Krabi Tours: 10 Best Day Trips & Excursions
Krabi in Thailand is not only amazing due to its stunning beaches, but also the hinterland and the offshore islands are absolutely worth visiting. Therefore, Krabi province offers countless great excursions and unforgettable tours, where you have the chance to explore the area. Especially popular are boat tours to Krabi’s marvelous islands, but also day trips to meet the elephants, in the jungle, sunset tours, adventure tours, kayaking, snorkeling tours and even tours from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi are offered. The offer on Krabi day trips in the region is so huge, theoretically you could spend every single day of your holiday going on a tour.
In this travel guide we will show you the most stunning day trips and the best tours from Krabi. On top, you will get some helpful tips about tour operators, tour packages, prices and how to book an excursion.
4 Islands Tour Krabi
The Krabi 4 Islands tour is for sure one of the best boat trips from Krabi. With the longtail boat or speedboat, you will explore Krabi’s unique island world, and you will have the chance to enjoy at the most beautiful beaches in Krabi. Also, there are great opportunities for snorkeling and to take outstanding pictures. On this boat tour, you visit the famous Phra Nang Beach, with its spectacular rock formations. Continue to the beaches of the dream islands Koh Poda, Tup Island and Chicken Island. These islands around Krabi are an absolute must-see and so a 4 Islands Tour is highly recommended.
- Prices: A with the long-tail boat costs from 30,- Euro.
Bathing with elephants
Visiting an Elephant Sanctuary in Krabi is a wonderful idea if you would like to spend an exciting day with elephants. An excursion from Krabi that is also guaranteed to bring great joy to children. Here, elephant riding is deliberately avoided, as these facilities are dedicated to the welfare of elephants that have been tortured for years. Financed by day tours and donations, the aim is to provide a safe and more species-appropriate environment for the pachyderms. Visitors get the chance to interact with these magnificent animals, feed them and bathe with them on a guided tour.
- Tip: Do not forget bathing suits because at the end of the tour you will get the chance to take a bath with the elephants!
- Prices: The excursion costs about 60,- Euro per person.
Tiger Cave Temple
A visit to the Tiger Cave Temple is definitely one of the best things to do in Krabi. This spectacular temple complex is also called Wat Tham Sua, and it is located not far from Krabi Town. The temple is probably one of the most adventurous places to visit in the region. This highly sacred site is particularly well-known for its exceedingly steep and sweaty ascent (1237 steps). But after the hike, visitors will get rewarded with an outstanding view of Krabi’s limestone rock landscape. With a bit of luck, you can also spot monkeys on your trip to the Tiger Cave Temple!
- Tips: Best time to visit the Tiger Cave Temple is early in the morning or in the late afternoon, when it is a bit cooler.
- Prices: A standard tour to the Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi costs only 20,- Euros. Private tours are a bit pricier, but you can choose the departure time and duration yourself.
Hong Island Tour
Koh Hong Island is a true paradise in Thailand and a very popular destination for day tours in the Krabi region. It delights its visitors with incredibly impressive limestone formations and a bay, like from a travel magazine. During a boat tour you can snorkel wonderfully, visitors will experience crystal clear water, many colorful fish, velvety soft sandy beach and deep jungle in the hinterland. Another highlight on the island is the Hong Lagoon, which is only passable by boat through a narrow opening. Koh Hong is one of the most beautiful Islands in Krabi and should not be missed.
- Prices: Boat Tours to Koh Hong are available from 30 Euro per person.
- Tip: A waterproof backpack is the optimal companion for boat trips to protect your cell phone, camera or other valuables from moisture.
Explore Krabi Town
Also interesting is a trip to Krabi Town, the capital of Krabi province. Although this place has no beaches, it is beautifully situated on the idyllic Krabi River, where you can take lovely boat trips to the mangrove forests and stalactite caves. In the evening, there is a nice night market at Chao Fah Pier, where numerous food stalls offer their goods. During the day, the Fresh Food Market is really worth a visit. If you want to leave the typical tourist route, then we can recommend a trip to Krabi Town.
- Prices: A taxi from Krabi Town to Ao Nang costs around 500 baht. Cheaper is the transport with the Songthaew. The open red shared taxi costs only 50 baht per person.
Excursion to the Emerald Pool
A small natural wonder is the Emerald Pool in Krabi. A trip to these crystal-clear waters, the emerald-colored “Emerald Pool” and the deep blue “Blue Pool” is a must-see for all nature lovers. During a short jungle tour, you have the opportunity to marvel at the intact ecosystem and the impressive ambience of the rainforest. If you fancy a swim, take a bathing suit with you! Swimming in the Emerald Pool in Krabi is an outstanding experience.
- Tips: Especially on weekends and in the high season, it gets packed here. But if you come early in the morning, then you have this natural jewel almost to yourself.
- Prices: Excursions to the Emerald Pool to Krabi are available from 40, – Euro.
Snorkeling & Diving
Another experience that should not be missed on any trip to Krabi is to explore the interesting underwater world. When diving in Krabi, you have a terrific choice of cool dive spots that are worth exploring. The underwater world is beautiful, and so even experienced divers can’t stop raving about it. Rays, turtles, clown fish, moray eels, manta rays and even whale sharks can be spotted during a dive trip! Unique are also the steep rocky reefs, which form spectacular coral curtains that reach down into the depths. But not only diving is possible here. Thus, amazing snorkeling trips are offered in Krabi!
- Tip: Really recommendable is the popular diving school Sea Gypsy Divers, which have already been awarded several times.
Day Trip to Phi Phi Islands
Who does not know them, the famous Phi Phi islands in Thailand with the gigantic rock formations and the snow-white dream beaches. But only a few people know that the islands are located only 30 kilometers from Krabi and can easily be visited by a speedboat tour. A trip from Krabi to Phi Phi usually takes a whole day and includes food and drinks. With these tours, you will have great opportunities for snorkeling, and to swim at the most beautiful beaches of the famous Thai dream island.
- Tips: Since Koh Phi Phi is a very popular excursion destination, you could also join an early bird tour. Such tours start quite early in the morning and are best for avoiding the crowds.
- Prices: Tours from Krabi to Phi Phi are available from 80,- Euro.
James Bond Island Day Tour
Really amazing is also a tour to Phang Nga Bay, where you can admire the famous James Bond Rock on a day trip. But not only this rock formation is impressive. The nature in this region is more than spectacular. So Phang Nga Bay has been part of the Marine National Park since 1981 and offers beautiful mangrove forests along the coastline, which are actually also very nice to explore by kayak.
Also a fantastic experience are Kayak-Tours in Krabi. On this excursion, you will discover the beautiful natural landscapes of the region. You paddle along the breathtakingly beautiful coastline, crossing deep mangrove forests, discovering beautiful gorges, spectacular caves and lagoons. Kayaking is great fun and also a perfect tour for children.
- Prices: Kayak-Trips are available from around 30,- Euro
Climbing on Railay
Climbers attention: Krabi is the perfect area for climbing. No matter if beginner or advanced, everyone will find their perfect climbing tour here. The rock formations of the region are spectacular, and you will find some of the most beautiful climbing spots directly on the sea around the peninsula Railay. Gigantic stalactites hang here partly free from the rocks and offer climbers the ultimate kick. With this unique scenery, a climbing-tour will be a unique experience for you too. A must for those who love adventures!
- Prices: A beginner climbing tour costs around 60,- Euro.
Conclusion: As you can see, Krabi offers great excursions and tours! More information and tips about the province Krabi can be found in our Travel Guide about the best things to do Krabi.
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