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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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Authentic jungle and cave trek

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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Thank Lesly D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank klyotra
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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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Hartford, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

So much fun. It's a good 30-minute, proper rain-forest jungle hike to the tiny sliver of a mouth of the cave. (Seriously, I was like, "We're going through that?!?") Inside, it just gets better. The caves are much bigger than you think they're going to be and with your headlamp (provided by them) and your guide (also provided), you walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

If you aren't claustrophobic and like adventures don't miss this, kayaking, climbing in the cave, amazing day tour to do.

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Thank Nezha Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I already wrote a review for this cave which went along the lines of: "nanananananananananananana Bat Cave" but either Trip Advisor didn't think that qualifies as a review, or else they don't allow for Adam West Batman references. This was a cave. It was dark. We had lights to make it less dark. There were cool things in the cave.... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

I have been in many caves, but this was really extraordinary experience. There is no lightening in the cave, you only get head light and the cave is full of spiders and bats so it is little bit scary. You will need proper shoes (trainers) because if you go inside in flip flops prepare yourself that there is the possibility... More 

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Thank Adriel0412
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

A definite must do when in Ko Lanta! Its a 30 minute hike to the cave and you spend about a couple of hours exploring the cave with another 30 minute hike back down. Remember to wear proper shoes as the interior of the cave can get very damp and slippery. You will need to pay 300bht to gain access... More 

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