After morning pickup in Ao Nang, travel by air-conditioned minivan for one hour to the tropical lowland rain forest of Kao Prak Bang National Park.
Upon arrival, follow your guide through the jungle to the Emerald Pool. There you can take a refreshing swim in clear mineral-enriched waters. Next up, continue to the natural hot springs whose waters are reputed to be good for the skin and health.
Leave the national park and stop for lunch at a local Thai restaurant. Afterward, go to one of the most renowned monasteries in southern Thailand, Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Sua). Meet the monks and see the monastery and surrounding caves. If you wish, you can climb up 1,237 steps to the top of the mountain to see views that overlook the limestone karsts, forest, and ocean. Alternatively, watch the monkeys that roam around the temple grounds.
At the end of 8.5 hours, your guide returns you to your hotel in Ao Nang.