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From Krabi: Phi Phi Islands Speedboat Day Tour

From Krabi: Phi Phi Islands Speedboat Day Tour

Enjoy a full-day of relaxation on this speedboat trip to Phi Phi Islands, lapped by turquoise waters and shaded by towering limestone rocks. Scene of the blockbuster movie “The Beach,” Phi Phi is a paradise destination just 30 miles from mainland Thailand. Composed of 2 islets, Phi Phi Don is the larger, known for its fine beaches and coral formations. Tourist facilities are available along the 2 beautiful curved bays of Ton Sai and Lodalam. During the day you can visit Maya Bay, where “The Beach” was filmed, walk along some of the world's clearest water, snorkel around the beautiful Phi Phi Leh Island, and spot Viking Cave, where thousands of swallows nest, from the boat. Notable rules at Maya Bay include no swimming, no single-use plastics, using reef-safe sunscreen and no use of drones without permission. Please remember that the Maya Bay will be closed every year for 2 months during low season, usually in August and September. Discover the hidden coves at Ao Lo Samah and Phi Lee Lagoon where the limestone cliffs rise straight up from the waters and are only reachable by boat. Snorkel among the coral gardens around Koh Phi Phi Leh. Surrounded by flawless sand beaches, expect to see abundant reef fish and even the occasional leopard shark. For those who want to explore more coves, lagoons and beaches within Pileh Lagoon, book a longtail boat ride directly on site at a small extra fee. This optional activity is operated by local fishermen from the community and is not part of the tour. As we cruise onward, get ready to be dazzled by Monkey Beach. This 150-meter gem, nestled on the southwestern shore of Tonsai Bay, boasts powdery white sand lapped by emerald waters. Lush vegetation climbs the cliffs behind the beach, creating a haven for a colony of monkeys. Keep your eyes peeled – at low tide, you might spot them playfully foraging for breakfast right on the shore. While we won't be stopping at the beach itself, this glimpse of paradise is sure to be a highlight. The morning session will end on Phi Phi Don, the larger of the 2 sister islands. A rich Thai buffet lunch is served in Phi Phi Arida Restaurant. Then it is time to explore the island path of Ton Sai along the beautiful curved bays of Ton Sai and Loh Dalum Bay. In the afternoon you will have to chance to swim and snorkel at Bamboo Island, a tiny and flat island covered by lush vegetation and entirely surrounded by a strip of white sand and a reef that spreads up to 500 meters from the shore. The uninhabited paradise located 3 miles (5 km) off the northern tip of Koh Phi Phi Don provides visitors with the feeling of swimming in an aquarium.

Phuket: Phi Phi Islands and Maya Bay Day Trip with Lunch

Phuket: Phi Phi Islands and Maya Bay Day Trip with Lunch

Tour the paradisical Phi Phi Islands, and explore Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh on a guided speedboat day trip from Phuket. Dip below the waves with 3 snorkeling stops and tuck into a buffet lunch by the beach. Start your morning with hotel pickup and a complimentary coffee or tea with cookies. Hop on a speedboat, and make your way to Green Island for snorkeling while observing marine wildlife. Continue to Phi Phi Leh island, featured in iconic movies, including "The Beach." Sightsee along Maya Bay and Loh Samah Bay by boat before taking a swim in Pileh Lagoon, known for its emerald water encircled by limestone karst cliffs. Bring your camera to Viking Cave and see its bird nests. At noon, arrive at Phi Phi Don island. Here, regain your strength with a buffet lunch at a beachside restaurant. After, enjoy free time to discover this lush island with its many shops and cafes. Sightseeing Monkey Beach to catch a glimpse of the monkeys who call this beach home. Then, head to Nui Bay to swim, snorkel or soak up the sunshine. Finally, visit Khai Island and relax on its pristine shores or enjoy the water before a return transfer to your hotel.

Phi Phi: Private Longtail Boat to Maya Bay with Snorkeling

Phi Phi: Private Longtail Boat to Maya Bay with Snorkeling

See the highlights of Koh Phi Phi as you discover Bamboo Island, Maya Bay, and more on a private longtail boat tour. Swim with Bioluminescent plankton and have an unforgettable experience snorkeling around the island with the 4, 6, and 7-hour afternoon tour options. Set out to explore the best of Koh Phi Phi on your longtail boat tour. Spend 1 hour in Maya Bay, where "The Beach" was filmed. Discover this preserved area, where it is not possible to swim, but because of this, you can sometimes see baby sharks. Admire the turquoise waters of Pileh Lagoon. Choose the 7-hour option to discover Bamboo Island, a white sand beach with bright blue water. Next, go to Monkey Bay to observe crab-eating macaque monkeys from a safe distance. Swim and snorkel with harmless blacktip reef sharks at snorkel spots. Stop outside the Viking Cave to take pictures and head to Loh Sama Bay with a small islet in the center and a tiny beach at the back of a small canyon. On the afternoon tour, watch a spectacular sunset and make a snorkeling stop to float alongside colorful fish and bioluminescent plankton after dark. Pick the morning tour if you want to experience the highlights of Phi Phi without big crowds. You'll visit Maya Bay at 7AM in this case, right when it opens.

Phi Phi: Avoid The Crowds Speedboat to Maya Bay at Sunrise

Phi Phi: Avoid The Crowds Speedboat to Maya Bay at Sunrise

Enjoy delicious Thai donuts with tea or coffee at the meeting point, to join a speedboat tour at sunrise. Visit one of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand and in the world at Maya Bay. Be the first one on the beach as Maya Bay is your first stop of the day, right when it opens. Several movies have been filmed at this gorgeous location, with "The Beach" movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the most famous one. Next, head to Pileh Lagoon, the perfect spot to cool down and take a swim in the turquoise waters whilst admiring the cove-like canyon which literally cuts into the Phi Phi Leh island. Visit Monkey Bay, where multiple beaches can be found and where you will see crab-eating macaque monkeys in their natural habitat. Then, enjoy a snorkel experience and come face-to-face with blacktip reef sharks. These harmless sharks will ensure that you have an incredible snorkel experience as you discover Phi Phi's underwater paradise, one of the most beautiful in the world. Stop at Viking Cave to take pictures. Nobody knows the real story about Viking Cave, which is now used for harvesting swallow bird nests. This cave is one of the main attractions at Phi Phi Leh and although it is not allowed to go inside the cave, your tour will stop here close enough to take pictures. If you have selected the full-day option, make your way to Bamboo Island. Swim in crystal clear seawater on Bamboo Island, a tiny island where you can enjoy the beauty of a paradise island in peace.

From Phi Phi: Full-Day Sunset Long Tail Boat Tour

From Phi Phi: Full-Day Sunset Long Tail Boat Tour

Set off around the Phi Phi archipelago on a longtail boat tour. Discover the area's marvelous islands, beaches, lagoons, and bays, and round the day off in style with spectacular sunset views. Meet the local partner's staff in front of McDonald's in Tonsai Bay at 9:30 AM and make your way to the pier for a 10:30 AM departure. Set sail toward Monkey Beach, and Runtee Bay first, and enjoy time to snorkel in the sea. Next, head to Bamboo Island, a wonderful circular island filled with wild bamboo. Relax with some free time on the powdery white beach with soft sand and crystal clear water before savoring a picnic lunch right on this paradise beach. After lunch, enjoy time away from the crowds, and snorkel in the stunning waters of the southeastern tip of the island, home to an impressive abundance of marine life. Next, sail to discover the mysteries of the Viking Cave, famous for the seemingly prehistoric painting of a Viking boat on its wall. The cave was once used for the extraction of birds' nests, prized ingredients in Chinese culture for making medicinal soups believed to help with longevity. From the Viking Cave, prepare to marvel at Pi Leh Lagoon, a beautiful turquoise lagoon enclosed by towering, jagged limestone cliffs. At some spots, it even seems like the water is lit from the bottom of the sea, a spectacular sight to see. Relax and escape in the most spectacular site in the Phi Phi archipelago, and float in the crystal clear and still water of this gem of the Andaman Sea. Your next stop is Loh Samah Bay, famous for shallow still waters and a large coral reef filled with colorful fish. Snorkel here for a while, then hop back on to your longtail boat to sail toward Maya Bay. Admire the spectacular sunset views at this wonderful paradise made famous by the Leonardo Di Caprio movie, “The Beach.” At about 6:30 PM, transfer back to the pier from where you can walk to your hotel.

From Phuket: Phi Phi, Maya Bay, & Khai Islands Premium Trip

From Phuket: Phi Phi, Maya Bay, & Khai Islands Premium Trip

Dive into a day of unparalleled adventure and relaxation with this exclusive tour from Phuket. Discover the pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters of Phi Phi, Maya Bay, and Khai Islands, where every moment promises a burst of tropical wonder. Ideal for families, couples, and solo adventurers, this tour seamlessly blends exhilaration and tranquility, offering a perfect getaway amidst Thailand's coastal jewels. Start your day with a hassle-free pickup from your hotel, setting the tone for a day filled with excitement and exploration. Your first stop is the mesmerizing Maya Bay, a slice of paradise famously showcased in the movie "The Beach". Here, immerse yourself in the vibrant marine life as you snorkel under the guidance of an experienced crew. The adventure continues at Pileh Lagoon, a haven for swimming enthusiasts, followed by visiting the Viking Cave to witness ancient cave paintings and the bustling life of swallows nesting on high ledges. Experience the delight of watching the monkeys at Monkey Beach. Capture memories by photographing the resident monkeys in their natural habitat. For your safety and to avoid incidents like scratching, biting, hair-pulling, or theft, guests cannot walk on Monkey Beach. As the day progresses, savor a delectable buffet lunch at Phi Phi Don Island, where you also get to try your hand at preparing a traditional Thai papaya salad, "SOMTAM". Later, unwind at Khai Island, a perfect spot to relax on white sandy beaches and indulge in more snorkeling and swimming activities. As the day comes to an end, you'll be comfortably transported back to your hotel, bringing a close to a day filled with tropical wonders and cherished memories.

Krabi: Phi Phi Islands Speedboat Tour with Buffet Lunch

Krabi: Phi Phi Islands Speedboat Tour with Buffet Lunch

Explore the fabulous Phi Phi Islands on a speedboat tour. Marvel at the picturesque Loh Samah Bay, walk across the sands to relax on the famous Maya Bay, and enjoy crystal-clear water at the emerald Pileh Lagoon. Get picked up from your hotel in Krabi and travel to the pier to meet your crew and group for the day. Be welcomed onto the boat with a refreshing soft drink and seasonal fruits as you are briefed about the tour. Then, depart from Krabi and cruise for around 45 minutes in a speedboat across the ocean to the Phi Phi Islands. Make stops on the way at two less-frequented spots for snorkeling. Arrive at Loh Samah Bay, a famous site of Koh Phi Phi, located on the eastern side of the island's southern tip. The bay has a small islet in the center, along with a tiny beach at the back of a small canyon in its northern part. From Loh Samah Bay, walk over to Maya Bay, the famous setting of the movie "The Beach." Here, enjoy the white sand beach and take some time to walk around. Appreciate the restoration work around the bay, and respect the strict rules in place to preserve its natural beauty for the long term. Afterward, visit Pileh Lagoon, an uninhabited national park, which truly allows you to take in the natural environment. It is one of the most stunning places to visit in Thailand due to it being an enclosed lagoon with bright emerald waters encircled by towering limestone cliffs. In front of the steep and dark cliffs, there is a narrow strip of fine white sand, where you can see a small secluded beach surrounded by steep rock cliff formations that make the whole vision of the beach a beautiful memory that will last forever. Next, head to Viking Cave, an excellent way to discover one of the most profitable local industries in the past, the harvesting of swiftlet bird nests. Particularly prized in Chinese culture, these edible nests are believed to promote good health, specifically for the skin. Enjoy a delicious international buffet lunch at a beach-side restaurant on Phi Phi Don. After lunch, snorkel at a dive site with perfect coral reefs and all kinds of colorful fish. The site offers a shallow dive and is also well-known for snorkeling trips inside the bay. Then, get excited for some free time on Bamboo Island, the most northeasterly part of the islands about 5 kilometers offshore from Koh Phi Phi Don in the gorgeous blue Andaman Sea. Swim, relax, or sunbathe on the white powdery sand of an island shaped almost like a heart. Afterward, return to your speedboat and enjoy a comfortable transfer back to your hotel.

From Ao Nang: Phi Phi Islands Day Tour by Boat with Lunch

From Ao Nang: Phi Phi Islands Day Tour by Boat with Lunch

This one day speed boat group tour is perfect for those who are looking for the best and the most convenient way to experience Phi Phi and its surrounding islands in one day. You will have plenty of time to swim, relax, snorkel, eat, take photos and videos and experience Phi Phi Islands. 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 some pocket money (for shopping/buying snacks at Phi Phi Don) This one day group tour package includes hotel transfers, Halal restaurant buffet lunch with vegetarian option available, bottled drinking water, soft drinks, snacks, mask and snorkel, travel insurance and an English-speaking guide. !!!WE ALSO PROVIDE COMPLIMENTARY LIGHT SNACKS TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS BEFORE THE TOUR STARTS!!! (Juice, Coffee, Cupcakes, mini cakes, energy drinks and more.)

Krabi: Phi Phi & 4 Islands Sunset Boat Tour

Krabi: Phi Phi & 4 Islands Sunset Boat Tour

Start the trip with a pickup from your Krabi hotel. Depart by speedboat from Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang with a short stopover at Railay beach to pick up other travelers. Stop at Monkey Bay, which is surrounded by trees containing large numbers of monkeys. Take in the scenery and go snorkeling in the bay's crystal clear waters. Next, enjoy a delicious Thai buffet lunch at Arida Restaurant on Ko Phi Phi Don. Have some free time for relaxing, sunbathing, swimming, or sightseeing. Continue to Ko Phi Phi Lee with a short stop at Viking Cave. Take a photo in front of Limestone cave with wall paintings and check out a site used for harvesting bird eggs. Enjoy some more snorkeling in Pileh Lagoon as you admire the crystal clear turquoise waters surrounded by limestone cliffs. Arrive at the floating pier at Loh Samah Bay and walk across to Maya Bay. Witness a lagoon surrounded by mountains, the sea, and white powder sand beaches. This was a filming location for the movie "The Beach." Next, visit Bamboo Island and have some free time for snorkeling and swimming. Watch a romantic sunset at Tup Island or Poda Island (depending on the sea conditions) before heading back to Nopparat Thara Pier for a transfer back to your hotel.

Krabi: Phi Phi Island Sunset Maya Bay and Four Islands Tour

Krabi: Phi Phi Island Sunset Maya Bay and Four Islands Tour

It's time to return to Maya Bay to experience the iconic beach at first hand - but this time with a late departure to avoid the crowds and enjoy a spectacular sunset at Bamboo Island. Get picked up directly from your hotel lobby in Krabi by the driver of Krabi Sunset Tour and meet the boat crew at Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang. The experienced English speaking guide will explain the detailed itinerary of the trip which can be slightly adapted due to sea and weather conditions. Board the fiberglass speed boat with 28 limited seats and head over to Phi Phi Leh passing by the 4 Island group with a quick stopover at Railay Beach to pickup other guests. The first snorkel stop will be at a stunning 150 m long strip of white powdery sand fringed by emerald waters at Monkey Beach. Then head further to the jetty on Phi Phi Don around 700 m away where you will enjoy a Thai-style buffet lunch in Arida Restaurant. After lunch stroll along the promenade of Ton Sai and catch a first impression of this lovely shore. Continue to Phi Phi Lee, an uninhabited island that lies 1.5 km off the southernmost tip of Phi Phi Don. Fly by at Viking Cave where locals harvest swiftlet birds’ nests which are believed to promote good health, specifically for the skin. Viking Cave owes its name to the paintings found on the eastern and southern walls of the cave. The second snorkel stop will be in Pileh Lagoon where you can jump into the cool and swim in turquoise water with colorful fish. Finally arrive at the floating jetty at Loh Samah Bay where the boat is docked and the park rangers will check your entrance ticket. The island is part of the Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park and visitors must pay an entrance fee on the spot. Climb over the rocks to an elevated wooden trail which leads to the beach at Maya Bay. Here you can touch the white sand and dangle your feet into the turquoise water. You will have approximately one hour to enjoy on one of the most stunning locations in Thailand, and if you lucky you can witness black tip reef sharks swimming in the shallows. Notable rules at Maya Bay include no swimming, no single-use plastics, using reef-safe sunscreen and no use of drones without permission. On the way back you will make a short stop at Bamboo Island which is surrounded by a strip of white sand. Its central part is covered with lush vegetation, including casuarina and bamboo trees. The trip will also include a stop at the 4 Island group where you can watch a spectacular sunset over the Andaman Sea before returning safely to the hotel.

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