Krabi – a province that embraces both the mainland and some idyllic islands – is characterised by unique limestone formations and lush vegetation. The limestone outcrops are a magnet for both rock climbers and camera crews shooting commercials, TV shows and films. Krabi Town is the main jump-off point for travellers en route to the beaches and islands of Krabi Province. Those venturing north of Krabi Town into the interior will find a shrine, a hot springs waterfall and a wildlife sanctuary.
PLACES TO VISIT IN KRABI
Thanon Maharat hosts the main market and most restaurants and shops, while there are guesthouses and hotels on Thanon Chao Fa, just a few minutes' walk from Chao Fa Pier. There are boats for hire at the pier to mangroves on the opposite bank of the Krabi River, whre a small fishing community lives in wooden huts on stilts. The trips include two 100m (328ft) limestone pinnacles that rise beside the river, called Khao Khanab Nam. One peak has a series of caves with impressive stalactites and stalagmites.
Set into forests and cliffs, 9km (6 miles) north of Krabi Town, Wat Tham Seua has 1,272 steps leading to a 600m (1,970ft) peak. It has fantastic views and a small shrine with a Buddha footprint in the rock. Southeast of Krabi Town is Hot Springs Waterfall, where people first bathe in the hot water as it cascades down the boulders, before dipping into a cool stream. A 10-minute drive east of the waterfall, the Khao Nor Chu Chi Wildlife Sanctuary is said to be the last patch of lowland rainforest in Thailand. It's also one of the few habitats of an endangered bird called Gurneys Pitta.
Three Krabi beaches are accessible by road: Hat Khlong Muang, Hat Noppharat Thara and Ao Nang, but most visitors head to one of the outlying beaches for which Krabi is most famous. Most boats go to Hat Railay West, on the western side of the peninsula, where the absence of a pier means a short wade to shore. On the opposite side of the peninsula Hat Railay East, which is backed by dense mangroves, is less scenic and not great for swimming. Accordingly, the bungalows here are lower priced, but get their fair share of trade, as there's only a 5-minute walk from one beach to the other. The same people appreciating sunsets on Railay West are often seen a few hours later enjoying fire juggling and all-night parties at Railay East.The prettiest beach, Hat Tham Phra Nang, has a single accommodation option, Rayavadee Resort. Day-trippers flock here from Railay West and Railay East to sunbathe, swim and snorkel.The beach Hat Ton Sai is popular with budget travellers for its cheaper accommodation and vibrant nightlife. Beach bars are open until the early hours and host monthly full-moon parties. The sea view is beautiful, but the sand is less white, and at low tide gets muddy.
Most of Krabi's 600-plus climbing routes are located on Railay Bay peninsula, which has dramatic sheer limestone cliffs facing the sea. The climbs involve crags, steep pocketed walls, overhangs and hanging stalactites, and are suitable for beginners through to professionals. Among the most popular is the phenomenal, and challenging, Thaiwand Wall at the southern end. Any of the Railay climbing operators will advise on the best routes, some of which are accessed by a combination of boat and jungle hike.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL AT KRABI
After your arrival at Krabi International Airport, you will be transferred to the resort / Hotel, which is a 30 minutes scenic drive away. Krabi is heaven for beach lovers, with the Railay beach, Ao Nang beach, Hat Noppharat Thara and Phi Phi Island offering pristine sands, blue waters and adventure sports options.A favorite for couples and families alike, it is perfect to enjoy the sun and sand by Andaman Sea. Steep limestone cliffs at Railay beach offer a dramatic landscape and great adventure option for those interested in rock climbing. For dinner, you can head to one of the numerous restaurants on Ao Nang beach front shopping area. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Krabi. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 02: FOUR ISLAND TOUR WITH LUNCH
After Breakfast, Visit the “four islands” is a popular day trip from Ao Nang, taking in the group of islands closest to the coast – the ones that can be seen on the horizon from the beach. The four islands are Koh Poda, Koh Gai (Chicken Island), Koh Tub and Koh Mor; and the tour also stops off at the beautiful Phra Nang Cave Beach on the Railay peninsula. This beach, inaccessible by road, is considered to be one of the most beautiful strips of sand in the world – at least when it is not crowded with boats and people. In the Afternoon you will be back to your Hotel / Resort. Evening Free for your own leisure. Overnight Stay at Hotel.
DAY 03: DAY FREE FOR LEISURE AND EXPLORE THE BEAUTIFUL BEACHES OF KRABI
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast post which the day is at leisure for you to explore krabi.
DAY 04: DEPARTURE
After Breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed to the airport for the return journey with wonderful memories of Krabi - Thailand.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We customize holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could customize a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable International tour.
03 night’s accommodation on twin sharing at the hotels / Resorts mentioned above or similar as per the itinerary.
Daily buffet breakfast at all places in the hotels
Journeys Exotica representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by Air-Conditioned Seat in Coach
04 Island Tour by Long Tail / Speed Boat with Lunch
Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, and interstate taxes
All currently applicable taxes, including Government service tax
Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic/non- alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax, any insurance etc.
Porterage at all hotels, railway station & airports.
Any meals other than the mentioned.
Any kind of Visa Fees / Airfare
National Park Fees
Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
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