Phang Nga Bay provides excellent tours and excursions for island hopping, snorkelling, or kayaking in Phang Nga Bay. Visit the famous James Bond Island or explore in hidden hongs, there are plenty of choices at your fingertips from Koh Yao.
Tours and Excursions
Elephant Trekking & Shopping Tour
Morning: Elephant trekking
A long-tail boat will take you to the Krabi mainland where you will explore Krabi’s rainforest on the back of majestic, yet gentle Asian elephants. This particular mode of transportation is something you will not soon forget.The trek will take you along a small river & up on into the jungle at the foot of the fascinating Karst Mountains. Along the way– keep your camera ready– there are awesome sheer limestone cliffs similar to those found throughout Ao Nang Bay & the area is a natural habitat to monkeys & bird life.
Afternoon: Ao Nang Village
After lunch at a local Thai restaurant in Ao Nang village you will have the opportunity to shop along the beachfront road of Ao Nang.
Small side roads will take you to more little shops that cater to tourists & locals alike.
Products & souvenirs from all over Thailand are found in abundance: postcards, trinkets & handicrafts alongside a variety of shorts, shoes, hats & t-shirts.
Learn more about Koh Yao Noi & local island life, & enjoy the lush tropical scenery on this guided tour.
A longtail boat or jeep (depending on weather & tides) will take you from Paradise Koh Yao to Tha Khao pier where you can watch some local women doing traditional batik painting in their community shop, & meet local fishermen, who will present you their catch of the day.
Enjoy the view over rice fields while driving to one of the numerous rubber plantations, to find out how the islanders process latex to sheets of rubber.
On the way to the main island market you will be able to see how the locals live – including some of the non-human residents such as water buffalos.
Stroll along the market street & shop for some local products & souvenirs, & then enjoy a tasty meal in a local seafood restaurant.