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Five of the best tours in and around Khao Lak this 2024

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What tours are in and around Khao Lak?

Khao Lak is home to stunning beaches with crystal-clear waters and soft white sand, providing the perfect escape for relaxation and sunbathing. But this area is unique because there is so much more than this on offer.

The region is adorned with mesmerising national parks like Khao Sok, featuring lush rainforests, vibrant wildlife, and captivating waterfalls that delight nature enthusiasts.

Khao Lak is a gateway to Similan Islands, one of the World’s premier dive sites, offering exceptional underwater adventures and the opportunity to witness marine life in its natural habitat.

Exploring around Khao Lak guarantees remarkable experiences, from engaging in water sports to discovering local culture and cuisine, making it an ideal destination to explore.

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Five of the best tours in and around Khao Lak

Rafting, Elephant Bathing & Sea Turtle Center Tour

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Khao Sok National Park Overnight Treehouse Trip

Khao Sok National Park is a breathtaking and pristine rainforest in southern Thailand, offering stunning limestone cliffs, emerald-green lakes, and diverse wildlife. You will have an unforgettable experience staying at the treehouse accommodation in Khao Sok National Park, surrounded by lush greenery and waking up to the sounds of exotic wildlife every morning.

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Full-Day Temple Tour, Including Dragon Cave from Khao Lak

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Full-Day Snorkeling in the Surin Islands

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Helpful information about Khao Lak

Visa for Thailand

Check that you do not require a visa for Thailand. The visa website is a quick and easy way to check whether your passport requires a permit.

Travel Insurance for Thailand

The best time to travel to Khao Lak

The best time to travel to Khao Lak, a beautiful coastal town in Thailand, is during the dry season, which runs from November to April. This period offers ideal weather conditions with lots of sunshine, perfect for enjoying the stunning beaches and outdoor activities.

The cool, dry season also coincides with the peak tourist season, ensuring that all amenities and services are accessible and there are plenty of options for accommodations, dining, and entertainment. Also, the calm waters during this time make it perfect for diving and snorkelling, allowing visitors to explore the vibrant marine life and coral reefs that Khao Lak is renowned for.

Travelling to Khao Lak during the dry season guarantees a beautiful experience with optimum weather and a vibrant tourist scene. 

Tipping in Thailand

Tipping in Thailand is not typically expected or customary, but it is appreciated for exceptional service or in tourist-heavy areas.

Currency in Thailand 

The currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht, denoted by the symbol ฿ or THB. The Thai Baht is Thailand’s official currency and is widely accepted nationwide. The Baht is divided into 100 satangs, although the satang coins are not commonly used. Banknotes are available in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000 Baht.

The Thai Baht is known for its vibrant and colourful banknotes, featuring images of the Thai King, historical monuments, and influential figures. Although major hotels, restaurants and boutiques use credit cards, many local tuk-tuks, shops and smaller restaurants accept cash only. At the time this article was released, for $1SGD, 26.35 Thai Baht.

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How to To get to Khao Lak from Singapore

Take a flight from Singapore Changi Airport to Phuket International Airport. Several airlines operate this route, and the flight lasts approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. 

 Several airlines offer flights from Singapore to Phuket. Some major airlines operating this route are Singapore Airlines, AirAsia, Scoot, and Jetstar Asia. 

Once you arrive in Phuket, you have a few options to get to Khao Lak.

Hire a taxi, which can be quickly sought after when arriving at Phuket International Airport. There are many drivers outside looking for passengers.

Order a Grab on your Grab app; although this might be the most cost-effective way, it is not the most convenient as Grab drivers are not per 

Hire a Private Transfer – The most convenient way to get to Khao Lak is by private transfer, where a driver will have a sign plaque at the terminal exit. Many drivers are waiting, so you must have a good, careful look to find your name board. 

The journey from Phuket to Khao Lak usually takes 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on the traffic conditions.

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  • Paula Barreca Barnes

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