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4 Days in Khao Lak with a 12-year old

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4 Days in Khao Lak with a 12-year old

Hello all. Me and my son (12) will be staying at the JWM in KL from July 1-July 5 (wet season). I understand the Similains are closed--is there any snorkeling that we could do that would be spectacular? And if so, any recommendations on who to use?

Also, any other day-trip suggestions would be much appreciated. This is our first trip to the region, so not sure if 4 days is too much or too little. Thanks much.

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1. Re: 4 Days in Khao Lak with a 12-year old

Really depends on the weather, sure Arandora can advise better.

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2. Re: 4 Days in Khao Lak with a 12-year old

There is no worthwhile snorkelling from the beach anywhere on Khao Lak's beaches at any time of year due to the absence of any in-shore reefs and constant movement of open water at any time of year. The main locations, the Similan Islands, Koh Tachai and Similan Islands are closed by the National Park Authorities from May to the end of October each year.

Day trips still available include south to Phang Nga Bay, where you can do a sea canoe trip, or north to Khao Sok National Park including a trip on the awesome Cheow Lan Lake. See Green Andaman Tours website at http://www.greenandamantravel.com/ for ideas.

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3. Re: 4 Days in Khao Lak with a 12-year old

Thank you Arandora. Would you recommend a tour company for the sea canoe trip as well? And anything else you think is a "must see" during our time there? Truly appreciate your assistance.

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4. Re: 4 Days in Khao Lak with a 12-year old

Hi

If you organise a trip with Boss of Cheaper than Hotel Taxis at cheaper_khaolak@ymail.com to Phang Nga Bay, when you go to the pier you will be asked whether you want sea canoes. That is an extra cost to the trip out into the Bay.

As part of this trip ask Boss to include a visit to the nearby Monkey Temple. It's name is a giveaway. LOL

You could also ask him about other trips in and around Khao Lak, including a visit to the Thai Royal Navy Turtle Conservation Unit in Tab Lamu which is only about 20 minutes from the JWM.

You could also look at the Khao Lak Yellow Pages Magazine at http://khaolakyellowpages.com/wordpress/ for ideas.

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