Welcome to Phang-Nga Province


This is national park territory, with four of Thailand's finest conservation areas in fairly close proximity here. Divers can head for the Similan and Surin Islands, where some of Thailand's most legendary dive sites await (good for snorkellers too), while on terra firma the Khao Sok National Park is one of the oldest rainforests in the world and home to many rare species, as well as caves and waterfalls. But if you just want to laze on the sand, there are the beaches around Khao Lak and some still little-visited nearby islands.

Phang-Nga is very seasonal. From mid-October to mid-April, visitors flood in for the clear waters, snow-white beaches and colourful reefs. But far fewer arrive during the May-to-October monsoon, leaving you plenty of space.


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$94.09 Water Sports

Phang Nga Bay Snorkeling, Kayaking Speedboat Tour

After pickup from your hotel in Khaolak by minibus, you're transferred to the pier to depart for Ao Phang Nga National Park. You will be briefed on safety aspects of the tourKhai Island - The first stop will be at Khai Island which is located 15 minutes away from pier. Staff will provide the snorkeling equipment for you then you will be able to relax on the island for one hourPanak Island - On arrival at Panak island, where you’ll have the opportunity to kayak through the caves and visit the internal lagoons. You’ll be inside the lagoons for approximately 40 minutes, and during this time your tour guides will provide interesting information about the mangrove forests and wildlife of the island, including walking fish, fiddler crabs, and horn bills. Your experienced tour guides have an intimate knowledge of Phang Nga bay, allowing them to guide you to the inlets, collapsed cave systems, and preserved sites throughout your island day tour. Hong Island - After spending 40 minutes exploring beautiful Panak Island, you will be asked to return to the main boat to take a short 20 minute journey to Hong Island, considered to be amongst the most beautiful islands in the Krabi province. Upon arrival at Hong Island you’ll get back into your individual kayaks and spend around 40 minutes exploring this fascinating island, where you’ll take in the stunning natural rock formations, including solitary limestone peaks both in the sea and on land. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the caves, which contain stalagmites and stalactites, as well as observing the local wildlife. A freshly prepared and cooked buffet lunch will be served at the Floating Muslim village. James Bond Island - There is about 25 minutes for you and your guide to kayak to one of the most enduring natural landmarks as one of the most famous parts of the Phang Nga National Park, the island’s limestone tower karst were featured as the location of James Bond’s nemesis, Francisco Scaramanga, in the 1974 film, The Man With The Golden Gun. The island of Koh Tapu is one of the main attractions of our Phuket James Bond island tour. It is a natural limestone structure which rises up from the ocean and stands at 40 metres tall. These land masses were then eroded by water and wind into the islands seen today. Both Koh Tapu and Khao Ping Gan feature lush vegetation and steep shores, as well as two sandy beaches in the southwest between Ping Gan island, also known as ‘leaning rock. Rangyai Island - You’ll return to the main boat again to make your way to the last stop where you’ll have the opportunity to swim in warm waters or relax on a golden, sandy beach Phang Nga bay and Ao Phang Nga National Park. You will make memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.

$113.56 Water Sports

Similan Islands Snorkel Tour from Khao Lak with Thai Lunch

Start the island adventure with a convenient hotel pickup in Khao Lak and ride to Por Duangtaweeporn 1 Pier. Enjoy a light breakfast and pick out your snorkeling gear after you have meet your friendly guide from Fantastic Similan. Take a speed boat ride to the beautiful Similan Islands in less than 80 minutes with 36 limited seats so you never feel crowded. Appreciate the scenery as you make your way to your first snorkeling spot at Koh Miang, the Similan Island No. 4. Clear waters, healthy coral and plentiful fish, this island is perfect for the beginner and experienced snorkeler. Spend some time at the beach and explore the underwater world before enjoying a seafood lunch with authentic Thai cuisine and a fruit basket on the serene sandy beach of Princess Bay. Depart for Koh Payu, the Similan Island No. 7, which is ideal for snorkeling at the East of Eden with a reef slope that ranges from 5 to 40 metres. Then make your way to the waters of Christmas Point at Koh Bangu, the Island No. 9, for one more snorkeling opportunity with massive coral heads in The Mooring, and Snapper Alley for Asian snapper living among the giant rocks. The last stop is at the tranquil waters of Donald Duck Bay on Koh Similan, the Island No. 8. Here you can relax on the beach or hike to the island's viewpoint at Sailing Rock before heading back to the pier where a light snack with fresh fruits and drinks are awaiting you. Get transferred back to your hotel and replay the day's happenings. Please note that the Similan Islands National Park is officially opened to the public from 15th October until 15th May. Itinerary: • 06:45 - 08:00: Hotel pickup in Khao Lak • 08:00 - 08:30: Transfer to Por Duangtaweeporn 1 Pier in Khao Lak • 08:30 - 09:00: Have coffee & light breakfast at Por Duangtaweeporn 1 Pier • 09:00 - 10:45: Cruise by speed boat to Similan Islands • 10:45 - 11:45: Sightseeing & swimming at Miang Island (Koh 4) • 11:45 - 12:45: Enjoy a Thai seafood lunch on the beach • 12:45 - 13:45: Snorkel & swim at Payu Island (Koh 7) • 13:45 - 14:45: More snorkeling at Ba-ngu Island (Koh 9) • 14:45 - 15:45: Relax at the beach of Similan Island (Koh 8), climb to the viewpoint at Sailing Rock • 15:45 - 17:15: Depart from Similan Island to Por Duangtaweeporn 1 Pier • 17:15 - 17:30: Have a light break before go back to the hotel • 17:30 - 18:00: Transfer from Por Duangtaweeporn 1 Pier back to the hotel

$10.16 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Airport Transfer in Khao Lak

Booking your private airport transfer in advance will ensure you stay relaxed and to avoid the hassle of lugging your baggage at the airport.At your arrival airport, you will see our friendly representative holding up a sign at the exit gates with your name on it. He will confirm your booking, then take you to the English speaking driver who will whisk you away to your resort with your selected SUV or minivan in comfort. We can cater for large group or families as well.You may also want to arrange a one-way private transfer from your Khao Lak Resort to the Phuket International Airport.

$81.11 Day Trips & Excursions

Khao Lak : Full-Day Temple Tour Including Dragon Cave

Phang Nga Province is home to 3 of Thailand’s most amazing temples. The first stop on this 9-hour tour will be the Dragon Cave Temple at the site of stunning stalagmite and stalactite caves that you can explore. Continue on to the Bang Rieng Temple, situated high up on a mountain and offering breathtaking views. It features the largest pagoda in Phang Nga, and houses a Buddha relic. Enjoy an authentic Thai lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Suwan Khuha Temple, or Wat Suwan Khuha, one of the most historic of Phang Nga’s temples. It is located in a giant cave and houses a 15-meter-long reclining Buddha statue. Highlights • Explore the caves at the Dragon Cave Temple • Take in breathtaking views from Bang Rieng Temple • Visit Suwan Khuha Cave Temple and admire the golden reclining Buddha • Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch at a local restaurant

$145.97 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Phang Nga Bay Full-Day Cruise from Khao Lak With Buffet Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Phang Nga Bay, Ao Phang Nga National Park, Phang Nga ProvinceRelaxed day cruising on one of Phuket most comfortable boat in stunning Phang Nga. Breakfast buffed served while we cruise for 1.5 hour to the paradise island “Koh Hong” where we spend some time in the lagoon. (Krabi side of the bay), on the beach before we are back on board for our lunch, a Thai buffet with 3 different dishes is served. Our afternoon is spent on board cruising pass limestone cliff’s with stalagmites and stalactites karsts that is as high as 300 m above the sea, swimming from the boat our jump from sundeck from our boat “Champagne”. We choices the route to offer the most beautiful highlights in an epic landscape of limestone pillars, tiny islands, hidden caves, and lagoons. It’s a magic day out at sea, a tour that will be one of the highlights of your holiday in Phuket.The must do tour.Duration: 10 hours

$77.85 Day Trips & Excursions

Small-Group Full-Day Khao Sok Nature Tour From Khao Lak

This trip is designed for the more active explorers. You will trek deep in the jungle through rivers and waterfalls with help from an experienced local guide. As you tread lightly and quietly, you will be able to see a huge variety of wildlife. Pickup from your hotel in Khao Lak will be around around 07:30am - 08:00am. On the way to Khao Sok you will stop at a local market and experience Thai traditional culture and products. As your guide leads you to Khao Sok National park, you will enjoy a 2-3 hours trek in the jungle, admiring the wonder of the ancient rain forest. After a delicious lunch in our river restaurant you will have a relaxing bamboo rafting trip down the river through the tropical rainforest, passing stunning limestone cliffs. You will stop at the river bank for a short break for a coffee served in a bamboo cup.Before heading back home we will stop at the famous Khao Sok viewpoint which offers an amazing view over the valley.You will return to the hotel at around 04:00pm - 04:30pm hrs.

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