Travel Budget for Khao Lak

Changwat Phangnga, Thailand

How much does it cost to travel to Khao Lak?

How much money will you need in Khao Lak? ฿3,384 ($109) is the average daily price for traveling in Khao Lak. The average price of meals in Khao Lak for one day is ฿895 ($29). The average price of a hotel in Khao Lak for a couple is ฿3,162 ($102). Additional pricing is in the table below. These average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple

How expensive is Khao Lak?

How much does a trip to Khao Lak cost? Is Khao Lak expensive? The average Khao Lak trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Khao Lak prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
This data comes from the travel budgets of real travelers - Learn more about these numbers.
Flights to Khao Lak

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Typical tour prices for Khao Lak

How much do tours to Khao Lak cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    9 days
    $ 885
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    13 days
    $ 1425
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    7 days
    $ 650
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    9 days
    $ 1550
  • Busabout Hop-on-hop-off tours
    5 days
    $ 750
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Khao Lak The beach at Khao Lak, Thailand
Resiliency and relaxation. Those are the two words used to describe one of Thailand's most breathtaking cities. Khao Lak is located in southern Thailand, and when the tsunami of 2004 hit, this area saw the most damage. With more than 4,000 fatalities, 3,000 still unaccounted for and enormous structural damages, many thought Khao Lak would not be able to bounce back. They have proved everyone wrong with a strong and impressive recovery. Now it has returned to its status of vacation hotspot. Unlike neighboring Phuket, though, the resorts in Khao Lak are designed for families and some peace and quiet.
Each region has its own stunning sights to see in Khao Lak. In the south, for example, is the Lampi Waterfall. Located just outside of the city this waterfall is best seen during the morning when the sun rises and shines through the mist. While you're there, take a dip and cool off.

In Bang La On is the Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park. Take a stroll along these trails and find the peace and tranquility that makes this area of Thailand famous.

Bang Niang is home to another stunning waterfall – the Chong Fah Waterfall. Like Lampi, this one is a great view and an even greater dip on a hot day.

Travel just a bit inland and you'll find Police Boat 813. This was one of two police boats guarding Khun Phum Jensen, son of former Royal Princess Ubol Ratana when the tsunami hit in 2004. He was jet skiing as the wave crashed in killing him and the crew of one sunken police boat. Police Boat 813 was swept inland and remains in the spot where it landed as a memorial to those lost.

And all the way to the north you'll find the Khao Sok National Park. Here you can trek through the jungle on your feet, or on the back of a friendly elephant. Visit the waterfalls, enjoy a canoe ride down the river and enjoy the natural history displays set by the park headquarters. It makes for a lovely day out.
Thanks to the early settlers of this region, it is essentially laid out in population centers along side one another. From the south to the north they are known as Bang La On, Bang Niang, and Khuk Khuk. Each region has its own hotels, resorts and businesses.

Bang La On is the most popular region for tourists. The sidewalks easily lead you down rows and rows of shops. If you are taking any sort of public transportation and ask to go to "Khao Lak," you'll likely be dropped off in Bang La On. Bang Niang is just north of Bang La On, and is quieter and less touristy – except at night. Bang Niang is home to several bars that create the area's most alluring nightlife. Just north of Bang Niang is Khuk Khuk. This is where the locals live and work. Head down there to get a real view of the local Thai culture and lifestyle.

For shorter routes to and from Khao Lak, it is recommended to book ahead. The best prices for buses and trains in Thailand can be found on 12Go. They let you search across all bus, train, and airline routes throughout Asia.

Khao Lak is not the easiest city to navigate. Public transportation is rather weak and there really aren't any sidewalks for walking. Renting a car is not recommended as the Thais are known for excessive speeding on their only major highway.

Renting a motorbike and staying on local roads is a good option, however. Many renters will insist on holding your passport when you rent one of their bikes. Avoid doing this at all costs. Instead offer to give them a photocopy of your passport.

Many locals will get around on songthaews. These colorful pickup trucks are plentiful – running up and down the main road every 15 minutes. When you flag one down simply tell the driver your destination. He will tell you whether or not he can go there.

If you are look for the simplest and most convenient transportation, hire a taxi. Keep in mind that there are no metered taxis based in Khao Lak. If you're hiring someone to take you somewhere, be sure to agree on a price before you get in the vehicle. Also be sure to check with your hotel as many of them offer free transportation at certain times of the day.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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