THAILAND – Krabi – Ao Thalane Mangrove Kayaking

Theme

Beach Stay, Classic, Family, Honeymoon, Sustainable

Country - City

Thailand - Krabi

Market segment

Thematic Leisure

Price Level

$

Level of difficulties

LEVEL 0

Max pax

30 SIC - 15 FIT

Seasonality

All year round but strongly recommended from November to April

Arrival city

KRABI

Departure city

KRABI

Description

After a first brief about base kayak move and safety, the tour start by heading to the rock and cliff marking  the entrance of the mangrove. The stream will carry gently the kayak and the guide will bring the gurest from tortuous mangrove where wildlife bustle to hidden pristine lagoon.
A real beautiful moment in the silence of nature, ideal to spot wildlife and lessen seen vegetation.

Selling points

  • One one the best mangrove experience in Krabi Province and Thailand
  • A not too challenging activity accessible to everyon enjoying sport, especially those who like to combine sightseeing and exercise,
  • A postcard scenery for the pristine lagoon, not too crowdy if you spot the right time and a feeling of unspoiled nature.

Time And Transportation

From To Duration km by Road Condition
Aonang beach Area Thalane bay 35 min 30 car Good
Klong Muang beach Area 35 min 29 car Good
Tubkaak Beach Area 45 min 36 car Good
Krabi International Airport 20 min 13 car Good
Phuket Airport 2h30 141 car Good
Khao Sok National Park 2h15 150 car Good

Duration

This tour can be proposed into half or full day.

  • Half day approximately 2 to 2.5 hours kayaking
  • Full day approximate 2 to 2.5 hours kayaking + lunch and swimming.

 

 

Min pax

1

Max pax

30

How to sell it

  • Ideal for a family or groups of friends’ activity
  • An easy active leisure experience in an awesome environment
  • A product suitable either for Groups, than FIT
  • Stongly recommended to propose in early morning to avoid the crowd. The silence really enhance the nature experience. Arriving too late with other groups (even small FIT) might reduce the chances to enjoy the scenery in silence
  • An occasion to spot wildlife without doing any challenging trek into nature
  • An half day activity which will let times for a free afternoon at leisure to enjoy the beach in Krabi or combine with another half day sighseeing in Krabi area. (not farer)

Why this activity

  • Being able to offer an active lsieure activity in Krabi area and offer opportunities ot unique sea related activity different that the usual snorkeling or cruise tour.

Good to combine with

  • An Emerald pool activity near Krabi to complete the mangrove experience after the efforts

Do not combine with

  • Another morning activity
  • Any departure flight before 17:00

Market suggestion

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BEST FOR FIT

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Competitor comparison

  • Exo, Diethelm, and all competitors are already providing this activity.

Pros

  • A not too demanding activity accessible to everybody in good health (even children onwards 8.
  • A well experience supplier and an activity easy to book
  • One of the best Mangrove area in Krabi.

Cons

  • Weather dependant. (if proposed in rainy season, rain are quite frequent and heavy.
  • If falling in the same time than a big group the quality of experience could be lowered (noise,difficulty to pass in narrow passages, need to wait that the group has gone).

Information

ITINERARY AND TOUR DETAIL

  • 08:00   Pick-up from Ao Nang, Klong Muang, Tubkaak hotels
  • 08:30   Arrive to Thalane Bay, enjoy with some coffee and fruits
    Gear set-up, tour guide demonstrating how to Kayak and start kayaking
    Enjoyable with many kinds of animals like monkey, mud skipper, crabs and shells
    In this trip you will get fun to see canyon, lagoon, limestone karst mountains and  historical painting
  • 12:30 – 13:00 Return to pier and transfer to hotel

Alerts

  • Weather dependant activity. In rainy season, Krabi area could face heavy rain that could compromise the activity.

Important information

  • Weather dependant activity. In rainy season, Krabi area could face heavy rain that could compromise the activity.
  • Not suitable for very little kids and babies. We recommend a minimum age of 8 years old.
  • On SIC basis, the tour could be quite large.

Price range

650 THB / ADT (SIC basis) - 3230 / ADT (FIT base 2)

Quotation guideline

 

Inclusion

Inclusions : Round-trip private transfers,
Professional English speaking guide,
Accident Insurance,
Life Jacket,
First-aid Kit,
canoeing equipment,
drinking water & fruits

What to bring : Light clothing, shorts, sandals, towel, hat, sunscreen, camera, and sunglasses.

Exclusion

  • Easia Escort guides
  • Lunch (not included in the half day program)

Possible Extra

  • Extend the experience into Full day to complete with a swimming afternoon.

Important notes

ITINERARY AND TOUR DETAILS

  • 08:00   Pick-up from Ao Nang, Klong Muang, Tubkaak hotel
  • 08:30   Arrive to Thalane Bay, enjoy with some coffee and fruits
  • Gear set-up, tour guide demonstrating how to Kayak and start kayaking
    Enjoyable with many kinds of animals like monkey, mud skipper, crabs and shells
    In this trip you will get fun to see canyon, lagoon, limestone karst mountains and  historical painting
  • 12:30 – 13:00 Return to pier and transfer to hotel
  • Paddle through the Mangrove forest, switch between paddling and take a rest or short stops for take some pictures of the area or animals.

Special Guide notes

  • Easia Guide must be into active activity and like kayaking to escort the guests.

Different Choicess

  • This Ao Thalane mangrove tour is also provided by Transisland Krabi. But for half day, the lunch will be automatically included in Tranisand Krabi activity. But we want to push Krabi spesialistent for their eco-responsible and sustainable commitment.
  • Possibility to try another Mangrove in Krabi area in Borthor. More recommended for Private basis.

Contact

  • Krabi Spesialisten Co. Ltd
    155/13-15 Moo 3
    Aonang, Mueang Krabi
    81180 Thailand

 

  • All confirmed Bookings transfers – Confirmation requests = booking@krabi-Spesialisten.com
    Wiwanrat Pongpipat (Bo) & Pattranit Boonkhwan (Tang) & Wichuda Songsung (Ann) – Transfer Coordinators
    Phone: +66 (0) 85 793 4029

  • All confirmed bookings tours – confirmation requests = tour@krabi-spesialisten.com
    CONFIRMATION REQUESTS
    → Sootoke (Ms. Da) – Tour Operation
    Phone: +66 (0) 93 579 0055

  • All enquiries regarding: quotation/contracting/group requests/suggestions and requests for new products = marketing@krabi-spesialisten.com or sales@krabi-spesialistent.com
    Praphai Phaythaisong (Pick) & Bunserm Suksap (Lek) Key Account Manager
    Phone: +66 (0) 93 574 9551 (Pick) & +66 (0) 64 683 1095 (Lek)

English

Ao Thalane Mangrove Kayaking (half-day)

Welcome to one of the most impressive mangrove forests in Thailand: Ao Thalane! Hidden 20 kilometers away from Krabi between emerald waters, lush greenery and quiet fishing villages, the bay offers the perfect setting for an unforgettable kayaking trip.

In the morning, you’ll leave your hotel to be driven along the coastline to this unique backdrop of sea and rainforest. Before settling into your kayak, your guide will give you basic instructions for your trip. You then enter the beautiful, sinuous arroyos of Thalane Bay where unique wildlife lurks among the greenery and in the water. You’ll pass a series of towering limestone canyons and lagoons that have formed inside the sheltered bays, providing a unique ecosystem. You’ll probably encounter curious monkeys playing in twisted trees, see herons and kingfishers, and even a few lizards.

After returning to the village pier, you will drive back to your hotel around 13:00 

 

Duration: From 8:30 to 13:00.
Meal included: drinking water  – no meal included 

2  to 2.5 hours kayaking – 6 kilometers
Kayak with no rush – learning about mangrove and surroundings. Smooth pace

Difficulty Level: 0

 

Notes:
Operates all year round.
Operated by Krabi Spesialisten.

French

Kayak dans la mangrove d’Ao Thalane (demi-journée)
Bienvenue dans l’une des mangroves les plus impressionnantes de Thaïlande : Ao Thalane ! Cachée à 20 kilomètres de Krabi, entre eaux émeraude, végétation luxuriante et paisibles villages de pêcheurs, cette baie offre le cadre idéal pour une excursion inoubliable en kayak.
Le matin, vous quitterez votre hôtel pour longer le littoral jusqu’à cette toile de fond unique mêlant mer et forêt tropicale. Avant de vous installer dans votre kayak, votre guide vous fournira les instructions de base pour votre promenade. Vous pénétrerez ensuite dans les superbes arroyos sinueux de la baie de Thalane, dont la végétation et l’eau recèlent une faune et une flore exceptionnelles. Vous traverserez une série d’imposantes gorges calcaires et de lagons qui se sont formés à l’intérieur de baies abritées, où l’on trouve un écosystème unique. Vous croiserez probablement des singes curieux jouant dans des arbres tordus et vous pourrez aussi observer des hérons, des martins-pêcheurs et même quelques lézards.
Après être retourné à l’embarcadère du village, vous serez déposés à votre hôtel vers 13 heures.

Rythme paisible avec arrêts pour observer la mangrove et sa faune

Niveau de diffic

Opéré par Krabi Spesialisten.

Durée : De 8h30 à 13h00.
Repas inclus : eau potable – pas de repas inclus 

2 à 2 heures 30  de kayak – 6 kilomètres
Un rythme paisible avec pause pour apprendre observer la mangrove et sa faune

Niveau de difficulté : 0

Notes :
Opère toute l’année mais plutôt recommandé de Novembre a Avril.