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Some of the best days out Khao Lak has to offer


After over 10 years working in the Khao Lak tourism industry, we have put together a list of of the best day trips Khao Lak has to offer!! 


We choose only the best companies to take on as partners. Our partners are chosen due to our experience of working with them and their reputations. It is important to us that we can help our customers enjoy thier hoildays.
 

Seaside Elephant Retreat
Our partners full commitment to the ethical treatment of Thailand's elephants is clearly represented at their Seaside Elephant Retreat. It is the only camp in Khao Lak that full supports the 'NO RIDING' concept so that visitors are able to experience the gentle giants in peace and harmony.

​The Seaside Retreat is neslted not far from the Khao Lak National Park with a splendid view over the Andaman Sea. Here you can spend some quality time bathing with the elephants in a beautiful lagoon. 

Full Day and Half Day  trips are available.
Half Day Trip

  • Arrive at the retreat and spend some time feeding the elephants and learning how they are cared for.
  • ​Bathe with the elephants in the river.
  • ​Visit the Sea Turtle Conservation Area.
  • ​Enjoy a Thai Lunch in a beautiful local herb garden

Adult   - 2,200 Baht/person
Child - 1,100 Baht/person
(4-12 years)


Full Day Trip

  • Arrive at the retreat and spend some time feeding the elephants and learning how they are cared for.
  • ​Bathe with the elephants in the river.
  • ​Help to plant new mangrove trees.
  • ​Lunch in a beautiful local herb garden.
  • ​Bamboo rafting down a local river.
  • ​Visit the Sea Turtle conservation Center

Includes

  • Round Trip Transfers
  • ​Trips as listed
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Guide

Please Bring

  • Sun Cream
  • Sun Hat
  • Dry Clothes
  • Camera
  • Mosquito Spray
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel/Sarong
  • Personal Snacks
  • ​Personal Spending Money
Adult   - 3,200 Baht/person
Child - 1,600 Baht/person
(4-12 years)


This trip is operated by...
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Minimum​ 4 people, maximum 12 people 

​German speaking guide also available.
Khao Sok Safari
Khao Sok National Park is the biggest rain forest in South Thailand. It is about an hours drive from Khao Lak to the most popular excursion year after year. This destination is always guaranteed to amaze with lots of activities including guided bamboo rafting. The breathtaking scenery includes many dramatic limestone cliffs that rise out of the lush green rainforest. Absolutely stunning! Start a relaxing Bamboo Raft trip along the river to see the many limestone mountains, spectacular rock formations, caves, and a diverse range of flora and fauna.
Example Itinerary

  • Have a brief stop at Takuapa local market.
  • Enjoy the view at the Khao Sok Viewpoint.
  • ​Drift down the Sok River on hand-made bamboo rafts.
  • ​Relax with a delicious lunch, searved on the riverbank.
  • Feed and bathe the elephants.
  • ​Visit the monkey temple.
  • ​Stop on the way back for a local style coffee break.

Adult   - 2,900 Baht/person
Child - 1,450 Baht/person
(4-12 years)


Includes

  • Round Trip Transfers
  • ​Trips as listed
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Guide

Please Bring

  • Sun Cream
  • Sun Hat
  • Dry Clothes
  • Camera
  • Mosquito Spray
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel/Sarong
  • Personal Snacks
  • ​Personal Spending Money
To check availability and make a booking...
Contact Us
Minimum​ 4 people, maximum 12 people 

​German speaking guide also available.
This trip is operated by...
Lake Adventure
Be prepared for the awe inspiring beauty of Cheow Lan Lake. This diverse rainforest ecosystem is truly one of Thailand’s wonders. Massive limestone cliffs overgrown with lush evergreen rainforest set the scene for you to enjoy the views from a traditional Thai longtail boat. See the magnificent mountains and have a chance to explore the caves. Lunch is served at a floating bamboo raft restaurant on the lake.
Example Itinerary

  • Arrive at Cheow Lan Lake and take a sightseeing trip by long-tail boat.
  • ​Walk through the jungle to the Pakarang Cave.
  • ​Explore the natural beauty of the rock formations by bamboo raft.
  • Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch at the floating restaurant.
  • ​Kayak and swim in the lake, surrounded by jungle and limestone mountains.
  • ​Stop at the local market on the way back to Khao Lak

Adult   - 3,500 Baht/person
Child - 2,500 Baht/person
​(4-12 years)


Includes

  • Round Trip Transfers
  • ​Trips as listed
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Guide
  • ​National Park Fees

Please Bring

  • Sun Cream
  • Sun Hat
  • Dry Clothes
  • Camera
  • Mosquito Spray
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel/Sarong
  • Personal Snacks
  • ​Personal Spending Money
To check availability and make a booking...
Contact Us
Minimum​ 4 people, maximum 12 people 


This trip is operated by...
White Water Rafting, ATV & Flying Fox
If you are seeking a day filled with excitement and fun, then this one is for you. The day starts with white water rafting followed by a visit to Tone Pariwat Sanctuary Station, a beautiful place abundant with flora and fauna. Zip line through the jungle canopy on the “Flying Fox”! The pace steps up again with the opportunity to experience ATV motorcycle riding through the forests on designated trails.
Example Itinerary

  • Arrive at the Pariwat Sanctuary Station for a quick safety briefing and a cup of coffee before reading out onto the rapids. 
  • ​Calm the pace down a bit at Song Preak waterfall before lunch is searved beside the river.
  • ​Soar through the trees on the 'Flying Fox' zip line.
  • ​Head out into the rainforest on ATV quadbikes to see what you can find

Adult   - 3,800 Baht/person
Child - 1,800 Baht/person
(4-12 years)

* The maximum body weight for this tour is 120 kg and is suitable only for children above 120 cm (height) *

Includes

  • Round Trip Transfers
  • ​Trips as listed
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Guide

Please Bring

  • Sun Cream
  • Sun Hat
  • Dry Clothes
  • Camera
  • Mosquito Spray
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel/Sarong
  • Personal Snacks
  • ​Personal Spending Money
To check availability and make a booking...
Contact Us
This trip is operated by...
Minimum​ 4 people, maximum 12 people 

​German speaking guide also available.
James Bond Island
& Sea Cave Canoe
Everyone knows James Bond Island from the movie, The Man with the Golden Gun.

This famous island and Panyi Village are two places that are not to be missed! You will see the dramatic limestone islands, breath taking views, one of the best mangrove forests in Thailand. Explore sea caves by canoe. Visit the Panyi fishermen village where you can see the local sea gypsy people going about their daily routine. Be prepared to be amazed and don’t forget your camera!

An early start with us makes you one of the first groups to arrive!
Example Itinerary

  • Take a traditional long-tail boat out through the mangroves and around the beautiful Phang Nga Bay.
  • ​Sightseeing at James Bond Island.
  • ​Canoe around limestone caves, cliffs and lagoons.
  • ​Visit Pan Yee stilted fishing village for lunch and do some sightseeing.
  • ​Feed the monkeys at Suwanakhuha Cave Temple.

Adult   - 2,800 Baht/person
Child - 1,400 Baht/person
(4-12 years)


Includes

  • Round Trip Transfers
  • ​Trips as listed
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Guide
  • ​National Park Fees

Please Bring

  • Sun Cream
  • Sun Hat
  • Dry Clothes
  • Camera
  • Mosquito Spray
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel/Sarong
  • Personal Snacks
  • ​Personal Spending Money
To check availability and make a booking...
Contact Us
This trip is operated by...
Minimum​ 4 people, maximum 12 people 


Hong Island
& Sea Cave Canoe
Phang Nga Bay is famous not only for James Bond Island which can be seen on this tour, but also for many other islands and caves.

Panak and Hong Islands are the perfect locations to explore sea caves by canoe. Enter the caves and see the stunning beauty of the limestone cliffs overgrown with lush vegetation. Nature’s beauty at its best!

 This tour is different every day due to the tides and accessibility of the caves (also the pickup times). So itinerary can vary from day to day, but will always be 2 canoe spots, cave walking and James Bond Island.
Example Itinerary

  • Leave early from Khao Lak and watch the sun rise over Phang Nga Bay.
  • ​Visit James Bond Island
  • ​Canoe at Panak or Hong Island through the caves and lagoons.
  • ​See the mangrove forest.
  • ​Explore the imressive stalactites and stalagmites in the ice-cream cave.
  • ​Lunch in a fisherman's village and return to Khao Lak

Adult   - 3,200 Baht/person
Child - 2,200 Baht/person
(4-12 years)


Includes

  • Round Trip Transfers
  • ​Trips as listed
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Guide
  • ​National Park Fees

Please Bring

  • Sun Cream
  • Sun Hat
  • Dry Clothes
  • Camera
  • Mosquito Spray
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel/Sarong
  • Personal Snacks
  • ​Personal Spending Money
To check availability and make a booking...
Contact Us
This trip is operated by...
Minimum​ 4 people, maximum 12 people 


The Lost Zone, Amazon & Old Town
Prepare yourself for a journey to the long lost zone of, “Little Amazon,” a hidden Banyan Tree forest near Takuapa. Canoeing under the canopy of the giant Banyan tree forest is peaceful and serene. Make your way to a Nipa Palm forest where you will hear the songs of local birds along the Klong Sung Nae River. Travel to Takuapa Old Town by a local Thai taxi “Songteaw” and see the traditional life and culture of this small and historical town which has remained nearly unchanged for more than a hundred years. See the period style buildings, small coffee shops, and of course, the most famous part of Takuapa, the old tin mines and factories that were worked until their close in the 1920’s.
Example Itinerary

  • Stop at the local cashew nut factory.
  • ​Canoe through the 'Little Amazon' Jungle.
  • ​Lunch and visit the local fresh market.
  • Sightseeing by traditional loacal style 'Songteaw' taxi to see the old tin mining center, buffalos and the old village.
  • ​Visit the Thai and Chinese style Buddhist temples.
  • ​Local style coffee break

Adult   - 2,800 Baht/person
Child - 1,400 Baht/person
(4-12 years)


Includes

  • Round Trip Transfers
  • ​Trips as listed
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Guide

Please Bring

  • Sun Cream
  • Sun Hat
  • Dry Clothes
  • Camera
  • Mosquito Spray
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel/Sarong
  • Personal Snacks
  • ​Personal Spending Money
To check availability and make a booking...
Contact Us
This trip is operated by...
Minimum​ 4 people, maximum 12 people 

​German speaking guide also available.
Local Life Experience
A unique opportunity to visit Takuapa Old Town and to learn more about Thai people and their way of life. Walk through the streets in the old part of the town with a local guide to see the almost 200 year old houses that were built in the traditional style of that period. Visit temples in the area that show the difference between a Buddhist and a Chinese Taoist temple. You will have the chance to see how traditional cookies called, “Moon Cakes,” are made at a local bakery, and see what you can find at the local market. You also will visit the Saori Foundation is a women's workshop which develops its own textile designs after a Japanese monk showed tsunami survivors how to weave and earn a living.
Example Itinerary

  • Leave early from your hotel and head to the local fresh market to make an offering to the monks.
  • ​Enjoy a traditional Asian breakfast.
  • ​Visit the local school and the 'Moon Cake' bakery.
  • ​Take a walk to see the local architecture and learn about some of the local history.
  • ​Visit the Thai and chinese style Buddhist temples and talk with the monks.
  • ​Have a light lunch then visit the Saori Foundation for Tsunami Survivors.

Adult   - 2,400 Baht/person
Child - 1,200 Baht/person
(4-12 years)


Includes

  • Round Trip Transfers
  • ​Trips as listed
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Guide

Please Bring

  • Sun Cream
  • Sun Hat
  • Dry Clothes
  • Camera
  • Mosquito Spray
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel/Sarong
  • Personal Snacks
  • ​Personal Spending Money
To check availability and make a booking...
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This trip is operated by...
Minimum​ 4 people, maximum 12 people 

​German speaking guide also available.
Thai Cooking Class
Visit a local fresh market to select the ingredients needed to prepare three of Thailand’s favourite meals. Thai food has become world famous for the symphony of flavours and health benefits found in every mouthful. Learn the art of Thai cooking and fruit carving so that you may enjoy these amazing foods in your home.

  • Kung Saroong. Deep fried prawns wrapped in fresh egg noodles.

  • Chicken Cashew Nut. Stir fried cashew nuts, fresh vegetables and chicken in a Thai style sauce.

  • Panaeng Curry. Curry paste and coconut milk reduced by frying to create a thick and rich sauce.

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Example Itinerary

  • Choose all your ingredients from the local fresh market with help from the guide.
  • ​Learn how to prepare and cook all the difrent ingredients.
  • ​Learn how to decorate your dishes.
  • ​Feast on your culinary creations.

Includes

  • Round Trip Transfers
  • ​Trips as listed
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Guide

Please Bring

  • Sun Cream
  • Sun Hat
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • ​Personal Spending Money
Adult   - 2,000 Baht/person

*Not recommended for young children*


To check availability and make a booking...
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This trip is operated by...
Minimum​ 4 people, maximum 12 people 


Amazing 3 Temple Tour
For centuries, generations of Thais have been practicing and teaching Buddhism so that it has become a way of life for the majority of the population. Phang Nga has many temples, but three in perticular stand out as spectacular sites. Visit these three magnificent temples and learn of their historical importance and view the awe inspiring beauty. This tour may just inspire you enough that you may open your mind to the way and teachings of Buddhism too.
Example Itinerary

  • Visit the Dragon Cave temple.
  • ​Visit Bang Riang Pagoda to see the Goddest of Mercy statue known as Kwan Im.
  • ​Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch.
  • Visit the monkeys at Suwanakhuha Cave Temple.


** Please be aware that most temples operate a 'Dress Code'. No sleevless shirts are permitted and shorts/skirts must be at least knee length. This applies to both men and women. **

Adult   - 2,000 Baht/person
Child - 1,000 Baht/person
(4-12 years)


Includes

  • Round Trip Transfers
  • ​Trips as listed
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Guide

Please Bring

  • Sun Cream
  • Sun Hat
  • Dry Clothes
  • Camera
  • Mosquito Spray
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel/Sarong
  • Personal Snacks
  • ​Personal Spending Money
To check availability and make a booking...
Contact Us
This trip is operated by...
Minimum​ 4 people, maximum 12 people 

​German speaking guide also available.
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