From Khao Lak: Full-Day Snorkeling in the Similan Islands
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 11 hours
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The arrangement was a bit unorganized as we were being told 2 different pick up times and 2 different prices for round trip transfer. Via email I was being told one thing and last minute via phone through hotel reception I was being told another. All n all it worked out and we were picked up at the time that was told over the phone for the original price mentioned. Our guide was kind of hard to understand but the trip was pretty amazing. We went to one island and got to canoe around it with a different guide at the wheel then we went to JB island afterwards heading to a floating village to have lunch and then to a cave temple work monkeys everywhere.
We were picked up from our hotel just outside Khao Lak at 7am. The journey to the pier where we picked up our long tail boat was about an hour which was just right and it was a local village pier, not the crowded main pier. Other tours we’ve done have involved far too much driving for our liking! The tour was fantastic and the guide was very informative. I liked this tour mainly because it involved different things throughout the day, with none of the component parts lasting too long. I can highly recommend this tour to anyone, you won’t be disappointed.
The place it’s self is absolutely stunning but getting there was bad the taxi was an hour and half late for us so that meant that we missed breakfast and also some of the trips! There didn’t seem to be much organisation... BUT the staff at Rai 500 upgraded our room for free and also let us check in early and gave us plenty to eat and drink and also took us out on our own trips but we did still miss some. But overall turned out to be a lovely trip
I loved everything about this trip and it was such a breath-taking place to visit. The van that picked us up was comfortable, the boat ride was super scenic, we had staff attending to our needs, the guide was super knowledgeable about caves, lunch was delicious and the resort 500Rai was just so relaxing. I really enjoyed the trek and soon after jumping into the cool emerald water for a swim. This was the highlight of our Khao Lak trip.
We had amazing guide (Nim) who spoke in English very well and could explain all the things about the park and all the activities etc. Very helpful and really nice person. We were 5 friends and all of us were very satisfied with this experience. We even manage to see a snake on the way to the cave. If you like outdoors then this is a very perfect way to spend one day taking this adventure/experience.