located at the open sea so this is why the marine and coral life is very rich! We will discover very beautiful spots but every day we customise our itineraries, adapting them to the sea conditions, tides and the level of occupation of the beaches. We will also enjoy an exquisite Thai Buffet Lunch served on the beach with amazing views! And of course we can adapt the menu to any food restriction. Our Certified Guide will be with you during all day, explaining you some Thai culture, the history of the islands, peculiarities of this area of the South of Thailand and of course safety rules on board. The Guide will also stay with you during the snorkel sessions so that you do not lose details of the marine life that you will find. This tour tries to choose places that are not on the routes of the other tour operators in the area. Some of these places include Bida Nok, Bida Noi, and Palong. Throughout this Semi-Private Boat Tour, you will be able to experience the islands in full privacy, visiting them outside of peak hours. We organise groups of maximum 17 people, and we use comfortable and spacious speedboats. At the conclusion of your Phi Phi experience, you will be returned to your point of origin.

Railay: 4 Islands Sunset & Night Snorkel Boat Tour

6. Railay: 4 Islands Sunset & Night Snorkel Boat Tour

Discover the beautiful islands of Ao Nang, Krabi, and Railay, on this full-day semi-private long-tail boat trip. enjoy sailing through the islands with your guide and with lunch included. Head to Railay Beach, one of the most popular beaches in all of Thailand surrounded by lush jungle and huge limestone formations. Take a traditional Thai wooden boat to Poda Island, home to white-sand beaches surrounded by limestone cliffs. During the voyage, glimpse the beautiful Tup Island formed by white sand that connects to Chicken Island when the tide goes down. Marvel at the stunning sandbars and crystal clear waters. Stop on Poda Island for traditional Thai food. Sail to Koh Sii Island which is considered one of the best diving and snorkeling spots in the Ao Nang area. Dive into the waters with great visibility and see hard and soft coral. Enjoy the rich underwater life including tropical fish such as Nemo fish, butterfly fish, barracudas, puffer fish, and more. Next, go to Phranang beach and take a break for a small snack. Explore the famous Phranang Cave, famous for a large number of phallic carvings made in honor of the fertility goddess. Sit and watch one of the best sunsets in Thailand, while having a club sandwich. On the way to Ao Nang, stop for some night snorkeling and take the opportunity to swim amongst the bioluminescent plankton which is a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Your guide will be with you all day, teaching you about Thai culture, the history of the islands, peculiarities of this area, and safety rules on board. Your guide will also stay with you during the snorkel sessions so that you can learn details of the marine life that you will find. Experience the islands in privacy, visiting them outside of peak hours, in groups with a maximum of 15 people. Relax on the comfortable and spacious boats. Your guide will customize the itinerary, adapting to the sea conditions, tides, and the level of occupation of the beaches. You will return to the Ao Nang area at around 8:00 or 8:30 PM.

Krabi: Private Long Tail Boat to the 4 Islands

7. Krabi: Private Long Tail Boat to the 4 Islands

Choose from either the Early Bird Tour which departs at 5:30 AM, or the Afternoon Sunset Tour which departs at 12:30 PM.  For the Early Bird option, escape the crowds of tourists and discover the beautiful 4 Islands with no one around. Catch sight of the spectacular sunrise while you set sail to the first destination, Phra Nang Beach. Phra Nang Beach is next to Railay Beach and commands an enviable location on the tip of the bay looking out on the emerald expanse of the Andaman Sea. Discover Phra Nang Cave, which has a spirit house dedicated to the goddess of the Andaman Sea. The wooden spirit house is worshiped by the local fisherman community and offerings of wooden phallic symbols or lingams are placed throughout the cave. Add-on paddle boards are available for these options as well. At your next stop, enjoy the opportunity to snorkel in crystal clear water and maybe also witness the amazing 'Talae Waek', or 'parting sea'. At low tide, a long sandbar will emerge connecting Ko Tup to Chicken Island and Ko Mor, which allows you to walk from one island to another. In front of Chicken Island, see an island with a unique rock formation that looks like a chicken's head. Explore the area with the snorkeling equipment provided and find many tropical fish. Next, hop back on your luxury long tail boat and head towards Ko Poda, a paradise island with powder white sand and crystal clear turquoise water where you will see many sergeant and piper fish. In front of the island, you will also see the iconic limestone formation which stands tall in the middle of the ocean and offers a great photo opportunity. After this great escape to paradise, head back to Ao Nang where you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Krabi: Hong Islands Snorkeling with Lunch by Longtail Boat

8. Krabi: Hong Islands Snorkeling with Lunch by Longtail Boat

Start your hotel pick-up in Ao Nang at 8:30 AM and depart for Hong Island by longtail or speed boat. Enter the lagoon through a narrow passageway, and take in the crystal-clear waters, tropical islands and cliffs.  Visit the small islands starting with Koh Pakbia which contain impressive sandbars revealed at low tide. Afterwards, visit Koh Lahding, also known as Paradise Island which has a beautiful sandy cove. Lastly, experience Hong Island’s Bay where you can spot a giant red rock and snorkel in the clear water and see the tropical fish. Enjoy your lunch on the beach with the marvelous view. After the fulfilling day, arrive back at the pier at around 3:00 PM and be transferred back to your hotel.

Krabi: Hong Islands Day Trip by Speedboat with Lunch

9. Krabi: Hong Islands Day Trip by Speedboat with Lunch

Be picked up from your hotel in Krabi between 08:00 and 09:00 and depart for Hong Island by speedboat. Enter the lagoon through a narrow passageway, and take in the crystal clear waters, tropical islands and cliffs.  Visit the small islands starting with Koh Pakbia and Koh Rai which contain impressive sandbars revealed at low tide. Afterwards  Koh Lahding, also known as Paradise Island which has a beautiful sandy cove. Lastly, experience Daeng Island where you can spot a giant red rock and snorkel in the clear water and see the tropical fish. Enjoy your provided boxed lunch on the beach while enjoying the marvelous view. Choose to experience the area by kayak depending on the option chosen. After the fulfilling day, arrive back at the pier at around 15:00 and be transferred back to your hotel. Itinerary: • 08:00 - 09:00: Hotel pick-up  • 09:00 - 09:30: Depart from Nopparat Thara Pier • 09:30 - 10:20: Snorkel at Daeng Island • 10:20 - 10:40: Continue to Lading Island for swimming & snorkeling • 10:40 - 11:20: Stop at Pakbia & Rai Island for taking photos of the sandbar • 11:20 - 12:00: Cruise into the “secret” Hong Lagoon • 12:00 - 12:30: Enjoy lunch at the beach of Hong Island • 12:30 - 14:00: Free time for swimming, sunbathing & kayaking (if kayak option has been booked) • 14:00 - 15:00: Head back to Nopparat Thara Pier and transfer back to your hotel

Krabi: Hong Island Sunset Tour and BBQ Dinner

10. Krabi: Hong Island Sunset Tour and BBQ Dinner

Start with pickup from your hotel in Krabi Town, Klong Muang Beach, or Ao Nang Beach. Depart from Ao Nang pier by traditional longtail boat. Start exploring Hong Island with its beautiful secluded emerald lagoons and white sand beaches. See the many inlets and limestone caves on this unique and interesting island. Enjoy some time for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. Make your way to Lading Island for some fantastic snorkeling opportunities or simply relax on the beach. See a wide array of tropical fish and other marine animals. Then, arrive at Pakbia Island to enjoy a sunset BBQ dinner on the beach. 

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What people are saying about Ao Nang

It was great. Hotel pick up was early and our guides Nim and Nun were excellent. There was just a bit of a 'huh? wtf?' moment when we're about to be transferred back to our respective hotels. There was one driver who refused to let other passengers in his huge van and took only 1 passenger, leaving the rest of us, including our guides, totally dumbfounded as to why he did that. In the middle of drizzling rain and darkness settling in we waited for more than 30 minutes for the new van to pick us up. I hope this feedback reaches that driver.

Everything was great!! From the hotel pick up, shuttle to the boat, tour on the boat and explanations from the crew, fruit, water and lunch were great and definitely recommendable

It was an excelent experience, the staff was incredible and obvious that they love the elephants. It was a plesure to meet them

The tour guide was great! Was very informative and went above and beyond. Definitely exceeded my expectations!

Pleasant day with a friendly and very attentive guide! One of my best experiences in Thailand!