Ao Thalane Kayaking And Mangrove Tour


Lying between the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand is Krabi, a province that’s famous for its beaches, islands and coral reefs. The Ao Thalane river winds through Krabi town and is one of the most popular kayaking destinations in Thailand. It’s also one of Krabi’s most beautiful sights so you should add it to your list if you’re visiting here!


Ao Thalane is a river in southern Laos. It is located in the southern province of Saravan, Bolikhamxay Province and it flows between the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers.

Kayaking is a great way to see the mangroves and learn about the local culture. You can see lots of things while you kayak, like birds and monkeys in their natural habitat. It’s a fun way to spend your day!

Mangroves are full of life. Dolphins and fish are common in mangroves, so you may be able to see them while kayaking. These creatures are fun to watch!

Ao Thalane Kayaking And Mangrove Tour

Ao Thalane Kayaking And Mangrove Tour

Ao Thalane Kayaking And Mangrove Tour is a kayak tour that takes you on a relaxing and fun journey through the mangroves of Ao Thalane. The mangroves are home to many different species of animals, including fish, crabs and birds like herons and egrets.

This unique ecosystem forms an important part of Phuket’s natural heritage, so it’s great to get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures!

When you arrive at your destination there will be a guide waiting for you at the pier who will provide all necessary equipment (including life jackets) before leading everyone out onto their boats for some paddling action! 

Once everyone has been securely seated in their kayaks they’ll set off into open water where they can enjoy seeing all kinds of aquatic life swimming around them while they relax on their journey along this stunning route through Thailand’s beautiful coastline.”

Our Kayak Departure Point

The kayak departure point is located in Ao Thalane, just a short distance from the main pier in Pak Nam Pran. To get there, take a left when you leave the pier and follow the road for around 15 minutes until you see our sign on your right hand side.

If you’re coming by motorbike or car then parking shouldn’t be an issue as there are plenty of spaces available free of charge. If however, like most people who visit Koh Phangan these days then chances are that your mode of transport will be public transport (bus) which means finding somewhere safe to leave it while exploring this beautiful island can sometimes prove tricky! 

We suggest asking around at hotels/hostels etc before leaving yours unattended but if all else fails then there are usually security guards at most shopping malls who can offer advice on where best not only store items securely but also provide some much needed peace-of-mind too!

Read also; Top-Rated Beaches In Krabi, Thailand

We recommend bringing along sun protection; hat(s), sunglasses & sunscreen especially if planning on spending longer periods outside during daylight hours – especially during high season when temperatures tend rise considerably throughout day time hours making it harder work than normal due to increased humidity levels.”

The Ao Thalane Kayaking Experience

The Ao Thalane Kayaking Experience

This adventure will take you through the mangrove forest where you can see a variety of wildlife, including monkeys and birds. The tour lasts 2 hours and costs $30 per person (not including lunch). You should bring sunscreen, water shoes or sandals, insect repellant if you want to avoid mosquitoes, a camera and extra batteries if needed.

Evening Walk In The Mangroves

You will need to bring a flashlight and wear comfortable shoes. The walk is about 1 hour long and takes you through mangrove forests, which are home to many species of birds, fish and mammals that you can see along the way. You will also learn about how mangroves help protect our coastlines from erosion and flooding as well as providing food and shelter for many species of marine life.

The tour starts at 7:00 pm from Ao Thalane Pier (right next to The Mangrove Tree Resort). Please make sure you arrive 15 minutes early.

Other things to do

  • Visit the elephant sanctuary.
  • Visit the turtle sanctuary.
  • Visit the monkey sanctuary.
  • Go birdwatching and see some of Thailand’s incredible feathered friends in their natural habitat, including hornbills, kingfishers and parrots (to name just a few).
  • Learn how to catch your own dinner by fishing at night or go snorkelling on Ko Tao’s coral reefs for some underwater adventure!


Ao Thalane Kayaking And Mangrove Tour” is a good place to go if you want to experience mangrove forests and see local wildlife in Thailand.


Ao Thalane Kayaking And Mangrove Tour is a great way to spend your day. You will see lots of things while you kayak and learn about local culture. This tour is suitable for everyone who wants to explore more than just Phuket town!

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