Begin with pickup at your hotel in Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Klong Muang, Tubkaek, or Ao Nam Mao—if you’re staying in Railay Beach, pickup is from the Ao Nam Nao pier. Take in views of rural villages and lush countryside during the 30-minute trip to Ao Thalane.
Learn the basics of paddling safety in a 3-seat, sit-on-top kayak that’s suitable for both first-time kayakers and more experienced boaters. Paddle for 1.5-hours over flat water, nosing into small inlets, hidden lagoons, and coves. Watch for monkeys and wildlife in the trees at the waters edge, and slip beneath the base of towering limestone cliffs.
Relax over a set menu Thai lunch at the kayak center then continue to Phu Tara for a swim in a secluded forest pool. Visit Nosey Parker Elephant Camp for a 1-hour elephant trek that follows a cliff side stream into a rubber plantation. Finish the day with return transfer to your hotel, arriving at 4:30pm.