Krabi, on southern Thailand’s west coast, is a province characterized by craggy, sheer limestone cliffs, dense mangrove forests, and more than a hundred offshore islands. Some of its most popular beach destinations include the Phi Phi Islands, which jut from the sea like giant rainforested boulders, and Railay Beach, accessible only by boat and a prominent rock-climbing spot.
Island Tour in Krabi
Explore the islands of Koh Tup, Koh Gai, Koh Poda, and Phra Nang Cave Beach via speedboat on this day trip from Krabi. Have a full day at your leisure—go snorkeling or swimming in the crystal clear water and marvel at colorful marine life and spectacular coral reefs.
Start your day trip in the morning with a pickup from your hotel and head to the jetty where the speedboat takes you over to the scenic Koh Tup Island, famed for its tidal sandbank. Wonder at the unique formation of shoals and picturesque coastline.
Next, head over to Koh Gai Island, also known as Chicken Island for its similar appearance to the head of a chicken. Here dive into the exquisite, azure water for a swim or go snorkeling to closely observe the variety of sea creatures.
Surround yourself with the comforts of nature and the spectacular sights around Krabi with a full-day tour into the countryside. For an immersive look at the appeal of southern Thailand, you get a combination of amazing views, rejuvenating waters, and sacred sites.
The day begins with a ride from your hotel to visit the Emerald Pool, a tree-lined spring fed by the limestone hills that provide its signature greenish tint. Go for a swim in the cool waters and relax before your visit to the Hot Springs, where you get a chance to enjoy the sensation of a natural hot tub with waters from volcanic thermals underground.
Rock Climbing Adventure at Railay Beach
Practice your climbing skills against the spectacular backdrop of 1 of Thailand’s stunning beaches. During this half-day adventure, get an introduction to basic techniques from an expert guide, and then use a secure top rope to scale towering limestone cliffs.
Following pickup from your hotel, get fitted with your gear at the climbing shop before departing for Railay Beach. In this tropical paradise, grandiose cliffs and aquamarine waters create a breathtaking setting for your climbing lesson. Get acquainted with your equipment as your certified guide walks you through simple belay and rappel techniques and essential safety measures. In a small-group setting, get hands-on instruction and tips every step of the way.
Once you’re comfortable, put your new top-rope skills in action with a climb up the limestone cliffs. As you practice holding and maneuvering, the beach drops away underneath you. Reach the pinnacle, and take time to soak up the panoramas of the Andaman Sea, Railay, and nearby Phra Nang Beach, an incredible finale to your feat, before rappelling down and catching a ride back to your hotel.
Ao Thalane Kayaking
Head out to Ao Thalane, a small fishing village in the heart of Krabi, for a leisurely tour in a kayak suitable for all ages and skill levels. Explore the beauty hidden within the local mangrove ecosystem and pass through gorgeous bays, canyons, and caves on this morning adventure.
Start your day trip with pickup from your hotel and a scenic 21-mile (35-km) drive along the southern Krabi coastline. Upon arrival at Ao Thalane Pier, your kayaking guru provides you with basic kayaking tips and safety information.
Then leave the mainland behind and set off with your guide to explore the diverse coastal landscape. Glide through the intricate waterways and limestone karst of the diverse mangrove swamp. Gaze up at majestic cliffs and marvel at deserted lagoons as you observe Ao Thalane from its most revealing vantage point.
Along your trip, spot otters and gibbons, as well as various local birds, such as kingfishers, little herons, and if you’re lucky, rare Asian dowitchers. Afterward, kayak back to the pier and replenish your energy with a tasty picnic lunch. Spend some time taking pictures of your majestic surroundings before your transfer takes you back to your central Krabi hotel.
Whitewater Rafting & ATV Adventure
Combine whitewater rafting on the Song Phraek River with an ATV adventure through the jungle. Experience the beautiful natural scenery around Krabi with a professional guide to help you seek out the thrills of rafting and ATV-riding, while providing enough direction to ensure safety.
Leave your Krabi hotel in the morning and travel to the base of the Song Phraek River. Get a brief orientation on rafting safety before embarking on a wet and wild journey downriver from an old tin mine—the river was once used to clean the ore. Your guide knows precisely when the nearby dam opens and closes, allowing you to maximize your whitewater experience.
Uncover the beauty of Krabi from its scenic waterways on this sightseeing cruise. Board a long-tail boat for a tour that takes you past mangrove forests, the mountains of Khao Khanab Nam, and the island of Koh Klang. Back on land, explore a nighttime market and enjoy dinner in a local restaurant.
After your guide picks you up from your Krabi hotel, kick off your tour with a drive through the city past well-known landmarks, such as the large Buddhist temple of Wat Kaew Korawaram. Once you reach the Krabi River, transfer into a traditional long-tail boat and cruise out into the city’s waterways.
Discover the twin mountains of Khao Khanab Nam, which rise 328 feet (100 m) out of the water from curious angles. Known as the gateway to Krabi, these limestone cliffs are one of the most famous sights in the area. Next, venture into the extensive mangrove forests that surround the area. As you wind through the narrow channels formed by these saltwater-tolerant trees, spot wildlife that calls this unique ecosystem home. Afterward, venture out to the pristine island of Koh Khlang, which attracts visitors with its white-sand beaches, lush forests, and turquoise waters.