Excursions in Ko Lanta

You can book more than 24 tours, tickets to museums, and skip-the-line passes to the main sights in Ko Lanta.

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Can Ko Lanta really be seen in a single day?

Whether you're a backpacker or a family of four, you'll want to consider taking day trips while you're in Ko Lanta. From a snorkeling tour of the emerald cave to a visit to the beaches of Phi Phi Island, there's something for everyone here.

Ko Lanta

Phi Phi Island

Located in the Krabi province of Thailand, Ko Lanta is a small island with plenty of attractions. Its roads are mostly paved, but there are potholes, as well. The island is 27 kilometers long, and there are two roads that cut across it.

You can arrange excursions and day trips to the Phi Phi Islands in a variety of ways. One of the most popular options is to travel by ferry. Depending on where you live, you can take the boat to the Phi Phi Islands from Phuket, Krabi, or Ao Nang.

You can also opt to go on a tour with a small group. These tours offer you the chance to experience the Phi Phi Islands in an intimate setting. They usually include hotel pickup and drop-off, as well as lunch. They can be very affordable. You can find a one-day tour for around US$20 per person, and a full-day tour for US$60 per person.

Morakot Cave (Emerald Cave) Snorkeling Tour

Visiting Morakot Cave (Emerald Cave) is part of a 4 Island Day Trip from Koh Lanta. The tour takes you to a couple of islands and includes snorkeling equipment.

This tour is run by Tin Adventure Sea Tour and departs from Koh Lanta. It is a relatively inexpensive tour, with transfers for 750 baths for children and adults. It includes hotel pickup and hot drinks. The guide is knowledgeable and helpful, and the crew is friendly.

Among the many activities, the highlight of the trip is the visit to Emerald Cave. This small underwater tunnel is only accessible during low tide. It opens up to a large white sand beach. This cave is a true secret and is an excellent snorkeling spot.

Another highlight is the trip to Koh Ngai, an island covered in tropical forest. It has a charming beach and a rope lift for snorkeling. The water is clear, and the corals are colorful. It is also home to a black tip reef shark.

Sea Gypsies

Those who choose to spend time on Ko Lanta excursions and day trips may enjoy visiting the Sea Gypsies on the island. These are an ethnic group who live on the waters of the Andaman Sea. These people are a part of the Urak Lawoy tribe, and are considered water people. They have their own language and traditions.

The Sea Gypsies on Ko Lanta are one of the many interesting villages that make this island so unique. They are very friendly and love candy and kids.

The Sea Gypsies on this island are not integrated into the Thai population, but the government is promoting the integration of this people into society. They are not pirates, but a mosaic of Muslim, Chinese, and Sea Gypsies.

Some of the beaches on Ko Lanta offer beautiful sunsets. The best ones are located along the sunset coast.

Karst Islands

Whether you are spending a weekend at Ko Lanta or are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for the week, it is well worth spending time checking out this beautiful island. Aside from its beaches, Ko Lanta also has a range of other attractions to enjoy.

There are numerous excursions and day trips to karst islands that you can take in and around the area. Among the more notable are the Phi Phi Islands, which are located off the coast of Krabi in southern Thailand. The islands are known for their pristine white sand beaches and coral reefs. They are a popular destination for divers and snorkelers.

Another fun Ko Lanta excursion is a boat tour of the Emerald Cave on Koh Muk, which is a short jaunt away from the mainland. There is also a guided swim through the Emerald Cave.


Visiting Ko Lanta is a great idea if you are looking for a quiet and laid back island. This beautiful island is situated in Krabi, southern Thailand. Unlike other islands in the area, Ko Lanta is not packed with tourists.

You will find that most people who visit Ko Lanta travel by car. The roads are mostly paved, but there are lots of potholes. It is recommended that you take a motorbike to explore the island.

The best beaches in Ko Lanta are Bamboo Beach and Bakantiang Beach. The latter is a quiet, secluded beach backed by rainforest. If you want to go for a jungle hike, you can do so at this beach.

The 4 Island Tour is another popular activity in Ko Lanta. This trip departs from the Old Town Pier. It is a great way to experience Koh Lanta's local culture.

What to see and to do in Ko Lanta

Located on Thailand's Andaman coast, Ko Lanta is known for its coral-fringed beaches, mangroves, limestone outcrops and rainforests. If you're traveling to Ko Lanta, you'll have lots of things to do and see while you're there.

Ao Mai Pai Beach

Located in the southernmost part of Koh Lanta, Ao Mai Pai Beach is a great place to relax. Its pure white sand is met by crystal clear water. It's one of the best beaches in Ko Lanta.

Ao Mai Pai Beach

It's a quiet beach that is surrounded by thick green forest. There are a few hotels and guesthouses along the beach. The bungalows have a beautiful view of the bay and have good AC. It's also a good place for snorkeling and swimming.

Bamboo Bay is a stunning beach that is a little off the beaten path. There are few tourists here, and the bungalows are a nice way to get away from the crowds. Guests can enjoy a morning breakfast on the beach.

Klong Dao is a beautiful long beach that stretches for almost three and a half kilometres. The water is very shallow, and the beach has few rocks. The soft sand makes it an ideal spot to relax or tan.

Khao Mai Kaew cave

Located on Koh Lanta, the Khao Mai Kaew cave is a beautiful place for adventure lovers. Its unique stalagmites and stalactites are breathtaking. It is considered to be one of the best tourist spots in Thailand.

Visitors can expect to encounter bats, large cave spiders, and a cool pool in the center of the cave. It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and a waterproof phone case.

The hike is fairly easy, but it can get slippery at times. To avoid getting lost, it is advised that you have a guide.

The guide will help you navigate through tiny nooks and crannies. They also provide you with a headlamp and rope. The full journey takes two hours. The guide will charge a reasonable amount for the tour, between 30-50 baht.

Asalanta Organic Teahouse

Located in Koh Lanta's bamboo jungle, the Asalanta Organic Teahouse is an eco-friendly lodge that is also a teahouse. Hosts Aoi, a Thai, and Anke, a Dutch, built the teahouse from sustainable materials. They also run workshops on natural building and jewel making. They are currently seeking volunteers to help improve land management practices and biodiversity.

The Asalanta is not just a teahouse, it's also a home. Hosts Aoi and Anke converted a plot of land into an organic farm. They started planting bamboo on 1.5 acres of tropical rainforest in 2009.

Asalanta is also an education center, teaching about natural building and sustainable bamboo. They organize eco-friendly workshops such as jewelry making and sustainable bamboo construction. They also sell reusable bags and vegan energy balls.

Asalanta is a unique establishment, offering both overnight bungalows and an educational center. They serve a well-made smoothie and have a couple of environmentally friendly accessories to boot.

Emerald Cave

Located on the western coast of Koh Muk, the Emerald Cave is a hidden lagoon with a white sand beach inside. The cave's name is derived from the color of the water when sunlight filters through. You can only visit the cave at low tide.

There is no way to get to this mystical place on your own, but you can enjoy a guided tour. This includes snorkeling along coral reefs, a picnic lunch, and free time to swim in the crystal clear waters. The tour also includes pickup from your hotel and an English speaking guide.

The highlight of the trip is visiting Koh Mook, which is known for the Emerald Cave. The cave is 80 meters long, and there are two ways to enter. You can either swim through the tunnel or kayak.

Asa Lanta Hostel

Located within a short walk from the beach, Asa Lanta Hostel is a great place to stay in Ko Lanta. Guests can explore the island with ease, as scooters are available for hire. You will find shops, restaurants and bars nearby. The property features WiFi throughout and a snack bar on site.

The hostel offers chalets with single and queen beds. It is a social and chill hostel. The common area has a nice beach-themed atmosphere. The private rooms feature a TV and a mini fridge. The hostel also has free parking.

The hostel is also close to Muay Thai at Klong Dao Stadium. The property is also close to the Ko Jum Ferry. You can also find shops, stores and pubs at Kantiang Bay. It is a popular destination with couples and backpackers.

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