|Monkeys and a Travelling Weasel|
It's lucky that there are cute monkeys to distract you, and increasingly incredible views, because the walk is very hard.
Be sure to take plenty of water with you, your camera and something to cover up with (it's a temple). This is all you need, and one of the (many) great things about being on this tour is you can leave everything else safely in the van.
Trust us, the less you take up with you, the easier the walk is!
It takes about an hour, but when you get there you immediately know it's been worth it. There are 360 degree views and you can see for miles:
There is also a GIGANTIC beautiful Buddha at the top:
|I think that's the same monk.|
If you can manage it, the walk to the top really is worth it, the views are unbelievable, the Buddha is mesmerising and you won't feel guilty when you pig out at lunch - which comes next!
As you can see, the water is super clear! There were even a few fish there, so if you have a snorkel set or goggles, bring them along too!
The trek went at a leisurely pace and was exactly what we needed after our fascinating morning, delicious lunch and relaxing pool swim!
The final part of the tour was our favourite: bathing in the natural volcanic waterfall. The water was so WARM!
Next to the warm waterfall was the river, which was cold. It was nice to be able to alternate between the two, and there was even a rope swing!
We had such a fantastic day, and made a daily vlog post all about it:
We also went on Krabi Spesialisten's Phi Phi Highlights Tour, which we also loved. If you don't have that much time in Krabi and have to choose between these two tours, it would be really hard to give you an answer as both give you monkeys, authentic Thailand, beautiful swimming spots... it's up to you really, do you prefer islands or jungle!
We're Laura and Tanbay, a British/German couple who have successfully weaselled our way out of the rat-race and want you to do the same! We also want to make it clear that we sometimes use “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we use personally and believe will add value to our readers.