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Kayaking in Bor Thor + Elephant Trekking

(1 customer review)

1,400 ฿1,700 ฿



  • AVAILABILITY: Daily, all year round
  • MODE OF TRANSPORT: Covered pick up truck
  • APPROXIMATE TIMING: 08.30 – 16.30
  • ITINERARY: This tour takes you to one of the most interesting areas of Krabi, wonderfully scenic, and rich in history and culture. Travel overland (40 – 50 mins) to the pier at Bor Tor and then transfer to your kayak (2 / 3 seater).

    You will set off, along the backwaters, passing local fishermen, to reach the vast cavern of Pee Hua Toh, which has provided shelter to humans for thousands of years (and has cave paintings to prove it). Take pictures at the magnificent lookout point near the top of the cave. Continue paddling to Tham Lod, a “secret passage” through a rock tunnel dotted with stalactites, before returning to the pier for lunch. Total kayaking time, around 1.5 hours (not including stops).

    After lunch, which will consist of Thai food served family style, stop off for a refreshing swim in a secluded, natural forest pool. Round off the afternoon with an hour’s elephant trek through rubber plantations and along a cliffside stream at Nosey Parker Elephant Camp, or at a small camp in Chong Phli village. If you have any preference, please indicate this in your order notes at checkout.

    Paddle guides are also available as an add-on service for this tour; they can take maximum one passenger each, so please book one per person requiring the service.

    Note that although it is easier if all passengers on the kayak paddle, only one person actually needs to paddle, so children or less fit people can sit as passengers with an able adult and in this case no paddle guide will be required. Kayaks are available as 2 or 3 seaters.

    Expected group size: 6 – 14 pax, depending on the day and time of year.

    More info on Kayaking in Krabi.

    Included in tour price:
    • Round trip hotel transfers
    • Restaurant lunch (Thai dishes with rice)*
    • Fruit snack; bottled drinking water
    • All kayaking equipment, including life jackets and dry bags
    • Licensed local guide
    • Basic accident insurance
    • *all food provided is Halal; other diets (e.g. vegetarian) available on request.
    What to bring:
    • Camera
    • Swimwear and / or change of clothes
    • Adequate sun protection (cream, glasses, hat)
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Beach towel
    • Your own snacks (if required)

    Tubkaek & Klong Muang @ 08.00 || Krabi Town @ 08.00 || Ao Nam Mao @ 08.15 || Ao Nang @ 08.30

    Door-to-door transfers from / to hotels in the above areas are included in your ticket price. If your hotel is in Railay, Centara Grand, or not in one of the listed pick up areas, you will need to come to a convenient meeting point within the zone (further directions will be provided following booking). For further info about pick-up, see also "What to expect on a group tour".

    1 review for Kayaking in Bor Thor + Elephant Trekking

    1. Robert

      This tour combination for me had it all – time on the river to explore stunning topography, amazing karst formations, mangrove forests, wild monkeys, ancient cave paintings, and lots of physical activity paddling upriver. Beautiful. Then after a hearty lunch another signature Thai experience – communing with elephants on your own elephant trek through the jungle. Equally unforgettable. A wonderful day that I personally topped off with a relaxing massage. Plus you can’t beat the truly valuable tourist information found on this website irrespective of the tour packages. There was some really useful information about Railay and Ao Nam, about transportation and TTD recommendations that I didn’t see anywhere else. Your Krabi knows what it’s doing. Trust them.

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