2 Awesome – Krabi Overnight Tours

Khao Phanom Bencha National Park mountain Krabi overnight tour
Clouds covering the tip of Khao Phanom mountain at the end of the mountain chain. Really unique overnight tour for hikers and campers!

A Krabi overnight tour is really a special experience you will remember forever. The first is a tour of Khao Phanom Mountain where you climb to the top on the first day, and then come down the following morning.

KHAO PHANOM  OVERNIGHT TOUR – Krabi’s Highest Mountain

This is a hike to the top of the 1,490 meter high mountain located just outside Krabi Town. Thai Rangers from the national park must guide you up the mountain on this tour, and you will be able to camp at the top overnight. At this time they do not let anyone go up on their own without guides. The first part of the hike to the top of the mountain is difficult, but anybody in good shape should be able to handle it. Once at the top you can picnic and watch the sunset – taking some amazing photos.

Phanom Bencha mountain hike and overnight tour - the long climb to the top.
Climbing to the top of the mountain takes around 5-7 hours to reach the top.
Overnight campsite at the top of Khao Phanom Mountain.
Overnight at the top of the mountain – no joke, it can be chilly!

You sleep overnight at the top (bring some warm clothes!) and then in the morning you can climb to the other peak and watch sunrise, take more photos, and then begin the slow trek back down the mountain.

You will want to bring jackets, a tent or at least sleeping bags, lots of water, and a couple of lighters to make sure you can make a fire at the top. It is quite windy, so a fire may not be possible! Bring a camera, sunblock, and some running shoes – hiking boots are heavy and will make you sweat more than you need to.

This one-of-a-kind Krabi tour is only available during the dry season months of January through April. The price varies a bit, depending on how much the rangers want to charge and that depends a lot on how many people are going on the tour. If you are interested in this special tour that very few people have gone on (it just opened!) then let us know by filling out the Tour Form Here >.

NIGHT WILDLIFE TOUR

This tour requires an overnight stay at a wilderness nature bungalow at Phanom Bencha Mountain Resort at the base of the mountain I spoke of above. It’s a 2.5 hour tour walking you around the mountain resort grounds and at the edge of dense primary rainforest. You can typically see many sorts of animals including: Slow Loris, Mountain lizards, Skinks, Scorpions, Snakes, Tarantulas, Birds sleeping – even Gurney’s Pitta!, and geckos.

Rare gecko - Kuhl's, found during overnight wildlife tour.
Pretty rare to find gecko, Kuhl’s Gecko!

If you arrive around 6 pm. you can have dinner first before the tour starts at 7 pm. It is a safe tour, there is no walking through thick brush. You can wear pants and sports shoes. Guides give you flashlights or headlamps you can wear. After your tour is finished at 9:30 pm. you can retire to your nature bungalow and wake up the next morning for sunrise and an awesome breakfast cooked by Son and his wonderfully family who manage the resort.

Things to do in Krabi, Thailand 2017