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National Parks

Our most recommended Khao Lak National Parks

From Phuket Or Khao Lak: Phi Phi Islands Early Bird Tour

1. From Phuket Or Khao Lak: Phi Phi Islands Early Bird Tour

Embark on a Phi Phi Islands speedboat tour and leave the crowds behind. Visit the most famous spots of the beautiful Phi Phi islands, its pristine beaches, and landscapes, and jump into the clear waters for a swim and a snorkel. Start your tour very early in order to arrive at the islands before the regular tours. Stop at the island Phi Phi Leh, with its beautiful Maya Bay, which was made famous by the Hollywood movie The Beach, and the Phi Phi Leh Lagoon. Take time for a refreshing swimming break in the lagoon. After, continue to Phi Phi Don to climb up to the striking viewpoint. Enjoy the amazing views from the top of the island and get a glimpse of the town. Tuck into a delicious light breakfast followed by lunch later in the day and enjoy drinks aboard the speedboat. Have the opportunity to sightsee around the island to see the Viking Cave and visit the monkey beach. Make the most of two long snorkeling stops, and as a final stop head to Bamboo Island for a picnic lunch and extensive beach and swimming time. 

Khao Lak: Off-Road Jungle Full-Day Jeep Tour with Lunch

2. Khao Lak: Off-Road Jungle Full-Day Jeep Tour with Lunch

Experience the stunning landscape of Khao Lak on an off-road jungle Jeep tour. Make your way through lush greenery to discover hidden jungle treasures. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant along the way. Start your day with a canoe trip through beautiful mangrove forests and observe wildlife. Then head to a large lake for a traditional Thai lunch. After you have had your fill, the adventure begins as you explore Khao Lak National Park in your off-road Jeep vehicle. Explore the jungle on an off-road experience. Drive up to 600 meters above sea level. Take a short walk to a spectacular waterfall where you can jump in and cool off. To end the tour, visit a Buddhist temple to learn about Thai culture and how important the temple is to the locals.

'Little Amazon' and Waterfalls

3. 'Little Amazon' and Waterfalls

You'll be picked up from your hotel in Khao Lak at 7:45 AM before heading north. Enjoy some sightseeing along the way. At 8:30 AM, you'll arrive at Takuapa Morning Market and get a chance to see local life and try some Thai delicacies. Set off in a canoe rowed by the local partner's crew in the Little Amazon at 9:20 AM. Enjoy sightseeing in the swamp forest, surrounded by hundred-year-old banyan trees and mangrove forest. Reptiles and various kind of birds can be seen on the canoe trip also, so keep your eyes peeled.  At 11:30 AM, visit the Sai Rung Waterfall and freshen up with a swim before heading back to Khao Lak, returning to your hotel around midday.

Khao Lak: Sri Phang Nga Canoe and Tam Nang Waterfall Tour

4. Khao Lak: Sri Phang Nga Canoe and Tam Nang Waterfall Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel in Khao Lak, explore the Sang-Nea River by canoe and discover why it is known as the "Little Amazon." Get the chance to spot wildlife including snakes, monkeys and birds. Browse the local market of Takuapa before heading to Kuraburi. Trek the serene rainforest of Sri Phang Nga National Park and hike to the Tam Nang Waterfall to swim in the cooling pools. Snack on seasonal fresh fruits and other refreshments. Next, enjoy a delicious set menu lunch at a cozy restaurant. Return to Khao Lak, and stop at a unique coffee shop for an aromatic drink and to experience the local herbs at the hot springs along the way.

Khao Sok Jungle Hike and Canoe Tour

5. 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 Khao Sok View Point to capture panoramic view of the rainforest before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Khao Lak: Raft Expedition & Sea Turtle Conservation Center

6. Khao Lak: Raft Expedition & Sea Turtle Conservation Center

Begin your day tour with a hotel pick-up in Khao Lak between 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM, and depart for the river. Hop on a bamboo raft and float along the waters, relax and enjoy the stunningly beautiful rainforest around you as your raft is pulled by a local boatman. Visit a sea turtle conservation center working to save and increase the number of sea turtles in the region. The Royal Thai Navy plays an active role in turtle conservation and baby turtles are brought to the center, where they are nursed for 6-8 months before being released into the sea. Finish the tour with a trip to Ton Pling Waterfall, the most popular waterfall in the area. Experience the lovely atmosphere and marvel at the amazing environment surrounding you. Swim in the small ponds at the waterfall and just enjoy the relaxing ambiance, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

From Phuket or Khaolak: Similan Islands Snorkeling Day Trip

7. From Phuket or Khaolak: Similan Islands Snorkeling Day Trip

Embark on a full-day guided speedboat tour of the Similan Islands from Phuket or Khaolak. Explore the underwater world at Ba Ngu's coral bay, relax on the pristine shores of Miang Island, and enjoy a buffet lunch. Start the trip with a convenient transfer service to Love Andaman private pier at Tablamu. Enjoy a light breakfast with tea or coffee as you receive a briefing from your tour guide.  Hop on a first-class speedboat and head for the Similan Islands. The first stop is known as Donald Duck Bay or Island No. 8. Here, you can hike to the Sail-Rock to admire the amazing scenery or spend time at the sandy beach swimming and sunbathing.  Visit the first snorkeling spot of Ba Ngu Island or Island No. 9. Explore the breathtaking coral bay, the best location to see different species of fish in the colorful underwater world. Take a break and enjoy a home-cooked Thai lunch buffet at noon. Enjoy fresh fruit as you relax on Thailand's most beautiful white sand beach.  Continue to the second snorkeling spot, where it is time to find Nemo at Payu Island or Island No. 7. Sea turtles and clownfish are often sighted here. Take a rest at Miang Island or Island No. 4 and head to the gorgeous beaches of Honeymoon Bay and Princess Bay. Head back to the pier and be transferred back to your accommodation with wonderful memories. 

Khao Sok: Private Elephant Day Care and Bamboo Rafting

8. Khao Sok: Private Elephant Day Care and Bamboo Rafting

Start your adventure bright and early with complimentary pickup from your hotel in Phuket, Khao Lak, or Khao Sok. Enjoy the sights of local life in the southern part of Thailand as you drive to your first stop, the Khao Sok Viewpoint. Once there, delight in a unique photo opportunity with panoramic views over the national park, the home of 51 species of mammals, 300 different birds, and wild orchids.  Next, visit an elephant sanctuary and meet the friendly giants. Hear about their individual stories and how they were rescued. Learn how to make a medicinal meal for the elephants from the loving elephant carer (mahout), then bathe the elephants in a fun mud spa. Lastly, feed them from your own hands while taking some exciting new photos for your Instagram. From here, head to a local restaurant to savor a delicious southern Thai set lunch. Then, set off on your next adventure along the peaceful and lush Sok River with bamboo raft paddlers. Admire stunning views of dramatic towering mountains, and maybe catch a glimpse of the various birds, reptiles, wild orchids, and monkeys that call the area home. Take a well-deserved break on the river banks and enjoy fresh coffee made from bamboo. After your adventurous day, hop back on the van and make your last quick stop at Mea Yai waterfall before transferring back to your hotel.

From Phuket: Khao Lak Highlights Full-Day Tour

9. From Phuket: Khao Lak Highlights Full-Day Tour

Venture north of Phuket to Khao Lak, known for its stretches of beach and lush jungle scenery. Explore this peaceful slice of Thai paradise on a full-day tour. The first stop is the Sarasin Bridge, one of Thailand’s most beautiful and famous bridges. It connects Phuket to the province of Phang Nga and has gained renown due to the tragic Romeo and Juliet-style story associated with it. It'll be a quick stop here to view the surrounding bay and take photos of the gazebos and elevated turrets. Then, head to the Andaman View Point, where you can admire a 360-degree view of the surrounding fields, hills, and mountains. Head to the river for the bamboo rafting activity. Board a small yet sturdy raft made out of bamboo and cruise down the river, admiring the calm waters and the abundant greenery of the area. Next, you'll make your way to the Sea Turtle Conservation Center. Located across the Khao Lak National Park in the Thai navy base, learn about the efforts the navy is going to to rehabilitate the turtles. Catch a glimpse of the numerous turtles and other endangered marine life. Take an hour to have lunch and relax near the conservation center. After lunch, head to the International Tsunami Museum and discover how the effects of the 2004 tsunami greatly affected the Khao Lak area. See the Thai navy boat that was washed ashore by a massive wave. The final destination is the Lampi Waterfall. Head over to this multi-level waterfall, walk through the rainforest trail, and even take a dip in the chilly pool before making your way back to your accommodation in Phuket.

Surin Islands Snorkeling Day Trip from Phuket or Khaolak

10. 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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What people are saying about Khao Lak

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 177 reviews

Nothing was really missing. Lunch was great and there were more than enough soft drinks and snacks on board. The guides Martin and Jaja were totally cool and really made the tour unforgettable. Everything was well planned and everything worked out on time! A highlight of my Thailand trip.

Picked up on time. Everything done according to the program without stress. Even seen several baby sharks while diving and on the beach. Breakfast and lunch was fine.

A perfect day. The trip and getting up early were worth it. We almost had the bay to ourselves. Swimming on Bamboo Island was also nice. We enjoyed the day.

Great tour with great experiences. A lot of information. Individually responded to queries and organizational matters. More offered than expected :-)

Great tour everything was excellent from start to finish. All in one a complete tour that takes you to every place on the phi phi islands.