Railay Beach Tours

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Railay Beach
Surrounded by towering limestone cliffs and backed by thick forest, the interconnected fairy-tale beaches of Railay are accessible only by boat. The four beaches—Tonsai, Phra Nang, East Railay, and West Railay—offer powder-soft white sand, clear calm waters, and a decidedly bohemian vibe perfect for those looking to get away from it all.

The Basics
While the talcum-soft sand is certainly a compelling reason to visit Railay Beach—visitors can easily find day trips by longtail boat from Phuket and Ao Nang—the other big draw is the rock climbing here. It’s considered some of the best in Thailand, especially on the rocks around Railay East, and you don’t need any special experience to try it. Guided climbing tours cater to climbers of all ability levels, including newbies.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Railay Beach is a must-visit for sun seekers and adventure travelers.
  • Don’t forget to bring a towel, swimsuit, and sun protection for time on the beach.
  • Excursions to Railay Beach can take anywhere from four to eight hours, depending on the option chosen.
  • Bring sturdy shoes if you plan to rock climb or hike to some of the area viewpoints.
  • Purchase sunscreen, snacks, and drinks before you arrive, as prices tend to be higher in Railay.
  • Be sure to keep your electronics and valuables in waterproof bags during the boat ride to Railay Beach.
  • Island-hopping day tours that include Railay often stop at Chicken Island, Poda Island, and Tup Island.

How to Get There
Though on the mainland, Railay Beach is only accessible by boat, either from Krabi (90 minutes) or Ao Nang (15 minutes). There are no motorized vehicles in the area, but all the points of interest can be reached on foot.

When to Get There
For the best balance of good weather and sparser crowds, plan to visit in either May or October. The dry season falls between December and April, when the beaches become busy with day trippers. September is the wettest month in this region.

Other Attractions in Railay Beach
Aside from the soft sand and limestone rocks, Railay Beach has a couple of other notable points of interest. Just to the north of Railay East sits Phra Nang Cave, also called Diamond Cave, where visitors can follow a boardwalk past glittering cave formations. Phra Nang Shrine, located at the northern end of Phra Nang Beach, has become known for the collection of carved phalluses left there by local fisherman asking safe journeys of the drowned princess the beach is said to be named for.

Address: Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand
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5 Star Islands: Phi Phi, Krabi, James Bond Islands in one day

WOW Loris is a young team of professionals, united by a new concept of "slow tourism" for Thailand. Many residents of megalopolises are daily in a rush and stress. Going to rest, they do not slow down the insane place and then to see the maximum attractions in a short time. As a result, they return from vacation more tired than they left.Travel without haste originated in Europe at the end of the last century and became a popular trend. The concept of slow travel is part of a global movement to reduce the place of life. "Slow" travellers in Thailand go on non-standard routes to bypass mass tourism and do not try to see everything at once.
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4-Island Tour by Traditional Big Longtail Boat from Krabi

Set out across the Andaman Sea for a day-long tour of Krabi’s ‘4 Islands,’ and watch the tide uncover the slender spits that join the jungle isles. Explore the sinuous coastline by speedboat or traditional longtail, and leave the day’s first footprints on fine, powdery beaches. Snorkel in a sheltered lagoon, linger in the swaying shade of coconut palms, and enjoy a picnic lunch on a pristine beach. Stroll between Tup Islets and Chicken Island, then cast off again toward fantastical rock formations that soar above the tropical sea.
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7 islands sunset tour by big boat with plankton swim & beach BBQ

The 7 island sunset tour is the best way to see the famous islands off the coast of Ao Nang while enjoying the beautiful sunset, a beach BBQ, snorkeling and plankton swim! We start in the afternoon and visit or see the islands of Poda,Tup, Railay, Phra Nang, Chicken, Taming and Puya on the way. When the sun sets, we put on our snorkeling gear and jump in to enjoy the magic of a swim while surrounded by glittery plankton. Truly a magical experience! This big boat adventure is perfect for families or groups of friends.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Phuket to Railay Beach by Ao Nang Princess Ferry

Enjoy a hassle-free journey from Phuket to Railay Beach with this one-way ferry transfer. After being picked up from your Phuket hotel, transfer to Rassada Pier to board the Ao Nang Princess Ferry. Set sail across the Andaman Sea towards Krabi, making a short stop in Ao Nang, before continuing to Railay Beach, where your transfer ends.
  • Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
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3 Days Rock Climbing Course at Railay Beach by King Climbers

This 3-day rock climbing course is designed to teach you all the necessary techniques and safety guidelines to climb a sports route in one of the world’s most scenic climbing destinations at Railay Beach in Krabi.The course lasts 4 days (with 1 rest day) and includes self rescue and rope techniques, rappelling/abseiling (lowering off from an anchor to the ground), lead climbing (the person who sets up the rope) and multi-pitch climbing (to climb to a great height using all fixed protection and anchors). After the course you will get a certificate of achievement, a free copy of the course booklet and a T-shirt.If you stay in a hotel on the mainland, we offer a pickup including a longtail boat ride from Ao Nam Mao Pier to Railay.This course starts every day at 9am in the morning and finishes at 5pm with a one hour lunch break. It includes water and all the required climbing gear. There will be not more than 4 students per guide to ensure high teaching standards and safety.
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Krabi Classics by Simba Sea Trips

Spend a day exploring the best of Krabi on this small-group tour. Discover the rock formations and bright green waters of Koh Hong, snorkel in the pristine waters around Chicken Island, and soak up the sun at the famous Railay Beach. For lunch, head to the luxurious Centara Resort for a delicious meal of Thai cuisine and the opportunity to take a dip in the pool. Round-trip hotel transfers included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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M/Y Lalida Sunset Dinner Cruise in Krabi

View the sunset from the best possible vantage point—the deck of a boat—on this sunset dinner cruise from Krabi. Get epic views and photo ops of the limestone cliffs and beaches of Poda Island, Railay, and Chicken Island. Once the sun has sunk below the horizon, enjoy an authentic Thai dinner while cruising back to your starting point.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Beginner's Half-Day Rock Climbing Tours at Railay Beach in Krabi

Get the perfect introduction to Krabi’s limestone on a half-day rock climbing tour at Railay Beach. Learn belay techniques and basic safety from an expert guide, then use a secure top rope to practice your skills on cliffs above Railay and Phra Nang. Work with a small group to scale routes that range from beginner to intermediate, and challenge yourself to take on some of the world’s most scenic rock.
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Snorkeling 4 Islands Tour by Speedboat From Krabi

• Visit and discover four of the most famous and popular Island of Krabi by Speedboat with high safety.• Admire the spectacular limestone cliffs by offering stunning stalactites and stalagmites.• Relax while sunbathing and swimming around Chicken Island• Enjoy snorkeling with an abundance of marine life in the coral reef.• Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Phi Phi Island Tour by Speedboat from Krabi including Lunch

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Introductory Rock Climbing at Railay Beach from Krabi

While in Thailand, learn the basics of rock climbing at renowned Railay beach during a half-day rock climbing excursion from Krabi city. Your expert climbing instructor provides a 3.5-hour lesson that includes top rope techniques and practice on a beginning route along the craggy limestone cliffs. Enjoy great views of Railay Bay’s stunning scenery both from the beach where you climb and from the long-tail boat that takes you to Railay. Receive customized attention with four students per instructor and a small-group maximum of 14 participants.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Early Bird Tour to 4 Islands & Railay Beach by Siam Adventure World from Khao Lak

Early risers won't want to miss this chance to visit beautiful Krabi and its surrounding islands with this tour from Khao Lak, which starts early in the day. You'll hop aboard a speedboat and visit spots such as Poda Island, the Thale Waek sandbar, the chicken-shaped Chicken Island, and Phra Nang Cave Beach, with stop for an included lunch along the way. Before heading back to Khao Lak, you'll also get a chance to hang out at Railay West Beach, an international hotspot for rock climbers.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Railay and 4-Island Sunset Cruise with Night Snorkel

Experience the best of Krabi Province with this island cruise and snorkeling tour aboard a traditional yet spacious long-tail boat. Cruise to four different islands known for their gorgeous white-sand beaches, and be awed by the towering limestone cliffs and jungle of famous Railay Beach. Enjoy a beachside lunch and dinner, and explore the crystal clear waters during two snorkeling stops — one during the day, and one at night for an enchanting swim among the bioluminescent plankton.
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4 Island Speed Boat Tour by Sea Eagle from Krabi including National Park Fees

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Live Life Sunset Cruise Along the Coastline of Krabi by Luxury Catamaran

Sunset is undoubtedly the most magical time to see Krabi’s coastline. Opt for an extra-special experience on a luxury catamaran cruise at sunset, a romantic choice ideal for couples and small groups. Regular stops give you the chance to swim and snorkel while a gourmet BBQ dinner, accompanied by wine and soft drinks, ensures you stay satisfied. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Day Tour from Phuket to Islands around Krabi by Ferry and Speed Boat

Cruise past the limestone karsts of the Andaman Sea and stop to snorkel and swim on this guided island-hopping tour around Krabi. You’ll take a ferry boat to Ao Nang then climb aboard a speedboat to Koh Poda and Chicken Island. Have lunch at a beachside restaurant, wade to the Tup Islets at low tide and explore Phra Nang Cave, situated on the Railay peninsula just off the coast. This day trip departs from and returns to your hotel in Phuket.
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Romantic Sunset Cruise from Ao Nang with BBQ Seafood Dinner

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Private Full-Day Speedboat Tour of Phang Nga Bay from Phuket

Discover the natural beauty of the Phuket islands during a private full-day speedboat tour. Travel with your group of up to 10 people as you explore the wonders of Thailand's Andaman Sea and have the option to visit places such as Phang Nga Bay and Krabi Island, James Bond Island, or Koh Phi Phi. Stop at snorkeling spots, and islands with white-sand beaches, rugged limestone cliffs, and caves. Includes guide, use of snorkeling equipment, lunch, snacks, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Phuket.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Beginner's Full Day Rock Climbing and Caving Tours at Railay Beach in Krabi

Scale the iconic limestone cliffs above Railay Beach on a full-day rock climbing and caving tour in Krabi. Learn basic rock climbing skills from an expert guide, then get vertical in one of the world’s most scenic climbing destinations.  After trekking into a national park near Phra Nang, spend the afternoon practicing your moves on a secure top rope, and rappel from a stunning viewpoint that towers 500-feet (150-meters) above the turquoise ocean.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private 4 Island Speed Boat Tour by Sea Eagle from Krabi

Enjoy the exclusivity of a chartered boat on a 6.5-hour private tour from Krabi. Choose a start time that works for your schedule, then relax and enjoy a courtesy hotel pickup. Once on board the private boat, take off for Koh Poda, Koh Gai, Koh Tub, and Koh Mor. Along the way, enjoy ample time to swim, sunbathe, and snorkel. Your provided packed lunch is available in a number of dietary options.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Early Bird Tour to 4 Islands & Railay Beach by Siam Adventure World from Phuket

Avoid the crowds with an early start from Phuket for this full-day tour to four destinations among the Krabi islands and Railay Beach. Have lunch at a resort on Railay, and spend time at Tup Island, Chicken Island, Phra Nang Cave, and other stunning locations. You’ll see sheer limestone cliffs and beautiful beaches, and stop at a sandbar, a waterside cave, and great snorkeling spots.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Intermediate-Advanced Half Day Private Rock Climbing Trip at Railay Beach

Go rock climbing at Railay Beach with a private climbing guide to experience Thailand's world-class limestone cliffs. Climbers of all skill levels are welcome, and visiting with a guide is a great way to learn the routes, rock, and culture of a new climbing area. The climbing trip includes all necessary equipment, as well as pickup and drop-off at hotels in selected areas.
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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1-Day Rock Climbing and Treetop Zipline Adventure in Krabi

See Krabi from way up high during this thrilling rock climbing and ziplining tour with longtail boat ride and lunch included. Go rock climbing on the beach after your guide shows you the ropes. Take in epic ocean views at the top and then rappel down for a lunch of local fare. Take a longtail boat transfer to your ziplining destination and soar over the treetops.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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