A local boatman will take you to the mangrove forests of Krabi in a traditional longtail boat where you can see the interesting sights, including the Khao Khanab Nam Cave, which lies in-between 2 mountains and displays impressive stalagmites and stalactites.
Time to stop at a local, floating restaurant near Baan Kanon on the banks of Krabi River for a delicious lunch, including fresh fish.
You will enter the small canals of the mangrove forest and see different types of mangrove trees as well as local wildlife, including monkeys, birds and fish. You can also relax and enjoy a fish show with puffer fish, catfish, black kingfisher and crabs at a typical fish farm in the local Koh Klang community. On the small island of Koh Klang, which is just in front of the mainland of Krabi, you can walk though the local community and see rice fields and water buffaloes.
Thailand only has a few areas that have been recognized as wetlands of the world, and the mangrove forest of Krabi Province, covering an area of 100,000 rai (160 square kilometers), is ranked in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance. The protected area also covers 12 square kilometers of up to 2-kilometer wide tidal mudflats.
The area is popular with birdwatchers coming to spot some of the most diverse and rare species in the world, including the Masked Finfoot and the Brown-winged Kingfisher, to name just a few. The mangroves are a habitat for various species of wildlife, including reptiles, birds and marine creatures.
- 08:45 - 09:00: Meet the boat man at Chao Fah Pier in Krabi town
- 09:00 - 10:00: Cruise by longtail through mangrove forest
- 11:00 - 12:00: Visit Khao Kanab Nam Cave & Crocodile Cave
- 10:00 - 11:00: Enjoy lunch at local floating restaurant
- 11:00 - 12:00: Sightseeing on Koh Klang fisherman village & island
- 12:00 - 12:15: Head back to the pier
** The afternoon program starts at 14:00 and the times are moved accordingly