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Khao Lak with a 3 year old - what tours can we do?

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Khao Lak with a 3 year old - what tours can we do?

Hi we are visiting in early Jan for a week and will have our 3 year old. We plan to spend a few days on the beach and but also was hoping to do a couple of tours to see nearby areas. I read about the elephant tour which seems like fun and my boy would love. Can anybody tell me if it's ok for young kids? Also would a day trip to Khao Sok national park be feasible? Or should we plan an overnight trip? Any other recommendations for activities that do not involve diving or snorkeling? Thanks for your help!

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1. Re: Khao Lak with a 3 year old - what tours can we do?

Have a look at this link with pics of popular things to do in and around Khao Lak tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g297914-i10908-k…

In particular for a 3 year old, a trip to see the turtles, an elephant trek with Sairung Elephant Trek (flat terrain and you get to feed and help wash the ellies) and Preecha (not shown) just over the mountain back towards Phuket on Poseidon Beach where the ellies go down to the beach and into the sea, should make your little one happy.

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2. Re: Khao Lak with a 3 year old - what tours can we do?

You can book day trips to Khao Sok National Park... or go overnight.

I think your boy may like to see the Royal Navy Turtle Conservation Unit on the navy base at Tap Lamu about 25 minutes south and/or the Turtle Conservation Unit at Thai Muang, about 50 minutes drive south of Khao Lak.

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3. Re: Khao Lak with a 3 year old - what tours can we do?

A bit of an echo?

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4. Re: Khao Lak with a 3 year old - what tours can we do?

You posted while I was looking up the locations of turtle sanctuaries.

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5. Re: Khao Lak with a 3 year old - what tours can we do?

Great suggestions! Thanks so much Arandora and Cruise Monkey! ! Arendora those pics are great especially the sunsets. I can't wait! Is it advisable we book tours before we get there or is getting spots relatively easy? Also, we wanted to go yo white sands beach are local cabs/transportations available or should we book a service like a Boss in advance? Thanks again!

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6. Re: Khao Lak with a 3 year old - what tours can we do?

Booking tours online in advance is not necessary and will usually cost more. Shop around once you arrive in Khao Lak. Local taxis are available to/from White Sand Beach.

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7. Re: Khao Lak with a 3 year old - what tours can we do?

How can I find out about the elephants on Poseidon beach as we would love to go there when we visit khao lak next month

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8. Re: Khao Lak with a 3 year old - what tours can we do?

See here re: Preecha Elephant Camp -

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g297914-i10908-k73…

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9. Re: Khao Lak with a 3 year old - what tours can we do?

Here you go http://preechatravel.com/index.html - but I'm sure you will get better rates contacting them direct or through a travel shop when you arrive.

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10. Re: Khao Lak with a 3 year old - what tours can we do?

We used Eco Khao Lak Adventures in August, with our 5 boys, youngest being 3. We had a great tour and we will be using them again in June next year.

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