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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  • We can this hell only each recommend it was really very interesting. We have seen bats, frogs, spiders. The spiders can be not really impressed and remain seated at the place take it easy. You must climb and large lot (both during the ascent through the jungle and of hell itself) but it's worth. The directions it is well signposted a gravel road comes only one day and one assumes then just wrong driven simply continue then to get to the goal after a few minutes. It is important to know, however, the footwear is very important because the rocks are very slippery, in addition should you choose dresses that can be dirty because you must durchgriechen to the conclusion through rocks.
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  • We have arrived to 16:00 at the car park and wanted to go alone. The nice lady from the "information booth" said then us, we need a guide. The tour would 2 h, 2 x 30min to take and back, and approx. 1 h through until we through the cave. We have paid the 300 baht apiece, have been waiting 10 minutes for the Guide and are going on. It went in about 10 min on trails and dirt roads into the jungle until we came to a small waterfall. He looked up from the bottom every small event. In the case of water were grade a, the "stony rise", described by others... was probably normal We were there during the rainy season, we have climbed by about 20 cm high water the first route and noticed then that the waterfall is not that small, but only widely pulled apart... about 10 routes on a 5 m height we were then at the top, 5m a small Tramelpfad along we were then at the cave. The guide told us then that we ran past just at the exit, we have not seen but. Had to then again 5 minutes a scree slope climbing up, until we were at the "entrance"... an approx. 50 cm wide, 1.5 m high jump in the rock... The Guide headlamps were presented then us, we followed him into the cave, where at my front man directly once the head is broken. With a little climb was the head but still usable. In the cave itself, it was like so be it in Thailand in caves... Sau hot and freinds. It goes beyond many managers in small zwischenkammern, is absolutely worth a visit, but you will feel like a cheesy horror movie... Who on narrow, chute spaces, which is full of bats, spiders and other creatures, will come here on its cost. To the output and will again properly tight, you have through an approx. 50 x 50cm large-hole crawl... All in all a pretty adventure tour, those who want it will have fun here!
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  • After reading the reviews on trip advisor which were very amusing, we decided to take a chance and visit this cave Our guide, Sun, a very nice guy from Malaysia, spoke English very well and was very n...  more »

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