You are planning your next holidays in Thailand and have just included a few days of relaxing, partying and diving in Phuket. Great ! Now from Phuket, here are three itinerary ideas to nearby daydream destinations based on interest.
Itinerary Phuket to Khao Sok National Park
For a well-rounded holidays in Thailand, which include both the sea and the jungle, one suggested route from Phuket is to head north to Khao Sok National Park. Nature-lovers will be amazed by this protected area of 738km². Some of the must-do attractions of Khao Sok include canoeing, river tubing and hiking.
A bus departing from Phuket every hour (last bus at 2pm) will take you to Kao Sok National Park in 4 hours for less than 5€.
From Phuket to Ko Phi Phi
This butterfly-shaped archipelago is composed of 6 islands. The main one is Koh Phi Phi Don. Daily ferries from either Phuket or Krabi will make your travel easy and enjoyable. The ferry to Koh Phi Phi leaves from the Rassada Port in Phuket Town and from Krabi Aonang, 15min from Krabi Town.
Once on Koh Phi Phi, the easiest way to visit this tropical archipelago is to join an all-inclusive tour which will take you to a number of must-see islands and beaches around Koh Phi Phi including the renowned Maya Bay, from the movie “The Beach” with Leonardo Di Caprio.
Travelling from Phuket to Krabi
Daily buses leaving from Phuket Town bus terminal link Phuket with Krabi (3-4 hours). There is no direct route by boat, however, if you visited Koh Phi Phi from Phuket, and then would like to head to Krabi, then you can catch a 90-min ferry from the archipelago to Krabi Aonang.
Krabi is divided into two main areas : Krabi Town and Krabi Aonang. Each attracts a different lot of tourists. Young party-type beachgoers will head to Krabi Aonang, where bars are numerous, nightlife is crazy and the beach is nearby. Krabi Town attracts culture-lovers : this low-key city has much to offer, from hot springs to temples perched on top of the mountains.
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