shops provide mask, snorkel and fins for hire at around 150 Baht a
set per day. You will probably have to pay a deposit of around 500
They'll also offer you dive trips to, and education about, some
of the most spectacular destinations in Krabi area.
Equipment rentals, instruction, and guides are all available at nearly
every restaurant, bar, and guesthouse in the area, and for an extremely
recent years the sheer limestone faces and overhangs of Krabi's
spectacular cliffs has earned the area a reputation as one of the
premier rock-climbing sites in the world. Every year literally thousands
of climbers come to Krabi specifically to challenge themselves on
the famous limestone karsts, and most will agree that it was well
worth the trip. There are over 150 challenging pegged routes, concentrated
primarily on the Pranang peninsula, between Hat Tham Pranang and
East Hat Lei Rai. These routes are typically in the mid to high
difficulty range, with numerous overhangs, and sheer limestone faces.
However, there are also several beginner climbs, so that even the
novice climber can experience the thrill of climbing.
bikes cost around 80 Baht per day to hire and can be found around
Ao Nang. The terrain is spectacular and this is a great, and healthy,
way to take in the most spectacular scenery.
fishing with bait and soft drinks supplied costs 1,000 Baht for each
boat. The trips are around 2 1/2 hours long and depart at 6am and
There is a Maximum of two people per boat. They claim they will refund
your money if you don't catch anything! Well, you can try. You can
book this trip at any number of tour counters.
highlight of any seacanoe trip is a visit to the hongs. A Hong (in
Thai the word means room) is a lagoon enclosed within an island, accessible
only by canoe through hidden tidal caves and passageways.
It gives you a real feeling of getting back to nature: hard to describe
Some of the cave entrances are so tight that you literally have to
lay back in your canoe as your experienced canoe guide takes you through
these caves into a magical wonderland beyond the tidal sea tunnel.
Trekking & Bird Watching: Khoa Phanom Bencha National Park
national park, located in the interior of Krabi, is one of the most
unspoiled forests in the region. Over 50 sq. km in size, and virtually
unexplored, this park boasts several beautiful waterfalls, and an
abundance of wildlife, including clouded leapards, black panthers,
Asiatic black bears, and leaf monkeys, to name a few.
In addition, this park is home to several species of tropical birds,
including the Gurney's pitta, and Nordmann's greenshank, two of the
world's rarest birds. Khao Phanom Bencha's numerous low-impact hiking
trails provide excellent viewing points, and overnight camping is
permitted for a fee of 5 baht per person.