Welcome to Railay

Krabi’s fairytale limestone crags come to a dramatic climax at Railay (also spelled Rai Leh), the ultimate jungle gym for rock-climbing fanatics. Accessible only by boat, this slice of paradise fills in the sandy gaps between each craggy flourish. It’s just around the bend from Ao Nang, so the tourist hustle sometimes spills over, but the atmosphere here remains one of laid-back, Thai-Rasta bliss

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$30.68 Outdoor Activities

Half Day Rock Climbing Tours at Railay Beach in Krabi

Experience the thrill of rock climbing on the stunning limestone cliffs of Railay Beach, a world renowned destination for climbing in paradise! During this 4 hour introductory class you will be guided by an expert instructor on various climbing routes, suitable for beginner and intermediate climbers at mixed levels. We provide small group tours only with a maximum ratio of four students per instructor for your safety and enjoyment! The morning session runs from 9 am to 1 pm and the afternoon session runs from 2 pm to 6 pm. In each course you will learn top rope climbing, belay and climbing techniques, how to use the equipment and safety measures at some of the most scenic limestone outdoor climbing crags located on Railay and Phra Nang Beach.

$34.51 Outdoor Activities

Rock Climbing at Railay Beach from Krabi

After morning pickup from your hotel in Krabi city, you’re transferred to the pier for a 20-minute long-tailed boat ride to Railay beach. After you’re fitted with all necessary equipment and receive a safety briefing at the climbing school, it’s just a short walk to the rock-climbing area. Your beginner’s lesson with a small group lasts 3.5 hours, depending on your fitness and ability. With a maximum of four students per guide, you’re ensured plenty of personalized attention as you literally learn the ropes. Watch as your instructor demonstrates top rope techniques, including how to belay with a safety knot, by climbing to the top of the route and looping the rope through a fixed anchor. Once the guide is back on the ground, it’s your turn. Rest assured that you’re secured the entire time to one end of the rope, which runs through the anchor and back down to the instructor. This belay device is fail-safe and allows your guide to keep the rope tight while you climb; if you slip or you feel tired, you can let go and be suspended safely in your harness.Along with an adventurous spirit, be sure to bring your camera to capture the views of impressive karsts above wide expanses of powder-white sand leading to Railay Bay. Enjoy provided fruit and water before getting back onboard the long-tailed boat for the return ride to the mainland and a vehicle transfer back to your hotel in Krabi.

$55.22 Outdoor Activities

Full Day Rock Climbing and Caving Tours at Railay Beach in Krabi

The morning session runs from 9 am to 1 pm and you will learn top rope climbing, belay and climbing techniques, how to use the equipment and safety measures at some of the most scenic limestone outdoor climbing crags located on Railay and Phra Nang Beach. The afternoon session runs from 2pm to 6pm and you will practice your top rope climbing as well as enjoy some light trekking through the National Parks of Phra Nang and a 15 meter abseil from the famous viewpoint in Railay, looking out 150 meters above sea level! This full day tour includes water, lunch, all climbing gear and small-group climbing guides (maximum four climbers to one guide ratio.)

$15.34 Transfers & Ground Transport

Ao Nang to Koh Phi Phi by High Speed Ferry

Save time in Thailand with an express transfer from Ao Nang to the Phi Phi Islands by high speed ferry through the Andaman Sea. Meet at Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang at least 30-minutes before scheduled departure or get conveniently picked up from your hotel reception in Ao Nang, Krabi Town or Ao Nam Mao 1-hour before scheduled departure.The easy, fast, and safe journey can be booked up to 12 hours before departure and needs only a short stop-over at Railay en route which is required to pick up/drop off other transferring guests. Take advantage of daily departures and a convenient drop-off directly at Ton Sai Pier just a stone's throw from the many hotels in the center of the island.Transfer with us will be relaxed and stress free with emergency assistance when you need it. Choose between a 1-way or round-trip option and sit back in air-conditioned comfort, enjoying views of Thailand's beautiful landscapes.

$36.43 Outdoor Activities

Rock Climbing Courses at Railay Beach in Krabi

Whether you are a novice climber, an expert climber, or somewhere in between, you will surely enjoy climbing the cliffs of Railay. This spot, located on a peninsula accessible only by boat from Ao Nang or Krabi town, offers routes of world-class quality, including single and multi-pitch climbs, right on the beach.The karst topography of Krabi can seem otherworldly, with its tall spires of limestone and exposed cliffs, it is truly a climber's paradise. The rock is all limestone and part of the world’s largest coral reef, stretching from China down to Papua New Guinea. During your course, you will be instructed by a professional and certified climber and spend time top rope climbing, bouldering, rappelling, and much more. You will be able to choose from 700 routes, ranging in skill level. All routes are graded and bolted.Railay is also home to 2 of the most beautiful beaches on the planet, Pranang Cave and Tonsai Beach. With climbing spots right on the beach you will get to see splendid views out over the Andaman Sea.Afterwards, recover from your day of climbing and relax on Railay’s beautiful white sandy beaches. Return to your hotel at your leisure and maybe even have a relaxing Thai massage to ease your sore muscles.Itineraries:Half-Day Climbing Course: 7:30am-8am Hotel pickup in Krabi 8am-8:30am: Meet at Ao Nam Mao Pier 8:30am-9am: Depart by longtail boat to Railay Beach 9am-9:30am: Get your equipment & training 9:30am-12:30pm: Do the climbing course 12:30pm-1pm: Relax at Railay Beach 1pm-1:30pm Head back to the mainland & transfer back to the hotel Full-Day Climbing Course: 7:30am-8am: Hotel pickup in Krabi 8am-8:30am: Meet at Ao Nam Mao Pier 8:30am-9am: Depart by longtail boat to Railay Beach 9am-9:30am: Get your equipment & training 9:30am-12:30pm: Do the morning climbing course 12:30pm-2pm: Enjoy lunch & relax at Railay Beach 2pm-5pm: Do the afternoon climbing course 5pm-6pm: Chill out at Railay Beach 6pm-6:30pm: Head back to the mainland & transfer back to the hotel Please note: the itineraries also apply to the private and multi-day climbing courses.Please note: the climbing program is subject to change due to weather conditions.

$19.17 Transfers & Ground Transport

Ao Nang to Koh Lanta by High Speed Ferry

Save time in Thailand with an express transfer from Ao Nang to Koh Lanta via Railay by high speed ferry through the Andaman Sea. Meet at Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang at least 30-minutes before scheduled departure or get conveniently picked up from your hotel in Ao Nang, Ao Nam Mao or Krabi Town 1-hour before scheduled departure.The easy, fast, and safe journey can be booked up to 12 hours before departure and needs only a short stop-over at Railay en route, which is required to pick up/drop off other transferring guests. Take advantage of daily departures and a convenient drop-off directly at Saladan Pier on Koh Lanta Yai from where you can easily grab a taxi to your hotel.Transfer will be relaxed and stress free with emergency assistance when you need it.