With three days in Krabi, you can wander temples and markets, explore jungles and caves, and chill out on white-sand beaches. There’s even time to try out a few exciting activities, such as climbing, snorkeling, and kayaking. Here’s how to make the most of 72 hours in Krabi.
Ao Luek, Thailand
Ao Luk's biggest draw is its sea caves, easily accessible by kayak, including Tham Pee Hua Toe, believed to have been a burial site many millennia ago. There's also plenty here that can be accessed on foot, with great swimming opportunities inside Than Bok Khorani National Park. Most visitors to Ao Luk come as part of a half-day or full-day tour, most of which depart from Krabi or nearby.
Things to know before you go
- Ao Luk is a must-visit for paddling enthusiasts.
- Wear sunscreen and clothes that you won’t mind getting wet.
- Most kayaking tours are suitable for beginners.
How to get there
Ao Luk is located about 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Krabi. Buses traveling between Krabi and Phuket stop in Ao Luek. The journey takes about half an hour from Krabi or 90 minutes from Phuket. However, most tour operators offer free round-trip transfers from Krabi, eliminating the need to catch a bus or take a taxi.
When to get there
Ao Luk is warm throughout the year, but rain can be a big consideration in deciding the best time to go. The rainy season starts in April and can continue into November, while January through March tend to be a bit dryer (and, therefore, slightly warmer). If you want to stay cool, your best bet is to opt for a morning rather than an afternoon tour.
Tree Top Adventure Park
An alternative way to explore the Ao Luk district is in the tree tops themselves. Tree Top Adventure Park, one of the area’s most popular attractions, takes visitors through the canopy from platform to platform by way of rope walks, zip lines, Tarzan swings, rope bridges, and even flying skateboards.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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