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Khao Mai Kaew Cave

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Address: Moo 6 | Koh Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Nice Way to Spend a Couple of Hours

Just happened on a tour accidentally. I am glad I did. The boat captain took me to this cave. I paid 30 Baht. There were monkeys and then this amazing cave. Afterwards, he... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
Brendon F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Just happened on a tour accidentally. I am glad I did. The boat captain took me to this cave. I paid 30 Baht. There were monkeys and then this amazing cave. Afterwards, he took me to a very nice restaurant with entertaining fish and great food.

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Byron Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice trek to the caves, about twenty minutes there, you need a guide try and get an English speaker, the caves are then pretty fun, try to go in shoes though not flip flops

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Thank RobDog33
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cave is located in the national park but the cave operators are not government employees and no ticket is given for entering the national park. The fees go mainly to the owners. This leaves very little left for the guides or the maintenance of the cave. The cave itself is pretty cool as is the trail to the cave.... More 

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Thank Loki406
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As mentioned in other reviews, be sure to where suitable shoes as there are many slippery rocks and steep ladders and a short section of crawling so don't wear your sunday best. Excellent cave, would only be improved if the tour guide had more scientific information about the formation of the caves but the guide we definitely had an excellent... More 

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1 Thank Daryl S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The tour takes about 2 hours. Treck to the cave through jungle, then in the cave with headlights with a guide explaining local mitology (not very scientific but fun) a bit of crawling and going down steep laders and exit through the bat room, really nice nature adventure for only 300b.

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2 Thank Alberto R
Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Right from the off you feel like you're in the heart of the jungle. Arrive at a shop, you pay 300 Baht which is great value for money. Take about 30 minute walk through a rubber plantation and into the jungle, up some cliffs and through a few streams so good footwear is a must also don't come in your... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I thought that this cave experience was overrated. While interested, there was nothing particularly dramatic about it, neither in length of the cave or decorative features inside. There was a pool which one could swim in inside the cave if the ladders had not been broken, and that would have been interesting. By the exit bats were congregated on the... More 

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1 Thank Lesly D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Although the price is 300 Baht it is absolutely worth it! You will walk in the jungle for half an hour which is great, because you'll see a small waterfall and climb it. Don't bother about your clothes - after the Cave you will be very dirty! But it is fun! You should only do it if your are fit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We went during off season and had a guide for our own. He did not speak a lot but we didn't mind. Sure you won't get much information but you can hear all the noises (animals and water running). Our guide showed us interesting things and helped us through difficult ways. The walk to the cave itself is not easy... More 

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Thank Win K
Porto District, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Adventure walk through the jungle to get to the cave entrance which is 50 feet up a jungle covered rock climnb. the caves are primitivly kept, dont expect europpean health and safetry here. fascinating, and a low crawl at the exit. its hot down there..

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