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Krabi for nature lovers

Rainforest in Krabi
Krabi’s flora and fauna will keep any nature lover satisfied
While the beach areas in Krabi are now very built up, it takes less than a 10 minute drive to be in the wilderness, surrounded by greenery and, of course, those amazing cliffs. Further inland, National Parks and other protected areas provide places to walk, trek, swim and see wildlife; the rich marine environment can also be explored on scuba diving or snorkelling trips.

Suggested itinerary

Day 1 – Elephant trekking + Huay Toh waterfall
Day 2 – Hong island (**monitor lizards!**)
Day 3 – Kayaking in Bor Thor

Krabi’s coastline and backwaters are dotted with endangered mangrove forest, caves and hidden lagoons: these can be explored in an environmentally friendly, people-powered kayak. Wildlife of all kinds can be spotted out of the tourist areas – from Thailand’s rarest bird the Gurney’s Pitta, to the not-so-wild elephants in the trekking camps inland. Think primates such as crab eating macaque monkeys and white-handed gibbons, or giant lizards like the three-metre-long water monitor. Underwater residents include manta rays, leopard sharks and incredibly-hued nudibranchs.

The best of Krabi’s nature

We’ve listed some excursions where you can experience Krabi’s flora and fauna, both inland and out at sea – click on the links to see full itinerary and make an instant booking.

Last updated: October 24, 2016