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Day trips from Khao Lak

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Day trips from Khao Lak

Hi there

We are headed to Khao Lak the first week of July and staying at the Marriott. We are considering doing Phang Nga Elephant Park which seems to have got rave reviews on here.

I wanted to get information about getting to Cheow Lan Lake and Rachaphrapha Dam. Will the lake be still accessible via the National Park at this time? Is this still a doable thing? We will be with our 5 year old daughter. As long as its not too tough a talk, we are game to try.

Other suggestions would be welcome too! Cheers!

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Khao Lak
Khao Lak
Phang Nga Province, Thailand
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Phang Nga Elephant Park
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1. Re: Day trips from Khao Lak

The Lake will still be accessible but some of the tours to caves and treks may be closed if weather is bad. Contact Lora of Dior Travel in Bang Niang for a guided tour diorkhaolak@yahoo.co.th

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2. Re: Day trips from Khao Lak

We highly recommend the Phangna bay trip. We did our trip with Khao Lak Explorer in a small group of 8. Arrived at James Bond Island before anyone else, did the sea canoes and the floating fishing village with a stop at the cave temple on the way back.

We did Cheow Lan Lake / Rachaprapa dam just as a DIY trip with a local driver stopping off at viewpoints and waterfalls along the way, and a long tail boat trip which our driver negotiated for us.

Elephant experiences (even those that offer bareback riding like Phangna Elephant Park) are a really contentious issue, a quick forum search will provide a great deal of information. Please have a read and make a choice that respects the animals.

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Khao Lak
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3. Re: Day trips from Khao Lak

Thanks so much for this information. Do you reckon it would be ok to book these after we got there? Or best to book before?

Re the elephant park, we have done WFFT in Hua Hin and it really opened our eyes. So no elephant riding, just want the interaction really. Cheers!

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4. Re: Day trips from Khao Lak

Given the time of year you are travelling I would advise waiting and see how the weather looks once you arrive.

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5. Re: Day trips from Khao Lak

Thanks so much! Very very helpful!

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6. Re: Day trips from Khao Lak

Can second the recommendation for Lora at Dior travel. We used her 3 times in February for various personalised tours. Fantastic lady, great fun and excellent prices, highly recommend her

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