Khao Mai Kaew Cave, Ko Lanta

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Put on a headlamp and prepare for an adventurous trek through Khao Mai Kaew Cave. The cave itself is dark, muddy, and slippery, and you'll be climbing ladders, pushing and crawling through small openings, walking across bamboo bridges, and encountering bats, large cave spiders, frogs, and other critters along the way. Once inside the cave, reward yourself with a swim in the cave pools, among the stalactite and stalagmite formations. Note that this is not for the faint of heart--even the climb to the cave can be quite demanding. Wear older clothes and comfortable shoes. To visit Khao Mai Kaew Cave and get the most from your holiday in Ko Lanta, create itinerary details personal to you using our Ko Lanta trip planning website .
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  • Visit this beautiful cave I highly recommend. As has already been stated here. After paying the entrance fee you go off-road in the jungle to the cave. Already this journey was a pleasant experience. Before you get from a local guide (I was the gentleman who years ago discovered that cave) headlamps. Yes, already have something to remember, and also smelled it before you used many of the same people However tuned adventurously even the entrance promised a remarkable experience that is fully jelled after stepping into the Interior of the cave. So at that point you about an hour to absorb the local atmosphere. The final phase, when it almost plazíte a narrow bore out including the ability to see a bunch of bats is an icing on the cake. I definitely recommend sturdy shoes. Places it slips.
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  • There is a visit guided morning and the afternoon. We did that in the morning, we were three more from the guide. The cave is immense: 30 rooms 300 meters deep for 300 baht two visiting hours. Need a guide to not get lost it is very large compared to the other cellars of the island that are so tiny. I recommend
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  • Really recommended independent tour! In fact we went to the stage in a taxi that was waiting for us over there and took the magic from the saladaniin. A nice start to warm up a jungle path about 30 min, followed by the local tour guide directed us through-cave. In the cave a lot of pretty shaky ladder, some of the locations pretty cramped, peruskunnolla Yes. The cave can not enter (and perhaps löydäkkään) without a guide, jungle path, Yes. Luolsto very good, a few spider, frog, and Gecko was seen. Poistuloaukolla the roof of the cave bats. Water and explore!
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  • Awesome little adventure! 300bath for a guided tour (who could be very talkative or not at all) they give you one head light each just before going inside the tunnels! 30min walk into the jungle with some climbing to get to the cave, about 1 hour inside, pitch dark, warm and slippery, some big spiders and a bat cave at the end. You need to be a little fit and wear some good shoes and old clothes to really enjoy the path: we felt like Indiana Jones! It gets very narrow so you literally need to crawl in the last passage before the exit, which is a little scary but very exciting! After walking back you can enjoy some really cheap meal and drink! Definitely suggested!
  • What a great adventure, after visiting most popular islands in Thailand, this cave is one of the best adventures I had. Definitely worth the time and effort if you are into climbing and hiking. About 30 mins walk to cave and about an hour inside. Have some proper shoes and be ready to get wet and dirty and of course enjoy the tour although the guide may not be very informative but still you will love this cave :)
  • Very nice experience, very beautiful Walls, spiders and bats, dont miss it! We had a funny guide named "Sun". He talked and helped much. The ways up, back down and in the cave are quite hard and slippery, i sweat at the hole body, take your drinks with you! I recommend trekking or Sportshoes. Also the space in the cave is in places very narrow with diameter less than 1m.
  • Best desicion to spent our rainy day at the cave, funny guide, was very authentic! Lot's of fun!
  • I can say only one word about this: WOW! This wasn't like a normal boring cave trip where you just walk through the cave; for me this was an adventure! The entrance, guide and a flashlight cost 300bht so it was very cheap especially because the cave is quite deep in the jungle and trust me; you can't find it by yourself. The whole journey requires quite good physical shape and it can be rough for some people especially because there's lots of climbing and going down and the oxygen levels are quite low in the cave. The guide we had was good, he spoke English well and was talkative. We also saw few spiders and at the end of the tour we entered a cave full of bats. It was really an adventure and I can recommend it for all!

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