The Koh Lanta National Park is at the southern end of the island. This park is part of Mu Ko Lanta National Park, home to nomadic people (“The Sea Gypsys“), which also includes other protected islands, to wich access is forbidden in the low season. Relatively to this area of the park, in Koh Lanta, the highlights are the tropical forest slopes, some viewpoints and of course, the nature trails and the caves. To visit them You’ll have to have have a guide that will cost around 300 bath (9€).
Koh Lanta National Park Hike
The park as a couple of great trails but, if you visit it during low season, remember that these paths are not maintained at this time, which may raise some doubts during the course, despite the absence of tourists that makes them even more attractive.
The park also has some beaches, often populated by monkeys. Another advantage of the visit to the south of the island will be the route, where you will find some of the best beaches on Koh Lanta, such as bamboo beach or Ao Nui Beach.
The park can be visited from 8.30 am to 18 pm.
Koh Lanta National Park entrance fee
The entrance for an adult costs 200 bath (5,9€) and children 100 bath (2,90€). It could be said that the price is excessive but we must take into account that it is a protected place and what we pay is also a contribution to the preservation of nature. Its not expensive, just costs as much as any cheap cocktail.
Location and how to get there:
Following the main road (# 4245) heading south, before turning left to the island’s interior and the Old Town, turn right onto the horizon road (on moo 6). This exit is just before Khlong Nin Beach. Then just go south, always parallel to the sea, for another 12km.