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Phi Phi Tour Bucket list

You are off to one of the most beautiful Island Phi Phi of Krabi province for 2 days and confused what to do. So, here is a bucket list for Phi Phi tour.

Things to do at Phi Phi Tour

1. Boat trip to Maya Bay

A beautiful white sand bay surrounded by 100 meter high cliffs on three sides is a hidden treasure in the middle of the blue sea. The sheer beauty of this place attracts more than a hundred tourists every day, so it’s highly crowded. But if you want to have an adventure then go for Maya Bay Sleep Aboard tour.

Maya Beach - Phi Phi Tour
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Maya Bay Sleep aboard Tour

The boat departs in the late afternoon and takes you around for swimming, snorkeling before reaching shore. In the evening they arrange for Barbeque and mini-camp sites. At night swimming in the perfect temperature water with bioluminescent planktons and gazing at bright stars, makes your life perfect.  Tripper too gets the chance to sleep in the boat or if lucky enough then at the beach.

Maya Bay Sleep aboard tour - Phi Phi tour
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All this gives you a chance to see the different version of this tourist trapped island, in the evening when people are departing as well as during early mornings when it is empty.

2. Trek to Koh Phi Phi View Point

The best time to trek is early morning when the sun is not too hot. From the point, one can see the complete view of Koh Phi Phi and two major bays. I should say it is the hell of the view, I had never imagined.

Phi Phi View Point - Phi Phi Tour

3. Island Hoping at Phi Phi Tour

Hire a long-tailed boat for 6hrs, for 2500-3000 THB. It is an excursion designed to hop Bamboo Island, Mosquito Island, Monkey Bay, Maya Bay and Tonsai Village with few hours of shopping and swimming. Sail back around sunset as you will get to see the spectacular view of the shaded sky and sunset in the ocean.

Island Hoping - Phi Phi Tour

4. Enjoy Nightlife 

Even if you are not a party material head towards the beach, during late evening to experience the beach madness. Buy yourself a drink and chill. In no time, the whole beach will turn alive with music, fire shows, and parties. These parties continue till sunrise.

Beach Party - Phi Phi Tour
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Apart from this enjoy Thai boxing matches at the beach bars (Reggae Bar). You can also fight in the ring and win yourself a bucket of booze.

5. Snorkelling

Go for snorkeling in the crystal clear bluish green water at Hat Yao. In Idyllic temperature, you will get to see various colorful and exotic marine lives. Sometimes you will also get a chance to see shark and clownfishes too.

Snorkeling - Phi Phi tour
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 6. Party on boat while at Phi Phi Tour

If you are looking to party on the beach with an unlimited beer, vodka, and rum, then hop on to Captain Bobs Booze Cruise. It’s a 6 hrs sailing trip from 1 pm – 6 pm. Admission to cruise happens only with snorkeling gear, Kayaks, and fishing. The charges for a trip vary from 2400 -3000 Thailand Bhat (THB).

Captain Bob's Booze cruise - Phi phi tour
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 7. Rock Climbing

For adventure, hop on to the Tonsai beach. There is a huge 200- meter limestone tower famous for rock climbing. The tower has been bolted to reach the top for beginners to advanced climbers. There are many companies at the beach who assists and provide training for a half or full day tours.

Rock Climbing - phi phi tour
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8.  Dive at Highest Vertical Wall

The largest underwater formation at Hing Daeng protrudes 3 meters above the waterline. Above the waterline, there are barren rocks but as you descend down red corals attract you to dive deeper. The diving depth goes up to 70 meters, so be careful where to stop. Also, watch sharks and manta rays.

Diving - Phi Phi Tour
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9. Sail to Viking Caves

Viking cave located at the north-western tip of Phi Phi Leh is not open for tourism. Boatman stops boat near the cave to see the tangles of platforms and altars set by Thai people to honor the spirits of the cave. There are paintings of boats and elephants on the walls of cave probably made by sea gypsies or pirates.

Viking Cave - phi phi tour
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10. Shark Watching  at Phi Phi Tour

Leave early around 6:00 am, at the eastern end of the long beach, Hin Phae. Here you can swim with black tip reef sharks at a depth of 1-2 meter. These sharks are not dangerous. If you are not afraid and remain calm, they will gather around you exquisitely.

Sharks - Phi Phi Tours
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From Thailand, just don’t hop back without exploring the border country Cambodia, especially when crossing the Thailand – Cambodia border is just like a piece of cake. Read the complete guide here.

Place which calls me again & again – Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

The turquoise blue water, limestone cliffs, bleached golden beaches and coral reefs beautify this island no less than a paradise. Yes, I am talking about the Island Koh Phi Phi in Thailand, which is at number one in every traveler’s list. Moreover “The Beach” movie and star Leonardo Di Caprio brought this beautiful, bluish green water island to the limelight and fame.

Koh Phi Phi Thailand
Koh Phi Phi Thailand

Island Koh Phi Phi archipelago consists of two islands –Phi Phi Lee/Leh/Ley an uninhabited island 1.5 km away from Phi Phi Don. Phi Phi Don is a permanently habituated island made of limestones.

Recent History of Koh Phi Phi Island

The Koh Phi Phi islands were completely devastated by the Indian Ocean 2004 tsunami. Ton Sai village on Koh Phi Phi Don was nearly wiped out. With new building codes to preserve views, Koh Phi Phi’s infrastructure has been rebuilt.

How to reach?

The Phi Phi Island lies around 45 kilometers from the mainland coast of Krabi and 48 kilometers from the island of Phuket. They are accessible by ferry and speedboat on daily basis. From both Krabi and Phuket province, there are fixed timetables for ferry take off and it usually takes around 90 minutes whereas speedboat takes around 30 -45 minutes.

Koh Phi Phi Thailand

Where to Stay in Koh Phi Phi?

Ton Sai Village is the place to stay if you want fun, party, nightlife and more action. Most of the hotels, budgeted accommodation, party places and restaurants are located here. If you are looking for a relaxing stay with much fewer crowds, then Long Beach is the ideal location with picturesque beaches, tall island cliffs, and good food. The proper signage will lead you to the long beach through uphill- downhill and forest paths. There are no night parties at the long beach. You can walk down or go by boat to Ton Sai Village for the same.

What to do?

  • Relax and get mesmerized by the beauty of this secluded place
  • Give yourself a treat with sunbath
  • Munch over seafood and Thai food
  • Go for day trip to the nearby islands
  • Do swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving in the clear water
  • Dip in the beauty of coral reefs
  • Party whole night on the beach with the bucket of drinks
  • Dance on sand without shoes
  • Watch enchanting crazy fire shows and observe people who jump and walk on fire
  • Get lost in the neon colors of beach at night
  • Watch sunset before and sunrise after party
  • Stroll around the local market
  • Color yourself with the pretty prints of beach dresses
  • Get yourself inked if you have been thinking about it for a long time
  • At the end of the day, go for Thai massage and fish spas. They are actually relaxing

Do also read the complete Phi Phi Tour Guide, before heading to Island.Activities at Koh Phi Phi Thailand

Must Carry Essentials

  • Swim Suit, Beachwear & Towel
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunshades
  • Hat
  • Comfortable flip flops
  • Underwater Camera
  • Anti-mosquito lotion or cream
  • Water bottle and some handy eatables

Don’t forget to check detailed post on Beach Packing list.