Khao Mai Kaew Cave, Ko Lanta

3.9
#4 of 6 in Nature in Ko Lanta
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. Using our world travel planner, Ko Lanta attractions like Khao Mai Kaew Cave can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 14, 2017
    One of the best things I've ever done! If you're into nature, getting down and dirty and seeing some amazing natural wonders, this is for you! It's a pretty steep half hour hike up to the cave (bring ...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    A taxi dropped us off at the cave. After that, we had to walk 10 minutes to the cave entrance. We went gene alone through the cave and felt like a horror movie: pitch black, slippery, hot and humid! The bats and spiders have rounded off the creepy feeling. You can traverse the cave so well without a guide, but something dangerous.
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  • May 13, 2017
    We went to this cave yesterday with our 9 year old daughter in tow. I wish I would have known what we are in for. The lady who sold us the tickets said a lot of kids have done this hike . I honestly t...  more »

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Most accommodations available in Ko Lanta sit on the west coast of the island. Close to the shore, you can find mid-range to expensive beach resorts and rental apartments. Expect to find less expensive rooms farther north and south along the coast, away from the main areas of development. The remoter areas also boast a few fine resorts with spas and private strips of coastline.
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