February 10, 2015 Dear Khao Lak Friends. Four days ago we discovered a four month old baby elephant near Khao Lak! A very cute little guy! His mother is a very peaceful lady who does not object to us having a refreshing bath with her little son. Would you like to get to know this little guy on an afternoon trip? To see his photos and videos please click here. Then come to T-Tour in Bang Niang, on the main road next to the Honda workshop. Alisa and Nok can show you a few videos with the baby elephant taking a bath. You can book a half day tour to visit the little guy, for only 800 Baht a person with a minimum of four persons. In the beautiful elephant park you can also take an elephant ride with one of the other 9 elephants for a low fee. You will be back in Khao Lak latest at 1 or 6 p.m. from a wonderful excursion through a beautiful landscape. Have a great time in Khao Lak, Richard
Tours around Khao Lak
By travel writer Richard Doring.
In no other tourist region in Thailand are there as many beautiful nature sights as in the Region of Phang Nga. 13 national parks can be visited during day trips, world class caves may be be explored in small groups and many spectacular temples can be seen, too.
No other tourist area in Thailand offers as many natural attractions as the Phang Nga region.
There are at least 14 National Parks in the vicinity plus several world class caves.
In addition there are some extraordinary temples nearby that are well worth a visit.
Many Tour Agencies offer rewarding tours in the surrounding region:
Phang Nga Bay Tour ("James Bond Island"),
Similan Islands and Koh Tachai boat trip (Snorkeling),
Elephant Trekking and Elephant Bathing,
Canoeing and Kayaking on rivers in the jungle, on lakes or in the sea,
Boating through the mangroves of Little Amazon near Takua Pa,
Jungle walks in Khao Lak National Park (4 hour trekking), in Sri Phang Nga National Park or in Khao Sok National Park,
Temple Tour to historical and modern Buddhist monasteries
Phuket Tour (FantaSea, Big Buddha, Shopping, Tiger Kingdom)
Phi Phi Island Tour (Sightseeing, Snorkeling)
Bicycle and Kayak Tours with the dedicated team of T-Tour .
Biking around the Limestone Cliffs of Phang Nga
"The all embracing Phang Nga Town". Phang Nga province is lucky to have beautiful mountains, forests, rivers and perfect beaches, also rich cultural traditions including a diversity of food. Here you will find unspoilt natural countryside and meet local people and communities making this a memorable visit.
The "Phang Nga Bike Tours" will guide you through the heart of Phang Nga at your own speed making the trip physically beneficial and of course taking care of the environment. Where to book these new tours? -- At T-Tour in Bang Niang between TMB Bank and the Honda Shop.
Kayaking 3 in 1 around Phang Nga
The t-Globe Triathlon around Phang Nga
With the t-Globe Triathlon Tour to the "Lagoon Cave" you can ride your bike for 2 hours in the morning, then go kayaking for 1 hour and finish an awesome day with 1/2 hour swimming in a jungle pool. You will receive a certificate showing that you performed these three activities within 8 hours in one of the most stunning landscapes of towering limestone mountains.
"Getaway" to a deserted island!
Enjoy a snorkeling day trip (4 - 6 hours) on a long tail boat. Visit a secluded island for lunch and a swim, and enjoy snorkeling along the colourful reefs. These photos were taken on a trip to the minute island of Koh Pa, which lies about 2 km off the coast of Koh Kho Khao. Another untouched island along the coast is Thung Nang Dam Island with its 6 km long lonely beach.
You may book your tours at your resort or directly with any tour agency.
In the last season we made very good experiences with:
-- D.Time Travel (excellent knowledge: Khun Suk, tel. 089-8746132)
-- Happy Lagoon Travel (reliable bookings for bungalows on Similan Islands)
-- William Service
-- Asia Tour
-- Khao Lak Highlight Tour (Paul & Gang, tel. 089-0732136)
-- private tours at Sita Garden with the excellent guide Gaeng
-- private taxi rides at Sita Garden with the careful driver Chananya (Jiab)
Rates are from 1200 to 2800 Baht for day trips with groups, up to 4000 Baht for private tours.
Tour companies not refunding money if the service paid for was not delivered, should be avoided.