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Day Trip to Phi Phi

Adelaide
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Day Trip to Phi Phi

We will be staying at both Railay Bay and Lanta for a few weeks and were hoping to do a day trip to Phi Phi at some stage.

What is the best way to get there to give us a reasonable amount of time to explore and what activities and sights are recommended?

Ao Nang, Thailand
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1. Re: Day Trip to Phi Phi

The tours offered are all the same standards going to the picturesques bays on Phi Phi Ley. The tour guides will show you what is worth to see. You can also arrange your private tour, but this is rather expensive. Phi Phi is closer to Koh Lanta and Railay.

India
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2. Re: Day Trip to Phi Phi

if you really want to enjoy phi phi and it's surrounding islands .....stay there for a couple of nights!!!........we went there on a day trip n decided to stay for night ....ended up spending 2....

Luang Prabang, Laos
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3. Re: Day Trip to Phi Phi

I'll second the above. Phi Phi Don while busy (sometimes seemingly overrun during Dec. and Jan) and expensive is one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand. It's a great base for visiting Phi Phi Le and for snorkeling/diving. Well worth a couple days, or more.

Adelaide
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4. Re: Day Trip to Phi Phi

Thanks guys! I don't think we can fit in an overnight trip unfortunately.

If you just had one day to explore, what land based activities do you recommend?

Melbourne, Australia
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5. Re: Day Trip to Phi Phi

I think staying a few days at Phi Phi will be a much better option than staying at Railey Beach for more than a day or two.. having been to both recently, there is much much more to do at Phi Phi.

Melbourne, Australia
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6. Re: Day Trip to Phi Phi

If you have the time do take the walk up to the Viewpoint to take in the view over the twin bays.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=phi+phi+island+viewpoint&view=detail&id=77511ACF6CB0E40F07D874B4720D11602AB11AFE&first=31&FORM=IDFRIR

It is difficult to do a day trip on your own as the ferries won't really allow you very much time on the Island - a long ferry ride each weay for a very small amount of time on land, there are many tour operators from Krabi that do day trips over, you will need to have a look upon your arrival at what each offers and what appeals to you, head to a tour agent and look at the brochures.

It would be great if you could spare 2 nights there - no doubt a day trip will make you want to return!

Milwaukee, WI, USA
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7. Re: Day Trip to Phi Phi

I would have to agree with the above posters a day trip doesn't do it justice. Melborne has it right when he says to walk up to the view points. The views of the bays are awesome.

If relaxing is more your thing checkout the beaches on Tonsai bay, they are much cleaner and less crowded. Only downside over there is there is more boat traffic cause that is where most of the day trippers unload.

For more info on the view points check out my post on the hike: gettingstamped.com/2012/11/02/hiking-phi-phi/

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