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

1. 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.

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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.

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Ko Lanta: Romantic Sunrise Gondola Tour at Tung Yee Peng

3. Ko Lanta: Romantic Sunrise Gondola Tour at Tung Yee Peng

Begin your day early with pickup at 5 AM from your resort. Travel to Tung Yee Peng, the local village on the east side of Koh Lanta. Hop in an ancient wooden boat and gradually cruise toward Lanta Bay. As you wait for sunrise, soak up the pure morning atmosphere. Experience the sound and light of the morning, the animals, and the sunrise. Try some meditation on the gondola and bask in the tranquility. Once the sun is up, sample some local coffee and relish a local style breakfast. Return to the jungle to experience the mangrove forest and see the macaques that live in the mangrove jungle. The tour concludes with drop-off at your resort at 9 AM.

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Koh Lanta: Old Town Sightseeing and National Park Tour

4. 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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Ko Lanta: Lanta Sightseeing and Kayaking Tour

5. Ko Lanta: Lanta Sightseeing and Kayaking Tour

Start with pickup from your resort at 9:00 AM. Travel to Lanta National Park and trek up to the viewpoint which gives you a beautiful panorama of the coastline and lighthouse. Here is a perfect spot for some photo opportunities. At 10:30 AM visit the old town, a historic and preserved part of Ko Lanta where buildings are over 100 years old. See the shops and houses which 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, 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. Enjoy the relaxing songs of the exotic birds in the trees. Do some kayaking in the river that flows the forest as you follow a nature trail. At 3:00 PM, transfer back to your resort.

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What people are saying about Ko Lanta

Nice tour to get an overview of Koh Lanta. Beaches, national park, Lanta Old Town ... everything included. Cool, funny guide who could tell a lot about the island and Thailand.

Worth every penny! Amazing experience! You can really get to know these animals and what’s more, you feel hosted thank you

Great experience. Would book it again. Unfortunately the group size could have been a bit smaller!

There were only 3 of us, so the guide was very interesting just for us and we had a great day

Very nice guide and great tour, super beautiful sunrise!