The hot springs is very nice and relaxing day out for the whole family. The water from the springs runs at around 40 to 45 degrees C and after relaxing in the water for just five to ten minutes you will already feel the stress leaving your body, leaving you feeling fresh and relaxed. Hot water rises from several springs and flows through a forest until it tumbles down a bluff into a stream. Over the course of hundreds of years, the minerals dissolved in the water have been deposited on the rocks in such a way as to form large, deep pools of water.
If you’re the kind of person that likes the outdoors then here’s a trip for you – Emerald Pool, or Crystal Lakes as some people call it. The Emerald Pool is made up of many natural pools where the water has run through porous rocks from mountain springs, which has given it the color and clarity, leaving it looking like blue lagoons hidden in the rainforest. On arrival you will have the option of walking directly to the pools on a comfortable sandy track roughly 1.2 kilometers straight through the forest or a slightly longer track of 1.8 kilometers through the jungle
Elephant trekking is one of Thailand’s biggest and most successful daytrips and there are elephant camps in every tourist town throughout Thailand. Unfortunately many tourists have bad experiences with some elephant tours due to animal cruelty and boring locations, as many treks consist of walking around open fields and rubber plantations rather than lush tropical rain forests through nature trails, down scenic rivers and crossing streams.
Krabi is famous for its islands, as the Andaman sea hosts some of the most spectacular islands on the planet with their towering limestone cliffs along with soft white sandy beaches and small coves. There are hundreds of huge limestone cliffs scattered all around Krabi and Phang Nga with a further 154 islands offering many different places to visit whether you want to relax on the white sandy beachess or go snorkeling and diving. Some of the islands even have restaurants and cheap bamboo hut accommodation.
ATV in Krabi is a great way to spend the day, and whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, there are routes to please all levels of riders, through rivers and along mountain edges. The ATV base camp is located in the beautiful wildlife sanctuary in Phang Nga Province, 40 minutes from Gillhams Fishing Resorts. On arrival at the ATV base camp you can talk to the instructors about your level of experience with ATV riding before being walked through what to do and what to expect on your chosen route.
Krabi has many different tours available for the whole family, but if you’re looking for something new than why not try rock climbing? Even if you are an experienced climber you will not be disappointed. Krabi is famous for its huge limestone karsts so it’s only natural that Krabi has some of the best climbs in the world. Whether you’re an experienced climber or just fancy trying something new, there’s a climb for everybody to experience.
The Krabi sea cave tour is a must do trip when visiting Krabi. This trip is suitable for all ages. Even if you are not very fit you can have a guide do all the work for a small tip leaving you to just sit back and take in the stunning views. The trip is set in Bor Thor Village, 35 minutes from Gillhams Fishing Resorts, with a stunning backdrop of limestone karsts surrounded by the National Park jungle. As you paddle through the thick mangrove forests that line the path to the sea caves you will see an abundance of wildlife
The Tiger Cave Temple, or Wat Tham Seua as the Thais call it, is well worth a visit even if religion isn’t something you’re into. The Tiger Temple is a magnificent place and is the most sacred place in Krabi province with 250 monks and nuns living inside the compound. The temple got its name due to the huge tiger claw shaped lime stone rock close to the temple entrance. The site is a microcosm of Krabi’s former natural environment.
Krabi is surrounded by national parks and thick lush rainforest with hundreds of waterfalls. Unfortunately there are only a handful that are easily accessible by short walks along beautiful jungle trails. Some of the waterfalls have a few different levels, each with their own plunge pools, some shallow only allowing you to sit and paddle in, while others have deep pools where you can jump off the sides of mountain ledges into the cool mountain spring water.
With Krabi’s rainforests, waterfalls and huge limestone karsts, it’s only natural to have fast flowing rivers cutting through the mountain terrain making perfect whitewater rafting locations. Whitewater rafting in Krabi is one of the most adrenaline-packed tours for the whole family to take part in. Race down rivers surrounded by lush tropical rainforests while cutting through gaps in rocks and bouncing off huge boulders under the watchful eyes of some of Thailand’s most experienced rafting guides.