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From Phuket/Khaolak: Similan Islands Early Bird Day Trip

1. From Phuket/Khaolak: Similan Islands Early Bird Day Trip

The early bird tour to Similan Islands will leave directly from the Yacht Haven in Phuket or Nam Kem Pier in Khaolak and takes about 1.5 hours to arrive at Island no 8. The 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 and then 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.

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Cheow Lan Lake & Coral Cave Tour with Kayaking

2. 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.

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From Phuket/Khaolak: Surin Islands Snorkeling Day Trip

3. From Phuket/Khaolak: Surin Islands Snorkeling Day Trip

Discover the Surin Islands Marine Park, which hosts a phenomenal range of flora and fauna on the land and in the sea. Start your adventure with a long snorkeling stop at Ao Mae Yai, and explore the underwater world that lives here.  After your peaceful time in the sea, have the opportunity to meet the Mokens. The islands are populated only with a group of nomadic sea people, called Moken, who normally live in the Burmese Mergui Archipelago. Enjoy a Thai lunch at the national park restaurant and take the time to enjoy the beach. Go for a swim and take in the stunning surrounding nature. In the season between January and April, you will get a chance to see the baby sharks hanging out nearby. 

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Cheow Lan Lake: 3-Day Floating Resort Luxury Experience

4. Cheow Lan Lake: 3-Day Floating Resort Luxury Experience

Experience the 500 Rai Floating Resort, where all of its rooms float on the emerald-green waters of Cheow Lan Lake. Enjoy luxurious living in the jungle and relax on your terrace overseeing the panoramic view of the lake.  Immerse yourself in the serenity of the resort’s floating infinity pool. Explore the nature of Khao Sok partake in sports, leisure, adventures, and create memories that will last on this multi-day holiday experience. Day 1: Explore the Lake, Jungle, Coral Cave, and Guilin Rocks of Thailand Start your adventure bright and early with complimentary pickup from your accommodation in Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi, Phang-Nga, Surat Thani, or Khao Sok. Alternatively, you can choose to drive yourself to 500 Rai Floating Resort. Enjoy the stunning local life views along the way. Stop to capture a memorable moment at Cheow Lan Lake viewpoint. Board a traditional long-tail boat upon arrival at the lake. Then, go for a jungle walk, bamboo rafting, and cave exploration at Coral Cave. Make a photo stop at the impressive limstone formation, Khao Sam Klur, the Guilin Rocks of Thailand. Enjoy lunch on a buffet setting upon arrival at 500Rai Floating Resort. Check in and explore the lake with your own kayak. Enjoy complimentary drinks (coffee, tea, and fruit juice) and seasonal fruit by the poolside.  Go on a Khao Sok wildlife safari by long-tail boat. Then, head back to the resort and enjoy a mouthwatering buffet dinner. Day 2: Bird-Watching Long-Tail Boat Ride and Leisure Day Start the day early with a warm beverage before heading out on another long-tail boat ride. Do some bird watching from the boat, keep your eyes peeled on the rainforest canopy. Return to the resort for breakfast. Spend the whole morning relaxing by the pool, swimming at the lake, or explore a nearby islet with your kayak. Dine at the floating resort for lunch. Spend your free time in the afternoon as you like. If you would like to explore more of Cheow Lan Lake, there are more tours offered at the resort. Finish your day with dinner at the resort. Day 3: Free Time and Departure Have beakfast and relax by the pool the whole morning. Swim in the lake or do some final exploring with your kayak. Have lunch at the resort and depart at 1:00 PM. Head towards back to your hotel.

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Surin Islands Snorkeling Day Trip from Phuket or Khaolak

5. Surin Islands Snorkeling Day Trip from Phuket or Khaolak

Start the trip with a convenient transfer service to Tablamu Pier for a 7:30 AM check-in. Enjoy a light breakfast with tea or coffee as you receive a briefing from your tour guide. At 8:00 AM, hop on a first-class speedboat and head for Surin Island. The first stop is for your snorkeling experience at The Nemo or Pineapple Gulf. Swim and enjoy the beautiful beach and scenic view at Twin Beach.  At 11:00 AM, visit the famous Sea Gypsy Moken Village. Visit and learn their traditional lifestyle before heading for buffet lunch at the beach on Surin National Park. After lunch, head to the enchanting Mae Yai Gulf and the Tao Gulf. Snorkel here and explore the breathtaking coral reefs before heading back to the pier to be transferred back to your accommodation with wonderful memories. 

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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 Panturat Cave and spot wild monkeys in their natural habitat before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

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From Phuket and Khao Lak: Phi Phi Island Tour

7. From Phuket and Khao Lak: Phi Phi Island Tour

Avoid the crowds with an early morning start on this 9-hour 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. See Loh Samah Bay and explore Viking Cave on Phi Phi Don, which is accessible only by boat. Continue to the Pileh Lagoon, surrounded by limestone mountains. Visit the hidden cove of Monkey Bay that’s home to a colony of monkeys. Enjoy an unlimited buffet lunch at a beachside restaurant, before spending some leisure time on the white sand beach at Bamboo Island. Snorkel along the coral reef 50 meters offshore or take a walk around the island.

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From Khao Lak: Full-Day Snorkeling in the Similan Islands

8. From Khao Lak: Full-Day Snorkeling in the Similan Islands

Benefit from early morning pick-up from your hotel in the Khao Lak area and depart for the beautiful Similan Islands by speedboat. Get the chance to swim and snorkel at some of the best spots in Thailand and immerse yourself in the magical marine life on your first snorkeling stop at island number 4. Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch at around midday, and then head to 2 more snorkeling stops at islands 9 and 8. Look for parrot fish, sea snakes and sea turtles in their natural habitat. Then, journey back to the Khao Lak area in the mid afternoon and get dropped off at your hotel at the end of a memorable trip.

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Khao Sok: Luxury 2-Day/1-Night Lake Expedition

9. Khao Sok: Luxury 2-Day/1-Night Lake Expedition

Enjoy a free pickup service from your accommodations in Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak, Khao Sok, or Surat Thani  and head to Rajja Prabha Dam in Khao Sok. Be amazed by the picturesque viewpoint, which gives you a clear view of the entire national park. Depart from the pier for a scenic boat ride to Nam Ta Lu Cave and on the way stop by Chiew Larn lake's icon the Khao Sam Klur. Start your adventure with a jungle trek and cave exploration at Nam Ta Lu Cave. Climb back aboard the long tail boat and head towards Pae 500 Rai resort for a delicious and authentic Thai lunch. Check-in and spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the heart of nature. Choose from a whole range of activities such as swimming in the turquoise lake, kayaking, or learning to make cocktails, before having dinner in an exquisite atmosphere by the lake. The multi-day luxury package includes 1-night's accommodation in Pae 500 Rai's deluxe room set right on the lake and 3 delicious meals. Wake up to the most beautiful sight set in the morning mist of the surrounding rainforest. Catch a glimpse of diverse wild animals in their natural habitats such as monkeys, elephants, bulls, and wild birds. Start with an early morning and go on a wildlife safari and cruise the jungle shore in a long tail boat to spot gibbons, hornbills, monkeys and other vibrant wildlife in the rainforest canopy. After your adventure, head back for a hearty breakfast before checking out and taking a boat ride back to the other side with panoramic views of the limestone mountains. Hop on your private van transfer back to your accommodation in Phuket, Krabi, or Khao Lak.

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Full-Day Temple Tour Including Dragon Cave from Khao Lak

10. Full-Day Temple Tour Including Dragon Cave from Khao Lak

Phang Nga Province is home to 3 of Thailand’s most amazing temples. The first stop on this 9-hour tour will be the Dragon Cave Temple at the site of stunning stalagmite and stalactite caves that you can explore. Continue on to the Bang Rieng Temple, situated high up on a mountain and offering breathtaking views. It features the largest pagoda in Phang Nga, and houses a Buddha relic. Enjoy an authentic Thai lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Suwan Khuha Temple, or Wat Suwan Khuha, one of the most historic of Phang Nga’s temples. It is located in a giant cave and houses a 15-meter-long reclining Buddha statue.

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What people are saying about Khao Lak

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,114 reviews

Great day, well organised and timed. You're split into groups (based on language) and given a coloured wristband to easily identify others in your group. The guide (Don), captain and his crew are all very friendly. Refreshments offered all day along with a good lunch. The island itself is beyond beautiful, with pure white beaches and ultra fine sand. Would be my number 1 recommendation to people visiting South Thailand.

I can only recommend the tour. Nice guide, she was always friendly and in a good mood, punctual and just nice. The elephants made a healthy, well-groomed and satisfied impression and had fun bathing. The visit to the beautiful and calm waterfall was the crowning glory. Excellent beautiful tour that was worth it.

Great family experience!!! Apple the shef came to puck us up from the hotel. Smiling and jumpi, full of energy strate to the market, where she explained about the local ingridients and bought some things fot the meal later. We are a family of 5 and Apple, and her sweet daughter, explained

Had an amazing time! Khao sok is beautiful, 500rai is stunning and we also really enjoyed the trek to Coral cave.

This was the highlight of our trip to Southern Thailand. Highly recommend.