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Krabi: 7 Islands Sunset Tour with BBQ Dinner and Snorkeling

Krabi: 7 Islands Sunset Tour with BBQ Dinner and Snorkeling

Enjoy an island-hopping adventure to 7 beautiful islands near Krabi on a long tail boat tour. Visit a variety of picturesque islands and enjoy a tasty BBQ dinner as you watch the magical sunset on Koh Poda. Start the 7 island sunset tour with pickup from your hotel in Krabi, or at one of several meeting points in the area. Depart by traditional longtail boat from Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang, with a short stopover at Railay Beach to pick up fellow travelers. Continue to Koh Yawasam and dive into a paradise of large shallow gardens of coral surrounded by flat sandy areas. Cruise around the chicken-shaped rock at Koh Kai. Enjoy an excellent photo opportunity at this oddly-shaped natural landmark. The next stop is at Koh Tub for some beach time or (at low tide) a walk across the spectacular sandbank that connects it to Chicken and Mor Islands nearby. Swim in the crystal-clear water at Koh Tan Ming, a small rock islet in front of Koh Poda. After plenty of exertion and activity, you will then enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner right on the beach of Koh Poda as the sun goes down. Complete the evening with a short swim amidst the bio-luminescent plankton in the surrounding ocean of Koe Raeng before returning to the pier in Ao Nang.

Krabi: Hong Islands Day Trip by Speedboat with Lunch

Krabi: Hong Islands Day Trip by Speedboat with Lunch

Get picked up by minivan from your hotel in Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Ao Nam Mao, Klong Muang and Tubkaek Beach, or by speed boat if you stay at Railay Beach. Meet the boat crew of Sea Eagle at Nopparat Thara Pier and start the trip with a cruise to the four superb islands of the Hong Island group. Set against the spectacular backdrop of Phang Nga Bay, with its countless rocky outcrops, the islands are rightly considered to be among the most beautiful in Krabi province. The first stop will be at the main island itself. The half-circle shaped Hong Island is uninhabited, except for the birds, white-faced gibbons and giant monitor lizards that can be often spotted on the main white sand beach. Enjoy a delicious lunch including seasonal fruits and refreshments at the magnificent twin bays of Koh Hong. You will have a plenty of time to take in the beauty of this superb island including the spectacular panoramic 360° viewpoint. Its interior is home to a large lagoon, where you can find yourself at one with nature. The entrance to the lagoon is through a dramatic cliff passage that should be photographed on your way out. The tour will also include at least two pretty decent snorkeling stops of 40 minutes each. The most impressive one is at Lao Lading Island, a small limestone island with high cliffs and sandy sheltered beaches. Continue to Pakbia Island for taking photos and have a swim at the impressive sandbars revealed at low tide. Cruise back to the pier in Ao Nang where the van driver will give you a safe ride to your hotel.

Phuket: One-Way Ferry Transfer to/from Koh Phi Phi

Phuket: One-Way Ferry Transfer to/from Koh Phi Phi

Take the worry out of your transfer between Koh Phi Phi and Phuket with an open ticket for any time slot available with a ferry that takes you across the Andaman Sea.  If you are in Phuket, you can access the meeting point at Rassada Habour 30 minutes before the departure or select the option to be picked up from Patong, Kata, Karon, or the Phuket City area. Sit back and relax in air-conditioned comfort and enjoy the views of Thailand's beautiful seaside. After the boat journey, get ready to begin your perfect holiday on the beautiful island. One-way ticket or roundtrip ticket are available for purschase and are open ticket for any time slot.

Phuket: James Bond Island Day Trip by Speed Boat with Lunch

Phuket: James Bond Island Day Trip by Speed Boat with Lunch

Enjoy pickup and drop-off to and from your hotel to the pier, where your journey across emerald waters and the blue ocean takes place for this day tour around the island and caves. Refresh yourself with a complementary buffet lunch. Cruise along Phang Nga Bay and stop for sightseeing at Panak Island, famous for its emerald lagoons and deep caves. Take in the scenery of stalactite formations and high limestone cliffs. Next, travel to Hong, or Talu Island and enjoy canoeing inside an ancient cave. See all the mysterious rock formations, some shaped by nature that look like animals. After a canoeing session and sightseeing, you will have the chance to visit the floating Muslim village of Panyee Island. Enjoy a buffet lunch and a walk around the village, full of friendly locals. Next, visit the iconic James Bond Island, also known as Khao Ping Kan. The unique formation of this nail-shaped island is nature's mystery and has made it the icon of Phang Nga Bay. After sightseeing on James Bond Island, explore Ice Cream Cave to see the phenomenal stalagmite and crystal formations inside. Try canoeing in the cave, full of emerald green water. Finally, you'll arrive at Lawa Island, or Naka Island (one of the islands will be chosen depending on the weather). Go for a swim, or relax on the island with free time to enjoy the ocean before heading back to the pier.

Thailand: eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

Thailand: eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Thailand hassle-free with an iPhone and Android supported eSIM. Stay connected with high-speed coverage anywhere in Thailand, or upgrade for coverage in eight additional countries, including Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Hong Kong.  Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Choose between 3 to 30 days of coverage, ranging from 1GB to 30GB options to use over your chosen duration. Alternatively, enjoy the option to receive 500MB renewed daily for 7, 14, or 30 days. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with a zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and easily purchase and activate additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. All iPhone models launched after iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Androids, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photos for eligibility.

From Phuket/Khaolak: Similan Islands Early Bird Day Trip

From Phuket/Khaolak: Similan Islands Early Bird Day Trip

Be the first to arrive at Similan Islands with our original Similan Early Bird! The boat leaves the pier at 7:00 AM, and pick-ups in Phuket start as early as 4:00 AM. It's an early start but it will be worth it if you want to beat the crowd. Set sail for an exhilarating speedboat tour to snorkel through the pristine waters of Donald Duck, Honeymoon, and Princess Bay. Relish a delightful picnic lunch by the sea at Honeymoon Bay. Opt for tour packages that offer convenient pickup and drop-off locations in Phuket or Khaolak. Your early bird journey to the Similan Islands will take off in Khaolak. Setting out early ensures that you get to Donald Duck Bay in time to hike the short trail to Sail Rock and snap those jaw-dropping photos from the viewpoint. On this tour, you'll also get two extended snorkeling breaks to explore the vibrant underwater world, with a chance to even spot a sea turtle. Your next destination will be Island no 4, where you'll enjoy your picnic lunch beside the scenic Honeymoon Bay. Follow that up with a leisurely walk through a nature trail leading to the breath-taking beach at Princess Bay. There, you'll have ample time to unwind and take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters. To cap off your day, enjoy one more snorkeling adventure at Similan Islands.

Krabi: Tiger Cave Temple, Emerald Pool and Hot Springs Tour

Krabi: Tiger Cave Temple, Emerald Pool and Hot Springs Tour

Get picked up at your hotel on Krabi and enjoy your first stop at the stunning Emerald Pool. Beat the morning heat in the middle of a lush forest and swim in the clear blue-green waters of the mineral pool. Walk along the path to your next stop at the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy this gorgeous gem surrounded by large, overhanging trees with roots that extend across the water. Have a break for lunch at a local restaurant and then take some time to relax at the Hot Springs Waterfall. Soak in the soothing feeling of the warm water as it swirls around you. Our last stop for the day is the majestic Tiger Cave Temple, called Wat Tham Seua by the locals, While the walk to the mountaintop temple may be a bit strenuous (expect a lot of stairs), the view once we reach the top is worth it. Take in the gleaming Buddha statue, see the tiger prints at the cave (hence the temple’s name), and behold spectacular views of Krabi before we make our way back to your accommodation. Enjoy a low-impact way of exploring. On this tour, you explore sustainable experiences that prioritize providing water in glass bottles and offsetting carbon emissions in every tour, reducing your environmental impact and carbon footprint.

Krabi: Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary Half-Day Tour

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.  Be 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. Receive bananas to feed to feed free-roaming elephants and learn about their individual stories. Touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while your guide tells you about their lifestyle, and behaviors.  Listen as your guide tells you about how these elephants are rescued from lives of logging or carrying people. After you have met all the elephants, join them in applying mud on the skin as a healthy sunscreen and mud treatment.  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.

Phuket: James Bond Island and Phang Nga Bay by Premium Yacht

Phuket: James Bond Island and Phang Nga Bay by Premium Yacht

Experience the epitome of luxury with this James Bond Island Tour in a luxury yacht. This meticulously crafted itinerary promises a day of opulence, exploration, and breathtaking moments in the stunning landscapes of Phang Nga Bay. Start your adventure with a pickup from your hotel lobby, ensuring a seamless transfer to Ao Por Pier. Arrive at the pier where an exquisite yacht awaits. Set sail from Ao Por Pier towards the enchanting Phang Nga Bay. Reach James Bond Island and see the iconic filming location of "The Man with the Golden Gun" and the stunning Khao Phing Kan. Immerse yourself in the cinematic beauty of the landscape. Head to Hong Island for an exhilarating canoeing experience. Your expert guides will paddle you through hidden caves and lagoons, revealing the secrets of this mesmerizing locale. Cruise along for a sumptuous dinner, complete with complimentary drinks. Capturing picturesque moments, all while witnessing the enchanting sunset reflections on the sea. After that head back to Ao Por Pier. Conclude your luxurious journey as you arrive at Ao Por Pier and are transferred back to your hotel.

Krabi: Bioluminescent Plankton, Snorkeling & Sunset Tour

Krabi: Bioluminescent Plankton, Snorkeling & Sunset Tour

If you want to see the islands but you want to avoid the crowds then this is the best tour for you! This 7 Islands sunset tour includes the famous Krabi 4 Islands Tour that includes the sand bar and snorkeling, plus a magnificent view of the sunset, dinner Bbq (100% Halal; Vegetarian option available) and see the unique bioluminescent planktons in person! The tour starts at your place of accommodation (or at the designated meeting point) and ends back to your place of accommodation. Just bring your beach towels, sunglasses, extra clothes, sunscreen and you're good to go! This sunset group tour package includes hotel transfers, Halal bbq dinner with vegetarian option available, bottled drinking water, softdrinks, snacks, mask and snorkel, travel insurance and an English-speaking guide. Note: This itinerary is subject to change and heavily dependent on weather and tide conditions (especially the sand bar, sunset and the availability of bioluminescent planktons).

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Insider Tips: Planning a trip to Krabi

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What should I do on my first trip to Krabi?

On your first trip to Krabi, be sure to visit Railay Beach. This beach is located on a peninsula and can only be reached by boat from the mainland. You can relax on the incredible beach, go rock climbing, or take boat trips to neighboring islands. One of the absolute best things to do in Krabi is a visit to the Tiger Cave Temple. This Buddhist temple is situated on a limestone hill and offers breathtaking views of the Krabi region from the top. The climb to this temple is a rewarding challenge.

What are some hidden gems to see in Krabi?

Hidden gems in Krabi include the Emerald Pool and the Hot Spring. The Emerald Pool is a natural pool with emerald green water, surrounded by lush jungle. The area is a national park and an ideal place to cool off on a hot day. It's also fantastic for photography. Nearby, you'll find the Hot Spring, a natural thermal spring where you can relax in warm, healing water. The minerals in the water are believed to have health benefits. Both places are nestled in nature and offer a relaxing environment away from the tourist crowds.

How much time should I spend in Krabi?

To fully enjoy Krabi's beautiful beaches, impressive natural wonders like the Phi Phi Islands, and the breathtaking limestone cliffs of Railay Beach, you need to stay for a week. Seven days is enough time to also immerse yourself in Thai culture, visit the Tiger Cave Temple , or explore the Krabi Town Night Market. Excursions to nearby islands like Hong Island, water sports activities like kayaking, and relaxing in the hot springs and Emerald Pools complete the Krabi experience.

What food is Krabi known for?

Krabi is a great place to enjoy traditional Thai cuisine. Local specialties include khao mok gai, a delicious dish of seasoned chicken and flavored rice, as well as khua kling, a spicy meat mixture, often made from beef or pork, prepared with various spices and herbs. Another popular element in Krabi's cuisine is curry paste with red chilis and shrimp paste, which imparts the characteristic spiciness and flavor to many dishes.

What is the best way to get around in Krabi?

One of the best ways to get around Krabi is by using shared taxis known locally as songthaews. These converted pick-up trucks offer a cost-effective transportation option and run on fixed routes, such as between Krabi Town and Ao Nang. Longtail boats are an excellent and affordable choice for exploring the coastal areas and reaching small islands like Koh Hong, Koh Poda, and Chicken Island.

What are the best months to visit Krabi?

The dry season, November to March, is the best time to visit Krabi. The temperatures are moderate, providing ideal conditions for outdoor activities and beach days. The peak season is from December to February when prices are also at their highest. Nevertheless, it's advisable to travel during the high season to enjoy the best weather and optimal conditions for exploration.

What are the best neighborhoods to visit in Krabi?

The best neighborhoods to visit in Krabi are Ao Nang and Krabi Town. Ao Nang is the perfect vacation destination in Krabi, offering numerous hotels, and is known for its lively nightlife and party scene. It is also an excellent starting point to explore the surrounding islands and beaches. Krabi Town is a great place to immerse yourself in Thai culture, visit markets, and engage in sightseeing. Here, you'll find numerous temples and cultural sites that provide insights into local ways of life and history. It's also got the best places to eat in Krabi, with many restaurants, street vendors, and markets.

What neighborhood should I stay in when I visit Krabi?

Staying in Ao Nang is a top choice for a vacation in the Krabi region. It is the most well-known tourist destination, offering a wide range of accommodations, from budget-friendly hotels to upscale resorts, catering to travelers with different budgets. Its location is perfect for those looking to explore the surrounding islands and beaches, as it serves as a major departure point for boat excursions. Additionally, there are numerous restaurants, bars, and shops nearby, ensuring that you have amenities and entertainment readily available.

What are your 4 best tips for a person traveling to Krabi?

• Explore the islands of Krabi with boat tours. A great option is the four-island tour, where you get to discover four of the best ones.

• The Krabi region, known for its stunning limestone cliffs, has a cool rock climbing scene. Some routes are suitable for beginners, and you can enjoy breathtaking views.

• If you're looking for tranquility, consider spending your vacation in Klong Muang, a relaxed and less touristy place near Krabi.

• Use Krabi as a starting point to explore the islands of the southern Andaman Sea. From Krabi, you can travel to Koh Lipe by speedboat or ferry.

What are your top 5 favorite GetYourGuide experiences in Krabi?

• Krabi: Emerald Pool, Blue Pool and Tiger Cave Temple Tour

• Krabi: 7 Islands Sunset Tour with BBQ Dinner and Snorkeling

• Krabi: Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary Half-Day Tour

• Krabi: Traditional Thai Cooking Class

• Krabi: Private Luxury Longtail Boat Island Hopping Tour

What is one thing that surprised you about Krabi?

What surprised me in Krabi was the breathtaking landscape featuring majestic limestone cliffs rising from the jungle and turquoise sea. The numerous small islands just off the coast of Krabi create a unique island paradise, perfect for exploration, and you could theoretically visit a new island every day. The dreamy beaches of Krabi, with their fine sand and crystal-clear waters, are also impressive and, in my opinion, among the most beautiful in Thailand.

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Such a good day trip to all the three spots! Tan was our guide for the tour and he was really informative and funny. I’ve saved his number for the future but I’d definitely recommend booking as it was relaxing and wasn’t at all rushed! Also the tiger cave temple is worth going at the end

Very friendly, helpful guide Tan. We had a great day visiting the hot springs, emerald pool and loved the challenge of walking up to tiger cave temple. Amazing views, worth the effort. Highly recommended.

This tour was amazing and the crew was incredible. Palm and the team were flexible with our plans and we were able to make it our own and enjoy each stop.

It was a beautiful day. We love the snorkeling the best got to do it twice. The crew was exceptionally nice and helpful with everything.

Despite the weather which was raining and overcast our guide Max and the crew made it an enjoyable experience. Would book again.