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Day trips - easier from Phuket or Khao Lak?

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Day trips - easier from Phuket or Khao Lak?

I will have approx. 10 nights in November which I was originally going to split between Khao Lak and 2 or 3 nights at Khao Sok/Lake. Now I'm wondering if I should do a couple nights Phuket (not sure which area), then Khao Sok and the remainder at Khao Lak. Day trips that I definitely want to include are Phi Phi by speedboat and Phang Nga Bay - is it signficantly easier to do these trips from Phuket or is it fine to do these from Khao Lak?

When I was originally looking at the Khao Sok piece, it looked like it would be difficult to get there by the start of the tour based on the timing of direct flights from Chiang Mai, hence why I was thinking maybe a few days in Phuket beforehand.

Thanks for any advice!

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1. Re: Day trips - easier from Phuket or Khao Lak?

if you take the direct flight with airasia CM to phuket airport, you will arrive about 3pm and can easily get to khao sok before dark. we hired a driver to do this, and spent 2 nights there before moving on to khao lak.

we have done the bay tour from KL and it was fine, but haven't done PP so can't comment on that.

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2. Re: Day trips - easier from Phuket or Khao Lak?

Both trips would be easier from Phuket.

Phang Nga Bay would be possible from KL, because the boat leaves from the north of Phuket. Phi Phi departs from the south, so is a long way from KL.

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3. Re: Day trips - easier from Phuket or Khao Lak?

You can do a lomgtail boat trip into Phang Nga Bay via the sea canoe platform and Koh Panyee (the Mislim floating village) from Khao Lak more easily than from Phuket and can com bine it with a visit to the nearby Monkey Temple. See pics at https:/…

You can also do day trips to PhiPhi from Khao Lak although it will be a longer day because of transfer to pier.

This avoids splitting your holiday up.

4. Re: Day trips - easier from Phuket or Khao Lak?

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