Krabi Local Life in Half a Day

Krabi Local Life
in Half a Day

This private tour explores the other side of Krabi by visiting a local school and a small
island community where traditional culture is being preserved. Travel in local style
by long-tail boat and samlor, and enjoy lunch in a floating restaurant.


This private tour takes you on a journey away from Krabi’s tourist hotspots, beaches and resorts. Travel further south in Krabi province to visit small communities where the traditional way of life is being preserved.

On a small island you will visit a peaceful fishing and farming community who live a simple and modest life that follows the rise and fall of the tides. Travel in the same way as the locals – in a long-tail boat and a traditional samlor. This tour gives you the chance to explore the genuine side of Krabi, interact with local life and experience authentic southern Thai culture.


Krabi Local Life in Half a Day

09:00 - 14:00

A visit to a local community is first on the itinerary. Cashew nuts are a major crop in this area and are often used in Thai cooking, especially in stir fries and curries. You will visit a local primary school and get the chance to meet with the teachers and children. See the classrooms, chat with the pupils and learn about the education system in Thailand.

Next, board a long-tail boat for a 20-minute cruise along the river. Relax and enjoy the waterside scenery while keeping a lookout for insects, birds and small animals.

Your next mode of transport is a samlor, a typical mode of transportation in Krabi. A samlor is basically a motorbike with a large side car attached to it that can take several passengers. It’s a fun way to get around! The samlor driver will take you to Koh Klang, a small island on the far side of the Krabi River. Set among pristine mangrove forests, this is home to a little-known Muslim community. The majority of the families are fishermen who still use traditional methods to catch crabs, fish and shellfish. Some families work in the rice fields and fruit plantations, while others produce handicrafts such as batik. A wander through this community will give you the opportunity to talk with some of the villagers and watch them as they go about their daily lives.

Lunch is provided in a floating restaurant where you can tuck into delicious food while enjoying the life along the riverbanks.

After lunch, a short long-tail boat ride will take you back to Krabi town.




  • A half-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges


  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide.
  • Transfers are only operated within the Ao Nang and Hat Nopparathara based resorts and restricted to main hotels only. Regions outside these beach regions such as Railay, Tubkaek, Ton Sai, Krabi Town, any surrounding islands resort outside the Krabi city borders and Krabi’s International Airport are excluded and supplementary charges apply.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users. Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion
  • We always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • We will always make the effort to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sun’s rays are still very powerful.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • This tour is operated only on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.


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