Krabi Nature and Culture Tour
Walk through the forest to the waterfallWat Tham Seua shrineThe Krabi backwaters, approaching Koh Klang

Krabi Nature and Culture Tour

1,650 ฿ (adult) / 1,200 ฿ (child)

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Product Description

  • AVAILABILITY: Mon, Wed and Fri, all year round, except 1 Jan, 13 – 15 April
  • MODE OF TRANSPORT: Minivan
  • APPROXIMATE TIMING: 09.00 – 17.00
  • ITINERARY: For those looking for something a bit different, this tour will let you explore the best of Krabi’s natural, cultural and historical attractions, and gain a real insight into the way of life here.

    Leave the beach and other tourists behind as you travel inland to a small elephant trekking camp in the borders of the national park at Phanom Bencha and take a ride through the forest, following the river. Continue on foot into the National Park grounds to visit the seven level Huay Tho waterfall (4 levels easily accessible). Bathing is possible, and the water – which flows from Krabi’s highest peak – is very refreshing.

    Following lunch in a local riverside restaurant, visit the Tiger Cave Temple. You can explore an area of ancient forest and caves where the monks go to meditate, as well as trek up to the mountain top shrine for some breathtaking views. Then it is time to head into Krabi Town, the provincial capital.

    From the pier here, you will take a short cruise by longtail boat along the Krabi River backwaters, passing traditional Muslim fishing villages and endangered mangrove forest. There’s a stop at the landmark Khao Kanab Nam caves, which have been used as shelter since prehistoric times – most recently to Japanese soldiers in World War II. Finish off the day with a visit to a local fruit market in town.

    Note: the order of events above is subject to change if more than one group is booked on the same day.

    Expected group size: 4 – 10 pax, depending on the day and time of year.

    FURTHER READING:
    More info on elephant trekking.
    More info on Tiger Cave Temple.
    Detailed trip report (from morning part of the trip only)
    General info on booking tours via this website.

    Last updated: September 28, 2016

    Included in tour price:
    • Round trip hotel transfers
    • Fruit; bottled drinking water
    • Restaurant lunch*
    • National Park & Cave entry fees
    • Boat charter
    • Licensed local guide
    • Basic accident insurance
    • *All food provided is Halal; vegetarian and other diets on request.
    What to bring:
    • Camera
    • Swimwear and /or change of clothes
    • Appropriate footwear (non-slip shoes)
    • Cover up (e.g. sarong) for the temple (if required)
    • Adequate sun protection (cream, glasses, hat)
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Beach towel
    • Your own snacks (if required)
    PICK UP TIMES AND PLACES:

    Tubkaek & Klong Muang @ 08.00 || Ao Nang @ 08.30 || Ao Nam Mao @ 08.45 || Krabi Town @ 09.00

    Door-to-door transfers from / to hotels in the above areas are included in your ticket price. If your hotel is in Railay, Centara Grand, or not in one of the listed pick up areas, you will need to come to a convenient meeting point within the zone (further directions will be provided following booking). For further info about pick-up, see also "What to expect on a group tour".

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