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Khao Lak to Ko Lanta

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Khao Lak to Ko Lanta

WE are travelling to Khao Lak in early December and want to dive Richelle Rock for a one day trip and then spend a day or two exploring Khao Lak with a rental car. Then we want to drive or transfer over to Ko Lanta for 4 days or so. We would like to see Krabi along the way as I have read it is a very beautiful drive. Is it reasonable to think we can drive this on our own.

I am concerned with the Ko Lanta ferry crossings and having to deal with the car and waiting on those crossings.. Should we return the car in Krabi somewhere before going to Ko Lanta?

Thanks for the information and advise

khao lak
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1. Re: Khao Lak to Ko Lanta

hi,it is a great drive to koh lanta from khao lak. it will take 2 hours from khao lak to krabi,the turn off for koh lanta,an extra 45min.realisrically,in one run,should be 3 1/4 hours,to the pier,but,try to get there when all the mini buses have left.i have sat waiting at the pier for 2 hrs,because i arrived at 11am. i enjoy the drive down there,and a car is very handy for getting around lanta.

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2. Re: Khao Lak to Ko Lanta

Your hire car options are more limited, and expensive, if you want a one way rental. The drive down to Lanta is indeed a very scenic one and is likely to take much longer than walkersinn's realistic times if you are tempted to stop off and admire the scenery. Boss of Cheaper than Hotel Taxis in Khao Lak will provide transport to the ferry including tickets for 4200 baht if you want a more relaxed drive giving everyone the opportunity to relax and enjoy the ride. Contact cheaper_khaolak@ymail.com

Edited: 14 May 2013, 12:27
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