Toe-Boo Cliff

Ko Tarutao Marine National Park

Behind park headquarters at Ao Pante Malacca, on the northwest side of the island, a steep 500m (20-minute) trail winds through the jungle below a limestone karst dripping with precipitation, then climbs a series of stone-cut steps to this dramatic rocky outcrop. From here there are fabulous views across Ko Tarutao towards Ko Adang and other surrounding isles.

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Nearby Ko Tarutao Marine National Park attractions

1. Ao Pante Malacca

0.78 MILES

Ao Pante Malacca, on the northwest of Ko Tarutao, is the island's main arrival and departure point, with a pleasant beach shaded by pandanus and…

2. Tham Jara-Khe

1.34 MILES

The large stream flowing inland from Ao Pante Malacca, on northwest Ko Tarutao, leads to Tham Jara-Khe, once home to deadly saltwater crocodiles. The cave…

3. Ao Molae

2.98 MILES

Quiet, wonderfully secluded and with white sands, Ao Molae is the pick of Ko Tarutao's beaches. Behind it is a ranger station, bungalows and a campsite,…

4. Nam Tok Lu Du

5.31 MILES

A signposted track 300m inland from Ao Son beach leads to Nam Tok waterfall (3km, 1½ hours each way).

5. Ao Taloh Waw

5.53 MILES

The prison camp for civilian prisoners was on Ko Tarutao's isolated east coast, 12km southeast of Ao Pante Malacca. A historical trail leads through Ao…

6. Ao Son


This isolated bay is on the west coast, a 30-minute boat ride (1500B) or 8km walk or cycle south of Ao Pante Malacca. A signposted track 300m inland from…

7. Nam Tok Lo Po


You can walk inland to Nam Tok waterfall (5km, about 2½ hours each way) by taking a trail that starts 500m south down Ao Son's beach.

8. Ao Taloh Udang

11.14 MILES

The overgrown ruins of Tarutao's political prisoners camp can be seen at Ao Taloh Udang, 24km southeast of the park headquarters. Return long-tail…