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Kayaking Ao Tha Len

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The most popular spot for kayaking in Krabi province, Ao Tha Len (also spelt Thalane) is a small bay that puts you within easy paddling distance of a network of canals meandering amid mangroves, sea caves and vertical limestone cliffs. Most visit as part of a tour from Ao Nang or Krabi town, but those who are comfortable on a motorbike can do it all independently.

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Kayaks can be rented for 500 baht per day from Krabi Sea Kayak and a few other places stretching along the southern coastline. If you’re nervous about going it alone, these outfits can also provide guides. From here you’ll need to cross a fairly wide estuary before paddling inland to reach the caves, cliffs and lagoons. It’s necessary to arrive on a rising tide; kayaking across the estuary becomes next to impossible when the tide goes out.

Don’t forget a hat. Photo taken in or around Kayaking Ao Tha Len, Krabi, Thailand by David Luekens.

Don’t forget a hat. Photo: David Luekens

If you feel like sticking around, Ao Tha Len has a handful of decent accommodation options, including the backpacker-friendly Bananas Bungalows and more comfortable Krabi Discovery Resort, which has air-con rooms for around 1,000 baht and rents out its ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)

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