On the third day it was up early again, a quick breakfast in the hotel and out for some kayaking in the Crocodile Canyon, sounds fun eh? It certainly was.
Although very hot, make sure you’ve packed a hat and some sun screen or sun block if you are liable to get burnt (as I am being a pale whitey).
The sea kayaks used are the surf-ski models, as opposed to the whitewater craft which are watertight/covered (making them more dangerous for beginners). This makes them more stable – although you are likely to get wet, so dress appropriately.
They do provide you with watertight bags to keep your valuables/camera so they won’t get wet in case you do fall in or just get splashed.
The price per canoe was around 900baht including a guide, each kayak can sit two people comfortably, there are some 3-seater models but they aren’t so common. The tour would generally last about an hour or 1.5 hours.
The weather was stunning as we set out.
Matthew Ong from the Breakfast Show
The scenery was quite breathtaking there, especially inside the Canyon almost gorge like reminsicent of Gulin, China – it was splendidly hot though…
After a reasonable paddling session we reached the Canyon (known as Crocodile Canyon if I heard correctly)
Certainly a place worth visiting.
Weary Travelers Return
After that we took a short drive to the Sheraton where we were greeted by a young elephant!
If you stood in front of the elephant it would put it’s trunk over you then take you by the wrist and sit you down on the step.
Then of course you have to feed it!
It could do a few other things like picking up a hat off the floor and putting it on your head and of course sitting down, the way it sits is ever so cute.
The coolest part was when it needed to take a dump, it ran outside and the lady caught all the shit in a plastic bag…it’s so well trained it won’t even poo inside the hotel concourse!
The Sheraton is a nice hotel (of course) and has it’s own private beach…but then it probably costs a fortune too.
After lunch we headed out into the jungle, it was about a 1.5 hour drive from where we were then a 1km walk to the Emerald Pool! Locally known as Sra Morakot or Sramorakot.
The name of the place was Khao nor Chu Che Lowland Evergreen Forest – the light was beautiful for photographing the greenery.
The water at the pool is really Emerald colour, it’s caused by mineral build ups as it’s natural spring water and it’s carbonated!
It’s very invigorating to swim in the pool, especially after the long walk.
The spring water comes naturally from up the hill.
You can really see the Emerald colour here.
After the 1km walk back it was a 10-15 minute drive the hot springs at Khao Pra-Bang Kram famous waterfall hot springs, the water is about 40-42 Celcius.
Thankfully it was a fairly short walk this time, the mineral content is very low meaning it’s not harmful or toxic in any way.
It was a really nice place to sit and soak and enjoy nature’s jacuzzi as the water cascades off your back. I didn’t take many pics as it was almost dark, light was very low…and I was busy enjoying the hot water.
Final Day 4 Coming Soon!
Krabi Thailand Trip Day 1 – Flight, Tiger Cave (Wat Tham Sua), The Fruit Market, Fish Farm & Krabi La Playa
Krabi Thailand Trip Day 2 – Island Hopping (Thale Waek, Poda, Chicken and Tup Island), Snorkeling & A Thai Massage!
Krabi Thailand Trip Day 2 – Rock Climbing at Railay (Rai la/Ton Sai) Beach