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The Ao Phang Nga National Park visitor centre and nearby piers are about seven km south of Phang Nga town, and virtually all who come do so by tour. We recommend M.T. Tour at Muang Thong Hotel in Phang Nga, but there are also several tour companies operating near the bus station. Mr. Hassim of M.T. Tour has been leading tours in the area for 30 years, is very knowledgable about the area, and has gotten consistently good reviews. His phone number is (089) 289 2566.
Tours include a songthaew ride from your hotel in Phang Nga to the bay and are generally offered as half day (500B for four hours), full day (800B for seven hours and includes lunch) or overnight (1,900B for one half day, one full day, dinner, breakfast, and an overnight stay on Ko Panyi). The 200B national park entrance fee is included in these prices, and the means of transport is typically traditional longtail boats, although kayaking trips may also be arranged through most tour companies.